Having fondue the vegetarian way is a lot simpler than you may think.
Here are a few ideas on how to go about having your vegetarian fondue.
Fondue the Vegetarian Way
Fondue can be low-cal, low-carb, sugar-free, fat-free, or vegetarian. Basically, you’re the cook and you can dunk and dip whatever you feel like eating. If you are a strict vegetarian, you will have to be very careful with the ingredients that are included in your broth and dips, so it’s best if you prepare it yourself from scratch.
Cheese Fondue for Vegetarians
This particular type of fondue will be okay for some vegetarians while it won’t be for others. Getting rid of the cheese altogether defeats the purpose of having a cheese fondue, but there are soy-based cheeses on the market and perhaps you could consider having soy-based cheese fondue.
I have yet to try it myself, but I will definitely keep you posted when I do!
Shabu shabu is one of my favorite meals and can be classified as vegetarian fondue, depending on what you throw in the pot. Shabu shabu is a Japanese fondue-style meal where you cook vegetables (cabbage, tomatoes, taro, corn, mushrooms, lettuce) in a boiling broth.
The only significant difference would be that chopsticks are normally used instead of forks and sometimes you get your own individual pot.
You can also add raw meat, seafood, or tofu and other vegetarian dumpling-style bites. Obviously, you can skip the meat and make shabu shabu vegetarian style. You can purchase prepared broth (seafood, fish, mushroom, spicy tomato, soy or vegetable) or make your own.
Mushroom Fondue the Vegetarian Way
If you like mushrooms and cream, try this delicious Mushroom Fondue Recipe.
Chocolate Fondue for Vegetarians
Unless you also exclude milk products, chocolate fondue is very vegetarian friendly. There are a variety of recipes out there, including some other dessert fondue recipes and you can dip as many fruit slices as you want (and cake and cookies and whatever else you want to dip in delicious melted chocolate).
Was it so far fetched? Having fondue vegetarian style isn’t impossible…