Vegan Dinner Recipes
The meaning of word Vegan in Vegan dinner recipe is vegetarian and the means recipes of vegetarian cuisine. While finding cooking time is a big struggle, eating vegan food becomes more difficult. And when buying a lot of prepared food saves your time, it too cost more.
Luckily you can save your money with little preparation and few simple recipes, and you can cook up a delicious meal for you in very less time (well, it would take at least 30 minutes). If you are looking for a vegan dinner recipe, then you are at the very right place. Below mentioned are some of the best vegan recipes for you to make your’ cooking more fun and exciting.
1. Vegan Mac and Cheese.
The recipe of vegan Mac and Cheese is very creamy and cheesy remarkably. You won’t believe how tasty Mac and cheese can be until you taste it. The recipe is quite enough for two large or 4 small servings.
- 8 Troyes of whole-grain Macaroni elbows.
- One broccoli head, Small bites of florets (approx. 11/2 to 2 cups),
- 11/2 tablespoons of avocado oil or olive oil (extra –virgin).
- One yellow small chopped onion (about 11/2 cups).
- 1 cup grated russet and peeled tomato (4 Troyes, about 1 or 1/2 medium potato), preferably organic.
- Three cloves garlic, minced or pressed.
- Garlic powder ½ teaspoon.
- Dry mustard powder ½ teaspoon.
- Fine sea salt ½ teaspoon, or according to taste.
- Frontier co-op red pepper flakes, small pinch.
- Raw cashews 2/3 cups.
- 1 cup water; put more if necessary.
- Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar for taste (2-3 tablespoons).
Steps to Follow:
- Prepare a large bowl of boiled water for the pasta. Now cook the pasta according to the instructions given on the pack. If you have put broccoli in it, stir for 2-3 minutes in last into the bowl. Drain it and transfer in the large serving bowl
- Meanwhile, take a medium or large saucepan, warm the oil up to medium temperature. Add a pinch of salt and onion and keep it for cooking. Stir often, until the onion becomes tendered and start growing translucent about 5 minutes.
- Add the grated potato, garlic powder, garlic, mustard powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes. Stir to mix up and cook, stir it continuously to about a minute to enhance their flavors more.
- Add water and cashews, stir to combine. Let the mixture come to rage. Continue ragging, stirring frequently and keep decreasing the heat as necessary to avoid sudden boil. Until the potatoes are tendered completely and cooked through for about 5-8 minutes.
- Pour the mixture into the blender carefully. Add nutritional yeast and two teaspoons of vinegar, blend until the mixture becomes smooth completely, 2 minutes approx. If required, stop to scrape down the slide. If the dough doesn’t blend perfectly or if you prefer a thinner consistency, add water ½ cups in increments. Mix each one after adding.
- Taste and combine with salt until the sauce becomes irresistible utterly. If a little zip is required, add the remaining teaspoon of vinegar. Blend the mixture.
- Pour a decent amount of sauce in the bowl of pasta, stir until it gets mixed thoroughly and serves immediately.
- If leftover keeps well, covered and chilled and reheat. Add a little splash of water if required to loosen the sauce. It can easily last up to 3-4 days if kept well covered.
- If you want to make the dish gluten-free- Use your regular noodles (gluten-free).
- Broccoli: you can discard broccoli completely, or replace it will be chopped peas or kale (11/2 cups approx.). If you drop broccoli, you may not need the sauce.
- Raw amounts of cash: In most of the recipe, it is mentioned to soak cashews in water for about 4 hours to blend them and make their digestion easy. The cashews used in the method were cooked in hot water, do they are softer and more comfortable. However, if your blender cannot blend them quickly, then go for soaking idea before starting to prepare the recipe.
2. Carrot Soba Noodles and Sugar Snap Peas.
A healthy, recipe of soba noodles filled with the new procedure of springtime. You can freely add some of the seasonal vegetables for preparing sugar snap pea-like the small pieces of bell pepper. The recipe given below has six servings, and the leftover food doesn’t do well, avoid leftover by reducing the number of ingredients if not serving the crowd.
- Take six Troyes of soba noodles or regular noodles of your choice.
- 2 cups of frozen organic beans (edamame).
- 10 Troyes (approx. 3 cups) snow peas or sugar snap peas.
- Six peeled carrots (medium-sized).
- ½ cups fresh cilantro chopped (approx. two handfuls).
- Sesame seeds ¼ cups.
Ginger Sesame Sauce-
- ¼ cups reduced spy sauce and sodium tamari.
- two tablespoons of extra- virgin olive oil or good quality peanut oil.
- One lime, juiced.
- 1 tablespoon honey.
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil (toasted).
- 1 tablespoon of sweet miso.
- two tablespoons of freshly rubbed ginger.
- 1 tablespoon of sriracha or chili garlic sauce.
Steps to Follow:
- While preparing to use a chef’s knife to slice the pears in half-length (or roughly chop them). Slice the carrots in thin and long strips using a julienne peeler, or use a vegetable peeler to slice them in ribbons.
- For preparing the sauce: – Dash the ingredients together in a bowl until mixed. Leave it aside.
- Boil water into big pots. At the same time, toast sesame seeds, take a small pan, pour the sesame seeds in the pan. Cook for approx. 4-5 minutes at medium-low temperature. Shake the pan often to avoid burning, until the seeds turn in golden and start making popping noises.
- Once the pots filled with water are boiling: Take one bowl, toast thee soba noodles, according to directions given on pack (most probably approx. 5 minutes). Then drain and rinse with cold water. Take another pot and toast the frozen edamame until it gets warmed (approx. 4-5 minutes) but it should not flow. Put the halved peas with the boiling edamame water for 20 seconds. Then remove it.
- Mix the edamame, soba noodles, carrots, and snap peas in a big serving bowl. Toss with salad servers and pour in the dressing. Put the toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. Serve the dish.
- You can make it gluten-free: purchase certified gluten-free, all soba noodles (or gluten-free- spaghetti) and use tamari instead of soy sauce. You will have to purchase gluten-free miso if you are using it.
- Storing suggestion: The dish stays well for a couple of days if covered and refrigerated. But here is one tip for you better than storing it as a whole. Prepare a batch of salad and dressing separately until it gets ready to eat, and when you want to serve grab one or two portions and mix with some dressing. Another way is that you can help leftovers to buy re-warming them or chilled. You can wake up the leftovers with fresh lime or dash of additional tamari and fresh cilantro leaves.
- Do changes a little bit: you can use a substitute for sugar snap peas, or you can skip them for less prep work. Raw pepper bell (chopped) is one the excellent addition this summer season.
- Pieces of equipment required: julienne peeler is one of the greatest and fun tools that convert carrot (cucumber and zucchini also) in thin noodles.
3. Black Bean, Kale, and Avocado Burrito Bowl.
A fresh bowl of burrito with very flavorful components-seasoned black beans, lime-marinated kale, avocado salad Verde and brown rice makes this recipe free from both gluten and vegan.
- Brown rice
- 1 cup full of brown rice should be rinsed (arborio or long-grain/ short-grain/ basmati recommended).
- One-fourth teaspoons of common salt.
- Lime marinated kale
- A bunch of curly kale, chopped into small bite-size and robs removed.
- Lime juice ¼ cups.
- Olive oil two tablespoons.
- Half part of jalapeño chopped finely and seeded.
- Cumin half tablespoon.
- Salt one buys the fourth part of a tablespoon.
- Avocado salsa verde
- One avocado, sliced into big chunks and pitted.
- Half cup of salsa verde (mild) (any good green salsa would do work).
- Fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup (few stems would be ok).
- Lime juice two tablespoons.
Seasoned Black Beans:
- Two cups of black beans, rinsed and drained (or cooked blacked bean 4 cups).
- One shallot, chopped finely (or chopped red onion 1/3 cups).
- three cloves garlic minced or pressed.
- Chili powder ¼ teaspoon.
- Cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon (optional).
- Cherry tomatoes, sliced thin into round shapes.
- Sauce (hot) (optional).
Steps to Follow:
- Cooking the rice: Take a big pot of boiled water, put in rinsed brown rice and start boiling, keep it uncovered for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat, drain the water and return rice into the pot. Cover up the pan with a lid, let the rice steam for 10 minutes in the pan, then stir the rice with the help of a fork and add ¼ teaspoon of salt, or more according to taste.
- Making the kale salad: Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, chopped jalapeño. Toss the lime marinade with chopped kale into the mixing bowl.
- Making the avocado salsa verde: In a blender or food processor, combine the salsa verde, avocado chunks, lime juice, and cilantro and blend well.
- Warming the beans: In a saucepan, warm one tablespoon olive oil at medium-low temperature. Fry the shallot and garlic until fragrance starts coming, and then add the cayenne pepper, beans, and chili powder. Cook until the beans get warmed and soft, often stir, approx 5-7 minutes. If the seeds become dry at any point, mix a little amount of water.
- While serving, spoon a generous amount of kale salad, grain and rice into a bowl along with a spoonful of avocado salsa verde. Garnish the dish with cherry tomatoes (chopped).
Leftovers: Each component used in the recipe keeps well when placed in the refrigerator. For leftovers, re-warm the beans and serve along with salsa verde and marinated kale. To make sure the salsa verde remains bright green, store it in a bowl the sauce wrapped with a plastic wrap.
4. Blistered Shishito Peppers.
Blistered Shishitos are very easy to prepare and irresistible in taste. All you need is shishitos, a skillet, olive oil, and this easy recipe. Recipe yields four servings, and you can double the recipe for a large skillet.
- 8 Troyes of Shishito peppers (3 heaping cups).
- Extra-large virgin olive oil or avocado oil two teaspoons.
- A wedge of lemon (optional).
- Salt, more preferred flaky sea salt or kosher salt for good taste.
Steps to Follow:
- Wash and pat the peppers the dry on a clean tea towel. Take a medium-sized bowl and transfer the peppers into it, put in the oil and mix until the peppers get evenly coated. Keep them aside.
- Preheat a medium skillet at medium temperature until it becomes hot enough that a drop of water gets heated and gets evaporated quickly when it comes in contact. Add the peppers in and let it cook, stirring every minute (not often) until the shishito gets tendered with charred spots, about 8 to 12 minutes.
- Put the peppers on a serving plate. Spritz the wedge of lemon, if needed. Sprinkle the salt, to taste. Serve with a small bowl having sides for pepper stems.
This recipe would also do great with guindilla peppers and Padron peppers.
Creamy butternut squash linguine with fried sage
5. Creamy Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage.
Spicy and creamy ( cream-less yet) sauce of butternut squash tossed with whole-grain linguine. Garnish with a fried sage for a healthy and easy dish. Serve with roasted vegetables or salad to lighten up the meal further. The recipe can yield four large servings.
- Olive oil two tablespoons.
- Fresh sage finely chopped one tablespoon.
- 2-pound kabocha squash or butternut, peeled and cut into small ½ inch pieces (approx. 3 cups).
- One chopped medium yellow onion.
- 1/8 teaspoon of flakes of red pepper (up to ¼ teaspoons of spicier pasta sauce).
- Common Salt.
- Fresh black pepper (ground).
- Vegetable broth 2 cups.
- 12 Troyes of fettuccine or whole-grain linguine.
- Optional garnishing products: Pecorino and smoked salt or shaved parmesan.
Steps to Follow:
- Heat the oil in a big skillet at medium temperature. Once the oil gets heated, add the sage and mix to coat. Let it get crispy before putting it in a small bowl, sprinkle it with salt lightly and set aside.
- Add the onion, garlic, squash and red pepper flakes into the skillet. Season with pepper and salt. Cook, often stir until the onion becomes translucent for approx. 8 to 10 minutes. Add to broth. Boil the mixture then gradually reduce the heat and make it simmer until the squash becomes soft and the liquid gets reduced approx. by half, for approx. 15-20 minutes.
- In the meantime, boil the large pot of salted water and cook the pasta according to the directions on the package, stirring occasionally. Before draining, store 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
- When the mixture of squash is done the cooking, remove the heat and let it cool down. Put the contents from the pan into the blender, keeping the skillet handy. Puree the mixture until it gets smooth (remember to keep yourself away from the steam coming out from the top of the blender), then season with pepper and salt until the flavors smell.
- In the reserved skillet, combine the pasta, ¼ cup cooking liquid and squash puree. Cook at medium temperature, mixing and adding more pasta cooking water as per the requirement until the pasta gets coated by the sauce, approx. 2 minutes. Season with pepper and salt if required.
- Use individual bowls for serving the pasta garnished with fried sage, more shave parmesan/ pecorino/or smoked salt and black pepper, if desired.
MAKING IT VEGAN: You can skip the garnishing of cheese.
MAKING IT GLUTEN FREE: You can use gluten-free pasta, corn and gluten-free pasta is recommended, which is lighter than brown rice pasta.
MAKING CHANGES IN IT: One of the killer bisque is a squash puree, which could be made lighter using vegetable broth if desired. In the end, you could stir in risotto.
6. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers.
These spicy and sweet burgers are both gluten-free and vegan. For better results, make the mixture of burger in advance and keep it in the refrigerator and let it chill in the fridge. They are not required to get served as traditional burgers- the patties are good with the toppings like pico de gallo and guacamole or in salads with flavors of southwestern. In summer, try serving them in the cob. Recipe yields eight patties.
- Sweet potatoes 11/2 pounds (smaller potatoes cook faster).
- Uncooked millet or quinoa 1/3 cup (or 1 cup in cooked).
- Old fashion oats 1 cup (you can use certified gluten-free oats if you want to cut off gluten).
- 1 can (15 Troyes) black beans drained and rinsed (or black bean 2 cups cooked).
- Diced small red onion half.
- Chopped fresh cilantro leave lightly packed half cup.
- Cumin powder two teaspoons.
- Chili powder one teaspoon.
- Smoked hot paprika or chipotle powder one teaspoon.
- Cayenne powder ½ teaspoon (optional, for taste).
- Salt ½ teaspoon.
- Vegetable oil of high quality for cooking burgers (olive oil may burn. Instead, you can use coconut oil if you don’t mind the taste.
- Whole-wheat hamburger buns 8 (optional).
- Burger fixings which you like the most (guacamole or avocado, pico de gallo or tomato, sprouts, lettuce, ketchup, hot sauce, pickles, cheese, mustard).
Steps to Follow:
- Roasting the sweet potatoes: Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit in advance. Cut the sweet potatoes down the center lengthwise. Place the cut side of the sweet potatoes on the rimmed baking sheet. Keep roasting until they come to a gentle squeeze, for 30 to 40 minutes or longer as per requirement. Once the sweet potatoes get cooled enough to handle, peel off the skin (it would be easy to pull off) and chop the insides roughly. Set it to cool aside.
- Cooking the millet: Take a small-sized saucepan. Take 1 cup of boiled water. Stir in the millet, decrease the heat to simmer, covered, until breakable (approx. 25 minutes). Drain off the remaining amount of liquid and leave it to cool, for cooking quinoa: Wash the quinoa in a thin mesh colander, after that mix with 2/3 cup of water in a small-sized saucepan. Boil the mixture then gradually reduced the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Let it on simmer for approx. 15 minutes, then remove from the heat and let it steam with the lid for 5 minutes. Drain off the excess amount of water and let it cool, down.
- Grinding the oats: Use a blender or a food processor to grind the oat until its flakes break down, but it should not be fine like flour.
- Mixing the burger: Take a large mixing bowl or take the bowl of your electric mixer combine the millet and cooled sweet potatoes, onion, black beans, cayenne, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, paprika or chipotle (optional, if you want to add taste to burger or make it spicier) and salt. Use a big mixing spoon, potato masher or the paddle attachment of your mixer to mix well. No need to worry if the black beans get smashed in the process.
- Mixing in the oats: Spread the smashed oats over the mixture and with big spoon mix well until the combination stands together when you put it in a patty. For obtaining best results, cover the refrigerator and dough (during the cooking process, the patties will hold together better if chilled first).
- Shaping the burger: Using a measuring cup measure out ½ cup of the mixture. Gently, give it the shape of a patty of 31/2 inches of diameter. Use your hands lightly to make the jagged edges smooth and flattened the burger. Go with the same process with each patty and earn 8. If you would like to cook your hamburger buns, heat the oven to 350 degrees in advance.
- Fry the burgers in the pan: Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a non-stick skillet or large cast-iron at medium temperature. When it becomes hot, place several burgers in the pan leave enough space so that you can flip them quickly. Cook each patty until it turns brown and is heated through, about 3-4 minutes every side. Add one tablespoon oil in the skillet, each time you fry a burger.
- Toasting the buns (optional): put the bread on a baking sheet and cut the sides up and bake until it gets toasted lightly about 2-3 minutes.
You could instead bake the burger: Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and with a parchment paper line the baking sheet, with extra-virgin olive oil brush up the patties, after that place the burger on the baking sheet and bake it until it turns golden on the outside surface, approx. 35 minutes, flipping halfway.
Storage in the freezer: This burger can be stored in the freezer easily in a freezer bag. For removing the freeze, put it in the microwave for approx. 1 minutes or in 400-degree temperature for at least 12 to 15 minutes, until it gets warmed.