Our top 10 easy, quick plant-based recipes from April 2022!

Crispy gnocchi with spinach pesto

Save time in the kitchen with these easy and quick vegan dishes so you can spend more time with the fam. All of these quick vegan dishes take 30 minutes or less to prepare!

We also strongly recommend that you check the Food Monster App – with over 15,000 delicious recipes, it’s the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And don’t forget to check out our Quick Meals Archive and our Quick and easy recipe archive for more ideas

1. Pear Ginger Smoothie

Vegan Pear Ginger Smoothie

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Packed with vitamins and antioxidant properties, this Pear Ginger Smoothie from Teri Macovei is a delicious way to start your morning or snack.

2. Mint Matcha Latte

Vegan Mint Matcha Latte

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Matcha lattes don’t get any healthier or easier than this. Simply mix matcha with hot water, cashews, dates and peppermint extract for a minty, frothy drink. Enjoy this Mint Matcha Latte from Caroline Doucet, a lightly caffeinated drink in the morning or afternoon for a healthy little energy boost.

3. Breakfast cookies with chia seeds and banana

Vegan breakfast cookies with chia seeds and banana

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These banana cookies are packed with protein, seeds, oats and whole grains for a cookie that offers some serious health benefits. These chia seed and banana breakfast cookies from Vicky Coates are the healthiest breakfast cookies ever! They are both gluten free and refined sugar free, making them a great snack too!

4. Lentil, Herb and Mango Salad

Vegan Lentil, Herb and Mango Salad

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This lentil, herb, and mango salad from Julie Zimmer is so amazing! Made with green lentils, marinated red onion, lots of fresh herbs and ripe mango, it’s the perfect summer meal or side dish. The walnut vinaigrette brings it all together and gives it a rich nutty flavor.

5. Garlic Butter Mushroom Scallops

Vegan Garlic Butter Mushroom Scallops

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Mushrooms are a must for me when it comes to a satisfying roast meal, and I’ve never quite understood people who don’t like mushrooms at all. Pan-fried mushrooms bring out their delicious natural umami and with their soft texture and delicious bite they are the perfect addition to a tasty roast. For these Garlic Butter Mushroom Scallops from Romy London I use king oyster mushrooms. With their thick stems, they are ideal for cutting and carving, and they wonderfully absorb the aromas of garlic and thyme. Reprinted with permission from The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Roasts by Romy London, Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photo credit: Romina Callwtiz

6. Frozen Lime Slushie

Vegan Frozen Lime Slushie

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This Frozen Lime Slushie from Helyn Dunn is so refreshing — perfect for summer!

7. Naan bread

Vegan Naan Bread

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Homemade naan is generally cooked in a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan. It does lack the charred taste of the clay oven, but is soft and very tender, blistered here and there and very tasty. This Naan Bread from Namita Tiwari goes very well with soups, curries and Indian curries with gravy.

8. Baked Pesto Gnocchi

Vegan Baked Pesto Gnocchi

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This Pan-Fried Pesto Gnocchi from Keri Bevan is the perfect family-friendly midweek meal. Crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle with a garlicky spinach and basil pesto – this is comfort food at its best.

9. Easy Pickled Red Cabbage

Vegan easy pickled red cabbage

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Look at that color! Plus, add a big bonus to gut health. Top off your salads with this Easy Pickled Red Cabbage from Robin for some extra nutrients!

10. Tofu Sausage Crumbs

Vegan Tofu Sausage Crumbs

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These Tofu Sausage Crumbles from Denise Perrault are delicious homemade vegan tofu sausage crumbles that satisfy your sausage cravings with bites of savory, smoky satisfaction with an easy plant-based recipe.

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