These vegan recipes are simple and delicious! All of these recipes keep the ingredient count under 10, so you know they’re going to be affordable, easy, and simple! Don’t forget to check out our Quick & Easy Recipe Archives!

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1. Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka

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I used to wonder why cooks took the extra step of adding vodka to a tomato sauce. Was it worth all the fuss? As it turns out, the answer is yes. Taste vodka sauce next to any other tomato sauce and you’ll immediately notice that vodka sauce is more complex and flavorful. This savory sauce is made vegan-friendly by swapping out Parmesan cheese for a couple tablespoons (10 g) of nutritional yeast and traditional heavy cream for coconut milk. Don’t worry, as the coconut milk cooks alongside the acidic tomato paste, the coconut flavor mellows out, leaving just a hint of sweetness. You will love Kate Friedman‘s Penne alla Vodka!

2. Kale Salad with Oil Free Balsamic Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Oil Free Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Maggie Wescott‘s Kale Salad with Oil Free Balsamic Vinaigrette is a hearty and delicious side dish.  The oil-free balsamic vinaigrette is massaged into the kale to make it tender and is the perfect addition to any meal.

3. Rose Iced Latte 

Rose Iced Latte

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Teri Macovei‘s Rose Iced Latte. Refreshing, pleasantly sweet, and infused with rose petals, it’s a must-have drink in any season. The best drinks are homemade ones!

4. Delicata Squash Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Delicata Squash Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

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Move over potatoes, there’s a new fry in town! These delicata squash fries are a tasty twist on one of America’s food darlings. Baking the squash instead of frying makes it much healthier. Salting the squash before roasting it draws out the moisture, allowing the fries to crisp up in the oven. These squash fries are wonderful on their own— especially if you add plenty of pepper (yes, I am a pepper-your-fries person)—but they’re especially good paired with lemon-garlic aioli. This recipe for Delicata Squash Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli is reprinted with permission from 5-Ingredient Vegan Cooking by Kate Friedman, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Kate Friedman

5. Easy Cocoa Date Truffles

Easy Cocoa Date Truffles

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These Easy Cocoa Date Truffles by Maggie Wescott require only four ingredients and are ready in under 30 minutes. These decadent vegan truffles are a perfect after-dinner treat or a snack when you are craving something sweet!

6. Spinach and Garlic White Bean Dip

Spinach and Garlic White Bean Dip

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This Spinach and Garlic White Bean Dip by Katherine Vaught is a must-try! This healthy white bean dip is packed with antioxidants and nutrients thanks to some spinach and fresh garlic.

7. 3-Ingredient Mango Pudding

3-Ingredient Mango Pudding

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This 3-Ingredient Mango Pudding by Namrata Edwards Kshitij is an easy, healthy, and tasty mango pudding! It uses kateera gond as the thickener and is very easy to make! Plus, the mango pudding contains no added sugar. and is suitable for those who are allergic to nuts.

8. Easy Vegetable Pasta Salad

Easy Vegetable Pasta Salad

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This light and refreshing Easy Vegetable Pasta Salad by Maria Koutsogiannis is full of fresh vegetables and flavor with the Jalapeno Tomatillo Dressing.

9. Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars with Oats

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars with Oats

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Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars with Oats by Priya Lakshminarayan are the perfect no-bake, dessert snack that’s both nutritious and delicious.

10. One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato and Chickpea Stew

One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato and Chickpea Stew

Source: One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato and Chickpea Stew

Not only is this One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato and Chickpea Stew by really rich and savory, but it’s also easy. Making it an easy answer to the late-afternoon question: “What’s for dinner?” Sautéing tomato paste gives it an amazing richness.  Reprinted with permission from 5-Ingredient Vegan Cooking by Kate Friedman, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Kate Friedman

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Vegan Quesadillas with nutritional yeast

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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