Never stress about dinner again!
Everybody talks about how it’s so important to have a meal plan to help you stay on track. The problem? TIME! We’re all strapped for it, especially after a long, hard day. What if I told you there was a better way? It’s all about focusing on meals you can easily prepare that are still nutritious and coincide with your vegan diet. You can enjoy these plant-based dinners in under 30 minutes! If that sounds good, then please keep reading!
Related: 30-Day Plant-Based Meal Plan For Beginners
19 Plant-Based Dinners in Under 30 Minutes
1. Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry
Let’s kick off this list of vegan dinner recipes in under 30 minutes with a tasty meal that many people love. Broccoli and mushrooms never tasted so great! Just a few minutes in the kitchen and a handful of basic ingredients makes this dish come to life.
Try it: Broccoli and Mushroom Stir-Fry
2. Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Bowl
What kind of list would this be without a good chili? This is the ultimate comfort food that you can enjoy even on your busiest nights. Of course, black beans and quinoa ensure that your body is getting plenty of nourishment. You definitely won’t walk away from the table hungry after you eat this!
Make this recipe: Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Bowl
3. Protein Packed Black Bean and Lentil Soup
This high-protein soup is loaded with flavor and nutrients! It’s a great option for a lunch on-the-go (in a Thermos) or dinner on a cold evening, curled up on the couch!
Make it: Protein Packed Black Bean and Lentil Soup
4. Spicy Breakfast Tacos
This one may be traditionally a breakfast recipe, but we all love breakfast for dinner from time-to-time. If there’s any recipe that you try from this list of vegan recipes in under 30–make sure it’s this one! You won’t be disappointed with the flavor and hint of spice.
Try this recipe: Spicy Breakfast Tacos
5. “Flush the Fat Away” Lentil and Vegetable Soup
This “flush the fat away” soup won’t literally flush the fat away. But it will fill your belly with incredible nutrients in a low-calorie way to help you shed fat safely!
Make it: “Flush the Fat Away” Lentil and Vegetable Soup
6. Easy Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Over Quinoa
Enjoy the flavors of your favorite Eggplant Parmesan with this vegan makeover. We use homemade vegan Parmesan cheese to give it that cheesy flavor you love without any of the dairy! Serve it up over quinoa instead of pasta to get a full serving of protein, too.
Make it: Easy Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Over Quinoa
7. Fusion Lunch Burritos
Okay, so this may have lunch in the title, but you can definitely enjoy this one any time of the day. It’s a colorful dish that packs the nutrients and the flavor. This meal can be ready in no time, and you’ll have the satisfaction of feeding your body well.
Try this recipe: Fusion Lunch Burritos
8. White Bean Avocado Toast
You may not think of toast as a dinner food, but it certainly can be! This meal can be whipped up in just a few minutes, and the result is a totally satisfying meal that has plenty of protein. One tip: Make sure the bread you choose does NOT include honey. Sometimes, commercial wheat bread can include honey so be sure to check those ingredient lists before you commit to a particular bread.
Try it: White Bean Avocado Toast
9. Plant-Based Borscht
This soup is not only chock-full of vegetables, but it’s full flavored and delicious, too! The soup comes together in less than 30 minutes, but it tastes like it’s simmered away on the stovetop all day. Top it off with our tofu sour cream to make this dish taste like a restaurant-quality meal.
Make this recipe: Plant-Based Borscht
10. Chickpea and Tomato Salad
Keep it easy and healthy with this amazing salad. Salads sometimes get a bad rap for not being enough for dinner, but the chickpeas certainly help with that! If you prefer a lighter way to end your day, then check out this amazing dish.
Try it: Chickpea and Tomato Salad
11. Quinoa Lentil Burgers
If you have a hankering for a juicy burger, know that even on the vegan diet you can indulge! Turn to lentils instead of meat for a similar taste and texture. You won’t even miss the meat when you serve up this one!
Give this recipe a try: Quinoa Lentil Burgers
12. Instant Pot Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes
If you’re in a rush, an Instant Pot is your best friend! Allow it to work for you by making this delicious meal that has plenty of flavor and nutrients cooked right in.
Try it: Instant Pot Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes
13. Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
You just can’t go wrong with fresh veggies! You’ll appreciate the perfect blend of cucumber, tomato, and avocado that results in a satisfying salad that you will enjoy right down to the very last forkful.
Make this recipe: Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
14. 10-Minute Vegetarian Sushi
The list of vegan dinner recipes in under 30 minutes wouldn’t be complete without this one! In only 10 minutes you can enjoy this “sushi” dish that has so many fresh veggies. Treat your body right with this deliciously healthy dinner idea.
Try it: 10-Minute Vegetarian Sushi
15. Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper
Don’t be tempted by the ease of the drive-thru. Instead, check out one of the best vegan dinner recipes in under 30 minutes! It’s simple enough to make that you can have it ready in the same amount of time it would take you to pick up your order. Talk about a total win!
Try it: Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper
16. Plant-Based Ground Beef Recipe
Our faux ground beef recipe has all the texture of beef without actually using any animal products. By combining quinoa and walnuts, you not only create a deliciously earthy flavor but you get a crumbly texture, too. This recipe is perfect for rice bowls, tacos, wraps, and more!
Try this recipe: Plant-Based Ground Beef Recipe
17. Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Buddha Bowl
Buddha bowls are all the rage right now and this recipe certainly proves why. It’s always refreshing to indulge in quinoa and plenty of veggies to boot. Try this one out for dinner this week and let us know what you think!
Make this recipe: Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Buddha Bowl
18. Vegan Southwest Veggie Wraps
You definitely won’t miss the meat with this dinner! Savory black beans and crunchy vegetables are wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla with a perfectly spiced Southwestern-style sauce. You’ll get all the fiber and protein you need to fuel your body, all in less than 10 minutes!
Make it: Vegan Southwest Veggie Wraps
19. Quinoa Stuffed Squash
Squash is such a wonderful base for so many recipes! The quinoa certainly adds a bit more texture and makes the meal completely filling. If you’re strapped for time, whip up this delicious recipe for yourself.
Try this recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Squash
Easy enough! These simple plant-based dinners are just what you need in your life. For even more delicious dinner ideas, check us out on Facebook and Pinterest. We’re always posting the best dinner ideas!
Wow! So many great ideas! Thank you for this master list of recipes for when we need some inspiration.
You are very welcome, Lea.
Thank for these delicious recipes. Is there a way to print them out?
You can print them. Go to the recipe and you’ll see a “print recipe” under the photo.
I second leas comments and thanks for sharing making it easy for us
Thank you, Rashida!
These recipes look amazing, and I love that I have almost all the ingredients already. You rock! Can’t wait to try them