Vegan burrito bowls with a Tex-Mex flair or Asian-inspired fried rice, if you’re looking for easy vegan recipes, we have it on Yummly. Whether you're looking for a variation on Thai favorites made as a vegan meal, or you want a quick dinner for a plant-based diet, we have thousands of vegan dinner recipes for you to choose from…
Burrito Bowl Recipes
At Yummly, we love a good burrito bowl. What’s not to love? It's an easy recipe, and you can pretty much count on all your food groups in one heaping bowlful of goodness! As a vegan, you’ll want to skip the meat and cheese of course, and pile high the veggies! We’ve also come up with bowls that include meat alternative products, like tofu, and plant-based cheeses, so you don’t feel left out on flavor.
A delicious vegan burrito bowl starts with your favorite base layer of white or brown rice - and continues with veggies, proteins, and fixings from there. Vitamin-rich vegetables, like fresh spinach leaves, guacamole, spiralized squash, and red bell pepper works well for a burrito bowl with a Mexican-food flair. Next, pick your protein. You could load up on your favorite beans - pinto or black beans (or both). For your final layer, sprinkle vegan cheese (which is also a good source of protein) over the hot stuff, so it melts, and finish with a few dashes of pepper sauce, like Tapatio, or Cholula Hot Sauce. If you have leftovers, it folds well into a tortilla and reheats in the microwave for a quick and easy lunch the next day. Enjoy!
Asian Vegan Recipes
We get giddy over amazing vegan variations on Asian fare. Thai classics like pad thai with rice noodles, or fried rice using basmati rice, make our top 10 list for favorite vegan main dishes.
Pad thai gets its flavor from the fresh veggies and sauce mixture of tamari, lime juice, and a tangy fruit called tamarind, which is used frequently in Asian food, especially in Thai food. Look for it in the international food aisle of your grocery store. The protein comes from the tofu and peanuts sprinkled on at the end. Get your daily dose of veggies in one dish by including mushrooms, (we like shitake for this recipe), spinach, red bell pepper, and finish with a handful of shredded carrots and bean sprouts. Once you have your sauce mixed, your rice noodles boiled and drained, and your protein steamed or fried, combine in a skillet with olive oil over medium heat and cook all together until your veggies are tender and all the sauce has been absorbed. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.
Craving Asian take out? You can make a quick and easy Thai fried rice to serve as a main dish or a side dish alongside some tofu skewers with curry peanut sauce. Basmati rice works well as the base for this dish, and you can get brown or white. For protein, you can combine chickpeas with fried tempeh or tofu. The rest of the veggies you include are really up to you, but we like red bell pepper, carrots, zucchini, and mushrooms. If you need more greens in your diet, add broccoli. After your veggies are done, you’ll want to make your sauce - this is where most of the flavor comes in. Play around with getting it just the way you like it, but we use vegan oyster sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, a dash of orange juice, molasses, sugar, and garlic powder. The taste is a nice balance of sweet and sour. Top with sliced green onions and fresh basil for an authentic Thai flavor.
These are just a couple of easy vegan weeknight dinner options to choose from. We have hundreds of more plant-based recipes to satisfy your every craving all week long! We are always adding new recipes to the list, so check back to find more of your favorite recipes soon.