Some people think that vegan food is boring. Nothing can compare to a steak or a rack of ribs in their eyes. However, you can prove those people wrong by showing that there is some organic vegan food that any meat lover can appreciate.
If you’re looking for vegan recipes that will have carnivores asking for seconds, here are some of our favorites.
If you’re making a pasta dish and you’re looking for a vegan replacement for meatballs or sausage, “beetballs” could do the trick. These delicious side dishes are made with porcini mushrooms, onions, and beets, obviously, but they also contain some high-protein ingredients like ground flax seeds, raw almonds, and cooked chickpeas. You can vary up the ingredients to make these spicier or opt for a more mild flavor, but either way, they are sure to go great with your favorite sauce and pasta.
Vegan Popcorn Chicken
This chicken substitution is sure to keep dinner party guests coming back for more. This is made with soy instead of chicken, but with the right seasoning and breading no one will even know the difference. What’s great about vegan popcorn chicken is that you can also vary things up by offering different dipping sauces, so people will have no trouble finding the perfect dip to go along with this tasty treat.
Black Bean Burgers
There’s a reason that black bean burgers have stood the test of time as a beef burger replacement. Black bean burgers are flavorful and full of protein. You can try making your own or try out a variety of store-bought burgers. We’re sure that you can find one that even the most hardcore carnivore in your family or social circle will like.
Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos
Vary up your Taco Tuesday with a vegan twist on this classic dish. These filling tacos are full of protein, fiber, and iron, and they’re incredibly tasty to boot thanks to seasonings like cumin and chili powder. This recipe also calls for making a creamy chipotle sauce, which nicely complements the flavor of these tacos.
Mushroom and Vegan Cheese Rigatoni
What’s pasta without cheese? Some people think there’s no point to it, and to convince them otherwise we have this recipe. This pasta dish uses vegan cheese substitutes and nutritional yeast to offer a creamier flavor and similar consistency to a typical macaroni and cheese meal. The mushrooms add some extra protein and flavor, making this dish a filling meal that vegans and carnivores alike can enjoy.
Jackfruit is an interesting item that you can probably find in your store’s organic produce section. There are plenty of cool ways to prepare jackfruit and make it into a pulled pork-style dish. Even big carnivores will give it a try at your next barbecue after they hear rave reviews from everyone else.
For More Vegan and Plant-Based Food Ideas
If you’re looking for more ways to convince meat-eaters to eat vegan dishes, or if you’re a carnivore yourself and you just want to vary up your diet, we can help! Visit the Organic Restaurants blog and learn more about interesting plant-based foods that might attract your attention.