We’re celebrating World Vegan Month, so we’ve put together this eclectic and flavourful list of vegan recipes from around the world. Try these world vegan dishes and feel inspired!
This year, The Vegan Society is celebrating an amazing 75 years since its foundation. It’s clear that compassionate eating is growing around the world, and more and more people are switching to plant based diets for health and environmental reasons. So the demand for vegan dishes around the world is growing hugely!
As we travel around Europe in our camper van, we love to create vegan versions of the traditional dishes of the countries we visit and also share our passion for the Austrian cuisine of Paul’s homeland.
In this collection of vegan recipes from around the world, you’ll find traditional country dishes that have been veganised, and naturally vegan cuisine. We asked food bloggers from across the globe to share their countries’ vegan cuisine and recipes inspired by their own travels and favourite foods. And they sure didn’t let us down, so get ready to be inspired!
Whatever your diet, we invite you to try something new this month and take your tastebuds on an adventure across the globe!
Wishing you all a very Happy World Vegan Month!
Sophie and Paul
Traditional beetroot soup that is associated with Ukraine. Instead of meat it's made with beans and dried mushrooms. It's incredibly rich and satisfying. Perfect for meal prep cause it's gets even better on second and third day.
These red cabbage lentil rolls are a veganized version of traditional Polish galumpkis! The rolls are stuffed with a flavorful mixture of onions, lentils, brown rice, and seasonings. This family-friendly meal is inexpensive, filling, and easy to make!
This vegan jota is a hearty smoky bean and sauerkraut hotpot from Slovenia, is simplicity itself to make, and is perfect during cooler weather!
Zacuscă – Romanian eggplant and red pepper spread – is deliciously creamy and comforting, really easy to make, and perfect with rustic bread.
Tikvenik rolls are a traditional Bulgarian Christmas Eve recipe. These pumpkin rolls are gluten free and perfect to try something new this fall.
Frankfurter Cabbage Soup. But I don’t think anyone else calls it like that. It is kind of typical Hungarian cabbage soup. Traditionally, you make it with German Frankfurter sausages – hence the name. Sweet paprika powder and sour cream are other Hungarian cuisine staples, so the soup has to have them.
Perfect Vegan Yorkshire Puddings, a side dish from England – Tall, crispy, golden sides, soft and slightly gooey bottoms, and a deep hollow just waiting to be filled with tasty gravy! And there’s a gluten-free option!
German Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer) are savory shredded potatoes shaped into a flattened small dumpling-like pancake
The national dish of Austria, this vegan Schnitzel is surprisingly simple to make. Crispy on the outside and tender on the outside, it's 100% tasty and 100% plantbased.
Who doesn’t love some mashed potatoes? This traditional recipe for Vegan Irish Colcannon is gluten-free, allergy-free, paleo, made with cabbage, but without the dairy! A cheap and easy staple Irish side dish that will quickly become a comforting family dinner staple!
This vegan haggis will make any Scotsman happy. Without the usual nasty bits, this satisfying, gluten-free combo has become our all-time favorite vegetarian meatloaf. Perfect for a Burns supper, or any night of the week!
A rich and creamy vegan risotto with a burst of fresh lemon! This deliciously hearty lemon risotto is a classic Italian dish made vegan that you'll want to add to your regular dinner rotation!
This vegan moussaka is Greek comfort food at its finest. It’s loaded with flavor from layers of roasted eggplant, fluffy mashed potatoes, nutrition-packed lentils and chickpeas, and a creamy vegan Bechamel sauce.
Refreshing, simple and delicious. This quick and easy tomato and cucumber gazpacho is the perfect Spanish summer dish to keep you cool.
This soup recipe from Portugal is super nutritious, yet down-to-earth. Kale simmers with garlic and onions for a flavorful, healthy recipe. Beans and tempeh provide substance and protein.
This vegan apple tart is made with flaky handmade pastry, easy apple sauce, thinly cut apple slices and an apricot jam glaze. It’s the delicious French Tarte aux Pommes – vegan style!
This is a traditional Norwegian or Swedish tart also know as a Sandbakkelse. They are filled with fruit or pie filling and are served at Christmas time.
This Danish split pea soup is full of vegetable power and brightened up with fresh dill and topped with crispy, blackened onions.
Kisir is a simple, flavor-packed Turkish bulgur salad. It's similar to tabbouleh but definitely deserves it’s own place on a meze or lunch table with it’s wonderful tart-savory flavors.
A Middle Eastern take on kebab sandwich, this Vegan Shawarma is a flatbread filled with wonderfully spiced jackfruit, salad, hummus and sesame lemon sauce.
Shakshuka is a one pan spicy, smokey, tomato stew that is a favourite for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Israel. This Vegan Shakshuka is topped with tofu.
This warm and comforting dish of eggplant and yellow split peas bursts with the flavors of cinnamon and turmeric and is served over a bed of fluffy aromatic brown basmati rice. This dish is from Iran.
Muhammara is a delicious, lightly spicy dip made from roast red bell peppers that's originally from the Levant countries of Syria and Lebanon.
Mejadra is a the ultimate comfort food from Jerusalem. It's made with lentils and rice, complete with Middle Eastern flavours and topped with crispy fried onions.
North and South America
Canadian crispy french fries smothered with two killer sauces, a Dijon Thyme Gravy and Cheddar Beer Sauce …and it is all vegan!
This creamy vegan take on an American classic coleslaw salad recipe is rich, creamy, refreshing, crunchy, healthy and bursting with big flavor! This easy vegan coleslaw is perfect as is, or served in addition to your favorite summer meals. Keto diet friendly!
Enjoy a taste of beautiful Jamaica with this delicious creamy rasta pasta dish, plant based and meat free.
This Tamale Pie has all the flavors of tamales that are traditional in Mexico.
These cornmeal flatbreads are traditional in El Salvador. Here they are stuffed with squash and served with a spicy cabbage slaw known as curdito.
Vegan Ajiaco is a satisfying one-pot meal from Colombia that is made with 3 types of potatoes and served with sliced avocado, capers, and tangy cream. Your taste buds will dance!
There's a reason why empanadas are so popular in Central and South America! They are the perfect finger food for parties or a quick snack.
Try this homemade Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce and you’ll be putting it on everything!
This fruit drink is popular in Mexico and Central America. This version use pineapple, lime and mint for a refreshing zingy flavour.
Alfajores are traditional in Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay (also in some European countries), and are a melt-in-your-mouth, soft cookie sandwich filled with gooey caramel. This version is vegan & gluten-free
Chock-full of delicious veggies, and cooked with fiery spices and fragrant herbs, this vegan Moroccan vegetable tagine is not only a sumptuous feast of goodness, it’s incredibly easy to make too.
Guys, this Puff Puff from Nigeria is a traditional African snack. It is sweet, fluffy golden brown and suitable for vegans too.
This West African Vegan Jollof Rice will definitely blow your mind. You won’t believe it’s not the traditional Recipe. Guess what? It’s one of the easiest and most delicious Jollof recipe.
A classic from Nairobi, East Africa, this easy Vegan Coconut Curry, aka Bharazi, will make your taste buds dance. Perfect as a one-pot dinner, this mouthwatering creamy sauce is infused with the flavors of coconut, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric and cilantro – to create a flavor-packed plant powered dish.
Koshari is Egypt's national dish and one of the most popular street foods in Cairo. A hearty mix of beans and grains, topped with a spiced flavorful tomato sauce!
Githeri is a traditional stew from Kenya. Made with beans and starchy vegetables, it is healthy and hearty!
Asia and Oceania
Russian Beetroot Dip or Beetroot Caviar (Свекольная икра) is a vegan, gluten free, dairy free, vitamin packed snack. Perfect for your next holiday party, summer bbq or potluck.
These Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Filling are a delightfully simple, healthy vegan appetizer. Three ingredients, some artfully chosen spices, and less than an hour of time and you have a vegan treat for the tastebuds with these walnut stuffed eggplant rolls.
Tempeh originates from Indonesia. Not a dish per say, but an protein-rich ingredient (much like tofu). It is still not widely available, so why not make it yourself at home - and you can make so many different dishes!
This tasty noodle dish from Korea uses glass noodles made from sweet potato starch. Combined with colourful vegetables, they make for a quick and easy meal.
Chow mein noodles are a simple one-pot meal that will definitely satisfy that Chinese food craving.
When it comes to Japanese cuisine, there are few more iconic foods than sushi. Often the only options for vegans are avocado and cucumber rolls, but this delicious sushi recipe features creative vegan versions of Nigiri, Maki, and Uramaki. It’s not only fun to eat, but fun to prepare!
Vegan Pho (Phở) is an easier and healthier version of the traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. This nourishing and flavorful gluten-free and fat-free soup is perfect for any season!
Thailand’s ubiquitous fried noodle dish, phad Thai, is fast, cheap, and easy to make, and very filling. Serve with fresh bean sprouts and spring onions, plus a dash of lime juice, and finish it in true Thai style, with crushed peanuts, chilli flakes, a little sugar, and some spicy vinegar. Delicious!
Chana masala is an Indian staple, made with a delicious mixture of chickpeas, Indian spices,
tomatoes, and fresh herbs. It’s tasty and so easy to make. Enjoy it with a bowl of rice, quinoa, naan, or in a Buddha bowl!
Sweet, spicy and sour, this delicious Mango Curry is a Sri Lankan classic and favorite. Simple to make and packed with a great depth of flavor, like any good curry. Perfect dish to use up seasonal mangoes that are slightly underripe.
Sayur Lemak is a light coconut based curry from Singapore and Malaysia. It's both an everyday dish as well as for special occasions and when it's served alongside other iconic dishes. Here, the author veganised and simplified this favourite childhood dish.
Do you have a favourite vegan recipe from around the world?
We’d love to know what it is!
HAPPY WORLD VEGAN MONTH!