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75+ Healthy Vegan Recipes | Simple, Healthy, Tasty, Plant-Based Meals

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Looking for something nutritious and delicious? This collection of 75+ healthy vegan recipes has a little something for everyone. From healthy vegan dinners, to guilt-free snacks, to sinfully delicious desserts, these plant-based dishes are sure to hit the spot. 

healthy vegan recipes collage

It’s no secret that I love good food. And I have no problem indulging in my favorite dishes.

But I’m also a Mom, and that means I do care about making our meals nutritious too. So I keep a running list of my favorite healthy vegan recipes – some of my own and some from my favorite bloggers.

All of these healthy vegan recipes are completely awesome. On this list, you’ll find:

  • Quick & simple healthy vegan dinner recipes
  • Lighter versions of some of your carb-heavy faves
  • Easy & healthy vegan breakfast recipes
  • Sinfully delicious healthy vegan desserts that you don’t need to feel guilty about.

Let’s check it out!

 

Healthy Vegan Soup & Chili Recipes

There’s not much I love more than a big bowl of soup, whether it’s a chilly night or even the middle of summer. Here are a few of my favorite healthy vegan recipes for soups and chilis!

Vegan Chickpea Tomato Soup

Crunchy chickpeas and savory tomatoes meld perfectly in this delicious (and totally vegan) chickpea tomato soup. It’s even topped with crunchy chickpeas instead of croutons!

Chickpea Tomato Soup

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This Thai Pumpkin Soup with coconut milk is a long-time reader favorite. Serve this fragrant soup with a swirl of coconut milk and fresh coriander (cilantro) for a delicious and healthy vegan recipe.

Thai Pumpkin Soup

Healthy Vegan Tuscan Bean Soup

This hearty Tuscan Bean Soup is so warming and nourishing – it’s loaded with fresh veggies and protein-packed beans. It’s sure to cure whatever ails you!

Tuscan Bean Soup

30-Minute Vegan Pho Soup

This incredible (and healthy!) vegan pho soup puts a new twist on the classic Vietnamese noodle soup. It’s bursting with flavor, and simple to prepare in just 30 minutes. Plus, it’s 100% vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free!

Vegan pho in 30 minutes {vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free}

Slow Cooker Vegan Chili

This slow cooker vegan chili is packed with flavor and loaded with protein. Let it cook all day in the crock pot, and it’s ready for dinner when you are! This is one of my personal go-to dishes when I need an easy and healthy vegan recipe.

Slow Cooker Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili with Mushrooms & Black Beans

This deliciously rich healthy vegan chili is packed with the goodness of mushrooms, black beans, and spices. Make a huge batch because it is even better the next day when the spices have had a chance to mingle overnight!

Vegan Chili with Mushrooms & Black Beans

Curried Cauliflower Soup

If you don’t love cauliflower – this healthy vegan recipe will convert you. This curried cauliflower soup is low-carb, healthy, entirely vegan, and loaded with so much flavor you won’t even know it’s made from cauliflower.

Curried Cauliflower Soup

Slow Cooker Lentil Sweet Potato Chili

This sweet potato chili is easy, delicious, nutritious, and you can make it in the slow cooker for an easy weeknight meal!

Slow Cooker Lentil Sweet Potato Chili

Vegan Taco Soup

Yep, I said taco soup. It’s a thing. This healthy vegan taco soup is simple to make in under 30 minutes.

Vegan Taco Soup

Instant Pot Moroccan Chickpea Soup

I love making soup in my Instant Pot, and this healthy vegan recipe is one of my new faves. It’s a hearty plant-based dish, full of flavor and packed with protein.

MOROCCAN CHICKPEA SOUP | INSTANT POT RECIPE

Healthy Okra Tomato Stew

This healthy okra recipe is another awesome vegan dish for that Instant Pot or slow cooker. The okra comes out perfect – no slimy texture in this one!

MEDITERRANEAN BAMYEH OKRA AND TOMATO STEW RECIPE

30-Minute Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls

These beautiful, nourishing sweet potato Buddha bowls with lentils and kale are super easy to cook up in just 30 minutes. It’s a healthy vegan recipe that’s perfect for weeknight dinners!

Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls in 30 Minutes

Quinoa Lentil Chili

This Quinoa Lentil Chili is delicious, nutritious, inexpensive, and has an easy vegan option. It’s super hearty for an easy make-ahead meal.

Delicious Quinoa Lentil Chili

Slow Cooker Vegan Cabbage Soup

It doesn’t get much easier or healthier than this cabbage soup. Just drop everything in the slow cooker and give it some time.

SLOW COOKER CABBAGE SOUP

Weight Watchers Friendly Lentil Soup

This healthy vegan soup recipe is light in calories but heavy on the nutrition. And it’s easy to adjust the spice level and veggies to your personal taste.

Simple Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Lentil Soup

Healthy Vegan Salad Recipes

I don’t know about you, but there are no words that annoy me more as a vegetarian than hearing “but they have salad”. I can’t tell you how many times I have explained to my friends and family that lettuce is not dinner.

Except sometimes it is. 😉

All of these healthy vegan recipes are super hearty and impressive enough to serve as a main dish. Trust me.

Celery & Apple Walnut Salad

This Apple Walnut Salad is a great sweet, salty and crunchy salad. It makes a great packable vegan lunch or a perfect light dinner. It’s also one of the most popular recipes on the blog!

Green Bean Salad with Yogurt Miso Dressing

This delicious and substantial salad makes a wonderful healthy vegan meal and I think it would also make a fantastic picnic dish. It’s an amazing alternative to the old-fashioned (and calorie rich) green bean casseroles!

Green bean salad with yoghurt miso dressing

Moroccan Carrot Salad

This Moroccan carrot and chickpea salad is one of the most popular healthy vegan recipes on the site. It’s jam-packed with spices, crunchy carrot, sweet dates and a honey lemon dressing!

Moroccan carrot salad with chickpeas

Easy Orzo Salad

This simple vegan orzo salad is bursting with flavor from fresh veggies and a homemade Italian dressing. It’s easy to make with basic ingredients, and almost no cooking at all! Perfect for a lazy weeknight dinner.

Easy Summer Orzo Salad {vegan option}

Mushroom Lemon Lentil Salad

This hearty Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad is a nutritional powerhouse! Even better it only needs a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!

Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad

Lemon Dill Potato Salad

This healthy vegan potato salad is a great alternative to the mayo-rich traditional version. The lemon dill dressing is fresh and flavorful!

Lemon Dill Potato Salad

Vegan Mexican Black Bean Salad

This Mexican Black Bean Salad is a healthy vegan recipe that you’ll want to keep on standby for those busy evenings. It’s filling and nutritious, and packs a punch thanks to a lime, cumin and smoked paprika dressing.

Mexican Black Bean Salad

5-Minute Vegan Lentil Salad

This healthy vegan lentil salad is a staple in our house. It truly comes together in just 5 minutes, making it one of the easiest dinner recipes in my repertoire!

5 minute vegan lentil salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

A hearty quinoa salad with caramelized butternut squash, lime, and chili. This healthy vegan recipe is loaded with zesty flavor.

Lime, chili and roasted pumpkin quinoa salad

Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad

This Avocado,Black Bean, and Corn Salad is fast, easy,  fresh and colorful! No cooking required. Do healthy vegan meals get easier than that?

Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad

Citrus Couscous Salad with Pistachios

Pistachios are one of my favorite ingredients! So I really love this couscous cooked in orange juice, tossed with chopped cucumber, dried apricots, scallions and mint, and topped with pistachios.

CITRUS COUSCOUS SALAD WITH PISTACHIOS

Kale Superfood Salad with Citrus Tahini Dressing

Did someone say superfood? This kale salad is packed with all my favorite healthy ingredients- avocado, apples, cucumbers, pecans, and a creamy citrus tahini dressing. Yummy.

Kale Superfood Salad with Citrus Tahini Dressing

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush is a classic Middle Eastern salad – and this one is totally delicious and super healthy. It’s made with parsnip, cauliflower and apple with a crisp pita and lettuce base.

WINTER FATTOUSH SALAD

Vegan Chickpea Salad with Lemons and Shallots

Chickpeas are so versatile – they’re one of my favorite things to cook with. This healthy vegan recipe pairs them up with lemons and shallots for a a super easy plant-based meal.

Chickpea Salad with Lemons and Shallots

Healthy Vegan Waldorf Salad

This healthy Waldorf salad is a vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad – much lighter and healthier than the original. Deliciously creamy apple cider vinegar dressing is used instead of mayonnaise in this dairy-free recipe.

Healthy Vegan Waldorf Salad

Butternut Squash Kale Salad

More butternut squash recipes? Yes, please. This Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Farro is a tossed in a sweet, tangy apple cider dijon dressing! It’s easy, vegan, and totally dinner-worthy.

HARVEST BUTTERNUT SQUASH KALE SALAD WITH FARRO

Mayo-Free Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

All the flavor of Green Goddess Dressing without the mayo! This healthy vegan recipe makes a fabulous salad dressing or dip, a topping for power bowls or tacos, or a marinade for roasted veggies.

Mayo-Free Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Cauliflower Lemon Basil Salad

This Cauliflower Lemon Basil Salad features crunchy cauliflower and sweet cherry tomatoes tossed with fresh basil, toasted capers and a light lemon vinaigrette. It’s vegan, paleo and Whole 30 friendly.

Cauliflower Lemon Basil Salad

Healthy Vegan Pastas & Noodles

Ah… pasta. My best friend.

Seriously. I can’t think of any food I love more than pasta.

But of course my waistline doesn’t always agree. Here are some of my favorite healthy vegan recipes to turn to when the pasta cravings are real.

Quinoa Risotto with Thyme and Mushrooms

Risotto is what dreams are made of. This healthy vegan version is made with quinoa for a healthier twist on the classic dish. Packed with flavor from thyme and mushrooms, and so creamy that you’d never know it’s dairy free.

Thyme and Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

One Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta

All you need is 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this super simple Vegan One Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta! This dairy-free version is so much healthier and lighter than traditional cream-based pasta sauces. It’s a long time reader favorite that you can’t miss.

Vegan One Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta

The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese

Here’s the first Vegan Mac and Cheese that you don’t need to feel guilty about! This healthy mac and cheese is actually packed with hidden veggies, but it’s so creamy and delicious that you’d never know. And it’s ready in under 30 minutes from start to finish!

The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese

Healthy Vegan Zucchini Alfredo

Another healthy vegan recipe – this zucchini alfredo is lightened up with zucchini noodles and a dairy-free alfredo sauce.

Vegan Zucchini Pasta Alfredo

Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles

It’s no secret that I love Thai flavors Vegetarian Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles are an easy low carb meal packed with zoodles and veggies in a delicious Thai peanut sauce!

Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles

Kale Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

It doesn’t get much healthier than this kale pesto with zucchini noodles. It’s super low carb, and super nutritious. And it can be in just 10- minutes! VEGAN KALE PESTO WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES

Healthy Vegan Dinner Recipes

All of these super healthy vegan recipes are great choices for simple, good-for-you, and totally delicious dinners. Lots of them make great packable lunches for the next day too!

Vegan Burrito Bowl

This Vegan Burrito Bowl is so quick easy to make! It’s packed with wholesome ingredients like black beans and fresh veggies, and topped off with homemade guacamole. It’s 100% vegan and gluten-free. And you can make it even lighter by subbing riced cauliflower for the rice!

Vegan Burrito Bowl

Mushroom & Cauliflower Vegan Sheperds Pie

The British classic gets a healthy vegan makeover with mushrooms and cauliflower. The result is a delicious low carb vegetarian shepherd’s pie recipe that the whole family will love! This is a favorite holiday dish at our house.

Mushroom & Cauliflower Vegan Sheperds Pie

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Baking really amps up the flavor in this roasted cauliflower. It’s short on carbs but high on flavor, slathered in a nutty Tahini Sauce and topped with pomegranate seeds and toasted almonds. This is a healthy vegan recipe that’s fit for a dinner party.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

This Instant Pot spaghetti squash is a simple low carb, gluten-free, vegan alternative to pasta. And it’s so tasty, you won’t even miss the noodles. Top it with your favorite sauce, fresh veggies, or dairy-free cheese for a hearty plant-based meal.

Instant Pot spaghetti squash

Grilled Eggplant Satay

These Grilled Eggplant Kebabs are lightly caramelized and tossed in a tahini marinade. A fun and healthy twist on traditional satay that is vegan, nut free & gluten free.

Grilled Eggplant Satay

Healthy Vegan Chickpea Curry

This makes for a delicious, quick and easy vegan dinner. This healthy vegan chickpea curry features coconut poached romanesco cauliflower. Serve with your favorite rice, quinoa, or riced cauliflower. And it’s vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free!

Vegan Chickpea Curry

Butternut Squash Curry

This vegan butternut squash curry is one of the most popular new recipes on the blog. It brings together traditional Indian spices with iconic Thai red curry for an incredible fusion of flavors. And it’s loaded with nutritious veggies.

Butternut Squash Curry

Instant Pot Vegetable Curry

This healthy vegan instant pot curry is packed with Indian-inspired spices and loaded with fresh veggies. Plus, it cooks up in less than 20 minutes in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Vegetable Curry

Golden Curry

Yep, another curry. I just love it too much. This golden curry is delicious and the vegan version is so much lighter and healthier than the original dairy-heavy dish.

Golden curry recipe with vegetables

Loaded Vegan Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are one of those perfect veggies that are good enough to eat completely on their own. They’re super nutritious too. But if you want to get a bit fancy – this loaded sweet potato makes a great simple vegan dinner. It’s stuffed with a spicy black bean filling, and topped with lime-cashew cream. It’s easy, healthy, 100% vegan, and gluten-free!

Loaded sweet potato with spicy black beans and cashew-lime cream

Healthy Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowls

These Sweet Potato & Quinoa Bowls are quick, healthy, and delicious. And they’re loaded with flavor from roasted sweet potatoes, fresh veggies, and garlic-yogurt dressing. Just use coconut or dairy-free yogurt for a 100% plant based meal.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowls

Instant Pot Stuffed Squash with Cauliflower Rice

How pretty are these stuffed squash halves? They’re packed with low-carb riced cauliflower and easy to cook up quickly in the instant pot. They’re Vegan, Gluten-free and even Keto-friendly.

Instant Pot Stuffed Squash with Cauliflower Rice

Black Eyed Peas with Quinoa and Pineapple Salsa

This healthy vegan recipe is the best version of black eyed peas I’ve ever come across. Cajun seasoning, coconut milk, and pineapple salsa bring a ton of flavor and the quinoa packs a punch of protein.

Vegan Black Eyed Peas and Quinoa with Pineapple Salsa

Healthy Greens & Beans

This vegan dish is super nutritious and low fat too. Don’t be scared off by the appearance – it actually tastes great too.

Minestra Healthy Greens and Beans

Moroccan Eggplant with Chermoula

If you like eggplant, you’ll love this Moroccan eggplant with flavor-packed chermoula. It’s a healthy vegan recipe that’s fit for a Mediterranean feast.

MOROCCAN EGGPLANT WITH CHERMOULA (VEGAN)

Indian Lentil Curry

Looking for a tasty, vegan meal that’s a snap to make? This savory lentil dahl is rich, hearty, and delicious, but also super simple and inexpensive to make.

Easy Indian Lentil Curry Recipe

Easy Ratoutouille

This simple vegan recipe comes together quickly for a light weeknight dinner. Plus, it freezes well – so go ahead and make a double batch! This one is Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Paleo, Low Carb, and Whole 30 friendly. Woah.

Easy Ratoutouille

Healing Turmeric Chickpea Curry

Turmeric has long been revered for its healing properties. Whether true or not, it sure does taste amazing. This super healthy turmeric chickpea curry is sure to warm you up, and it’s ridiculously easy to make.

Healing Turmeric Chickpea Curry

Vegan Baked Falafel

Falafel is one of my all-time faves. This baked version is so much healthier than the original, without losing any of the flavor. It makes for a quick & easy meatless dinner recipe! And it’s freezer-friendly too.

VEGAN BAKED FALAFEL (GLUTEN-FREE)

Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I have no idea if this is really true – but it sure is one of the most delicious. So here are a few healthy vegan recipes for some totally delicious breakfasts! And if you need more, check out some more vegan breakfast ideas here.

Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

These healthy pumpkin muffins are loaded with nutritious pumpkin, delicious pumpkin spice, and sweet maple syrup. Plus, they’re 100% vegan and gluten-free, and easy to make in under 30 minutes. They’re also perfect for vegan meal prep – make a big batch for the week!

Healthy vegan recipe for pumpkin muffins

Chickpea Pancakes with Avocado and Tomato

This healthy vegan recipe for chickpea pancakes is super nutritious – and beautiful too! They make an awesome healthy vegan breakfast, but I’m guilty of eating them for dinner too.

healthy vegan recipe for chickpea pancakes

Healthy Vegan Porridge

This vegan porridge is comfort food at it’s best, plus it’s Whole 30 and Paleo friendly.

Paleo porridge – grain-, gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free

Healthy Vegan Snack Recipes

Moroccan Sweet Potato Hummus

This sweet potato hummus puts a spicy twist on the classic hummus, which is already a healthy vegan recipe in its own right. This version adds roasted sweet potato for a nutritional kick and a whole lot of spices. It’s totally addictive!

Sweet Potato Hummus: Moroccan style

Healthy Vegan White Bean Dip

If you need a little something to munch on, but without all the extra not-so-good stuff that comes in store bought snacks, this is a perfect treat. This white bean dip is a healthy vegan recipe – serve it with home made sea salt chips. Yum!

White Bean Dip with Sea Salt Pita Chips

Egyptian Beetroot Dip

Another one of my favorite snacks – this healthy vegan dip is loaded with fresh eggplants for a nutritious pick-me-up. Add a fragrant mix of spices, a dollop of dairy-free yogurt and roasted garlic – and you have a beautiful and addictive dip that is far too easy to devour.

Egyptian Beetroot Dip

Air Fryer Chickpeas

Have you gotten an air fryer yet? If you have, these Air Fryer Chickpeas are going to be your new best friend. They make a quick, easy, and healthy vegan snack recipe.

Air Fryer Chickpeas

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

You’d never guess this tabbouleh was made with cauliflower rice, making it another healthy vegan recipe. It’s packed with flavor, and colorful too!

CAULIFLOWER TABBOULEH

Zesty Fat Free Vegan Bean Dip

I love a good dip- and this healthy vegan bean dip does not disappoint! Make it even healthier by serving with fresh veggies for dipping.

Zesty Fat-Free Black Bean Dip

Healthy Vegan Squash Fries 

A healthy alternative to french fries, these vegan squash fries are roasted in the oven and served with a chipotle garlic dipping sauce. Yummy!

Delicata Squash Fries with Chipotle Garlic Dipping Sauce

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

These perfectly seasoned Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas make a great healthy vegan snack or even a salad topper! They’re 100% vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, & sugar-free!

CRUNCHY ROASTED CHICKPEAS

Healthy Vegan Dessert Recipes

Need a little something sweet? All of these healthy vegan desserts can be enjoyed guilt-free!

Tahini Caramel Buckwheat Balls

These Tahini Caramel Buckwheat Balls are a wonderful chocolatey treat that are actually super nutritious too!

Tahini Caramel Buckwheat Balls

Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars

Decadent maple syrup and sweet dates make a smooth and creamy filling for these Vegan Pecan Pie Bars. Add some nutty chopped pecans, and a delicious shortbread crust – it’s an insanely good dessert that you can feel good about eating.

VEGAN PALEO PECAN PIE BARS

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

This vegan strawberry ice cream is made mostly from cashews! It has a super creamy consistency, and is so much healthier than traditional ice cream.

healthy vegan strawberry ice cream

More Healthy Vegan Recipes

I sure hope you’ve found some healthy vegan recipes that you love here! I promise to keep updating this post as I find more nutritious and light plant-based meals.

For more vegan meal ideas, be sure to check out:

Happy Cooking!

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