6 vegan dinners to make using banana blossom

Author: Rachel Smith

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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, its flaky texture makes it a brilliant substitute for fish in vegan dishes.

1. Banana Blossom ‘Fish’ and Chips with Tartare Sauce

Seaweed, white wine and ginger lend ‘fishy’ flavours and the magic of canned banana blossom brings all the texture required to make a plant-based version of fish & chips.

Banana Blossom ‘Fish’ and Chips with Tartare Sauce and Crushed Peas


2. Banana Blossom ‘Crab Fish’ Cakes

Banana blossom is the perfect ingredient for recreating the flakey texture of crab in these vegan crab cakes.

Pan-fried until crispy, they’re great served with hand-cut chips and a squeeze of lemon.

Banana Blossom ‘Crab Fish’ Cakes


3. Banana Blossom With Coconut & Chile

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

Banana Blossom With Coconut & Chile

4. 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

5. 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 Fish Pie

6. 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 Fish Taco

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

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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