Making plant-based dishes can be very rewarding, especially when you realize for the first time that it’s actually possible to “veganize” popular dishes. You can make yummy, plant-based meals and snacks that nourish the body and make you feel great! Certainly, there are recipes that contain more than a dozen ingredients packed with delicious flavor from several herbs, spices, and vegetables. They are tasty, but not everyone wants to or has the time for all of that cooking. What are they to do? Aside from throwing a bunch of raw items in a bowl, it’s totally possible to make simple, easy meals and snacks that are cruelty-free. Check out these 10 vegan dishes with 5 or less ingredients:
1. Raw Vegan Banana Hemp Seed Sushi Slices
This is a fantastic snack idea for busy people looking to get some quick nutrition in a pinch. Peel a banana, smother it with nut butter, then roll it in hemp seeds. Healthy fat and protein, coming up! And you didn’t even have to dice, pour, boil, or set anything on fire.
2. Raw Apple Sandwiches
These raw apple sandwiches go far beyond dipping apple slices in peanut butter. You’ll use apples and almond butter, than make a delectable caramel out of dates, liquid coconut oil, and vanilla.
3. Vegan ‘Cheesy’ Pasta Sauce
For a simple, cheesy pasta sauce without dairy, purchase tahini, nutritional yeast, garlic, tamari, and miso. You’ll also need to add a bit of water, but for this list, we’re not counting it as much of an “ingredient.”
4. Protein Bars
Have you ever looked on the back of your nutrition or protein bar? Depending on the brand, there are probably a dozen or more ingredients packed into that square. Simplify what you’re eating and try making your own protein bars. With this guide, you can even make a plain version with only 5 ingredients, then add any extras as you desire.
5. Vegan Hot Corn Dip
Use nutritional yeast in this cheesy, vegan hot corn dip. Those golden flakes will deliver vitamin B12 and a creamy consistency. Aside from that, you just need organic corn, jalapenos, vegan mozzarella cheese shreds, and vegan mayonnaise.
6. Lotus Chips
The only ingredients you need to make crispy, crunchy lotus chips are lotus root, vinegar, vegetable oil, and salt to taste. You can then bake them in the oven and serve with a tasty dip of your choice.
7. Cheezy Roasted Tomatoes
These cheezy tomatoes are simple to prepare. Cut tomatoes in half, then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
8. Raw Vegan Creamy Cheese
Nuts are the perfect ingredient to make dairy-free cheese. For ingredients, all you need are nuts, water, and herbs and spices, but you’ll need to make sure you have a cheesecloth and a blender on hand.
9. Black Berry Ice Cream
Ignore the ice cream man and opt for this healthier frozen treat instead. Simplicity is goodness!
10. Vegan Mocha Pops
Calling all coffee and chocolate lovers! These amazing popsicles are made from strong brewed coffee, chocolate sauce or cocoa powder, coconut milk, agave syrup, and raw chocolate nibs.
Lead image source: Cheezy Roasted Tomatoes
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