Lunch food is basically dinner’s leftovers. But, that doesn’t mean that lunch has to be a meager sandwich or some fruit. These vegan lunch recipes are not only filling, but can be easily taken on the go. So, whether you can enjoy lunch at home or at your desk at work, enjoy these recipes! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many more on our Food Monster App!

1. Buffalo Seitan ‘Wings’ 

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You can’t have a party without vegan buffalo wings! These Buffalo Seitan ‘Wings’ by Melanie Sorrentino are perfectly spicy and sure to be the star of the show. Cauliflower wings are fun, but these vegan buffalo wings are made from seitan, which gives them a meaty texture. Frying them gives the wings a beautifully crispy skin that you can drench in as much or as little spicy Buffalo sauce as your heart desires.

2. Crispy Garden Quinoa Burgers

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These Crispy Garden Quinoa Burgers by Lauren Kirchmaier include quinoa-based burgers made with fresh seasonal summer veggies! Oil-free, gluten free, and extra crispy. Perfect for layering on a bun, lettuce, or by itself!

3. Ginger Sweet Potato and Zucchini Soup 

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The warmth of the ginger combined with the sweetness of the sweet potato gives this Ginger Sweet Potato and Zucchini Soup by Angelina Papanikolaou with Curried Sunflower Seeds a deep, complex flavor.

4. Italian Style Lentils

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This recipe for Italian Style Lentils by Kristina Humphreys is simple in prep, yet deep in flavor thanks to the quick prep and long cooking time. The herb-infused lentils are also hearty and full of protein–a satisfying and warm winter meal after an icy day. Along with plenty of sautéed garlic, the lentils absorb flavors from the herbs and spices as they simmer until tender. Italian style lentils are delicious over noodles, rice, or even as a soup served with a side of crusty bread.

5. Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters 

Vegan Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters

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These vegan Spicy Sweetcorn and Onion Fritters by Holly Jade are the perfect lunch! Typically, fritters are a batter deep-fried with bread crumbs, but this recipe gives you all the flavors without the deep-frying! The center of each fritter has an onion ring that is not only delicious, but it also keeps the vegan fritters together while they cook.

6. Green Pea Guacamole 

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The addition of peas makes this Green Pea Guacamole by Deena Mehta worth trying again. It’s a good, sneaky way, to add fiber and protein to a snack.

7. Fresh Rainbow Rolls With Miso Peanut Sauce 

Vegan Fresh Rainbow Rolls With Miso Peanut Sauce

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This Fresh Rainbow Rolls With Miso Peanut Sauce by Heather Larson is a beautiful dish that believe it or not tastes even better than it looks! Dipped in the flavorful peanut sauce, you will not be able to get enough of this refreshing dish!

8. Basic Falafels 

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These Basic Falafels by Caroline Doucet are packed with flavor and made quicker thanks to a shorter chickpea soak time. They’re firm without crumbling and can be pan fried or baked for a lower fat option.

9. Fried “Chicken” and Gravy 

Vegan Fried “Chicken” and Gravy

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Tofu is such a versatile ingredient that when prepare in different ways, also yields very different tastes and textures. This Fried “Chicken” and Gravy by Jessica Uy is no different!

10. Summer Tomato Basil and Avocado Salad 

Vegan Summer Tomato Basil and Avocado Salad

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This Summer Tomato Basil and Avocado Salad by Jesse Lane Lee is simple and so refreshing for a hot summer day!

Looking for more great vegan lunch recipes? Check out these 10 Protein-Packed Meatless Lunch Ideas!

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