15 Korean Vegan Recipes

15 Korean Vegan Recipes

A collection of easy, delicious Korean vegan recipes for your healthy eating!

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Happy New Year! For those of you who are looking for Korean vegan recipes, here’s a collection of easy, delicious recipes! From kimchi to noodles, this list features a nice variety of recipes for your Korean vegan table! Even if you are not on a vegan or vegetarian diet, these recipes will help you add more plant-based foods to your diet for a healthy New Year.

If you think Korean food is all about BBQ meat and fried chicken, think again! Traditionally, Korean cuisine relies heavily on grains, legumes, and vegetables. Meat was scarce, so our ancestors didn’t eat so much meat as we do in modern days.

Also, Korean temple cooking is entirely plant-based, using seasonal ingredients which are mostly grown in temple grounds or harvested from fields and mountains.No meat or seafood allowed! Due to the long history of Buddhism in Korea, temple cuisine (사찰음식) is deeply incorporated into traditional Korean cuisine.

For these reasons, so many classic Korean dishes are naturally vegan (or vegetarian) or can easily be veganized!

This list doesn’t include all the vegan banchan included in my15 Korean Vegetable Side Dishes. Check them out as well! They are very easy to make and will complement just about any main dish!

1. Vegan Kimchi

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2. Beoseot Gangjeong (Sweet Crispy Mushrooms)

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DSC 3181 - 15 Korean Vegan Recipes

3. Dubu Jorim (Braised Tofu)

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4. Oi Muchim (Spicy Cucumber Salad)

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5. Gamja Jorim (Braised Potatoes)

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6. Zucchini Dumplings (Hobak Mandu)

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DSC 09661 e1439955886384 - 15 Korean Vegan Recipes

7. Hobak Buchim (Zucchini Pancake)

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DSC 0388 e1534910498293 - 15 Korean Vegan Recipes

8. Eggplant Rolls (Gaji mari)

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9. Tofu Gimbap

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DSC 0875 e1446774684726 - 15 Korean Vegan Recipes

10. Kongnamul Japchae

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DSC 0413 e1476671705432 - 15 Korean Vegan Recipes

11. Tofu bibimbap

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DSC 2284 e1548200010959 - 15 Korean Vegan Recipes

12. Deulkkae Soondubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew with Perilla Seeds)

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DSC 1874 e1479354120509 - 15 Korean Vegan Recipes

13. Jangajji (Vegetable Pickles)

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14. Beoseot Jeongol (Mushroom Hotpot)

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15.Stir-fried lotus roots with peppers and mushrooms

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DSC 1840 e1490674011934 - 15 Korean Vegan Recipes

More vegan recipes

Mu Doenjangguk (Radish Soybean Paste Soup)
Miyeok Muchim (Seaweed Salad)
Oi Naengguk (Chilled Cucumber Soup)
Dongchimi (Radish Water Kimchi)
Nabak Kimchi (Mild Kimchi in Broth)
Ueong Jorim (Braised Burdock Root)
Oiji (Korean Pickcled Cucumbers)
Yeongeun Jorim (Sweet Soy Braised Lotus Roots)
Doraji Namul (Sautéed Bellflower Roots)
Chwinamul Bokkeum (Stir-fried Aster Scaber)
Danpatjuk (Sweet Red Bean Porridge)
Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge)
Kongguksu

This vegan recipe roundup was originally posted in January 2019. Here, I’ve updated it here for 2021.

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