No butter, no eggs, no meat...with all these restrictions can vegan food be delicious? These four Italian chefs prove that vegan dishes can be just as exciting as regular fare. They've put their own unique touch on these stunning recipes using luxurious ingredients like truffle oil, black rice and saffron blended with vegan staples like tofu, rice and spelt. These vegan dishes are edible masterpieces that will delight your guests next time you entertain.
YING YANG RICE AND BEANS
Do you like rice and beans? Then you'll love chef Mario Gagliardi's creative take on this classic combo. His ying yang entree features creamed beans and mysterious black rice.
CREAM OF POTATO AND LEEK WITH CARAMELIZED SAFFRON
We promise you've never taste a potato leek soup as tasty as this one. Chef Matteo Rizzo heightens the flavor of this vegan soup by caramelizing leeks and saffron then serving them over a delicate puree.
SPELT BREAD GNOCCHI WITH CHERRY TOMATOES AND CAPERS
Chef Carla Aradelli shares her recipe for pisarei, spelt bread gnocchi typically served in Piacenza. The pasta is served with a mouthwatering cherry tomato sauce thickened with pumpkin seeds.
WHITE ASPARAGUS WITH TRUFFLE VEGAN CHEESE
This asparagus recipe from chef Alberto Quadrio is one of the most interesting vegan dishes we've ever seen. White asparagus is filled with a creamy mousse and served with popcorn and a homemade vegan cheese laced with truffle oil.