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A Vegetarian's Guide To Sous Vide


If you’re acquainted with vegetarian sous vide, then you already know what sort of magical meals can be conjured up, but that doesn’t mean there's no room for tasty options like vegetables and desserts. Since we’ve already mentioned veggies, let’s talk about some of my all–time favorites.

Sous Vide Vegetarian Recipes

Sous Vide Corn

You definitely won’t regret crankin’ up your Anova Precision Cooker for corn-on-the-cob. If you like your savory dishes to have a little bit of sweetness like I do, grab some sweet corn. Each kernel will be crisp, ballooning with an intense, fresh flavor. A perfect sous vide for vegetarians option
vegetarian sous vide corn

 Sous Vide Glazed Carrots

When it comes to vegan sous vide recipes, flavor really clings to carrots. Oh, and color is kept intact too so no more paleness. Play around with this recipe with different kinds of carrots. Purple carrots are my personal favorite!

vegan sous vide carrots

Sous Vide Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

If you’re into creamy mashed potatoes, you’re going to LOVE this vegan sous vide recipe. The texture is absolutely perfect and it’s very easy to make, not mushy, hard, or weird. Your taste buds will go wild!
vegetarian sous vide mashed potatoes
Okay, so we’ve got the veggies down, but what about the other stuff – you know, the protein? You probably think I am going to mention tofu. Well, you’re right. Congratulations, you’ve guessed the mind of a mostly-sometimes, plant-based girl. But before you roll your eyes over the “tofu is sooooo good” spiel, hear me out. If it matters to some of you, this tofu recipe got two thumbs up from some of our biggest meat eaters and even Cole Wagoner, our social media dude. So if that doesn’t tell you something, then you’re just going to have to try it yourself.  

A Tofu Sous Vide Vegetarian Recipe

The reason why sous vide makes a difference for marinated tofu is that it really permeates flavor. If you ever had marinated tofu, you probably remember it still tasting like tofu. Not necessarily a bad thing, but if you want every bite to explode with flavor and juice, sous vide is definitely the way to do that with a few tips on how to successfully cook tofu.

The marinade I used is made from scratch with brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili-garlic paste. A great sauce that you can add to practically anything, pair some white rice or noodles for the perfect meal. FYI this is a sous vide vegan recipe.

  1. Use a firm tofu block, extra firm if you can.

  2. Previously frozen tofu works great since it helps open up the pores and makes it easier for the marinade to penetrate.

  3. Make sure to drain and pat as best as you can to get all of the water out of the tofu.

  4. 4+ hours is the sweet spot for getting the marinade all the way through.

  5. Have fun with the marinades and find what you like best.

More Sous Vide Vegetarian Recipes

I don’t know about you, but since we’ve got the vegetables and protein covered, I'm onto dessert. Personally, I don't excel at baking, nor do I like to make a lot of sweets, so little jars are my go-to's. I can have something small and toothsome, without the guilt I experience when I eat half a cake in one sitting (get it together, Alyssa!) Here are my top 3 dessert favorites. 

Sous Vide Flourless Chocolate Cake

Don’t let the small size fool you – this cake is incredibly rich! With no flour and just a handful of ingredients, this cake is totally fool-proof. With a side of coffee, it’s the perfect, late afternoon dessert. Every bite is seriously special. 
sous vide vegetarian recipes dessert

Sous Vide Amaretto Crème Brûlée

Making crème brûlée can be a bit of a challenge, but not this way. This vegetarian sous vide delight is SO easy to make and definitely worth the 1-hour wait. No need worry about overcooking or a curdling crème brûlée. Make you life easier (and sweeter) with this sous vide crème brûlée recipe.

vegetarian sous vide dessert

Sous Vide Lemon Cheesecake

With a bit of a lemon hug, this cheesecake is incredibly rich and smooth. It’s everything you want a cheesecake to be. This recipe is low-carb, so if that’s your thing, you’re in for a tasty treat!

vegetarian sous vide cheesecake

If you’re looking for vegan recipes, here are some you should give a whirl:
Long story short: you CAN sous vide lots of things beyond meat. Just like any cooking technique, you should experiment and discover new ways to make food taste better. The greatest thing about sous vide are precision and consistency, which makes cooking so easy. Check out more sous vide recipes from our very own #anovafoodnerd community!
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