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The Best 102 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes (Quick Ideas!)

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Do you find it tough to come up with quick and easy vegan dinner recipes that are actually tasty? Fret not, in this post you’ll find many ideas even non-vegans will love!

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Let’s face it, vegan meals can sometimes turn out bland and leave your family disappointed at the dinner table.

Well, we want to help put a stop to bland dinners and invite you to check out our compilation of our most popular plant-based recipes especially suitable for dinner.

So let’s move onto our list of carefully curated easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

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Super quick vegan dinners (30 mins or under)

Vegan Chickpea Curry

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4.78 from 190 votes
Protein: 13g
Calories: 465kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: tasty, healthy, and for a long time the most popular dish on our blog!

Vegan Chickpea Curry. Our awesome vegan takes on the insanely popular dish. Ridiculously tasty and nutritious – just look at all that protein, fibre and iron.

Vegan Vegetable Lo Mein

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4.72 from 25 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 430kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: fast, easy and spicy dish

With all plant-based, seasonal produce easily found in your regular supermarket, this delicious Fake Lo Mein is a must! Just as delicious as the original and ready in only 20 minutes.

Protein: 5g
Calories: 162kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieDesserts
Bonus: quick, simple, spicy and so delicious 🙂

Mushrooms are perfect for vegan fajitas. They have a lovely dense ‘meaty’ texture that’s perfect alongside the crispy peppers. Cook them in the spices, then serve on a tortilla with salsa, avocado and guacamole! Ready in just 15 minutes.

Vietnamese Green Noodle Salad

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 16g
Calories: 515kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: can be eaten hot or cold

A super easy meal idea that will take you no more than 20 minutes. It will provide enough nutrition and taste to keep you feeling full and satisfied.

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Edamame Vegetarian Poke Bowl

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 23g
Calories: 549kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: flavors of Hawaii in a bowl!

Love the idea of poke, but not a fan of fish? Our edamame bean vegetarian poke bowl is the dish for you! Have a taste and you will fall in love with it!

Protein: 6g
Calories: 114kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: NourishPlate
Bonus: easy, tasty, versatile dish

This mushroom stew is a hearty, family-friendly, easy, one-pot meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes. You can eat it all year round and it goes well with pasta, quinoa, rice or mashed potatoes.

Jackfruit Burgers – Veggie Pulled Pork

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4.82 from 16 votes
Protein: 8g
Calories: 462kcal
Ready in:15 minutes

Bonus: quick, delicious, fresh and full of flavour burger 🙂

Got a pulled pork burger in mind, but would prefer a vegan version? This easy Jackfruit Burger is the most delicious vegan alternative. Mega-tasty and no little piggies are harmed anywhere along the way – it totally rocks!

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Vegan Black Bean Avocado Quesadillas

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Protein: 8g
Calories: 332kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: LemonsAndZest
Bonus: fast, easy and mega delicious!

Need a quick weeknight dinner? Try these Vegan Black Bean Quesadillas–fresh avocado, black beans, corn, cilantro and spices. This recipe is so simple and ready in no time. Dairy free for those who may need it!

Quick and Creamy Avocado Pasta

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4.73 from 79 votes
Protein: 14g
Calories: 494kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: super quick, easy and so delicious dinner!

Now if this isn’t a delicious yet simple vegan dinner recipe, then I don’t know what it is! Quick and creamy Avocado Pasta, high in fiber, vitamin C, iron and good fats. Easy to make in under 15 minutes.

Smoked Tofu and Hummus Buddha Bowl

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4.87 from 15 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 399kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: quick, healthy and delicious dish

Indulge with this smoky and savory Buddha Bowl. The combination of smoked tofu, hummus, and turmeric rice makes for a perfect vegan dinner (or lunch!)

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Easy Bean and Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas

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Protein: 12g
Calories: 308kcal
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Spabettie
Bonus: quick, amazingly delicious and healthy dinner!

Easy Bean and Cauliflower Rice Enchiladas – a quick weeknight dinner that makes a great lunch the next day! gluten, dairy, and oil free – flavor full!

Protein: 9g
Calories: 994kcal
Ready in: 12 minutes
Recipe by: AlwaysUseButter
Bonus: super quick, simple and delicious one pot meal

This creamy vegan hummus pasta is a quick, easy & delicious one pot meal – make it with homemade or store bought hummus, and just add cooked pasta, pasta water, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and black olives.

Quinoa Chickpea Buddha Bowl

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4.73 from 11 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 438kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Hauke

Bonus: sweet, tangy, healthy

This easy (and animal-friendly) lunch and dinner bowl hits all the right spots – grains, greens and a legume! What’s not to like?

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Sheet Pan Veggie Fajitas

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Protein: 13g
Calories: 457kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: DebraKlein
Bonus: simple, quick, healthy and incredibly delicious 😉

Veggie Fajitas are simple to make on a sheet pan. They are vegan, gluten-free and use wholesome unprocessed ingredients. You can make them in a heavy skillet if you prefer.

Red Pesto Pasta

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5 from 7 votes
Protein: 11g
Calories: 395kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, easy and absolutely satisfying!

A vegan pesto made entirely from plant-based ingredients that have received so much praise already. You’ve got to give this delicious hearty vegan meal a try!

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Cheeseless Pizza

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Protein: 1.5g
Calories: 93kcal
Ready in: 22 minutes
Recipe by: KeyToMyLime
Bonus: simple ingredients, so easy and tasty pizzza 🙂

This cheeseless pizza is a simply delicious take on vegan pizza. It’s packed with flavor and easy to make – you won’t miss cheese with this pizza!

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: KeyToMyLime
Bonus: delicious, healthy and easy sushi recipe 🙂

Have you ever wondered how to make vegan sushi? Let me show you how in a few easy steps with this easy vegan sushi recipe. It’s so simple and so delicious!

Thai Green Curry

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4.82 from 37 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 510kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, delicious and spicy!🙂

Ready in 30 minutes and packed full of taste, spice and a fresh lime kick! This vibrant, vegan Thai Green Curry gets two big thumbs up from us – give it a go and let us know what you think.

Speedy Vegan Burrito

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4.81 from 21 votes
Protein: 11g
Calories: 316kcal
Ready in:20 minutes

Bonus: very quick, healthy and versatile

In a rush? The new vegan burrito is here, paving the way and setting the standard. Mega quick and perfect any time of the day!

Arugula Lentil Salad From Heaven

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4.65 from 48 votes
Protein: 22g
Calories: 529kcal
Ready in:12 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: perfect to tuck into after a hard day at work

So, this is one of most delicious vegan recipes I’ve tried in my life. This salad just feels like nothing’s missing. High in protein, iron and fibre too!

Pear Walnut Salad with a Mustard Orange Dressing

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4.82 from 27 votes
Protein: 6g
Calories: 372kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: light dinner; serve with fresh bread

A beautifully crunchy mix of rocket leaves, dried fruits, pear and walnuts set this salad above the competition.

Vegan Tuna Salad

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4.85 from 19 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 428kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena Nart & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick German-style ‘Abendbrot’ dinner

All the taste and all the goodness – without the fish. The new kid on the vegan block is even tastier than the original!

Vegan Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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4.67 from 3 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 483kcal
Ready in:22 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: prep ahead for dinner you can easily throw together

The Mediterranean flavors in this dish make this the perfect summer dinner, when the sun shines for far too long. Tastes just as well for weekend brunch too!

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Coconut Milk Pasta Sauce

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Protein: 31g
Calories: 1081kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: WholeFoodSoulFoodKitchen
Bonus: bung in your favorite pasta shapes for a delicious dinner

This ultra creamy Coconut Milk Pasta Sauce comes together in less than 20 minutes making it the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal. It’s dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free and gluten-free.

Super easy vegan ideas

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Tomato Mushroom Spaghetti Squash

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Protein: 4g
Calories: 173kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: WhataGirlEats
Bonus: easy recipe, simple ingredients, great taste for the whole family

Whole30 recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Mushrooms. This recipe serves six as a side dish and four as a main course. Cheese is not included in the nutritional information.

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Vegan Eggplant Teriyaki

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Protein: 12g
Calories: 349kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: ItSavegWorldAfterAll
Bonus: easy, quick, healthy and so delicious

This vegan eggplant recipe is flavorful, easy to make, and served with homemade teriyaki sauce. It’s a great 30-minute dinner recipe for busy nights!

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Vegan Fajita Bowls

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Protein: 14.4g
Calories: 477kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: aSimplePalate
Bonus: quick, delicious, full of flavor and health benefits

These flavorful fajita bowls are packed with plant-protein, seasoned vegetables, and are beyond easy to make. So much deliciousness and you won’t miss the meat at all!

Sweet Potato Tacos

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 16g
Calories: 598kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: watching your weight? Dive into this!

The Mexicans figured out how to please a crowd with easy yet satisfying ingredients. We gave these tacos our twist using sweet potato, avocado, chickpeas and a delicious (vegan) sour cream style sauce.

Pasta Arrabiata

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4.67 from 6 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 565kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Bonus: so simple, tasty and spicy dinner

Want to spice up your vegan menu tonight? Make sure you try our tasty Pasta Arrabiata. Sugo all’arrabbiata here we come!

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Thai Vegan Drunken Noodles

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: SixHungryFeet
Bonus: quick, spicy and so delicious dish 🙂

Quick and delicious noodle dish, our vegan Thai drunken noodles are a perfect weeknight option.

Amazing Aubergine (Eggplant) Curry

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4.70 from 136 votes
Protein: 7g
Calories: 459kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: goes equally well with rice or roti

A simple but sumptuous curry, just right for Friday night, definitely one of the best vegan dinner recipes we have on the blog (I love all recipes, but we all have our faves, don’t we?). Add a final squeeze of lemon to lift it up!

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Vegan Soy Curl Fajitas

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Protein: 11g
Calories: 138kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: APlantifulPath
Bonus: quick and easy, perfect for weeknights

This tasty filling is perfect in tacos, burritos, or bowls. Enjoy the delicious flavors of a Tex-Mex restaurant favorite from your own kitchen!

Smooching Mushrooms on Toast

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4.80 from 20 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 332kcal
Ready in:12 minutes

Bonus: light German-style ‘Abendbrot’

Our delicious vegan take on the trendiest cafe food of the moment, Mushrooms on Toast. It’s perfect for everything from a savory breakfast to a light dinner.

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Vegan Cheesy Potato Burritos

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Protein: 8g
Calories: 352kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: MakeItDairyFree
Bonus: make ingredients ahead of time and put together at dinner time

Whether you are looking for an easy vegan pantry meal or just one for a budget, then these vegan cheesy potato burritos are going to be just what you are looking for. For a change, skip the tortilla, toss in fresh veggies and make it a burrito bowl!

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Easy Vegan Orange Chicken

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Protein: 23g
Calories: 552kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: DailyDish
Bonus: dinner in 30 mins!

Tofu in a sticky orange Chinese sauce plays the starring role here. Sweet and tart with a hint of earthy sesame, this dish really ticks all the flavor boxes.

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Smoky Vegan Jackfruit Fajitas (Easy)

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Protein: 7g
Calories: 337kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: VeganPunks
Bonus: perfect for a weekday dinner!

Jackfruit is the perfect filling for a vegan fajita, alongside strips of peppers and onion – these fajitas are beautifully smoky because of ancho chilli powder.

One Pan Mediterranean Couscous Bowl

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Protein: 24g
Calories: 627kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: works just as well for lunch or even as a party side!

A light and bright Mediterranean meal-in-a-bowl, full of the goodness of crunchy bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and peas and heady with the herby smells of rosemary, parsley and mint. You will want to eat this for the breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Super healthy and wholesome vegan meals

Speedy Chickpea Stew

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5 from 4 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 375kcal
Ready in:20 minutes

Bonus: even tastier the following day

This recipe only has 6 ingredients and is put together in a whiff. Great to take to pack for lunch the next day as well!

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French Ratatouille

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Protein: 3g
Calories: 87kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)
Recipe by: BaconisMagic
Bonus: very easy, so tasty and full of health benefits

A classic French ratatouille recipe that is vegan, gluten-free but has lots of flavour.

Vegan Stuffed Peppers

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4.64 from 11 votes
Protein: 30g
Calories: 615kcal
Ready in:1 hour 20 minutes
Recipe by: Kat & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy and quick preparation, great taste and full of health benefits

Vegan stuffed peppers packed with quinoa – and loads of flavour. Full of protein and with clear instructions in easy steps.

Sexy Vegan Lentil Stew

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4.80 from 45 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 420kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Cristina Parés & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, nutritious and healthy dish, can be stored for a while in the fridge

The sexiest lentil stew you have ever eaten. A nutritional powerhouse, this recipe is here to kickstart your year – and your health.

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Tofu Bell Pepper Stir Fry

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Protein: 12g
Calories: 233kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: LivingLou
Bonus: tasty, nutritious and full of health benefits dish

A delicious vegetarian weeknight dinner, this tofu bell pepper stir fry is ready in under 45 minutes and simple to make!

Fitness Lentil Bean Salad (25 Min, Vegan)

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4.72 from 38 votes
Protein: 34g
Calories: 551kcal
Ready in:25 minutes

Bonus: post-workout dinner

Fitness Lentil Bean Salad. Ridiculously high in protein post-workout salad. 40g per bowl. Ready in 7 minutes. Tasty and effective.

Easy Vegetable Stir Fry with Creamy Peanut Sauce

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4.81 from 63 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 604kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: high protein and filling!

A delicious peanut sauce compliments this fantastic stir fry with simple to follow cooking tips. Beginner friendly and super quick to make!

Mexican Bean Stew

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4.89 from 9 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 398kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: simple, healthy and full of flavor

After a high protein, high fibre, low calorie vegan dinner? Our Mexican bean stew is just the ticket! Try it now!

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Vegan Three Bean And Vegetable Chilli

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Protein: 9g
Calories: 241kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: CharlottesLivelyKitchen
Bonus: delicious and healthy, can be stored for a while in the fridge

A delicious, vegan chilli, loved by all the family. Absolutely packed full of vegetables to give you (almost) all of your 5-a-day in one go, and low in calories so you can have cake for pudding without feeling guilty!

Healthy Vegan Poke Bowl with Sesame Tofu

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Protein: 18g
Calories: 571kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: wonderful vegan twist on the popular poke bowl!

An easy vegan poke bowl recipe, with a base of sticky sushi rice, layered with crispy smoky tofu and thinly sliced fresh veggies, then drizzled in a sweet nutty sesame sauce.

Moroccan Couscous Salad

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4.80 from 15 votes
Protein: 12g
Calories: 427kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: tasty AND healthy

Moroccan spiced couscous flavoured with cumin, ginger and paprika, crunchy colourful peppers and zucchini, tart pomegranate seeds and orange, soft sweet raisins and figs….is your mouth watering yet?

Weight Loss Tikka Masala

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4.84 from 12 votes
Protein: 12g
Calories: 454kcal
Ready in:40 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: perfect meal to tuck into, if you are watching your weight

The classic curry takes on a new face with our vegan tikka masala. Full of healthy veg and fragrant flavours, this is sure to win your heart!

Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

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5 from 6 votes
Protein: 16g
Calories: 420kcal
Ready in:15 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: hearty and healthy meal

This protein packed vegan lentil and potato salad is a perfect weight loss recipe. It’s filling, healthy and nutritious, while still tasting amazing!

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Vegan BBQ Tofu Bowl

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Protein: 21g
Calories: 355kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: RunningonRealFood
Bonus: vegan, oil-free, nut-free, high protein, high fiber

All you need to make these yummy bowls is extra firm tofu, BBQ sauce, brown rice, broccoli, pineapple and red onion. This recipe is healthy, easy to make, works well for food prep and is packed with flavour and nutrition!

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Vegan BBQ Seitan ‘Ribs’

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Protein: 26g
Calories: 260kcal
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: high protein, high flavor!

Incredibly juicy, sticky, and succulent, these amazing vegan BBQ seitan ribs will please even non-vegans! It is easy to make, fuss-free, and ready in no time.

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Kale Wild Rice Salad

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: ThroughTheFibroFog
Bonus: easy recipe, perfect for new cooks

This kale wild rice salad combines fresh fruit and vegetables with wild rice for a healthy meal or side salad. Easy to make, this vegan salad is full of flavour with a deliciously zingy ginger dressing.

Do healthy vegan dinners get much better than this?

Goi Cuon – authentic Vietnamese spring rolls

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5 from 7 votes
Protein: 6g
Calories: 188kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Bonus: cool idea for a vegan dinner party!

Crunchy, fresh, summery, these are perfect for these hot days when you cannot bear to eat anything even moderately heavy. Perfect recipe for fridge clear out veggie days!

Roasted Sweet Potato and Beetroot Salad

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 19g
Calories: 579kcal
Ready in:50 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: a hearty vegan meal for two, easy for new cooks

Beets and sweet potatoes are truly a match made in veggie heaven! Together, they give a great contrast these colorful veggies and texture to this amazing roasted veg salad.

Vegan soup dinners

Spicy Black Bean Soup (20 Min, Vegan)

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4.72 from 49 votes
Protein: 18g
Calories: 442kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: high fiber, high protein, good for steady glucose levels

Looking for quick vegan meals? Well, this dish is easier to put together than opening a can of soup. Try us!

Asian-style Creamy Corn Soup

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4.75 from 8 votes
Protein: 9g
Calories: 395kcal
Ready in:20 minutes

Bonus: light, tasty, creamy – and satisfyingly filling

A steamy, creamy bowl of sunshine. Roasted corn, chilli and and coriander come together for a flavor explosion!

Lentil Vegetable Soup

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5 from 7 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 438kcal
Ready in:45 minutes
Recipe by: Gabriela English

Bonus: new to kale? try it in this to fall in love with it!

Our Mediterranean lentil soup is inspired by the flavours of Italian lentil soup recipes. With the heady fragrance of garlic and rosemary, a hint of heat from the chilli, mixed together with sweet, intense tomato sauce, nutty puy lentils and soft strips of cavolo nero, this is perfection in a bowl!

African Peanut Soup

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4.69 from 35 votes
Protein: 14g
Calories: 436kcal
Ready in:25 minutes

Bonus: no oil needed for this recipe (but peanut butter, haha)

This vegan soup is one of our first recipes on the blog and it’s still going strong. Really cool combo of veggies, tomato and peanut butter!

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Mushroom Soup without Cream

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Protein: 17g
Calories: 451kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: WholeFoodSoulFoodKitchen
Bonus: ultra-creamy without using cream? Sorcery!

Healthy comfort food at its best! It’s creamless, low in fat and includes a variety of plants, making this a light yet filling and nutritious soup. Perfect for these chilly winter nights!

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Broccoli and Pea Soup

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Protein: 18g
Calories: 374kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: WholeFoodSoulFoodKitchen
Bonus: Hulk out with this green soup!

4 different kinds of veggies, oil-free and dairy- free – is there a better candidate for dinner?. Using frozen veg means very little prep work, which makes it the perfect quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner.

Vegan Pho Recipe – Vietnamese Noodle Soup

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 20g
Calories: 589kcal
Ready in:20 minutes

Bonus: tasty, filling and fresh flavors

The crispy tofu topping makes for a wonderful contrast with the silky noodle pho. Such a warm and sumptuous dish to have to close out your day!

Vegan Potato Soup

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4.89 from 44 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 287kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: a comforting hug in a bowl!

There are bland, boring, run-of-the-mill potato soups, and there is our potato soup – creamy, unctuous, filling and vegan! With just a few basic ingredients, bring this not-so-basic soup to life!

Amazingly Quick and Healthy Sweet Potato Soup

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4.77 from 26 votes
Protein: 8g
Calories: 334kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: good for your heart – and your blood pressure!

Peanut butter and sweet potato in a dish together? No we haven’t lost our marbles – these go together so well, we were caught unprepared for their yumminess too! Try it yourselves!

Perfect comfort food for vegans

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

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Protein: 19g
Calories: 483kcal
Ready in: 1 hour (just 15 minutes prep)
Recipe by: ShahzadiDevje
Bonus: delicious, nutritious and full of flavor!

A family-friendly and satisfying Vegan Shepherd’s Pie recipe gets an Indian twist. Loaded with flavour-packed green lentils simmered in a tomato sauce infused with traditional South Asian spices, and topped with velvety mashed potatoes.

Dal Khichdi and Kachumber Salad

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4.80 from 5 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 337kcal
Ready in:1 hour
Recipe by: Gabriella English

Bonus: healthy and full of protein, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Traditional and very mellow lentil dhal made with just a few pantry ingredients. It is healthy and packed with plant-based protein.

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Vegan Spinach Pasta

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Protein: 5g
Calories: 254kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: PepperBowl
Bonus: mega easy, quick, delicious and so creamy

Looking for creamy pastas? Now, this sauce IS creamy, made with Coconut milk and garlic. Best comfort food for the whole family.

Vegan Mushroom Risotto

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4.95 from 17 votes
Protein: 12g
Calories: 404kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: Kat

Bonus: quick, healthy and tasty, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Follow Kat’s simple instructions for the creamiest vegan mushroom risotto this side of an animal product – perfect for a quiet night in!

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Zucchini and Cannellini Tomato Stew

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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: ASaucyKitchen
Bonus: Gluten-Free + Vegan; one-pot meal

Simple store cupboard ingredients, 30 minutes on the clock, and hey presto, a healthy, hearty, and delicious meal. Serve this stirred into cooked pasta for an even more filling option!

Mango Curry

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4.74 from 46 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 580kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Dave

Bonus: go with tinned mangoes, if fresh isn’t available

The best thing to eat when you have no holiday in sight – Mango and coconut milk is such a quintessentially tropical combo, you will be transported to a beach with the first mouthful!

Vegan Broccoli Casserole

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 14g
Calories: 463kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: hearty, filling yet surprisingly light!

Looking for healthy comfort food options? This vegan casserole will fill your belly with wholesome yummy goodness without making you loosen your trousers.

Vegan Mushroom Stew with Coconut

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 23g
Calories: 592kcal
Ready in:37 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: one-pan meal

Fragrant, creamy, thick lentil mushroom soup/stew, with a sweet, nutty coconut base, coating the delicious fried mushrooms and lentils. Serve with basmati rice or Indian breads. A great meal for curry nights!

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Dairy-free Saag (Palak) Paneer

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Protein: 22g
Calories: 364kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes (30 mins active cooking time)
Recipe by: BodyElectricVitality
Bonus: a delicious and healthy vegan meal

Try this nightshade-free palak tofu next time you are in need of a curry fix. Eat hot with jeera rice or roti for a sumptuous Indian dinner.

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Pumpkin Chickpea Curry in Instant Pot

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Protein: 4g
Calories: 240kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: EasyIndianCookbook
Bonus: a flavorful vegan dinner recipe for keeps!

Creamy and delicious pumpkin chickpea curry is an easy one-pot curry that is perfect for the fall. Naturally gluten-free and vegan, this curry is a good source of plant-based protein.

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Thai Potato Corn Chowder

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Protein: 9g
Calories: 301kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: TheRusticFoodie
Bonus: gluten-free; light yet filling soup

Inspired by traditional Thai flavors like ginger, lemongrass, and coconut milk, this soup is full of late summer vegetables like sweet corn and potatoes and accented with fragrant lemongrass.

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Vegan Gnocchi Bake with Bolognese Sauce

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Protein: 15g
Calories: 401kcal
Ready in: 70 minutes
Recipe by: RainbowNourishments
Bonus: perfect vegan comfort food!

This vegan baked gnocchi is fuss-free and very forgiving! You only need a few common pantry ingredients and vegetables to make this casserole.

Creamy Curried Lentil Soup with Coconut

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5 from 8 votes
Protein: 14g
Calories: 462kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: summery, light yet filling

Coconut cream and lentils together are such a flavorful combo that make this dish decidedly more-ish. Packed with filling fiber and protein, this will keep you full for a long time.

Classic vegan dinners

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Vegan Jambalaya

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Protein: 11g
Calories: 331kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes (just 5 minutes prep)
Recipe by: TheStingyVegan
Bonus: easy, delicious and full of health benefits, one-pot meal

This vegan jambalaya is quick and easy to make, full of spice and flavour and a great one-pot meal. Beans and mushrooms stand in for shrimp and sausage for a totally plant-based, gluten-free and oil-free version of Southern comfort food that’s just as good as the original!

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Vegan Bolognese with a Walnut Pesto and Heritage Tomatoes

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Protein: 11g
Calories: 239kcal
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: AmyTreasure
Bonus: easy, hearty and fresh dish for the whole family

This vegan dish is hearty and fresh with just the right amount of delicious sweetness thanks to the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. You’re going to love it!

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Vegan Jamaican Jerk Chili with Mango Salsa

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Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: TheOrganicKitchen
Bonus: spicy, sweet, healthy and so good tasty 😉

You won’t miss the meat or dairy in this easy vegan chili. Brightened with our favorite jerk spices.

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The Best Easy Vegan Meatballs

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Protein: 4g
Calories: 74kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes (just 20 minutes prep)
Recipe by: JarofLemons
Bonus: delicious, nutritious, perfect for dinner tonight!

The BEST Easy Vegan Meatballs made from black beans, mushrooms, walnuts, and olive oil. Delicious, easy to make, healthy, and perfect for dinner tonight!

Mouthwatering Meatless Chili Sin Carne (vegan)

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4.75 from 84 votes
Protein: 15g
Calories: 367kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: simple, nutritious and full of health benefits, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Who said meat free recipes can’t deliver? This meatless (aka vegan) chili proves that you can still enjoy your favourite meals, but in a new, animal friendly way.

Vegan Tofu Bolognese

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4.95 from 17 votes
Protein: 27g
Calories: 569kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick, spicy and so delicious dish 🙂

About time we veganized the Italian classic! And we’re proud to say we were successful. Please welcome, the amazing Anti-Bolognese! Try it out now!

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Servings:2 people
Calories:718kcal

Ingredients

Optional

Instructions

For the pasta 

  • Cook the pasta as instructed. Once finished, add a tbsp of olive oil and some salt and oregano for taste.

For the sauce

  • Dice the onion and garlic into small pieces.
  • Heat up oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Now pour in the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, basilmaple syrup, salt and pepper. Let it simmer.

For the tofu

  • Dice the tofu into small pieces or crumble it for a mince like effect.
  • Heat up oil to medium heat in a large frying pan and add the tofu. Add some salt and let it fry for 15 min or until it’s crunchy. Make sure to stir occasionally, have patience and taste test occasionally! If you crumbled it, reduce cooking time by about 3 minutes.
  • Once everything is ready, stick some pasta on your plate, pour the sauce on top and add the tofu.
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

If you liked this recipe: then you definitely need to check out our Asian Tofu Salad (vegan, low carb – high protein) and our Red Pesto Pasta (all vegan and incredibly tasty!)

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
The Best 102 Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes (Quick Ideas!)
Serving Size
 
626 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
718
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
25
g
38
%
Saturated Fat
 
4.2
g
26
%
Cholesterol
 
91
mg
30
%
Sodium
 
100
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
1214
mg
35
%
Carbohydrates
 
93
g
31
%
Fiber
 
5.4
g
23
%
Sugar
 
12.4
g
14
%
Protein
 
34
g
68
%
Vitamin A
 
1100
IU
22
%
Vitamin C
 
39.6
mg
48
%
Calcium
 
520
mg
52
%
Iron
 
9.9
mg
55
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Vegan Lentil Bolognese

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 27g
Calories: 582kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: heart and wallet friendly recipe

Whoever said only a mince makes a good bolognese is yet to meet our Lentil version! Try this one today and revel in your beef free lives!

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Vegan Kung Pao

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Protein: 8g
Calories: 276kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: XOXOBella
Bonus: newbie cooks friendly

If you love Chinese flavours you are going to love this vegan Kung Pao. With flavors of soy sauce, lemon and honey marinade to add a sweet, zesty and salty combo of flavours to the tofu.

Protein: 5g
Calories: 195kcal
Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes
Recipe by: XOXOBella
Bonus: freezable so make a big batch

Mushroom ragu is vegan-friendly and packed with fresh flavours. It makes a satisfying meal served over hot, freshly cooked pasta. This vegetable-rich take on ragu sauce is sure to have you licking your lips!

Vegan Pad Thai

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Protein: 18g
Calories: 578kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: gluten-free and dairy-free

Searching for a sweet, spicy and simple vegan noodle dish for dinner? This tofu vegan pad thai hits the mark every time!

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Vegan Ramen with Rice Noodles, Tofu and Vegetables

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Protein: 23g
Calories: 493kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: HappyKitchenRocks
Bonus: easy to make, full of flavor and deeply satisfying

Pan-fried tofu, fresh bok choy, rich mushrooms, carrots and spinach round off a sensational rich broth. Warm yourself up with this veganized and gluten-free version of a famous classic Japanese dish.

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Vegetarian Goulash

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Protein: 14g
Calories: 344kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: TheRealMealDeal
Bonus: gluten- and dairy-free

A Vegetarian Goulash is a thick spicy stew flavoured with smoked paprika. Mixed beans and vegetables make it hearty, filling and great comfort food.

Vegan Chow Mein

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4.67 from 6 votes
Protein: 9g
Calories: 667kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena Nart & HurryTheFoodup

Bonus: quicker to the dinner table than your favourite Chinese takeaway!

Once you realise how easy it is to bring yummy Chinese-inspired foods to life, you will never resort to a greasy takeaway again! Fresh crunchy veg, perfect blend of sweet, sour, salt and spicy and hey presto! Dinner is ready!

Vegan party (fancy dinners or BBQs)

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Vegan Chickpea Burgers

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Protein: 10.8g
Calories: 252kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: APlantifulPath
Bonus: ditch the buns and serve in a bed of veggie salad for a burger bowl

Ready in less than an hour, and can be oven baked or cooked on the grill! Top them with your favorite burger toppings for a satisfying meal that is vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free.

Bean and Pasta Vegetarian Casserole

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4.67 from 12 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 512kcal
Ready in:40 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macias

Bonus: the easy dinner recipe after a hard day at work

No muss, no fuss – a dump and bake dish that will please everyone, this bean and pasta vegetarian casserole makes a perfect healthy weekday dinner.

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Vegan Buffalo Seitan Wings

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Protein: 29g
Calories: 254kcal
Ready in: 55 minutes
Recipe by: MyQuietKitchen
Bonus: perfect for those barbeque dinners!

Homemade vegan wings that are saucy, tender, and “epically delicious”. This recipe is the perfect balance of easy and delicious – no batter, breading, or deep frying to fuss with!

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Vegan Chicken Patties

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Protein: 28g
Calories: 336kcal
Ready in: 34 minutes
Recipe by: SplashofTaste
Bonus: freezable; perfect for meat-free Mondays

Crunchy, herby and mouth-wateringly delicious, our vegan chicken burger is an easy recipe you need to make! Made in under an hour, our vegan chicken patties freeze for up to 3 months, so batch make them and have them on hand whenever you want to eat one.

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Vegan Kibbeh or içli köfte

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Ready in: 70 minutes
Recipe by: QuickandTastyFood
Bonus: drizzle with pomegranate sauce and serve with lemon wedges for a true Turkish touch!

Being vegan doesn’t have to be boring or missing out on delicious food because you choose not to eat meat! These are so good even meat-eaters might prefer this!

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Easy Vegan Spinach Quiche (with Silken Tofu)

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Protein: 16g
Calories: 371kcal
Ready in: 60 minutes
Recipe by: CookingWithElo
Bonus: perfect dish for Sunday brunch too!

Filled with spring vegetables such as leek, spinach and peas to make it nutritious and healthy and silken tofu provides a consistency that is incredibly similar to eggs and bakes really easily.

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Vegan Dinner FAQs

Let’s answer a few popular questions around vegan meals and vegan food in general. Maybe it helps to pick the right recipe from the list below!

What is the most popular vegan food?

According to tasteatlas.com, an encyclopedia of authentic dishes, hummus is the #1 most popular vegan food (not surprisingly), followed by falafel.

Also in the top 10 are the Indian Chana Masala or the omni-present avocado toast.

It’s difficult to determine what role meat replacements like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods play, but it’s clear recipes using those kinds of ingredients are on the rise.

What can I feed my vegan partner?

Easy dinner recipes like this Lentil Bolognese, Creamy Vegan Pad Thai or Chickpea Curry are great places to start. Simple to make, good amounts of protein and most importantly fully satisfying.

If those are not up your alley, you can still choose from 97 other plant-based recipes in this post.

Want more vegan recipes?

Make sure to check out the vegan recipe section on our blog!

Alright, there you have it, 100 vegan dinner recipes to try. Would be really interesting to hear which one you picked and why. 😊

Enjoy!

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4 comments
  1. What an awesome list of recipes! Thanks for including my fajitas.

    1. Hey Katherine! Thank you too – it’s great to have your awesome fajitas up on here!!

  2. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I’m a meat-eater, but I’m almost shocked at how delicious this vegan dish is – adding it to the rotation. 🙂 thank you!

    1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for the feeback Catherine!

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