National Vegan Day! Easy Recipes to Try!

In honor of National Vegan Day, we have collected some mouth watering vegan dishes we all need to try. If you are not a vegan, these simple recipes are the best ways to give it a try. going vegan has plenty of advantages such as lower cholesterol and blood pressure.  Check them out below and let us know if you try them! 

SUPER POWERED TOMATO + BASIL COLLARD WRAPS

Via The First Mess

Via The First Mess

Shopping List:
1 block of tempeh, cut into half inch strips
1 chili, sliced
4-5 sprigs of basil, divided
splash of red wine vinegar
1 shallot, peeled and sliced
olive oil
salt + pepper
1/2 cup quinoa
handful of sundried tomatoes (not the oil-packed ones), small dice
2 cups cooked chickpeas
2-3 tbsp tomato sauce
8 large collard leaves
2 ripe tomatoes, sliced (or 1/2 pint of grape tomatoes halved)
balsamic glaze/reduction (optional!)

Get the instructions at The First Mess

BLACK BEAN FLAUTAS WITH AVOCADO DIPPING SAUCE

Shopping List:
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 large lime
1 (16-ounce) can spicy vegetarian refried black beans
16 white corn tortillas, warmed
Grapeseed, vegetable, or canola oil for pan frying
Avocado Dipping Sauce
Chopped lettuce, cilantro, Cotija cheese, hot sauce, and lime wedges for serving

Get the instructions at  Oh My Veggies

GRAIN FREE FALAFEL BURGER

Shopping List:
1 large bushel of parsley (about 2 cups non-chopped)
¼ cup fresh mint
2 tbls lemon juice
2 tbls olive oil
1 flax egg (1 tbls flax seed + 3 tbls water) or regular egg
15 oz chickpeas, soaked and rinsed
1 cup white beans, soaked and rinsed
1 onion, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbls cumin
½ tbls coriander
1 tbls sea salt
½ tsp cayenne
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup garbanzo bean flour

Get the instructions at The Beautiful Balance