These vegan goulash recipes from Hungary offer an authentic paprika-spiced supper. The national dish comes from the word ‘gulyas’ which means ‘herdsman’ and was traditionally cooked by them with meat. This rich red stew is made with vegetables, onions, garlic and whatever plant protein you wish, plus the spicy paprika to add.
This Hungarian Paprikash (Planted and Picked) is a real hearty comfort food dish, which switches out the meat with tofu. It even features homemade Hungarian noodles (keep dough away from pets, as it can expand in the stomach). The tofu is coated in a spicy sweet rub, for heat and flavour. But not too spicy. Tofu is a bean curd that is sold everywhere. However, choose organic to protect rainforests. It has no flavour, but absorbs the taste of whatever it is marinated in. So this dish is an ideal way to try it out.
Vegan Hungarian Goulash (The Vegan 8) is a savoury feast, made with a deep rich flavour, and a little red wine. No more than 8 ingredients, and gluten-free and oil-free.
Vegan Goulash American-Style (The Simple Veganista) has a ‘meaty sauce’ and lots of vegetables. A real comfort dish, made in one pot.
Vegan Mushroom Stew (Crowded Kitchen) replaces the meat with mushrooms, and adds lots of other nice ingredients like red wine, then is served over creamy mashed potato with roasted garlic and chives.