Recipes by Cuisine

Vegetarian recipes from around the worldInternational Recipes

Every country and culture has traditional and innovative recipes that are either vegetarian/vegan or can be adapted. Here are some of my favorites.

African Recipes

Africa is a huge continent with a wide variety of cuisines that can be grouped by location. So far, I have recipes only for East Africa and North Africa.

American flagAmerican Recipes

American food is often equated with fast food, but the melting pot of cultures that makes up the United States has just as much influence on the food as its people. Here are some classic and vegetarianized American recipes, whether invented in the US or simply adopted.

Asian flagsAsian Recipes

Tofu, originally from China, and tempeh, originally from Indonesia, are very common in Asian cuisine. In addition, meat other than fish is relatively uncommon, so there are all kinds of vegetarian recipes in Asian cuisine.

Caribbean Recipes

The Caribbean, famous for turquoise waters and gorgeous beaches, also offers a diverse range of cuisines. Regional techniques and ingredients, including coconut, plantains, beans, sweet potatoes, casava, chayote, are influenced by Indian, European, and African cuisines, among others.

Eastern European Recipes

There’s some debate about which countries make up Eastern Europe, but for me (or at least my cooking), it includes Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine (subject to change as I discover new recipes).

French flagFrench Recipes

France is renowned for its cuisine, but much of it is meat-based. Here is a collection of vegetarian French recipes, including some that are actually vegetarian and others which have been adapted. There are also a few recipes with the word “French” in their names, even though they aren’t necessarily French.

Greek flagGreek Recipes

Greek menus are full of delicious vegetarian and vegan fare. Here is a collection of original and adapted Greek recipes, including Greek salad, spanakopita, egg lemon soup, and mushroom/seitan moussaka.

Indian flagIndian Recipes

Because many Indians are vegetarian, there are obviously many vegetarian Indian recipes. If you like richly spiced food, Indian is the way to go – here are some of my favorite dishes.

Italian flagItalian Recipes

Italian cuisine is probably one of the best for vegetarians. There are plenty of classic vegetarian dishes, and most things that aren’t vegetarian to begin with can be easily adapted. This vegetarian Italian recipe index includes both. (And the colors are great for Christmas too!)

Jewish recipesJewish Recipes

Jewish cuisine includes a lot of root vegetables, dairy products, fried foods, apples, honey, and, for certain holidays, unleavened breads.

Latin American Recipes

Latin America includes all of South and Central America, as well as Mexico; however, since there is so much overlap and influence between Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, those recipes are indexed separately.

Mexican flagMexican and Tex-Mex Recipes

Mexican and Tex-Mex food is spicy and rich, but not much of it is vegetarian, so eating at restaurants can be tricky. Fortunately, many classic Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes can be made vegetarian with simple substitutions. Here’s what to make for Cinco de Mayo or any other day of the year.

Middle Eastern Recipes

Middle Eastern cuisine is noted for wonderful dishes with chickpeas and eggplant, as well as pita bread and couscous.

Spanish flagSpanish Recipes

Spanish cuisine focuses on seafood and pork, but there are a few vegetarian gems here and there – take a look.


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