May 3, 2018

10 Vegan Dishes Your Non-Vegan Friends Will Love

There are countless recipes floating around for amazing vegan recipes. For our list, we wanted to take a slightly different approach than just finding delicious vegan recipes and pick some of the best recipes we could could that just happen to be naturally vegan, not recipes that go out of their way to be vegan.

#1. Shiitake-and-Scallion Lo Mein

Lo Mein are a thick what noodle often found in traditional Chinese dishes. They work well in soups and stir frys. This recipe is heavily inspired by Asian street foods, and wraps the noodles in banana leaves.
Link: www.foodandwine.com/recipes/shiitake-and-scallion-lo-mein

#2. Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Spinach Coconut Curry

This curry is a near perfect dish by any standards. It has vibrant colors and explosive flavors that are perfectly balanced. This dish is also hearty enough to be a meal on its own.
Link: http://thevegan8.com/2016/09/21/sweet-potato-chickpea-and-spinach-coconut-curry/

#3. Asparagus and Arugula Pizza

This pizza is a refreshing celebration of spring. It has zesy arugula, the snap of basil, and meaty asparagus. It’s fresh, light, refined, and a familiar classic that everyone can enjoy.
Link: https://food52.com/recipes/22504-asparagus-and-arugula-pizza-with-vegan-pesto

#4. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Buttercream Cups

This list wouldn’t be complete without a delicious treat for everyone with a sweet-tooth. This is anything but a traditional store bought peanut butter cup though, it’s not overly sweet and has a much richer, more complex flavor.
Link: www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/peanut-butter-chocolate-butter-cream-cups-raw-vegan/

#5. Pulao (Indian Rice Pilaf)

Pulao is a rice dish that originated in Persia and has since found its way to India. It packs huge amounts of flavor thanks to heavy use of spices. The cashews and vegetables make it quite hearty as well.
Link: http://indiaphile.info/pulao-recipe-indian-rice-pilaf/

#6. Hearty Veggie Potato Stew

Not all great stews need to be packed with meat. This hearty stew is filling, delicious, and packed with flavor, much thanks to the rosemary and thyme.
Link: http://thevegan8.com/2016/08/17/hearty-veggie-potato-stew/

#7. Sicilian Eggplant and Pine Nut Caponata

This is a dish where eggplant really shines. It is slowly sauteed in a sweet and sour sauce with other vegetables and herbs. It is a vibrant dish with a shocking amount of flavor.
Link: www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/02/sicilian-eggplant-pinenut-caponata-vegan-recipe.html

#8. Baba Ganoush

This is a Levantine dish of cooked eggplant, onions, tomatoes, and olive oil with various seasoning. This is a perfect appetizer or snack dish that can be paired with pita bread or fresh vegetables.
Link: https://minimalistbaker.com/simple-baba-ganoush/

#9. Rice, Black Bean, and Avocado Bowl

This hearty dish is easy to make and super flavorful thanks to the fat-free sweet chili mustard sauce. The heartiness of the beans and rice, mixed with the creaminess of the avocado and zing of the sauce create a perfectly balanced dish.
Link: http://thevegan8.com/2015/04/15/rice-blackbean-bowl-chili-mustard-sauce/

#10. Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Cream

Okay, so ice cream is definitely not traditionally vegan, but this recipe is so delicious it doesn’t even matter. The dish is surprisingly delicious (even though the flavors aren’t that of traditional ice cream), especially when you consider there are only 4 ingredients. This one is a must try!
Link: http://thevegan8.com/2015/07/02/4-ingredient-vegan-chocolate-ice-cream/

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Thanks—I’ll try them all!
Ratatouille! Completely vegan and delicious. Julia Child's recipe is labor intensive but worth it.
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