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From protein-packed bowls to modern revamps of traditional dishes, these vegan recipes will not disappoint you.
Vegan food does not have to be boring (salads, we love you, but it’s time to let some other dishes have the spotlight). In this ultimate vegan food round-up, we scoured WL to bring you the best plant-based, outside-of-the-box recipes that you will love— from zucchini relish to regional Thai mushrooms to a protein-packed nutty butter sauce.
Send this recipe to the next person that asks about your protein intake. This five-ingredient meal is a protein powerhouse that packs a hearty punch. Easy to follow and quick to make, this dish from Julie Van Rosendaal is perfect for lunch.
See the full recipe here.
Spruce up your everyday pasta with this modern vegan recipe from Tracey Kusiewicz. It involves hand-making delicious vegan cheese to top up the umami-filled mushroom bolognese sauce—so you can brag about some real ‘made-from-scratch’ action.
Get the recipe here.
Vancouver nonprofit Fresh Roots brings us a new summery take on classic relish. A dash of turmeric, ginger and celery gives this plant-based dip extra oomph.
Read the full recipe here.
This easy and elegant recipe is from chef Chanthy Yen from Vancouver’s Nightshade restaurant. Yen gives lots of room to tweak the dish as you like with vegan and non-vegan options to suit your dietary needs.
Find the recipe here.
Transform your regular Brussels sprouts with this fantastic fried recipe from Edmonton chef Daniel Costa. With simple and fresh ingredients like parsley, mint, garlic and lemon, this dish is an ideal hot summer meal.
To get the full recipe, click here.
The sky is the limit for this protein-packed vegan bowl from Brian and Christina Skinner at Kelowna’s Frankie, We Salute You! With (literally) unlimited options for garnishing, this healthy and nutritious bowl is full of seeds and grains and a drizzle of fresh almond butter sauce to top it all off.
To learn how to make it, click here.
Got tofu? Bri Beaudoin’s got your dinner plans covered. This complex and flavourful dish is inspired by her grandmother’s cooking. Grapeseed oil and sesame seeds take it up a notch.
Read the recipe here
This dip is yet another hit from Frankie, We Salute You! A new rendition of classic hummus, this recipe adds nutrition and flavour to the regular chickpea mix with some carrots and butternut squash.
Here is how to make it.
This regional Thai recipe from Vancouver chef Angus An of Maenam is an easy, yet tasteful dish. An offers detailed instructions on the cooking style and the stir-fry sauce to ensure maximum authenticity.
Find the full recipe here.
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