21 Easy Vegan Lunch Ideas | Healthy Vegan Recipes

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A healthy vegan meal must have all of the necessary vitamins and nutrients for you to benefit from this diet. If you’re new to veganism or a plant-based diet, there’s a high chance that you will have a hard time coming up with a diverse set of meals that are not only salads. But do not worry because you do not have to stick with leafy greens each time. There are even vegan-friendly meat substitutes now! With that said, here are 21 easy vegan lunch ideas you can prepare in no time! 

21. Roasted Pumpkin with Rosemary & Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted pumpkin is a simple, easy and versatile recipe that makes an amazing side dish. This dish has a wonderful balance of pumpkin flavor with the rosemary and cherry tomatoes. This can be a paleo, keto and vegan recipe.

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20. Spicy Tofu Recipe

Today’s fried. spicy tofu recipe promises you a well-balanced dish suitable for World Vegan Day (November 1). You’ll find the spiciness, sweetness, and tanginess all join together to represent the style of Asian cuisine.

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19. Quick Frozen Okra With Chili Tomato And Basil (Bamia)

I think it’s the texture that many people don’t like, but luckily you can minimize that if you know how to cook it. I’m crazy about this dish because it ticks almost every box for a perfect side dish to a meal at home. For one, it’s incredibly healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and keto – so almost anyone can enjoy this.

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18. Vegan Pasta Pesto with Hazelnuts, Peas and Miso

This vegan pasta pesto is healthy, dairy free, gluten free, quick to prepare and exactly what I want to eat in the springtime outside with a glass of white wine. You can also make this with frozen peas for a fast and healthy weeknight meal.

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17. Kisir – Turkish Bulgur Salad

Kisir is a flavorful and healthy Turkish whole-grain salad made with bulgur wheat, fresh herbs, veggies, and a tangy dressing.

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16. Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji (also known as Onion Pakora or Kanda Bhaji) is a delicious Indian snack made by deep-frying finely sliced onions dipped in lightly spiced gram flour batter.

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15. Barbunya (Turkish Style Borlotti Beans)

This healthy, classic, and delicious Mediterranean dish can be served cold or warm, all year around.

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14. Tabbouleh Recipe (Lebanese Tabouli Salad)

If you are looking for the best Tabbouleh (Lebanese Tabouli Salad) Recipe, look no further! My simple version of this healthy and refreshing Mediterranean dish is full of flavour, colour and nutrition.

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13. Biber Dolmasi – Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

These delicious vegetarian Turkish Stuffed Peppers (Biber Dolmasi) are filled with aromatic stuffing made of rice, onions, pine nuts, currants, and various herbs/spices. You can serve them as a side dish as well as the main meal or an appetizer. The leftovers are great for boxed lunch the next day or a picnic.

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12. Easy Vegan Pasta Salad Without Mayo

Pasta salad is the perfect dish to make all summer long. It’s great to bring to a backyard barbecue or a picnic. I also like to make it at the beginning of the week and then have the cold pasta salad ready for lunch all week long.

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11. Saksuka (Turkish Vegetable Meze)

Saksuka (Turkish Vegetable Meze) is a very much loved vegetarian/vegan dish made of shallow-fried vegetables and a simple tomato sauce. The star ingredient for this traditional Turkish dish is the aubergines/eggplants and the rest of the vegetables added to the dish vary from region to region.

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10. Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

An easy vegan stuffed sweet potatoes recipe that can be served as a light lunch, for dinner, or as a vegan side dish. These colourful black bean stuffed sweet potatoes are also filled with corn, avocado, and other delicious fillings, PLUS, they’re tasty and simple to make. You’re going to want to add this recipe to your rotation!

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9. Vegan Vegetable Thai Fried Rice

This vegetable Thai fried rice is bold, filling, and packed with flavors! The perfect weeknight dinner that is easy to prepare and ready in 15 minutes. It also happens to be vegan too!

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8. Buffalo Chickpea Wraps

Looking for an easy vegan meal? These Buffalo Chickpea Wraps are a simple and delicious meal that’s perfect for a picnic or work lunches! Spicy, delicious and loaded with veggies and plant based protein!

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7. Vegan Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Bowls {Gluten Free}

Vegan buffalo roasted cauliflower bowls are the meatless weeknight meal you need in your meal plan! Made with hearty and healthy ingredients like arugula, quinoa, buffalo roasted cauliflower, avocado, radish, sunflower seeds, and an irresistible creamy vegan ranch dressing. Vibrant, easy to make, and so delicious! Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free.

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6. Chickpea “Chicken” Salad

I need to get better with lunches, which is where this vegan chicken salad comes in. It’s a quick and easy vegan lunch sandwich idea, that takes inspiration / seasonings / flavours of the salad many of us had growing up.

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5. Vegan Menudo Just as Greasy as Mama Made

So let me start by saying this Vegan Menudo will NOT disappoint you because it is just as fatty as our moms made and packed with flavor. I encourage that you make the sauce from scratch because the powdered or canned stuff will not cut it here.

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4. Vegan Fajita Bowl with Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Get ready for your new favorite easy week night meal! This Vegan Fajita Bowl is super flavorful. Sautéed peppers & onions over cilantro lime quinoa, topped with the creamiest White Bean Avocado Dip and crispy tortilla chips! Gah, I wish I had a bowl in front of me as I’m writing this.

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3. Baba Ganoush Without Tahini

This Turkish style Baba Ganoush without tahini is a smokey and flavoursome eggplant dip made with fresh Mediterranean ingredients. Same as Cacik (Turkish Yoghurt with Cucumbers) and Easy Authentic Hummus, it is extremely easy to make and pairs perfectly with Homemade Pita Bread.

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2. How To Make Vegan White Bean Burgers

These Vegan White Bean Burgers are so healthy and delicious! A combination of cannellini beans, oats, pureed tomatoes, herbs and spices blended together for the perfect plant-based meal. Learn how to Make Vegan White Bean Burgers in less than 30 minutes!

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1. Vegan Chickpea Salad

This Vegan Chickpea Salad recipe is quick and easy and makes the perfect lunch or snack. Load it up between 2 slices of bread, on a cracker, or over lettuce as a salad. It comes together in just 10 minutes and is always a huge hit!

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