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Yes, you can make vegan rack of lamb for Easter! Check out this step by step recipe and make a delicious, cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan rack of lamb that actually looks and tastes like the real thing!
[Later Edit] My blog is a hypocrites-free zone. If you’re one of those crazy vegans who blame other vegans or vegetarians for naming soy milk – “milk”, vegan cheese – “cheese” and for eating vegan foods that mimic meat-based recipes…well…CLOSE THE PAGE NOW and never come back. This is the stupidest thing ever and this crazy-person mentality will NEVER make other people adopt a plant-based diet.
The majority of vegans and vegetarians actually did like the taste of meat and cheese, otherwise, they would have been vegan right from their childhood years. It’s absolutely normal to try to veganize the meat-based recipes we used to like and making vegan foods taste and look like their meat-based counterparts is an effective way of converting more and more people to a plant-based diet. After all…this is the goal – ending the unnecessary suffering of animals and helping the environment.
I hate labels. No matter what your motive was for adopting a vegetarian/vegan diet or even for eating less meat, be it ethical or health-based, congratulations! Every small step towards a healthier, cruelty-free and environmental-friendly diet counts.
I’ve done it. After veganzing steak and dozens of other popular meat-based recipes, it was time for lamb. Yes, vegan rack of lamb that not only looks like the real thing but also tastes like the real thing! 🙂
I used to love lamb. Most people don’t know how to cook it and it tastes horrible if you don’t use the right spices or the right cooking method, but my dad used to make it absolutely delicious! Of course, for both health and ethical reasons I won’t be eating meat anymore, but I’m not a hypocrite, I know meat tastes good and I want to enjoy the taste without any suffering involved. 🙂
So, I was inspired by Jamie’s herb-crusted rack of lamb recipe and this is the result. Pretty similar, right?! 😀
The recipe may look complicated at first, but trust me, it’s not. Watch the step by step video below, read the instructions carefully and then follow the directions. You can’t get it wrong if you use all the ingredients. It will turn out delicious, with a perfect color, flavor, and texture. 🙂
The flavor. This vegan lamb rack actually tastes like meat. The trick is in the spice blend. Meat without any spices is *meh*, the plants give it the flavor. So if you’ll use the right amount of spices you will be amazed by how good this tastes!
The looks. It looks like the real thing. The color, roasted herb and even the “bones”! 😀 I used the white part of the leeks for the “bones” but still some of them were quite green. Look at the first one in the photo above. That was perfect! I think you can use the white part of scallions too. They may work even better.
The texture. Of course, it isn’t exactly like lamb meat, I still have no idea how to mimic the fibrous meat texture in veggie roasts, though I get it very close in vegan pulled-pork and veggie burgers made with TSP. The texture is closer to ground meat, actually extremely similar to ground meat. Even by looking at it you can tell, it looks like a sausage! 😀
The sauce. Don’t make this without making the sauce. They’re a match made in Heaven! 😀 I made a delicious, subtly spicy sauce using natural soy yogurt by Joya, mustard, green peppercorns (canned) and minced garlic. It was simply perfect.
The side dish. Serve this vegan rack of lamb with a side of asparagus, sauteed green beans, mashed potatoes, or even a simple salad.
I am extremely satisfied with the results. This is one of my best vegan meat recipes so far. Next, I want to make the Impossible Burger with affordable ingredients you can find in any store. It will sizzle, it will be “bloody”, it will taste like a real beef burger! What do you think of this idea? 😀
Hope you’ll like this vegan rack of lamb and don’t forget to check out the step by step video recipe below so you will see exactly how it’s made. 🙂