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Tag: Vegan Lunch Recipes

  • Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

    Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

    On July 4th, 1924, Caesar Cardini found himself with a slammed restaurant and a limited pantry. And in that moment, he chose to innovate and create the “Caesar Salad”. Inspired by the Caesar salad, this recipe for vegan kale Caesar salad has croutons, crispy tempeh bacon, massage lacinato kale, crunchy romaine lettuce, a delicious vegan […]

  • Grape Cucumber Couscous Salad

    With flavors inspired by Spanish white gazpacho, this easy vegan grape cucumber couscous pasta salad recipe is simple and refreshing. It’s the perfect grape salad to enjoy in the summer! It’s got nice texture and flavor. The toasted walnuts add a satisfying crunch, but also work really well with the sherry vinegar. The green grapes, […]

  • Kale Tofu Salad with Spicy Tamari Dressing

    For awhile, I debated titling this vegan kale tofu salad recipe either “Crunchy Tofu Salad” or “Super Seedy Tofu Kale Salad”. A generous helping of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds create a delightful texture that’s crunchy and satisfying. And they pair so nicely with the hot chili oil tamari dressing, the marinated baked […]

  • Cannellini Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

    This easy recipe for vegan cannellini bean salad with roasted garlic vinaigrette is very flavorful and perfect year round. It holds up well. It’s great to pack for lunch or a road trip. And it tastes so nice with toast. While flavor is always the most important thing to me, I cannot deny it.. this […]

  • Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables

    UVK has no shortage of excellent farro salad recipes, but this recipe for vegan farro salad with roasted root vegetables is one of the best! Loaded with chewy farro and roasted carrots, parsnips and beets, this farro salad is delicious warm or cold, and packs a flavorful punch with its orange balsamic vinaigrette. The dressing […]

  • Sriracha Tofu Salad

    This is a delicious, easy vegan sriracha tofu salad recipe has a lot of versatility! For a protein-packed meal, enjoy it solo. Or fill a tortilla with it with additional cucumber slices and fresh cilantro to make a tasty sriracha tofu wrap. Maybe add some cold orzo pasta? And enjoy a Thai-inspired tofu orzo salad. […]

  • Avocado Cucumber Carrot Sushi with Sweet Chili Sauce

    This recipe for vegan (or vegetarian) avocado cucumber carrot sushi roll with sweet chili sauce is the perfect summer meal. It’s flavorful, refreshing, crunchy and loaded with a sweet garlicky sauce. It uses one of my favorite condiments, Mae Ploy Sweet Chilli Sauce, which you can find all over the U.S. at major grocery stores. […]

  • Sunflower Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Grape Tomatoes and Black Olives

    This recipe for vegan sunflower pesto pasta salad with artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes and black olives is quick and tasty. By the time the fusilli pasta is done boiling, the rest of the ingredients are ready to go. Not only that, sunflower basil pesto doesn’t need nutritional yeast. This nut free vegan pesto has enough […]

  • Black Bean, Sweet Corn and Jicama Salad

    Jicama is a plant from Mexico. Many people associate the term, jicama, with the plant’s edible tuberous root. This part of the plant is crisp, starchy and slightly sweet. In Mexico, it is often enjoyed raw with lime juice, chili powder and salt. And thus, it was the perfect candidate to add some dimension to […]

  • Sushi Rice

    This vegan sushi rice recipe uses Calrose rice. Calrose rice was developed in the late 1940’s in California. When cooked, this medium grain rice becomes soft and sticky. It’s an ideal rice for sushi, and pretty easy to find throughout the U.S. There are a number of steps in the process to make sushi rice, […]

  • Shiitake Mushroom Sushi Rolls

    Some years ago, I had vegan sushi in San Francisco at Cha-Ya, a vegan sushi restaurant. Being raised vegetarian and spending most of my adult life as a vegan, I had never had sushi. Needless to say, it was so good! Since that time, I’ve become a big fan of veggie sushi rolls. And thus, […]

  • Mediterranean Chickpea Eggplant Salad

    This Mediterranean-inspired vegan chickpea eggplant salad recipe has it all! The grilled eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas, pistachios and a tasty oregano dressing really make it happen. It tastes great over some garlic toast, or on a bed of spinach greens. Or all by itself! It’s hearty enough to be a lunch or a meal, but […]

  • Za’atar Chickpea Pita

    This is one simple vegan chickpea pita recipe. You’ll have to mix the ingredients for the za’atar chickpeas the night before, because they need time to marinate. Other than the marinating time, this recipe is quick and easy. No air fryer for the marinated chickpeas? No worries. Below are two alternatives for preparing the chickpeas […]

  • Fennel and White Bean Salad

    This easy vegan fennel and white bean salad recipe is awesome for lunch, because it takes very little effort and stores well. And like most cold bean salads, it gets better with time. Add a little extra salt before serving, and you’re ready to go. Serve with garlic toast, put it inside a pita, wrap […]

  • Ginger Miso Slaw

    Dry roasted almonds, crunchy chow mein noodles, marinated tofu, fresh celery and crisp napa cabbage make this vegan ginger miso slaw recipe. It works well for summer or really any time of year. It’s a great protein-packed Asian-inspired vegan miso coleslaw salad for lunch, dinner, or summer cookouts. If you aren’t eating this right away, […]

  • Marinated Grilled or Baked Tofu

    Whether the tofu is sliced or cubed, this grilled or baked marinated tofu can be used on sandwiches, on salads, in tacos, in burritos, on pizza, in a grain bowl, in vegan sushi, or whatever your imagination can come up with!

  • Chickpea Millet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Pumpkin Seeds

    This is the best vegan chickpea millet salad recipe to serve for lunch, dinner or as a cookout side. The combination of the fresh herb dressing, the hearty grains, the satiating chickpeas, juicy cherry tomatoes and crunchy pumpkin seeds make this one simple, satisfying millet salad with tomatoes and chickpeas! Make sure to let the […]

  • Lemony Greek Wheat Berry Salad

    This Greek-inspired, vegan Mediterranean wheat berry salad recipe is chewy from the wheat berries, crunchy from the orange pepper and cucumber, salty from the kalamata olives and vegan feta, satisfying from the chickpeas and possesses a flavorful lemon oregano vinaigrette that keeps you coming back for more! And best of all, this Mediterranean wheat berry […]

  • Kale Farro Salad

    Bursting with fresh Italian flavors, this vegan kale farro salad recipe has a simple dressing with fresh oregano and juicy grape tomatoes. It is quick, easy and makes a delicious side, lunch, or light dinner. It’s perfect for summer or any time you want a hearty grain salad with minimal effort. A few notes… ・Not […]

  • Black Bean Avocado Salsa

    This is an easy vegan black bean avocado salsa recipe with cherry tomatoes, canned black beans, lime juice, apple cider vinegar and more. It’s the perfect answer to the question, “What should I make for lunch?” A crowd-pleasing dip for chips. An awesome topping for a baked sweet potato. A delicious filling for a tortilla […]

  • Asian Noodle Salad with Almond Sesame Dressing

    Some people are allergic to peanuts, and some people just don’t like them. I’m one of the latter. So, I put together this recipe for a nutty vegan Asian noodle salad with almond butter, cucumber and carrots. This easy recipe for Asian noodle salad is satisfying, and great for any time of year. The ingredients […]

  • Artichoke Potato Salad

    This quick, easy vegan artichoke potato salad recipe is positively delicious. The entire recipe came together in less than 30 minutes. You steam baby potatoes, cool them down, make a dressing and combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. And thanks to the fresh dill and parsley, it tastes really fresh. This simple potato […]

  • Barley Lentil Salad with Fresh Dill and Chives

    This is an easy vegan barley lentil salad recipe with fresh dill and chives, carrots and red bell pepper. It’s chewy, crunchy, hearty and satisfying. And it works well for potlucks, picnics, packed lunches, and really, any season of the year. After storing in the refrigerator overnight, this barley and lentil salad may need a […]

  • Beet Poke Bowl

    Poke is a very popular traditional dish from Hawaii. The centerpiece of the meal is raw fish (usually tuna or octopus). While there are a variety of approaches to seasoning the fish, many recipes incorporate soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions and sesame seeds. Inspired by poke, this is an easy, fast, fresh vegan beet […]