You have probably seen the plant-based casseroles, burgers, salads and more taking over your social media feed. Maybe you have been inspired to try making them yourself, but do not know where to start. Well, good thing we are here to help! Tasty plant-based meals do not have to be a thing of dreams for you and your family. It is actually quite simple to make veggie meals, once you get the hang of it. With these vegan dinner ideas, we will show you how easy they are to put on the dinner table.
Recipe 1: Spicy Mexican Oaxacan Bowl
This healthy Mexican-influenced bowl is loaded with spicy sweet potatoes, black beans, cabbage slaw, avocado and chipotle and maple pecans. Lead it up with lettuce, tomato and vegan cheese for an even heartier bowl. Grain free and vegan, this bowl will become a favorite.
Recipe 2: Tofu and Vegetable Summer Curry
Recipe 3: No-Fry Fried Rice
Tamari and veggie-rich rice uses all of your favorite vegetables: carrot, cabbage, broccoli and more. To add more protein, add in some mock meat or tofu. Serve with the curry recipe listed above or your favorite stir fry.
Recipe 4: Vegan Impossible “Swedish Meatballs”
Coconut milk, “ground beef,” mashed potatoes made with dairy free milk and butter and jam make these animal-free meatballs a hit. Serve alongside chickpea or lentil pasta, plus a fresh green salad, for a winning meal.
Recipe 5: Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers
Rice, onions, walnuts, panko, black beans and barbecue sauce make excellent veggie patties. Grill them with some mushrooms and top with lettuce, tomato, cheeze or whatever else your heart desires. Pro tip: Make these miniature for some kickin’ sliders. Add a cabbage slaw and these can work as an appetizer at your next party.
Recipe 6: Vegan Eggplant Parmesan
Plant-based parmesan meets a savory tomato sauce and thinly sliced eggplant. Add another cheeze if you want extra cheesy goodness. Serve with rice, pasta or on a roll, and then get eating! This delicious meal is the hearty fare you will want as the nights cool.
Recipe 7: Vegan Dinner Rolls
Missing those soft and fluffy rolls to accompany your dinner? Put these together with only a little kneading. Flour, vegan sugar, dairy-free milk, yeast, salt and vegan butter are mixed and then left to set. After an hour, the dough is punched and divided. After baking, they are topped with plenty of vegan butter for a savory addition to the final meal of the day. Serve warm, or top with cinnamon sugar, vegan chocolate or jam for a sweeter take. If you would prefer, these also make excellent garlic bread.
We hope you enjoy these vegan dishes. It has never been so easy to eat delicious meals without harming animals. Finally have a reason to use up your CSA, go to the market or seek out fresh vegetables. In this age of processed foods, that is not a bad thing. Get your family on the vegan train and try something new. So, what are you waiting for? Dig in!