6 Vegan Recipes To Make Using Banana Blossom

Got a can of banana blossom in your cupboard that you just don't know what to do with? Give it a try in one of these tasty vegan banana blossom recipes!

With 200,000 edible plants available on Earth, it’s no surprise that many of them, such as jackfruit, are great substitutes for meat dishes thanks to their meaty textures.

The latest ingredient to capture the imagination of plant-based chefs across the world is the banana blossom,  the fleshy, purple tear-shaped flower which grows at the end of a banana fruit cluster.

Traditionally used in south-east Asian and Indian cooking, it’s flaky texture makes it a brilliant substitute for fish in meat-free dishes.

Beer Battered ‘Fish’ & Tartar Sauce

Seaweed, white wine and ginger lend ‘fishy’ flavors and the magic of canned banana blossom brings all the texture required to make a plant-based version of Fish & Chips!

vegan banana blossom recipes

Banana Blossom With Coconut & Chile

Lime, cilantro, and chiles give this Filipino dish, traditionally called ginataang puso ng saging, a more Vietnamese spin.

vegan banana blossom recipes

Vegan Banana Blossom Paella

The combination of saffron-infused rice, flaky banana blossom, peas, peppers, string beans and shallots makes for a very tasty vegan paella!

vegan banana blossom recipes

Vegan Fish Pie

This well-loved British dish gets a vegan makeover thanks to banana blossom which replicates the texture of fish beautifully in this hearty and comforting dinner.

vegan banana blossom recipes

Vegan Crab Cakes

Made with chickpeas, fresh dill, Old Bay, and a surprising ingredient to add flaky texture, pan-fried until crispy, these vegan crab cakes hit the spot!

vegan banana blossom recipes

Vegan Fish Tacos

These crispy vegan fish tacos with baja slaw, lime pickled onions and spicy mayonnaise and beer-battered banana blossoms are a total treat for the tastebuds!

vegan banana blossom recipes

In the mood for something easy for dinner? Try one of these 12 vegan Instant Pot recipes

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