Vegan Kebab Recipe with Tofu Mayonnaise

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The rules of vegan diets can be tricky, but we've pulled together a collection of easy vegan recipes for you to choose from - aubergine teriyaki bowls, Moroccan soup and spicy lentil burgers

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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. 

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 dedicated section for healthy vegan recipes that are low in calories here.


Expert Richard Makin, aka School Night Vegan, shares his secrets to plant-based recipes…

Inspired plant-based cooking can be pretty daunting. Whether you’re simply trying to eat less meat or you’re cutting out animal products cold turkey (pun intended), it can be challenging to make a plate of plants appealing. With a couple of tips and a handful of secret ingredients, however, you’ll be a vegan kitchen boss in no time.  Here’s everything you wanted to know about getting the most out of vegan cooking (including tips on vegan baking).

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  • Our vegan recipes include ingredients such as cauliflower, aubergine and chickpeas

Best vegan recipes

First up, check out our vegan banana bread

...to snack on while you're making your vegan meals.

Our moist vegan banana bread is easy to make and goes perfectly with your morning tea or afternoon snack. 

Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Or our vegan brownies…

Vegan brownies

Bake a batch of our decadent chocolate brownies for an indulgent vegan treat. Our unique recipe is super chocolaty so vegan and non-vegan friends and family will all love them. Try our top vegan baking ideas here...

Vegan Brownies Recipe


Umeboshi tempeh and pineapple kebabs

Delicious chunks of marinated tempeh work brilliantly with juicy pineapple in this easy vegan alternative to the traditional BBQ skewer.

Pineapple Kebab Recipe with Tempeh


Farro, grilled peach and pecan salad

The grilled peaches deliver a satisfying sweetness, balanced by the zing of lime-pickled shallots and the smoky nuttiness of toasted pecans in this vibrant vegan salad.

Grilled Peach Salad With Pecans and Farro


Roasted cauli and couscous salad with zhoug and crispy shallots

Check out our vibrant cauliflower salad recipe with giant couscous, crispy fried onions and a punchy zhoug dressing. This easy salad is vegan and low in calories, too.

Cauliflower Couscous Salad Recipe with Zhoug


Vegan grilled pepper tacos with mole sauce

Mole sauce is a wonderful staple of Mexican cuisine – a satisfying blend of smoky chillies, peanuts, spices and dark chocolate. It’s usually found on enchiladas but here it compliments the sweet bitterness of green peppers, blistered over the grill for an epic vegan dinner.

Vegan Tacos Recipe with Mole Sauce


Pulled BBQ jackfruit sliders with mustard slaw

Jackfruit pulls apart just like slow-roasted pork and is wonderful at soaking up this BBQ sauce, which is spicy, smoky and slightly sharp with a deep, dark sweetness.

Jackfruit Pulled Pork Recipe with Vegan Slaw


Vegan falafel sandwich

The combination of crispy fried falafel, creamy condiments, crunchy salad and tangy pickles takes this spiced vegan sandwich to the next level. Discover our best falafel recipes here.

Middle Eastern Falafel Recipe


Aubergine teriyaki bowls

Our 30-minute vibrant vegan recipe is packed with fresh flavours of crunchy radishes, firery ginger and zesty lime. More aubergine recipes here.

Teriyaki Aubergine Bowl Recipe


Moroccan veggie soup

Check out our easy Moroccan vegan soup recipe with lemons, chickpeas and plenty of spice. This low calorie soup serves four and is ready in under an hour.

Moroccan Vegetable Soup Recipe


Vegan coronation tofu salad

Try our easy vegan coronation salad recipe with smoked tofu, fragrant madras curry powder and sweet mango chutney. Plus this simple salad is low in calories, too.

Coronation Chicken Recipe with Tofu


Spicy vegan lentil burgers

Make our 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


Vegan 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


Vegan buddha bowl salad

Make 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 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


Thai red curry butternut squash soup

Looking for a flavoursome yet easy soup recipe? Try our punchy vegan thai red curry with butternut squash. Check the ingredients of the thai red curry paste, as some brands contain dried shrimp so aren't vegan.

Thai Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


Chickpeas with dates, turmeric, cinnamon and almonds

Check out our easy vegan chickpea stew packed with dates, crunchy almonds and vibrant turmeric. Slow cooking chickpeas with a heady selection of spices really ramps up the flavour in this frugal dish. Try to get hold of the extra large, chubby chickpeas in jars for superior texture.

Vegan Chickpea Stew Recipe with Almonds


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


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


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


Hummus, kale and coriander noodles

Try our easy vegan salad recipe with crunchy kale, fiery ginger and topped with a creamy hummus and peanut butter dressing - an easy vegan midweek meal for two.

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


Sri Lankan carrot curry

Check out our vibrant Sri Lankan curry with carrots. This vegan recipe is easy to make and ready in under an hour, plus it's low calorie too.

Sri Lankan Curry Recipe with Carrot


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 our 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


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

Want a show-stopping 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 our vegan West African-inspired 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.


Vegan 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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


Vegan 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.


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.


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


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


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


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

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