Did you know that vegan food is quickly going around the world? In fact, you can now find vegan dishes at world-famous amusement parks and landmarks.
Is your circle of friends ready to embrace what a plant-based diet has to offer? Kick off your new diet with dinner!
Before you start, read our article on the 10 best vegan dishes to serve at a dinner party.
1. Attract your guests with a tofu steak
Tofu is one of the most versatile vegan foods available for dinner parties. Soy has long been used in Asian cooking. However, soy-based tofu can also be made with other flavors.
The latest trend in the world of vegan cooking is to treat tofu like a traditional cut of meat. Western flavor profiles include spices like thyme, rosemary, and salted butter.
Searing tofu like a steak is a delicious idea for formal and informal dinners. Be careful, your guests will probably come back for a few seconds!
2. Green Goddess Garden Salad
Green Goddess Seasoning Blends are popular additions to salads, eggs, and almost anything that needs a fresh zing. This spice blend, however, can also be the star of a dish.
Salads are often seen as dull gifts, but vegan dieters are ready to change that stereotype! A green salad from the garden of the goddess can feature a herbal dressing as the star of the dish.
3. How to feed a vegan? Pizza!
An incredible variety of pizzas have surfaced in almost every corner of the world. As long as all three main ingredients are present, a pizza can be almost anything you can imagine.
The three star ingredients are dough, cheese and tomato sauce. Luckily, all three of these components are available in a herbal option. Vegan pepperoni and sausage are also easy to find at health food stores!
4. Serve sushi with a twist
Japanese cuisine boasts refined flavors rich in tradition. Due to the impact of Buddhism on the country, vegetarian and vegan diets are prevalent throughout the country.
Sushi, in fact, does not always feature fish as the main element of the dish. Vegetable sushi, including fried pumpkin and squash, is also a delicious dinner dish.
5. Grill hamburgers on the barbecue
Informal dinners are a treat in the spring and summer for anyone who loves grilled meats full of flavor. Short on time ? A great vegan take-out menu is available here.
Burgers and hot dogs are the easiest options when hosts want to spend more time socializing and less time preparing meals. Luckily for vegans, both are available in plant-based options.
Pro Tip: If a vegan attendee is allergic to soy meat, consider adding vegetable skewers to the grill. Skewers cook quickly and are easy to season. Salt, pepper and a little garlic will garnish your skewers perfectly.
6. Grilled Cheese if you want
Are you hosting a nostalgic movie night? Why not serve your guests a dish that reminds them of their childhood? Vegans and carnivores can all agree that grilled cheeses are delicious!
Why not impress your guests with an assortment of luxury cheeses? Ditch the boring American cheese slices and switch to smoked gouda, provolone and havarti!
Take your guests on a culinary tour of the Mediterranean with slices of fresh bread, cheeses and wine pairings. Enjoy your lunch!
7. Spaghetti and “meatballs”
Few things are as delicious as a bowl of hot pasta smothered in a rich, velvety sauce. Traditional pasta is naturally vegan, but there are also gluten-free options to choose from.
Simmer a homemade tomato sauce over low heat while you prepare your vegan “meatballs”. Buy them in store or look for a recipe to make yourself!
8. Fake Cheese Enchiladas
Cheese is a staple in the kitchen of any transitioning vegan. Almost every type of cheese imaginable is available in a vegan variety.
Why not pair these delicious vegan cheeses with fresh tortillas? Enchiladas are simple to build and impressive on any plate. Consider drizzling a green chili sauce on top!
9. Try herbal potstickers
Craving something unique for your next vegan dinner dish? Plant-based potstickers are the world’s best-kept secret to healthy eating.
One of the benefits of transitioning to a vegan diet is that you can enjoy a wide range of flavors and fusions.
Meatballs can be handmade and filled with a variety of faux meats and vegetables. Consider marinating your fake meat in soy sauce and grated ginger for an authentic flavor profile.
10. Lemon Vegan Cheesecake
Don’t forget the dessert! No vegan dinner is complete without a delicious dessert to top off the evening. Spring and summer dishes pair perfectly with citrus fruits like lemon and orange.
A vegan lemon cheesecake will intrigue your plant-based attendees and excite their taste buds from first bite to last. It’s probably a good idea to have an extra cheesecake waiting!
Serve the best vegan dishes!
Now you know all about what it takes to throw the best plant-based dinner party. Are you ready to serve the best vegan dishes? Now is your chance!
Remember, you can easily replicate popular meals when you find vegan alternatives to staple ingredients like meats and cheeses.
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