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Tag: Easy Vegan Recipes

  • Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Every year on my birthday, my mom would let me pick what I wanted to eat for dinner.  With zero hesitation, it was almost always Mollie Katzen’s recipe for The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. But I have to give it to Mollie, how could a veggie kid not want to eat a rice casserole that had […]

  • Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Lentils and Breadcrumbs

    Maybe you aren’t vegan, but someone you love is and they are coming over for a holiday dinner? Well, making this recipe for vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms with lentils and breadcrumbs says, “Hey, I thought of you, and wanted you to have something delicious to dine on at this gathering.” If this is you and […]

  • Chipotle Red Lentil Soup

    This is one hearty vegan red lentil soup recipe!  As it cooks up, it gets thicker, so if you prefer a thinner soup, stir in some extra water or broth right before serving. As a variation, stir in some soy curls with the kale towards the end of cooking.  Or add some grains, and serve it […]

  • Vegan Black Bean Burritos with Avocado Mango Salsa

    This easy vegan bean burrito recipe is simple, fast and delicious. Lime, fresh mango, cilantro, avocado and fire-roasted green chiles create a fresh sweet-sour salsa. Stewed black beans with ground cumin and smoked paprika provide a savory, hearty counterbalance. Enjoy wrapped in a tortilla, and yum! This recipe makes ~4 burritos. These simple vegan burritos […]

  • Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Eggplant Chickpea Stew

    This vegan eggplant chickpea stew recipe is inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine—pomegranate molasses, saffron, cardamom, and more. It smells absolutely heavenly while it’s cooking!  The flavor is warming, slightly tangy, and comforting all at once. And it tastes delicious served over a bed of fluffy couscous or short grain brown rice. Pomegranate molasses is a common […]

  • Slow Cooker Tempeh Sauerkraut Stew

    This is an easy recipe for vegan slow cooker smoky tempeh sauerkraut stew with liquid smoke, smoked paprika, caraway seeds and more. One of my favorite parts is the way the tempeh and sauerkraut smells, as it simmers. It’s smoky, savory goodness! And there’s really nothing like kraut and potatoes, so serving this stew over […]

  • Shiitake Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts with Farro

    Awhile back, my cousin was looking for a Brussels sprout recipe.  I realized that I didn’t have any to share.  While we eat them roasted throughout the fall and winter season, that’s about the extent of it.  So, I challenged myself to think of a new way to incorporate Brussels sprouts into our rotation of […]

  • Herbed Black-Eyed Pea and Cannellini Bean Salad with Garlic Toast

    This is an easy, delicious vegan recipe for herbed black-eyed pea and cannellini bean salad with fresh dill, mint, parsley and chives.  Serving it over garlic toast is absolutely divine. It’s like one big, buttery crouton begging for this delicious vegan herbed bean salad recipe to live on top of it. I love the contrast […]

  • Gnocchi with Cannellini Beans, Spinach, and Tomatoes

    When I am tight on time, this gnocchi and white beans recipe is one of my favorite quick vegan dishes.  It is fast, easy, and hearty.  And it has…drum roll…8 ingredients, including the salt and the optional vegan parmesan!  Sometimes, simple is best, and leave it to this recipe for gnocchi with cannellini beans, spinach […]

  • Butternut Squash Spinach Soup

    This is a savory, easy vegan butternut squash spinach soup recipe with lite coconut milk, celery, sage and lemon juice. It’s perfect for the cooler months of the year. And it cooks up fast. If you are feeling particularly fancy, top this vegan butternut squash soup with fried fresh sage leaves. To make fried sage […]

  • Slow Cooker Cajun Kidney Beans and Rice

    Taking inspiration from Louisana’s Cajun cuisine, this slow cooker vegan kidney beans and rice recipe involves stewing the beans, green peppers, celery, and onion with a bit of smokiness, a bit of heat, and a lot of savory flavor. I love it on top of some short grain brown rice, but you could also have […]

  • White Bean Jackfruit Chili

    As the kiddos go back to school, I can’t help but think of chili.  It tastes great on it’s own, or loaded up with vegan sour cream, scallions, avocado, or with a bit of shredded vegan cheese.  For the contrast in textures, I like a few crushed tortilla chips in mine. And oh man, vegan white […]

  • Vegan Broccoli Pasta Salad with Fresh Italian Herb Dressing

    When I was a kid, my mom would let me pick a salad from the deli counter at our local grocer every week. I almost always picked the same one with broccoli, sliced black olives and Italian dressing. While I was putting together this vegan Italian broccoli pasta salad recipe, I couldn’t help but think […]

  • Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Harissa Dressing

    This vegan harissa chickpeas and carrots recipe works well roasted in the oven or cooked out on the grill.  I’ve included directions for how to do either method. No matter how you do it, I love the way the harissa dressing mingles with the carrots, red onions, chickpeas and garlic.  Served on a bed of […]

  • Balsamic Potato Salad with Fresh Basil, Cherry Tomatoes and Wheat Berries

    This delicious vegan recipe for balsamic potato salad with fresh basil, ripe cherry tomatoes, arugula and wheat berries tastes like summer. The wheat berries add a hearty chewy quality to an otherwise pedestrian balsamic potato salad. All together, it is easy side dish to make, and so tasty! It makes ~4-6 servings. A few notes… […]

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers

    This is a delicious vegan sun-dried tomato chickpea burger recipe with canned chickpeas, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, wheat berries, prepared horseradish and more.  It’s savory, flavorful and super garlicky. It makes 4 chickpea burger patties. A few things… Discover more UVK recipes, like Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Italian White Bean Burgers, Creamy Chickpea Salad Sandwiches, Spicy […]

  • Creamy Chickpea Salad

    This is an easy recipe for creamy chickpea salad with vegan mayo, dijon, nutritional yeast, pepperoncini (or dill pickles), crunchy carrots and celery, and more. You can enjoy this vegan chickpea salad on sandwiches, wraps, or even as a snack on crackers. This creamy chickpea salad recipe is perfect for lunch, camping, picnics or dinner. […]

  • Vegan Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad with Ranch Dressing

    This is a delicious recipe for vegan roasted chickpea kale salad with ranch dressing. The roasted chickpeas contribute a smoky bacon flavor. The homemade vegan ranch dressing is creamy, acidic, savory and salty. And the massaged lacinato kale, crunchy veggies and sunflower seeds bring freshness and texture. Overall, it’s a satisfying ranchy vegan roasted chickpea […]

  • Vegan Marinara Sauce

    Is marinara sauce vegan? Most of the time! When in doubt, read the label or ask. Marinara sauce is usually pretty simple, and this easy vegan marinara sauce recipe stays true to that ethos. Because marinara sauce uses few ingredients, it’s important to pick quality ones. If using canned tomatoes, try brands like Pomi, Mutti […]

  • Chickpea Curry

    Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious.  This vegan chickpea curry recipe is flavorful, hearty and comes together fast.  It is by no means authentic, but it is strictly plant based.  When my partner went up for seconds, I knew I had a winner on my hands! When I usually make curry, I like to use coconut […]

  • Cucumber Cantaloupe Salad

    Light and refreshing, this is the perfect cucumber cantaloupe salad recipe for warm days.  Fresh cantaloupe, crisp cucumber, mint, lemon, and rich macadamia nuts, it’s the perfect cookout side or works well as a cooling side dish on a lazy, hot evenings. The best parts… the way mint works with cantaloupe, the refreshing cucumber mingling […]

  • Southwestern Jackfruit Pizza

    Sweet corn made so much sense for this vegan jackfruit pizza recipe.  I couldn’t help but think about my run-in with a European Domino’s Pizza menu a few years ago.  My husband said, “Europeans eat corn on pizza?”  I said, “I guess so.”  As an American, this seemed novel, and well, very American, because corn […]

  • Chipotle Lime Jackfruit

    This vegan chipotle lime jackfruit recipe is quick, easy and super tasty. It’s got the perfect balance of acid, sweetness, savory flavors and smokiness.  And best of all, this simple vegan recipe for chipotle chili lime jackfruit can be used in tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas, or even as a vegan pizza topping!   For this […]

  • Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Soup

    Inspired by Cajun cuisine, this hearty vegan black-eyed pea soup recipe is easy to prepare, cooks up fast, and tastes absolutely fantastic with a piece of cornbread on the side. It can be enjoyed year around. It makes 4 servings. For this recipe, you can use a prepared Cajun seasoning blend. In the past, I […]