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You are going to love this vegan Filipino recipe! We are making a delicious vegan soup that will satisfy all your comfort food cravings. This vegan Nilaga is perfect for a quick and easy meal, full of flavour, and a cozy afternoon at home.
Nilaga is the ultimate comfort food in the Philippines. It's the typical dish a Filipino mother would cook for you in a whiff. The cooking process is super easy but don't let that deceive you! This vegan soup is super loaded with all the delicious flavours Filipino cuisine has to offer.
The word Nilaga means boiled, and that is basically what this soup is about. We are making a supper yummy broth with a bunch of different veggies. The original dish calls for boiled beef, but we are veganising it by replacing the meat with tempeh and tofu.
The ingredients are all super simple and things you get at your local supermarket. I added green beans, onions, potatoes, and white cabbage. I also added some corn as an extra touch, the sweetness rounds up the overall flavour of the soup really nicely.
Since I switched the beef for tempe and tofu, I wanted to make sure it kept its shape and it had a bit of a golden brown crispy factor to it. So, while I was waiting for the water to heat up, I set up a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil. I fried the tempeh on both side, maybe for about 10 minutes total.
Tempeh has a strong flavour, a bit nutty, or mushroom-y. Which is exactly what we need to use to make the broth even more flavourful and yummy. To make sure the broth is infused with the flavours of tempeh, we are going to let it simmer with the rest of the veggies for a little while.
With the veggies and the tempeh in the soup we don't need much else. I am using soy sauce and pepper to season it. I add these at the very end and let them simmer for a bit. This way I can adjust the taste and make sure I don't overdo the amount of soy sauce. We will lose a bit of water while simmering so the taste will become more intense.
The beauty of this vegan soup is not only that it is super easy to make and incredibly flavourful. My favourite part is that it is made with fresh vegetables that are really affordable. So you stay within budget while loading up the family on nutrients!
If you are getting started in the kitchen, this vegan soup is a great starter. Or if you are simply looking for some vegan Filipino food, vegan Nilaga is definitely for you! This combination of ingredients will really surprise you!
Total servings 4
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 491||From Fat 201|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||34.3%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||22.1%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 48g||16%|
|Dietry Fiber 7g||28.9%|
|Vitamin A 0µg|
|Vitamin B-12 0.09µg||1.5%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.8mg||40%|
|Vitamin C 50.69mg||84.5%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 0.75mg||2.5%|
|Vitamin K1 62.86µg||78.6%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 1.29mg||12.9%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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