Vegan Protein Recipes
Black Bean-and-Quinoa Salad
Ken Oringer believes chefs need to make a point of eating healthy dishes when they can, so he includes protein-rich quinoa in his diet at least three times a week. Here he mixes the grain with black beans, onions and peppers to make a hearty and very satisfying side dish that's a fun variation on prosaic five-bean salad.
Scrambled Tofu with Potatoes, Mushrooms and Peppers
This recipe was inspired by Neal Fraser's old roommate, a vegetarian who scrambled tofu for breakfast. Fraser liked the idea of putting a completely vegetarian, egg-free scramble on his menu. This silky mix of mushrooms, potatoes, roasted bell peppers and tofu is topped with brightly flavored pesto sauce.
Spicy Chickpea Salad
Rajat Parr was born in Kolkata in 1972 and didn't leave until he was 22, which explains why Indian flavors are such a big part of his cooking. This salad, for instance, is a twist on the classic Indian street food called chana chaat.
Spiced Lentils with Mushrooms and Greens
Curried Pan-Seared Tofu with Bell Peppers
Pan seared tofu and crunchy bell peppers are especially delicious when simmered in a soupy coconut curry sauce.
Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup
Eating vegan for a month led Richard Blais to examine his pantry more closely. He discovered that ground porcini mushrooms add a meaty flavor to dishes like his veggie burger.
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.