41 healthy vegan recipes
Try our nourishing plant-based dishes, from umami mushroom faux-sage rolls to colourful taco bowls and aubergine lentil curries
Looking for healthy vegan recipes? Our nourishing vegan ideas are quick and easy to make, from healthy vegan breakfasts to nutritious, plant-based dinners and dairy-free dinner ideas.
We can all do with adding more whole plant foods in our diet. Vegan diets consist of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds which can provide a good array of vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamins A, C & E, magnesium and fibre, which is important for a healthy digestive system. Research has also indicated that a vegan diet can help with both blood pressure and cholesterol due to it typically being high fibre and low in fat.
Fore more healthy inspiration, check out our guide on how to follow a plant-based diet, low-calorie vegetarian recipes, low-carb vegetarian recipes and healthy vegetarian recipes.
Healthy vegan recipes
Broccoli and peanut soba noodles
This recipe for broccoli and peanut soba noodles is really easy to make and ready in 20 minutes or less. The fresh greens are a great combination with the noodles while the roasted peanuts adds a crunchy texture to the dish.
Spinach, chickpea and potato curry
Our gently spiced vegan curry packed with spinach, chickpeas and potato makes for a wholesome midweek meal for four.
Try this veg-packed gumbo, inspired by the classic Southern dish, for a vegan dish that’s as healthy as it is filling.
Vegan aubergine curry
Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy vegan curry that serves four.
Moroccan veggie soup
Check out our easy Moroccan vegan soup recipe with lemons, chickpeas and plenty of spice. This light soup serves four and is ready in under an hour. Head this way for more soup ideas.
Vegan chilli tofu ramen
Nothing is more comforting than a warming bowl of ramen. This chilli tofu version is plant-based and packed with loads of fresh flavours. Why not check out our other favourite tofu recipes?
Vegan quinoa and black bean chilli
Do you love chilli and want to try a meat free version? Check out this quick and easy vegan chilli recipe. Our quinoa and black bean chilli is high in protein, fibre and vegan – but still tastes impossibly creamy.
Shredded veg miso soup
Shred ginger, leeks and carrots into this umami-rich soup and top up with quinoa and kale for a nourishing, light meal.
Vegan sweet potato soup
Check out this easy vegan soup recipe with sweet potato and groundnut. Packed with punchy chilli and smooth peanut butter this flavoursome soup is super creamy, and totally satisfying.
This recipe for Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine is vegan, low-fat and really easy to make. This makes enough for four, but the leftovers freeze well.
Made with aubergines and packed full of spices, this vegan dish is ideal for a comforting vegan dinner.
Beans, tomato and spinach for when it’s cold outside: a recipe with a kick, perfect for meat-free Monday with the family.
This sweet and smoky chilli is the epitome of healthy comfort food, providing plenty of satisfying plant protein and fibre from the beans. The tomato sauce is rich in skin-healthy antioxidants and potassium, which is important for replenishing your salt balance after a workout. It also freezes well, perfect for busier days.
Spelt and apple salad with crispy nuts and seeds
Pack plenty of crunch into this balanced vegan salad and sprinkle with a homemade nut and seed mix.
Stuffed with smoky courgette, zesty black beans, pickled red onion and creamy avocado, these healthy tacos make a brilliant lighter dinner which the whole family can tuck into.
Hummus, kale and coriander noodles
Check out this easy vegan salad recipe with crunchy kale, fiery ginger and topped with a creamy hummus and peanut butter dressing. Great for an easy midweek meal for two.
An Indian classic of spiced potatoes and spinach, saag aloo comes flavoured with red chilli, cumin seeds, turmeric and fresh ginger.
Vegan tempeh and pineapple kebabs
Delicious chunks of marinated tempeh work brilliantly with juicy pineapple in this easy alternative to the traditional BBQ skewer.
Vegan fajita bowl with cauli rice
Our vegan fajita bowl manages to deliver on flavour despite being low in fat and 5:2 friendly. This simple, quick supper has just 4.4g fat and 0.7g of saturates, great for those watching their fat intake.
Buddha bowls with shredded sprouts
Buddha bowls are generous portions of good-for-you ingredients piled into a bowl as a healthy but filling salad. They're balanced in grains, protein, veggies and carbs, so choose what you fancy and get filling. Think of this as a savoury smoothie bowl: it's all about the toppings.
Thai green tofu curry
Looking for a quick and easy vegan curry? Our Thai green curry with smoked tofu and veg is delicious and ready in 25 minutes. Tofu is not only a great source of vegan protein, but provides magnesium, zinc and calcium. It also contains natural plant compounds called isoflavones, which function as phytoestrogens in the body, offering a variety of health benefits.
Aubergine teriyaki bowls
Our 30-minute vibrant vegan recipe is packed with fresh flavours of crunchy radishes, fiery ginger and zesty lime.
The perfect midweek vegan dinner, this bhaji comes packed with chestnut mushrooms, garlic, ginger and turmeric. Serve with warm, fluffy naans for mopping all that sauce up.
Crunchy veg and smoked tofu salad with sesame dressing
Try our vibrant salad recipe with crispy golden tofu and crunchy vegetables. This easy dish is vegan and high in protein.
Miso soup with crispy smoked tofu
This gluten-free miso soup with crispy smoked tofu is a perfect midweek meal. It's warming, cleansing and easy to make.
This dish celebrates sichuan peppercorns, just add plenty of chiu chow chilli oil to really make it sing.
Creamy lentils with spinach and thyme
Perfectly suited to those who want a light 5:2-friendly meal, this healthy vegan lentil dish is high in protein but low in fat.
Tenderstem broccoli, new potato and radish salad
A long-stemmed broccoli, new potato and radish salad that's vegan, easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes, ideal for a midweek meal.
Fennel, courgette, peas and parsley make for a wonderfully green risotto, flavoured with a little nutritional yeast in place of parmesan.
Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu
This purple sprouting broccoli with tofu recipe is easy to make and vegan, with a good kick of chilli.
Wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon
This vegan recipe for wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon is quick and easy – perfect for a midweek supper.
Roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon
A combination of roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon makes for an easy midweek meal for one. It's vegetarian and ready in under an hour but still delivers big, punchy flavours.
Red lentil dahl soup with broccoli tarka
Our vegan red lentil dahl soup is low in calories and rich in plant protein – the perfect midweek winter warmer! Lentils offer a wonderful source of inexpensive plant protein, while broccoli provides a healthy dose of fibre, as well as an alphabet of micronutrients, from iron, potassium and calcium, to B vitamins, folate (folic acid) and sulforaphane.
Sweet potato linguine with vegan puy lentil ragu
Sweet potato linguine is more robust than courgetti, so can withstand a bit more cooking. Served with a warming vegan bolognese-style ragu, this gluten-free main is perfect for the start of the cooler months.
Quick grain bowls
If you're in need of a speedy lunch box recipe that can be prepared in minutes, look no further than these easy grain bowls. Whether you're looking for something vegan, vegetarian or even fishy, we have some great options. Grains offer a fibre-rich base, which is great for lunch as the wholegrains provide a healthy energy boost to sustain you until dinnertime. Each recipe provides a balanced source of healthy fats, protein and fibre to keep you satisfied.
Roast sweet potato, chipotle and orange soup with paprika seeds
Make this low-calorie soup for a nourishing vegan lunch, where vibrant sweet potatoes meet punchy chipotle, zingy orange and a sprinkling of paprika seeds.
Vegan buddha bowl
Get some nutritional balance into your day with this bright and colourful bowl of goodness. It's vegan and low in calories, too.
Roasted courgette, chickpea and lemon salad
Check out this quick and easy vegan salad recipe with roasted courgettes and crunchy chickpeas tossed in punchy harissa. It's ready in 20 minutes and low in calories, too.
Try Hetty McKinnon's healthier take on a classic stir fry for a dinner that's easy to rustle up yet offers bold, punchy flavours thanks to cumin and chilli.
Nadine Brown's speedy vegan dish makes the most of tofu and long-stemmed broccoli, offering fresh and zesty flavours which vegans and meat-eaters alike will enjoy.
Sunblush tomato and olive vegan paella
Filled with rich Mediterranean morsels, this plant-based paella has bags of flavour and will impress the whole family.
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