Easy 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

Looking for quick and easy vegan recipes for midweek? Try one of these easy vegan recipes, all ready in under 30 minutes. From our super simple cauliflower steak to our on-the-go energy balls.


If you’re looking for other vegan recipes, check out our best ever vegan recipes here including vegan curries, vegan salads and more ideas.

Plus we have plenty more 5:2 recipes to try here and lots of super healthy vegan recipes, too.

Here are our best easy vegan recipes…

Miso shiitake ramen

Easy vegan ramen ready in 20 minutes. In need of a healthy yet warming midweek meal? Try our low calorie, vegan miso shiitake mushroom ramen for an easy dinner for two.

Try one of our other noodle soup recipes here…

Vegan ramen recipe with shiitake mushrooms

Vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice

This quick vegan recipe only takes half an hour. Try our vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice, it’s quick and easy to make, vegan, low calorie and 5:2-diet friendly but delivers on flavour.

Do you love Mexican food? Check out our best ever Mexican recipes here…

Vegan Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon

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

Wholewheat Vegan Spaghetti Recipe with Broccoli, Chilli and Lemon

Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast

Our quick vegan 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 vegan meal?

Buddha bowls with shredded sprouts and beets

These vegan buddha bowls are generous portions of good-for-you ingredients piled into a bowl as a healthy but filling salad, ready in 20 minutes. 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!

Looking for bowl food ideas? Click here…

Vegan Buddha Bowl

Vegan yaki udon noodles

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

Yaki Vegetable Udon Noodles Recipe

Tuscan bean and barley stew

Our quick vegan 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.

Miso soup with crispy smoked tofu

This vegan, gluten free miso soup with crispy smoked tofu is a perfect low calorie midweek meal, it’s warming, cleansing and super easy to make.

Miso Soup with Crispy Smoked Tofu

Vietnamese vegan green soup

Check out this vegan Vietnamese green soup. This quick and easy family-friendly recipe is packed with punchy flavour and comes in under 150 calories.

Vietnamese Vegan Soup Recipe

Broccoli raab and coconut salad

Terry Blake, chef at London restaurant Sparrow, has created this vegan and gluten free broccoli raab and coconut salad.

Broccoli Rabe Recipe With Coconut Salad

Cold vegan szechuan noodles

Check out this recipe for punchy cold szechuan noodles. This easy vegan dish is super simple to make and it’s low in calories.

Cold Szechuan Noodles Recipe

Three bean tomato and spinach stew

Beans, tomato and spinach for when it’s cold outside: a recipe with a kick, perfect for meat-free Monday with the family. High protein and only 153 calories per serving.

Green Bean Casserole Recipe with Three Beans

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.

Why not give one of our veggie burgers a go? We have healthy vegan ones, too.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Walnuts

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.

If you’re looking for breakfast inspiration, check out our best ever smoothie recipes here…

Smoothie Bowl Recipe For Acai Bowl

Quick and easy green salad

This vegan 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.

More veggie salads here…

Best Green Salad Recipe

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 vegan side dish.

Check out more cauliflower recipes here…

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Reciope with Harissa

Soba noodle salad with teriyaki mushrooms

This quick and easy soba noodle salad with teriyaki mushrooms is vegan friendly, ready in 30 minutes, and under 300 calories. Healthy midweek vegan meal for two.

Soba Noodle Recipe with Teriyaki Mushrooms

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.

More healthy brunch ideas here…

Energy Bites Recipe

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 this vegan slaw before serving, if you like.

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

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

Try our super simple vegan recipe for walnut, wild rice and winter green salad. This healthy salad recipe is quick, easy and packed full of flavour.

Winter Green Salad Recipe with Rice and Walnuts

Tex-Mex black bean and avo salad

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

Coconut and peanut aubergine curry

Try our creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry, it’s vegan, 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.