By Barefoot Vegan's Honey Morris
In what often feels like a hurry here and hurry there world, 30-minute meals have become increasingly popular.
I have spent many wasted moments gazing into my fridge and/or pantry wondering, what can I cook that will allow me to have a full belly and, be in my PJ’s and on the couch snuggling with my cat in less than an hour!
This collection of 25 30-minutes (or less) vegan recipes is proof that quick meals don’t have to mean boring and tasteless food, in fact, quite the opposite.
I have scoured some of my favourite food blogs to gather this creative selection of delicious dishes. Enjoy!
Chilli - Vegan Chow Down
I’m kicking things off with this chilli by Olivia of Vegan Chow Down as a healthy and hearty chilli is my personal go-to 30-minute meal and this recipe looks delicious. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Orange Cauliflower - Veggie Inspired
Jenn of Veggie Inspired is always WOW-ing me with her vegan creations and this orange cauliflower recipe is no exception. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Spinach and Caramelised Onion Pasta - Green Evi
This spinach and caramelised onion pasta by Evi of Green Evi is tossed through a walnut cream sauce and garnished with sage. YUM. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Pineapple Black Rice Stir Fry - Rainbow Nourishments
Anthea of Rainbow Nourishments has created a delicious stir fry with the sweet tang of pineapple. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Japanese Style Green Garlic and Spring Onion Fried Farro - Vermilion Roots
This dish, by Christine of Vermilion Roots, shines in simplicity. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Coconut Curry Chickpeas With Wilted Greens - With Food And Love
This curry by Sherrie of With Food and Love is super simple and, to make things even easier, you can use whichever greens you have to hand on the day. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Szechuan Eggplant - Delish Knowledge
I love eggplant (aka aubergine), and this spicy eggplant dish, by Alex of Delish Knowledge, looks yummy. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Open-Faced Hummus And Beet Sandwich - Plant Eaters' Manifesto
This simple, yet satisfying, sandwich by James and Kayli of Plant Eaters Manifesto can be bulked up by adding a side of potato wedges. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca - Cookie And Kate
This pasta dish, by Kate of Cookie and Kate, is packed full of what I consider to be fairly basic vegan pantry staples. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Spicy Lemongrass Noodle Soup - The Viet Vegan
I mean seriously, who doesn’t love to slurp their way through a BIG bowl of noodles! This spicy lemongrass noodle soup, by Lisa of The Viet Vegan, looks slurpy-licious! CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Moroccan Carrot Salad With Millet - Naturally Ella
This flavoursome salad, by Ella of Naturally Ella, is easy to assemble. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Masala Spiced Tofu Scramble - The Minimalist Baker
I happen to LOVE cauliflower so this masala spiced tofu scrambles, by Dana of The Minimalist Baker, really appeals to me for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Fried Quinoa With BBQ Siracha Tofu - Diary Of An Ex-Sloth
This vegan fried quinoa, by Giselle of Diary Of An Ex-Sloth, is bursting with sweet and tangy flavours. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Sundried Tomato Pesto Pizza - Making Thyme For Health
This sundried tomato pesto pizza, by Sarah of Making Thyme For Health, sounds tasty and, obviously, having a store bought pizza base in the pantry is a good idea if you’re looking to save time in the kitchen. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Singapore Noodles - Cilantro And Citronella
This lightly spiced, popular dish is so delicious and Melissa of Cilantro and Citronella’s recipe can be “thrown” together in as little as 15 minutes. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Mushroom Risotto - Ceara's Kitchen
YES, yes, you can make risotto in 30 minutes and, this risotto recipe, by Ceara of Ceara’s Kitchen, is rich and creamy and so moreish. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Stir Fried Rice With Vegetables And Cashews - Green Valley Kitchen
I always like to have a batch of pre-cooked rice on hand for a mid-week fried rice. Geraldine of Green Valley Kitchen highlights the importance of using a size appropriate pan, it’ll absolutely make a difference to your end result. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Mexican Style Tomato Soup - Simple Vegan Blog
This tomato soup recipe, by Losune and Alberto of Simple Vegan Blog, is perfect for when you’re craving a BIG bowl of comforting deliciousness. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Crispy Salt And Pepper Tofu - Quite Good Food
This crispy salt and pepper tofu, by Amber of Quite Good Good, looks really tasty and you can serve it with some steamed or sticky rice and steamed greens. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Creamy Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti - Wallflower Kitchen
A comforting, garlicky, and truly scrumptious spaghetti recipe by Aimee of Wallflower Kitchen. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Vegetable Teriyaki Stir Fry - Hummusapien
The roasted cashews in this stir fry, by Alexis of Hummusapien, really lift this simple dish and give it a bit of crunch. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta - Crazy Vegan Kitchen
This pasta dish, by Amrita of Crazy Vegan Kitchen, is so simple to create, all you have to do is make the roasted red pepper sauce whilst your pasta of choice is cooking. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Paella-Style Quinoa With Roasted Artichoke Hearts - Wing It Vegan
I love River of Wing It Vegan’s suggestion of adding some vegan chorizo to this paella-style quinoa dish. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Panfried Mustard Potatoes with Cucumber Salad - The Clean Dish
WOW, a droolworthy creation by Rose of The Clean Dish. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
Cauliflower Zucchini Carbonara - Journey To Real Life
This carbonara recipe, by Prosper and Lisa of Journey to Real Life, deliciously demonstrates how cauliflower and zucchini combine to make a creamy white sauce. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE.
We'd love for you to let us know your favourite vegan 30-minute (or less) recipe in the comments section below. Vegan deliciousness should always be shared!
About the author...
In addition to being the Assistant Online Editor of Barefoot Vegan, Honey Morris is also the creator of Veggie Yum Yums, a friendly vegan Facebook page.
Honey lives with her husband Stu and Ruby the rescue cat, in picturesque Western Australia. They recently built on 2.5 acres in a beautiful semi-rural location and are passionate about transforming their land into a safe haven for WA wildlife and also, rescuing farmed animals, especially chickens. Visit her website for recipes, reviews and hot topics.
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