15 Must-Try Vegan Recipes That are Making People Drool All Over Their Laptops and Phones

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Stop whatever you’re doing and pay attention, because it’s time to look at food. Not just any food, but some of the best food that you will ever feast your eyes on. That’s right — ever, because when it comes to delicious food, One Green Planet knows what’s up. From hearty comfort food to side dishes, we’ve got recipes that will tantalize your taste buds. They might even render you unable to stop staring at your laptop/phone/device of choice, like a modern-day Narcissus … only switch out the part about except being enraptured by your own reflection with food porn. It also just so happens to be World Vegan Month, so what better way to celebrate it than with some seriously awesome and drool-worthy recipes?

1. Coconut Mango Stew With Homemade Naan Bread

Coconut-Mango Stew with Homemade Naan Bread [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

What could possibly be more comforting than dunking slices of homemade naan bread into a bowl of warm stew? Not much, that’s for sure. This Coconut Mango Stew With Homemade Naan Bread will definitely comfort you even on the coldest days. Mango and coconut give this stew a tropical twist while quinoa and lentils add protein and heartiness. Oh, and by the way, the naan bread is totally gluten-free!

2. Broccoli Cashew Fried Rice

Broccoli Cashew Fried Rice

Even simple dishes like fried rice can be tough to get right. That’s where recipes like this one for Broccoli Cashew Fried Rice come into play. This is the best guide for fried rice that you’ll ever come across. Broccoli and cashews are an amazing addition to stir-fries, but you can substitute for any veggie. Depending on how heavy you like your sauce you’ll likely have some leftovers – store it in the fridge and use as a dressing for a soba noodle salad or stirred through a quinoa dish.

3. Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Chili

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If you’re on the fence about cooking with pumpkin, this Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Chili will definitely have you joining the fan club. It’s perfect for those of us with busy lives and for those of us with limited kitchen skills. Plus, it’s rich, delicious, and oh, so satisfying. You’ll be a pumpkin lover with just one bite.

4. Malai Kofta: Potato Dumplings in Spiced Tomato Sauce

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This Malai Kofta is an all-time favorite Indian dish made healthier and kinder. Traditionally, this dish is a rich combination of fried potato, veggie, and cheese meatball/dumplings floating in a creamy spiced tomato sauce. Served with rice or flatbread, it really is a treat. Of course, here it is modified and made both vegan and gluten-free, but it still has all of the tastiness and fragrant flavors.

5. Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries

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This Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries is an experience that needs to be had. Young jackfruit is simmered until tender and then broiled in sticky barbecue sauce, allowing it to absorb the flavor. This sandwich is topped with creamy, crunchy coleslaw that’s a nice contract to the tender barbecue sauce-covered jackfruit. It all comes with a side of crispy oven-baked fries — why not try piling those on the sandwich, too?

6. Dill Pickle French Fries

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These Dill Pickle French Fries are salty, tangy and bursting with dill flavor just like dill pickle chips! Apple cider vinegar gives these fries a tangy flavor and they are seasoned with fresh dill, garlic powder and mustard powder. Serve these on the side of your favorite sandwich or burger or just eat them as your main course.

7. General Tso’s Tofu With Steamed Broccoli and 5-Spice Rice

Vegan General Tso’s Tofu with Steamed Broccoli and 5-Spice Brown Rice

Eating vegan does not mean missing out on your favorite take-out dishes. Take this General Tso’s Tofu With Steamed Broccoli and 5-Spice Rice, for instance. The tofu is crispy and flavorful, the sauce is just the right amount of sweet and spicy, thick and rich, just the way you remember it. Served with crunchy broccoli and five-spice brown rice, this dish is made to order. Sorry, we don’t deliver — but it’s so easy to make.

8. Butternut Squash Tacos With Tempeh Chorizo

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These Butternut Squash Tacos With Tempeh Chorizo come together fairly quickly and are a meal just by themselves. The butternut squash is simmered until tender and cooked with your favorite Mexican spices. It’s topped with a spicy tempeh chorizo that will transform your Taco Tuesdays.

9. Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers

Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers are satisfying and delicious. The lentils give them a great texture; they’re soft but keep their shape well because they are mixed with gluten-free flour. Paprika and cayenne pepper give them a kick. Serve these on buns or just on the plate for a colorful, yummy meal.

10. Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza

Presenting the Pesto Pizza — the perfect vegetable pizza recipe outfitted with its own homemade pesto and all! Whether it’s the effortlessness of the recipe, the pizza’s colorful appearance, or the flavors from the variety of fresh produce and homemade pesto, there are so many reasons to make this pizza! If you don’t have time to cook, it can be made in advance and frozen so you’ll have a yummy treat anytime you like!

11. Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Brown Rice Bake

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If you want to make something easy and nourishing, this Easy Cheesy Brown Rice and Broccoli Bake is exactly that. This dish is just about as simple as it gets! You pretty much just mix brown rice and broccoli in a casserole dish and stir it up with a basic cheesy sauce. Easy-peasy deliciousness!

12. Green Goddess Griller

Green Goddess Griller

You’ll feel like a green goddess (or god) when you treat yourself to one of these amazing Green Goddess Grillers. Nutty pesto, creamy avocado, and melty vegan cheese come together between two pieces of bread to create the grilled sandwich of your dreams.

13. Orange Cauliflower

Orange Cauliflower

Even the cauliflower hating, meat and potatoes friends of yours will love this recipe for Orange Cauliflower. The words “pretty damn good” and “the best way I have ever tasted cauliflower” will come out of their mouths, even while they are still chewing. Forget take-out and make this dish instead.

14. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese with Spinach

In this Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach, sweet potatoes serve as the base to make the cheesy orange sauce that we all know and love. The spices and mustard balance out the sweetness, to create the ultimate mac. Make a double batch because everyone will want a second bowl.

15. The Eggplant Crunchburger

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This Eggplant Crunchburger is a vegan take on a famous celebrity chef’s burger. Topped with vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and a homemade horseradish mustard mayo spread, this burger is big, it’s messy, and it’s incredibly delicious.

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