Mardi Gras is tomorrow! Whether you’re celebrating from the Big Easy or from your own easy chair, it’s always fun to cook up a festive meal—especially when that meal can include Cajun and Creole flavors. For this week’s meatless Monday, we’re bringing you ten delicious and spicy vegetarian Mardi Gras recipes.
Fried Green Tomato Po' BoyCan't get much more Southern than this. GET THE RECIPE from Chubby Vegetarian
Vegetarian GumboThis delicious looking vegetarian gumbo is made with mushrooms and seitan. GET THE RECIPE from What Would Cathy Eat?
Meatless Muffaletta SandwichesMade with mozzarella, how could you go wrong? GET THE RECIPE from No Meat Athlete
Vegetarian Red Beans And RiceHonestly, this beans and rice dish looks like it could be a meal in itself. http://www.eatyrgreens.com/vegetarian-new-orleans-style-red-beans-rice/
Vegan JambalayaYes, even this meat-and-seafood packed dish can be made vegan. GET THE RECIPE from The Kind Life
Blackened Tofu With Creole SauceThis recipe gives you the flavor of blackened meat, but since it's made with tofu, it works for vegans and vegetarians. GET THE RECIPE from Eating Appalachia
Creamy Creole Eggplant Pasta BakeThis recipe gets its creaminess from tofu and its spiciness from Creole-style seasonings. Bonus: its also gluten-free! GET THE RECIPE from Diet, Dessert and Dogs
Green GumboThis meatless gumbo made with greens is a traditional Lenten dish in Louisiana. It's sometimes made with meat broths, but we like this veggie version. GET THE RECIPE from Diet, Dessert and Dogs">GET THE RECIPE from Saveur
Shrimpless CreoleThis recipe is about as traditionally New Orleans as they come—just minus the shrimp. GET THE RECIPE from Apron Strings
Vegan Dirty RiceTraditional dirty rice uses chicken or sausage for flavor, but this delicious version uses beans and mushrooms. GET THE RECIPE from Lisa Is Cooking
Photo and recipe from Lisa Is Cooking