Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking to switch up your meal routine with some delicious plant-based options, these authentic Vietnamese recipes offer subtle and complex flavors that will satisfy your taste buds.

Delicious Vietnamese Vegetarian Recipes: Authentic Flavors, Plant-Based Twist


  • 1 package of rice noodles (8 oz)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, cabbage)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook rice noodles according to package instructions.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and minced garlic; cook until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Add mixed vegetables; stir-fry for about five minutes until tender but still crisp.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar until well combined.
  5. Pour the mixture over vegetables and toss everything together until evenly coated with the sauce.
  6. Stir in cooked rice noodle and cook for an additional few minutes so everything is hot.

Cooking Time & Temperature Guidelines:

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook time:15mins
  • Total time:25mins

My Pro-tips:

  • Make sure not to overcook your veggies so they retain their crunchiness and nutritional value.
  • You can add tofu or mushrooms for extra protein in this dish.

Seasoning Options:

You can try adding chili paste or crushed red pepper flakes if you want more heat.

Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe:

A good quality non-stick wok or frying pan is recommended for easy cooking.

To Sum Up:

This recipe offers all of the traditional flavors of Vietnamese cuisine in a plant-based twist that is both healthy and delicious. With a preparation time of only 10 minutes and a cook time of just 15, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends. The addition of crunchy vegetables, chewy rice noodles and flavorful sauce make this dish a true crowd pleaser!


Are these vegetarian recipes still authentic to Vietnamese cuisine?
Yes, while these vegetarian recipes offer a plant-based twist on traditional Vietnamese dishes, they still maintain the authentic flavors of the cuisine. Many of the core ingredients and spices used in Vietnamese cooking lend themselves to plant-based versions of classic dishes. By using meat substitutes such as tofu, tempeh or mushrooms and incorporating plenty of fresh vegetables and herbs like cilantro or mint, it is possible to create delicious vegetarian versions that stay true to traditional flavors.

How can I find some of the more unique ingredients mentioned in these recipes?
Many specialty Asian markets carry the unique ingredients listed in these recipes for an authentic taste experience. Some larger grocery stores may also stock items like lemongrass stalks or rice paper wrappers that are essential components in many Vietnamese dishes.

How difficult are these recipes to make for home cooks without prior experience with Vietnamese cooking?
These recipes range from simple stir-fries and noodle dishes to more involved preparations like fresh spring rolls or pho soup but all ones that would be manageable by novice cooks who have a bit of patience! Most instructions will guide you through step-by-step preparations so you can learn new techniques along the way, expanding your culinary skills beyond just this book’s offerings! Using pre-made sauces (like hoisin sauce) will cut down prep time as well when making marinades/glazes for grilled skewers etc..