Typical German food is hefty on meant and incorporates egg noodles into their dishes. However, when you look at the overall German cuisine, Vegans are already looking at a more challenging cuisine to partake in.
With that being said, you can make some excellent German food alternatives that are 100% vegan approved.
Mustard glazed tofu with smashed beets and saurkraut is one of my favorite meals that can be made year-round.
I have played around with a few German recipes, and this one by far turned out the best and gave me all the German vibes. I originally got the idea for this meal from my purple carrot box and then altered the recipe to fit into what I was craving.
Fun Fact: much associate sauerkraut with being originally from German cuisine, but that is not accurate. Although “sauerkraut” is a German word, the dish did not originate in Germany, as fermenting cabbage as a Suan car was already practiced back in building the Great Wall of China, and the practice was likely transmitted from China to Europe by the Tartars.
Now let’s get into why you are here!
This easy vegan recipe is here to be a real game-changer and will likely be added to your go-to dinner rotation.
- 1 block extra firm tofu
- 10 oz Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1 beet
- 5 garlic clove
- 1 shallot
- ¼ oz fresh parsley
- ¾ tsp New England spice
- 2 tbsp vegan butter
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp vegetable broth concentrate
- 2 tbsp vegan sour cream
- 4 oz sauerkraut
This recipe is for two servings which is more than enough for two people.
Double the ingredients if you want to make it for more than two people or want an extra serving.
Extra Tips & Tricks
I love sauerkraut, so I would suggest putting extra on top! But not literally directly on top, or you might make the tofu soggy, instead put it on the side.
You can sub tofu for seitan if you wish. I personally prefer tofu more, but seitan would be an excellent choice. Seitan is a bit more chewy and dense, which is why I don’t prefer it. I am weird with texture.
You can wait to drain the beets and potatoes until you are actually ready to mash and serve them. This will help keep them extra warm and is usually what I do, but both options work.
If you are looking for more food, I would suggest doubling the beets and potatoes.
You can make this a non-vegan version by adding sausage or make it vegetarian by using real dairy.
If you are a fellow vegan, you know not all vegan meals are healthy or nutritious. One word, french fries.
Knowing the nutrition info can help you pick meals that not only taste good but are good for you.
These nutrition facts are for the full meal, so the fat grams are not that scary when you break it down. They will also vary depending on the brand you buy for certain ingredients, so keep that in mind if you are super strict on your diet.
What I love about this meal is the protein count in it. If you are into fitness, you are someone who keeps protein numbers in mind, and protein Proteins are made up of chemical ‘building blocks’ called amino acids. Your body uses amino acids to build and repair muscles and bones and to make hormones and enzymes.