Mad Vegan Chef’s “Anchovy”

There are a few classic ominvore recipes that call for the flavor of anchovies or anchovy paste. Here’s our best take at replicating their unique fishy, oily, salty flavor using only plant-based sources.

Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette salad dressing

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar* 2 Tbsp. water 2 Tbsp. prepared Dijon mustard (e.g. Grey Poupon) 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice *The organic raw kind, if you have it; ordinary cider vinegar will work, too. Directions Whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Transfer to tightly covered container…

Lacinato Kale Salad with Pine Nuts and Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette

Lacinato kale is very different than the ordinary hard, curly variety that many people (vegan or not) dislike. Its milder flavor and softer texture make it a superior salad green. You could make this salad with any of your favorite bitter salad greens, but we like lacinato kale; if you can’t find that, we’d suggest substituting arugula…

Cajun Jambalaya with vegan Chorizo

Inspired by an Emeril Lagasse recipe, this jambalaya is a spicy cornucopia of flavors, textures and spices – with only plant-based ingredients.