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21 Simple Plant Based Recipes You Have To Try At Home

Changing to a vegetarian diet or want to try out new plant-based recipes? It can become difficult to find dishes that satisfy your taste buds when using ingredients that you aren’t used to. 

This can often be the downfall of many people when trying to make a change. 

21 Simple Plant Based Recipes You Have To Try At Home

Whether you have been vegetarian for some time or are wanting to create new habits, we have the perfect recipes for you.

Check out our 21 simple plant-based recipes that you will fall in love with. And they only require a few ingredients.

1. Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps

If you are someone who likes a little bit of a kick with their meals then these Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps are perfect. 

Smother your cauliflower florets in a hot sauce of your choice, place in the oven or air fryer until crispy, and assemble your wraps. Add your favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomato, cucumber to make your wraps different every time.

Don’t forget to add a dash or your favorite sauce. We highly recommend a drizzle of ranch or blue cheese dressing. 

These Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps are perfect for those who need a quick, delicious lunch on the go. Whether you work in the office or are out and about, these wraps can be enjoyed hot or cold. .

2. Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

For the days when you are in need of something filling, quick, and sweet. These Carrot Cake Overnight Oats are utterly delicious. 

Place all of your ingredients in a small container, mix, and store in the fridge overnight. In the morning you can quickly grab a pot knowing that you are getting all of the nutrients you need to get you through your day. 

Serve with a topping on nuts or raisins for a delicious crunch. You can also serve them with a dollop of peanut butter for even more flavor. 

These overnight oats are great for serving large crowds at a brunch or to keep in the fridge throughout the week.

3. Beans and Potato Burrito Bowl

This Bean and Potato Burrito Bowl is one of the simplest meals you can create. Throw all of your favorite veggie ingredients into a bowl, drizzle over your favorite sauces and enjoy. 

When you’re in a rush and in need of something full of flavor and protein, burrito bowls are excellent. 

Pre-roast your potatoes (sweet or regular) and store in the fridge. Then you have an amazing source of carbs that really add to the satisfaction of this meal. 

Be creative and add whatever veggies you wish. Quinoa is a great source of protein to add to your burrito bowls before a nice drizzle of chipotle mayonnaise. 

4. Chickpea Noodle Soup

During the colder months, finding delicious plant-based meals can be rather difficult. This Chickpea Noodle Soup is perfect to keep you warm and provide you with all those necessary nutrients. 

Taking only 30 minutes to make you can easily make enough portions to last you throughout the week. 

Packed full of veggies this soup is great for keeping you on the move with the added texture of the chickpeas. 

Serve a slice of crusty  bread and you have a delicious, comforting meal for lunch or dinner!

5. Malai Kofta

Malai Kofta is a flavorsome Indian dish that can be easily found at any Indian restaurant. But why not try to make them at home?

With a blend of cheese, potatoes, onions, and a blend of spices you can have these delicious fried balls. Serve with the delicious Malai gravy that is made from tomato paste, onion paste, cashew nuts, and fresh cream. 

You can serve your family a comforting dish made from plant-based ingredients. Serve traditionally with roomali, naan or basmati rice for a rich, filling meal that everyone can enjoy. 

6. Pineapple Vegetable Fried Rice 

Who doesn’t love traditional fried rice from the Chinese take out? Well save some money by making it home and add something special for a little surprise. 

These Thai inspired recipes offer the best of both savory and sweet. With the filling rice in a a gorgeous blend of spices and the punch of the pineapple, it is utterly delicious.

Serve as a side dish or as the main attraction by placing the rice in a hollowed pineapple boat. 

Surprise the family this weekend with your rather unusual flavor combinations that they are sure to fall in love with. 

When storing in the refrigerator it is important that the dish is stored no longer than 2 days after preparation.

7. Rice Paper Rolls with Mango and Mint  

Rice Paper Rolls are a traditional Asian dish that has quickly become popular throughout the United States. 

Simple, quick, and easy to make this dish makes for the perfect lunch, snack or dinner.

They are super light yet you can pack them full of your favorite veggies and allow them to really fill you up. 

The combination of mango and mint keeps your meal fresh and packed full of flavor.

Think of them like a smaller, lighter version of a burrito. It takes less than 10 minutes to assemble.

Just don’t forget to serve them with the delicious peanut butter dipping sauce!

8. Spiced Sweet Potato Tacos

Refried black beans, fresh avocado, lime crema, and any additional toppings of your choice are used to make these tangy roasted sweet potato tacos. They’re simple to create, naturally gluten-free and vegan.

This recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner. Assemble your tacos and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

You can easily create a large of the Spiced Sweet Potato Tacos and share with friends or family for a tangy, tasty weeknight meal. 

9. Grilled Paneer Tikka 

This recipe may take longer than the others but it is worth every second. This simple recipe makes for the perfect weekend dish to share with friends.

Season your paneer with smoked paprika for an added kick and serve with rice or roti. You can even serve the Grilled Paneer Tikka as an appetizer to give your guests a small insight into what’s to come. 

It is important to let your paneer marinate before cooking to let all of the flavors really absorb before cooking. 

Provide a light mint sauce when serving and you will really impress your guests and yourself. 

10. Vegan Pumpkin Curry 

Currently transitioning to a vegan diet and feel like you are giving up everything delicious? This Vegan Pumpkin Curry recipe will change your mind in no time. 

The pumpkin infused curry is filled with flavor. Not to mention the amazing health benefits as it is packed full of hidden veggies. 

We love this recipe with a serving of rice and a small naan bread. 

Your kitchen will smell divine for days after making this delicious recipe. 

Freeze or store any leftover pumpkin curry for a night when you really need to satisfy your tastebuds. 

11. Buddha Bowl

When you need all of your nutrients in one bowl, Buddha Bowls are the perfect option. Packed full of veggies, proteins and a gorgeous turmeric tahini sauce, you may want to make them everyday.

The foundation of any Buddha Bowl is a sauce, veggies, grens, legume, a grain, and a pickled vegetable. 

Most of which you may already have in your fridge and pantry. 

This meal is perfect for when you need something extra filling to keep you going throughout the day.

12. Veggie Burgers

Making a veggie burger doesn’t have to be difficult. This Veggie Burger recipe is sure to give you a delicious result every time. 

Enjoy your time in the sun this summer while you grill your veggie burgers. Spending less time in the kitchen at the family BBQ as you can even prepare your patties 2 days in advance!

Serve on a soft bun with your favorite toppings and sauce for a perfect summer dinner. 

Don’t forget the french fries!

13. Tex-Mex Pita Pizzas

Sometimes when you live alone or have different cravings, a full pizza is simply too much. So, these Tex-Mex Pita Pizzas are simply genius. 

Single portion pizzas that are just as delicious and simple to make. 

All you need is a vegan pita base, veggie sauce, and your favorite toppings. Pop them in the oven until crispy and golden brown for a tasty, simple lunch. 

You can even go as far as to make your own pitas and pizza sauce to make it all the more delicious and special. 

14. Vegan Red Bean Chilli

When serving a large crowd or meal prepping for the week, chili is an absolute must. You can easily make enough portions for the week without having to break the bank. 

And this Vegan Red Bean Chili is a necessity. 

Filled with kidney beans and a full blend of smoky spices to really give you a wonderful realm of flavors with every bite. 

Serve with a portion of white rice or even a glorious slice of crusty bread and dig in. 

You can even add a few jalapeno peppers throughout the mixture for some added heat. Smear a dollop of sour cream or greek yogurt to help soothe the spice for those with a milder preference. 

15. Beefless Stew

For many a hearty beef stew is a childhood memory to be cherished. However, making the perfect stew with beef can become rather tricky. 

This recipe makes it simple. 

Swap your meaty beef for portobello mushrooms to add a rich, smoky flavor and texture to give you the classic chunky style. 

Add in your favorite veggies and a blend of fresh herbs for a delicious stew any night of the week. 

16. Stove Top Vegan Mac and Cheese 

Learn to make your favorite comfort foods vegan. Like this Vegan Mac and Cheese. All made right on the stove top to keep it simple. 

For the sauce youll need a smooth blend of pureed vegetables, soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, and for that iconic mac and cheese color, turmeric. 

This recipe is vegan and dairy free. 

Keep your delicious cheesy sauce in the freezer for super quick, super delicious midweek meals. 

Prefer something with a bit of a crunch? Spread out your mac and cheese into an oven proof dish, coat with breadcrumbs and bake in the oven until brown and crispy. 

17. “No Tuna” Salad Sandwich

When you need something quick, filling, and delicious make this “No Tuna” Salad Sandwich in less than 15 minutes. 

Swap your fish for mashed chickpeas that offer a nice saltiness. Add pickles and a few capers for an extra tang. 

You can store your no-tuna mixture in the fridge for up to 5 days. Meaning you can make super quick lunches throughout the week with just one preparation time. 

Serve sandwiched between 2 thick slices of bread with your favorite toppings. We opt for red onions and cucumber for a fresh bite every time. 

18. Penne With Tomato- Mushroom Sauce

Being able to whip up a quick, tasty pasta sauce is a necessity for anyone in the kitchen. Whether you are a college student or a mum of 4, a delicious pasta sauce will save you time and time again. 

This vegan Tomato-Mushroom Sauce is to die for. 

The secret? San Marzano crushed tomatoes for an addictive sweetness that has you coming back for more. You really can’t resist!

Brought together with chopped mushrooms and penne pasta cooked to your liking. You can even sprinkle some parmesan cheese when serving for a delicious cheesy flavor. 

19. “Nacho” Vegan Baked Potato

For adults or parents who are busy, this recipe is a terrific go-to meal. It’s quick, simple, filling, and incredibly nutritional. 

A few minutes during your child’s naptime will do the trick. You may eat a real dinner that didn’t come from a box.

If you’re really in a rush you can easily pop your potato in the microwave until it is piping hot and soft in the middle.

We highly recommend making your own salsa, however, if you are really stuck for time store-bought salsa will do the trick. 

Just load up your potato, top with avocado, cilantro and a lime wedge for a refreshing, filling lunch time meal. 

20. Berry Almond Smoothie Bowl

Got a blender sat in your cupboard gathering dust? Bust it out for this creamy, yummy Berry Almond Smoothie Bowl. 

It is sure to keep you full till lunch and give you the energy you need for the day. 

Use frozen bananas to make sure you get that desired thick, creamy texture.

Top with your favorite fruits, nuts, and seeds for a healthy, balanced meal. We even top with some chocolate chips!

21. Pineapple Nice Cream

You’ve done great all day. Avoided the office snacks, made it past the bakery on the way home, but now you want something sweet. 

This Pineapple Nice Cream is all-fruit, dairy-free and has no added sugar. Tropical flavors are present in this pineapple lovely cream thanks to the addition of mango and lime. 

This naturally sweet frozen dessert may be made in a food processor or blender in a matter of minutes.

Enjoy your healthy dessert on its own or with a fruity topping and toasted coconut. 

Final Thoughts 

No matter your reasoning for choosing to live a Vegan lifestyle, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice amazing, tasty foods. 

Choose from our delicious 21 recipes of plant-based food and get to cooking!

From hearty stews to creamy ice cream, the opportunities are endless for wonderful, wholesome meals. 

RecipeCaloriesPreparation Time 
Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps 32750 minutes 
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats 34010 minutes 
Bean and Potato Burrito Bowl47045 minutes 
Chickpea Noodle Soup36230 minutes
Malai Kofta35050 minutes
Pineapple Vegetable Fried Rice34225 minutes 
Rice Paper Rolls with Mango and Mint25820 minutes
Spiced Sweet Potato Tacos47050 minutes 
Grilled Paneer Tikka250 1 hour 25 minutes
Vegan Pumpkin Lentil Curry29325 minutes

21 Simple Plant Based Recipes You Have To Try At Home

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Vegan meals don’t have to be boring. Try our 21 simple plant based recipes at home today. From veggie burgers to curries, you can make tasty meals at home.

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