Vegan and vegetarian eating has been growing in recent years, in Germany as in the US. Despite the stereotypical view of a meat-and-potato Germany, many Germans embrace a more plant-based diet, and a lighter take on German cooking that’s lighter on the planet, too. No matter what cuisine you enjoy, these recipes are for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!
Sauerkraut Potato Pizza with Cauliflower Crust
Fresh and live ingredients bring the power of fermented cabbage, onions, and potatoes to a updated, vegan take on German flavors.
Roasted Potatoes (Brägele)
Roasted potatoes that are a delectable side to any meal.
Fried Asparagus with Herb Cream
Asparagus that are fried in German beer batter, topped with a tasty herb sauce.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes with Kirsch Frosting
Ice these rich little cupcakes with pink frosting and leave plain, or garnish with sprinkles or a fresh cherry half.
German Potato and Lentil Salad
Potatoes and lentils are a popular combination in German cuisine and this salad brings them together in a fresh and delicious way.
Potato-Chickpea Patties with Porcini Mushrooms (Kartoffel-Kichererbsenplätzchen mit Steinpilze)
Potato-Chickpea patties make a nice hearty base with delectable mushrooms on top.
Cheese Spaetzle with Vegetables (Käsespätzle mit Gemüse)
A creamy dish with simple vegetables, lightly baked-over with cheese. Add any vegetables to make it your own!
Nut-Bolognese Sauce with Spaghetti (Nussbolognese mit Spaghetti)
By using nuts in place of beef, this pasta sauce keeps its heartiness with an added crunch.
Portabella Schnitzel with Camembert and Garlic Potato Rosettes
The Portabella Schnitzel is a vegetarian alternative to the famous Wiener Schnitzel (breaded veal cutlet).
Potato Pancakes with Caramelized Onions and Apples
Serve for any meal of the day: breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
A vegan twist on a food we all love.
Creamed Kohlrabi (Rahmkohlrabi)
Kohlrabi, also known as German turnip or turnip cabbage, is a favorite in German cuisine. This vegetable is very similar to brussel sprouts and broccoli, and its leaves compare to kale or collard greens.
Red Cabbage Orange Salad with Cream Cheese Roulade
A vibrant vegetarian salad with healthy and nutritious ingredients, including red cabbage, oranges, and sunflower oil, accompanied by a herb-cheese filled roulade.
Spaetzle Gratinee with Red Cabbage, Cambozola Medallions and Curry Glaze
A novel presentation of German flavors of red cabbage, spaeztle, and Cambozola blue veined cheese, this nutritious and elegant dish could be a vegetarian entree for a holiday meal.
A delightfully light and refreshing summer noodle salad, garnished with vegetables.
Spinach Spaetzle From Scratch
Classic spaetzle, made with spinach, make a great vegetarian side dish.
German Veggie Burgers (Vegetarische Frikadellen)
These Frikadellen taste great on a bun, or simply plain with any sauce of your choosing.