Top 7 Easy Vegan Dinner Ideas
Few meals are as filling and satisfying as pasta, especially if you’re looking for a dish that’s quick and easy to make.
There are endless possibilities for vegan pasta, and you can easily customize it to fit a variety of dietary restrictions—including gluten with gluten-free pasta—without complex culinary techniques. It’s also a great budget vegan meal.
While there are dozens of vegan pasta recipes out there, we’ve collected three recipes for vegan dinners that are both nutritious and easy.
Creamy Cashew Pasta
This protein dense vegan meal can be made in as much time as it takes to boil the pasta. It’s easy to customize and bulk freeze for an additional meal in the future.
Simply blend your favorite marinara sauce with tomato paste and cashews. This will help give your sauce a creamy but delectable texture that will coat your pasta and vegetables of choice for a vegan dinner in under thirty minutes.
Some Nutrients: Protein, Copper, Antioxidants, and Vitamin C
Penne Alla Vodka
This vegan twist on an Italian-American staple is made within half an hour and is perfect for everyday dinner or hosting. Easily made in bulk and stored, it’s also a great meal-prep option for the week.
For this delicious vegan dinner, simply boil your penne until al dente and combine with your homemade sauce. You can make the sauce by sauteing garlic and onion in olive oil before mixing it with vodka, canned tomatoes, and your choice of vegan cream. For added flavor, top with vegan cheese.
Some Nutrients: Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Healthy Monounsaturated Fats and Antioxidants
Need a quick vegan pasta sauce in a hurry? Look no further than vegan alfredo made with cashew cream.
To make this sauce, you’ll need cashews, water, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste. From here, all you’ll need to do is blend your ingredients and serve with your pasta, heating the sauce in a pan first if you desire.
For extra nutrition, serve with your favorite vegetables (broccoli and carrots are especially common) or your favorite vegan protein for extra nutrients.
Some Nutrients: Protein, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Manganese
Pan-seared tofu is another effortless dinner that you can make as simple or complex as you want, to fit every occasion without a hassle. Serve it with your favorite vegetables and grains for a complete meal, or add it to other dishes for an added touch of nutrition and flavor.
For a dinner as easy as boiling rice, we recommend brown rice. Consider experimenting with rice bowls as you can tailor this vegan dinner to your liking with countless options for ingredients.
One popular combination? Combine cilantro lime rice with corn, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, onions, and black beans for a hearty rice bowl perfect on its own, served with chips, or combined into a wrap.
Some Nutrients: Vitamin B1, B6 and B3, Fiber, Antioxidants, Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin A, Calcium and Folate.
For easy dinners and cold days, few things are as welcome as a bowl of soup.
Whether made hearty or light, vegan soup can be the perfect meal for easy dinners with plenty of leftovers. Like pasta, soup is also easy to customize and personalize to your guests or whatever flavor you’re in the mood for that day. It can also be used as an easy side for other vegan dinners.
White Bean Soup
Made with white beans, kale, and potatoes in a warm broth and garnished with lemon zest and tarragon, white bean soup provides a scrumptious way to enjoy dinner while also meeting your nutritional needs. As a result, it’s the perfect option for those colder days where you may not have the time or energy to dedicate to preparing a large, complex meal.
Some Nutrients: Copper, Folate, Iron, Fiber, Vitamins A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Manganese
Another Italian staple, minestrone soup is a nutrient-dense, easy vegan dinner that can easily be made the night of or in advance for effortless meal-prepping. It involves simmering a variety of vegetables and white beans in a tomato broth and serving with pesto.
Looking for additional flavor? Try roasting your vegetables before adding them to your broth for more depth.
Some Nutrients: Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Zinc, Copper and Manganese
Indulge with Beyond Sushi
Coming up with vegan dinner ideas that are both healthy and easy without sacrificing the flavor and quality you love can be difficult. Whether you’re short on time or looking to indulge, make dinner easy by enjoying your favorite vegan restaurant – and make the next night easy too with leftovers!
At Beyond Sushi, we strive to offer a variety of globally-inspired vegan meals that provide both exquisite tastes from around the world as well as a healthy balance of all the nutrients you need for a dinner you’ll love.
You can enjoy a healthy vegan meal at one of our several locations in NYC or pickup and delivery orders. However you decide to receive your plate of high-quality and globally-inspired vegan cuisine, we look forward to serving you a memorable and delicious meal.