These healthy recipes follow a broader interpretation of the vegan diet.
For those who follow a vegan diet, which means no animal products of any kind including eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, and other
dairy products, we've identified recipes that meet those criteria with each recipe. We've focused on the widest interpretation
of a vegan diet, so some of the recipes we've identified as vegan do include honey.
To begin our vegan recipe journey, we'll start with Potato Roti Curry. This mild, soupy side dish hails from the Caribbean, where it's often made with sweet calabaza squash and served alongside or stuffed into the tortillalike Indian flatbread roti. While roti is traditional, whole-wheat tortillas or pitas are great accompaniments for sopping up the liquid. Serve this dish with lime wedges and rice.
View Recipe: Potato Roti Curry
Serve these alongside soups or salads. You can bake the breadsticks the night before, cool them to room temperature, and store
them in an airtight container; serve them at room temperature, or reheat them in the microwave the next day.
View Recipe: Moroccan Flatbreads
This cereal makes for a great on-the-go option for busy mornings. Store this dry cereal in a zip-top plastic bag in the freezer
to keep it fresh. To make the cereal a batch at a time, add 1/2 cup dry cereal mix to 1-1/2 cups boiling water for each serving
once you get to the office. Don’t be surprised when your co-workers stop by to see what smells so good.
View Recipe: Five-Grain Cereal with Apricots, Apples, and Bananas
This vibrant dish doesn’t lack in flavor. Dried cranberries and refreshing English cucumber make a delightfully interesting
View Recipe: Bulgur with Dried Cranberries
This Egyptian street food is a starch lover’s dream: Rice, pasta, and legumes crowned with a spicy-sweet tomato sauce and
creamy caramelized onions.
View Recipe: Koshari
Look for seitan—also called wheat gluten—in Asian markets or the refrigerated sections of health food or specialty stores.
It makes a great base for vegetarian dishes because it’s high in protein—a 4-ounce serving contains 24 grams.
View Recipe: Seitan Stir-Fry with Black Bean Garlic Sauce
A platter of this colorful salad makes an elegant starter. Sugary dates provide a sweet contrast to the salad's bitter greens.
Grapeseed oil provides healthy fats and vitamin E. It has a mild flavor.
View Recipe: Watercress, Frisée, and Grapefruit Salad with Curry Vinaigrette
Reminiscent of baba ghanoush, this salad can be served as a sidedish or as a dip with crackers or flatbread.
View Recipe: Middle Eastern Eggplant Salad
Contrasting tastes (sweet, salty, tangy) and textures (soft, juicy, crunchy) create an intriguing and beautiful first course.
View Recipe: Cantaloupe and Grilled Fig Salad
This recipe was developed for a dad who doesn't like mayonnaise. Instead, it's dressed with a summery vinaigrette that permeates
the potatos with flavor (make sure to add it while they're still hot). Cherry tomatoes, colorful peppers, cool cucumbers and
salty olives add a variety of flavors and textures that sets this potato salad apart.
View Recipe: Light and Fresh Potato Salad
Three-grain tempeh, which is made with brown rice, barley, and millet, is light and mellow. It pairs well with the sweet and
spicy flavor of the homemade barbecue sauce.
View Recipe: Barbecued Tempeh Sandwiches Smothered with Peppers and Onions
Fresh jalapeño peppers add a spicy kick. If you’d like the peppers to be a bit milder, remove the seeds and white membranes.
But, if you prefer even more fire, serve with Sriracha (hot chile sauce).
View Recipe: Tofu Banh Mi
This dish delivers a vibrant and delicious vegetable salad and showcases summer's sweet and juicy tomatoes.
View Recipe: Heirloom Tomato and Beet Salad
Ras el hanout, a spice blend, is available in Middle Eastern stores. Use garam masala in a pinch. Garnish with chopped tomato,
red bell pepper, cucumber, onion, hard-cooked egg, or a mix; serve with pita bread.
View Recipe: Moroccan Red Gazpacho
The salty-sweet glaze complements the nutty, slightly tangy flavor of the tempeh. If you've never experimented with this soybean
cake before, this is a good recipe to start with.
View Recipe: Grilled Tempeh Skewers
A crunchy topping of raw fennel and bell peppers makes an ideal accompaniment to the mellow flavors of this slow-simmered
stew of beans and vegetables. You can make and refrigerate the relish up to a day ahead to save time.
View Recipe: White Bean, Artichoke, and Chard Ragout
Making chili from dried beans takes hours, but canned beans turn this into an easy 45-minute recipe without sacrificing any
taste. Incorporating plenty of spice, along with fresh onion, pepper, and garlic flavors, this chili is a great hearty meal
for anytime. With more than 14 grams per serving, it's also a great way to incorporate more fiber into your diet.
View Recipe: Chunky Vegetarian Chili
The herb-flecked marinade also serves as the base of a delicious Mediterranean-style dipping sauce. Serve this dish with
couscous or toasted bread to enjoy all of the sauce. You can find egg substitutes, such as Ener G Egg Replacement, in health food stores.
View Recipe: Tofu Steaks with Red Pepper-Walnut Sauce
Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain, making this salad substantial enough to keep you satisfied through the
end of the day. Edamame makes a tasty substitute for lima beans in this recipe. Who says lunchtime isn't about presenation?
Layer the bottom of your trusty plastic lunch container with spinach leaves before piling on this hearty salad.
View Recipe: Black Bean-Quinoa Salad with Basil-Lemon Dressing
If you think of veggies as containers for tasty ingredients, dinner gets more interesting. You'll love these Asian-inspired
lettuce wraps with their tangy hoisin-peanut sauce.
View Recipe: Lettuce Wraps with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce
Bulgur provides an excellent base for the vibrant colors and crisp flavors of the tomatoes and cucumbers.
View Recipe: Tabbouleh-Style Bulgur
Complete your meal with this simple side dish of Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Golden Raisins.
View Recipe: Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Golden Raisins
A bowl of spicy Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Chili guarantees to take the chill off a cold winter's day. This vegetarian chili
is loaded with fresh vegetables, pinto beans, and quinoa and gets its zing from poblano chiles. Reviewer MuffyStJohn had this to say about the dish: "Ludicrously delicious. Probably took a little more time to cook than I would have liked
for a weeknight, but this is a delightfully hearty meal that left me full and satisfied for about 8 hours after I ate. Served
with pita because it is spicy and you'll need something to cool your palate."
View Recipe: Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Chili
This simple preparation yields irresistible results. Use very firm, small eggplants; if young and fresh enough, they won't
View Recipe: Roasted Eggplants with Herbs
Probably the most well-known Malaysian dish, rendang is a curried stew that cooks down, concentrating the sauce's flavors.
The pan should be nearly dry at the end of cooking; this distinguishes a rendang dish from a saucy curry. Serve with rice
and steamed carrots.
View Recipe: Tempeh Rendang
This dish is a nice change from a traditional green lettuce salad, as it is fresh and filling. Celery and toasted pumpkinseeds
add crunch, while dried apricots lend a soft, sweet touch.
View Recipe: Quinoa and Parsley Salad
Warm spices like cumin and cinnamon play deliciously off the sweetness of the carrots.
View Recipe: Moroccan-Spiced Baby Carrots
If you prefer petite leaves for your salad, choose baby arugula.
View Recipe: Chickpea, Red Pepper, and Arugula Salad
We turned up the the flavor with this Chinese-style barbecue dish of Grilled Eggplant and Tofu Steaks with Sticky Hoisin Glaze.
This vegetarian dish captures the essence of great barbecue without relying on meat.
View Recipe: Grilled Eggplant and Tofu Steaks with Sticky Hoisin Glaze
This beautiful dish may just become a new summertime favorite.
View Recipe: Bulgur with Peaches and Mint
This Thai-style curry is free of coconut milk and shines with late-summer produce.
View Recipe: Jungle Curry with Tofu
Liven up your south-of-the-border dinners with a colorful bean salad featuring grilled corn. This Latin-accented three-bean
and corn salad is studded with guacamole components: jalapeño, cilantro, white onion, lime, and avocado.
View Recipe: Pinto, Black, and Red Bean Salad with Grilled Corn and Avocado
Traditionally made with bulgar, our version of the Middle Eastern salad features quinoa along with other traditional ingredients:
fresh herbs, tomato, and cucumber.
View Recipe: Quinoa Tabbouleh
Keep the thermostat down and lose the parka – this recipe is sure to keep you warm. This healthy, nutritious, and hearty vegetarian
staple is packed with protein and super low in fat.
View Recipe: Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili
Sautéing tofu cubes for this recipe gives them a nice firm texture and caramelized flavor.
View Recipe: Pan-Crisped Tofu with Greens and Peanut Dressing
Don't let the long ingredient list intimidate you--the deliciously spicy blend of seasonings makes this dish an autumn standout.
View Recipe: Vegetable Tagine with Baked Tempeh