In this article, I will provide you with the Best 22 Vegan Recipes For Beginners- and I will walk you through some helpful tips for when you are starting out.
Alright – so, you have decided to go vegan, or simply want to start cooking more, whatever the reason is – you have come to the right place.
If you are someone who doesn’t cook often or has no idea how to cook vegan food, I am here to assure you, that it’s actually pretty easy!
Basic Equipment You Will Need:
1. A good frying pan! ( we will explain why a frying pan is so useful to have as vegan later )
2. A good Blender ( For pestos, smoothies, vegan milk, homemade vegan cheese, brownies, etc. )
3.Can opener ( for beans, chickpeas, corn cans, etc )
4. Big ass pot ( for stews, soups, boiling potatoes/veg, etc )
5. Potato Masher ( for mashing potatoes (obvs, duh!) but for also combining ingredients)
6. A couple of baking trays (for baking cookies, roasting veg, tofu, etc)
7. A strainer (for either straining boiled/canned veggies, pasta, or for sifting flours)
8. Mixing bowls ( for combining, mashing, mixing, etc )
9. Food Processor (essential equipment for making hummus, purees, etc)
10. Loaf Pan (for bread, zucchini bread, brownies, etc)
11. A Whisk! (an essential kitchen item)
12. Spatula (need to flip those pancakes somehow!)
13. Cooling Rask (for all those cookies you will be baking)
14.Measuring Cups and Spoons (baking is all about precision, so measuring correctly is key to success)
15.Liquid Measuring Cup (Another important piece of equipment you will need, especially when it comes to baking)
Right, now that you’ve got the basic equipment sorted, let’s talk recipes!
P.s you can find more helpful tips on transitioning to a vegan lifestyle here.
Beginners’ Vegan Breakfast Recipes:
I like my coffee in the morning, so dairy-free milk is a must for me!
You have to start making scrambled tofu! It’s an absolute game-changer and a must for a vegan beginner! That’s why i recommended getting a frying pan earlier, as you will need a frying pan to cook scrambled tofu!
If you used to like egg sandwiches before going vegan, this is an epic substitute!
This Vegan Egg Mayo Sandwich is even easier to make than a traditional egg salad! It takes just 10 minutes to whip up and only 7 ingredients are needed. No fussing about boiling, cooling, and peeling eggs. A super easy and super tasty breakfast favorite- veganized. No stinky eggs and cholesterol-free!
So when you look into the ingredients of these pancakes, don’t be freaked. They are not the classic ingredients you see in regular pancakes, but these pancakes aren’t regular 😉
They are special!
These vegan pancakes are high in plant protein from red split lentils, oats, and flax seeds. Free of wheat, nuts, dairy, eggs, oil, and butter so suitable for whole food plant-based diets.
Bacon! Some people can’t go vegan simply because of this darn bacon! However, there is a way to make plant-based bacon, and here it is! You won’t miss bacon again.
It’s super versatile and great to have on hand! It’s also super easy to make and bakes up fast within 20 minutes. Plus, it’s gluten-free, grain-free.
I used to pick up muffins on the way to work for my breakfast. So I am a huge muffing lover. These days, I make them myself and take them to work.
They are healthier, but still taste like regular muffins!
Beginners’ Vegan Lunch Recipes:
This recipe is my favorite for when I want to eat really REALLY healthy! Happens mostly when I have had a bad day of eating pizza or vegan junk food.
This recipe is epic, and it’s perfect for meal prepping and taking to work the next day.
Another favorite of mine to take to work. There is a lot going on in this salad, you got crunch, you got sweetness, you got bitterness, you got savory flavors…I mean! it’s everyone in one bowl, but it all works so well together!
This Eggplant Chickpea Salad is quick, easy, healthy, and customizable, it’s a perfect sandwich or wraps filler and great on a bed of leafy greens!
I barely used to get breaks when I used to work as a chef, so I needed to whip up something quick and healthy, so this mashed avocado chickpea sandwich was invented.
I love avocados, and I love chickpeas…so I was thinking of a way to incorporate them together in one meal.
So I thought mixing both ingredients together with a few spices and herbs should come out really nicely…and it did!
I am a sucker for comfort food. This noodle salad is so so darn comforting, and yet not so unhealthy! If you need some comfort food in your life, but don’t want to get anything unhealthy, this recipe is for you.
This salad is light but filling, and the flavors are oh SO fresh. It’s topped off with a homemade tangy, sweet, Asian dressing to make everything finger-licking good. So have a salad for lunch this week, and enjoy it.
I love, love pasta, there’s no doubt about that.
Pesto pasta made vegan! Tastes amazing, and is super easy to make too.
It can be served as a main dish or side dish, and you can enjoy it warm or cold!
Beginners’ Vegan Dinner Recipes:
You are going to love this bake, especially on a cold evening. It’s perfect for meal prepping as the whole batch does about 5-6 portions.
It’s healthy, filling, low on calories, and super comforting.
So, this pizza was invented out of pure laziness. I fancied a pizza, but couldn’t be arsed to make a dough or all that, had leftover wraps, and dumped some hummus on there and some veggies I had in the fridge, and this bad boy happened. I gotta say, it’s a regular recipe these days for me.
Burgers! Comforting junk food. However, I made these burgers healthier! You don’t need to add tons of junk to make something taste good and be healthy.
These nutty plant-based protein burgers will be your new favorite.
Oofff, now this is what I am talking about! This recipe is AMAZING! It tastes just like Philly cheesesteak, but no dead animals needed! All plant-based goodness.
You can have so much sexy food as a vegan, from delicious and healthy, to super-naughty delicious and junky.
I like serving this vegan Philly cheesesteak with a side of crispy chili fries, for an additional extra deliciousness and grease
This pasta is so creamy, so easy to make and so delicious! Comes out in 10 minutes. A perfect weeknight meal!
See, cooking vegan food is so easy!
Beginners’ Vegan Snack Recipes:
A perfect party food, or just an awesome massive hummus bowl to dip veggies or crackers in. It’s filling, healthy and low on calories. Hummus is my go-to snack.
This zucchini bread is so fluffy, delicious and so versatile. Can be eaten for breakfast and as a snack! Spread some vegan butter on there, or nut butter, and eat up!
These Easy Protein Brownies are 5-ingredient healthy protein brownies that are moist and fudgy and contain NO SUGAR, NO EGGS, NO OIL, AND NO FLOUR! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and high on protein. Enjoy them as a snack or any time of the day.
These cookies make a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free treat that the whole family will love. They are crispy on the outside, cakey and soft on the inside, naturally sweet, and simply delicious!
Best of all, you can satisfy your cookie cravings in just 30 minutes!
These Vegan Cookie-Dough Bars are Moist, tender, and fudgy flourless bars with a crackly top. Gluten-free, oil-free, and vegan, but so delicious no one will ever know. I dare you to eat just one! They are also so easy to make!
Perfect for dessert or for a snack
So these are my Best 22 Vegan Recipes For Beginners! I hope they help you and help your vegan lifestyle easier.
If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below, I will reply as soon as possible 🙂