Delicious and Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

Just because you’re trying to eat healthy– or vegan, it doesn’t mean that your meals should be boring. In fact, there are a lot of creative and very delicious options that you can create for dinner. Say goodbye to plain old salads! Never again will you be eating plain meals, because I have extra yummy and extra mouth-watering recipes that will surely make dinner more exciting. Feel free to Instagram your Instaworthy creations!

Grilled Asparagus and Shiitake Tacos

Ingredients:

3 tbsp. canola oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed with press
1 tsp. ground chipotle chile
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded
1 bunch green onions, trimmed
8 corn tortillas, warmed
1 c. homemade or prepared guacamole
Lime wedges
cilantro sprigs
Hot sauce, for serving.

Delicious and Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

Directions:

  1. Heat grill on medium. In a large baking dish, combine oil, garlic, chipotle, and salt. Add asparagus, shiitakes, and green onions; toss to coat.
  2. Grill asparagus until tender and lightly charred, turning occasionally; 5 to 6 minutes. Grill shiitakes and green onions until lightly charred, turning occasionally; 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer vegetables to cutting board.
  4. Cut asparagus and green onions into 2″ lengths and sliced shiitakes.
  5. Serve with corn tortillas, guacamole, lime wedges, cilantro, and hot sauce.

Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Bowl

Ingredients:

4 cups sweet potato (peeled & small dice)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
¼ cup olive oil
2 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup cooked quinoa
½ cup carrots (shredded)
¼ cup fresh cilantro
¼ cup peanuts (chopped)

Peanut Sauce

1 ½ cups coconut milk
1 cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup Thai red curry paste
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp fresh lime juice

Delicious and Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2.  Toss the sweet potatoes and garlic with the olive oil, rosemary, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. While the potatoes are roasting, prepare the peanut sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a large blender or food processor.
  6. If you don’t already have cooked quinoa available, this would be a great time to cook up the quinoa.
  7. Once the potatoes come out of the oven, distribute the roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, carrots, cilantro and peanuts between two bowls. Drizzle the peanut sauce over the bowls.

Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

Ingredients:

2 frozen Acai Berry Packs
1 cup coconut milk or your favorite milk
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
2 super ripe bananas
2 tablespoons nut butter I used peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey + more for serving
seeds, berries/stone fruits, edible flowers and nut butter, for topping.

Delicious and Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

Directions:

  1. Run the frozen acai berry packs under hot water and then squeeze them out into a blender. To the blender, add the coconut milk, berries, bananas, honey, nut butter, and vanilla. Blend until completely smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl. Top with your desired toppings. I went with [homemade granola, cherries, berries, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, a spoonful of peanut butter butter and a drizzle of honey.

If this doesn’t make dinner twice as exciting, I don’t know what will. These are very delicious meals that have a preparation time of fewer than 20 minutes. Sounds quick, right? Not only are these meals tasty, they’re very easy to do even during busy days.

 

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28 Comments

  • Laura Harris says:

    These look really yummy. I love that it’s all very easy to do and experiment with. Like for the tacos, I can easily add more than what’s on the ingredient list.

  • Joyce Gonzalez says:

    I could use some dinner ideas. I’m seriously running out of what to put in my meal plan.

  • Tammy Martiz says:

    Yummm… I was actually craving some of that peanut sweet potato bowl. I love mine SPICY! ?

  • Lynda Diaz says:

    Are these recipes kid friendly? My kid is such a picky eater and I’m not sure how to make everything look “appetizing” to her.

  • Lily Amiet says:

    I think I’ll have the peanut butter acai bowls on lazy days. I love chia seeds sprinkled on top! ✨

    • Alexis Schuler says:

      Haha, that was my idea too. It takes a few minutes to whip it all up and there, DINNER!

  • Zoe Sawyer says:

    I would really like some garlic sauce on those shiitake tacos, but I wouldn’t know an alternative to cream that’s vegan.

  • Sara Bragg says:

    All of this looks delicious!! I’m doing this tonight. Printing it now.

  • Angelina Benham says:

    Definitely putting hot sauce in my tacos. That’s my new favorite from now on.

    • Lauren Plain says:

      Me too, I’m thinking of dicing jalapenos.

  • Jasmine Stones says:

    Interesting recipes. I love tacos but mostly the common mexican version. This vegan version sounds equally interesting.

  • Savannah Grishin says:

    My boyfriend would definitely like this for dinner tonight. We’re trying to eat healthier.

  • Kaitlyn Liddell says:

    I’m getting hungry just by looking at the photos. I don’t think I can whip something up that’s Instagrammable. Unless you guys prefer a photo of my disastrous kitchen! ?

  • Kristie Decastro says:

    All of this food looks so yummy!!!! I tried Peanut Sweet Potato Bowl and it tasted amazing!! Thank you for these recipes.

  • Anisa Maitland says:

    Shutout to all the vegan women reading this.

  • Amie Lederman says:

    I am trying to do vegan for months now!! these recipes really helped.

  • Roselyn Flannigan says:

    WOW!!! these actually look tasty. I gotta give all # of them a try. But not today I’m not just lazy I’m super lazy so I’m just going to have smoothies, peanut butter jelly sandwiches, chips and some Ben and Jerry’s vegan ice cream.

  • Floyd Dinsmore says:

    Thank you so much for showing how low maintenance veganism can be. Making the transition and the community of veganism easier in such a good thing, showing people that it is an attainable lifestyle is so important.

  • Milena Gale says:

    It looks so good. Looking forward to making Peanut Butter Acai Bowl.

  • Alexa Rollo says:

    Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Bowl looks so delicious. I don’t like to cook but will try that.

  • Alicia Schirmer says:

    I tried out the Grilled Asparagus and Shiitake Tacos and it was awesome. Definitely going to be my go-to tacos for the next 3 months.

  • Lindsay Benner says:

    Looks delicious and super easy!! Sometimes I overthink cooking, so thank you for sharing!!

  • Rosie Wixom says:

    Thank you so much for these easy recipes so fast and easy does not require much thought when preparing a complete meal for my family!! Thank you for sharing.

  • Lucia Gildea says:

    Definitely trying that Peanut Butter Acai Bowl!! Literally all my favorite things in one dish.

  • Cristi Shafer says:

    I make the same peanut sauce but I heat it up in a pan and add a chilli, It’s delicious

  • Angelina Littrell says:

    I’m not even vegan but these look so good. I will definitely try these.

  • Clarette Tiedeman says:

    I am a new vegan. Made the first one!! It was so good. My non-vegan family loved it as well

  • Alberte Wallis says:

    This all looks so good!! Definitely going to have to try them.

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