Save time in the kitchen with these easy and quick vegan dishes so you can spend more time with the fam. All of these quick vegan dishes take 30 minutes or less to prepare!
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1. Pear Ginger Smoothie
Source: Pear Ginger Smoothie
This Pear Ginger Smoothie by Teri Macovei is full of vitamins and antioxidant properties and is a delicious way to start your morning or a mid-day pick-me-up snack.
2. Mint Matcha Latte
Source: Mint Matcha Latte
Matcha lattes don’t get any healthier or easier than this. Simply blend matcha with hot water, cashews, dates, and peppermint extract for a minty, frothy drink. Enjoy this Mint Matcha Latte by Caroline Doucet, a lightly caffeinated beverage in the morning or the afternoon for a healthy little energy boost.
3. Chia Seed and Banana Breakfast Cookies
Source: Chia Seed and Banana Breakfast Cookies
These banana cookies are loaded with protein, seeds, oats, and whole grains for a cookie that packs some serious health benefits. These Chia Seed and Banana Breakfast Cookies by Vicky Coates are the healthiest breakfast cookies…ever! They are both gluten-free and refined sugar-free, which makes them an awesome snack, as well!
4. Lentil, Herb, and Mango Salad
Source: Lentil, Herb, and Mango Salad
This Lentil, Herb, and Mango Salad by Julie Zimmer is so amazing! Made with green lentils, marinated red onion, lots of fresh herbs, and ripe mango, it is the perfect summer meal or side dish. The walnut vinaigrette brings it all together and gives it a rich nutty flavor.
5. Garlic Butter Mushroom Scallops
Source: Garlic Butter Mushroom Scallops
Mushrooms are a must for me when it comes to a satisfying roast meal, and I’ve never quite been able to understand people that don’t like mushrooms at all. Panfrying mushrooms bring out their mouthwatering natural umami, and with their smooth texture and wonderful bite, they’re the perfect addition to a flavorful roast meal. For this Garlic Butter Mushroom Scallops by Romy London, I’m using king oyster mushrooms. With their thick stems, they’re ideal for slicing and scoring, and they wonderfully soak up the aromas of the garlic and thyme. Reprinted with permission from The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Roasts by Romy London, Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photo credit: Romina Callwtiz
6. Frozen Lime Slushie
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This Frozen Lime Slushie by Helyn Dunn is so refreshing — perfect for summer!
7. Naan Bread
Source: Naan Bread
Homemade naan is generally cooked in a cast-iron skillet or a non-stick pan. It does miss out on the charred flavor of the clay oven but is soft and very tender, blistered here and there, and very delicious. This Naan Bread by Namita Tiwari goes very well with soups, curries, and Indian-style curry dishes with gravies.
8. Pan-Fried Pesto Gnocchi
Source: Pan-Fried Pesto Gnocchi
This Pan-Fried Pesto Gnocchi by Keri Bevan is the perfect family-friendly midweek meal. Crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle with a garlicky spinach and basil pesto – this is comfort food at its finest.
9. Easy Pickled Red Cabbage
Source: Easy Pickled Red Cabbage
Look at that color! Plus, add a big bonus for gut health. Top your salads with this Easy Pickled Red Cabbage by Robin for some extra nutrients!
10. Tofu Sausage Crumbles
Source: Tofu Sausage Crumbles
These Tofu Sausage Crumbles by Denise Perrault are delicious homemade vegan tofu sausage crumbles that quell your sausage cravings with bites of savory, smoky satisfaction with an easy plant-based recipe.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
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