May 6, 2021
Get a healthy meal on the table in 30-minutes or less with these Quick, Easy, and Delicious 30-Minute Vegan Dinners perfect for busy weeknights!
Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially if you’re short on time.
One drawback of the whole food plant-based diet is that while it’s arguably the healthiest diet out there, it requires you spend more time in the kitchen preparing meals.
Luckily, I have some strategies you can use to follow this way of eating even on your busiest weeknights.
My favorite tricks include quick and easy meals like these Best Healthy 30-Minute Vegan Dinners that will help you get a meal on the table your whole family will love in just 30 minutes or even less!
While these plant-based recipes take just minutes to prepare, they don’t compromise on nutrition or taste, so you know you’re feeding your family a healthy whole foods diet you can feel good about.
Get more quick meal ideas: 40 Easy 15-Minute Vegan Recipes for When You Have No Time
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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas and Broccoli Pesto make a delicious vegan meal or side dish! Round out your meal with a side salad, or just have two stuffed potatoes.
This delicious Vegan Buddha Bowl loaded with crispy tofu, buckwheat, avocado halves, and mango salsa on a bed of leafy greens with THE MOST incredible dragon dressing!
Find more vegan bowl inspiration: 35 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Power Bowls You Will Crave.
Just because you’re eating plant-based doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite flavors!
These Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are packed full of spicy buffalo sauce, creamy ranch, crunchy romaine, and hearty avocados.
These Vegan Black Bean Burgers are simple to make and packed with smoky flavors. This vegan burger is gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats.
Find your new favorite vegan burger: 40 Best Veggie Burger Recipes Even Meat Eaters Love.
Make a batch of these tasty mason jar salads on Sunday for easy grab-and-go lunches all week long!
One of my favorite ways to enjoy veggies is in a stir fry. This simple Teriyaki Stir Fry may seem basic, but it’s full of good-for-you flavor and ready in minutes!
A fast and easy weeknight meal that is loaded up with lots of healthy broccoli! This delicious soup is vegan, keto, and gluten-free and can be made in just 30 minutes!
There’s something about pasta that is so comforting.
Get your pasta fix with this hearty dish that can be made gluten-free with healthy, protein-packed Chickpea Pasta.
Bang bang sauce is a creamy sweet and spicy chili sauce that is easy to make. Drizzle it over some crispy baked cauliflower for an easy main dish or appetizer.
The vegan “cheese” sauce is made with potatoes, carrots, onion, cashews, coconut milk, and seasonings, making this vegan Mac and Cheese recipe heartier than most and perfect for a quick and satisfying meal.
Trying to avoid pasta? Substitute gluten-free Chickpea Pasta, or make the delicious cauliflower mac and cheese recipe below.
This quick and easy recipe is a perfect way to use up leftover vegetables and grains.
These delicious vegan tacos are loaded with crunchy radishes, black beans, and green onions, and topped with homemade avocado crema.
Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” is a healthy whole food meat alternative perfect for topping sandwiches and salads.
Even meat eaters will love this Vegan Pizza recipe! With creamy cashew sauce, summer veggies, and sun-dried tomatoes, this pizza is flavorful and fun to eat.
Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes (with no eggs, flour or bread crumbs) topped with Tomato Chickpea Relish is a healthy and flavorful plant-based vegan dinner that is delicious, gluten-free, and can be made ahead!
This salad recipe is why I love food prepping on the weekend. I can use leftover ingredients like beans, quinoa, rice, and cut vegetables to assemble a fresh, delicious, and filling salad even when I’m short on time!
Traditional ratatouille takes hours on the stovetop. Get that same healthy, rich flavor with this quick and easy sheet pan cooking method.
Flavor-packed vegan Palak “Paneer” made with tofu, spinach, and Indian spices. A healthy dish that is best served with naan, roti, or a side of rice.
Save even more time preparing this dish by using pre-washed sugar snap peas and pre-shredded carrots.
Want to shred the carrots yourself? You’ll need a julienne peeler.
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies and tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based meal, snack, or side.
This easy one-pot meal is packed with nutrients and flavor with cannellini beans, kale, and crushed tomatoes.
Smoky, spicy, and “meaty,” these vegan tacos are sure to satisfy even the most diehard meat-lovers!
Black Pepper Tofu has all of the fiery, umami-qualities you love about classic takeout. Serve this meatless main over rice for an easy, flavorful weeknight meal.
This Cauliflower Turmeric Fried Rice is a light and quick weeknight dinner. Though the rice is packed with flavor on its own, the cardamom yogurt sauce really kicks things up a notch.
Who needs Manwich? Even kids will love these easy Lentil Sloppy Joe Tacos seasoned with whole food ingredients!
Spicy Jamaican jerk spiced grilled eggplant is ready in 30 minutes, incredibly flavorful, and the perfect plant-based meal!
A flavorful vegan chickpea curry recipe that’s quick and easy to make for a healthy Indian-inspired weeknight dinner ready in 30 minutes!
A simple delicious vegan recipe for Orecchiette with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce topped with a bright and flavorful Carrot Top Gremolata (optional) and toasted bread crumbs.
Amazing Noodle-Free Pad Thai with rainbow vegetables and a spicy-sweet almond butter sauce. Just 30 minutes required and SO versatile!
These Vegan Peruvian Burritos are filled with roasted sweet potato, fresh corn, peppers, quinoa, and whipped black beans, then drizzled with Spicy Peruvian Green Sauce for a flavorful, filling meal.
Incredible, vegan “butter chicken style” tofu ready in less than 30 minutes. This is so easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner!
This Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe is healthy, satisfying, fresh, and delicious and perfect for a quick and easy light meal.
These potato fritters with red lentils are super easy to make and so delicious! They’re best with spicy sriracha mayonnaise.
Need a quick and simple dinner you can make in one pan? You’re in luck because this vegan Peanut Curry with Chickpeas and Sweet Potato is exactly that!
For more amazing chickpea recipes, check out 100 Healthy Vegan Chickpea Recipes You’ll Love.
Amazing Vegan Fresh Sushi Spring Rolls with a delicious Green Avocado Dipping Sauce. Light, vibrant, and ready in just 30 minutes!
Get your daily dose of greens with this SUPER flavorful, 30-minute Kale Salad with a creamy roasted garlic tahini dressing and crispy tandoori roasted chickpeas!
Meal prep like a boss with these Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls fully equipped with caramelized onions and kale!
For more tasty vegan bowl recipes, check out 35 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Power Bowls You Will Crave.
Vegetarian Eggplant BLT is a quick and easy lunch or dinner that can easily be made vegan-friendly with vegan mayo and a flax seed “egg.”
Harissa mayo adds a spicy kick for anyone who likes a little heat!
Amazing, 30-minute Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich with spicy baked chickpeas, a creamy garlic dill sauce, and lots of fresh vegetables for a healthy, quick, and satisfying plant-based meal!
Vegan Lo Mein Noodles are fully loaded with healthy vegetables in the most delicious lo mein sauce for a fast and healthy weeknight dinner ready in about 20 minutes!
These Vegan Tahini Cauliflower Steaks are oven-roasted until golden and crispy in a fabulous tahini sauce! These make for the perfect plant-based main or side dish. Gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and keto, too.
Easy, flavorful, satisfying Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry ready in just 30 minutes. Vegetable-rich, studded with roasted cashews, and grain-free!
These plant-based BBQ Bean Tacos with Pineapple Salsa are a delicious, fast, and easy dinner recipe! They’re on the table in less than 30 minutes.
A rich, robust vegan meal that is low in carbs, keto, and gluten-free!
Switch up your fries by using zucchini instead. Zucchini is a delicious, crispy, flavor-blasted potato alternative that’s low-carb and 100% plant-based.
LOADED Sweet Potato Nachos complete with black beans, sweet corn, avocado, vegan cheese sauce (!!!), and some salsa, in just 30 minutes.
Simple Vegan Fajitas with Portobello mushrooms and poblano and bell peppers, made extra satisfying with healthy spoonfuls of guac.
When it’s cold outside, I love a big bowl for hearty vegetable soup for dinner. A comforting way to warm up on a fall or winter day.
This simple Vegan Philly Cheese Sandwich is made using a sizzling skillet of bell peppers, seitan, and lots of vegan cheese. Stuff mixture into warmed hoagie rolls for an instant hearty, meatless meal!
Easy Baked Feta Pasta gets a vegan and gluten-free makeover with cherry tomatoes in a savory, garlicy sauce for a fast weeknight dinner.
Get a healthy whole food plant-based meal on the table in no time with these Best Ever 30-Minute Plant-Based Dinners your whole family will love!
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Get more quick meal ideas: 40 Easy 15-Minute Vegan Recipes for When You Have No Time
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