We guarantee that these recipes can make any skeptic gain a new appreciation for the delicious decadence vegan food can offer us — and perhaps even never look back again! From breakfast to dinner, this list has it all; here are 16 plant-based foods that could turn anyone vegan!
1.Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast
You don’t need eggs to make this vegan french toast. This Strawberry Pecan Stuffed French Toast uses mashed bananas as a replacement. Use a baguette for bite-size toast. Drizzle your sweet breakfast with maple syrup, sprinkle a bit of confectioner’s sugar, or eat it as is.
2. Gluten-Free Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy
Accompany your Sunday morning breakfast with these soft and fluffy biscuits. Pour some mushroom gravy on top and serve. Easy as that! This is comfort food at its best. These delicious biscuits are also gluten-free.
3. Coconut Bacon
This cruelty-free bacon will wake up even the sleepiest head in your household. When baked, these faux bacon strips taste amazingly smokey, and a bit salty too. A perfection addition to a big breakfast.
4. The Vegan Gutbuster Sandwich – Homemade Vegan Italian Sausage on Baguette
Think vegan food is wimpy? That it won’t make you full? Think again! This sandwich says it all in its name. This gut buster sandwich is stuffed with spicy, vegan Italian sausage; sliced mushrooms; bell peppers; and tomatoes. It’s the perfect addition to game night.
5. Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich
Fan of BBQs? This Pineapple Jack BBQ Sandwich looks like the real thing and tastes like it too. The pineapple adds a sweet, tanginess to the barbecue sauce. Lathered onto seitan, tempeh, tofu, or portobello mushrooms, and this baby is good to go. Yum!
6. The Bad Ass ‘Lamb’ Burger
Here’s a burger you don’t want to mess with. It’s meat-eater tested and approved. Bite into this juicy burger knowing it’s not made from those cute, white, fluffy animals.
7. 5 Killer Vegan Mac & Cheeses
These 5 macaroni and cheese recipes are the ultimate “cheesy,” creamy comfort food. Who needs pre-packaged mac and cheese from that all too familiar blue box anymore? This childhood favorite just got veganized!
8. Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad Sandwich
No fishes were harmed in the making of this sandwich! It’s a chickpea-based salad, sprinkled with seaweed flakes, for a taste and smell reminiscent of the sea. Lay your ‘tuna’ salad on top of a bed of lettuce and top with a handful of alfalfa sprouts and thinly sliced tomatoes for a great lunch. We bet anyone would jump for this dish, no matter their stance on vegan food.
9. Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs
Put on your adult bibs and put that knife and fork down. These vegan ribs taste delicious and you’ll be chowing down before you can even say the entire recipe’s name. Whether you choose seitan or tempeh to make these ribs, they are sure to be finger-licking good.
10. Vegan Tofu ‘Scallops’
Planning on a fancy dinner? Or how about a date night? These vegan, tofu “scallops” are a great way to show off your cooking skills, while showing off your compassionate side too.
11. Seitan and Mushroom Bourguignon
Here’s another fancy dinner entree that will leave guests flabbergasted that it’s entirely vegan. A classic, French dish, this recipe is reimagined. Using seitan, mushrooms, and a hint of dry red wine, this bourguignon (pronounced bore-geen-yone) is sure to be a star on any menu.
12. Portobello Wellington
Although its’ origins are unclear, it’s very clear that this Portobello Wellington is stunningly beautiful and delicious. No need to worry about that semi-raw meat burrowed in the middle of cripsy, decadent pastry. We have portobello mushrooms to give us that earthy taste and texture.
13. Reuben Burger
This burger is the bomb. A twist on the classic Reuben sandwich, this flavorful burger will have anyone saying “Wow, maybe this vegan thing is doable after all!” Serve it up with a brew as the recipe suggests, and you’ll be turning people vegan left and right in no time at all.
14. Vegan Crab Cakes with Sweet Balsamic Mayo
Are you trying to eat your computer screen yet? Made from garbanzo beans, this vegan crab cake recipe is simple, nutritious, and will even have your house smelling like “real” seafood as you cook it up — meaning this is the perfect dish to treat those seafood-loving vegan skeptics in your life with!
15. Buffalo Tofu Fries
Who needs buffalo wings? Not us vegans! These dreamy tofu fries, served up with some vegan ranch, will have even the biggest of vegan nay-sayers saying “More, please!” Serve up this snack at your next tailgate or game — we think the fries will do all the talking for you.
16. Moxarella Cheese
Have a cheese lover in your life? Check out this vegan version of mozzarella cheese, made with cashews and all kinds of good for you ingredients. You can use this cheese in dips, on pizza, on Italian sandwiches…the list goes on and on. Whip a batch of this stuff up, and you’ll have no problem turning the cheese lover in your life on to the goodness that is vegan cheese.