8 Comforting and Soothing Plant-Based Pho Recipes

March 8, 2020
Article by One Green Planet

Pho is a warm, delicious, comforting, and soothing Vietnamese soup made with broth, rice noodles, herbs, and (usually) meat. But you can make an equally delicious meatless, plant-based version. To prove it, we put together vegan pho recipes that we are sure you will love!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Vietnamese Archives!

1. Vietnamese Pho

vegan vietnamese pho

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This amazing vegan Vietnamese Pho by Jenny Connelly will be your new favorite dish! If you have any soup leftover, it tastes just as great the next day or you could even try freezing it for a day you don’t fancy cooking.

2. Lemongrass Pho

Lemongrass Pho

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This exceptionally refreshing Lemongrass Pho by Rae is a light, elegant meal that works great if you have to serve a crowd. The lemongrass and ginger work perfectly to add an amazing flavor to this pho and this savory broth is then poured over hearty rice noodles – it’s totally slurp-worthy.

3. Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho

Vegan Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho with asparagus

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What makes this delicious Comforting Veggie and Tofu Pho by Claire Ragozzino extra special is the rich broth. Lemongrass, anise pods, whole cloves, and plum vinegar creates a rich umami taste that compliments the soup perfectly.

4. Simple Aromatic Pho

Simple Aromatic Pho

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This Simple Aromatic Pho by Cassandra Star is the perfect year round dish that is easily customizable to all tastes and preferences. Bok choy, asparagus, mushrooms, tofu, and a generous helping of rice noodles are served in an incredibly simple and healthy traditional Vietnamese broth that is all about its seasonings and garnishes. The broth truly is what makes this pho so special — it’s spiced with aromatics, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and more. You’ve never tasted anything quite like it.

5. Sloppy Joe Pho

Sloppy Joe Pho

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This Sloppy Joe Pho by Joni Marie Newman is a pretty loose interpretation of a sloppy Joes and of pho, a Vietnamese noodle dish! But the end result is a savory soup that warms your insides. This flavorful dish features a homemade, umami-rich broth, rice noodles, textured vegetable protein, and crisp bell peppers. Fusion food at its finest!

6. Shiitake Mushroom Pho

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Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup that is delicious and extremely easy to veganize! While traditionally made with beef or chicken, pho, as this Shiitake Mushroom Pho recipe by Cruelty Free Family proves, can also be made with meaty mushrooms. Add some ginger, fresh cracked pepper, mint, garlic, and cinnamon, and you have a beautiful, fragrant, and filling dish you will find yourself making over and over again.

7. Pho With Grilled Asparagus

Pho With Grilled Asparagus

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A traditional pho is all about a slow-cooked broth, normally made with beef. However, the main star of the show is really the aromatic spices, so it easily adapts to create a super tasty meal. This Pho With Grilled Asparagus by Veronica and Amy Pearce uses a bit of vegetable broth to speed up the process, but of course, if you have time, the longer you cook it for the better it’s going to taste! Top with fresh seasonal vegetables, plenty of greens, and a squeeze of lime juice.

8. Vietnamese Pho With Mushrooms and Tofu

Vietnamese Pho With Mushrooms and Tofu

Source: Vietnamese Pho With Mushrooms and Tofu

This Vietnamese Pho With Mushrooms and Tofu by Sofia Von Porat is warm, filling, and fragrant. The mushrooms and tofu provide the bulk of the protein and the vegetable broth and soy sauce combine to make a delicious base. Most Vietnamese people enjoy this dish for breakfast, which you are welcome to do as well, or make it if you’re in need of a quick and easy lunch.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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