A few creative tweaks and plant-based substitutes are all you need to enjoy the essence of soul food while still maintaining a vegan diet.
Quick Fried Green Tomatoes
These crispy fried green tomatoes are perfect slathered in tangy homemade remoulade (just be sure to make it with vegan mayo!) or served alongside vegan mac and cheese and a bean stew. If you’re all out of cornmeal, panko bread crumbs can work just as well.
Comfort in a bowl is one way to describe this wholesome recipe by blogger Shaunda Necole of The Soul Food Pot. This version uses an Instant Pot, taking the hassle out of prep. Keep things vegan with vegetable stock and some homemade Creole seasoning.
Can’t find collards? Shaunda recommends substituting with either spinach, kale or turnip greens for equally mouthwatering results.