While it may seem like the traditional American Independence Day weekend is all about stocking up on meat and food, our world requires a change in diet.
This July 4th, be sure to prepare an animal-safe and vegan-friendly meal!
Pico De Gallo with Avocados
“This is my favorite dip that everyone really loves. I actually get comments like, “IS IT REALLY VEGAN ??!” IT IS SO GOOD!”
Make a pico de gallo. To your pico de gallo, add a few cubes of avocado, a can of drained beans, 1 chopped bell pepper and just enough vegan Italian dressing (be careful, many of these have cheese and some have anchovies!) To get it all. to come together in a smooth dip. Season with S&P and additional lime juice, cilantro and jalapeño if desired. I normally under-salt because tortilla chips are usually quite salty.
Serve with the aforementioned tortilla chips.
It sounds like a fucking monstrosity but it’s so addicting. If there aren’t any vegans in your party, feel free to use an Italian dressing that contains Parmesan / Romano or toss in grated Parmesan for an even more addicting version of the cheese dip. bigcm
“I grill tofu. Brush the grill with oil. Prevent the tofu from sticking by sliding it around a bit until it sets in cooking. Halfway to the first side, turn 45 degrees. (Nice grill marks) When the first side is finished, brush the other side with oil and turn over. Keep the tofu moving until the second side is in place. Now I am making holes with a skewer of very small holes. Then I start to slowly spoon teriyaki until the second side is done. kolipo·5 years
Jackfruit pulled pork
“There is a vegetarian cafe in my town I was thinking of going to, but most of the food was soy based and I’m not a fan. One of the items, however, was a “pulled pork” burger with coleslaw. I had no idea what it could have been done, so I did some Google searches and came across jackfruit pulled pork. I never liked the pork but was intrigued by the jackfruit so I ended up having the burger from the cafe – the coleslaw had no sauce and the jackfruit was super spicy but I could taste the potential, so I decided to create my own. I found a few recipes but none that didn’t get feedback from people who had changed it in some way. So I used this as a basis and other recipes and user reviews to help me. Adjust the spice blend if that doesn’t feel right to you as I only made rough measurements, and ofc made it to my liking. However, I tried to strike a balance between the sweet and the spicy since most of the recipes were either one extreme or the other. I had it in a hamburger with my own coleslaw which I will also add the recipe to.
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground chilli
- 1 small onion
- 1 small clove of garlic
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 can of young green jackfruit in brine or water (it is really important that it is young, the green jackfruit and that it is NOT in syrup but in brine or water)
Prepare the jackfruit by draining and rinsing in a colander. Cut out the pit (the sharp, hard pieces) and remove the seeds (they are larger than they appear). Just a warning, if you have that fear of the holey things that so many people do on reddit I can’t remember what it’s called, get someone else to take care of the jackfruit.
Preheat the oven to 200 ° c, and in a deep pan, brown the garlic and onion
Jackfruit marinade in a mix of spices – I made it in a plastic bag, measured all the spices in the bag and threw the jackfruit in it
Add the jackfruit to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the barbecue sauce and water together
Add the barbecue sauce mixture and pour into the pot, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, shredding the jackfruit with a fork halfway through cooking (or you can use a masher, whatever floats your duck)
To give the jackfruit a more pork-like texture (it made a difference according to my butcher boyfriend, anyway), spread the jackfruit mixture on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes As for the coleslaw, you can grate white and red cabbage and cut the carrots into matchsticks, or you can be lazy and buy a packet of coleslaw mix like me – an apple cut into matchsticks would also be a good addition.
- 1 packet of coleslaw mix
- 1 small beet
- Greek yogurt
- complete mustard
Pour a little less than the desired amount of coleslaw mixture into a bowl
Wearing gloves, peel the beetroot and cut the beetroot into matchsticks and add it to the coleslaw (you can just grate it but I like the texture better than idk matches)
Combine Greek yogurt, whole mustard and honey to taste. I use maybe… half a cup to a cup of yogurt, depending on the amount of vegetables, a dollop of mustard and a drizzle of honey.
Mix the yogi mixture with the coleslaw, add more yogurt if necessary!
Jackfruit would also be great in tacos or burritos – I think I’ll try them in burritos next. I imagine they would also be perfect in a jackpot for a barbie. Bonus recipe: I found some beautiful baked goods onion rings on Pinterest today which I’m sure would go great with jackfruit burgers. “- Reddit user
“Eggplant! Cut crosswise to make ‘burger’ patties or cut lengthwise to make ‘hotdog’ sausages. Grill accordingly. Super easy, super cheap, super good.” – PM_me_your_testcode
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