50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

Skip the takeout and whip up your favorite Chinese dishes at home! This collection includes everything from potstickers to lo mein to General Tso’s tofu. All delicious and totally vegan!

Vegan Chinese Recipes - 50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

Let’s talk about Chinese zodiac signs. There’s something to them. For most of my life, I thought this was a bunch of nonsense. I was told, some time when I was very young, that I born under the sign of the monkey, because I was born in 1980. Outgoing, charming, party animal…that made absolutely no sense.

I didn’t figure out what was going on until a couple of years ago when I went to see the Chinese New Year parade in Philly, in February. That’s when it occurred to me that because I was born in January (before the start of the new year), I must be associated with the previous sign: the sheep. Sensitive, quiet, creative…now that made sense! Keep this in mind next time you read about your sign on a Chinese restaurant menu.

You could also just skip the restaurant, and celebrate Chinese New Year at home, vegan style. I’m here to help, with my favorite vegan Chinese recipes, or at least, Chinese-inspired recipes. I say “inspired” because, as far as I know, zucchini noodle lo mein is not authentic to Chinese cuisine, but the inspiration is definitely there.

This year’s Chinese New Year celebration falls on February 5th, when we enter the year of the pig.

Appetizers

Smoky Tofu Dumplings with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Steamed Tofu Pot Stickers

Chunky Edamame Wontons

Veggie Scallion Pancakes

Chinese Steamed Buns – China Sichuan Food

Gluten Free Potstickers Filled with Sweet and Sour Tempeh – Vegan Richa

Sticky Rice Mushroom Shumai – The Woks of Life

Vegan Bao Buns

Hand Holding a Shiitake Mushroom Vegan Bao Bun - 50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

Vegetable Spring Rolls – Steamy Kitchen

Chinese Salt and Pepper Tofu – Veggie Belly

Chinese Potato Pancake – China Sichuan Food

Soups & Salads

Shiitake Wonton Soup

Vegan Wonton Soup in a Bowl with Spoon - 50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

Hot and Sour Soup with Bok Choy

Faux Pork Wonton Soup with Bok Choy – Olives for Dinner

Nine Vegetable Hot and Sour Soup – Eats Well With Others

Vegan Chinese Salad – Simple Vegan Blog

Chinese Spinach and Peanut Salad – Omnivore’s Cookbook

Chinese Cucumber Salad – Kalyn’s Kitchen

Vegan Crock Pot Chinese Hot Pot -Noshing with the Nolands

Noodles

Vegan Vegetable Lo Mein

Bowl of Vegan Vegetable Lo Mein with Chopsticks, Drinking Glass and Scallions in the Background - 50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

Zucchini Noodle Lo Mein

Veggie Chow Mein – Amuse Your Bouche

Roasted Eggplant + Noodles with Chinese Black Vinegar Dressing – My Darling Lemon Thyme

Vegetable Stir Fry Mung Bean Noodles – Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Chinese Five Spice Vegetable and Noodle Stir Fry – The Taste Space

Vegan Shanghai Noodles

15 Minute Hot Oil Noodles – The Woks of Life

Vegan Dan Dan Noodles – Serious Eats

Fried Rice

Brussels Sprout Fried Rice with Spicy Baked Tofu

Brussels Sprout Fried Rice with Spicy Baked Tofu in a Bowl with Chopsticks - 50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Vegan Chinese Fried Rice – Simple Vegan Blog

Sriracha Fried Rice – Appetite for China

Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice – Girl Makes Food

Main Dishes

Tofu Stir-Fry with Garlic Sauce

Tofu Stir-Fry in a Skillet with Serving Spoon - 50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

General Tso’s Tofu

Hoisin Tofu with Mushrooms and Cauliflower Rice

Pineapple Sweet and Sour Tofu

Szechuan Eggplant with Tofu

Sweet and Sour Slaw with Sticky Ginger Tofu

Crispy Tofu with Chinese Black Bean Sauce

Vegan Egg Foo Young

Vegan Egg Foo Young with Napkin, Chopsticks, and Water Glass - 50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

Crispy Orange Ginger Tofu with Broccoli

Kung Pao Lentils – Vegan Richa

Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts

Spicy Hunan Cauliflower

Sweet and Sour Crispy Mock Chicken Stir Fry – Olives for Dinner

Chinese Vegetarian Chicken with Simple Five Spice Sauce – Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

Pineapple and Cashew Stir Fry – Amuse Your Bouche

Sticy Lemon Cauliflower

Sticky Lemon Cauliflower in a Bowl Topped with Scallions - 50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

Kung Pao Tofu

Sweet and Sour Cauliflower – The Veg Life

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts – Appetite for China

Mongolian Soy Curls – Vegan Yumminess

Peking Chickpeas with Mandarin Pancakes

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

Chinese Cabbage and Five-Spice Seitan with Fermented Black Beans – The Taste Space

Sichuan Tofu with Garlic Sauce – Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

Mapo Tofu with Mushrooms – China Sichuan Food

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50+ Chinese Inspired Vegan Recipes For Chinese New Year

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