Vegan Soul Food Recipes You Need to Add to Your Repertoire

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes Exps Ft21 18631 F 0909 1Our favorite vegan soul food recipes feature everything from hearty bowls of Hoppin’ John to slices of gooey pecan pie.
Southern soul food is all about comfort. This collection of dishes includes favorites like crispy fried chicken, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, hearty pots of okra and beans and decadent servings of pecan and sweet potato pies.

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.

Hoppin John

Hoppin’ John

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.