8 Easy Vegan Meal Recipes

Embracing a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean compromising on taste or spending hours in the kitchen. In fact, there are numerous mouth-watering and easy vegan recipes that cater to diverse tastes and dietary preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just dipping your toes into plant-based eating, these eight easy vegan meals recipes will surely delight your taste buds.

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    1. Chickpea and Vegetable Stir-Fry (Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Assorted vegetables (bell peppers, broccoli, carrots)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Cooked brown rice or quinoa

Instructions:

  1. In a pan, sauté minced garlic in sesame oil until fragrant.
  2. Add chickpeas and vegetables to the pan; stir-fry until veggies are tender yet crisp.
  3. Drizzle soy sauce over the mixture and toss until well coated.
  4. Serve over cooked brown rice or quinoa.

    2. Creamy Avocado Pasta (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of your favorite pasta
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions; reserve a cup of pasta water.
  2. In a blender, combine avocados, basil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Blend until smooth, adding pasta water as needed for desired consistency.
  4. Toss the creamy avocado sauce with cooked pasta and serve.

    3. Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito Bowl (Serves 3-4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Avocado slices
  • Salsa and lime wedges for serving

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, assemble cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, and diced tomatoes.
  2. Top with avocado slices and serve with salsa and lime wedges.

    4. Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup dried red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a pot, combine sweet potatoes, lentils, coconut milk, curry powder, and turmeric.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer until sweet potatoes are tender.
  3. Season with salt and pepper; garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

    5. Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Bell Peppers (Serves 3-4)

Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa or rice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Marinara sauce for topping

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a pan, sauté mushrooms and garlic until mushrooms release their moisture.
  3. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
  4. Mix mushroom and spinach mixture with cooked quinoa or rice.
  5. Stuff bell peppers with the mixture and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Top with marinara sauce before serving.

    6. Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich (Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Celery, finely chopped
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Bread or wraps for serving

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix mashed chickpeas, vegan mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, celery, and green onions.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve on bread or wraps.

    7. Coconut and Lime Tofu Skewers (Serves 2-3)

Ingredients:

  • 1 block extra-firm tofu, cubed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix coconut milk, lime zest, lime juice, soy sauce, and maple syrup.
  2. Marinate tofu cubes in the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Thread tofu onto soaked skewers and grill or bake until golden brown.

    8. Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh berries for topping

Instructions:

  1. Blend avocados, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  3. Serve topped with fresh berries.

These easy vegan meals recipes not only showcase the variety and flavor inherent in plant-based eating but also demonstrate that preparing delicious vegan meals can be both simple and satisfying. So, whether you’re a full-fledged vegan or just looking to incorporate more plant-based goodness into your diet, these easy vegan recipes are sure to make your taste buds dance with joy. Happy cooking!

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