21 Tantalizing Vegan Food Recipes That Even Meat Lovers Can't Say No To

You had us at "tantalizing vegan food."

Going vegan can seem intimidating for someone unfamiliar with it (because, what about bacon?). But whether you've been considering the moral consequences of a meat-based diet or simply want to eat healthier, we almost guarantee that these 21 vegan recipes will make even the staunchest meat lovers salivate.

If there's one thing that definitely stirs controversy — other than politics — it is veganism. But as veganism becomes an increasingly mainstream lifestyle, restaurants all over the world are tweaking their menus to give their growing number of vegan customers options. 

Goin vegan benefits the environment. According to the Stanford Magazine, livestock contributes anywhere from 18 to 51 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Even at its conservative estimate of 18 percent, it is still higher than the greenhouse gas emissions of all transportation put together. 

Whatever your skepticism towards the health benefits of a plant-based diet, consider this: the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stated that, "If appropriately planned, vegetarian or vegan diets can be healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases."

So without further ado, here are the 21 vegan recipes that you probably will find hard to say no to. (Click on the photos for details.)

1. Fettucini twirls in creamy chickpea sauce

2. Sweet potato and black bean quesadilla

3. Date and cinnamon granola

4. Quinoa crust pizza

5. Black bean burger

6. Vegan meringues

7. Almond and chili-crusted zucchini

8. Blueberry-topped pancakes

9. Sweet potato dumplings in green Thai curry

10. Roasted cauliflower and tempeh tacos

11. Cherry banana vanilla ice cream

12. Bahn Mi spring rolls

13. Chocolate-covered raspberry cheesecake

14. Soba noodles in miso soup

15. Smoked cheddar grilled cheese with tomato basil bisque

16. Purple potato pie

17. Carrot cake with lavender lemon cashew cream cheese

18. Spiral vegetable tart

19. Chocolate and tahini ice cream sandwiches

20. Black rice sushi

21. Vegan s'mores