19 Fancy Vegan Gourmet Recipes

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Tantalize your taste buds and your dining experience with these vegan gourmet recipes. From perfectly prepared seitan steaks to vegan oyster Rockefeller, there is a dish here to impress the most coveted connoisseur! Great for date nights and more.

With a focus on quality ingredients and gastronomic craftsmanship, these recipes stand out among others.

Full of flavor and creativity, each recipe will wow your senses and encourage you to fine dine from home more often!

Invite your guests for brunch or dinner and explore these awe-inspiring recipes, each deserving of a Michelin star!

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Vegan Scallops with Angel Hair Pasta
This recipe will win the heart of your lover. Pan-seared oyster mushrooms mimic scallops in this plant-based copycat recipe. Cooked with herbed butter and garlic, each scallop sits beautifully on top of a delicate nest of angel hair pasta.
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Roasted Cauliflower
Serve fiery cauliflower steaks at your next dinner party with this gourmet recipe. Well-seasoned cauliflower grilled to perfection rests on top of fluffy, butter, and herb rice. A finishing drizzle of avocado cream ties all the flavors together – so delicious!
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Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni
Artfully stuffed spinach and ricotta cannelloni will fill your plate with love. A meal adored by all, this artisan pasta is ideal for magical evenings that will impress your dinner guests β€” a flavorful gastronomer experience.
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Vegan Creme Brulee
French gastronomy has consistently been recognized as some of the most gourmet in the world. This creme brulee is no exception. Ultra-rich custard is candy coated in a paper-thin sugar coating.
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Sweet Potato Ravioli with Mushrooms & Hazelnuts
Delicate purses of homemade ravioli bathed in a butter sauce and sauteed mushrooms are a love language all in itself. This date night dish will showcase your culinary skills. An Italian-inspired dinner that looks just as beautiful as it tastes.
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Vegan Appetizer Platter
Stay on trend with this loaded appetizer platter. A charcuterie board full of tasty plant-based favorites, including hummus, cheese, dips, and an assortment of fresh fruits and veggies. It's a grazing board that will surely impress!
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Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates with Walnuts
Start the party off with these effortless yet gourmet cream cheese stuffed dates. Caramel-like sticky dates envelop the tangy cream cheese with these one-bite appetizers. A sprig of fresh rosemary, crushed walnuts, and maple syrup take them from good to incredible – easily customizable.
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Tuscan Vegan Gnocchi
Travel to Italy and fine dine with this Tuscan vegan gnocchi. A creamy tomato sauce bubbles around cute potato pasta balls β€” a gourmet meal in less than 30 minutes.
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Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake
Gift a slice of decadent chocolate mousse cake with this homemade recipe. This rich and dreamy cake features airy mousse and a no-bake cookie crust. A dessert that is appropriate for the most grand celebrations – a chocolate lover's dream!
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Vegan Carrot Lox
Elevate your weekend brunch with this simple carrot lox. Thin slices of marinated carrots are a fantastic addition to a morning bagel or cream cheese-laden toast. Enjoy with a few capers and garnish of dill!
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Creamy Oyster Mushroom Soup
Oyster mushrooms always add elegance to any dish, and this mushroom-focused soup allows the fungi to display in their full glory! This tasty soup is packed with robust flavors from coconut milk, thyme, and heaps of earthy mushrooms – so luxurious.
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Colorful Spinach Fig Salad
Enjoy the complexity of fruit and forest with this spinach and fig salad. Sweet blueberries and figs are balanced by earthy spinach, nutty grains, and baked butternut squash. An exciting salad that will add elegance to your dinner table.
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Vegan Beef Wellington
Parade a platter featuring this Wellington at your next gourmet meal. Buttery-rich puff pastry swaddles an umami-rich seitan filling. This simple yet show-stopping recipe will leave every guest in awe.
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Classic Truffle Pasta
Make dinner extra special with this black truffle-infused cashew cream pasta. A symphony of fungi flavor in each creamy swirled fork full. Garnished with real shavings of black truffle, it's a truly over-the-top pasta!
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Vegan Steak
Sharpen your best knife and carve juicy, meaty slices of carefully prepared vegan steak. An umami-rich seitan loaf is molded into the perfect steak and grilled until medium rare β€” the presentation and taste deserves a Michelin star.
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Butternut Squash Flatbread
A gorgeous flatbread perfumed with crunchy chili oil and za'atar roasted squash. The flatbread is soft yet flaky and is anything but ordinary! The flavor and presentation will please even the pickiest of eaters.
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Vegan Eggs Benedict
Few things are as decadent as an eggs benedict brunch, a meal that has been beloved since the 1800s! This vegan copycat is carefully crafted with all of the charm from the original recipe but with an entirely plant-based spin – bon appetit!
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Oysters Rockefeller
Fine dining at its best is a champagne toast and oysters. This fully vegan oyster dish would impress even John D. Rockefeller himself! Exciting ingredients like Chinese eggplant, nori, and miso paste expertly create an explosion of flavor that tastes like the sea and sunshine in every bite.
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Creamy Vegan White Lasagna Soup
Searching for a soup that is creamy and filling yet elegant enough for date night? This lasagna soup is both! A luxurious meal that is velvety smooth and discreetly packed with plant-based protein – so yummy!
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19 Fancy Vegan Gourmet Recipes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Tantalize your taste buds and your dining experience with these vegan gourmet recipes. From perfectly prepared seitan steaks to vegan oyster Rockefeller, there is a dish here to impress the most coveted connoisseur! Great for date nights and more.
Serves 4


Vegan Tartare

  • 4 medium beetroots cooked
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Vegan cream cheese and crackers for serving


  • Place the diced cooked beetroots in a mixing bowl. Add chopped red onion, mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, then gently mix with a spoon until everything is well combined.
  • Use a ring mold on a serving plate to create a classic tartare shape.
  • Spoon the beetroot mixture into the mold, pressing it gently down.
  • Carefully remove the mold to leave a neatly stacked tartare. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  • Drizzle tartare with olive oil and garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve with a dollop of vegan cream cheese and toasted bread or crackers. Enjoy!
Course: Special Occasions
Cuisine: American
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter β€” a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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