Around the Globe in 50 Delicious Main Dishes

Mains 50

Historically and globally, a plant-based diet has been traditional and standard, primarily based on accessibility. It was not until the last half of the 20th Century that meat and processed foods had the chance to take center stage due to innovative farming practices and industrialization of food production…much to the demise of our health. Now, because it is well documented that a plant-based diet reduces our risk for most chronic diseases, more and more people are evolving back towards eating how we used to…with vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices–in infinite combinations–taking back the plate. Of course, there are many, many other extraordinary, hugely important reasons to eat plants…not the least of which is the delicious culinary diversity.

Here are 50 (!) exciting examples of how broad the recipe base is with these divine main dishes that exude an interesting international flair:

1. Cheesy Smoky Butternut Squash Pasta from The Vegiterranean Diet via The Blender Babes

Vegiterranean Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

2. Jerk Chickpeas by Dreena Burton

Mains Jerk Chickpeas

3. Sticky Chili Ginger Tofu by A Virtual Vegan

Mains Sticky Chili Tofu

4. Baked Ratatouille in Kale Millet Crust by Rainbow Nourishments

Mains Ratatouille

5. Big Time Vegan Mexican Bowl by The Vegan 8 (*Tip: DIY oil-free tortilla chips by cutting and then toasting or baking whole grain or sprouted tortillas*)

Mains Mexican Bowl

6. Greek Vegan Pastitsio by Veggies Don’t Bite

Mains Greek Pastitsio

7. Beluga Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Vegan Richa

Mains Beluga Lentils

8. Quick Vegan Pho by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Mains Pho

9. Creamy Fettuccine by Dreena Burton

Mains Fettuccine 10. Mediterranean Quinoa with Cashew Tzatziki by Contentedness Cooking

Mains Quinoa Tzatziki

11. Falafel from The Vegiterranean Diet

Vegiterranean Falafel

12. Effortless Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Curry by Blueberry & Basil

Effortless Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Curry

13. Veggie Sushi with Smoked Tempeh and Avocado by Win-Win Food

Mains Tempeh Sushi

14.  Enchilada Noodles by Veggies Don’t Bite

Mains Enchilada Noodles

15. Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry with Potatoes by Vegan Heaven

Mains Chickpea Curry

16. Moroccan Bean Stew by Dreena Burton

Mains Morroccan Beans

17. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie by A Virtual Vegan

Mains Shepard Pie

18. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla by Handful of Raspberries

Mains Potato Quesadilla

19. Kung Pao Tempeh by Contentedness Cooking

Mains Kung Pao

20. Soba Noodle Salad by Quite Good Food

Mains Soba Salad

21. Cauliflower Steaks with Sweet Pepper Sauce by Jazzy Vegetarian

Mains Cauliflower

22. Deep Dish Falafel Pizza by Rainbow Nourishments

Mains Deep Dish Falafel

23. Vegetable & Chickpea Mafe (A Senegalese Peanut Stew) by Conscientious Eater

Mains Chickpea Mafe

24. Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl (*Swap oil for veggie broth or water*) by Emilie Eats

Mains Spaghetti Burrito

25. Thai Tempeh Buddha Bowl by Fit Mitten Kitchen

Mains Thai Buddha

26. Bombay Potatoes and Peas (*Swap oil for veggie broth or water*) by Vegan Richa

Mains Bombay Potatoes

27. Congee (Chinese Rice Porridge) by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Mains Congee

28. Spicy Mexican Hummus Quesadillas by Veganosity

Mains Spicy Hummus Quesadillas

29. Asian Tempeh Lettuce Wraps (*Omit Oil*) by Fit Mitten Kitchen

Mains Asian Tempeh Wraps

30. Easy Paella (*Use water-packed or frozen artichokes to avoid oil*) by Jazzy Vegetarian

Mains Paella

31. Moroccan Summer Vegetable Stew by Veganosity

Mains Morrocan Stew

32. Spicy Vegan Tofu Chili with Sour Cream (*Swap oil for veggie broth or water*) by Vegan Heaven

Mains Spicy Tofu Chili

33. Skillet Eggplant “Rib” BBQ Mushroom Tacos (*Swap oil for veggie broth or water*) by Craving Nature

Mains BBQ Tacos

34. Mexican Bean Soup with Chipotle Avocado Cream by Dreena Burton

Mains Mexican Soup

35. Vegan Sukiyaki, A Japanese Hot Pot (*Swap sugar for maple syrup for date paste*) by Veggies Don’t Bite

Mains Sukiyaki

36. Vegan Bobotie by Contentedness Cooking

Mains Bobotie

37. Pineapple Black Rice Stirfry (*Omit Oil*) by Rainbow Nourishments

Mains Pineapple Stirfry

38. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers by That Girl Cooks Healthy

Mains Quinoa Peppers

39. Chickpea Pumpkin Coconut Curry (*Swap oil for veggie broth or water*) by Emilie Eats

Mains Pumpkin Curry

40. Spaghetti and Wheatballs by Jazzy Vegetarian

Mains Wheatballs

41. Teriyaki Butternut Tempeh and Cauliflower (*Omit Oil*) by Vegan Richa

Mains Teriyaki

42. Satay Soba Sushi by Quite Good Food

Mains Soba Sushi

43. Black Eyed Pea Curry with Swiss Chard & Roasted Eggplant by Strength & Sunshine

Mains Black Eyed Pea Curry

44. Harissa Potato Salad by Strength & Sunshine

Mains Harissa Potato

45. Minestrone Soup with Arugula by Veganosity

Mains Minestrone

46. Black Bean Lentil Tacos by The Garden Grazer

Mains Lentil Tacos

47. Vegan German Cheese Spaetzle by Vegan Heaven

Mains Cheese Spaetzle

48. Vegan Sushi Bowl by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Mains Sushi-Bowl

49. Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Chickpea Chili by The Vegan 8

Mains Chili Sweet Potato

50. Vegan Bolognese with Lentils and Mushrooms by Veggies Don’t Bite

Mains Bolognese

2016-11-29T15:10:57+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes, Uncategorized|
  • This is such an incredible collection of plant-based recipes! Thank you so much for including so many of mine, I’m so humbled. 🙂 Sharing everywhere!

  • Veggies Don’t Bite

    Thanks for including me!! Sharing!!