Even if you’re not much of a cook, vegan food can be quick and easy to make. With a handful of easy vegan recipes under your belt, you’ll be on your way to making healthy, economical meals every day of the week!
Lots of people say that they “can’t” cook, but oftentimes it’s just a question of not knowing where to begin, lack of time or not having a lot of practice at it.
Contrary to popular belief, vegan food is neither complicated, time consuming nor expensive. In fact, a lot of people find cooking easier and more enjoyable since they’ve gone vegan!
Starting with the simple recipes below will help you gain both skills and confidence in the kitchen in no time!
I’ve divided this post into three sections: First, a selection of vegan recipes from around the internet that are not only quick and easy to make, but also feature frozen or canned vegetables for minimal chopping and prep work, a short list of accessible ingredients and/or are one-pot wonders for easy clean-up.
Next, I’ve listed some of my favourite vegan cookbooks for quick and easy recipes.
Finally, if your more of a visual learner, I’ve embedded a few videos from my favourite vegan YouTubers so you can watch them making some easy vegan meals.
No matter what your skill level or how little time you have to prepare a healthy vegan meal, there’s sure to be something here for you!
Easy Vegan Recipes From Around The Web
Spanish Rice and Beans
This easy Spanish rice and beans recipe is a one-pot vegan meal that’s great as a main dish with some leafy greens on the side or as a side dish to your favourite vegan Mexican-inspired meal!
Are you ever looking for some simple recipes to add to your weekly rotations? Those kind of recipes that don’t take much of an effort, you can make them anytime of the week, and most ingredients are already stocked in your pantry? If yes, then these Easy Vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls are a recipe you need in your life!
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.
There are a few easy rules to follow when making a healthy frozen vegetable stir-fry that guarantee you won’t end up with soggy veggies. And you have so many options for different vegetable combinations!
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.
Go wild and cook up your favourite veggies. We love grilled or fried zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, onion, mushrooms, corn and chili peppers. Cook them simply in a pan with a few herbs or spices (this fajita mix is perfect) or in a sauce (like this simple salsa).
Stir-fries are so easy to make. Just throw the noodles into the boiling water, remove the heat and let them soak for a while. Then chop and cook some veggies, drain the noodles, throw it all together, drizzle with soy sauce and sriracha and hello heaven!
Vegan Pasta Salad – easy, quick, and totally customizeable!
This super simple side is a “grown-up-riff” off the traditional pasta salad my Gram used to make for me. It’s quick, easy to make and bursting with flavors of fresh veggies like red peppers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and more!
This Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich is so delicious and easy to make, smashed chickpeas, celery, red onion, pickles, red bell pepper, dill, vegan mayo, lettuce nestled between slices of gluten-free bread, is so hearty, flavorful and filling.
10 Minute Creamy Vegan Bean and Aubergine Casserole
A 10 minute creamy vegan bean and aubergine casserole, perfect to have on hand when you want a quick, easy dinner! Give this flavour packed dish a try one night this week for a great hearty, healthy and completely vegan meal!
It’s a perfectly balanced meal with fresh veggies, whole grains, and healthy fats. It’s a great combo of delicious flavors and like so many “one ingredient” recipes, you could pretty much eat this at every meal and only get healthier.
This quick and easy vegan stroganoff is the perfect weeknight meal for even the busiest of nights. If you haven’t tried seitan yet, this is a great recipe for trying it out in a dish that is familiar comfort food.