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Top 20 Best Vegan Stir Fry Recipes

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Top 20 Best Vegan Stir Fry Recipes | Hurry The Food Up

Looking for easy vegan stir fry ideas? Look no further than our round-up of best vegan stir fry recipes! A vegetable stir fry is quick and easy to whip up, super healthy and delicious too.

Vegan stir fry recipes are so versatile- you can treat this list as an introduction to the different sauces, vegetables, protein and carbohydrates that you can use to make your stir fry. Then go have fun with it!

Experimenting with vegan stir fry recipes

You can choose any vegetables for a stir fry. Maybe think about what is seasonally available- or focus on making your healthy vegan stir fry as colourful as possible!

You can also experiment with texture: are you feeling a vegetable stir fry full of crunchy peppers? Or meaty eggplant?

While some recipes use chickpeas as the source of protein in a vegan stir fry, vegan tofu stir fries also feature heavily. This is because vegan stir fries are where tofu really comes into its own!

Tofu is Asian in origin – the first records of tofu making are from 2000 years ago in China. It was and still is a staple protein source in the vegetarian diets of buddhist monks. It makes sense then, that lots of vegan asian recipes use tofu!

For your carbohydrates, most vegan stir fry recipes can be eaten with rice or noodles. We have also included some vegan fried rice recipes, a tasty way to use up left-over rice!

Any vegan noodle stir fry can be made gluten-free by switching out wheat noodles for rice noodles or soba noodles.

So have fun with our collection of vegan stir fry recipes and see what amazing dishes you can make out of a simple vegetable stir fry!

1. Easy Vegetable Stir Fry with Creamy Peanut Sauce

Check out the recipe here
4.83 from 69 votes
Protein: 21g
Calories: 604kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: creamy, nutty and easy

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

2. Vegan Cashew Tempeh Stir Fry

3. Vegan Fried Rice with Scrambled Tofu

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: VeganBlueberry
Bonus: quick, easy and full of protein

This easy and healthy Vegan Fried rice recipe is filled with colorful veggies, protein-rich tofu, and authentic flavor (such an easy beginners veganuary recipe!)! Use left-over rice for the perfect texture!

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: ConnoisseurusVeg
Bonus: rich, exciting flavours

This bell pepper and tempeh stir-fry cooks up super fast and is served up with roasted cashews in a sweet and savory maple hoisin sauce.

4. Simple Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: VNutritionAndWellness
Bonus: healthy, full of protein, delicious

This simple Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry is easy to make, healthy, and delicious. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and doesn’t contain MSG like you’d get from many local takeout places.

5. Vegan Egg Roll in a Bowl

Ready in: 24 minutes
Recipe by: VeganBlueberry
Bonus: Full of veg and easy to make

This quick and delicious vegan stir fry tastes like the inside of an egg roll without the wrapper – egg roll in a bowl! A savory, and healthy dinner on your table in 30 minutes or less!

6. Vegan Chop Suey

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: GreedyGourmet
Bonus: tasty, versatile, easy

This vegan chop suey dish is the essence of healthy Chinese American cuisine. Read about the different variations (vegan & non-vegan) and make it your own.

7. Raw Vegan Cauliflower “Fried” Rice

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: FlourishingKitchen
Bonus: super quick, raw, healthy

Fresh and spicy raw vegan cauliflower “fried” rice recipe made with chilli, lemongrass, lime and ginger. Ready in under 10 minutes!

8. Vegan Kung Pao Chickpeas

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulKitchen
Bonus: sticky, spicy and delicious

Chickpeas are cooked in a super flavourful yet healthy vegan kung pao sauce ! This dish is really easy to make & is definitely better than Chinese takeout.

9. Napa Cabbage and Mushroom Stir Fry

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: TheYummyBowl
Bonus: super speedy, light and healthy

Thinly sliced cabbage sautéed with mushrooms in a light and flavorful Chinese-inspired stir fry sauce. This vegan, quick, healthy dinner will become your go-to easy veggie recipe.

10. Vegan Mango Fried Rice

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: MakeItDairyFree
Bonus: healthy, tasty, full of fruit and veg

This Vegan Mango Fried Rice is the perfect easy vegan dinner idea for a busy night (if you like this, you need to try some of our easy mango recipes too!)! Quick, healthy, and ready in under 30 minutes!

11. Quick and Easy Vegan Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: EatWithClarity
Bonus: healthy and versatile

Easy, saucy and full of flavor, this ramen noodle stir fry is a 20 minute dinner you’re going to love. Keep it vegetarian/vegan or add your favorite protein for a simple recipe that’s perfect for meal prep.

12. 30 Minute Vegan Pad Thai

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: VeganHuggs
Bonus: fresh, nutty and citrusy

This Vegan Pad Thai has the perfect combination of sweet, tangy & spicy flavors that’ll send your taste buds into overdrive. It’s so easy to make and it’ll be on your table in 30 minutes.

13. Stir Fry Vegetables with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: StingyVegan
Bonus: nutty, healthy, versatile

These stir fry vegetables are easy to prepare and super healthy with a variety of colourful veggies. The tasty peanut-hoisin sauce can be made ahead and kept in the fridge to add to a quick weeknight dinner.

14. Vegan Singapore Noodles

Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: VeganPunks
Bonus: colourful, filling and full of veg

These Vegan Singapore Noodles are delicious, filling and super quick to make! You’ll only need 13 ingredients (14 if you add tofu) and 30 minutes to make it.

15. Vegan Cashew Pineapple Stir Fry with Celery

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: VeganBlueberry
Bonus: nutty, fruity, quick to prepare

Get ready to fall in love with this easy vegan Pineapple Cashew Stir Fry with Celery! The sweet and sour pineapple stir fry sauce comes together in 2 minutes and can easily be made gluten-free.

16. Vegan Tofu Stir Fry

Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: VeganHuggs
Bonus: full of protein and vegetables

Skip the take-out and make your own Stir Fry at home. It’s easy, fun to make, and full of mouth-watering flavor! Plus, it comes together fast!

17. Vegan Vegetable Lo Mein

Check out the recipe here
4.76 from 29 votes
Protein: 19g
Calories: 466kcal
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: super easy and quick to make

Delicious Fake Lo Mein. You’ll find all ingredients in a regular supermarket. Just as delicious as the original and ready in only 20 minutes.

18. Raw Pad Thai

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: EatTheGains
Bonus: raw, healthy, fresh veg

Raw pad thai made from zucchini noodles, carrots, bell peppers, and a creamy peanut butter vegan pad Thai sauce makes a healthy, easy, and veggie packed side dish, salad, or appetizer (learn how to make zucchini noodles here). Vegan, gluten free, and paleo and Whole30 with a few modifications.

19. Veggie Hakka Noodles

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: MinistryOfCurry
Bonus: spicy, colourful and easy

A hot bowl of noodles loaded with colorful, crunchy vegetables and garlic in a spicy chili-soy sauce.

20. Vegan Chow Mein

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4.58 from 7 votes
Protein: 9g
Calories: 667kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena Nart & HurryTheFoodup

Bonus: easy, delicious and versatile

Bring glory to the kitchen with this awesome Chinese inspired vegan chow mein (one of our fave ever vegan Chinese dishes). Quick, tasty and full of veg!

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Servings:2 bowls
Author: Lorena Nart & HurryTheFoodup


  • 6 oz noodles (we’ve used ramen, wide rice noodles and ‘generic’ noodles. All worked great, just check they don’t include egg if you’re vegan, 6oz = 160g)
  • 2 tsp ginger, fresh (diced)
  • 4 tbsp peanut oil (or untoasted sesame oil)
  • 2 medium onion
  • 1 bell pepper, red (and sweet, if available)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 big handful spinach
  • 5 baby corns
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (regular is fine, or if you have red wine, rice or sherry vinegar, use that)
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (double the amount if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup



  • Cook the noodles according to packet instructions then leave to the side.
  • Dice the ginger and get it frying in half the peanut or sesame oil. A wok or wide frying pan is helpful.
  • Dice the bell pepper and onions and throw them in next. Add the spinach too.
  • Slice the carrot thinly and add it about five minutes after the peppers and onion.
  • Roughly chop the baby corns and throw them in too. Give everything another couple of minutes frying at a med-high heat.
  • Add the rest of the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha and maple syrup. Mix in the noodles and give it a good stir.
  • If using, sprinkle over the sesame seeds to garnish. Done!


Want more delicious Asian-inspired food? Make sure you check out the awesomely named Dragoon Noodles, or the amazing Fake Lo Mein. So good!


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I hope you have found some vegan stir fry ideas from our list of best vegan stir fry recipes (if you’re ok with some animal products, maybe we can tempt you with these vegetarian stir fries too!). What did you enjoy most? Vegetable stir fry? Vegan Tofu stir fry? Vegan fried rice? Let us know in the comments!


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