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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. Eggnog Martini

Eggnog Martini

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Just because you follow a plant-based diet, don’t miss out on a delicious Eggnog Martini by The Mixer this winter! This Martini fills you with all the festive cheer you need!

2. Salata Baladia (Tomato & Onion Tahini Salad)

Vegan Salata Baladia (Tomato & Onion Tahini Salad)

Source: Salata Baladia (Tomato & Onion Tahini Salad)

A satisfying, creamy salad that is often made in our village in Palestine for its simplicity and deliciousness. This Salata Baladia (Tomato & Onion Tahini Salad) by Heifa Odeh pairs beautifully with proteins or on its own with some rice.

Credit: Reprinted with permission from Dine in Palestine by Heifa Odeh. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photo credit: Doaa Elkady.

3. Holiday Cranberry Relish

Vegan Cranberry Relish

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This Holiday Cranberry Relish by Carol Clayton is sweet, tart, and brightly flavorful. Made with fresh cranberries, honey crisp apples, and navel oranges, it has all the flavors of the holiday season. Enjoy this colorful relish with any dish you would pair with cranberry sauce.

4. Peanut Butter Cookies

Vegan PB Cookies

Source: Peanut Butter Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies by Home Chefs of WoodSpoon Esther Saad take under ten ingredients and are delicious!

5. Buffalo Mac and Cheese

Vegan Buffalo Mac and Cheese

Source: Buffalo Mac and Cheese

Enjoy this Buffalo Mac and Cheese by Home Chefs of WoodSpoon Chef Charles Davis that’s full of flavor and has a kick of spice!

6. Qalayet Bandura (Tomato Garlic Skillet)

Vegan Qalayet Bandura (Tomato Garlic Skillet)

Source: Qalayet Bandura (Tomato Garlic Skillet)

This Qalayet Bandura (Tomato Garlic Skillet) by Heifa Odeh is a simple Palestinian brunch staple and is a favorite in our household. It is especially loved by my father, who not only enjoys making it for the family but also eating it. He would make it often in the warmer months, as we grew our own tomatoes and green chiles. You can expect an explosion of melt-in-your-mouth tomato and garlic flavor with a kick of heat! This skillet is often enjoyed with fresh pita bread for the perfect bite.

Credit: Reprinted with permission from Dine in Palestine by Heifa Odeh. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photo credit: Doaa Elkady.

7. Air-Fried Pickles with Dairy-Free Ranch

Vegan Air-Fried Pickles with Dairy-Free Ranch

Source: Air-Fried Pickles with Dairy-Free Ranch

These Air-Fried Pickles with Dairy-Free Ranch by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are dipped in whole wheat flour/ground flaxseed breading and air-fried to golden perfection. Then for optimal enjoyment, we recommend dipping them in our bomb dairy-free ranch dip.

8. Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Vegan Brussel Sprouts

Source: Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts by Dawn Kriss are super easy to make and remarkably delicious. If you’re looking for an easy green addition to a meal, definitely give these a shot. All you need to do is slice off their stalky ends, cut them in half, coat them in a little bit of flavor, and throw them on a tray into the oven.

9. 10-Minute Protein-Rich Pumpkin Hummus

Vegan Hummus

Source: 10-Minute Protein-Rich Pumpkin Hummus

This 10-Minute Protein-Rich Pumpkin Hummus by Serena Poon is excellent to whip up when you’re looking for a creative way to use up extra pumpkin!

10. Fermented Squash Relish

Vegan Fermented Squash Relish

Source: Fermented Squash Relish

This Fermented Squash Relish by Angi Schneider is a savory relish that is reminiscent of sour pickle relish without the vinegar flavor. You can make this ferment spicy or mild, depending on what peppers you choose to use. The cloves are the secret ingredient in this fermented summer squash relish; they add a rich spiced flavor that mellows the ferment.

Reprinted with permission from The Ultimate Guide to Preserving Vegetables by Angi Schneider, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Dennis Burnett

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