Stop whatever you’re doing and pay attention, because it’s time to look at food. Not just any food, but some of the best food that you will ever feast your eyes on. That’s right — ever, because when it comes to delicious food, One Green Planet knows what’s up. From hearty comfort food to side dishes, we’ve got recipes that will tantalize your taste buds. They might even render you unable to stop staring at your laptop/phone/device of choice, like a modern-day Narcissus … only switch out the part about except being enraptured by your own reflection with food porn. It also just so happens to be World Vegan Month, so what better way to celebrate it than with some seriously awesome and drool-worthy recipes?
There are no shortages of amazing recipes on One Green Planet. See 10 Easy Vegan Recipes Everyone Should Know, 20 Easy, Vegan Recipes to Inspire You and Your Family, and 25 Vegan Recipes That Will Make You Forget About Meat, Dairy and Eggs for Good to get started. Then, get ready to lose control, courtesy of these 30 delicious, easy vegan recipes.
1. Coconut Mango Stew With Homemade Naan Bread
What could possibly be more comforting than dunking slices of homemade naan bread into a bowl of warm stew? Not much, that’s for sure. This Coconut Mango Stew With Homemade Naan Bread will definitely comfort you even on the coldest days. Mango and coconut give this stew a tropical twist while quinoa and lentils add protein and heartiness. Oh, and by the way, the naan bread is totally gluten-free!
2. Broccoli Cashew Fried Rice
Even simple dishes like fried rice can be tough to get right. That’s where recipes like this one for Broccoli Cashew Fried Rice come into play. This is the best guide for fried rice that you’ll ever come across. Broccoli and cashews are an amazing addition to stir-fries, but you can substitute for any veggie. Depending on how heavy you like your sauce you’ll likely have some leftovers – store it in the fridge and use as a dressing for a soba noodle salad or stirred through a quinoa dish.
3. Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Chili
If you’re on the fence about cooking with pumpkin, this Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Chili will definitely have you joining the fan club. It’s perfect for those of us with busy lives and for those of us with limited kitchen skills. Plus, it’s rich, delicious, and oh, so satisfying. You’ll be a pumpkin lover with just one bite.
4. Malai Kofta: Potato Dumplings in Spiced Tomato Sauce
This Malai Kofta is an all-time favorite Indian dish made healthier and kinder. Traditionally, this dish is a rich combination of fried potato, veggie, and cheese meatball/dumplings floating in a creamy spiced tomato sauce. Served with rice or flatbread, it really is a treat. Of course, here it is modified and made both vegan and gluten-free, but it still has all of the tastiness and fragrant flavors.
5. Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries
This Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries is an experience that needs to be had. Young jackfruit is simmered until tender and then broiled in sticky barbecue sauce, allowing it to absorb the flavor. This sandwich is topped with creamy, crunchy coleslaw that’s a nice contract to the tender barbecue sauce-covered jackfruit. It all comes with a side of crispy oven-baked fries — why not try piling those on the sandwich, too?
6. Dill Pickle French Fries
These Dill Pickle French Fries are salty, tangy and bursting with dill flavor just like dill pickle chips! Apple cider vinegar gives these fries a tangy flavor and they are seasoned with fresh dill, garlic powder and mustard powder. Serve these on the side of your favorite sandwich or burger or just eat them as your main course.
7. General Tso’s Tofu With Steamed Broccoli and 5-Spice Rice
Eating vegan does not mean missing out on your favorite take-out dishes. Take this General Tso’s Tofu With Steamed Broccoli and 5-Spice Rice, for instance. The tofu is crispy and flavorful, the sauce is just the right amount of sweet and spicy, thick and rich, just the way you remember it. Served with crunchy broccoli and five-spice brown rice, this dish is made to order. Sorry, we don’t deliver — but it’s so easy to make.
8. Butternut Squash Tacos With Tempeh Chorizo
These Butternut Squash Tacos With Tempeh Chorizo come together fairly quickly and are a meal just by themselves. The butternut squash is simmered until tender and cooked with your favorite Mexican spices. It’s topped with a spicy tempeh chorizo that will transform your Taco Tuesdays.
9. Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers
These Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers are satisfying and delicious. The lentils give them a great texture; they’re soft but keep their shape well because they are mixed with gluten-free flour. Paprika and cayenne pepper give them a kick. Serve these on buns or just on the plate for a colorful, yummy meal.
10. Pesto Pizza
Presenting the Pesto Pizza — the perfect vegetable pizza recipe outfitted with its own homemade pesto and all! Whether it’s the effortlessness of the recipe, the pizza’s colorful appearance, or the flavors from the variety of fresh produce and homemade pesto, there are so many reasons to make this pizza! If you don’t have time to cook, it can be made in advance and frozen so you’ll have a yummy treat anytime you like!
11. Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Brown Rice Bake
If you want to make something easy and nourishing, this Easy Cheesy Brown Rice and Broccoli Bake is exactly that. This dish is just about as simple as it gets! You pretty much just mix brown rice and broccoli in a casserole dish and stir it up with a basic cheesy sauce. Easy-peasy deliciousness!
12. Green Goddess Griller
You’ll feel like a green goddess (or god) when you treat yourself to one of these amazing Green Goddess Grillers. Nutty pesto, creamy avocado, and melty vegan cheese come together between two pieces of bread to create the grilled sandwich of your dreams.
13. Orange Cauliflower
Even the cauliflower hating, meat and potatoes friends of yours will love this recipe for Orange Cauliflower. The words “pretty damn good” and “the best way I have ever tasted cauliflower” will come out of their mouths, even while they are still chewing. Forget take-out and make this dish instead.
14. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach
In this Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach, sweet potatoes serve as the base to make the cheesy orange sauce that we all know and love. The spices and mustard balance out the sweetness, to create the ultimate mac. Make a double batch because everyone will want a second bowl.
15. The Eggplant Crunchburger
This Eggplant Crunchburger is a vegan take on a famous celebrity chef’s burger. Topped with vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and a homemade horseradish mustard mayo spread, this burger is big, it’s messy, and it’s incredibly delicious.
16. Mushroom Butter Masala
If you’ve been to an Indian restaurant, chances are you’ve seen butter masala on the menu. It’s a rich and delicious gravy curry with a sauce made creamy through the addition of milk or cream and butter. This vegan Mushroom Butter Masala is a spicy, creamy, and delicious dish that is the perfect accompaniment for steamed rice, flatbread, or even dosas.
17. Veggie Muffuletta
A muffuletta is is a sandwich that has origins among Italian immigrants in New Orleans, Louisiana. In fact, a “muffuletta” is a type of round country bread that hails from Sicily. It gets stuffed full of different meats, cheeses, and veggies, and is flattened to make a sort of giant panini that can be sliced up like a pie. This Vegan Muffuletta eschews the meats and cheese and is all veggie, baby! It’s still totally delicious and absolutely satisfying.
18. Shirataki Pad Thai
Shirataki noodles are thin, gelatinous Japanese noodles that are made from yams. They take the place of traditional rice noodles in this Shirataki Pad Thai recipe offering a unique texture to this spicy Thai dish.
19. Coconut Bacon
This Coconut Bacon is a great addition to salads, sandwiches, soups…even desserts! But let us warn you-it’s addictive. You’ll get to the point where you’ll barely be able to walk by a bag without grabbing a handful of the stuff…or is that just us? The recipe is super easy to make, and a great way to teach non-vegans that we make damn good food too!
20. California and Teriyaki Tofu Sushi
Avocado and cucumber rolls are good and all, but in our world half the joy of sushi is how pretty it can all look on the plate, and the veggie options are usually just kind of boring and green. Not so with this California and Teriyaki Tofu Sushi. They’re filled with veggies, nori, tofu and packed with flavor.
21. Curry Spice Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas
This recipe for Curry Spice Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas will be a staple as the days get shorter and colder. The roasted elements of the dish combine beautifully with regards to both texture and flavor when paired with warm cooked quinoa. This is the ultimate curry-spiced dish for anyone unfamiliar to spice, or any spice-lovers that appreciate simplicity.
22. Foolproof Mega Lentil Burger
We can assure you that this Foolproof Mega Lentil Burger is indeed foolproof. If you’re tired of mushy veggie burgers that fall apart, dry ones that taste like cardboard, or expensive store-bought ones with too many ingredients, then give this one a shot. You do need a food processor for this, but not much else. So satisfying and nutritious, these protein-packed burgers are made with cooked lentils, brown rice, sweet potato, and onion; so it’s basically an entire meal in veggie burger form!
23. Jackfruit Pot Pie
We’ve got the plant-based Jackfruit Pot Pie of your dreams right here! If you’re craving a creamy, warm jackfruit and veggie filling encased in a delicate puff pastry crust, you must make this recipe. Your stomach will be so incredibly happy.
24. Tofu Lasagna
This Tofu Lasagna is not only vegan, but gluten-free and low-fat and just generally smug about how nutritious it is. Instead of ricotta cheese, it has a tofu and cauliflower blend, and instead of noodles, it has strips of eggplant and zucchini. It’s hearty, delicious, and will make believers out of anyone with just one bite.
25. Tempeh Crab Cakes With Horseradish Dill Mayo
In making vegan “fish” dishes, it’s important to get the right taste and texture. These Tempeh Crab Cakes With Horseradish Dill Mayo gets it right on both counts. Seasonings like Old Bay, kelp, dulce, seaweed, lemon, and dill give you the flavor of the sea while tempeh gives you the flaky texture similar to crab. These are crispy on the outside, moist and flaky on the inside.
26. Avocado Pumpkin Panini With Caramelized Onions
Better than grilled cheese, this ooey-gooey gluten-free Avocado Pumpkin Panini With Caramelized Onions is filling and delicious. The avocado and pumpkin are creamy and luxurious. Plus, don’t caramelized onions just make everything better? Of course, they do.
27. Crispy Spiced Cauliflower and Okra
This Crispy Spiced Cauliflower and Okra will make an okra fan out of you. Wonderful with a side of basmati rice, this is a fast and very healthy dish that can be prepared easily on a weeknight. The spices are quite fragrant in this, and will not only satisfy our taste buds, but also offer us many medicinal benefits. Spice liberally!
28. Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew with Coconut Almond Sauce
This Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew with Coconut Almond Sauce is the perfect festive dinner. It is absolutely amazing. The texture of the eggplant and chickpeas go so well together, and the sweetness of the dates and apricots blend perfectly with the cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and turmeric. Just thinking about it makes us smile.
29. Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Burgers
Instead of potatoes on the side of your burgers, try them inside your burgers. These perfectly textured vegan Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Burgers have a hint of maple sweetness and a smoky chipotle kick. They’re seasonal and delicious. And you can still have fries on the side, if you must.
30. Cheesy Corn and Smashed Avocado Quesadillas
These Cheesy Corn and Smashed Avocado Quesadillas may feel like a total comfort food indulgence, but they are remarkably healthy! The “cheese” is made with corn, nutritional yeast, garlic, and salt, and with the avocado and cherry tomatoes, these are pretty well-rounded ingredient-wise. Who knew ooey-gooey deliciousness could be so wholesome?
Are you still with us? Fantastic! We hope these awesome, drool-worthy, and mind-blowing vegan recipes have inspired future meals in your kitchen.
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