The leafy green fronds that grow above ground on carrots are an under-rated fresh herb that you should never throw out; with pine nuts, they give this healthy, easy side dish an unusual burst of garden-fresh flavor and nutrients.
Mad Vegan’s Unplugged Latkes
Here’s a way to get the crunchy, potato-ey latke goodness without the downsides of old recipes, and make a healthy, low-fat, all-plant version!
Cheese-stuffed Green Olives [vegan]
Complement your Mediterranean meze selection with these almost-zero-effort but crowd-pleasing olives stuffed with delicious vegan chive cheese spread.
Caçik (Turkish yogurt dip)
Caçik is similar to tzatziki, but this Turkish version is traditionally made with goat’s milk yogurt – difficult to find in western grocery stores. We veganized an authentic tasting version of it here.
There are many recipes out there for hummous. We like to get a silky consistency and great flavor by removing the chickpea hulls and using mostly tahini paste and aquafaba (the chickpea liquid) to achieve a creamy texture, with a touch of olive oil for flavoring.
Smoky Lentil Soup
Quick and easy, this soup is packed with flavor, protein, fiber and nutrients from fresh vegetables and brown lentils
Classic Caesar Salad [vegan]
Classic Caesar Salad If you’ve ever had a Caesar salad made the traditional way, with dressing mixed from scratch table side, in the same wooden bowl the salad is then tossed in, you know it’s something special. No pre-made dressing can replicate the taste, aroma and mouthfeel of fresh garlic and anchovies rubbed around the bowl….
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…
Royale with Cheese [vegan cheeseburgers]
For a tasty, quick, all-plant weekend lunch or dinner, you can’t go far wrong with Vegan Cheeseburgers. These are delicious.
We tweaked this Emeril Lagasse classic by upgrading the salt and putting it through a spice grinder