Save time in the kitchen with these easy and quick vegan dishes so you can spend more time with the fam. All of these quick vegan dishes take 30 minutes or less to prepare!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Quick Meals Archives and our Quick & Easy Recipe Archives for more ideas!

1. Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry

Vegan Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry

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This Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry by Caroline Doucet is very simple to make, which makes it perfect for busy weeks. All you need to do is cut up some vegetables, prepare a simple sauce and sauté everything together. It will all be ready in less than 35 minutes. Plus, you can substitute the vegetables suggested for any vegetables you have on hand. It’s a great way to give life to older vegetables at the end of the week. You can also make this recipe on a Sunday and enjoy the leftovers throughout the week!

2. Watermelon Feta Salad with Cucumber

Vegan Watermelon Feta Salad with Cucumber

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Watermelon feta salad with cucumber, mint, pine nuts, onions, and lime dressing is a wonderful recipe for hot days. The homemade vegan feta takes everything to the next level. This Watermelon Feta Salad with Cucumber by Heidrun Kubart is a very simple and so delicious recipe.

3. Mousse au Chocolat

Vegan Mousse au Chocolat

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This Mousse au Chocolat by Hannah Sunderani is thick, rich, and velvety. The recipe uses silken tofu, which is a stellar ingredient in desserts as it gives a creamy and luscious texture. Its mild flavor also allows for other ingredients to shine—in this recipe, chocolate! This is one of my husband, Mitch’s, all-time favorite desserts and one that convinced him, in those early transition days, that we could still enjoy our favorite recipes on a plant-based diet.

4. Bionicos (Mexican fruit salad bowls)

Vegan Bionicos (Mexican fruit salad bowls)

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Try these Bionicos (Mexican fruit salad bowls) by Mitch and Justine Chapman for a quick, easy, and refreshing way to start your day. In this plant-based version, lightly sweetened cashew crema is combined with layers of tropical fruit.

5. Health Promoting Smoothie

Vegan Health Promoting Smoothie

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A healthy and delicious smoothie is what you get when you blend fresh pineapple with carrots, banana, ginger, and Curcuma roots. Try out this Health Promoting Smoothie by Julie Zimmer!

6. Hydrating Super Green Smoothie

Vegan Hydrating Super Green Smoothie

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A delicious, fresh, and hydrating smoothie with a kick. Filled with nutritious ingredients, such as apples, mangoes, kale, lemon juice, ginger, cucumbers, and hemp hearts. This Hydrating Super Green Smoothie by Caroline Doucet is a great drink when fighting a cold or when spending your days outside in the heat.

7. Raspados Mexicanos

Vegan Raspados Mexicanos

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Raspados Mexicanos are the answer to sweeten up your day and cool you down. This version of Raspados Mexicanos by Mitch and Justine Chapman is shaved ice and features fluffy ice topped with fresh, juicy mangoes and other tasty garnishes like chamoy and tamarind.

8. Vietnamese-Style Noodle Salad

Vegan Vietnamese-Style Noodle Salad

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This Vietnamese-Style Noodle Salad by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby is proof that healthy food can be outrageously delicious. The flavors are punchy, zingy, and zesty and the textures are brilliantly crunchy and crispy. It’s a party in your mouth. It helps to have a ribbon peeler to prepare the veg for this, but you can pick one up very cheaply, If you can’t get hold of one, a sharp knife and little patience will do the same job.

Excerpted from BOSH! on a Budget by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby. Reprinted with permission of HarperCollins, 2022.

9. Strawberry Peach Lemonade

Vegan Strawberry Peach Lemonade

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This Strawberry Peach Lemonade by Katherine Vaught is an easy blender lemonade that is both fruity and refreshing and takes just minutes to make!

10. Sweet Potato Salsa Salad

Vegan Sweet Potato Salsa Salad

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If you’re looking for a tasty, healthy salad that’s hearty enough to be eaten as a main, look no further. This Sweet Potato Salsa Salad by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby is deliciously, healthily sweet, and fresh tasting. If you want to get ahead, roast the sweet potatoes and make the salsa ahead of time, then assemble everything when you’re ready to serve. If you’re off to a barbecue, take this. If you’re prepping for a party, make this. If you are a living, breathing human with taste buds, this is for you!

Excerpted from BOSH! on a Budget by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby. Reprinted with permission of HarperCollins, 2022.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects

For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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