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50+ Simple Vegan Recipes

We’ve scoured the web to find 50 of the best simple vegan recipes for beginners that can all be ready in 30 minutes or less. Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner or are craving something to quickly satisfy your sweet tooth, there is sure to be a recipe or two here for you!

Plant-based eating is trending, which is great, but also stumps those who are used to meat-and-two-veg type meals. Many people are wondering how to make a filling meal without relying on animal products or expensive processed meat substitutes. Well, it’s easy when you have a good repertoire of simple vegan recipes to draw from!

That’s why I put together this roundup of 50+ simple vegan recipes for those of you who are new to a plant-based diet and for those of you who are already seasoned vegans but are generally idiots in the kitchen. The recipes included here take a maximum of 30 minutes to prepare and are easy enough for even the clumsiest cook to prepare.

Rather than divide this recipe collection into the usual breakfast, lunch, dinner list, I’ve broken it up by basic ingredients. The idea is that you can search for a recipe based on what you have in your pantry or what you feel like eating today. You’ll find recipes categorized in this order: pasta and noodles, rice dishes, grains and cereals, beans and pulses, and baking and desserts.

I have not included tofu, seitan or tempeh recipes in this collection as I already have two other great recipe roundups on the blog that you will definitely want to check out: Tofu for Beginners (with 50+ Recipes) and 60+ Vegan Recipes for Meat Lovers.

Pasta & Noodles

Vegan Mushoom Rosemary Stroganoff – One Ingredient Chef

Vegetable Singapore Noodles – The Stingy Vegan

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!

Vegan Penne Alla Vodka with Tempeh “Pancetta” – Pasta-Based

Teriyaki Noodle Stir-Fry – Wife Mama Foodie

Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo – My Darling Vegan

Almond Butter Noodles – The Stingy Vegan

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 Carbonara with Creamy Cashew Sauce Anna Banana

Rainbow Noodle Salad – Lauren Caris Cooks

Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta & Cauliflower – Green Kitchen Stories

Smoky Lentil Bolognese with Zucchini Pasta – The Stingy Vegan

This lentil bolognese recipe is unlike any you’ve had before. Flavoured with loads of garlic, herbs and smoked paprika, this sauce is delicious served over crisp zucchini pasta. Easy to make with cheap ingredients (as always!), this dish comes together in just 15 minutes!

Vegan Dan Dan Noodles – Pickled Plum

Rice

12-Minute Scrambled Tofu Fried Rice – Kitchen Treaty

Vegan Jollof Rice – Healthy Nibbles and Bits

Vegan Bibimbap with Crispy Rice – Cilantro and Citronella

Brown Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms, Kale and Almonds – Yay! For Food

Summer Sushi Bowl – Parsley Vegan

Spanish Brown Rice – Vanilla and Bean

Curried Rice Vegan Buddha Bowl – The Stingy Vegan

This vegan Buddha bowl is built on a base of fragrant curried rice and chickpeas and topped off with coconut-glazed sweet potato, fresh juicy mango, creamy avocado and a simple cilantro dressing. This curried rice vegan Buddha bowl is an explosion of flavours, simple to put together and a great make-ahead meal prep recipe.

Fajita Veggie Rice Bowl – Whitney Bond

Vegan Grilled Burritos with Black Beans, Rice, Avocado & Salsa Crema – Veggies Don’t Bite

Grains and Cereals

Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup – Cilantro and Citronella

One Pan Mexican Quinoa – Damn Delicious

Vegan Breakfast Potato Polenta Bowl – The Stingy Vegan

This vegan breakfast potato polenta bowl is an easy, comforting dish to make for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast (or brunch).

Easiest Vegan One Pot Quinoa – Crazy Vegan Kitchen

Millet Tabbouleh Salad – Salted Plains

Pesto Quinoa Salad – The Stingy Vegan

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!

Chipotle Roasted Vegetable Couscous – Street Smart Kitchen

Moroccan Couscous Salad – Hurry The Food Up

Oat, Almond and Banana Pancakes with Frozen Berry Compote – Easy Peasy Foodie

Easy Banana Almond Butter Oat Squares – Wellness by Stella

Beans and Pulses

30-Minute Three Bean Chipotle Quinoa Chili – Flavor the Moments

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad – The Stingy Vegan

Easy and delicious Mediterranean chickpea salad with fresh vegetables, pasta and hearty chickpeas.

Vegan Three Bean Curry – Cooking with Manali

1-Pot Chickpea Shakshuka – Minimalist Baker

One Pot Chickpea Tikka Masala – Making Thyme for Health

Easy Vegan Black Bean Burger – She Likes Food

Black Bean Vegan Street Tacos – Edible Perspective

Vegan Red Lentil Dhal – Delicious Everyday

Easy Lentil Meatballs – Minimalist Baker

Simple Vegan Balsamic Lentil Stew – Green Evi

Baking and Desserts

Simple Vegan Chocolate Truffles – Crazy Vegan Kitchen

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups – Loving It Vegan

Vegan Crepes – The Stingy Vegan

Vegan crepes are easy to make, can be made with a sweet or savoury filling, and taste just like the non-vegan version. This versatile recipe is one you’ll want to make again and again!

Vegan Blueberry Almond Crisp – Delish Knowledge

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – Vegan Richa

Easy Vegan Dessert Quesadilla – Contentedness Cooking

Caramelized Pears – Jessica in the Kitchen

Fruit Kebabs with Chocolate Cream Dip – Oh My Veggies

Mango Chia Seed Smoothie – Beaming Baker

Raw “Key Lime” Pudding – The Blender Girl

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