Easy Vegan Recipes
Grilled Tofu Steaks with Piquillo Salsa Verde
Firm tofu is ideal for the grill, because it holds its shape and gets nicely smoky. It's excellent with this tangy salsa prepared with piquillo peppers, capers and parsley.
Quick White Bean Stew with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes
Low in fat but high in protein, beans are one of Joe Bastianich's favorite ingredients. He uses white beans here, but he also loves making this recipe with chickpeas and flat gigante beans: "The bigger and creamier the beans, the better."
Dan Dan Noodles
It’s worth seeking out vegan chow mein noodles (traditionally made with egg) to make this easy, spicy, peanutty dish.
Fresh Tomato Spaghetti
Because this dish requires raw tomatoes, use the freshest, ripest tomatoes you can find. A summer farmers' market would be an ideal source.
Vegan Tofu Biryani
Made with fragrant basmati rice and aromatic spices, this healthful vegan tofu biryani smells as good as it tastes.
Gallo Pinto (Black Beans & Rice)
Michael Cordúa of Churrasco in Houston serves this Nicaraguan black beans and rice dish to his family for breakfast or a late-night snack. The fried onions throughout ensure crispy bits in every bite.
Crispy Tofu Steaks with Ginger Vinaigrette
F&W's Kay Chun uses panko to coat tofu steaks, then pan-fries them until they're crispy outside and creamy within.
Black Bean Soup with Crispy Tortillas
This ultrasimple soup requires little more than a couple of cans of black beans, some onion and a bit of cumin. A topping of fried tortillas (or store-bought chips) adds crunch.