Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

Written by : Posted on March 24, 2014 : 5 Comments


I know many people who participate in Meatless Monday to save money, to help their health, or because they have concerns about the environment and the way animals are raised. Meat is usually the most expensive ingredient in a meal, especially when eating local, pastured meat like we do. Even though I support many local farms, our family eats meatless meals at least a few times a week to keep our meals more budget-friendly. Even though we typically make vegetarian dishes on these nights, animal products such as cheese and milk get expensive too, when buying products that are organic and from grass-fed and pasture-raised cows. At least once per week we challenge ourselves to eat a completely vegan dinner without any meat or animal products such as cheese. I am often at a loss for what to make, so I wrote up this roundup of quick, easy vegan dinner recipes from my favorite healthy food bloggers. I hope you enjoy!


Chickpea & Spinach Curry – This dish is packed with protein and loaded with flavor.

Easy Lentils & Rice – Lentils are a staple in my household. Easy and inexpensive!

Veggie Lettuce Wraps with Couscous – Lots of vegetables wrapped in buttery Bibb lettuce. Yum!

Tacos de Papas – Potato Tacos. Tacos are one of the easiest weeknight meals and adding potatoes to your soft taco is a fantastic idea.


Couscous and Apple Salad – This salad is full of fall colors. Beautiful and delicious.

Summer Vegetable Pasta – A refreshing pasta dish with Bell peppers, broccoli, and green beans.

Roasted Root Vegetable Fajitas – This dish is great in the winter when root vegetables are abundant.

Walnut Meatballs – An interesting take on the typical “meatball.” Also gluten-free!


Roasted Tomato Basil Soup – Full of lycopene from Roma tomatoes.

Sprouted Lentils Sloppy Joes – No meat in this sloppy joe! So much nutritious with sprouted lentils.

Creamy Squash and Apple Soup – Two of my favorite foods combined into one delicious soup. This is a great use of one of our favorite tools, the immersion blender.

Coconut Rice & Veggie Stir Fry – Stir fry is a quick meal. You can substitute whichever vegetables that you have on hand.


Kale Cauliflower Soup – A nutritional powerhouse soup. A great soup to get more greens into your kids’ diets.

Vegetarian Chili – I love how these are served in acorn squash bowls. Genius!

Gluten free Nut Roast – Interesting dish that tastes a lot like stuffing.

Tres Picante Chile Frijol – Chili with three different varieties of beans.

Sprouted Adzuki Miso Soup – I love miso soup and think the adzuki beans make a delicious addition.

Pumpkin Sage Soup – A perfect soup for fall or anytime. We grow sage in our herb garden and I want to try this soup using it.


Curried Cauliflower with Sweet Potato & Black Beans – Cauliflower is the new kale. It is a great addition to almost any dish.

Minestrone Soup – Minestrone is another one of my favorite soups. It is easy to make and full of vegetables.

Tomato Zucchini Bean Pasta – Another one-dish pasta dinner. A great way to use zucchini when your garden in overflowing this summer.

Double Bean Veggie Salad – This salad is so colorful! It would be a very refreshing dinner on a summer evening.

Smoky Red Lentil Stew – A simple stew of red lentils and vegetables.

Cleansing Salad – Full of tatsoi and mizuna greens. All ingredients have a cleansing effect on the liver.

Paleo Macaroni and Cheese – A vegan macaroni and cheese option.


Detox Salad – This salad is detoxifying and full of my kids’ favorites, broccoli and cauliflower.

Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad – Everyone knows that I love quinoa and this dish is a great one.

Vegan Stuffed Peppers – Stuffed peppers are an easy and fun meal.

Garlicky Kale with Red Beans – All of the nutrition of kale and red beans make this an iron-rich and super healthy dinner.

Portobello Mushroom and Avocado Winter Rolls – Wow! These spring-like rolls looks so amazing especially served with Thai peanut sauce. Also gluten free.

Veggie Pizza – Vegan pizza loaded with peppers, onions, and zucchini.

Cuban Black Beans – Full of flavor with a Caribbean flair. Made in a slow cooker.

Creamy Curried Broccoli Soup – Amazing soup full of the flavors of India.

Turkish Red Lentil Soup – Red lentils, paprika, and cayenne. You can make it as spicy as you would like!


This list has more than 6 months worth of meatless Monday meals. I hope you found some new and tasty easy vegan dinner recipe ideas that are easy on your wallet and better for the environment.

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  1. I love me some plant-empowered, simple, real food recipes – this round up is super awesome. Thanks so much for featured my Root Veggie Fajitas, Portabello + Avocado Winter Rolls and Garlicky Kale with Red Beans and Rice. You’re the best!


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