We’re often asked what quick vegan meals can you cook in under 30 minutes. To be healthy and plant-based doesn’t need to take lots of time or 100s of ingredients! So we’ve rounded up our Top 20 Easy Vegan Meals in Under 30 Minutes from some incredible food bloggers, as well as a few of our own recipes.
Most of these are gluten-free, or easily made gluten-free. We’ve also included several top allergen and nut-free recipes.
We have divided the 20 Easy Vegan Meals up into 4 categories:
- Easy Vegan Pasta Meals in Under 30 Minutes
- Easy Vegan Asian and Noddle Meals in Under 30 Minutes
- Easy Vegan Burgers, Patties and Bakes in Under 30 Minutes
- Easy Vegan Salads and Bowls in Under 30 Minutes
Enjoy these quick and easy vegan plant-based dishes! If you're looking for more guidance on making plant based eating easy, without the overwhelm, we have a FREE guide of our top Secrets and Tips - you can get it here!!
Easy Vegan Pasta Meals in Under 30 Minutes
Who doesn’t love mid-week pasta?! Here is a selection of varied and delicious pasta dishes. Easily made gluten-free with vegan gluten-free pasta.
Spicy, creamy vegan cajun pasta made in just one pot with 8 simple ingredients in under 30 minutes.
Rich delicious and homemade vegan pasta sauce with artichoke hearts. Quick and easy dinner and can be made with canned goods.
This Avocado Pasta with Herbs is so colourful, flavorful and healthy. It’s also easy to whip up in just 15 minutes, using only your food processor (and boiling the pasta). No other cooking required!
Easy one-pot vegan mac & cheese that’s gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free! The perfect quick, healthy, protein-packed dinner recipe, ready in less than 10 minutes. It’s a weeknight family favourite and kid-approved!
Our recipe is the perfect combination of easy, uncomplicated and yet delicious! Full of fibre, vegan protein and garlicky goodness! Super quick to cook; it will become a regular in your cooking repertoire!
Easy Vegan Asian and Noddle Meals in Under 30 Minutes
Asian food is one of our favourite cuisines! Sometimes you just want to create your own vegan fakeaway without spending hours in the kitchen. These dishes are drool-worthy!
Chickpea stir fry with pineapple is a delicious, filling meal made from pantry staples. This easy vegan weeknight dinner will be on your table in just 15 minutes!
Easy vegan crispy peanut tofu. Sweet, spicy and tangy! Satisfies that takeout itch but is so much better in every way. It’s a great vegan takeaway 😉
Our vegan dinner comes together in a jiffy and is perfect for a quick and wholesome lunch or fast supper. Very easy to make & can even be part-assembled then made with just some boiling water for an easy work-day lunch.
A healthier homemade version of your takeout favourite! This Easy Vegan Pad Thai recipe is gluten-free and allergy-free, meaning no nuts or soy! With authentic rice noodles, veggies, and a delicious Pad Thai sauce, you’ll have dinner on the table in a flash and the best leftovers for lunch!
A vegan recreation of a classic curry takeaway dish at home. It has all the benefits of a real Chinese takeaway, only it’s healthier, cheaper and plant-based!
Easy Vegan Burgers, Patties and Bakes in Under 30 Minutes
Some of our all-time favourites, and classic we had as kids! We can’t resist a burger, falafel or pizza, especially when made this quick!
This Lazy Falafel is super easy to make, and will take up less than 30 minutes of your time. It tastes every bit as delicious as the traditional version!
These juicy and tender grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks are AMAZING! They're quick (ready in just 15 minutes with 7 ingredients!), easy, tasty and have all the best smokey flavours. Serve with potatoes, fries, salad or veggies.
This might be the easiest pizza crust you ever make. It's as simple as blend, pour and bake and you’ve got a crispy, delicious lentil pizza crust. Ready in 25 minutes!
A super simple pop in the oven dinner. Traybakes are prepared in under 10 minutes! While it’s cooking you can relax. Traybakes mean you can enjoy all the seasonal veggies without a lot of fuss.
These are the perfect plant-based vegan dinner for someone who wants a childhood classic or is transitioning to a more plant-based diet. Easy to make and top 8 allergen-free.
Easy Vegan Salads and Bowls in Under 30 Minutes
Salad doesn’t just have to be leaves! They can be exciting, filling and full of flavour! Take a look at this incredible selection of salads and vegan bowls.
This vegan chicken salad is packed with big flavours! Crunchy, roasted chickpeas and walnuts, together with jackfruit, sweet grapes, celery and more. Then covered in a creamy, dreamy dressing that you’ll want to lick from the bowl! Tones of plant-based protein!
Are you looking for the most delicious, vegan burrito bowl recipe ever? Mexican seasoned roasted sweet potatoes are topped with THE BEST Creamy Chipotle Sauce in this easy recipe, made in just 25 minutes!
This is a quick and banging recipe. While we can’t claim it is as authentic as the original French version, it makes a delicious and quick salad to eat on the terrace or seated by the (paddling) pool on a sticky summer’s evening.
Cold soba noodles entwined with raw zucchini noodles, gently massaged kale leaves, crispy-skinned tofu and a spicy lemongrass dressing. A light and balanced vegan dinner in under 30-minutes.
A quick & easy vegan weeknight dish. It’s made in just one pot! Broccoli, onions, chickpeas, couscous, curry, raisins and lemon topped with toasted almonds for a meal packed with healthy and satisfying flavours.
We hope you liked our Top 20 Easy Vegan Meals in Under 30 Minutes. So many delicious ideas for vegan cooking any night of the week without hours in the kitchen! You may also love our round up of 35 Delicious Lazy Vegan Recipes - so many quick and easy ideas from pasta, dips and desserts to noodles and vegan cheese!
Love Vanessa x