Here's a Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan — High in Protein and No Oven Needed!
When it's too hot to turn on the oven but you want a delicious, satisfying plant-based dinner, here's a week of dinner ideas to inspire you. These seven recipes are full of protein and nutrient-packed veggies, and some will be ready in 15 minutes or less (yeah, avocado pasta!). Feel free to swap out ingredients that are more in season or ones you like better, and have fun in the kitchen.
These tempeh tacos are so easy to make and so satisfying, you'll wish it was Taco Tuesday every night. The filling is made with crumbled tempeh, sautéed onions, red peppers, and corn. It's perfectly soft and tender, and slightly spicy — even meat eaters will be instant fans!
Get the recipe: tempeh tacos
Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Quinoa Veggie Burger
Completely vegan and packed with vitamin A, this sweet potato, chickpea, and quinoa veggie burger is perfectly spiced and completely satisfying. You can also make this spicy black bean veggie burger. Serve yours with a crisp salad or cook some seasonal veggies on the grill.
Get the recipe: sweet potato, chickpea, and quinoa veggie burger
Tofu Scramble With Kale and Sweet Potatoes
This tofu scramble is bursting with an addictive savory-sweet flavor, and made with tofu, kale, and sweet potatoes. It tastes amazing on its own, or you can use it as a wrap filling.
Get the recipe: tofu scramble with kale and sweet potatoes
Smashed Avocado Chickpea Salad
This zesty avocado chickpea salad is bursting with fresh dill, lemon, celery, cucumbers, and carrots. It comes together in less than 10 minutes.
Get the recipe: smashed avocado chickpea salad
Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito
Sweet potatoes swirl with tender black beans and corn, succulent red peppers, and juicy tomatoes, all wrapped in a warm whole-wheat tortilla, to make this one delicious and gratifying meal. You can steam the sweet potatoes or cook them in a slow-cooker so no oven needed!
Get the recipe: roasted sweet potato and black bean burrito
Cucumber, Black Bean, Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
Crafted with simple ingredients, this quick, refreshing, hydrating salad combines the flavors of black beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, lime juice, and cilantro. We don't blame you if you want to eat this salad every single day — it's that good.
Get the recipe: cucumber, black bean, corn, tomato, and avocado salad