19 Vegan Dinner Recipes in Under 30 Minutes | Plant-Based Dinners

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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 vegan dinner recipes in under 30 minutes! If that sounds good, then please keep reading.

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.

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!

3. Barley Salad with Chickpeas, Fava Beans, and Peas 

Salads are always a terrific option to have on standby. While you may assume that a salad just isn’t filling enough for dinner, this recipe proves you wrong. There’s plenty of delicious veggies added in to make this salad a satisfying meal.

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.

5. Baked Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice 

Sometimes, simplicity is just the better way to go. Tomatoes and rice are a perfect combination. Rice is filling and tomatoes (especially when in season) bring an amazing pop of flavor that will totally satisfy your taste buds.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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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!

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.

Easy enough! These simple dinner ideas 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!

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