Even if you are not vegan, let yourself be conquered by these 50 vegan recipes, original or traditional Italian, and discover our tips to make the most of the ingredients allowed in a vegan diet
Looking for ideas to bring simple and tasteful vegan recipes to the table? Easy! In the gallery above you can find ours best vegan recipes, from simple to more original: appetizers, ideas for seasoning pasta is vegan main courses, without forgetting the dessert.
If you want to know more about vegan diet and you want to test yourself in the kitchen, read all our below advice to replace the ingredients not allowed and prepare really tasty vegan recipes! Let's start from the basics.
What do vegans eat?
But what do vegans eat? This is the first question that arises when cooking for guests following one vegan diet. Once you understand the rules, you can experiment with the ingredients and prepare yours creative vegan recipe to conquer even those who are not vegans.
L'vegan food it is based on the consumption of fruit, vegetables, cereals, legumes, bread, seeds and dried fruit. All these ingredients can be used to cook vegan recipes without running into problems.
Instead, what don't vegans eat? The food excluded they are meat, fish, eggs, honey, milk and derivatives (butter, lard, yogurt, cheeses and so on).
There difference between vegetarian and vegan it is therefore in the consumption of derivatives: vegetarians do not eat meat and fish, but eat animal derivatives, such as milk and eggs.
Starting from these assumptions, vegans can eat many recipes of the Italian tradition, starting from vegetables up to the focaccia: the caponata, the Roman artichokes, the panzanella, the polenta, the Tuscan ribollita, the pappa al pomodoro, the farinata, the Bari or Genoese focaccia. Other times it will be enough to avoid the cheese, as in the case of the eggplant parmigiana or the pesto trofie, but let's get into the specifics.
Vegan recipes: first courses
THE vegan first courses they are the easiest to prepare. lots typical Italian recipes they are already vegan in themselves: pasta, gnocchi, rice and soups are suitable to be combined with vegan ingredients, without sacrificing taste and tradition. Spaghetti with tomato sauce, spaghetti with garlic, oil and chili pepper, penne pasta with arrabbiata sauce, pasta and beans are the simplest ideas. You can find many others in the gallery above.
Vegan recipes: main courses without meat and fish
How to prepare tasty and complete vegan second courses? First of all, i legumes they are perfect for preparing delicious recipes from the tradition that everyone loves, like beans with bird.
And why not use beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas to prepare burger and legume patties? To mix the ingredients well legume or vegetable meatballs, instead of eggs you can use boiled potatoes or boiled rice (avoiding rinsing it in advance, in order to preserve its starch).
To cook excellent vegan main courses, we also come to our aid plant alternatives meat, like seitan, an ingredient derived from the processing of gluten from flour. The seitan it is very versatile, rich in protein and low in fat, it can be cooked on the griddle, it can be fried or used to prepare a vegan ragout.
Tofu, the so-called "vegetable cheese", is also a very valid ingredient for vegan cuisine: made from soy milk, the tofu it is useful as a filling for savory pies, to prepare meatballs is burger, but you can also cook it in the pan, baked, marinate or consume raw.
Sweet vegan recipes
How to prepare vegan desserts if you can't use milk and eggs? If replacing cow's milk is very easy thanks to the use of soya milk, oat or of rice, replacing the eggs may seem complicated. Based on the desired consistency, replacing the eggs many different ingredients can be used: cornstarch, potato starch, vegetable yogurt or even bananas. If you need to help the leavening, just add a pinch of bicarbonate or Cream of tartar.
And have you ever heard ofacquafaba? This is the cooking water of legumes: once mounted with the help of whips, it will take on a consistency similar to that of egg whites. Click here to find out how best to use it in your sweet and savory vegan recipes.
Consult the gallery at the top to try ours 50 vegan recipes easy to prepare and suitable for all tastes!
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