• Mon, Feb 11 2013

Meatless Monday: 10 Vegetarian Mardi Gras Recipes To Make For Dinner Tonight

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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' Boy

Can't get much more Southern than this. GET THE RECIPE from Chubby Vegetarian

Vegetarian Gumbo

This delicious looking vegetarian gumbo is made with mushrooms and seitan. GET THE RECIPE from What Would Cathy Eat?

Meatless Muffaletta Sandwiches

Made with mozzarella, how could you go wrong? GET THE RECIPE from No Meat Athlete

Vegetarian Red Beans And Rice

Honestly, 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 Jambalaya

Yes, even this meat-and-seafood packed dish can be made vegan. GET THE RECIPE from The Kind Life

Blackened Tofu With Creole Sauce

This 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 Bake

This 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 Gumbo

This 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 Creole

This recipe is about as traditionally New Orleans as they come—just minus the shrimp. GET THE RECIPE from Apron Strings

Vegan Dirty Rice

Traditional 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

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