18 Easy Vegan Recipes

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Vegan Pasta Puttanesca With Capers and Olives

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Eating vegan doesn't have to be complicated. Excluding dairy, eggs, and meat from your diet can be a healthy and eco-friendly choice, but it can also be an overwhelming change in diet. Luckily, cooking homemade vegan meals is easier and more flavorful than you might think. Whether you're new to veganism or you're a seasoned pro, you'll want to keep these quick and super easy plant-based recipes handy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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    Whole Wheat Vegan Pizza

    Whole Wheat Vegan Pizza
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    Pizza isn't just for cheese lovers. Topped with savory sautéed mushrooms, bell pepper, and fresh sliced tomato, you won't miss the cheese on this vegan pie. Use store-bought dough for an extra easy meal.

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    Basic Vegan Cole Slaw

    Basic Vegan Cole Slaw

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    For a creamy vegan coleslaw, simply use vegan mayonnaise in place of regular, eggy mayo. The crunchy side dish is so similar to the classic cookout dish that you can serve it to vegans and non-vegans alike and they'll be none the wiser.

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    Easy Vegan French Toast

    Easy Vegan French Toast

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    For a super delicious, vegan take on French toast, dip bread in a purée of ripe banana, non-dairy milk, and spices instead of the typical egg mixture. It's naturally sweet and delicious.

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    Vegan Chili With Smart Ground Mock Meat Crumbles

    Vegan Chili With Smart Ground Mock Meat Crumbles

     The Spruce / Jolinda Hackett

    This flavorful chili tastes remarkably like a meat-and-bean version, but uses vegan meat crumbles in place of ground beef. Add jalapeño or other hot peppers if you like your chili spicy.

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    Easy Vegan Crispy Fried Tofu

    Easy Vegan Crispy Fried Tofu

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    In a few simple steps, you'll have crispy, pan-fried tofu that's delicious on stir fries or as a main dish or appetizer. Nutritional yeast and garlic powder add flavor without overpowering the tofu.

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    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

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    You don't even have to turn on your oven to make these chocolate and peanut butter oatmeal cookies. They're sweet with a nice chewy texture and will keep for about a week (even longer in the fridge). Kids will love them.

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    Dairy-Free Vegan Bisquick Biscuits

    Dairy-Free Vegan Bisquick Biscuits

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    These flaky, buttery-tasting (without any actual butter!) vegan biscuits only require three ingredients. Serve them for breakfast with jam or preserves or as a side dish at brunch or dinner.

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    Raw Vegan Pad Thai Salad

    Raw Vegan Pad Thai Salad

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    For all of the flavors of pad Thai without the noodles, make this super fresh vegan salad. It's flavorful enough to be a lunchtime main dish or can be served as a crunchy side dish for dinner.

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    Vegan Broccoli Quiche

    Vegan Broccoli Quiche

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    Quiche is typically an egg dish and often contains meat and cheese, but this vegan version is just as satisfying. Thanks to the magic of tofu, you'll still get the texture and flavor you're looking for.

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    Vegan Pasta Puttanesca With Capers and Olives

    Vegan Pasta Puttanesca With Capers and Olives

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    Puttanesca is a tomato-based sauce with briny olives and capers and has so much flavor that there's no need to top it with cheese. Serve over spaghetti or your favorite pasta, including gluten free if preferred.

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    Vegan Potato Salad

    Vegan Potato Salad

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    You'll be making this vegan potato salad for all of your cookouts and summer meals. Add a little mustard or some fresh herbs for extra flavor and serve with grilled veggies or tofu.

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    Vegan Apple Cobbler With Cloves and Allspice

    Vegan Apple Cobbler with Cloves and Allspice

    The Spruce / Emily Hawkes

    Turn apples into a vegan spiced cobbler for an ideal fall or winter dessert. It's quick and easy enough to make on a weeknight, but can also hold its own at a holiday dessert table. Serve with vegan vanilla ice cream.

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    Vegan Stir-Fried Eggplant

    Vegan Stir-Fried Eggplant

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    Eggplant turns into a flavor-packed side dish after a quick trip in the wok. Sweet, savory, salty, and tart—it checks all the boxes. Serve with crispy tofu and rice for an easy meal.

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    Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Soup

    Vegan Cauliflower and Potato Soup

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    Cauliflower and potatoes don't need any help from dairy—when puréed, they're creamy all on their own. Serve this gluten-free vegan soup for lunch with crusty bread or crackers or as a first course for a bigger meal.

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    Easy Vegan Bruschetta

    Easy Vegan Bruschetta

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    A simple summertime appetizer, bruschetta is an easy, but tasty party food. Since there's a short list of ingredients, plump, in-season tomatoes and super fresh basil work best.

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    Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble

    Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble

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    Tofu saves the day again in this quick and easy vegan scramble. A few seasonings and nutritional yeast give the tofu a scrambled egg flavor, while turmeric adds color. Don't forget to press the tofu first since it gives the scramble its signature texture.

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    Two-Ingredient Vegan Soda Cake

    2-Minute Vegan Soda Cake

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    For the ultimate easy dessert, combine two (yes, two!) ingredients to make this vegan cake. All you need is a boxed cake mix and soda of your choice. Top with a vegan frosting if you like or serve with a dusting of powdered sugar.

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    Vegan Broccoli and Tofu in Garlic Sauce

    Vegan Broccoli and Tofu in Garlic Sauce

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    Stir fry tofu and broccoli and top with a simple, but flavorful sauce for a quick weeknight dish. Serve over brown rice for a complete meal that the whole family will love.