Healthy Diet

50 Vegan Recipes

Great vegan recipes are like gold. Especially when they feature whole foods, and lots of plants. This type of cooking supports your health and overall well-being in important ways. No meat? No dairy? No eggs? Don’t sweat it. There are many other ingredients to get excited about when you’re cooking and eating.

Mains

Caramelized Tofu

Caramelized strips of tofu served over sautéed shredded brussels sprouts.

Sunshine Pad Thai

One simple trick makes this a turmeric noodle version of a classic. Vegan Pad Thai

Last Minute Red Lasagna

This is a true weeknight lasagna. No pre-cooking sauces, no pre-cooking noodles. Last Minute Red Lasagna

Quick Vegan Enchiladas

In the oven in less that ten minutes, and a healthful alternative to all the heavy cheese versions out there. With black beans, sweet potatoes, and a stealthy turmeric boost. Vegan Enchiladas

Sushi Bowl

a de-constructed sushi roll – brown rice, tofu, avocado, toasted nori and green onions served with a tangy, sweet citrus-soy dressing. Sushi Bowl

Rice Porridge

It’s a one pot, effortless, green, nutrient-packed twist on one of my favorite things to eat. Rice Porridge

Chia Breakfast Bowl

Chia Breakfast Bowl

Vegetarian Paella

Vegetarian Paella

Steaming Vegetables

Steaming Vegetables

Green Falafel Bowl

Green Falafel Bowl

Ottolenghi Red Rice and Quinoa

TLT Sandwich

Pan-glazed Tempeh

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta

Soups

Vegetable Noodle Soup

Vegetable noodle soup is as simple, direct, and delicious as it gets. If you’re vegetarian or vegan looking for an alternative to chicken noodle soup, try this! Vegetable Noodle Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

A simple, everyday broccoli soup made special with crusty, mustardy croutons and cheddar cheese. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Immunity Soup

White pepper with jolts of ginger, and stabs of garlic – clear and strong topped with tofu, mushrooms, watermelon radish, and lots of green onions. Immunity Soup

Simple Asparagus Soup

A simple asparagus soup – fresh asparagus, new potatoes, a bit of green curry paste, and coconut milk are pureed to make this spring favorite. Simple Asparagus Soup

Simple Cauliflower Soup

This is the simplest cauliflower soup. Simple Cauliflower Soup

Ribollita

Ribollita is a thick Tuscan stew – dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables, olive oil, thickened with day-old bread. Ribollita

Green Pea Soup

Miso Tahini Soup

Posole in Broth

Leek Soup with Dill Oil

Salads

Taco Salad

Tempeh taco salad – crushed tortilla chips bring the crunch, black beans and crumbled tempeh coated with taco seasoning brings the substance, and a strong, smoked paprika-apple cider dressing pulls everything together. Taco Salad<

Rainbow Noodle Salad

A radiant, color-flecked tangle of noodles, cabbage, shredded carrots, pickled sushi ginger, and an abundance of cilantro, basil, and scallions. Rainbow Noodle Salad

Easy Tomato Pasta Salad

Whole-grain pasta, baby kale, basil, and the best tomatoes you can get your hands on, with a generous drizzle of strong harissa dressing. Easy Tomato Pasta Salad

Grilled Zucchini Bread Salad

Smash-and-Toss Roasted Potato Salad

Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad

Summer Corn Salad

Dips, Snacks and Appetizers

Goth Hummus

Goth Hummus

Golden Beet Hummus

Billowy and smooth, it’s a boosted hummus for everyday, all-day w/ golden beets, turmeric, and chickpeas. Golden Beet Hummus

Turmeric Cashews

Turmeric Cashews tossed with cayenne, nori, and sesame.

Asparagus Tartine

Avocado smeared across toasted day-old slabs of sesame bread, layered with arugula and garlicky caraway asparagus + toasted pepitas. Asparagus Tartine

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Deep, caramelized flavors of roasted tomatoes and onions alongside the smokiness of the chipotles equals the best salsa. Salsa

Vegan Nachos

Packed with beneficial spices, cashews, garlic, and grated sweet potatoes, and lasts up to a week refrigerated. Vegan Nachos

Power Bars

Savory power bars with toasted walnuts, crumbled kale chips, and oil-cured olives. Power Bars

Muhammara

Traditional red pepper spread originating from Syria made with a fascinating blend of red peppers, walnuts, olive oil, pomegranate molasses. Muhammara

Mung Bean Hummus

For creamy hummus, without the extra effort, I use mung beans instead. They work beautifully. Top the hummus with shallot oil, fresh chives Mung Bean Hummus

Spicy Boosted Nut Butter

Walnut Olive Miso Magic Sauce

Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter

Roasted Lemon Chutney

Drinks and Desserts

Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup

Perfect on (or in) everything from yogurt, spritzers, waffles, or oatmeal. Rhubarb Rosewater Syrup

Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice

Lime, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice

Vitamin C Tea Blend

Hibiscus and rose hips are both Vitamin C power houses. This is a much appreciated tea blend for when an immunity boost is needed. Vitamin C Tea Blend

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Once you’ve tasted homemade almond milk it’s quite difficult to return to store-bought. Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

No Bake Energy Bites

No-bake energy bites, my favorite alternative to energy bars. No Bake Energy Bites

Two-ingredient Candied Citrus Lolipops

Plump, juicy, citrus segments coated in thin, crunchy, sugar shells. Two-ingredient Candied Citrus Lolipops

My hope is you’ll find many ideas here to inspire more vegan meals in your home and life. The recipes listed here are vegan, or easily made vegan (with a minor tweak or two). I only list them here if I’ve actually mentioned how to make the recipe vegan in the recipe or in the head notes of the recipe. Here’s a favorite vegan recipe to start!

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