Who says eating vegan needs to be boring? In this list of the best vegan recipes, we have scoured the web in search of the best of the best in vegan eating.
This list is going to cover everything from breakfast to dessert and will give you new and creative vegan eating ideas, which is going to make it easier than ever to eat vegan. Who knows, with the recipes on this list, you may finally be able to convince your friends and family that vegan is the way to go!
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AboutRecipe: Tired of the traditional oatmeal? Why not try this coconut blueberry breakfast quinoa? Creamy and slightly sweet, this breakfast alternative is tasty and easy to make. Say so long to boring oatmeal!
AboutRecipe: While this kale and quinoa minestrone soup calls for a number of ingredients, the time and effort are worth it because it is incredibly tasty. As is the case with most soup recipes, this soup tastes even better the next day, so make extra.
AboutRecipe: A popular Indian dish, this chana masala recipe is delicious and hearty. With spicy chickpeas and tomatoes, this dish is perfect for when you want something with a little more substance. While delicious at any time of the year, this dish is especially delightful as the weather starts to grow colder.
PrimaryIngredients: Chickpea Flour, Corn, Red Pepper, Red Onion
AboutRecipe: If you have some vegetables that you need to use up, this is the perfect fritter recipe. In this recipe, corn and red pepper add sweetness, while onions, chickpea flour, and spices amp up the savory side. The recipe also includes a link to a tasty vegan chipotle ranch dressing, perfect as a dipping sauce.
AboutRecipe: Cozy and comforting, this stuffed butternut squash is a healthy and satisfying main dish. Cranberries and orange zest make the squash bright and refreshing, while chickpeas and kale ground and balance the dish. If you are on the hunt for a healthy and unique main dish, this is it.
PrimaryIngredients: Rice Paper, Red Pepper, Carrot, Cucumber, Mango, Avocado
AboutRecipe: Fresh, delicious, and light, these Vietnamese summer rolls are a hit in warm weather. And, with the addition of a hoisin and peanut dipping sauce (recipe included), these rolls are exceptional. If you want to impress guests, this is the recipe for you.
PrimaryIngredients: Very Ripe Bananas, Walnuts, Whole Wheat Flour
AboutRecipe: Good banana bread is tough to beat, and this is one vegan recipe that will have you storing up your bananas! Moist and warmly spiced, this banana bread recipe utilizes coconut oil in place of butter. Vegan milk and other traditional pantry items are also used here, making this an easy bread recipe to whip up on the fly.
AboutRecipe: High in protein, iron, and fiber, lentils are a great addition to any diet. In this creamy tomato basil lentil soup, the lentils and accompanying flavorful sauce are the stars of the show. And, with a prep time of only five minutes, this is one soup that is a breeze to make.
AboutRecipe: A signature recipe of Vegan News, this delicious mac and cheese recipe calls for a yeast-free cheese sauce. With the addition of a few veggies, this classic comfort food is good for you too.
PrimaryIngredients: Sweet Potatoes, Garlic, Kidney Beans, Tomatoes, Kale
AboutRecipe: Vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free, this sweet potato and kale chili hit all the right notes. Packed full of flavor, this chili is easy to make and freezes well, making this the perfect dish to make in large quantities. Add in the low-cost of the ingredients and the nutritious ingredients, and this is a winner all around.
AboutRecipe: Who needs buffalo chicken when you can have an equally tasty and healthier vegan buffalo cauliflower? Delicious and crowd-pleasing, this is a great dinner meal. Toppings for these tacos include romaine lettuce, avocado, cilantro, and vegan ranch (recipe included), but you don’t have to wait until Taco Tuesday to make these delicious tacos!
PrimaryIngredients: Chickpeas, Carrot, Celery, Red Onion, Vegan Mayo
AboutRecipe: Nutritious and inexpensive, this chickpea ‘tuna’ salad is something vegans and non-vegans alike will love. Great on bread; it also works well as a salad topper or on rice cakes or crackers. Since the filling doesn’t need to be refrigerated, it’s also an excellent option for brown-bag lunches.
AboutRecipe: Filling, but still light and refreshing, this vegan bang bang broccoli is an excellent alternative to bang bang shrimp. Vegan mayo, chili sauce, and agave make up the sweet and spicy sauce while the batter for the broccoli is a cinch to make with just five ingredients. Make this next time you are craving something spicy!
PrimaryIngredients: Soft Tofu, Cashews, Spinach, Onion, Garlic, Water Chestnuts
AboutRecipe: Made with a base of soft tofu, raw cashews, and nutritional yeast, this dip is smooth and creamy and bursting with flavor. While not a true substitute for spinach dip, this is a dip that even non-vegans will enjoy. Make this as an appetizer for your next party!
AboutRecipe: Coconut oil, coconut milk, and applesauce help to make these tasty chocolate chip cookies vegan. There is no need to deprive yourself of cookies – make this cookie recipe the next time you want something sweet!
AboutRecipe: Thai inspired, this vegan butternut squash red curry hits all the right notes. Creamy, spicy, and filling, this curry is a healthy and delicious main course. And, since this recipe calls for store-bought red curry paste, this curry can be whipped up in a flash, making it a good weeknight recipe.
AboutRecipe: Fresh and flavorful due to the basil, lemon, and garlic, this basil avocado pasta is vegan and gluten-free. And, with only a 15-minute prep and cook time, this is an easy dish to make any time of the day.
AboutRecipe: With just three ingredients – strawberries, canned coconut milk, and sugar – this is a tasty frozen treat that you will want to eat year-round. While great year-round, this is especially suited to summer, so try this dessert recipe out on your next sweltering summer day.
PrimaryIngredients: Lentils, Onion, Carrots, Celery, Red Bell Pepper, Crimini Mushrooms, Breadcrumbs, Bell Peppers, Ketchup
AboutRecipe: With all the flavor of a traditional meatloaf, this vegan lentil loaf is healthier and less expensive. The lentils are high in fiber and very filling, making this an excellent meal to fill a crowd. Try this for your next family meal!
PrimaryIngredients: Walnuts, Cashews, Avocado, Red Onion, Tomato
AboutRecipe: With a tasty walnut taco filling base, this raw taco salad recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner. Make extra of the walnut filling to use in other recipes, like pasta and pizza. And for even more excellent salad ideas, visit our list of the best salad recipes.
AboutRecipe: For a great-tasting and healthy springtime vegetable entree, this dish by Cookie and Kate is not to be missed. The directions are easy to follow and allow you to substitute in and out different seasonal vegetables for a different taste combination each time.
PrimaryIngredients: Squash, Avocado, Garlic, Frese Lemon Juice
AboutRecipe: Creamy, but still light and fresh, this creamy avocado spaghetti squash pasta dish is full of flavor. A meal that will keep you coming back to time and time again. Be forewarned, though; you are going to need to make a big batch because it will go fast!
PrimaryIngredients: Mixed Raw Nuts, Maple Syrup, Rosemary
AboutRecipe: A great appetizer or snack, this roasted nuts recipe is best served warm. Easily prepared, this dish is a hit with both young and old. If you have a party coming up, these nuts deserve a place on the menu.
AboutRecipe: Highly rated by online reviewers, these vegan cupcakes are easily customizable and delicious. Great with cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and orange juice frosting, these cupcakes are the perfect vegan dessert.
Best Vegan Recipes Conclusion
When we were creating this list of the best vegan recipes, we wanted to do our best to include a variety of different types of foods. We wanted to show that there really is nothing that you can’t do as a vegan when it comes to preparing and eating great-tasting and great-for-you foods.
Please feel free to leave us some feedback in the comments if you have tried one of these recipes.