Ditch any preconceived notions you may have had about what a meat-free diet should be and consider what it could be. Click ahead to see 10 Simple Swaps and Substitutes to Turn Your Meaty Dinner Meat-Free.
You probably don’t associate beets with meatiness, but tapping into their savory, earthy side can allow you to make some incredibly meaty meals. Roasting beets tends to bring out their true savory qualities.
Click here for our Roasted Beets with Avocado-Habañero Crema recipe.
A lot of dishes benefit from swapping in cauliflower — we’ve even shown you how to make it taste better than steak. With olive relishes and hot wing sauce, cauliflower can become a truly hearty food.
Click here for our Buffalo Cauliflower Bites recipe.
You’re probably expecting to see eggplant parmigiana here, and we’d be remiss not to include our best recipes for that widely-loved dish. You should consider, however, replacing beef with eggplant the next time you’re making burgers or a panini.
Click here for our Grilled Eggplant and Mozzarella Panini recipe.
Why is a fruit on this list, you ask? Don’t let its fruit designation mislead you — jackfruit happens to function quite well in savory dishes in its unripe form. When ripened, jackfruit acquires a much sweeter taste. Try jackfruit curry or a jackfruit casserole (vegans beware: This casserole contains eggs and cheese).
If your meatless meal is begging for a protein-rich side, look no further than quinoa. It can also be incorporated into chili and burger recipes.
We have plenty of Recipes That Will Make You Fall in Love with Quinoa.
Tempeh, an Indonesian food made by deep-frying fermented soy beans, is an amazing meat replacement. From meatless meatloaf to burgers and satay, tempeh’s versatility knows no bounds.
Click here for our Tempeh Satay with Curried Cashew Sauce recipe.