Many of you have asked for more Vegan Dinner Recipes, so I combed through my blog and compiled a list of the TOP 40 most delicious and popular vegan dinners thus far. This vibrant, veggie-driven, whole foods, plant-based recipes are full of flavor and feature fresh seasonal produce most prominently. Consider what is in season in your neck of the woods and pick out a few to try this week!
It turns out, I have about 400 vegan (or vegan-adaptable recipes) on the blog– which honestly, totally surprised me – because that is about half of my recipes! I sorted through them all and found your favorites, and included some of mine too! For the full list, feel free to peruse my entire collection here in the VEGAN Recipe Index!
Whether you are simply trying to eat less meat, cook more plant-based meals, consume more vibrant healthy produce, or subscribe to the vegan lifestyle- my hope is that these Vegan Dinner Recipes help inspire you on your own health journey. Always remember, vegan food never has to be boring or bland! And remember, if it tastes delicious, no one will ever miss the meat! I promise! 😉
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1.) Quick and Easy Vegetable Biryani! An aromatic Indian rice dish with vegetables and chickpeas- infused with Indian spices. A quick and easy vegan dinner, perfect any time of year. Serve with Cilantro-Mint Chutney.
2.) Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Zaatar Spice and Tahini Sauce– a healthy vegan meal bursting with Middle Eastern flavors. Easy and delicious! Serves 2 perfectly!
3.) FRANKIES! India’s flavorful street food -also called a Bombay Burrito, made healthy! This vegan version is bursting with so much flavor- filled with curry mashed potatoes, roasted Indian cauliflower, chickpeas, fresh spinach, cilantro mint chutney and pickled onions. Absolutely delicious! One of my personal vegan dinners!
5.) DATE NIGHT Vegan Alfredo for two, tossed in a delicious cashew (or hemp) cream, with sauteed mushrooms, Meyer lemon zest and a secret ingredient that gives this extra complexity and depth. Can be made in under 30 minutes!
6.) Vegan Broccoli “Cheddar” Soup with Jalapeño – a fast and easy weeknight recipe that is healthy, vegan and keto!
7.) Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes (with no eggs, flour, breadcrumbs or filler of any kind) topped with Tomato Chickpea Relish- a delicious, healthy flavorful vegan dinner that is gluten-free.
10.) This Asian-style, grilled, vegan Portobello Mushroom Burger is full of delicious umami flavor! It’s lathered with an Asian-style “Guacamole”, topped with a cool cucumber ribbon salad and crunchy carrot slaw. So much flavor and texture here! Healthy, delicious and really satisfying. AND totally vegan!
11.) Roasted Sheet-Pan Ratatouille– served 3 different ways. Serve it over polenta, over pasta or over toast! Make a big batch on Sunday then serve for dinner during the busy work week! So delicious!
12.) Spicy Vegan Oaxacan Bowl Here’s a healthy, flavorful Mexican -style Oaxacan Bowl with roasted chipotle sweet potatoes and sweet peppers over a bed of warm seasoned black beans. It’s topped with a crunchy cabbage slaw, avocado and my favorite thing ever, toasted Chipotle Maple Pecans. Vegan and grain-free, hands down, this bowl is my new favorite!
14.) These Vegan Peruvian Burritos are filled with roasted sweet potato, fresh corn, peppers, quinoa and creamy black beans, then drizzled with spicy Peruvian Green Sauce. A flavor bomb! Vegan and Delicious!
A flavorful vegan dinner recipe – Black Pepper Tofu with Bok Choy – a super tasty and fast meal that can be made in under 30 minutes! Make this for someone who is a tofu “skeptic”, you’ll win them over, guaranteed!
15.) Instant Pot Mujadara – a comforting, healthy vegetarian meal of lentils and rice, with fragrant Middle Eastern spices, served with caramelized shallots, fresh veggies, pine nuts and optional yogurt ( feel free to use vegan yogurt) Gluten-free and Vegan adaptable.
16.) Veggie Lo Mein! On the table in under 20 minutes! Loaded up with healthy veggies, this VEGAN dinner recipe is fast and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!
17.) Vegan Tlayudas! Traditional Oaxacan street food, tlayudas are a cross between a tostada and a pizza, made with a crispy tortilla, topped with refried beans, cheese (optional) a mound of Mexican cabbage slaw, avocado and cilantro. This healthy version is vegan and GF adaptable!
19.) Middle Eastern Salad Tacos– my personal “go-to”, in a “great big hurry” clean-eating vegan meal that is loaded with veggies and leaves me feeling energized and satisfied. Vegan and Gf, these easy tasty tacos are packed full of healthy greens.
Smokey Cauliflower Chimichurri Bowls! These filling vegan bowls are full of flavor and loaded up with healthy veggies. Served over seasoned black beans (and optional rice) with Mexican Slaw, radishes, avocado, cilantro and pickled onions.
22.) VEGAN Pasta with Artichoke Sauce – The creamy vegan sauce is made with canned artichokes hearts, which turns in the creamiest, most delicious and luscious sauce (which can be made in 2 minutes flat, just blend in the blender until silky smooth) warmed, then poured over pasta. Add sauteed mushrooms or sunchokes if you like. So good!
23.) Roasted Chile Rellenos! Flavorful, black bean stuffed chile rellenos with homemade enchilada sauce and vegan ricotta can be made on one sheet pan! Vegan adaptable with the Tofu Ricotta! Delicious!
24.) Eggplant Puttanesca with Roasted Spaghetti Squash a rich, robust vegan meal that is low in carbs, keto and gluten-free! Perfect when you are wanting something big and bold and hearty! Serve this up with a big bold glass of red wine!
25.) Jade Noodles are loaded up with your choice of seasonal veggies like broccolini, spinach, edamame or asparagus when in season. The key is to use seasonal veggies! Add tofu if you like with a simple sesame dressing. This vegan clean-eating recipe is so versatile and useful, you will love it!
26.Vegan Spring Rolls with BEST EVER Peanut Sauce! These spring rolls can be made ahead and stored for healthy meals or potlucks and gatherings, or serve as a delicious light and healthy vegan dinner!
27.) Mediterranean Eggplant Wraps with Kale Slaw and Everyday Tahini Sauce. Keep it gluten-free with gluten-free wraps, or turn the whole thing into a hearty salad, by simply serving it in a bowl. Soooooooo full of flavor and nutrients. Keep it vegan or add feta.
28.) Garlic Chili Tofu with Sesame Broccolini – it’s really fast, like 15 minutes fast, healthy and super flavorful – vegan and gluten-free. If you’ve never been a fan of tofu, I want you to do me a favor, make this. Just as an experiment. 😉
29.) This recipe won “BEST VEGAN RECIPE” on Food52! Vegan Lentil Meatballs with Indian Coconut Curry Sauce– a flavorful vegan meal infused with fragrant Indian spices.
30.) Zataar Roasted Eggplant, crosshatched and served with fresh tomatoes, tahini or yogurt sauce and your choice of cooked grain. A simple vegan dinner recipe!
31.) Broccolini Mushroom Stir Fry – This simple, fast Broccolini Mushroom Stir Fry with tofu can be made in 20 minutes flat – perfect for weeknight meals. Feel free to substitute broccoli, steaming it just a little bit longer. Perfect over rice, soba noodles, or just on its own, it’s hearty and yummy!
32.) Bucatini Pasta with Arugula Pesto and Heirloom Tomatoes. A fast and flavorful weeknight dinner recipe. This vegan pasta dish has a secret ingredient that gives this an added burst of flavor. I can’t wait for you to try it!
33.) Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce – a simple delicious vegan dinner recipe that is full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes!
35.) This Ayurvedic Detox Bowl called Khichari, pronounced kich-ah-ree is an Indian staple that has long been cherished in Ayurveda, for its ability to restore balance and healing in the body. For centuries throughout India, it has been thought of as comfort food, for its gentle cleansing and detoxing properties, which over time bring wellness to the body. It’s made with simple humble ingredients. The mung beans liked to be soaked ahead, or use lentils!
39.) Sesame Brussel Sprouts and Tofu Bowl– vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, it’s tasty, filling and best of all, you can use pre-shredded Brussels sprouts (cabbage slaw or broccoli slaw works just as well.)! I’ve added mushrooms for depth, but feel free to leave these out or sub other veggies.
41.) Make Life Simple Instant Pot Lentil Soup – Vegan and GF, this filling hearty soup is packed full of veggies and fiber. Plus it just tastes good. 🙂
42.) Turmeric Detox Broth- pretty much a glowing bowl of goodness! Lots of ways to adapt this healing soothing broth, customize it to fit your needs. Vegan and GF Adaptable. One of my most popular recipes on the blog to date.
44.) A quick and easy recipe for Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Burgers that can be made in under 30 minutes! Vegan-adaptable and perfect for weekly meal prep!
47.) Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese with Kale and Mushrooms- a simple and easy vegan dinner recipe even the kids will like it! It can be made in under 30 minutes!
49.) Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Garlic and Sage– a flavorful low-carb, vegan, gluten-free meal that feels like a comforting pasta dish, perfect for fall!
51.) Falafels with Tahini Sauce. This authentic recipe is made with soaked, uncooked chickpeas and hands-down has the BEST texture and flavor! So easy! Bake them or pan-sear them. Great in wraps, bowls, or salads.
I hope these healthy and delicious vegan dinner recipes inspire you to try something new this week!
Please note any of your favorites in the comments below!Print
40 mouth-watering Vegan Dinners that are full of flavor and all plant-based recipes. Many are globally-inspired, all are delicious and satisfying. Pick out a couple to try this week!
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