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

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

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!

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1. Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Vegan Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Source: Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This Mediterranean Orzo Salad from Dominique Ebra is a delicious meal to make as a side dish or to share with friends!

2. Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

Vegan Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

Source: Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

These Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats from Tara Weir deliver that delicious peachy creamy goodness we all love, along with loads of micronutrients, probiotics, fiber, healthy fats and protein!

3. Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Vegan Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Source: Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is made with blueberries, banana, almond milk and chia for a nutritional boost. This Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie from Lena Ropp is topped with a sprinkle of sesame and pumpkin seeds for a healthy dose of omega-3. And what do you think of these cute hearts, made simply from strawberries and dates?

4. Eggplant And Pepper Caponata

Vegan Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata

Source: Eggplant and Bell Pepper Caponata

Caponata, a vegetable dish consisting of eggplant and bell pepper, is easy to make as all you have to do is chop everything up, put it in the pan step by step and let it boil. You get this creamy richness from the aubergine, a slight sweetness from the peppers, salt from the capers and a ton of freshness from all the spices! It’s a delicious and simple dish that anyone can make… Yes, anyone! This Aubergine and Pepper Caponata from Kristen Genton is completely customizable, so feel free to experiment with additions — some people add sweet vinegar, olives, or beans, and sometimes sugar, to offset the tartness of the vinegar and capers. However you want to eat it, it will be delicious.

5. Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls

Vegan Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls

Source: Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls

The comforting smell of freshly baked sickle buns on a Sunday morning. These Cheesy Tofu Scramble Crescent Rolls from Jeunesse Pouchet and a hot cup of coffee or tea are all you need for a delicious, easy morning.

6. Morning Cleansing Smoothie

Vegan Morning Cleansing Smoothie

Source: Morning Cleanse Smoothie

When you get up, your body breaks the fast of sleep. That is why the first meal is called breakfast. Your body is in a very delicate state at this point and must be gently guided towards the encounter with food. It is crucial to have a very light and easily digestible breakfast to start the day. This Morning Cleanse Smoothie from Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler is the perfect way to do it!

7. Vegetable spring roll

Vegan Vegetable Spring Roll

Source: Vegetable Spring Roll

This Vegetable Spring Roll from SC Chuang tastes so good, even without spices or dips. I must say that you need some time to make these at home! There’s nothing like homemade fresh spring rolls with your favorite filling. So crushingly crunchy on the outside with tender juicy seasoned shredded vegetables.

8. Green Avocado Lime Smoothie

Vegan Green Avocado Lime Smoothie

Source: Green Avocado Lime Smoothie

An easy avocado-lime green smoothie recipe. This Green Avocado Lime Smoothie from Caroline Doucet is nutritious, filling and perfect for breakfast or as a tasty snack. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients, including a frozen banana, avocado, spinach, hemp hearts, lime, and plant-based milk.

9. Cauliflower porridge with apple, mulberry and cocoa beans topping

Vegan cauliflower porridge with apple, mulberry and cocoa beans topping

Source: Cauliflower Porridge with Apple, Mulberry and Cacao Nib Topping

Using cauliflower as a substitute for rice or cereal flakes in various recipes works very well, although depending on the recipe, it may sometimes require a little extra flavoring. Use cauliflower instead of oats or other cereal flakes in this Cauliflower Porridge with Apple, Mulberry and Cacao Nib Topping from Solla Eiriksdottir. To prevent the cauliflower flavor from showing through, I use pandan leaves, which have this fantastic scent, and do magic in both sweet and savory dishes. They give a wonderful aroma of vanilla and coconut with a hint of grass. They are native to South India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka and are used to sweeten or flavor dishes in a simple way. You can find them both fresh and frozen in Asian food stores, but if you can’t get them, use coconut milk as your plant-based milk base and add an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Recipe Text Credit: Excerpt (or adapted) from VEGAN AT HOME © 2022 by Solla Eiríksdóttir. Reproduced with permission from Phaidon. All rights reserved.

10. Creamy Mushroom Lentils With Barley And Spinach

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Lentils With Barley And Spinach

Source: Creamy Mushroom Lentils With Barley And Spinach

This creamy mushroom dish with barley and spinach from Julie Zimmer is so delicious, all made in one pot or deep skillet! Entirely plant-based and filled with nutritious ingredients like mushrooms, lentils, barley, and loads of fresh spinach, one bowl is a complete immune-boosting and energizing meal.

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