At Vineful we are all about providing a holistic wine experience from vineyard to glass. And what better way to enjoy a glass of your favourite vegan wine than with a delicious vegan meal?
With more Aussies than ever opting for vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets there has also been an increase in demand for vegan friendly wines.
Here are some of our favourite vegan eats paired with delicious vegan friendly wines perfect for spring and summer!
BBQ Jackfruit Sliders with Avo Slaw & Tempranillo
Who says vegans can't enjoy a delicious BBQ? Jackfruit is often used as a sub-in for meat dishes like pulled pork as it has a fibrous texture which lends itself to the dish well. Jackfruit can be a little daunting but the internet is full of tasty sliders using the spiky fruit that breaks down the dish for a vegan's BBQ dream!
Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker and pair with a well-balanced medium-bodied red like Mil Historias Organic Tempranillo 2017 whose juicy red fruits will pair nicely with sweet BBQ sauce.
Chickpea Curry & Pinot Grigio
Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, or whatever name you like to call them, are wonderfully nutritious and delicious. They contain high amounts of fibre, protein and iron, B6 and manganese and when paired with rice a complete protein!
Check out this tasty vegan chickpea curry from Hurry The Food Up with coconut mylk for a creamier texture. Pair with a chilled Pinot Grigio offering lots of tropical and citrus flavours like Fedele Organic Catarratto Pinot Grigio 2018.
Mexican Spiced Cauliflower Tacos & Rosé
Fresh zesty with a little spice, these tacos are our go-to when entertaining this spring and summer. Quick and easy to assemble, this recipe from Plant Based Blond includes ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen ready to go. We think it pairs excellently with a fresh and fruit-forward Rosé like Hither & Yon Vegan Friendly Rosé.
Lentil & Cauliflower Wild Rice Pilaf & Shiraz
This rice dish is the ultimate go-to for a flavoursome meal. Like the chickpea curry the lentils and rice combo make a complete protein to keep you full for longer and the veggies can be swapped out for your favourites.
We love this version with wild rice created by One Green Planet. The richness of the flavour profiles calls for a structured red wine like the rich and succulent Fusspot Organic Shiraz 2018.
Vegan Pad Thai & Rosé
Pad Thai is apparently one of the most popular Thai dishes outside of Thailand and one that is not too difficult to veganise. Although many will say that it won't be a true Pad Thai without the fish or oyster sauce, we like this vegan version from Lazy Cat Kitchen that uses soy sauce that is infused with seaweed and dried mushrooms. Complement the nutty, zesty, spicy flavours of the classic noodle dish with a dry Rosé wine like Force of Nature Organic Rosé 2018
What is Vegan Friendly Wine?
Many people believe that because wine is essentially fermented grape juice that it has to be vegan friendly. However, most wines are made using fining agents derived from animal products, making them not suitable for vegans. You can find out more about vegan friendly wines here.