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Easy Vegan Recipes for People Who Can’t Cook

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!

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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!
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Easy Vegan Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls
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!
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Hummus Pita Pizzas 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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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.
Frozen Vegetable Stir-Fry
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!
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Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble
This easy vegan tofu scramble can be whipped up in a matter of minutes from a few ingredients so you can make it whenever the craving hits.
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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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Veggie Pitas with Hummus
Veggie Pitas with Hummus. No being disappointed by a bland veggie sandwich, this one is PACKED with flavor and texture!
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Sweet And Sour Chickpeas And Green Beans
These sweet and sour chickpeas and green beans is a healthy vegan recipe that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Gluten-free and oil-free.
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Super Easy Black Beans and Rice (Budget Friendly!)
This recipe for Super Easy Black Beans and Rice can be made in just 15 minutes, so it’s great option for a quick weeknight meal. It’s also vegan & oil-free!
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Easy Vegan Miso Soup
This vegan miso soup recipe uses simple ingredients and comes together in under 20 minutes. It’s better than takeout!
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The Veggie King Microwave Baked Potato Recipe
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).
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Quick and easy vegan noodle stir-fry
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!
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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!
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Easy Lentil Soup Recipe
This Easy Lentil Soup is loaded with delicious spices and very simple to put together. It’s wonderful alone or as a side dish and is vegan and gluten free.
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Easy Vegan Minestrone
This easy, healthy soup can be on the table in about 25 minutes for a filling, hearty, vegan meal that the whole family will love. High in fibre and protein.
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Easy Chickpea Salad Sandwich
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.
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Easy Vegan Fried Rice
This Vegan Fried Rice is a quick, easy dish made from just a few items you likely have in your pantry and freezer. Customize it with your favorite veggies.
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Lentil Pasta Primavera with Frozen Vegetables
An easy meal using pantry staples, this Lentil Pasta Primavera is a great way to get dinner on the table without a trip to the store.
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Easy Vegan Pizza in Minutes
My family absolutely loves pizza, and I love the fact that it can be made healthy and in minutes!
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Easy Vegetarian Fajitas
You only need a few ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make these delicious Vegetarian Fajitas.
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Mexican-Spiced Vegetable Quino
Easy vegetable quinoa recipe loaded with bold flavors and healthy ingredients. Protein, fiber, and veggies in each delicious spoonful.
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Vegan Spinach, Chickpea, and Lemon Pilaf
Try this simple one-pot dish for a warming lunch, or serve it cold as a scrumptious side dish.
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Super Simple Vegan Burrito Bowl (20 Minute Recipe!)
This is your go-to dinner if you’ve got a busy schedule and a budget. It only takes 20 minutes or less.
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Black Bean Wrap – Quick and Easy Lunch
This black bean wrap is a lunchtime favorite – especially if you are pressed for time. A quick healthy plant-based meal that’s easily made gluten free.
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Healthy Easy Tofu Stir-Fry
This tofu stir-fry is an easy, healthy weeknight dinner that’s loaded with veggies and comes together in less than 30 minutes.
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30-Minute Easy Vegan Chili Recipe
This easy, hearty recipe is for occasions when delicious and fast are both the order of the day
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Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry
This is the easiest Vegan Chickpea Curry you’ll ever make! It calls for pantry staples and it takes 30 minutes on the stove.
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5 Ingredient Hummus Pasta (in One Pot!)
This Hummus Pasta is an easy, filling and delicious dinner fix! All you need is 5 ingredients, 15 minutes, and one pot to make this healthy and hearty main.
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Simple Chickpea Salad (5 Minute Lunch Idea!)
A 5-minute fast lunch idea! This simple chickpea salad is easy to throw together: the perfect healthy plant based desk lunch or quick fix dinner.
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Cold Lentil Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Cold Lentil Salad is easy to make with 5 ingredients. This vegan Mediterranean lentil salad is flavored with sweet sun-dried tomatoes and a hint of citrus.
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15 Minute Sesame Noodles with Maple Ginger Sauce
Lightly sautéed sesame noodles tossed in a maple ginger sauce that makes a quick and easy take-out style dinner in 15 minutes!
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Creamy Vegan One Pot Pasta (Asian Style)
This Asian style vegan one pot pasta is the perfect meal for busy weeknights! It’s super creamy, delicious, healthy, and insanely easy to make!
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Easy Mexican Brown Rice Bake
Easy Mexican Brown Rice Bake makes dinner healthy, fast and fun!
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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!
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Quinoa Taco Salad Recipe
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.
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Quick and Easy Vegan Stroganoff
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.
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