Eating delicious healthy vegan meals doesn’t have to be a chore. I love tasty plant based food that doesn’t require slaving away in the kitchen for hours.
Here are 21 easy vegan recipes for dinner that anyone can make.
21 easy vegan recipes for dinner
1. Quorn pieces stir fry
Vegan quorn pieces, beansprouts, mushrooms, carrot, red pepper, tiny tin of coconut milk, fresh garlic, powder garlic, onion granules, ginger, cinnamon, paprika, turmeric, black pepper and chilli flakes – all mixed together and cooked in a wok.
Served with wholegrain rice.
2. Vegan macaroni
Wholewheat macaroni in vegan cheese sauce made from vegan cheese powder, rice flour, oat milk and grated vegan cheese. Steamed chopped mushrooms and steamed finely chopped courgette is mixed into the sauce and pasta.
Served with steamed baby carrots and a sprinkle of black pepper.
3. Wholesome green slop!
Spinach, leek, courgette, green lentils, chickpeas, vegetable stock, mixed herbs, onion granules, garlic, pepper, balsamic vinegar and apple cider vinegar. One pot! Easy!
4. Tasty vegan burger wrap
Wholemeal wrap, spinach, tomato, vegan cheese, vegan burger, vegan mayo, tomato purée. Folded up to eat.
Side of steamed carrots.
5. Cooked vegan breakfast
Vegan sausages, beans, grilled courgette, mushroom, grilled tomato, spinach.
6. Vegan chilli jacket potato
Soy mince, chopped tomatoes, red kidney beans, crushed garlic, black pepper, chilli powder, celery salt, garlic powder, onion granules and apple cider vinegar – stirred and heated in one wok.
Served with an oven baked jacket potato and slice of vegan cheese.
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7. Vegan spaghetti and meatballs
Crushed garlic, chopped tomatoes, green lentils and peas all cooked in a wok.
Served with wholewheat spaghetti and oven baked Goodlife veggie balls.
8. Vegan one-pot pesto pasta
The quickest and easiest vegan meal ever!
One pot – wholemeal pasta and chopped veg added to boiling water and simmered for 10 minutes.
Drain and mix with vegan friendly pesto!
9. Delicious vegan lasagna
Wholewheat lasagna sheets with layers of green lentils, chopped tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, spinach & vegan cheese sauce.
Served with triangles of a wholemeal wrap ‘garlic bread’ – wrap is spread with Pure spread and garlic powder and heated in the oven for a few minutes.
10. Warm vegan fish goujon wrap
Wholemeal wrap with 3x Linda McCartney ‘fish’ goujons, salad leaves, vegan cheese slice, tomato purée, vegan mayo, steamed kale, radish & carrot.
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11. Creamy vegan pappardelle
Wholewheat pappardelle served with crushed garlic, mushroom, kale, onion & carrot in a vegan cheese & turmeric sauce. All mixed together. Creamy and delicious!
12. Home topped pizza
5x Slices Crosta & Mollica ‘ready to top’ sourdough pizza base with tomato sauce topped with fresh garlic, mushroom, onion, sweetcorn, tomatoes and vegan cheese.
Served with sweet potato waffles and salad: green leaves, beetroot salad, radish, grated carrot.
13. Colourful rice bowl with tofu
14. Vegan sausage and skin-on mash
Vegan sausage & skin on mash sprinkled with onion granules & mixed herbs.
Served with chunky chopped parsnip, peas, asparagus & tender stem broccoli – all steamed.
Condiments: apple cider vinegar, gravy, black pepper.
15. Thinnest vegan pizza
Great fun for the kids to make their own!
Yummy for adults too!
Quick and easy vegan ‘pizza’ made with a wholemeal wrap, tomato purée, thin sliced courgette, mushrooms, sweetcorn, vegan cheese, chilli flakes & black pepper.
Heated for 7 minutes in oven.
Topped with steamed asparagus.
Served with a dash of apple cider vinegar and blob of vegan mayo.
16. Soy bolognese
Soy bolognese & wholemeal spaghetti.
Served with a homemade, wholemeal garlic pitta bread and sprinkle of vegan cheese (Violife).
Our ‘bolognese’ was made from finely chopped courgette & mushrooms, soy mince, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, balsamic vinegar, coconut aminos (like soy sauce, but made with coconuts), black pepper, crushed garlic clove, onion granules – all stirred and cooked in a big wok for approx 12 minutes whilst the wholemeal spaghetti cooks.
17. Beetroot & balsamic salad
Green salad leaves, sweetcorn, radish, grated carrot, red pepper, raw courgette, sliced beetroot & generous dash of balsamic vinegar.
18. Vegan roast dinner
Roast potatoes, roast parsnips, carrots, tender stem broccoli, peas and stuffing balls.
Served with a Jamaican vegetable patty (from Ocado). Can be served with whatever you like though!
Condiments: onion gravy, a sprinkle of dried mint and dash of apple cider vinegar.
19. Spicy vegan fajita wrap
Courgette, mushroom and red pepper all chopped small. Two cloves garlic finely chopped. Stir fry in wok with dash of oil until tender.
Add 1x teaspoon sesame seeds. 2 tablespoons tomato purée. Sprinkle of paprika, ginger, turmeric, crushed chillies and onion granules. Dash of water.
Mix into wok mixture until covered and heated.
Optional: I cooked a breaded jackfruit burger in the oven and cut into strips to add to my wrap filling.
Served in a warmed wholemeal wrap with a sprinkle of grated vegan cheese, vegan mayo and shredded green salad leaves.
20. Beans on ‘toast’
Sugar-free beans on wholemeal pitta, plum tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, grilled courgette, dash of apple cider vinegar & black pepper.
21. Vegan tikka
Homemade tikka with wholegrain rice and pitta garlic bread!
Curry recipe: Rehydrated soy chunks (boil for 5 minutes before adding to wok), chickpeas, mushrooms, red pepper, kale, garlic, 1/2 jar Pataks curry paste, tin of coconut milk and chilli flakes.
All stirred and cooked in a wok whilst wholegrain rice cooks for 25 minutes until soft.
There we go. 21 easy peasy vegan dinners that anyone can make. Packed full of flavour and veggies.
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