Let’s wok and roll! Did you just introduce a wok into your kitchenware and are curious about how you should use it? These 15 vegan recipes are perfect for making in your wok. From stir-fry to fried rice, there’s an exciting mix of veggie-based recipes in this roundup! Make sure to be creative and have fun. If you fail – don’t worry, just wok it off and try again! But in all seriousness, these recipes are easy to make and a great way to get acquainted with your wok.
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1. Spicy Black Pepper Tofu
Source: Spicy Black Pepper Tofu
This recipe for Spicy Black Pepper Tofu by Tara Binder is phenomenal not only in taste but visual appeal. Tofu is sautéed with shallots, fresh chili peppers, a healthy amount of garlic and ginger, and a special spice blend. This flavor-packed tofu dish is easy to make, cooks in under 30 minutes, and pairs wonderfully with rice or grains of your choice.
2. Pancit: Filipino One-Pan Noodles
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Pancit, the Filipino word for “noodles,” is a stir-fry dish that can be made with any type of noodle. In this vegan Pancit recipe, rice noodles are stir-fried with vegetables and tofu. As they cook, they’re seasoned with tamari, fresh ginger, and vegetable broth. It’s so fragrant and flavorful––you will be amazed. Vegan Pancit: Filipino One-Pan Noodles by Christian McKamey are simple dish and make a great weeknight dinner!
3. Broccoli and Portobello ‘Beef’
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Traditional broccoli beef gets a healthy, whole foods makeover in this recipe that uses mushrooms instead of beef. Portobello mushroom caps are sliced into strips and marinated in an umami sauce that gives them a savory flavor and then sautéed until they’re tender and meaty. Sautéed broccoli adds a fresh flavor and crisp texture that completes the meal. You’ll love this Broccoli and Portobello ‘Beef’ by Angel McNall!
4. Edamame Bamboo Shoot Stir Fry
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The balanced flavors and ingredients give this Edamame Bamboo Shoot Stir Fry by Melissa Tedesco all it needs to replenish your body. It is a great alternative to getting takeout on busy nights because it’s so much healthier and only takes 10 minutes to make. Fill your home with the amazing aroma of ginger and fill your belly with something wholesome. This edamame stir fry is so delicious!
5. Tofu and Vegetable Noodle Bowl
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This Tofu and Vegetable Noodle Bowl by Valentina Chiappa is absolutely delicious and super easy to make! All you need to do is cook the noodles and fry everything up in a wok. The ginger, lemon juice, and array of spices give the vegetables a delicious flavorful. The cashews also add a much needed crunch. If you like to cook dinner for yourself after work, this vegan noodle bowl is the perfect dish––easy, tasty, filling, and flavorful! Besides, who doesn’t want noodles after a long day?
6. Broccoli, Green Bean, and Tofu Stir-fry
This Broccoli, Green Bean, and Tofu Stir-fry from The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook, Jenn Sebestyen is so fresh and crisp. There are no mushy veggies here! The sauce makes just enough to coat the veggies, but not drown them. Broccoli and green beans are two of the vegetables that some kids happily eat time and time again, but you can swap in zucchini or asparagus if desired. You could serve this stir-fry over rice, but sometimes, it’s nice to step away from the grains for a moment and let the vegetables really shine on their own.
7. Tofu Pad See Ew
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Pad See Ew is such a great noodle dish! This Tofu Pad See Ew by 30-Minute Vegan Dinners, Megan Sadd is especially good! Thai comfort food at its finest, this dish is hearty, sticky and oh-so-delicious. Use the widest rice noodles you can find; the bigger the better. Reprinted with permission from 30 Minute Vegan Dinners by Megan Sadd, copyright Page Street Publishing 2019.
8. Teriyaki Cauliflower and Kale Stir Fry
This tasty Teriyaki Cauliflower and Kale Stir Fry by Jackie Newgent is packed with plant-based goodness, but none of the added sugar. This recipe gets a punch of natural sweetness from pure pineapple juice, a spicy kick from red hot chili pepper, and extra zing from a generous amount of fresh ginger. The only thing missing is some protein — so try pairing it with your favorite grain!
9. Di San Xian: Fried Potato, Eggplant and Pepper in Garlic Sauce
Di San Xian is a very popular Shandong dish prepared with of stir-fried eggplant, potatoes, and peppers. It roughly translates to “Three Earthly Bounties” which is its main ingredients. You have to try Raymund Macaalay‘s Di San Xian: Fried Potato, Eggplant and Pepper in Garlic Sauce!
10. Bok Choy Namul: Korean Bok Choy
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Bok choy is mild in flavor and the stems are lightly sweet and crunchy. It also takes on any flavor it’s cooked with, so it’s the perfect canvas for these Korean spices! This Bok Choy Namul: Korean Bok Choy by Julie Park is a quick and easy 10-minute veggie side dish that is hearty, healthy, and full of Korean flavors like gochujang and sesame oil.
11. Veggie Stir-Fry with Peanut Butter Sauce
The lean season, when fewer foods are available fresh, is a great time to experiment, because it forces you to think about your local environment. Here is a peanut butter stir-fry made primarily with preserved local ingredients befitting the lean season. If you can’t get a squash, why not substitute carrots? Use whatever noodles you have in the cupboard: rice noodles, soba noodles, spaghetti, linguine—try them! This Veggie Stir-Fry with Peanut Butter Sauce by Heather Thomas is fantastic no matter what noodles you choose!
12. Fried Rice Bowls with Baked Tofu
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Throw away your carry-out menus and make this easy homemade Fried Rice Bowls with Baked Tofu by The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook, Jenn Sebestyen instead! It’s so much healthier than restaurant versions, but just as satisfying.
13. Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry
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Bursting with flavor and coated in a tasty peanut butter sauce, this vegan Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry by Vicky Coates avoids excessive saturates and sugars found in many takeaway dishes! Tofu is such a great source of protein and when paired with the black bean spaghetti and peanut sauce you get a whopping 30g of Protein with this meal. It’s the perfect heathy alternative and doesn’t sacrifice any of the flavour. Everyone at the dinner table will want seconds of this peanut tofu stir-fry!
14. Spicy Garlic Edamame
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If you are a fan of garlic, then you are going to be obsessed with this Spicy Garlic Edamame by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez. The salty edamame is tossed in into a hot pan with seared garlic, spicy chili oil, and a splash of tamari to give it a little extra salt. This fiery snack is dangerously addictive – you have been warned.
15. Mapo Tofu
Source: Mapo Tofu
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