5 Delicious Vegan Recipes with Meat Substitutes | Planet Organic

5 Delicious Vegan Recipes with Meat Substitutes | Planet Organic

5 Great Vegan Recipes with Meat Substitutes | Planet Organic

Daunted by cooking vegan meals or unsure what to make? Worry not, as we have gathered a list of our favourite vegan recipes with meat substitutes that will leave you satisfied. Whether you are moving to a vegan diet, testing out some healthy vegan recipes or simply opting for a meat-free dinner, these vegan recipes can easily become family favourites. Eating vegan shouldn’t be synonymous with bland or difficult to make food as vegan meat substitutes are a great and delicious alternative to regular meat-based recipes. Check out our vegan makeovers of popular recipes to find out for yourself that vegan meat alternatives might just be better than the original. 


What Are Some Popular Vegan Meat Substitutes?


With meat alternatives growing in popularity, it’s never been easier to try a delicious vegan substitute. Although whole foods like mushrooms, lentils and beans can replace meat in traditional meat dishes, with the help of vegan meat substitutes you can create an even more meaty texture and taste. 


Here is our list of the best vegan meat alternatives


  • Tofu 
  • Tempeh 
  • Seitan 
  • Jackfruit 
  • Soya protein 
  • Banana blossom hearts 

Are Vegan Meat Substitutes Healthy

Plant-based meat is often lower in saturated fat than animal protein. With ingredients that include dried soybeans (tofu) and hydrated gluten (seitan), vegan meat substitutes are a more sustainable option than many meats. Using tempeh in favour of meat, for example, will provide you with a source of protein and iron with lower carbs and sodium. 


Sounds good? With the help of our delicious vegan recipes, and Planet Organic’s Vegan Butcher trying vegan meat alternatives never looked so tempting. 


Teriyaki Tempeh Poke Bowl Recipe

Looking for an easy vegan lunch recipe with tempeh? This vegan poke bowl uses plant-based protein, tempeh marinated in teriyaki for flavour and served with any vegetables you might have in the fridge. All you’ll need is 1 pack of tempeh cut into bite-sized chunks, brown rice, 5 tbsp of teriyaki sauce, 1 tin of Biona edamame beans, slaw, avocado and any vegetables of your choice such as cucumber or spring onions.


Simply marinate your tempeh in the teriyaki for 15 minutes in the fridge and while it’s marinating, cook your rice to packet instructions. Fry the tempeh for 5 minutes in a frying pan with hot oil, prepare your vegetables and divide the rice among serving bowls. Finish your vegan poke bowl with the teriyaki mixture, edamame beans, slaw and serve with a wedge of lime.

Click here for full recipe and method:  https://www.planetorganic.com/blogs/recipes/teriyaki-tempeh-poke-bowl-recipe 


Tofu Ramen

Wondering how to use tofu in ramen? With this vegan tofu ramen recipe, you can make a tasty and nutritious dish with the ingredients you have to hand. To make the flavoursome light broth you will need to caramelise thinly sliced onions in oil, adding in crushed garlic, veggie stock, dried shiitake and seaweed. Over a medium heat, continue to add the miso paste, soy, and pepper to taste simmering the broth for around 25 minutes. Complete the dish by adding the broth to cooked noodles, preferred toppings, and finish with the cubed tofu. Simple and tasty. 

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Protein-packed Vegan Burrito Bowl

Looking for a vegan meat alternative that you can keep in the cupboard? Enter Profusion’s Protein Mince that’s made from just two ingredients (fava bean protein and pea protein) and provides over 50g of protein per 100g serving. To create this high-protein vegan burrito bowl you will need Profusion’s Protein Mince, taco seasoning, bell peppers, rice, avocado and toppings of your choice such as salsa or sweetcorn. Start by cooking your rice and placing 500ml of water over the protein mince to rehydrate it for 10 minutes. Continue by cooking your peppers and the mince with the taco seasoning. Finish the dish by assembling the rice, peppers, mince, sweetcorn, and fresh salsa. Enjoy. 

Find Profusion’s Protein Mince at Planet Organic’s Vegan Shop and click here for full recipe and method: https://www.planetorganic.com/blogs/recipes/protein-packed-vegan-burrito-bowl 

Vegan Caesar Salad

We have veganised the classic Caesar salad with tempeh as the meat substitute, vegan parmesan, and a cashew dressing. To make the vegan parmesan mix roasted sunflower seeds, 1 tbsp canola oil, 1.5 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes and a pinch of sea salt in a food processor. Make the vegan Caesar salad by shredding your lettuce and kale, dice your bread and fry in a pan until crispy along with the tempeh. Complete the salad by seasoning according to your taste, top with your dressing, tempeh, croutons, and vegan parmesan to enjoy the best vegan Caesar salad you will ever taste.

Click here for full recipe and method: https://www.planetorganic.com/blogs/recipes/vegan-caesar-salad  

Tofu Scramble

Are you craving scrambled eggs? Look no further. Our vegan tofu scramble recipe begins by drying the tofu, draining it for 15 minutes, and using a fork to crumble it into bite-sized pieces. To make your sauce combine salt, garlic, cumin, and chilli powder with water to thin. Sauté your vegetables of choice before adding the tofu and sauce to one side of the pan. Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until the tofu scramble is browned and serve on toast.

Click here for full recipe and method:https://www.planetorganic.com/blogs/recipes/tofu-scramble 


These healthy and nutritious vegan recipes with meat substitutes are guaranteed to be a hit with whoever you’re cooking for. Add these vegan meat-free recipes to your favourite list by shopping all the ingredients at Planet Organic’s Vegan Shop.