What do vegans eat? I’ve probably heard this question a million times! To show everyone how delicious and versatile vegan food can be, I teamed up with some fellow food bloggers and put together a huge list of 55 popular vegan recipes. So many delicious vegan recipes in just one place!!
What do vegans eat? And what does being vegan mean?
People who follow a vegan diet avoid any kind of animal products. Like vegetarians, vegans don’t eat meat, but they avoid dairy products and eggs as well. This also includes other kind of animal-derived substances like gelatin. Some people go vegan because of ethical motivation. They don’t want to support factory farming and the horrific animal cruelty that is often involved. Others choose a vegan diet due to health problems or sometimes even environmental reasons. Or of course you can have a combination of all of these reasons.
So what do vegans eat?
- fruits and vegetables
- grains (pasta, bread, rice, couscous, bulgur, millet, quinoa, and so much more) – it’s always best to choose whole grains!
- legumes, nuts, and seeds (chickpeas, black beans, and other beans are a great source of plant-based proteins! Nuts and nut butters are packed with nutrients. Try flaxseeds, walnuts, or chia seeds for omega 3! )
- tofu and tempeh
- fortified dairy substitutes (almond, oat, or soy milk as well as plant-based yogurt)
- vegan food products or meat alternatives like vegan burger patties, vegan mayonnaise, vegan ice cream etc.
You don’t have to win the lottery to afford a vegan diet and you also don’t have to move to a big city! On the contrary, you can find healthy vegan food almost everywhere…
Just look for fresh vegetables and fruit either in the supermarket or on farmers’ markets. And you can also go crazy in the bulk section of your local grocery store for very little money. Keep an eye out for dried or canned beans like chickpeas, black beans, and lentils. They’re not only super healthy and packed with proteins but they also fill you up.
It’s true, buying vegan food products like vegan ice cream and vegan cheese can be a bit pricy in the long run. But I see these products as a special treat that we enjoy once in a while. And you can make a lot of these products at home if you don’t want to spend too much money on them! It’s often not only way healthier but also pretty easy to just make a homemade version.
To show you how delicious and easy a vegan diet can be, I teamed up with some fellow food bloggers to put together this giant roundup of the most popular vegan recipes! I hope this will help new vegans and vegetarians and I’m sure it will be a great list for those who are already vegan.
So let’s get started!
What Do Vegans Eat? 55 Super Popular Vegan Recipes You Have To Try!
Cauliflower Hot Wings with Vegan Aioli
Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes by Stacey from Stacey Homemaker
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers by Melissa from Vegan Huggs
Rice Paper Rolls with Mango and Mint
Easy Vegan Butter by Melanie from A Virtual Vegan
Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Cajun Cauliflower by Richa from Vegan Richa
Creamy Vegan One Pot Pasta Asian Style
Vegan Mexican Chopped Salad by Elena from Happy Kitchen Rocks
Vegan Bang Bang Broccoli by Lauren from Rabbit and Wolves
Vegan Banana Bread Pancakes by Bianca from Elephantastic Vegan
Vegan Breakfast Burrito Recipe by Joy from Build Your Bite
Veggie Loaded Black Beans and Rice by Linda from Veganosity
Chickpea Noodle Soup by Carolyn from Umami Girl
Vegan Creamy Mushroom Risotto by Aimee from Wallflower Kitchen
Vegan One Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
Smoky Southern Style Meatless Meatloaf by Linda from Veganosity
Vegan Thai Green Curry Soup by Hina from Fun Food Frolic
Vegan Gnocchi with Spinach and Tomatoes
Raw Strawberry Lime Macadamia Cheesecake by Audrey from Unconventional Baker
Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Donuts
Sweet Potato Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry by Brandi from The Vegan 8
Kung Pao Cauliflower by Richa from Vegan Richa
Vegan Tuscan Rigatoni by Lauren from Rabbit and Wolves
Vegan Dan Dan Noodles by Caroline by Pickled Plum
Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars by Melanie from A Virtual Vegan
Black Bean Vegan Enchiladas by Joyce from Light Orange Bean
Crispy Garlic Smashed Baby Potatoes by Marie from Yay For Food
Baked Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Dip by Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite
Gluten Free Vegan Tiramisu by Audrey from Unconventional Baker
Vegan One Pot Spaghetti with Vegetables
Simple Vegan Breakfast Hash by Joy from Build Your Bite
Kung Pao Cauliflower by Richa from Vegan Richa
Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce by Brandi from The Vegan 8
Vegan Chickpea Vegetable Chowder by Deryn from Running on Real Food
Vegan Pancake Recipes by Candice from The Edgy Veg
Cauliflower Tikka Masala by Anjali by Vegetarian Gastronomy
Vegetarian Fajita Pasta by Florian from Contentedness Cooking
Teriyaki Tempeh by Mary Ellen from V Nutritional Wellness
Vegan Lentil Salisbury Steak by Lauren from Rabbit and Wolves
Vegan Wild Blueberry Scones from Alisa from Go Dairy Free
Spinach Quinoa Patties (Vegan and Gluten-Free) by Sayantani from Delish Studio
Vegan Banana Bread by Marlena from Where You Get Your Protein
30 Minute Black Beans and Lime Rice by Marlena from Where You Get Your Protein
15 Minute Garlic Lime Cashew Zoodles by Natasha from Salt and Lavender
2 Ingredient Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream by Natasha from Salt and Lavender
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup by Stacey Homemaker
Vegan Aquafaba Macarons by Lucy from Super Golden Bakes
Easy Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake by The Movement Menu
Crispy Baked Cauliflower Tacos by Jenn from Veggie Inspired
Vegan Lentil Loaf by Marina from Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Protein Brownies by Gabriel from One Clever Chef
Cauliflower Pizza Crust by Anna from Anna Banana
Vegan Mac n Cheese by Melissa from Vegan Huggs
Are you looking for even more vegan recipes? Then check out these 10 vegan recipes for beginners!
Can sea food such as Salmon, and/or shell fish be eaten on a vegan diet?
No. Not ever. Vegan means to not consume or wear any animal product
Thank you so much for the receipts! I have been leaning towards becoming a vegan for some time now. I can go all the way because I know how to prepare the meals that I need to stay healthy. Thanks again!
Thanks for sharing this post. My best friend is a vegan and whenever she used to come to my home I used to wonder what to make for her. But thanks to you that after reading this post I got various ideas to make something special for my friend. Keep posting such recipes.
What a delicious round up! I think people forget that cutting out certain foods doesn’t mean cutting out all foods. There are so many more to choose from!
Thank you for including my recipe in this inspiring list.
Mary Ellen | VNutrition
So many wonderful recipes! I can’t wait to try them all! Thanks for including my teriyaki tempeh along with all this other fabulous food!
Anjali @ Vegetarian Gastronomy
Thanks for the mention! Sharing! Great roundup!
I think I’ll just start at the top and work my way down! So many good dishes here!! Thanks for including my tacos!
Marlena | Where You Get Your Protein
So many amazing ideas! This list is a great starting point for any new vegan!! Thank you for including a few of my recipes!
What a wonderful collection! So many delicious recipes in one place! I can’t wait to try some of them out!
Linda from Veganosity
My mouth is watering! Every one of these recipes look amazing!! I love this post, Sina. Thank you for including our veggie rice and our “meatloaf” recipes. Sharing everywhere.