All,  Dinner

11 Easy Plant-Based Dinner Ideas

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You have the kitchen prepped and cleaned, but you’re out of ideas. I got you. I have an idea for you. Actually, I have 11 easy plant-based dinner ideas for you.

And, hey, I get it – after a long, exhausting day, the last thing you want to do is think about what you need to whip up for dinner. You just want something that’s easy, affordable, with easy-to-find ingredients.

If you ever need or want sides for the listed recipes, some of my favorites include yellow rice, garlicky mashed potatoes, potato salad, and black beans.

Vegan Butter Chicken Recipe

Creamy vegan  butter chicken recipe  with a side of brown rice

This dish is incredibly creamy, savory, and with the perfect amount of heat (optional). It yields about 4-6 servings, but if you eat the whole thing – I won’t judge. 😉

Recipe here.

Sin Carne Guisada (Vegan “Beef” Stew) Recipe

Vegan beef stew with mushrooms, carrots, and potatoes

If you ever had Puerto Rican carne guisada, you’re in for a treat with this plant-based version, using mushrooms as a replacement for the meat.

Recipe here.

Oil-Free Vegan Fried Rice Recipe

oil-free vegetable fried rice

Let’s be real – oil makes food tastes better. But, if you’re holding back on the oil, here’s an oil-free vegan fried rice recipe with scrambled tofu. You won’t miss the animal-based version with this recipe.

Recipe here.

Meatless Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Meatless bolognese  sauce over pasta

This plant-based recipe is dead easy. It’s perfect to pair with a bowl of fresh pasta, or you can even switch things up and throw it into a burrito, a rice bowl, or tacos. And now you have dinner. You’re welcome.

Recipe here.

Easy Lentil Soup With Kale And Rice

Warm lentil soup with kale and rice

Lentil soup anyone? If you want something that’s going to warm your soul and also keep your wallet in check, grab a bowl of this magical stuff.

Recipe here.

Vegan Smoke Mac And Cheese Recipe

Creamy, cheesy vegan mac and cheese

Heck yeah, it’s vegan! It’s made with just cashews, seasonings, and water. That’s it. And it’s SO creamy and reminds me of the real deal. Perfect dish for the kids! In addition to being a great dinner meal, you can have it for lunch.

Recipe here.

Easy Red Lentil Coconut Curry Recipe

Red Lentil Coconut Curry with a side of white rice

Easy, affordable, and very delicious. This red lentil coconut curry recipe was done with mostly pantry stuff. Delicious!

Recipe here.

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings Recipe

Crispy, buffalo cauliflower wings with a vegan dipping sauce

You’re in for a treat with these cauliflower wings. They are baked in the oven, minimizing the use of oil. Additionally, they are a great treat for those who may not like vegetables on their own.

Recipe here.

Smoky, Vegan Bean Chili Recipe

Warm bowl of  bean chili

Oooooh this one is smoky and savory! Definitely don’t hold back on the spices with this dish. Have a side of brown rice with this dish and dinner’s ready.

Recipe here.

Simple Tofu Nugget Recipe

A plate of crispy tofu nuggets

This tofu recipe cannot get any easier. Not only do they taste amazing, but they are also healthy too. You’re only using a handful of ingredients for this recipe. Pro-tip: for a meatier tofu texture, freeze the block beforehand.

Recipe here.

Easy Puerto Rican Stew (Habichuelas Guisadas Recipe)

Bowl of homemade Puerto Rican stew also known as habichuelas guisadas

This dish brings back to my childhood – which included a lot of soups and stews for dinner. This dish is one of my favorites to make. All you need are potatoes, olives, beans, and spices.

Recipe here.

There you have it – 11 plant-based dinner ideas that’ll make everyone at home asking for seconds!


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