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15 Quick & Healthy Plant-Based Recipes

Whether you’re looking for ideas for busy weeknight dinners or simple lunch recipes, I’ve got you covered! In this post, you’ll find my favorite 15+ Quick & Healthy Plant-Based Recipes, including soups, curries, pasta, and rice-based dishes.

15 Quick & Healthy Plant-Based Recipes

While I usually love standing the whole day in the kitchen and cooking up a storm, sometimes I just can’t be bothered with too much cooking. This is when these quick & healthy recipes come in handy!

The recipes in this post can either be prepared in 45 minutes or less or you can freeze the basic components (like the falafel for the falafel curry) and make the meal with a few preparations in a really short time. All of the dishes are vegan (obviously) but many of them are gluten-free too.

If you want more vegan recipe ideas that can be made in 30 minutes or less, please check out my eBook “Everyday Vegan”, which you can download for free if you subscribe to my weekly newsletter.

I’ve grouped the recipes into the following categories:


Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Roasted Pumpkin Soup – vegan & gluten-free – 45 minutes


15-Minute Chickpea Curry Vegan
Chickpea Curry – vegan & gluten-free – 15 minutes


A fork digging into Tomato Olive Pasta
Tomato Olive Pasta – vegan – 15 minutes
Carrot Bolognese
Carrot Bolognese – vegan – 20 minutes
Tofu & Rice Noodle Bowl with peanut sauce
Tofu & Rice Noodle Bowl – vegan – 30 minutes
Avocado Basil Cream Sauce tossed in pasta with olives and tomatoes
Avocado Basil Cream Pasta – vegan – 25 minutes

Rice-Based Recipes

Vegan Fried Rice with "Egg" Tofu Scramble
Vegan Fried Rice with ‘Egg’ – vegan – 15 minutes

Legumes & Kale

Kale Falafel
Kale Falafel – vegan – 20 minutes

More delicious Everyday Meals

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In my eBook “Everyday Vegan” I’ve compiled my favorite quick recipes and some exclusive recipes that you won’t find anywhere else. All of the recipes are delivered in one handy PDF-document, which you can access from your tablet, smartphone, or use on your notebook.

The recipes in the eBook can be made in 30 minutes or less and are perfect for busy lunches or quick dinners :) And the best part is that you can download it for free if you subscribe to my weekly newsletter. Find out more about “Everyday Vegan” here.

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Sunday 3rd of February 2019

Thank you so much for this quick and easy list of recipe ideas! I have featured them today on my "Super Quick Plant-Based Recipes" site - as I know my gang will LOVE these and your site!

Jacky Montgomery

Saturday 15th of July 2017

Please get rid of spiderman, I can't see the recipe :(


Friday 21st of July 2017

so sorry about the ad, Jacky - it sneaked through. It should be blocked now :)


Friday 15th of January 2016

Mmm the rice based section is my favorite I think, all of those sound amazing! You are so good at healthy and easy meals Bianca!


Friday 15th of January 2016

Aww thank you Natalie, that is so sweet of you! I feel lucky to have a lot of time to cook, but even with limited time midday or in the evening, it's still possible to create wholesome & yummy plant-based meals - at least that is what I wanted to show with this post :)

Strength and Sunshine

Friday 15th of January 2016

All wonderful!!! No one should ever say plant-based is hard!


Friday 15th of January 2016

or expensive! I totally agree. It may seem hard and restrictive from the outside, but after a few days in it's simple pleasure and feeling good :D