Asking anyone what are the best vegan recipes you could use will earn you a long list of different types of veggie recipes. For most people, what qualifies to be good enough for vegans is a dish that is easy or simple to prepare, and can be ready quickly. Here are two vegan recipes that are as easy to make, just as they are easy on the palette. The best vegan dishes need not be stale, so read on to find out simple recipes for vegans to try.
Most of us love food. Unfortunately, we think when we want to eat healthily, we end up eating green, stale, boring vegetables. That is wrong. These vegan recipes and dishes are the best and just about as delicious, delectable and gratifying as their meat counterparts. They are easy to make and the health benefits come as an added bonus.
The first vegan recipe and dish is perfect as an appetizer for luncheons, dinners, parties, or just for when you want to impress your friends and family at brunch. It takes about 30 minutes to make. If you pre-cook some ingredients, it takes less time to make. These are, no doubt, features most people look for in the best vegan recipes today.
Spinach Feta Croquettes Vegan Recipe (makes about 7)
Spinach is known to be one of the best vegetables. It has plenty of health and beauty benefits. For instance, it is known that it has lutein that restores the elasticity of the skin. A serving of 4 oz of spinach daily will help reduce wrinkles at home. On to the spinach feta croquettes vegan recipe now.
- 2 lbs of fresh spinach, well-trimmed and cleanly washed
- 1 medium onion. Make it chopped
- 3 lightly beaten eggs
- 1 cup grated feta cheese
- 1 cup of breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon-full of black pepper
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups organic rice
Procedure of Making Spinach Feta Croquettes
Rinse the spinach thoroughly and set aside. Set a large pot of water over high heat and wait for it to boil. When the water boils, throw in the onion and spinach and cook for about one minute or until you see the spinach wilt. Drain thoroughly and leave to cool for a short while.
Clean the rice thoroughly until water becomes clear. Cook in your usual way of cooking rice. Whether in a pot or in a rice cooker, it doesn’t matter just as long as it doesn’t burn. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes. You can pre-cook your rice so it can be easily accessible whenever you want to make this or for when you’re in a jiffy. When the rice cooks, set aside and let it cool.
In a large bowl, throw in the cheese, eggs and breadcrumbs. Stir in the rice, spinach and onion and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
To form the croquettes, get a small amount of the mixture and form into a ball (you can make it big or small, depending on your preference and how many you want to make). Big balls tend to make 7 pcs, while smaller ones double the amount. Let it rest and stand at least five minutes before cooking on a hot non-stick skillet.
Add the oil in the skillet over medium high heat. Add the croquettes and cook for about 5 minutes, making sure not to burn. Serve at room temperature or when hot. You can garnish with arugula or with a side of yogurt dip!
This next dish is as easy as easy can be. It’s the perfect dish for when you just want to lay back and relax in front of the television or for when you want to make a scrumptious healthy dinner for two, without the time pressure.
Spaghetti with Broccoli and Pine Nuts Vegan Recipe
This qualifies as one of the best vegan dishes and recipes, thanks to the inclusion of nuts and broccoli. Broccoli is known to be one of the miracle vegetables with lots of health benefits, such as controlling high blood pressure, acting as an antioxidant, and reducing the risk of cancer. Let us look at our vegan recipe now.
12 ounces spaghetti (any brand will do)
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
5 cloves garlic, sliced
1 pound fresh or frozen broccoli (thawed)
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp crushed red pepper/red pepper flakes
1/3 cup pine nuts
Salt to taste
Method of Preparing
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Set aside when cooked.
- Set the skillet over medium-high heat to heat the oil. When heated enough, add the garlic and cook until golden (not burned).
- Add the pine nuts, stir and cook for about 30 seconds to a minute until nuts are golden brown. Add the broccoli, red pepper salt and cook until broccoli is half cooked.
- Add in the pasta to the skillet, throw in the zest and juice of the lemon, and add the Parmesan to it. Stir until combined well and heated through, about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve hot or warm, with additional Parmesan on the side and fresh parsley to garnish.
With these two of the best vegan recipes, you will enjoy a simple healthy meal, quick and easy to prepare. This makes them the best for people who are busy but want to maintain a healthy vegan diet.