50 Vegan Recipes

50 Vegan Recipes

Great vegan recipes are like gold. Especially when they feature whole foods, and lots of plants. This type of cooking supports your health and overall well-being in important ways. No meat? No dairy? No eggs? Don’t sweat it. There are many other ingredients to get excited about when you’re cooking and eating.

Mains

    1. Caramelized Tofu

      Caramelized strips of tofu served over sautéed shredded brussels sprouts. Caramelized Tofu
    2. Sunshine Pad Thai

      One simple trick makes this a turmeric noodle version of a classic. Vegan Pad Thai
    3. Last Minute Red Lasagna

      This is a true weeknight lasagna. No pre-cooking sauces, no pre-cooking noodles. Last Minute Red Lasagna
    4. Quick Vegan Enchiladas

      In the oven in less that ten minutes, and a healthful alternative to all the heavy cheese versions out there. With black beans, sweet potatoes, and a stealthy turmeric boost. Vegan Enchiladas
    5. Sushi Bowl

      a de-constructed sushi roll - brown rice, tofu, avocado, toasted nori and green onions served with a tangy, sweet citrus-soy dressing. Sushi Bowl
    6. Rice Porridge

      It’s a one pot, effortless, green, nutrient-packed twist on one of my favorite things to eat. Rice Porridge
    7. Chia Breakfast Bowl

      Chia Breakfast Bowl
    8. Vegetarian Paella

      Vegetarian Paella
    9. Steaming Vegetables

      Steaming Vegetables
    10. Green Falafel Bowl

      Green Falafel Bowl
    11. Ottolenghi Red Rice and Quinoa

    12. TLT Sandwich

    13. Pan-glazed Tempeh

    14. Weeknight Ponzu Pasta

Soups

    1. Vegetable Noodle Soup

      Vegetable noodle soup is as simple, direct, and delicious as it gets. If you're vegetarian or vegan looking for an alternative to chicken noodle soup, try this! Vegetable Noodle Soup
    2. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

      A simple, everyday broccoli soup made special with crusty, mustardy croutons and cheddar cheese. Broccoli Cheddar Soup
    3. Immunity Soup

      White pepper with jolts of ginger, and stabs of garlic - clear and strong topped with tofu, mushrooms, watermelon radish, and lots of green onions. Immunity Soup
    4. Simple Asparagus Soup

      A simple asparagus soup - fresh asparagus, new potatoes, a bit of green curry paste, and coconut milk are pureed to make this spring favorite. Simple Asparagus Soup
    5. Simple Cauliflower Soup

      This is the simplest cauliflower soup. Simple Cauliflower Soup
    6. Ribollita

      Ribollita is a thick Tuscan stew - dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables, olive oil, thickened with day-old bread. Ribollita
    7. Green Pea Soup

    8. Miso Tahini Soup

    9. Posole in Broth

    10. Leek Soup with Dill Oil

Salads

    1. Taco Salad

      Tempeh taco salad - crushed tortilla chips bring the crunch, black beans and crumbled tempeh coated with taco seasoning brings the substance, and a strong, smoked paprika-apple cider dressing pulls everything together. Taco Salad<
    2. Rainbow Noodle Salad

      A radiant, color-flecked tangle of noodles, cabbage, shredded carrots, pickled sushi ginger, and an abundance of cilantro, basil, and scallions. Rainbow Noodle Salad
    3. Easy Tomato Pasta Salad

      Whole-grain pasta, baby kale, basil, and the best tomatoes you can get your hands on, with a generous drizzle of strong harissa dressing. Easy Tomato Pasta Salad
    4. Grilled Zucchini Bread Salad

    5. Smash-and-Toss Roasted Potato Salad

    6. Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad

    7. Summer Corn Salad

Dips, Snacks and Appetizers

    1. Goth Hummus

      Goth Hummus
    2. Golden Beet Hummus

      Billowy and smooth, it's a boosted hummus for everyday, all-day w/ golden beets, turmeric, and chickpeas. Golden Beet Hummus
    3. Turmeric Cashews

      Turmeric Cashews tossed with cayenne, nori, and sesame.
    4. Asparagus Tartine

      Avocado smeared across toasted day-old slabs of sesame bread, layered with arugula and garlicky caraway asparagus + toasted pepitas. Asparagus Tartine
    5. Roasted Tomato Salsa

      Deep, caramelized flavors of roasted tomatoes and onions alongside the smokiness of the chipotles equals the best salsa. Salsa
    6. Vegan Nachos

      Packed with beneficial spices, cashews, garlic, and grated sweet potatoes, and lasts up to a week refrigerated. Vegan Nachos
    7. Power Bars

      Savory power bars with toasted walnuts, crumbled kale chips, and oil-cured olives. Power Bars
    8. Muhammara

      Traditional red pepper spread originating from Syria made with a fascinating blend of red peppers, walnuts, olive oil, pomegranate molasses. Muhammara
    9. Mung Bean Hummus

      For creamy hummus, without the extra effort, I use mung beans instead. They work beautifully. Top the hummus with shallot oil, fresh chives Mung Bean Hummus
    10. Spicy Boosted Nut Butter

    11. Walnut Olive Miso Magic Sauce

    12. Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter

    13. Roasted Lemon Chutney

Drinks and Desserts

  1. Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup

    Perfect on (or in) everything from yogurt, spritzers, waffles, or oatmeal. Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup
  2. Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice

    Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice
  3. Vitamin C Tea Blend

    Hibiscus and rose hips are both Vitamin C power houses. This is a much appreciated tea blend for when an immunity boost is needed. Vitamin C Tea Blend
  4. Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

    Once you've tasted homemade almond milk it's quite difficult to return to store-bought. Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk
  5. No Bake Energy Bites

    No-bake energy bites, my favorite alternative to energy bars. No Bake Energy Bites
  6. Two-ingredient Candied Citrus Lolipops

    Plump, juicy, citrus segments coated in thin, crunchy, sugar shells. Two-ingredient Candied Citrus Lolipops

My hope is you’ll find many ideas here to inspire more vegan meals in your home and life. The recipes listed here are vegan, or easily made vegan (with a minor tweak or two). I only list them here if I’ve actually mentioned how to make the recipe vegan in the recipe or in the head notes of the recipe. Here's a favorite vegan recipe to start!

Turmeric Chickpeas with Garlic Tahini

5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed into a paste
  • big squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 5 T water, or more
  • salt to taste
  • 1 bunch of broccoli, trimmed
  • 2 cups turmeric chickpeas
  • 1 bunch of chives, minced
  • 1/4 cup toasted pinenuts
  • 4-5 big handfuls of arugula
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Whisk the tahini, garlic, lemon, and water together in a small bowl. Keep whisking until the mixture really thickens. Set aside.
  2. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil, salt well, and cook the broccoli until it brightens and becomes a bit tender, just a minute or two. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl gently toss the broccoli, chives, pinenuts, and arugula with the olive oil. Season with salt, to taste. Slather the tahini mixture across a large platter, and serve the chickpea and broccoli mixture spread out on top of it.
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
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  • Thanks for this recipe round-up! One of your old recipes has become my vegan "comfort food": the black-eyed peas and leeks with tarragon over rice. I've made it easily two dozen times. So good!

    Shannon
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