Experience the Authentic Flavor of Vegan Paella


Paella is a traditional Spanish dish that is known for its bold flavors and colorful presentation. Typically made with seafood and meat, paella can be a challenge for vegans to enjoy. However, with a few simple substitutions, it is easy to create a vegan version of this delicious dish. In this recipe, we will show you how to make a flavorful and satisfying vegan paella that is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. So if you love the taste of paella but are looking for a plant-based option, this vegan paella is the perfect recipe for you!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup plant-based protein (such as tofu, tempeh, or seitan), diced
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges


  1. In a large pot or paella pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell peppers, and rice and cook until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add the vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, paprika, turmeric, cumin, salt, and pepper to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Stir in the frozen peas, plant-based protein, artichoke hearts, and cherry tomatoes. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are heated through.
  4. Serve the paella hot, garnished with lemon wedges.

I hope you enjoy this vegan paella! Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like more information about vegan cooking.

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