Best Vegan Recipes: The Top 25 List

List of the Best Vegan Recipes

 

Best Vegan Recipes: Easy to Make and Delicious

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.

Covering everything from breakfast to dessert, this list will give you new and creative vegan eating ideas, making 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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Top 25 Vegan Recipes:

 

 

Vegan Eggplant Meatballs Recipe

 

Vegan Eggplant Meatballs Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 25-30 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Eggplant, Onion, Garlic, White Beans, Breadcrumbs

About Recipe: Made from eggplant, white beans, and breadcrumbs, these vegan eggplant meatballs are easy to make and delicious. For a full meal add some fun zoodles (zucchini noodles).

 

 

 

Vegan Coconut Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

 

Vegan Coconut Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Quinoa, Coconut Milk, Blueberries, Shredded Coconut

About Recipe: 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!

 

 

 

Vegan Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Recipe

 

Vegan Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Primary Ingredients: Quinoa, Kale, Zucchini, Cannellini Beans, Chickpeas, Carrots, Bell Pepper, Celery

About Recipe: 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 soups, this soup tastes even better the next day, so make extra.

 

 

 

Vegan Chana Masala Recipe

 

Vegan Chana Masala Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Chickpeas, Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Ginger

About Recipe: 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 any time of the year, this dish is especially delightful as the weather starts to grow colder.

 

 

 

Vegan Vegetable Fritters Recipe

 

Vegan Vegetable Fritters Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Chickpea Flour, Corn, Red Pepper, Red Onion

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa Cranberries and Kale Recipe

 

Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa Cranberries and Kale Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Primary Ingredients: Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Chickpeas, Dried Cranberries, Kale, Garlic

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Vietnamese Summer Rolls Recipe

 

Vegan Vietnamese Summer Rolls Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Primary Ingredients: Rice Paper, Red Pepper, Carrot, Cucumber, Mango, Avocado

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

 

Vegan Banana Bread Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Very Ripe Bananas, Walnuts, Whole Wheat Flour

About Recipe: 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 recipe to whip up on the fly.

 

 

 

Vegan One Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Lentil Pasta Recipe

 

Vegan One Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Lentil Pasta Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Lentil Pasta, Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Basil

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

 

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes

Cook Time: 55 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Macaroni Noodles, Bread, Yellow Potatoes, Cashews, Garlic, Dijon Mustard, Shallots, Carrots, Onion

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Sweet Potato and Kale Chili Recipe

 

Vegan Sweet Potato and Kale Chili Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, Garlic, Kidney Beans, Tomatoes, Kale

About Recipe: Vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free, this sweet potato and kale chili hits 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos Recipe

 

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Cauliflower, Buffalo Sauce, Flour Tortillas, Romaine Lettuce, Avocado, Vegan Ranch

About Recipe: 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!

 

 

 

Vegan Tuna Salad Recipe

 

Vegan Tuna Salad Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Primary Ingredients: Chickpeas, Carrot, Celery, Red Onion, Vegan Mayo

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Bang Bang Broccoli Recipe

 

Vegan Bang Bang Broccoli Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Vegan Mayo, Broccoli, Panko Bread Crumbs, Almond Milk, Flour, Hot Sauce

About Recipe: 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!

 

 

 

Vegan Spinach Dip Recipe

 

Vegan Spinach Dip Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Soft Tofu, Cashews, Spinach, Onion, Garlic, Water Chestnuts

About Recipe: 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 for your next party!

 

 

 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Flour, Vegan Chocolate Chips

About Recipe: 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 these cookies the next time you want something sweet!

 

 

 

Vegan Thai Butternut Squash Red Curry Recipe

 

Vegan Thai Butternut Squash Red Curry Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Shallots, Butternut Squash, Baby Spinach, Basmati Rice, Cashews

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Basil Avocado Pasta Recipe

 

Vegan Basil Avocado Pasta Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Gluten Free Pasta, Garlic, Basil, Avocado

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

 

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 1 Hour

Cook Time: N/A

Primary Ingredients: Strawberries, Coconut Milk, Sugar

About Recipe: 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 recipe out on your next sweltering summer day.

 

 

 

Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe

 

Vegan Lentil Loaf Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Lentils, Onion, Carrots, Celery, Red Bell Pepper, Crimini Mushrooms, Breadcrumbs, Bell Peppers, Ketchup

About Recipe: 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!

 

 

 

Vegan Raw Taco Salad Recipe

 

Vegan Raw Taco Salad Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Primary Ingredients: Walnuts, Cashews, Avocado, Red Onion, Tomato

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles Recipe

 

Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Soba Noodles, Edamame, Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots, Cilantro, Sesame Seeds

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Creamy Avocado Spaghetti Squash Pasta Recipe

 

Vegan Creamy Avocado Spaghetti Squash Pasta Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35-45 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Squash, Avocado, Garlic, Frese Lemon Juice

About Recipe: 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!

 

 

 

Vegan Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts Recipe

 

Vegan Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Mixed Raw Nuts, Maple Syrup, Rosemary

About Recipe: 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.

 

 

 

Vegan Cupcakes Recipe

Vegan Cupcakes Recipe (link)

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Primary Ingredients: Almond Milk, Flour, Coconut Oil, All-Purpose Flour

About Recipe: 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.

 

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