Trying to stay away from meat and other animal products? Creating a list of vegan meals for the whole week can be a daunting task. But with diligence in researching and a little bit of creativity, you can certainly pull together some recipes that suit a vegan diet.
We want to make the job easier for you so we’ve highlighted 6 incredible vegan recipe ideas that you can try this week.
Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks
Nope, we’re not talking about a big slab of beef here, but cauliflower! You’ll surely love this hearty recipe. And I bet even the meat-eaters would too. Take note, this dish can be made in just 20 minutes. It’s a plus if you are always on the go.
Since our goal is to create a ‘steak’ look, you need to cut the cauliflower very carefully so you can maintain its shape. Once that’s done, brush the slices with a mixture of cumin and canola oil and then sprinkle with salt. Roast them for up to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by mixing cilantro, jalapeno, parsley, garlic, vinegar, oil, and salt. Spoon it over the roasted slices of cauliflower.
This one right here is another vegan recipe that is easy to make – only 15 minutes! Toss some zucchini on a grill until evenly charred. Put it in a blender and add some garlic, mint, lemon juice, and tahini. Stir in 2 tbsps of olive oil and continue to blend until smooth.
Serve the zucchini mixture topped with pine nuts and remaining mint.
Creamy Roasted Squash Puree
After coating the squash with olive oil as well as salt and pepper, roast for up to 35 minutes. Toss shallots and thyme on top and roast for another 40 minutes.
Once cool enough, put the roasted squash, shallots, and thyme into a food processor. Puree until smooth.
Craving for soup on a cold night? A cucumber and melon duo will surely satisfy you. Ingredients include cut English cucumbers, honeydew melon, parsley, red wine vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, and watercress.
Using a blender, puree cucumber, lime juice, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Service with watercress.
Grilled Asparagus and Shiitake Tacos
This Mexican-inspired vegan recipe will certainly give you a fresh spin. In a baking dish, combine asparagus, shiitakes, chipotle, green onions, oil, and garlic. Grill for about 5 to 10 minutes. Once done, slice the asparagus, shiitakes, and green onions.
Serve with corn tortillas and guacamole. You may also opt for cilantro, lime wedges, and hot sauce.
Like what we have said, being on a vegan diet doesn’t have to be boring. A mushroom-quinoa burger is another food item that will make you enjoy your daily meals.
For this one, you’ll need portobello mushroom caps, walnuts, garlic, canola oil, red and green onions, rice wine vinegar, cooked quinoa, cornstarch, sprouts, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and whole-grain buns.
You’ll also need mayonnaise, Rosemary, lemon juice, and Kosher salt for the dressing.