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6 Vegan French Recipes To Celebrate Bastille Day (Mais Oui!)

July 14, 2015

While a French vegan isn't necessarily a rarity, the traditional cuisine seems like the exact opposite of vegan — with its rich cream sauces, butter-filled pastries and meat-centric mains.

And while there's more to the French diet than what they actually eat, we thought we'd share some classic French dishes made the vegan way — so everyone can join in on celebrating and savoring Bastille Day.

1. Soup au Pistou

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This Provençal dish uses fresh summer produce for a light and lovely meal or starter.

2. Avocado Tartine

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A tartine is basically a fancy-sounding open-faced sandwich. It's the perfect opportunity to take avocado toast to new heights.

3. Simple Tofu Quiche

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Veganize this typically eggy dish with tofu for a meal that's easy to share and makes great leftovers. This version's hash brown crust, while not traditional, makes this recipe a winner.

4. Chickpea Ratatouille

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Turn this classic side into a meal with some protein-packed chickpeas. It's the perfect dish to showcase summer zucchini and tomatoes — and it tastes even better the next day.

5. Sweet Berry Tarts

Easy and simple, these tarts are gluten-free, deliciously vegan and require no baking at all — savor them like a true Parisian would.

6. Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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A rich and show-stopping dessert that's also vegan and easy to make? Vive la France!

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