Having some friends over? Tired of the same-old standard weeknight dinner? Bored of breakfast? Getting into plant-based living and not quite sure where to start? It’s never too late to create some delicious, healthy, plant-based food with the help of some of our favourite plant-based foodies and content creators! We’ve pulled together 10 of our favourite vegan recipes created by some of the best in the business. Clear the kitchen and get ready to impress!
#10: ONE POT LEMON PASTA
We love this super simple, quick and easy one pot pasta by Max La Manna. Grab some fresh lemons, pasta of your choice (make it gluten-free if need be) and you are on your way to impress your friends next pasta evening!
#9: GREEN GODDESS SALAD
Known for creating and capturing delicious brunches, this time @londonbruncher brings us a healthy staple perfect for summertime! Mixing a variety of nutrient-dense greens – spinach, chives, avocados and more – this tasty salad is an ideal side to some plant-based chicken.
#8: CHAI CAKE WITH BUTTERCREAM ICING
Oefff, if this one doesn’t get your mouth watering, we don’t know what will! Whether you’re a baker at heart or just want to whip something up for a friend’s birthday, this quick and easy chai cake recipe by @sovegan is so worth it. Some essential ingredients that pull this together are: a plant-based milk of your choice, vegan butter and apple cider vinegar.
#7: BLUEBERRY MUFFIN BAKED OATS
Whether you believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day or not, these baked oats will bring some excitement to breaking your fast. Created by vegan fitness and food blogger @naturallystefanie, this heart and belly-warming meal requires some fresh blueberries and is best paired with plant-based coconut yogurt.
#6: VEGAN BEEF STIR FRY
Next up we have @vegandreas and his quick and easy vegan beef stir fry. Not sure how to incorporate some plant-based meat alternatives into your diet? Well, here’s one recipe you’re going to want to try! We recommend using chunky strips as your beef replacement in this well-rounded, healthy meal.
#5: ROCKY ROAD BROWNIES
While Morgan Shelly initially released this delectable recipe as a Valentine’s Day treat, we believe that there’s always a reason to have such delicious brownies in the house! Gluten-free, vegan, but certainly not lacking in flavour, her recipe allows you to get creative with your ingredients and your favourite vegan chocolates, marshmallows and nuts to the mix. We know these dark chocolate peas will add the perfect crunch and that a white chocolate with almond milk topping will just melt in your mouth.
#4: MINTY PEA HUMMUS QUINOA BOWLS
Whatever your old summer staple, these quinoa bowls by @nourishing.amy are a serious upgrade. Packed with healthy plant-based protein like quinoa and chickpeas, this is a well-balanced and nutrition-filled lunch option that will keep you fueled for the whole day! Top your bowl off with some avocado and pumpkin seeds.
#3: POTATO AND COURGETTE SALAD
Potatoes… Need we say more?! @boroughchef brings a creative twist to the humble potato by adding courgette, mint, capers and a delicious dressing of dijon mustard and white wine vinegar. While this recipe has feta as a topping, it is very easy to make vegan by excluding the feta or, better yet, replacing it with one of our dairy-free cheese alternatives.
#2: LOADED CRUMPETS WITH SMASHED EDAMAME AND MISO MUSHROOMS
We LOVE plant-based foodies and creators who are making delicious food accessible to everyone – like these loaded crumpets by @theplantryfoodblog. The flavoursome combination of edamame, onion, mint, lemon, miso, mushrooms makes a tasty topping for crumpets, toast, on potatoes or in a sandwich. And it’s quick and easy to whip up, so there’s no excuse for lacking lunchtime inspiration!
#1: CHOCOLATE POPCORN
Now, we’re aware that chocolate popcorn is not going to be your go-to weeknight meal, but this recipe by @minimin.eats is so easy and delightful that we couldn’t not include it… You’re going to need popcorn, chocolate, a microwave and just a few minutes to spare. This tasty treat is something you can throw together quickly – you won’t even have to press pause on movie night! The best part is that you can change it up by trying out this recipe with different chocolates – from salted caramel, to dark or roasted hazelnut – the world is your oyster. We’d also chuck in some maltybites for extra crunch.
So there you have it: 10 of the top plant-based recipes from our favourite foodies and content creators! Feeling inspired? Grab your ingredients and let’s get cooking!