Quick Vegan Recipes

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    Vegan Recipes That Take 20 Minutes or Less

    Homemade Quinoa Tofu Bowl
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    Do you just have a few minutes to spend cooking but want to enjoy a vegan meal? The good news is that using tofu instead of meat can reduce cooking time for many dishes. You can add stir fries to your repertoire of fast vegan meals.

    While soaking and cooking dried beans and cooking rice can eat up the clock, you can also use shortcuts such as canned beans and leftover rice for quick dishes. Here are recipes that take 20 minutes or less.

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  • 02 of 10

    Quick Vegan Breakfast Burrito with Tofu

    Salsa-Tofu Breakfast Burrito
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    Vegan Breakfast Burrito with Tofu Recipe

    You can enjoy a breakfast burrito packed with vegetables using tofu as the protein. It takes only 15 minutes from start to finish to make this healthy and tasty dish to start your day right. It's egg-free and dairy-free.

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  • 03 of 10

    Buffalo Tofu Hot Wings

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    Buffalo Tofu Hot Wings Recipe

    It takes only 20 minutes to whip up this vegan snack that will satisfy your cravings on game day. Hot wing sauce typically includes butter and Worcestershire sauce (which may not be vegan). This recipe substitutes vegan margarine and doesn't use Worcestershire sauce. You can serve it with your favorite vegan hot sauce.

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  • 04 of 10

    30-Second Vegan Chili "Cheese" Dip

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    30-Second Vegan Chili "Cheese" Dip Recipe

    Do you want to serve a hearty vegan dip for guests or movie night? If you have two items in your pantry, you can have an almost-instant hot dip that might disappear as fast as it took to make it.

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  • 05 of 10

    Cold Asian Vegan Rice Salad with Veggies

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    Cold Asian Vegan Rice Salad with Veggies

    If you have leftover rice, you are just minutes away from enjoying this cold rice salad packed with vegetables, including snow peas, celery, carrot, bell pepper and green onions. It's a great mix of crunchy textures and tangy flavors.

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  • 06 of 10

    Quick and Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup

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    Quick and Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup Recipe

    Start with canned black beans and salsa from your pantry and you'll have a great soup for your family in less than 15 minutes. A dollop of vegan sour cream or grated vegan cheese will give it a tasty finish.

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  • 07 of 10

    Vegan Indian Palak "Paneer" (Spinach and Tofu)

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    Vegan Indian Palak "Paneer" (Spinach and Tofu) Recipe

    In only 20 minutes, you can enjoy this spicy vegan dish. It uses tofu instead of Indian paneer cheese, and you'll need vegan yogurt for the creamy sauce. You can make it with curry powder, you can experiment with using individual Indian spices instead. Serve it with rice or with Indian bread such as chapati or roti.

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  • 08 of 10

    Vegan Tofu Stir-fry with Vegetables in Peanut Sauce

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    Vegan Tofu Stir-fry with Vegetables in Peanut Sauce Recipe

    Tofu stir fries are very quick recipes, and this one takes only the typical 20 minutes from start to finish. Half of that time is spent in the preparation time cutting the vegetables and tofu. You can even cheat on that by having them pre-cut.

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  • 09 of 10

    Vegan Yellow Thai Curry with Mixed Vegetables

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    Vegan Yellow Thai Curry with Mixed Vegetables Recipe

    This recipe goes together in 20 minutes if you have pre-cooked potatoes and carrots. If not, try the trick of slicing them and cooking them in a steamer in the microwave for 5 minutes. This recipe uses a yellow curry you put together with curry powder, turmeric and chili sauce

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  • 10 of 10

    Italian Style Vegan Rice and Beans

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    Italian Style Vegan Rice and Beans Recipe

    This recipe takes less than 15 minutes if you use instant rice or leftover rice and canned beans.