9 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Make Vegan
Thinking about going vegan (read: 5 Steps to Ease Your Way Into a Vegan Diet), but can't imagine life without bacon? Say hello to the incredibly versatile mushroom. 'Shrooms can disguise themselves as bolognese sauce, a topping for your morning oatmeal, or even bacon! Follow this recipe from chef Chloe Coscarelli to create a delicious vegan mushroom BLT.
With loads of seafood flavor, a perfect tuna-salad texture, and a recipe that includes whole foods, this Vegan Chickpea "Tuna" Salad is sure to win over any lunch crowd. Put it between two slices of bread, serve a scoop over a bed of greens, or dig into it as is.
Sure, you could buy a vegan substitute for mayo at the grocery store. But it's also really easy to make your own. This simple recipe for Vegan Mayonnaise uses ingredients you probably already have on hand, like soy milk, apple cider vinegar, and agave. Try spreading it on one of these Filling Vegetarian Sandwiches for a homemade condiment kick.
Cheese made from nuts? It sounds too good to be true, but this Garlic & Herb Vegan Cheese has no weird ingredients and gets its creaminess from soaked cashews.
With zero eggs, this Vegan Chickpea Omelet is a cross between a traditional omelet and a crepe, but the twist is it's made with garbanzo flour. Stuff it with tomatoes, onions, and avocado for a savory breakfast that's irresistible. (Love chickpeas? Then you'll really like these 6 Healthy Recipes That Will Turn You On to Pulses.)
Poke—a Hawaiian delicacy that's become majorly trendy across the country—is usually made from sushi-grade tuna or salmon. But this "Tuna of the Field" recipe uses watermelon (really!) for a super creative take on a poke bowl.
Vegan Crab Cakes with Horseradish Dill Tartar Sauce
The secret ingredient in these Vegan Crab Cakes: artichokes! The taste and texture are so similar to crabcakes—especially once you add the zesty horseradish tartar sauce—that your guests will never believe you traded crab for 'chokes.
Vegan Caesar Salad
Tofu makes the dressing in this Vegan Caesar Salad with Maple Wheat Croutons thick and satisfying. It's just one of the Insanely Good Vegan Recipes for Your Favorite Comfort Foods that chef Chloe Coscarelli shared with Shape.