Easy Vegan Bean Chilli Recipe with Quinoa

Best easy vegan recipes

The rules of vegan diets can be tricky, but we've pulled together a collection of 61 easy vegan recipes for you to choose from - be inspired by salads, curries and sourdough recipes

Looking for vegan recipes? Check out our expert ideas for vegan meals. Vegan food is very popular especially in January, nicknamed as Veganuary, when many of us choose to go vegan for a month to cut out meat. 

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Try one of our quick and easy vegan dinner recipes, from vegan curry recipes (we have some fab vegan and vegetarian curry recipes here) to vegan salads and a super creamy vegan chilli.

We also have a dedication section for healthy vegan recipes that are low in calories here.


First up, check out our vegan banana bread

…to snack on while you’re making your vegan meals.

Our moist vegan banana bread is and easy to make, it goes perfectly with your morning tea or afternoon snack. Here are our favourite banana bread and banana muffin recipes to try.

Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Spicy vegan lentil burgers

Check out this quick and easy vegan burger recipe with spicy lentils. Ready in just 30 minutes, these punchy patties make a super simple summer recipe for four.

Vegan Lentil Burgers Recipe

Temaki (vegan sushi rice hand rolls)

Check out these super easy and healthy sushi rolls. Packed with plenty of fresh and crunchy veg, these vegan hand rolls are an easy lunch time treat.

Temaki Hand Roll Recipe

Hummus, kale and coriander noodles

Check out this easy vegan salad recipe with crunchy kale, fiery ginger and topped with a creamy hummus and peanut butter dressing – an easy midweek meal for two.

Easy Soba Noodle Recipe with Hummus and Kale served on a dark metal dish on a dark blue table

Jerk cauliflower steaks with rice and peas

Check out our vegan cauli steak recipe with punchy jerk spice and soft red kidney beans. This easy dish serves two for a super simple low calorie meal.

Vegan Cauliflower Steak Recipe with Jerk Spice

Crunchy veg and smoked tofu salad with sesame dressing

Try our vibrant salad recipe with crispy golden tofu and crunchy vegetables. This easy vegan dish is low in calories, too.

Smoked Tofu Salad Recipe with Sesame Dressing and Veg

Vegan Thai green curry

Creamy, delicately spiced Thai-style curry is a crowd-pleaser. Make this easy vegan curry in just 15 minutes using curry paste.

Vegan Thai Green Curry with Butternut Squash

Falafel, beetroot and hummus grain bowl

Check out this colourful vegan bowl with fragrant falafel, crunchy beets and warm grains. This easy recipe is a simple midweek meal for two that’s ready in 25 minutes.

Falafel and Hummus Bowl with Beetroot Recipe

Purple sprouting broccoli tempura with ponzu dipping sauce

Check out this vegan recipe for crunchy purple sprouting broccoli in crispy tempura batter. Ready in under 30 minutes, this dish will make an impressive dinner party starter.

Broccoli Tempura with Ponzu Sauce

Vegan buddha bowl salad

Check out our low calorie vegan buddha bowl. This bright and colourful bowl of goodness is a super easy way to get some nutritional balance into your day.

Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe

Quick vegan curry with tamarind and potato

This simple vegan tamarind potato curry is packed with punchy flavour, it’s low in calories and easily serves 4, a great warming family meal. Here are our quick curry recipes to try.

Quick vegan Tamarind Potato Curry with tomatoes, coriander, chilli and ginger. With sides of rice, naan bread and cold beer

MBLT vegan sandwich

Try our version of this vegan sandwich – surprisingly easy and so rewarding – in a crazy-good MBLT (Mushroom ‘bacon’, lettuce and tomato sandwich with vegan mayo). And, yes, we’ve a you’ll-never-believe-it’s-vegan mayo, too. So get involved, whether you’re a vegan or not.

Vegan Sandwich Recipe with Mushroom Bacon

Tex-Mex black bean and avo salad

Looking for a quick vegan dinner? Make our quick and easy vegan Tex-Mex, black bean and avocado salad, perfect for midweek.


Whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus

Looking for a showstopping vegan recipe? Check out our vegan roasted cauliflower with warm harissa hummus. This cauliflower recipe makes for a great side dish when feeding a hungry crowd. Plus it’s low in calories and it’s gluten free.

Harissa Cauliflower Recipe

Vegan stew with sweet potato and greens

Try this vegan West African stew with sweet potato and greens. This one-pot recipe is super easy to make and packed with warming flavours.

West African stew with sweet potato & greens

Hoisin-glazed tofu with stir-fried brown rice

Tofu is a great way to enjoy a hearty vegan meal. Our healthy hoisin-glazed tofu with stir-fried brown rice is really easy, vegetarian, and under 500 calories. Try our other tofu recipes here.


Tray-roast squash, sweet potato and grain salad

Want to batch cook some lunches for the week ahead? Try this vegan tray-roast squash, sweet potato and grain salad for a healthy midweek meal.

Tray Roast Squash& Grain Salad

Sweet potato linguine with vegan puy lentil ragù

Looking for a vegan bolognese recipe? Try making your ragu with lentils to go meat free. Sweet potato linguine is more robust than courgetti, so can withstand a bit more cooking. Served with a warming vegan bolognese-style ragù, this gluten-free low calorie main is perfect for the start of the cooler months.

Sweet potato linguine with puy lentil ragù

Roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon

This recipe for roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon makes for a really easy midweek meal for one. It’s vegan, ready in under and hour and around 300 calories, but still delivers big, punchy flavours. You’re welcome.


Aubergine bhaji

Looking for a vegan curry recipe to try tonight? This vegan, gluten-free and low in calories recipe is made with aubergines and packed full of spices. Why not try this dish for Meat Free Monday?

Bhaji Recipe with Aubergine

Sri Lankan beetroot curry

Try this vibrant Sri Lankan beetroot curry for an easy vegan midweek meal. This bright and colourful recipe is packed with plenty of flavour and it’s low in calories, too.

Vegan Curry Recipe For Beetroot Curry

Aubergine and sesame stir-fry 

Quick, easy and healthy vegetarian stir-fry. Baby aubergines cook in minutes and soak up the flavour of mirin to make a fast and filling midweek meal. Serve with rice on the side.

Aubergine Stir Fry With Sesame

Aubergine stuffed with pisto

A great vegan dinner recipe. This recipe for aubergine stuffed with piste comes from Pizarro restaurants. The slow-cooked vegetable stuffing in this recipe together with the crunchy, garlic migas topping is like a hug on a plate. This could be a main, starter or side dish, it’s a really versatile recipe.


Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast

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


Buffalo cauliflower tacos

Our vegan, low calorie buffalo cauliflower tacos are ready in just 35 minutes and are so packed with flavour that you won’t even notice you’re being virtuous.

Buffalo cauliflower tacos

Red lentil dahl soup with broccoli tarka

Check out our vegan red lentil dahl soup. This easy recipe is the perfect midweek winter warmer to feed the whole family, plus it’s low in calories.

red lentil dahl soup

Quick vegan chilli with quinoa and black beans

Try our quick vegan chilli. Make this quick and easy quinoa and black bean chilli – it’s high in protein but low calorie and it’s vegan.

Quick quinoa and black bean vegan chilli

Ginger-glazed squash with sesame

Our Asian-inspired recipe for ginger-glazed squash with sesame is a great way to make everyday ingredients more exciting. It’s packed full of delicious flavours but is under 300 calories and takes just 45 minutes.


Vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice

This recipe for vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice is quick and easy to make, it’s low calorie and 5:2-diet friendly that delivers on flavour. Why not make this fajita bowl recipe for an easy midweek meal?

Vegan Fajita Bowl with Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Sweet potato, carrot and ginger soup

Make our simple vegan soup with sweet potato, carrot, and fiery ginger. This warming soup recipe is ideal for a quick and easy wintery lunch, plus it’s low in calories, too.

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe

Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds

This kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds is easy, ready in 35 minutes, vegan and, best of all, under 300 calories. It’s so packed full of flavour from the sweet butternut squash and crunchy almonds.


Smoky mushroom and walnut-stuffed portobellos

Try these smoky mushroom and walnut-stuffed portobello mushrooms for an easy vegan meal. These work well as quick and easy burgers too; put them into buns with hummus, salad leaves and roasted red peppers, too.

Smoky mushroom and walnut-stuffed portobellos

Chestnut, squash and sweet potato loaf

Check out this vegan chestnut, squash and sweet potato loaf recipe. Precise layering makes this vegan main look really smart, but it’s actually easy to put together. This can be made the day before then heated through before serving. Check out our vegan and vegetarian dinner party ideas here.

Vegan Christmas Nut Roast Recipe For Vegetarian Christmas Dinner

Cauliflower rice with aubergine ragoût

This recipe for cauliflower rice with aubergine ragoût is really on-trend. By blitzing cauliflower in a food processor, and quickly cooking, you get the consistency and texture of rice but without the carbs and with fewer calories. It still fills you up, and it’s quicker to cook, too. Here are our favourite cauliflower recipes.


Turmeric roasted cauliflower salad

Our roasted cauliflower salad with turmeric is low in calories and packed with punchy flavour. Turmeric adds lovely colour and flavour to this easy vegan-friendly recipe.

Turmeric roasted cauliflower Salad. With peas, edamame beans and rice

Vegan Cajun bean burgers with dairy-free slaw

These quick and easy cajun bean burgers are the perfect dish for a meat-free vegan meal. Packed full of veggies and plenty of flavour, these burgers are super healthy. Why not serve with dairy-free slaw for a midweek meal?

Cajun bean burgers and dairy-free slaw

Vegan sushi recipe for sweet potato and coconut maki

Vegan sushi, anyone? Sushi street food company Happy Maki (‘sushi from the land’) travels the UK dishing out sushi wraps. Unusually for sushi, everything is ‘fish free’ to raise awareness about unsustainable fish farming. Here’s our version of the Thai sweet potato wrap.


Broccoli raab and coconut salad

Looking for a vegan salad recipe? Try this broccoli salad from Terry Blake, chef at London restaurant Sparrow, who has created this vegan and gluten free broccoli raab and coconut salad. Make it as a side dish for a vegan dinner party.

Broccoli Rabe Recipe With Coconut Salad

Coconut and peanut aubergine curry

Another of our favourite vegan curry recipes. 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.


Cold 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. Looking for noodles recipes? Check out our favourites here.

Cold Szechuan Noodles Recipe

Mapo tofu

Check out this easy vegan mapo tofu recipe from the new Taiwanese restaurant XU in London’s Chinatown. This super simple recipe is packed with flavour and takes no time at all to make.

Tofu Recipe from XU Taiwanese Restaurant

Asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf

This asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf is a lovely spring dish and a great alternative way to use asparagus. It is officially in season on 24 April, but might be in the shops a bit earlier depending on the weather.

Asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf

Vegetarian shepherd’s pie with spiced lentils

Looking for a comfort food dish to serve all the family? Try this vegetarian and vegan recipe for spiced lentil shepherd’s pie which is a great vegan version of a classic. It’s ready in 1 hour and is enough to feed the whole family.

Spiced lentil shepherd's pie

Vietnamese 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. Here are our favourite Vietnamese recipes.

Vietnamese Vegan Soup Recipe

Hot and sour aubergine with sticky rice

Sticky rice with aubergine in a hot and sour sauce, made from very simple ingredients: red chilli, soy sauce, vinegar and a little sugar.


Miso soup with crispy smoked tofu

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

Miso Soup with Crispy Smoked Tofu

Potato and cauliflower curry

Make our great veggie curry. Whether you’re vegetarian or not, try this fast and easy spicy dish, ready in about 30 minutes. Bulk it up with basmati rice or naan breads.

Potato and cauliflower curry recipe

Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

A quick and easy spicy soup made with chickpeas. This vegetarian recipe, gets its heat from harissa, the hot chilli pepper paste from Morocco. Ready quickly in 20 minutes.


Okra and tomato tabbouleh

Okra, or ladies fingers, is a subtle-flavoured vegetable that works well with strong flavours. This recipe with bulgar wheat, mint, parsley and lemon is ideal.

Okra and tomato tabbouleh

Keralan runner bean curry

New idea for a vegetarian curry using runner beans. These often-overlooked veg make a tasty, spicy dish and work well with Indian spices and coconut milk.

Keralan runner bean curry

Carrot falafel

Try our take on the Middle Eastern classic, falafels. Use up your leftover carrots to give these delightful balls a lighter taste and texture. As well as being vegan, these falafel are low calorie, too.

Vegan Falafel Recipe with Carrot

Ratatouille with crisp garlic sourdough

Our best, easy, ratatouille recipe; packed with tomatoes, aubergine, courgettes and red pepper. It’s dead easy to make and feeds 4. Serve alongside Sourdough with a kick of garlic.

Ratatouille with crisp garlic sourdough

Casarecce with raw tomato sauce

Looking for a vegan pasta recipe? Try this vegan casarecce with raw tomato sauce recipe for a super simple meal that only takes 15 minutes to make. Casarecce is a twisted short pasta that retains a good bite, perfect for simple pasta dishes.

Casarecce with raw tomato sauce

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.


Vegan burrito bowl

This vegan burrito bowl recipe delivers all the big flavours you’d want without the calories


Ultimate grillable vegan burgers

With their full-on flavour and meaty texture, suitable for the grill, these completely vegan loaded burgers are an absolute must at any barbecue.


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.

Wholewheat Vegan Spaghetti Recipe with Broccoli, Chilli and Lemon

Runner beans with tomato and black onion seeds

This recipe for runner beans with tomato and black onion seeds is vegan, low-cal and gluten free making it an easy, please-everyone side dish.

Runner beans with tomato

Sweet potato falafel with coriander chutney and carrot salad

This recipe for sweet potato falafel with coriander chutney and carrot salad is vegan, low-calorie and gluten-free. Plus, it’s ready in under an hour – perfect for midweek. Here’s how to make falafel and our falafel recipes.

Sweet Potato Falafel Recipe With Coriander Chutney and Carrot Salad

Spiralized summer rolls

Spiralized veg takes the place of noodles in these super-healthy, Vietnamese-style vegan rolls. They’re great to pack for a posh picnic.

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Summer Rolls Recipe With Courgetti

Black chickpea salad (Kala channa masala)

Check out this crunchy black chickpea salad, it’s packed with fresh and tangy flavours. This recipe comes from chef Dhruv Mittal at DUM Biryani House in London. Vegan and gluten free, this dish takes under 30 minute to prepare.

Dum Biryani House - Black chickpea salad (Kala channa masala)