You're going to be amazed at all these delicious vegan French Recipes! French Food isn't synonymous with vegan cuisine, however if like me, you've travelled to France and been surprised with a delicious stew, salad or pastry, you might change your mind. From bouncy fresh starters made with thrifty ingredients such as celeriac, through to rich tomato based stews, there is abundance of naturally vegan food available if you know where to look.
Coupled with very clever patisserie that can now be found in larger cities (hello vegan macarons and croissant!) and classic dishes being given the vegan treatment, you can now say Oui more often than not to French Cuisine.
Here are some utterly delicious dishes that you can make yourself at home, bringing the Bistro vibe into your kitchen. Some of the patiserrie might take a little longer, but it will be well worth your while. Just be sure to always ALWAYS use the best produce possible and you'll be visiting France with your tastebuds in no time!
French Style Salads
Salads made with the freshest produce, dressed in perfectly balanced dressings are a joy to eat, and these French salads are always a favourite. With salads that are focused on the best produce, such as crunchy carrots or baby potatoes, dressed in tangy lemon juice and dijon mustard vinaigrettes, these delicious French style salads are perfect for a side dish or starter. From vegan nicoise salad to the classic grated Carrotes Rapees, there is a French salad that you'll love.
Vegetables and Stews
French vegan recipes are their tastiest when made with plenty of fresh vegetables. With classics such as ratatouille and it's grown up cousin Tian, through to layered dishes of hearty potatoes, you'll not miss out on delicious flavor, French style on a plant-based diet. Whether the vegetables have been roasted in good extra virgin olive oil, or have been made with vegan butter, these dishes are rich with good vegetables such as red pepper, ripe tomatoes, and of course, plenty of garlic cloves and onions.
Vegan French Soup Recipes
French soups range from refined veloute's to hearty chunky stews. Why not try a vegan French onion soup, or a Soup au Pistaou, which is a cozy vegetable broth that's packed with chunks of vegetables then topped with a pesto that's made without cheese. All are full of delicious flavour and perfect for warming you up! Don't forget to make extra vegan garlic bread to mop up the end of your soup!
French Vegan Main Courses
It's amazing what you can create without using any animal products at all! With main course recipes such as vegan version of Boeuf Bourguignon and a plant based take on Cordon Bleu, not to mention a deliciously flaky tomato tart, you'll be amazed at how delicious these vegan takes on traditional french cuisine are.
If you have ever pressed your nose up against a fancy French patisserie window and dreamed of vegan versions of all the lovely treats inside, these recipes are for you! All the classics that those with a sweet tooth love, from strawberry tarts to vegan macarons, these delicious pastries are French cooking at it's finest. Make them for a special occasion, or just to treat yourself!
Have you ever wanted to recreated the scene in Amélie where she cracks her spoon on the golden brown sugar crust on a Creme Brulee but but make it vegan? Or try your hand at a gâteau au yaourt? Well these delicious vegan french recipes for classic desserts are going to help you achieve just that!
Other French Classic Recipes made Vegan
Crepes made with buckwheat flour are surprisingly easy to make, and we cannot look past the epitome of French baking, the Baguette. These classic French recipes are perfect for making as a quick snack or elegant small plate for lunch or dinner.
Whether you are looking to serve more vegetarian options for a French inspired dinner, or trying to impress for date night, this collection of Vegan French recipes should inspire you to try out something new!