8 Japanese Recipes for Vegetarians

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Raw fish, steamed fish, deep-fried fish - you name it and Japan has it! Japanese cuisine has elevated seafood in every way possible. With a focus on fresh fish and raw food, Japan€'s population is one of the longest-lived in the world.Vegetable Tempura
1. Vegetable Tempura
Vegetable Tempura
Quick and simple vegetable appetizer that you can serve up at your next party.
2. Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade
Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade
Watch how to make a terrific marinade for Japanese teriyaki. Ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and sweet rice wine give this sauce its signature flavor that pairs perfectly with pork, chicken, beef, and salmon.
3. Soba Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce
Soba Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce
The Avocado is chock full of good fats and valuable vitamins. Plus, it's an amazing substitution for copious amounts of cheese and milk in creamy sauces. This 100% vegan, gluten free pasta in cream sauce is decadent enough to make everyone at your dinner table happy (even us pesky meat-eaters).
4. Kabocha no Nimono (Japanese Simmered Pumpkin)
Kabocha no Nimono (Japanese Simmered Pumpkin)
People think Japanese food is healthy. Is that because of deep fried Tempura or Tonkatsu? Probably not. That’s because we eat a lot of simmered or boiled vegetables. Vegetable dishes boiled or simmered in seasoned broth are called Nimono. This is true home cooking and hard to get at Japanese restaurants in the US.
5. Sesame Cracker and Soybean Hummus Appetizers
Sesame Crackers & Hummus
Join Andrew Kojima in this Grokker Premium video as he shares a new take on traditional hummus. Influenced by his Japanese heritage, Andrew introduces a fresh new twist on hummus by using soy beans that elevate the freshness in this appetizer. His homemade flatbread crackers are a crunchy and nutty accompaniment you'll love. Serve to your guests when they arrive and set the perfect tone for the evening.
6. Sweet Miso Eggplant
Sweet Miso Eggplant
Creamy and succulent, the perfect starter for a Japanese feast. This traditional dish combines the sweet umami flavourings of the miso and balances it with lightly grilled eggplants, aubergines, to make a winning combination. Join Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video as she shows the simple steps to recreate this classic Japanese dish and plate it with style.
7. Tofu Steak with Mushroom Topping
Tofu with Mushrooms
These delicious and healthy tofu steaks are quick and easy to make, and are absolutely perfect for any vegan or vegetarian, but the meat eaters will love them as well. Watch Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets with you.
8. Japanese Coleslaw
Japanese Coleslaw
This delicious Japanese Coleslaw is a fantastic light side for any Japanese meal, or a lovely crunchy side salad for lunch time. Quick and easy to make, and perfect for a healthy and easy snack. Watch Chef Instructor Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets.
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