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Best ever vegan recipes ready in under 30 minutes

Try our best ever vegan recipes ready in under 30 minutes - they're quick and easy to make for vegan midweek meals, and are bound to impress your vegan (and non-vegan) friends

 

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Wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon

This recipe for wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon is quick and easy to make and vegan. Plus, it’s pasta for under 500 calories – yes please


Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast

This recipe for smoky cannelloni beans on garlic toast is packed with flavour, vegetarian, ready in just 20 minutes AND under 500 calories. What more could you want for a midweek meal?


Buddah bowls with shredded sprouts and beets

Buddha bowls are generous portions of good-for-you ingredients piled into a bowl as a healthy but filling salad. They’re balanced in grains, protein, veggies and carbs, so choose what you fancy and get filling! Think of this as a savoury smoothie bowl: it’s all about those toppings!

buddha bowls with shredded sprouts and beets


Yaki udon noodles

This yaki udon noodle recipe is ready in 20 minutes and under 300 calories. Leave out the Worcestershire sauce for a vegetarian version


Smoky mushroom and walnut-stuffed portobellos

These work well as quick and easy vegan burgers too; put them into buns with hummus, salad leaves and roasted red peppers

Smoky mushroom and walnut-stuffed portobellos

Vegan fajito bowl with cauli rice

This recipe for vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice is quick and easy to make, vegan, low calorie and 5:2-diet friendly but delivers on flavour

Vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice

Breakfast smoothie bowl

Breakfast smoothie bowls are a big trend and it’s all about how you arrange your toppings. Experiment with different fruits and veg and any superfood toppings you can get your hands on


Green salad

This recipe for green salad is pepped-up with courgette, green beans, almonds, pistachios and a preserved lemon dressing. It comes from Lobos tapas bar in Borough Market and is a great addition to a sharing menu.


Tuscan bean and barley stew

This recipe for Tuscan bean and barley stew is a perfect one to have on hand for a quick midweek meal. It’s ready in 30 minutes, serves 4 and is under 200 calories. You can use any leafy greens for this, just whatever you have around


Chargrilled broccoli and cauliflower with harissa

This recipe for chargrilled broccoli and cauliflower with harissa comes from Le Bab in London and makes a great veggie side dish


Soba noodle salad with teriyaki mushrooms

This quick and easy soba noodle salad with teriyaki mushrooms is vegetarian, ready in 30 minutes, and under 300 calories


Energy balls

We’re seeing these little balls of energy everywhere, they are great to have before exercise, or when you feel as if you are flagging, as the simple sugars in the fruits will give you instant energy, and the nuts, nut butters or oats will give you a slow release of energy. We’ve made three flavours but you can create your own using the same idea. Chill until needed. They will keep for 5 days.


Tabbouleh slaw

We’ve ditched the bulgar wheat, but kept all the herby loveliness of a classic tabbouleh in this ruby winter slaw. Sprinkle some sumac over the slaw before serving, if you like.


Griddled purple sprouting broccoli with peppers and walnuts

This vegan-friendly recipe for griddled purple sprouting broccoli with peppers and walnuts is quick and easy to make and under 300 calories


Walnuts, wild rice and winter green salad

This recipe for walnut, wild rice and winter green salad is quick, easy and vegetarian but packed full of flavour


Tex-Mex black bean and avo salad

A quick and easy Tex-Mex, black bean and avocado salad – perfect for midweek.


Coconut and peanut aubergine curry

This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian, under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting meal to make midweek.


Cauliflower steaks with capers

Let us rescue you from a mid-week recipe rut with this veggie ‘steak’, served with capers. You’ll never steam cauliflower again after trying this, and it’s on the table in 25 minutes

 

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