12 Easy Yet Richly Delicious Vegan Recipes For New Vegans And Those Who Value Their Time

If you enjoy these recipes, you will also love the Succulently Nutrient Full Vegan Recipe Book, all proceedings of which go towards saving millions of animals.

As a new vegan, you may easily find yourself pressed for time. Learning where to get your groceries at the best price, planning your meals, learning how to cook etc. etc. And once you get involved with activism, you start valuing your precious time even more!

But who ever wants to compromise on taste? Luckily, you don’t need to!

These delightful vegan dinner recipes are beyond delicious and come together in a snap. From crispy cauliflower tacos to hearty lentil bolognese, these veggie-focused dishes will leave you satisfied but won’t weigh you down.

1. Lentil-Mushroom Meatballs

These hearty meatless meatballs are packed with good-for-you ingredients, including brown lentils, wheat berries, nutritional yeast and lots of veggies.

Get the recipe for Lentil-Mushroom Meatballs

2. Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

Perked up with a bit of balsamic vinegar, the tomato sauce benefits from a slow simmer, resulting in a dish that’s every bit as rich, hearty and flavourful as traditional bolognese.

Get the recipe for Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

3. Crispy Tofu with Sweet and Sour Sauce

For your next Meatless Monday endeavour, keep things simple with this recipe for lightly crisped tofu covered in a sweet and sour sauce, served over a bed of rice.

Get the recipe for Crispy Tofu with Sweet and Sour Sauce

4. Super Easy Ramen Bowl

Trendy ramen gets a vegan makeover with tofu, which is high in protein and calcium. Boosted with nutrient-dense seaweed and broccoli, this is healthy comfort food at its best.

Get the recipe for Super Easy Ramen Bowl

5. Spicy Garlic Soy Tofu

With 10 grams of protein per half-cup, tofu is a soy-based, low-fat meat alternative and blank canvas that will absorb any flavour you throw at it. Enjoying tofu is a meat and dairy-free way to amp up your iron and calcium intake too.

Get the recipe for Spicy Garlic Soy Tofu.

6. BBQ Tempeh Banh Mi with Pickled Carrots and Cabbage

This simple sandwich is a great meatless Monday option and you’ll be craving the leftovers all week.

Get the recipe for BBQ Tempeh Banh Mi with Pickled Carrots and Cabbage

7. Vegan Grilled Cheese & Beef Sandwich

If you ever enjoyed grilled cheese stuffed with some type of meat, this flavourful vegan version is sure to satisfy.

Get the recipe for Vegan Grilled Cheese & Beef Sandwich

8.  Oh My Goodness Chickpea Burger and Cabbage Slaw

You can’t go wrong with a Mediterranean chickpea burger. A sweet and savoury burger patty paired with a fresh, bright cabbage slaw is the perfect vegan dinner combination. The red cabbage is a serious immune booster, which is absolutely necessary for this time of year.

Get the recipe for Oh My Goodness Chickpea Burger and Cabbage Slaw.

9. Easy Lentil Vegetable Curry

Whether you’re looking for a tasty vegan dinner or a recipe that’ll help you clean out your fridge, this ‘no-rules’ recipe is guaranteed to satisfy.

Get the recipe for Easy Lentil Vegetable Curry

10. Barbecue Tempeh, Greens and Cauliflower “Couscous”

Meaty tempeh is simply fermented tofu. Because of the fermenting process it takes on a heavy, cake-like texture, similar to a veggie burger. Die-hard vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will swoon for this flavourful dish.

Get the recipe for Barbecue Tempeh, Greens and Cauliflower “Couscous”

11. Cauliflower Tacos with Mango Slaw and Avocado Crema

Not only are avocados a source of healthy fat and fibre, they pack in potassium and magnesium, two hardworking electrolytes. Enjoy them in a salsa or sauce this summer, like this vegan taco topper.

Get the recipe for Cauliflower Tacos with Mango Slaw and Avocado Crema

12. Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup

If you’re vegan or vegetarian and still want the warmth and comfort of those go-to fall foods, this twist on the classic chicken noodle soup is for you. Meatless chicken strips add protein and a similar “meaty” texture as regular shredded chicken, with the rest of the ingredients staying true to the classic dish.

Get the recipe for Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup.

If you enjoy these recipes, you will also love the Succulently Nutrient Full Vegan Recipe Book, all proceedings of which go towards saving millions of animals.

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