You don’t have to break the bank to have flavorful, healthy, seasonal meals that are 100% plant-based. These recipes from the Food Monster App are the top budget-friendly vegan recipes you can make for your family this Spring!

Don’t forget to check out our budget-friendly vegan recipes archives, where we bring you our picks every month!


1. Rice & Bean Burgers

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Rice and beans may sound weird for a burger but trust us – it works! These Rice & Bean Burgers from Melanie Sorrentino are awesome!

2. Banana Ice Cream

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Banana ice cream is the epitome of simplicity. The only necessary ingredient to make it is frozen bananas (then you can add as many flavor/texture ingredients as your heart desires!), so you don’t have to worry about the giant list of unnecessary additives and preservatives that you find in most conventional ice cream. Check out this Banana Ice Cream from Christina Bedetta!


3. Lemon Sauteed Asparagus

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You’re only 5 minutes away from a bright, lemony and fresh side dish. Asparagus always looks fancy, with its long, green stalks and vibrant color. Lemon Sauteed Asparagus from Melissa Tedesco is so delicately seasoned. The lemon brings out the natural grassy flavor of the asparagus, and gives the dish a a pleasant zing.

4. Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

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Irish soda bread is leavened with baking soda instead of yeast, using buttermilk to activate the baking soda. It is a wonderful and versatile homemade bread that you can enjoy however you like – and you’ll definitely like this Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread from Jessica Bose!


5. Fusilli With Heirloom Tomatoes

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This robust raw Italian sauce perfectly blends heirloom tomatoes, cloves of garlic, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper creating a heavenly pasta that is healthy and light. This Fusilli With Heirloom Tomatoes from Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez uses a mix of heirlooms since each kind brings different colors and flavors, and every time you make this dish, it will be slightly different and always unique.

6. Steel-Cut Apple Porridge

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When it comes to morning porridge, steel-cut oats give a creamier and heartier porridge than rolled oats. Even after cooking, steel-cut oats retain their shape and are chewier, more palatable and nuttier in taste. This Steel-Cut Apple Porridge recipe from Julie Zimmer is perfect for when you’re looking for a filling breakfast.

7. Creamy Potato Salad

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Who doesn’t love potatoes? This Creamy Potato Salad from Olivia Budgen is simply dreamy – there is no other word for it.


8. Chickpea Crackers

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Ever wanted to make your own whole food crackers? Chickpeas aren’t only for hummus and salads, they are also for creating crackers! This vegan cracker is easy to make and so much cheaper than store bought crackers. These Chickpea Crackers from Melanie Sorrentino are dairy free, egg free & gluten free.

9. Sada Roti

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This Sada Roti recipe from Nita Ragoonanan is a version of bread that’s typically eaten in Trinidad. It goes well as a side to curry or Dahl, or you can use it as a pita-like bread to dip in hummus.

10. Chickpea Salad

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The vibrant lemon flavor with the crunch from the celery and bells peppers, coupled with the sweetness of the tomatoes and the flavor intensity of garlic and shallot, make this a healthy and delicious salad. It takes only minutes to prepare. Have this Chickpea Salad from Wendy Irene in the fridge ready for when hunger pangs strike. You’ll find it satisfying and easy to make a great nutritious choice!

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