Top 10 High-Protein Vegan Recipes

If you follow a plant-based diet, you've probably been questioned about where you obtain your protein. Even though the enquirer may have meant well, the widespread misconception that only foods derived from animals are high in protein is false.

Scrambled tofu

Shredded tofu makes a straightforward plant-based substitute for classic scrambled eggs. You can add black salt, which has a sulfurous flavor, and blend firm and silken tofu to make your tofu more like eggs, or you can get really creative and season your scramble any way you like. 

Vegan eggs Benedict casserole

This is an easy breakfast casserole that can be made in one pan, thanks to Richa Hingle, the creator of Vegan Richa. The "egg" sauce is made with firm tofu that has been flavored with Indian "sulfur salt," or kala namak, and colored with turmeric. 

Banana and cinnamon protein bar

With just a few ingredients, the vegan protein company Vivolife created this easy recipe for protein bars with banana and cinnamon. Ideal for snacks, desserts, or breakfast on the go.

Tofu salmon with creamy dill sauce

This "salmon" with creamy dill sauce is another from Viva!'s Vegan Recipe Club, and it tastes exactly like the original. The secret is to marinate tofu in a seaweed dressing and toss it with the comforting creamy dill sauce that's typically served with fresh salmon. 

Viral tofu salmon rice bowl

With its marinated and grated tofu salmon, Plant Baes' Sarah Cobacho's recipe quickly gained popularity. Serve this recipe with warm edamame beans and sliced, baked sweet potatoes for a heartier wintertime dish.

Soy-free lentil ‘tofu’

This red lentil-based tofu recipe, another from Plantbaes, is a clever, high-protein alternative for people who can't have soy. Lentils are also incredibly cheap, easily accessible, high in fiber, and B vitamins.

Maple and garlic tofu roast

For Sunday lunch or any other occasion, Romy London's tofu dish could easily take the place of a roast ham or any other main course. Tamari, maple syrup, and red wine combine to create umami flavors that are perfectly reflected in the tofu, which is so adaptable and absorbs flavors.

Vegan roast beef

This recipe was created by Plantyou's recipe developer, Carleigh Bodrug, around a roast that is high in protein, meaty, and has a flavorful, savory umami taste. 

Seitan pot roast

This pot roast with "wheat meat," another seitan recipe from Romy London, is flavorful, filling, and packed with protein. There are about 21g of protein in a standard 28g serving, along with calcium, iron, and selenium.

Turmeric and ginger lentil

This pot roast with "wheat meat," another seitan recipe from Romy London, is flavorful, filling, and packed with protein. There are about 21g of protein in a standard 28g serving, along with calcium, iron, and selenium.

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