31 Easy Recipes to See You Through Your Vegetarian Period (and Beyond)

31 Easy Recipes to See You Through Your Vegetarian Period (and Beyond)

Veganism is almost here, and it’s bigger than ever. Each year, the campaign, which encourages people to give up animal products throughout the month of January, attracts thousands of other participants. In January 2023, more than 700,000 people from 228 countries decided to try it. This was up from more than 629,000 people in 2022, and more than 582,000 in 2021.

If you’re planning to join the vegan hype of 2024, the great news is that plant-based food is more affordable than ever. From fast food chains to upscale restaurants to grocery stores, you can now find plant-based alternatives to almost anything you crave — and it’s getting better by the day. It’s a great time to try the vegan lifestyle, no doubt.

If you’re a whiz in the kitchen, or want to learn more about cooking, we’ve got even more great news: vegan recipes will help you boost your creativity while preparing some of the best dishes you’ve ever eaten. We’re always impressed by the way creative people can work with plants. Below, we’ve included just a few of our favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes. But for more inspiration, you can find our full database here.

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Delicious vegetarian breakfast recipes

VegNews.VEGANPBChocolateChipPancakesShanika Graham White

1 Thin vegan chocolate peanut butter muffins

The peanut butter-filled mixture is combined with homemade plant-based yogurt (simply mix lemon juice with plant-based milk) to make these delicious, fluffy golden pancakes. Garnish with coconut whipped cream, chocolate chips, and maple syrup for a seriously indulgent morning treat.
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Apple pie with oats

2 Vegetarian Slow Cooker Apple Coconut Oat Pie

Enjoy a stress-free morning by combining oats, flax, coconut milk, apples, and spices in the slow cooker the night before. Wake up to a nutrient-dense breakfast ready to eat; All you have to do is put walnuts and berries on top.
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Screenshot 09-28-2023 at 11.23.17 AMSam Turnbull

3 Debbie vegan egg yolk

Missing eggs Debbie? We have great news. You can whisk together water, cornstarch, oil, nutritional yeast, black salt, and turmeric to make a delicious vegan substitute.
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Screenshot 09-28-2023 at 9.21.16 AMShanika Graham White

4 Best avocado toast ever

Elevate this simple avocado toast by adding some roasted chickpeas, tomatoes, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, and a drizzle of spicy maple syrup. Not only are they delicious, but they look Instagram-worthy too.
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VegNews.BagelLoxColorful kitchen

5 Vegetarian lox and cream cheese

Create a vegan twist on a classic New York City bagel with cream cheese and cream cheese. Roasted carrots in a salt crust replace salmon, while blended cashews make the perfect base for a delicious dairy-free cream cheese. But if you’re in a hurry, opt for store-bought vegan cream cheese to save time.
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VegNews. ThreeIngredientPancakesKatie Biscoe

6 Three-ingredient vegan banana muffins

Delicious pancakes don’t have to be complicated. Mix bananas, oats and soy milk, then fry the spoons until golden. Garnish with chocolate chips or berries for a delicious, quick and easy breakfast.
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VegNews.TofuBennywithHollandiseToyota Laura

7 Vegetarian Tofu Benedict with Hollandaise

Want to enjoy a great restaurant-quality brunch at home? Make an almond-based Hollandaise sauce, sauté some tofu, and sauté the spinach, before assembling it on toasted English muffins with tomatoes and avocado. in good health.
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VegNews.AppleGingerMuesliAshley McLaughlin

8 Creamy overnight 2-step vegan muesli with apples and ginger

Soak oats, ginger, cinnamon, hemp seeds, almonds, dates and apples in vegan yogurt overnight for a delicious and highly nutritious breakfast. It’s the perfect combination of creamy, sweet and spicy.
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Vegetarian recipes perfect for lunch


9 Creamy Vegetarian Pumpkin Soup

This nutritious, comforting soup is extra creamy, thanks to the combination of squash and potatoes. It’s perfect with crusty bread, or if you want to take the comfort level up a notch, you can use a vegan grilled cheese.
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VegNews.KalePestoDanielle Keith

10 Oil-free vegan pesto pasta in 2 steps

This quick, veggie-packed dinner is not only easy to make, it’s delicious, too. Combine cabbage, basil, nutritional yeast, almonds, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Add cooked pasta for a very satisfying, low-effort lunch.
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VegNews.ChimichurriSweetPotatoBowls.FeatureAshley McLaughlin

11 Roasted Sweet Potato Chimichurri Bowl

This nutritious herb bowl features cumin-spiced sweet potatoes, cilantro-lime rice, and delicious black beans. Drizzle with homemade hemp chimichurri sauce for a lively midweek brunch.
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VegNews.BlackBeanStuffedSweetPotatoesHana Al-Sedirani

12 Sweet potatoes stuffed with black beans with coconut sour cream

Roast sweet potatoes and add a mixture of black beans, tomatoes and corn, before topping them with guacamole and vegan sour cream. It is a delicious, delicious and nutritious lunchtime option.
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VegNews.FirecrackerTofuBroccoliniBree Beaudoin

13 Vegetarian tofu with broccolini and spicy garlic oil

This easy recipe is packed with flavor and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Bake tofu topped with tamari and broccolini and toss them with a delicious blend of fiery chili oil and garlic. Stir to crispy perfection, and serve with aromatic jasmine rice and a squeeze of lemon.
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VegNews.VeganEggSaladHannah Senderani

14 Easy vegetarian tofu egg salad

Delicious lunches don’t have to be complicated, and this simple vegetarian egg salad is proof of that. Don’t ignore kala namak, which gives tofu its distinctive eggy flavour, as it is the main ingredient.
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VegNews.FriedRiceBowlsAllison Bickle

15 Vegetarian Fried Rice Bowl with Baked Tofu

Get rid of the takeaway menu. This flavor-packed vegetarian fried rice bowl with baked tofu is absolutely delicious. Plus, they’re packed with nutrition and easy to make, too.
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VegNews.ChickpeaSandwichAndrea Soranidis

16 Vegetarian Tuna and Chickpea Salad Sandwiches in 2 Steps

Tuna salad lovers, listen up. You don’t have to miss your favourites. This quick, high-protein recipe gives you a very similar taste and texture, just without the animal products.
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Best vegan dinner recipe ideas

VegNews.MushroomFettuciniAlfredoToyota Laura

17 Creamy Vegan Mushroom Fettuccine with Cashew Alfredo

You don’t have to eat dairy to enjoy the creamiest fettuccine Alfredo. This delicious mushroom sauce is packed with flavour, while homemade cashew parm is the perfect substitute for cheese.
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VegNews.BeefyTempehIssa Chandra Moskowitz

18 Beefy veggie tempeh and broccoli

This simple dish is an easy and delicious midweek dinner option. Burnt tempeh, cauliflower, and aromatic ginger combine in a quick and delicious sauce. When ready, serve over brown rice and garnish with sesame seeds, green onions and dried pepper slices.
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VegNews.AvocadoTacosChelsea Kawai

19 Veggie avocado taco

Forget fish. Baked avocado slices, creamy mayo sauce, and shredded cabbage fill corn tortillas for a fun and delicious taco night.
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VegNews.BeefyVeganBeetBurger.TheNewNourishingNew feeder

20 Beefy Vegetarian Beet Burger

Featuring black beans and beets, this veggie burger is meaty, flavorful and satisfying. It’s cooked with aromatic spices, and pairs perfectly with thick slices of tomato and creamy avocado.
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VegNews.FishandChipsZachary Byrd

21 Vegetarian banana blossom fish fillet battered with beer

Indulge in classic British cuisine the vegetarian way. These banana blossom slices have the perfect fishy texture and are packed with flavor thanks to the seaweed, white wine and ginger dressing.
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VegNews.GingerPortabelloStirfrySarah Stevens

22 Crunchy vegan ginger fried portabello

This vegetarian ginger beef is a quick and delicious dinnertime treat. Crispy portabello mushrooms tossed in a spicy ginger sauce, complemented by red peppers, edamame, and scallions. Serve over rice for an easy meal reminiscent of your favorite meal.
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VegNews. lobstermacandcheeseAlex Sheetsman

23Vegan Cashew Mac and Cheese with Lobster Mushrooms

Featuring mushrooms and a delicious Roasted Garlic Cashew Cheese Sauce, this elevated vegetarian macaroni and cheese recipe is perfect for a romantic dinner. Make sure to serve it with plenty of champagne.
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VegNews.AlmondButterStewJackie Suppon

24 Hearty vegan almond butter, sweet potato, and cabbage soup

This delicious, nutritious blend of tofu, sweet potatoes, and fresh ginger is delicious when served over fluffy rice. Freeze a batch of stress-free weekday meals during these colder months.
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VegNews. chiliconchiliCharity Morgan

25Vegetarian lentil chili meat with chili pepper

This easy vegan chili—featuring a homemade spice blend with cacao, coconut sugar, and cayenne pepper—is a flavor-packed delight. It’s delicious, nutritious and incredibly convenient.
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Delicious vegan dessert recipes

VegNews.ChocolateChipBrownies.VeganRichaBotanical Heritage Press

26Vegan double chocolate chip brownies

This delicious dessert is a triple threat to chocolate thanks to dark and semi-sweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder. Trust us: you’ll keep coming back for more.
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VegNews.TiramisuKirsten Kaminsky

27 Silky vegan tiramisu

This decadent vegan tiramisu features layers of coffee-infused vanilla sponge cake, cashew mascarpone, and cocoa powder. It’s rich, easy to create, and perfect for holiday celebrations (or any time of year, really).
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VegNews.AppleCrispDrena Burton

28 Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Chips with Oats and Coconut

This delicious golden dessert is healthy and oil-free. It goes perfectly with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream.
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29 Caramel Banoffee Pie is vegan and gluten-free

This delicious no-bake vegan banoffee pie layers a buckwheat-oat crust, creamy banana-cashew filling, date caramel, coconut cream, and chocolate shards for a delightful, fuss-free dessert.
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30 Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

This pumpkin pecan cheesecake is the epitome of fall indulgence, but you can also enjoy it when the mood strikes. Silky tofu, pumpkin, and warm spices in a graham cracker crust make this a vegan dessert masterpiece.
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VegNews. MatchaIceCreamBreelyn Ferguson

31 Creamy coconut cashew matcha ice cream

Ice cream is a universally loved dessert, and it’s easy to make without dairy. This delicious recipe requires just seven ingredients, including cashews, almond milk, and matcha powder, and comes together in two easy steps.
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