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30-Minute Vegan Recipes

This epic collection contains over seventy 30-minute vegan recipes from stews to burgers to bowls, noodles, pizzas and more! No matter what you’re craving, you’re sure to find it here!

A collage of 6 photos of the recipes included in this roundup.

We all know that veganism has a reputation for being complicated and expensive. 

Sure, it absolutely can be expensive if you’re relying on packaged meat analogues and vegan cheeses.

It’s also true that a lot of recipes out there require a trip to a specialty grocer, long soaking or marinating times, or a fancy kitchen gadget that you don’t have.

But most of us don’t have time for that during the week and to avoid relying on pricy prepackaged vegan meals, we need a repertoire of satisfying 100% plant-based recipes that can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.

Lucky for you I literally wrote the book on the subject! 30-Minute Frugal Vegan Recipes is a collection of 75 recipes all made with basic staple ingredients that you can find in any supermarket and are ready and on the table in no time.

The cover of 30-minute frugal vegan recipes cookbook.

I chose to write a book about 30-minute vegan recipes because those are the recipes that are the most popular on this blog! After years of blogging, I’ve learned that what vegans new and experienced are most looking for are quick and easy vegan meals that won’t break the bank.

The internet is also full of amazing quick and easy vegan recipes if you can get through all the cashew-soaking, tofu-marinating, start-the-night-before or use-your-Instant-Pot recipes to find those gems that can actually be made in 30 minutes or less from start to finish.

So I’ve scoured the Interwebs to bring you the best 30-minute vegan recipes that are perfect for a weeknight lunch or dinner and compiled them all in one place!

Because I love to organize, I’ve divided the recipes below into the following categories: Filling Mains; Pasta and Noodles; Bowls; Soups and Stews; Pizzas; Sandwiches, Wraps and Burgers; and Hearty Salads.

So scroll on down and pin your favourites for later, or bookmark this page and come back to it whenever you need a quick and easy vegan meal!

Satisfying Mains

Vegan Enchiladas with Pumpkin and Black Beans
Enchiladas makes for a fun and easy weeknight meal. Just mix the pumpkin and black bean filling in one big bowl, roll the enchiladas and bake. You can
even prep these ahead of time and pop them in the oven when you’re ready for
dinner. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
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Vegan Jambalaya
This vegan jambalaya is quick and easy to make, full of spice and flavour and a great one-pot meal. Beans and mushrooms stand in for shrimp and sausage for a totally plant-based, gluten-free and oil-free version of Southern comfort food that’s just as good as the original!
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Vegan jambalaya with beans and mushrooms in a bowl and garnished with parsley and green onion.
Tuscan White Bean Skillet
This skillet is so warm and comforting, with just enough variation in flavor and texture to keep every bite interesting. My very favorite thing about this bean dish is that it is made from stuff I (almost always) have lying around the house.
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Indian Coconut Butter Cauliflower
This coconut butter cauliflower is the perfect healthy, but still delicious, alternative to the traditional heavier version. It has a quick 30 minute cooking time and uses pantry staple ingredients. Making this recipe perfect for any night of the week.
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Creamy Vegan Gnocchi with Garlic & Kale
Soft fluffy pillows of gnocchi & tender, sautéed kale, tossed in a creamy, garlic infused sauce. This Creamy Vegan Gnocchi with Garlic & Kale is dinner party worthy but incredibly easy to make, taking less than 15 minutes from start to finish and that includes prep time too!
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One-Pot Vegan White Bean Shakshuka
One-Pot Vegan White Bean Shakshuka- perfect for an easy weeknight meal, this vegan shakshuka only takes 30 minutes to make and is bursting with nutrients and flavor!
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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas & Broccoli Pesto
These easy Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Chickpeas & Broccoli Pesto make a delicious vegan meal or side dish!
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Tempeh Fried Rice
This super quick and easy vegan tempeh fried rice will satisfy all your take away cravings! It’s the perfect recipe to make when you have leftover rice or veggies that need eating up!
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Teriyaki “Chicken” Stir Fry
Quick, convenient, healthier 15-minute vegan meal with a homemade teriyaki sauce.
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Pasta and Noodles

Ramen Stir Fry
This ramen stir fry doctors up packaged ramen noodles with a rainbow of fresh vegetables and an easy stir fry sauce made from pantry staples.
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Vegan Alfredo Sauce
This vegan alfredo sauce is creamy and delicious, easy to make and much lighter and healthier than the original! You’ll only need six ingredients, no frying or added oils and less than 30 minutes to have this hearty and satisfying pasta dish on the table!
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This vegan alfredo sauce is creamy and delicious, easy to make and much lighter and healthier than the original! You’ll only need six ingredients, no frying or added oils and less than 30 minutes to have this hearty and satisfying pasta dish on the table!
Vegetable Singapore Noodles
Vegetable Singapore noodles are super easy to make with curried rice vermicelli, pan-seared tofu and a rainbow of veggies. A quick and easy dish perfect for a weeknight dinner!
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Vegetable Singapore noodles are super easy to make with curried rice vermicelli, pan-seared tofu and a rainbow of veggies. A quick and easy dish perfect for a weeknight dinner!
Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese
No, it isn’t cheese…even though it kind of looks like it. Instead, it’s a creamy, flavorful alternative to the dairy stuff that will leave you richly satisfied in your decision to leave the cows alone.
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Lemon Asparagus Pasta
Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta – 30 mins! Creamy Lemon Alfredo style sauce with tofu with fettuccine and pan roasted garlic asparagus and more lemon.
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Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles
A healthy, vibrant soba noodle recipe full of fresh springtime produce.
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Almond Butter Noodles
These almond butter noodles are deliciously creamy, quick and easy to make, and packed with a rainbow of veggies. I used soba noodles for this vegan recipe but it works equally well with udon, rice noodles, zoodles or even simple spaghetti.
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These almond butter noodles are deliciously creamy, quick and easy to make, and packed with a rainbow of veggies. I used soba noodles for this vegan recipe but it works equally well with udon, rice noodles, zoodles or even simple spaghetti.
Vegan Pasta Bake
This Easy Creamy Vegan Pasta Bake Recipe is a delicious, creamy, garlic pasta, covered in red sauce and dripping with delicious vegan cheese. Vegan Pasta Casserole is easy to make and healthy too!
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Peanut Crusted Tofu Noodles
The perfect post work out meal, making tofu MEATY & TASTY.
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Bowls

Chipotle-Inspired Vegan Burrito Bowl
This Chipotle inspired vegan Burrito Bowl features black beans, cilantro lime rice, and fajitas with fresh homemade salsa, romaine lettuce and avocado for a deliciously healthy lunch, dinner or meal prep idea!
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Thai Buddha Bowl with Peanut Red Curry Sauce
This Thai Buddha bowl is quick and easy to put together with heaps of fresh vegetables and crispy fried tofu served over coconut rice and topped off with a simple Thai peanut sauce with spicy red curry. Great for a weeknight dinner, these bowls come together in just 15 minutes!
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This Thai Buddha bowl is quick and easy to put together with heaps of fresh vegetables and crispy fried tofu served over coconut rice and topped off with a simple Thai peanut sauce with spicy red curry. Great for a weeknight dinner, these bowls come together in just 15 minutes!
Vegan Buddha Bowl
This is a delicious vegan Buddha Bowl loaded with crispy tofu, buckwheat, avocado halves, and mango salsa on a bed of leafy greens with THE MOST incredible dragon dressing!
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Nourishing Garden Veggie Buddha Bowl
Nourishing Garden Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl! This wholesome and healthy Buddha bowl recipe, (aka hippie bowls) is filled with superfood ingredients and a delicious way to get a variety of nutrients into your diet! Gluten free, easy, Buddha approved!
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Vegan Mexican Rice Fajita Bowl
This vegan Mexican rice fajita bowl is full of flavour with a base of tomato rice, grilled vegetables and a dollop of guacamole. Easy to make and hearty, these bowls can be made ahead to pack for lunch and cost just $1.80 a serving!
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This vegan Mexican rice fajita bowl is full of flavour with a base of tomato rice, grilled vegetables and a dollop of guacamole. Easy to make and hearty, these bowls can be made ahead to pack for lunch and cost just $1.80 a serving!
Vegan Korean Bibimbap
Vegan Korean Bibimbap – a classic Korean dish of rice and seasonal sautéed vegetables, served with a spicy Gochujang chilli sauce.
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Vegan Goddess Bowl
The Vegan Goddess Bowl is ready to eat in less than 20 minutes. This is a great lunch or dinner for meal prepping or taking on the go!
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Easy Vegan Spring Roll Bowls with Crispy Tofu
Looking for a quick, healthy and flavorful dinner or meal prep recipe? Try these easy vegan Spring Roll Bowls with crispy tofu, avocado and sesame miso dressing! Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and on the table (or prepped for the next day’s lunch) in just 30 minutes.
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Sesame Tempeh Bowls
These Sesame Tempeh Bowls are a great vegan alternative to sesame chicken and only take about 20 minutes to make. An easy fast vegan meal prep!
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Soups and Stews

Vegan Ramen with Creamy Sesame Broth
This vegan ramen will be the most delicious bowl of ramen you’ve ever tasted. A vegan version of tantanmen ramen, this soup features a creamy and spicy sesame broth, fresh bok choy, crispy fried tofu and frizzled scallions. Not only that, it’s quick and easy to make!
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Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup
This vegan mushroom barley soup is easy to make, deliciously simple and flavourful. All you’ll need is a couple of root vegetables, your choice of mushroom, barley and dill for this hearty and comforting vegetarian soup!
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Easy One-Pot Spicy Vegan Chili
This Easy One-Pot Spicy Vegan Chili is packed with vegetables and ready in just 30 minutes. The perfect winter comfort food!
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Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup
This easy vegan tomato soup recipe is the richest and creamiest tomato soup recipe out there. Made with three tomato products from your pantry for ultimate depth of flavour, this vegan soup is nut-free, soy-free and can be made oil-free!
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Vegetarian Cabbage Soup
This vegetarian cabbage soup recipe makes a massive pot from some of the cheapest vegetables available. It’s hearty, it’s comforting and above all it’s economical!
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Two bowls of vegetarian cabbage soup.
Tuscan White Bean Soup
This Tuscan White Bean Soup is an easy vegetable soup made with sautéed veggies, tomatoes, white beans, in a hearty tomato & vegetable broth! It has so much flavorful, is easy to throw together, and is a soup you will make on repeat once you try it.
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30-Minute Black Bean Soup with Pico de Gallo
This soup really is great for those cold winter days where you just want to curl up under a warm blanket and not leave the house the entire day. Another great thing about it is that it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish.
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Creamy Vegan Lasagna Soup
This creamy vegan lasagna soup is flavorful, hearty, comforting, and tasty! The pasta soup recipe is easy to make and can be prepared in one pot! It’s a delicious weeknight dinner and perfect for the whole family.
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West African Peanut Stew
West African Peanut Stew – Made in one pot this easy vegan soup recipe is a warm and comforting meal that’s quick and healthy. It’s well-balanced, full of vitamins and minerals and gluten-free with an option to be oil-free!
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One-Pot Vegetable Thai Red Curry
One-Pot Vegetable Thai Red Curry- a flavorful and satisfying meal that takes just 30 minutes to make! Vegan and gluten-free.
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1-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup
An easy, everyday recipe for lentil soup with potatoes, carrots, kale, and simple herbs and seasonings. The perfect plant-based main or side that requires just 10 ingredients, 1 pot, and about 30 minutes to make.
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Pizzas

Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Pizza with Ranch
This vegan buffalo chickpea pizza is the definitive vegan pizza recipe for spice lovers. It starts by smothering chickpeas with a spicy buffalo tomato sauce and baking them on your favourite pizza crust. Cool it down by drizzling over a homemade vegan yogurt-based ranch dressing. For the buffalo chickpea pizza
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Vegan buffalo chickpe pizza with vegan ranch served on a cutting board.
Green Pizza with Herbed Vegan Cashew Cheese
This vegan pizza recipe is packed with flavour but without the grease and looks beautiful on the plate with fresh baby greens, steamed asparagus, creamy avocado all sitting atop a delicious cashew cheese flavoured with cilantro, mint and lime. Best of all it comes together in just 20 minutes!
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This recipe for green pizza with herbed vegan cashew cheese is a fresh and refreshing way to eat your greens. This vegan pizza recipe is packed with flavour but without the grease and looks beautiful on the plate with fresh baby greens, steamed asparagus, creamy avocado all sitting atop a delicious cashew cheese flavoured with cilantro, mint and lime. Best of all it comes together in just 20 minutes!
Best Vegan Pizza Recipe
We love all the flavors atop this vegan pizza – sun-dried tomatoes, jalapeño, basil, corn, and cashew cream make it a delicious, multi-colored meal!
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Mediterranean Pizza
It’s pizza time, and this vegan mediterranean pizza features chickpea, artichoke, kalamata olive, red onion, tomato and fresh basil is healthy and so easy to make!
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Broccolini & Shallot Vegan White Pizza
Restaurant-quality pizza with easy to find ingredients – this Broccolini & Shallot Vegan White Pizza is loaded with seasoned white sauce, crispy shallots and perfectly cooked broccolini.
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Vegan Fajita Pizza
Fajita Vegan Pizza?? YES please! This pizza is free of traditional cheese but still SO so delicious! Packed with veggies and flavor 🙂 Lets do this.
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Hummus Pita Pizza 3 Ways
Hummus Pita Pizzas 3 Ways – making vegan pizza at home is super easy when you use hummus and pita bread as your base. Add your favorite toppings and bake!
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The Best Vegan Pizza
This vegan pizza is the BEST I’ve ever had. It’s topped with simple ingredients like marinara, garlic and oregano, plus a little vegan mozzarella cheese which takes this pizza from good to amazing. It’s made with your favorite store-bought pizza dough, and it comes together in just 30 minutes!
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Easy Vegan Thai Naan Pizza
A mix of red curry and tomato paste creates the sauce for this Easy Vegan Thai Naan Pizza. Throw on some veggies and this pizza is ready in less than 20 minutes!
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Sandwiches, Wraps and Burgers

Vegan Mediterranean Wraps
These vegan Mediterranean wraps feature smashed chickpeas, colourful veggies and a tangy herby tzatziki sauce. These fast and easy vegan wraps can be made ahead for a packed lunch or quick snack when you’re on the go.
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Rolled up vegan Mediterranean wraps.
Vegan Black Bean Burgers
These vegan black bean burgers are simple to make and packed with smoky flavours. If you’ve been looking for a simple yet delicious go-to plant-based burger recipe, this is it!
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Vegan black bean burgers on a plate.
Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
These Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are packed full of spicy buffalo sauce, creamy ranch, crunchy romaine and hearty avocados.
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One-Tray Tacos with Fresh Mango Salsa
These vegan bean, one tray tacos only take less than 30 minutes and are served with the freshest, zingy-est mango salsa!
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Spicy BBQ Lentil Quinoa Vegan Burgers
These Spicy BBQ Lentil Quinoa Vegan Burgers are certainly the new way to enjoy a nice hearty meal without the meat. They’re just as good as they look and the hint of spice adds a great balance to the sweetness of the BBQ sauce.
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Vegan Crab Cake Burgers with Spicy Chipotle Cream Sauce
Easy 30-Minute crispy vegan crab cake burgers with all the fixings and a dollop of spicy chipotle cream will be your new favorite burger recipe!
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Hummus Collard Wraps
Easy and healthy hummus collard wraps with crunchy carrots, cucumbers, cabbage and roasted asparagus.
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Chickpea Salad Sandwich
This smashed chickpea salad sandwich recipe is healthy, satisfying, fresh, and delicious! A quick and easy light meal idea. Use vegan mayo, obvs.
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Jackfruit Pulled Pork
Here’s how to make Jackfruit Pulled Pork! It’s an easy vegetarian alternative, cooked in a homemade BBQ sauce, that’s perfect for topping sandwiches and salads.
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Thai Peanut Veggie Sandwich
These veggie sandwiches are perfect for a Meatless Monday meal, and are quite light, with the peanut butter providing most of the protein and fat. But if you want to “beef” them up, add your favorite baked tofu or tempeh.
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Hearty Salads

Vegan Avocado Pasta Salad
This vegan avocado pasta salad is a quick 15-minute recipe that can be prepped ahead and great to take along to a picnic, barbecue, potluck or as an easy weeknight dinner. This no-mayo pasta salad is deliciously creamy and packed full of fresh veggies.
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This vegan avocado pasta salad is a quick 15-minute recipe that can be prepped ahead and great to take along to a picnic, barbecue, potluck or as an easy weeknight dinner. This no-mayo pasta salad is deliciously creamy and packed full of fresh veggies.
Pesto Quinoa Salad
This pesto quinoa salad is quick and easy to make, packed with flavour and a rainbow of Mediterranean veggies. The perfect weeknight dinner when you don’t feel like cooking or a great picnic, potluck or barbecue side dish!
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This pesto quinoa salad is quick and easy to make, packed with flavour and a rainbow of Mediterranean veggies. The perfect weeknight dinner when you don’t feel like cooking or a great picnic, potluck or barbecue side dish!
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This Mediterranean chickpea salad is a super easy 10-minute recipe that’s hearty, tasty and colourful! Great as a vegan or vegetarian main dish or as a side for a picnic, barbecue or potluck.
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This Mediterranean chickpea salad is a super easy 10-minute recipe that’s hearty, tasty and colourful! Great as a vegan or vegetarian main dish or as a side for a picnic, barbecue or potluck.
Vegan Chopped Salad
Hearty vegan chopped salad of super food vegetables, crunchy sunflower seeds and sweet raisins, topped with ginger avocado vinaigrette.
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High Protein Fresh Vegan Salad with Hummus
This High Protein Fresh Vegan Salad with Hummus is guaranteed to fill you up and leave boring salads behind!
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Farro, Cannellini Bean and Parsley Pesto Salad
Farro, Cannellini Bean, and Parsley Pesto Salad makes for a healthy, brightly flavoured lunch. Full of fibre, protein, and texture, this is a fresh way to fuel your body.
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Indonesian Gado-Gado Salad
The beauty of this salad is that it isn’t at all fussy. In fact, its ingredients vary enormously from place to place and season to season as the idea is to simply use what is available at any given time.
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Rainbow Power Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas
Vegan Rainbow Power Greens Salad with Black Eyed Peas. A healthy gluten free power greens salad packed with lucky black eyed peas and super nutrients.
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Peanut Crunch Salad in a Jar
A healthy, protein packed, super tasty lunch doesn’t get any easier than this Peanut Crunch Salad in a Jar. Make up a bunch of them while meal prepping on Sunday and you will have grab-and-go lunches all ready in the fridge for your week ahead!
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Asparagus Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing
Easy, creamy, and so delicious, this asparagus pasta salad with lemon dressing is the perfect addition to your summer picnic or barbecue!
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Broccoli Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing
7 simple ingredients, less than 10 minutes to put together (30 minutes to sit in the fridge). This broccoli salad with creamy curry dressing is VERY easy to make and so flavorful!
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