Easy Vegan Recipes

A roundup of 10 vegan recipes that highlight plant-based ingredients. A collection of tasty breakfast, salads, soups, side dishes, entrees, snacks, and desserts for the vegan diet. Each recipe features healthy vegetables, fruit, or protein to keep you inspired at meal time.

A roundup of 10 vegan recipes that highlight plant-based ingredients.

These ten vegan recipes will get you inspired with new dishes to explore whether you have been on the diet for a while now or want to give plant-based recipes a try. The vegan diet is based on plant-based protein sources with an emphasis on eating foods that are not produced by animals.

Vegan Recipes

Vegan differs from the vegetarian diet in that no dairy products, eggs or honey is eaten. With a few ingredients swaps, it’s easy to create healthy vegan meals, showcasing the nutritional powerhouse of plants. Here are some vegan-friendly recipes to get you started!

#1) Grilled Vegetable Salad

If you are looking to load up your plate with a hearty vegetable salad, this recipe will hit the spot! The smoky grilled vegetables are drizzled with a refreshing citrus dressing.

Grilled Vegetable Salad

#2) Farro Salad with Root Vegetables

Farro is one of my favorite ancient grains. It works exceptionally well to add a nutty flavor to dishes and complements the tender roasted beets. You aren’t going to want to skip the lemon garlic dressing!

Farro Salad with Root Vegetables

#3) Red Lentil Soup (Instant Pot)

Warm the soul with a hot bowl of lentil soup! This meal is loaded with vegetables and protein from red lentils, made in the Instant Pot for a creamy and smooth appetizer.

Red Lentil Soup (Instant Pot)

#4) Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon Sauce

Who doesn’t love crispy roasted potatoes, especially when the lemon sauce seeps into the nooks and crannies! Easy and healthy potato side dish to make any day of the week. Plus a clever trick on how to cut the potatoes!

Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon Sauce

#5) Green Beans with Almonds

Green beans are a staple at my house, and this is my favorite way to prepare them! By quickly blanching and shocking the beans, they stay bright green and tender. Topped with crunchy almonds and citrus glaze.

Green Beans with Almonds

#6) Teriyaki Tofu Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

Tofu is an easy to prepare plant-based protein source. I cut them into thin triangles and pan-fry to add crispiness. Served with a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce, and garlic cauliflower rice or broccoli rice.

Teriyaki Tofu Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

#7) Chia Seed Protein Pudding Snack

If you’re looking for a plant-based protein source for breakfast or mid-day snack, this chia pudding is my go-to meal! Loaded with fruit, chia seeds, probiotics and protein, this snack will keep you energized.

Chia Seed Protein Pudding Snack

#8) Homemade Peanut Butter

Peanut butter and almond butter have been a lifesaver for quick snacks for our hungry family. It’s so easy to make! Add it to a sandwich, crackers, fruit or vegetables for a protein boost.

Homemade Peanut Butter

#9) Raspberry Breakfast Bars

These breakfast treats are reminiscent of Nutri-Grain bars but better! Layered with whole grain flour, oats, fresh raspberries and jams, this is a portable meal everyone will devour.

Raspberry Breakfast Bars

#10) Strawberry Popsicles with Coconut

Cool down with homemade strawberry coconut popsicles! Creamy coconut milk layered with fresh strawberries for a refreshingly sweet dessert.

Strawberry Popsicles with Coconut

After seeing just a sampling of vegan recipes to incorporate into your daily meals, I hope you give some a try. Creating a plant-based pantry is simple to do, and a few easy swaps will provide exciting culinary options.

When going on a vegan diet, make sure to get a variety of protein sources to ensure all of the amino acids and nutrients are supplied to stay healthy and nutritionally balanced.

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