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The Best Caribbean Vegan Recipes To Celebrate West Indian Culture

Caribbean Vegan recipes celebrate Carnival

Caribbean vegan recipes not only for a carnival ,they can be indulged every time . But here are the recipes inspired by the Notting Hill Carnival which is a celebration of the West Indian Culture in Notting Hill in the UK.

It takes place in August and it is a colorful event, the biggest Street festival in the UK with parades and dance . It is a family day,it is also referred to as Children day and takes place August 28+29.

All the best Caribbean dishes are available during the celebration and here are some Caribbean Vegan Recipes to enjoy for you. If you want to know more about the Carnival read here > Notting Hill Carnival  

Try the Caribbean Vegan Recipes and enjoy a West Indian meal !

The Best Caribbean Vegan Recipes To Celebrate West Indian Culture


It’s Notting Hill Carnival time and that means one thing:

Tons of  food

So what are you planning to tuck into? Did you know that there’s a growing, albeit established, the trend for eating vegan from Jamaica?

So-called ‘Ital’ (i.e. short for ‘vital’: vitality/vital for life), this belief system revolves around abstaining from animal products and eating instead from the earth: the plants, the fruits, legumes, etc.

The Best Caribbean Vegan Recipes To Celebrate West Indian Culture

Black beans and cauliflower rice

The Best Caribbean Vegan Recipes To Celebrate West Indian Culture

SaveNutritionicityBlack Beans and Cauliflower Rice81Whole Foods 4 Healthy LivingCaribbean


  • 1 can Black beans
  • 1 large head Cauliflower
  • 3 cloves Garlic, fresh
  • 1/2 cup Parsley, fresh
  • 3 tbsp Pickled jalapeno, slices
  • 1/2 cup Red bell pepper, fresh
  • 1/2 cup Sweet onion, fresh

Baking & spices

  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper, ground
  • 1 Sea salt and black pepper

Oils & vinegar

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil

Cooking instructions from Veganicity

Hot and fruity Caribbean coleslaw

The Happy FoodieHot and Fruity Caribbean Coleslaw by Levi Roots. Swap heavy, creamy coleslaw for this Hot and Fruity Caribbean Coleslaw from Levi Roots’ cookbook Grill it with Levi. The fresh and tangy coleslaw contains juicy mango and warming red chilies. It’s the perfect side dish to serve with barbecued or grilled meats for an authentic taste of the Caribbean.78954The Happy FoodieThe Happy Foodie

Hot and Fruity Caribbean Coleslaw


  • 1/2 Cabbage, white
  • 2 Chillies, red
  • 1/2 Mango, small
  • 1/2 Red onion
  • 1/2 Savoy cabbage


  • 3 tsp French mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp X hot reggae reggae sauce or hot chilli sauce

Baking & spices

  • 8 tbsp Brown sugar, soft light
  • 1 Salt and pepper

Oils & vinegars

  • 100 ml Cider vinegar
  • 100 ml Olive oil

Cooking instructions from The Happy Foodie

Caribbean sweet potato patties with spicy coconut and spinach sauce

SaveCook Eat Live VegetarianCaribbean Sweet Potato Patties with Coconut and Spinach Sauce35237Donna TorVegetarian and vegan

For the cakes:

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled & cut into 1″ cubes (550gr)
  • 1 or 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • whole bulb of fresh garlic (outer leaves peeled off but still held together)
  • 1 or 2 scotch bonnets chillies, deseeded & chopped
  • 3 spring onions/scallions, chopped
  • salt & black pepper
  • a handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • the zest of 1/2 a lime
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme leaves

For the Callaloo Sauce:

  • 1 tin coconut milk, 400 ml
  • 100-150 g fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • the rest of the roasted garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet chilli (whole)
  • 1 green or red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs, whole
  • salt & black pepper
  • the juice of 1/2 a lime
  • a handful of fresh coriander, chopped plus extra for garnish

Cooking instructions from Cook Eat Live Vegetarian

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Jamaican Veggie Patties Recipe

Jamaican Veggie Patties

His Jamaican Veggie Patties immediately come to mind. The first time I read through the recipe I thought to myself – oh, they’re hand-pies! And quickly filed them away in the lazy-day section of my brain. A richly spiced potato, pea, corn, carrot, and cabbage filling is wrapped with a turmeric-hued pastry crust made with coconut oil. Recipe here

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