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Treat yourself to a delicious plant-based steak dinner, no meat required! These 10 ‘steak’ recipes that you can find on our Food Monster App will be so delicious that you’ll want to make them every night this summer!

1. Peppered Tofu Steaks

tofu steak

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Unseasoned tofu never draws people over to the barbecue—that’s a fact. However, nobody can resist these delicious, marinated Peppered Tofu Steaks from VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer —that’s a promise.

2. Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks

Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks

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Since cauliflower steaks essentially absorb any flavor you cook them in, they can be made in countless different ways! In this particular Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks recipe from Natalie Yonan, they are seasoned with lime, paprika, cumin, and agave nectar for a touch of sweetness. Simple, quick, and extremely flavorful!

3. Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks

Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks

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This Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks recipe from Maya Sozer is an incredibly delicious way to enjoy the plant protein powerhouse that is tofu. These steaks are pan-seared and then glazed with a sweet and zesty homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve with white rice and greens for a hearty and tasty meal.

4. Cauliflower Steak Burger

Cauliflower Steak Burger

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Using cauliflower for more than side dishes is becoming more and more common in the food world and rightfully so. They’re thick, juicy, and when flavored well absolutely delicious! This Cauliflower Steak Burger from Sofia Von Porat contains a cauliflower “steak,” a generous portion of guacamole, lettuce, and tomato. Simple and nutritious.

5. Portobello Mushroom Steaks

Portobello Mushroom Steaks [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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These juicy Portobello Mushroom Steaks from Kathleen Henry will satisfy your cravings and fill you up. Sauteed with onions, balsamic vinegar, mirin, and herbs it’s a compassionate steak alternative!

6. Steak Sandwich

Steak Sandwich

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The vegan Steak Sandwich from Miriam Sorrell is a fairly simple affair – a slab of good quality grilled or fried ‘beefsteak’ served on bread or in a roll with a choice of toppings. I have caramelized mine, and also added a simple but tasty mushroom topping. You can accompany this with a simple salad garnishing.

7. Cauliflower Steaks With Sweet Pea Purée

Vegan Grain-Free Cauliflower Steaks With Sweet Pea Purée

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For a unique dinner entrée, give these cauliflower “steaks” a try. Baked to crispy perfection and seasoned with paprika, coriander, and black pepper, they are zesty and flavorful. Sweet pea purée adds a delicious freshness to the dish as well. Check out these Cauliflower Steaks With Sweet Pea Puree from Helyn Dunn!

8. Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks

Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks

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These delectable Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks from Danya Dhanak are bursting with flavor, simple to prepare, and make the perfect addition to almost any dish you care to serve them. The tofu is marinated in a simple mint, lemon, and black salt dressing and then fried to perfection in a cast-iron skillet to give the steaks a crispy outside while the inside remains tender.

9. Buffalo Cauliflower Steaks

Buffalo Cauliflower Steaks

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This Buffalo Cauliflower Steaks recipe from Robin Runner takes time, not that much, but I will say the result is crispy crunchy goodness! Gluten-free and of course, vegan!

10. Seitan Steak and Mushroom Pie

Seitan Steak and Mushroom Pie

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This Seitan Steak and Mushroom Pie from Jenny Marie is perfect for a Sunday dinner, or just as a comforting any-night meal to warm you up when it’s cold outside. They pair perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes, green vegetables, and lashings of rich gravy.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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