French cuisine is so rich and flavorful. Unfortunately, it is not the most vegan-friendly. Don’t worry, that makes them all the more fun to veganize! You’ll love everything about these plant-based French recipes. They’re perfect for every occasion!
1. Buckwheat Spinach Crepes With Mushrooms, Pesto and Tahini Dressing
Did you know that buckwheat is traditionally used for crepes in France? Buckwheat flour has an earthy taste, high amounts of nutrients and it’s naturally gluten-free. These Buckwheat Spinach Crepes With Mushrooms, Pesto and Tahini Dressing by Niki Webster are gorgeously green with spinach, but you can add in any herbs or leaves you want.
2. Boeuf Bourguignon Végétalien
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This is not a pale imitation of the beloved traditional French dish and deserves all the respect and admiration that the original dish gets. This Boeuf Bourguignon Végétalien by Renee McKenzie is rich, hearty, and delicious. Julia Child would be proud!
3. Save the Veggies Ratatouille
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No more wasting produce, all your about-to-spoil vegetables now end up in this easy and delicious Save the Veggies Ratatouille by Laura Nockett! It’s made with eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, mushrooms, red pepper, onions and cherry tomatoes, all baked together in the oven.
4. Steak Tartare
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This amazing vegan Steak Tartare by Anja Cass packs all the flavor of a traditional meat-based tartare but uses an unsuspecting ingredient: rice cakes! This gluten and oil-free spread is ideal for a quick snack, as a sandwich filling, or to serve at parties…YUM!
5. Raspberry Mocha Macarons
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What do you get when you mix coffee, raspberry purée, and aquafaba? These deliciously fluffy Raspberry Mocha Macarons by Emilie Heck! These little French treats are adorable and tasty – no one would ever guess one of the main ingredients is the liquid from a can of chickpeas.
6. Rustic Cassoulet With Veggie Sausage
This classic French dish usually calls for an abundance of different types of meat, but of course this version is totally plant based. This Rustic Cassoulet With Veggie Sausage by Plant Tribe a warm and comforting meal, full of seasonal vegetables and delicious smoked sausage. Perfect for big gatherings!
7. Chickpea Flour Quiche
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Feeling fancy? Time to try making this Chickpea Flour Quiche by Chrysta Hiser. These little gems are like a chickpea flour omelet in a snackable portable form. They are ridiculously filling, yet surprisingly light!
8. No-Bake Creme Brulée
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A classic French dessert, creme brulée, which translates to “burnt cream,” is a cold, creamy, rich custard beneath a crisp coating of burnt sugar. To get to the custard, you need to break through the sugar, and with each mouthful, you get crunchy bits of caramelized sugar as well. There is decadence in every spoonful of creme brulée, which traditionally requires eggs and heavy cream. This easy, No-Bake Creme Brulée by Tina Dawson replaces cream with full-fat coconut milk and eggs with custard powder. Serve with fresh mango for a luxurious flavor combo of creamy custard with sweet, juicy mango.
9. French Onion Soup
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What’s fab about this soup? Everything! It’s quick, easy, packed with onions, packed with flavor, affordable, perf for any season, can easily be made in bulk, and is easily bound to become your favorite soup! You will fall in love with Gabrielle St. Claire‘s French Onion Soup!
10. Vegan Baked Camembert
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This vegan cheese really does do everything camembert does. You bake it in the oven so your kitchen will get a lovely cheesy aroma, it’s gooey and oozes when you cut into it, and tastes amazing. The cheesy flavor comes from a mixture of nutritional yeast, miso paste, a touch of apple cider vinegar, mustard and garlic powder. It’s smokey, tangy, salty cheesy goodness. Pop this Vegan Camembert by Phoebe Douglas in the oven and watch all your carnivorous friends and family melt!
11. Mushroom Bourguignon
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12. Croque Monsieur
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This sandwich carries all the decadent French flavors of the classic, but in a vegan version that is absolutely delicious. Who couldn’t love melty vegan cheese in addition to all the other rich and tasty flavors? This Croque Monsieur by Melanie Sorrentino will become your ultimate comfort food.
13. Vegan Niçoise Salad With Avocado
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This hearty Vegan Niçoise Salad With Avocado by Lucie Javorska makes up for a delicious and filling dinner packed with fresh ingredients and intense flavors. And it comes WITHOUT the oh-so-typical feeling of food deprivation. The potatoes, green beans, “tuna” and avocado create a balanced combination of healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates. And when you add the romaine, tomatoes and olives, you will boost the vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content of the salad. This great mix will make your taste buds happy and stomach satisfied.
14. Peach Tarte Tatin
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Maryke Wylde‘s Vegan Peach Tarte Tatin… delicious. You can use apple, pear or apricot for this tart if you don’t have fresh peaches (summer in Australia is the best with fresh peaches in season). The key to this is slow cooking the fruit. It’s a very simple recipe but you need about an hour for the best results.
15. Chocolate Crêpes With Banana Cheesecake Cream
These yummy chocolate crêpes are your best choice for when you are craving something sweet and indulgent for breakfast. They are absolutely sugar-free but still taste as sweet and rich as a chocolate cake. The sweetness in Mitko Dzhordzhev‘s Chocolate Crêpes With Banana Cheesecake Cream comes from the banana cheesecake cream that you can make healthier if you like.
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