10 recipes that will keep dad green on Father’s Day

You’ve planned the perfect activity and the perfect gift, but when it comes to eating on Father’s Day, you’re a little tired. Of course, you want to please him, but giving him a steakhouse meal is against your vegan values, and you know he will complain all the time if you go out to a vegan restaurant. Plus, we’re still trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus, so getting out might not be the best option, anyway. Avoid the confrontation and treat Dad with a meal he’ll truly enjoy by making some of these dad-friendly vegan dishes. From breakfast to dessert, we’ve got you covered.

1. Spicy Sausage and Tofu Breakfast Burrito by Vegan Nut Free

This on-the-go breakfast is so easy even dad can make it. Spend some time together in the kitchen and teach her how to do it. The recipe relies on store-bought ingredients such as vegan sausage, tofu, and vegan cheese. The hardest part is wrapping the burrito. If it crumbles, call it a breakfast bowl and dig.
Get the recipe here.

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Meatloaf Burgers Beyond Meat by Audrey Dunham

For Father’s Day, you can do more than just put a Beyond Burger on a bun (and that bun had better toast). This heavy, homemade handle is sure to impress, and it might even let you grill for a spin at your next barbecue.
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Spicy Watermelon Tuna Sushi Rolls by Edgy Veg

If your dad is going out with his pals for all-you-can-eat sushi, satisfy his cravings with this remarkably fish-filled plant-based tuna roll. You can turn the humble watermelon into a sushi-grade tuna consistency by marinating it and cooking it slowly and slowly. This is just one example of vegan magic (aquafaba is another example, if you’re wondering).
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One-Pot Vegan Hamburger Helper by Mississippi Vegan

It’s the boxed meal your family knows and loves, but infinitely better. This recipe is made with a hint of spice and a generous dash of nostalgia. It’s beefy, cheesy, and there’s nothing green in sight, which makes it perfect for picky eaters and steak and potato dads.
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Texan BBQ Pizza by BOSH

These two vegan bloggers might be from the UK, but they make amazingly good barbecue pizza. This warm pie is topped with seasoned smoked tofu, barbecued mushrooms, corn, tomatoes and a generous amount of barbecue sauce. Don’t tell daddy that there is no cheese, he won’t notice.
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korean barbecue by The Korean Vegan

You will definitely win dad when you prove that his favorite Korean barbecue dishes can be vegetated. Treat him to a complete feast with these tasty pancakes with green onions, kimchi, tteobokki and soon tofu soup.
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Vegan Fish Tacos by Dora’s Table

The love for tacos is universal – you’ll immediately capture Pop’s good graces with these traditional Baja-style tofu fish tacos. Thanks to an exceptional fish marinade, it will not be able to detect tofu under any circumstances. Let him take a bite, then watch his eyes explode when you tell him he just ate tofu.
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Vegan Wellington Cheeseburger by Wicked Healthy

This starter monster is definitely a party dish. If that makes daddy vegan (or at least keeps him from making vegan jokes), it’s worth the labor of love. The Sarno brothers have mastered this fusion food by coating two thick, spicy vegan jalapeño patties with puff pastry and adding three generous slices of vegan cheese, sautéed spinach, red onions and a mustard crème fraîche sauce. You will never hear “I’m always hungry after eating vegan food” from Dad again.
Get the recipe here.

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Chocolate Stout Cake with Whiskey Ganache by Oh, Ladycakes

Chocolate knows no sex, and there are definitely some chocolate addicted dads. Pair her chocolate worship with hard liquor and you will make her day. This show is simple to assemble and travels well. Perhaps this is the start of your annual vegan Father’s Day tradition.
Get the recipe here.

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cheesecake by Lauren Toyota

Save the raw cheesecake for another time. If you’re trying to vegetate daddy, you’ll want to give him the real, no-frills, New Yorker version first. Your search for the perfect vegan cheesecake ends here.
Get the recipe here.

Tanya flink is a digital editor at VegNews as well as a writer and runner living in Orange County, California.

Photo credit: Mississippi Vegan (left) and Oh Lady Cakes (right)

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