Are you looking for some recipe inspiration? In this list, you will find 10+ Eastern European recipes to inspire you. All of them are yummy, super easy, and quick to make! Give them a try!
For most people, Eastern Europe is quite an exotic place full of uncommon flavors and food combinations! For me, living here, it’s simply home and I consider most of the traditional recipes on this territory my comfort food. Okay, not all of them, of course, and I always adapt them to my own needs and cravings aka I’m transforming everything into its vegan or vegetarian version!
Let’s talk a bit about common misconceptions regarding Eastern European recipes. Yes, most of the recipes here are not vegan-friendly, but it’s also not true that all Eastern Europeans eat meat on every sitting! Some dishes might be a bit on the heavy side such as the cabbage rolls filled with minced meat or the minced meat rolls, but we also have some amazing, light dishes such as comforting soups, fruit-rich desserts, or a butter beans spread, for example.
Eastern European recipes are a mix of comfort food and easy, straightforward spices and flavor combinations, which is exactly what I like most about it. We may not be using fancy herbs or spices such as harissa or fresh sage a lot, but our recipes are surely full of intense aromas!
Eastern European countries include Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and everything in-between and each country’s traditional cuisine is a mix of the others; plus a couple of other exotic influences. Of course, you’ll find almost the same dish but with a different name in most of the Eastern European countries, because the area is so small, it would’ve been impossible for us not to “borrow” some recipes from each other. And there’s nothing wrong with that!
In case you need some Eastern European inspiration, I have prepared a delicious list for you below. But beware: after taking a look over it and maybe preparing one or two dishes, please don’t blame me for spontaneously booking a flight to Europe the next day, okay?
After all this talking, I’m sure you’re already eager to try some ‘veganized’ Eastern European recipes today. Maybe you want to try a yummy portion of mushroom stroganoff over freshly boiled pasta or some Russian cheese pancakes, am I right? In which case, I invite you to take a look at my list below and choose your favorites.
I have gathered together more than 10 of my favorite Eastern European recipes I made for this blog. From appetizers to soups, yummy main dishes, and refreshing desserts, I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love below! All 10+ recipes below are my own creations, so I can vouch for each and every one of them. And if you feel like something’s missing or not clear, I’m always here for questions!
All you need to do to access these Eastern European recipes is to click on the titles or buttons. And don’t forget to have some fun the next time you’re in the kitchen.