Here’s the thing about eating vegan: it’s not nearly as scary or as difficult or as annoying as non-vegans make it out to be. It might take a little bit of extra planning, but more often than not, eating vegan is a non-issue. Whether you are vegan or not, you’re going to enjoy these vegan spring recipes.
If you have been debating about going vegan, there’s no better time than the present — especially during the spring season. As the winter dissipates, more and more vegetables are in season, making vegan dishes even more delicious. “The more vegetables, the merrier,” as many vegans say, I assume?
Admittedly I am not a vegan, but I am familiar with (and often prefer) plenty of vegan meals. Honestly, vegan dishes are just more fun than any baked chicken dish I can think of. In fact, one of the best things about eating vegan is how creative you can become with so many foods you thought you knew. You can turn cauliflower into pizza crust! You can turn beets into burgers! The possibilities are endless! And, believe it or not, cheese-less dishes are still amazing. If that all sounds enticing enough, here are some great spring vegan recipes to try no matter your diet.
1. Acai Bowl
Vegan or not, you should learn how to make a great acai bowl. They're delicious and filling, and Green Kitchen Stories has the perfect recipe.
2. Garlic Soba and Zucchini Noodles
This dish is super simple and will please the vegans and the meat eaters. Head over to Naturally Ella for the recipe.
3. Vegan Caesar Salad
Being vegan doesn't mean giving up your favorite dishes. Take this Caesar salad from Oh She Glows for example.
4. Biscuits and Gravy
Even in the spring, biscuits and gravy make a great comfort food. Try this vegan recipe from A Beautiful Mess.
5. Vegan Almond Mango Milkshake
YASSS milkshake and smoothie season is upon us. Turn to Apron and Sneakers for this killer mango drink.
6. Almond Cake with Roasted Strawberries and Rhubarb on Top
How beautiful does this cake look? Cookie and Kate has the perfect spring dessert recipe.
7. Seared Pepper Tacos
Taco Tuesdays have never been so great. Big Girl Small Kitchen's pepper tacos are killer.
8. Curried Cauliflower Wrap
Who knew cauliflower could be so good? Thanks to Naturally Ella's recipe, this vegetable is better than ever.
9. Ultimate Four-Layer Vegan Sandwich
Throw together a quick and easy vegan lunch with this recipe from Oh She Glows, and then go out and enjoy the sun.
10. Green Pizza With A Cauliflower Base
Hang out in the park with friends, and then make a pizza at home with friends! Follow this recipe from Green Kitchen Stories.
11. Vegan Oreos
See? I told you there are vegan versions of your favorite foods. Infinite thanks to Adventures in Cooking for this concoction.
12. Fettuccini Alfredo
Spend a day in the sun and come home to this cozy dish from A Cozy Kitchen.
13. Dairy-Free Ice Cream
Even vegans can enjoy ice cream. Check out A Beautiful Mess for the dairy-free recipe.
14. Vegan Overnight Oats
Make breakfast the night before with this recipe from Oh She Glows, and then go out and enjoy the weather!
15. Spring Buckwheat Salad
This refreshing salad from Green Kitchen Stories is the perfect compliment to spring.
16. Black Bean Burrito
Who says vegans can't get Mexican food? Turn to Naturally Ella for this amazing lunch.
17. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Brussels sprouts might be the best vegetables in the world. See this salad from Back To Her Roots to prove it.
18. Mango Coconut Scones
Start your spring mornings bright and early with these scones from Adventures in Cooking.
For more ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.
Images: Green Kitchen Stories (3), Naturally Ella (3), Oh She Glows, A Beautiful Mess (2), Apron and Sneakers, Cookie and Kate, Big Girl Small Kitchen, Adventures in Cooking (2), A Cozy Kitchen, Back To Her Roots