Jamaican food is a hard cuisine to define. That’s because it’s a fusion of so many different techniques from all over the world combined with the methods of native Jamaicans. It’s mostly known for its bold and spicy flavors, courtesy of its Indian spiced recipe and vegan Vietnamese recipe influences, among others. But above all, Jamaican food is synonymous with the technique know as jerk cooking – simply referred to as jerk – which involves dry-rubbing or marinating the food in a “jerk seasoning” – a very hot blend of herbs and spices.
Allspice and hot peppers are the two main ingredients that define a good jerk, but scallions, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, and brown sugar are also commonly used. While meats, like (excellent in vegan chicken salad), beef, and pork, are common in Jamaican cuisine, many Jamaican dishes are accidentally vegan or easy enough to veganize. Check out these mouthwatering vegan Jamaican recipes to see for yourself!
11 Plant-Based Jamaican-Inspired Recipes That Are the Next Best Thing to Going to the Caribbean
#1. JAMAICAN JERK GRILLED EGGPLANT
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#2. Jamaican Rice and Peas
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#3. JAMAICAN SWEET POTATO PUDDING
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#4. JAMAICAN BAMMY
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#5. Jamaican Jerk Vegetable Skewers
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#6. Jamaican Jerk Veggie Burgers
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#7. Sticky Jamaican Ginger Cake
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#8. Jamaican Jerk Tempeh
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#9. VEGAN JAMAICAN PATTIES
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#10. Jamaican Curried Lentils
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#11. JAMAICAN JERK SWEET POTATO FRIES
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