15 Healthy Vegan Dinner Recipes You Should Add to Your Rotation
Whether you're fully vegan, trying it out, or just looking to cut back on fat and calories, there are so many veggie-packed recipes you can add to your dinner rotation that won't leave you missing meat or dairy. Full of protein, fiber, and vitamins, these recipes pack a serious nutritional punch and will leave you full and satisfied. From soups to pasta dishes and stir-fry recipes, there's something to satisfy everyone's palate and cravings — carnivores and vegans alike.
Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is anything but boring in this sesame-ginger salad with protein-packed edamame, crunchy cabbage, and rich sesame oil. Eating the colors of the rainbow is always good for your health, and all the different flavors in this salad work perfectly together.
Vegan Chickpea, Garlic, and Thyme Soup
This easy chickpea soup is made from fridge and pantry staples you probably already have, and it tastes almost better the second day, making it a great option for lunch or dinner leftovers.
Black Bean and Mango Salad
With more than 13 grams of fiber and nearly 17 grams of protein, this light, clean, and potassium-rich dish will refuel your body after a tough workout, help you rehydrate, and even help soothe sore muscles.
Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Quinoa Veggie Burger
Skip the frozen version and make your own veggie burger with this easy recipe — you'll skip out on fat, calories, cholesterol, and preservatives.
Olivia Wilde's Bomb-Diggity "Bolognese"
You won't be missing beef at all with this decadent vegan bolognese recipe. Hearty tempeh joins forces with all the fresh veggies, herbs, and spices of traditional bolognese, and this sauce is a crowd-pleaser for both carnivores and vegans.
Colorful Veggie Salad
When you feel like you really need a detox, this rainbow salad will do the trick. It's high in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A, and the lemony dressing takes the flavor up a notch.
Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes
You can prep this vegan and gluten-free chickpea and sweet potato curry recipe in your slow cooker before work and have a restaurant-worthy meal for dinner. This recipe adds spinach (for some added vitamins and fiber), but you can omit it if you're not a fan of greens in your curry.
Rich, creamy soup without any dairy? Yep, it's possible with this vegan cauliflower soup that's filled with vitamins and fiber to boost your immunity. You won't miss the cream at all with this flavorful and superhealthy soup.
Broccoli Slaw Stir-Fry
Prepackaged broccoli slaw makes the base of this warm "noodle" dish that's perfect for cold nights when you're craving comfort food. High in fiber, protein, and vitamin C, this 345-calorie nutrient-rich stir-fry can be prepped, cooked, and served in just 15 minutes.
Vegan Stuffed Shells
One POPSUGAR editor made these vegan stuffed shells for her husband and totally fooled him for the real thing. This spin on the Italian favorite makes each shell only 60 calories each — compared to almost 200 calories each! The next time you're craving a cheesy pasta dish, whip up a batch of these.
Pinto, black, and kidney beans give this veggie soup a hearty feel and a ton of protein. This dinner is perfect for a cold night when all you want is a heaping bowl of something warm and flavorful.
Mexican Tempeh Quinoa Salad
If you're tired of tofu or want to start cooking with tempeh, this Mexican tempeh quinoa salad will become a staple in your dinner rotation. This colorful dish combines tons of flavors like cumin, cayenne, and cilantro, and the nutritional value is immense: almost 10 grams of fiber and 17.4 grams of protein — all for 350 calories per serving.
Miso Soup With Shiitakes, Bok Choy, and Soba
This veggie-packed miso soup is the perfect vegan recipe for two if you're craving takeout Japanese food but don't want to ruin your healthy streak.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito
This heart-healthy dinner is a great option if you're watching your cholesterol while upping your protein. Get the recipe for a delicious roasted sweet potato and black bean burrito.
Chickpea and Kale Stew
This metabolism-boosting chickpea and kale stew packs 24 grams of protein per serving, so it will keep you feeling full and satisfied.