15 Meat and Dairy-Free Recipes You Don’t Need to Be Vegan to Enjoy
When you think of vegan recipes, what comes to mind? We’re guessing it’s probably not burgers, tacos, or cake. But these days, we can enjoy all these dishes — and more — in plant-based form.
These days, both professional chefs and home cooks are getting more creative with vegan dishes. While this is obviously good news for folks who follow a plant-based diet, it’s also a major plus for everyone else. After all, veggies and legumes should be an important part of any healthy eating plan. Plus, it never hurts to add a wider variety of dishes to your recipe repertoire.
Try whipping up one of these delicious vegan recipes for your loved ones tonight, and who knows? You might convince the biggest meat lovers in your family to unleash their inner herbivores.
Scroll down to see some of the best vegan recipes, then click on the circular buttons below your favorite one to share it instantly with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!
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Gluten-Free Turmeric Samosa Burger
Craving Indian food? The flavors of turmeric, soft potato, peas, carrots, and cilantro will satisfy your curry need, while a plant-based turmeric yogurt keeps a great balance between the spicy and cool.
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Vegan Tinga2000 1800
Mushrooms and carrots are the perfect stand-in for meat in this tempting tinga taco with smoky tomato-chipotle sauce.
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Butternut Squash Tacos Al Pastor 1800
Vegan Butternut Squash Tacos Al Pastor
Create a vegan version of this Mexican street food institution with nutty, roasted butternut squash and a whole slew of seasonings.
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Buffalo Chickpea Burger
Buffalo Chickpea Burger
One bite of these warm, bright burgers may be all it takes for carnivores to embrace more plants.
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Vegan Mac And Cheese
Vegan Mac and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Now, those who are dairy-free can also enjoy it, thanks to this scrumptious vegan mac and cheese recipe.
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Vegan Califlower Queso 1800
Vegan Cauliflower Queso
Recreate the comforting, craveable gooeyness of classic Mexican cheese dip by letting coconut milk, cauliflower, and cashews do the work of dairy.
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Vegan Chorizo 1800
When blended with paprika and cumin, crumbled garbanzo beans take on the look and taste of browned chorizo sausage.
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Mushroom Melt Burger
Savory Portobello Mushroom Burger
Rich, tender portobello mushrooms are the perfect mouthwatering burger material, from texture to taste.
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Ensalada De Nopales 1800
Ensalada De Nopales (Cactus Salad)
Here, pre-cooked nopales help you get a head start on this colorful salad that’s brimming with fresh tomatoes, onion, lime juice, cilantro, and spices.
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Quick-Slim Lentil-Carrot Soup
Warm and hearty, this soup delivers a huge load of alkalizing and fat-fighting nutrients.
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Lemon Herb Roasted Red Potatoes
Lemon-Herb Roasted Red Potatoes
Baby spuds roast along with lemon wedges and sprigs of fresh rosemary and thyme for extra zesty flavor.
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Guajillo Plum And Peanut Sauce 1800
Guajillo Plum and Peanut Sauce
Sweet, fruity, sour, and smoky, this amazing sauce — studded with finely chopped peanuts — has it all.
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Watercress and Asparagus Salad
Roasted asparagus adds gourmet flair to this starter that pairs peppery watercress with a sweet citrusy vinaigrette.
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Vegan Barbacoa 1800
The not-so-secret secret to the best barbacoa? Spices. Which is why this vegan version uses no less than six!
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Vegan Tres Leches Cake 1800
Vegan Tres Leches Cake
Have your vegan tres leches cake, and eat it too, thanks to coconut, almond, and cashew milk.
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