Vegetarian and vegan food is gaining greater traction every day among all the options of feeding humanity. Some do it for health, others for pleasure, but the truth is that you can prepare 100% vegan foods a thousand different ways. If you want to learn new recipes and techniques of vegan cuisine, this is your great opportunity.
Fast and simple vegan recipes
Within the vegan culinary world there are thousands of recipes, however not all are simple to make, so fast vegetarian recipes are gaining much boom. Here are 10 easy-to-prepare vegan recipes that you will enjoy to the fullest.
Preparing quick vegetarian recipes such as hummus is very easy. First of all, you need 500 grams (about 1 lb) of clean, peeled chickpeas, garlic, parsley, olive oil, coriander, coconut milk cream, black pepper and salt. Put the chickpeas to soak overnight, ensuring that they soften. Boil them in 1 liter (about 4 cups) of water and salt. Cut all remaining ingredients into small pieces and add to the mixture as soon as the chickpeas are tender. Leave a little coriander for the end.
Once the chickpeas are ready, add a pinch of pepper and blend with the coconut milk cream. Add a pinch of finely chopped cilantro, and you’re ready, you now have one of the many vegan recipes that are tasty and easy to prepare at home.
Bean and Avocado Sandwich
You will need two 15-ounce cans of white beans, rinsed and drained, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 pinch salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 12 slices whole wheat bread, 1 sliced onion, 2 pitted avocados, thinly sliced. In a medium bowl, combine the beans, oil, salt and pepper. Smash the mixture with the back of a fork and cover with onion and avocado. Spread the mixture onto the sandwiches to taste, and then enjoy another quick vegan recipe.
For this recipe, you will need a stem of broccoli cut into pieces and previously boiled, tofu or mozzarella cheese, béchamel sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Put some béchamel sauce in a baking dish, place a layer of broccoli, add a little salt and pepper to taste, and add a layer of tofu. Then add béchamel sauce and make another layer. Close with a layer of tofu and put in the oven for about 15 minutes, and then you can enjoy a delicious vegan recipe.
Zucchini Boats with Soy Meat
You will need to have soy meat, previously prepared to your taste, tofu and two zucchinis. Bring the zucchini to a boil and when they are ready, split them in half lengthwise. Then, remove the seeds so that there is space for the filling. Add the soy meat and distribute the tofu in pieces. Put in the oven for 15 minutes and you’re all set, an excellent recipe for vegan cuisine.
Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous
You should have a cup of couscous, 1/2 cup of toasted pine nuts, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced, 250 grams (about 8 oz) of chickpeas, rinsed, 1/2 cup of raisins, 2 bunches of chard, diced, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
Place the couscous in a bowl. Add 1 ½ cups boiling water and stir. Cover well and let stand for 10 minutes. Put a pan over medium heat and add the oil. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chickpeas, raisins, chard, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard becomes tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Sprinkle in the couscous and mix. Cover with the chard and sprinkle with the pine nuts, and you’re ready to go.
Soy meat and rice
Sauté 1 onion, 2 tablespoons of oil, 3 cloves of garlic, ground cumin, salt and pepper to taste. When ready, add 300 ml (about 10 oz) of water, mix well and add 250 grams (about 8 ounces) of soy meat. Combine and remove from heat, and let stand a few minutes until the meat is completely hydrated. Prepare a cup of rice in two cups of water with salt to taste. Wait for the rice and serve with the meat.
Cold salad with pasta
For this, you will need a carrot chopped into small pieces, sweet corn, toasted pine nuts, raisins, pasta, 100 grams (about 3.5 oz) of grated purple cabbage, a cup of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Cook the pasta, add all the ingredients and mix, and you’ll have a vegetarian recipe in just a few minutes.
Yucca and Tofu Arepas
For this recipe, you need 500 grams (about 1 lb) of cassava root or yucca, 250 grams (about 8 ounces) of tofu (or vegan cheese), a tomato, salt and pepper. Peel the yucca and boil in water with a pinch of salt until it softens. Once soft, remove from heat and let cool. Smash the yucca and then proceed to form small discs to make arepas. You can eat them as is, or you can brown them in a frying pan or oven. Put a slice of tofu on top with a slice of tomato, salt and pepper to taste.
Stuffed Eggplant with Spinach and Rice
You will need 2 eggplants, 100 grams (about 3.5 oz) of rice, 200 grams (about 7 oz) of spinach, 8 chayote squash, 1 carrot, 2 cloves of garlic, 4 slices of tofu, olive oil and salt. The first thing is to cook the rice with water and salt for 15 minutes. The eggplants are then cut in half and placed pulp-side up in a baking disk. Drizzle with olive oil, season and bake for 15 minutes. The pulp is then removed and chopped. In a separate pan, sauté the garlic in the oil, add the carrots, the chayotes and the spinach. Finally, add the rice and the eggplant pulp. Mix everything together and stuff the eggplants. You can place a slice of tofu on top and then put it in the oven until it melts.
Eggplant with vegetables
You will need 2 eggplants, a carrot, an onion, a green pepper, half a red pepper, a zucchini, ground black pepper, salt, olive oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds. First, put the eggplants in the oven for 20 minutes, then remove the skin so all that’s left is the pulp. In a skillet, sauté the remaining ingredients, finely chopped. Now, mix them with the eggplant, and add salt and pepper to taste. It has never been easier to taste vegan recipes like this one. You can eat them with whole wheat bread.
All these vegan recipes have been a complete success for both vegetable lovers and those who want to eat healthier. We encourage you to try one of our exquisite recipes, so let’s get cooking!