26 Quick & Easy Recipes (30 Minutes or Less!)

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Tacos, energy bites, and other quick and easy recipes

Ever find yourself wanting homemade food, but needing it FAST? Then this round-up is for you! We’ve compiled our favorite quick and easy recipes including entrées, snacks, sides, and desserts. Enjoy! (Note: dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

Entrées

Big plate of Gluten-Free Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta topped with fresh basil
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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta (V + GF)
Simple, 6-ingredient Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta that comes together in 20 minutes! An easy, healthy vegan, gluten-free lunch or dinner.
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Bowls of our delicious 1-Pot Black Bean Soup topped with avocado, tortilla chips, and avocado
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Easy 1-Pot Black Bean Soup
Easy-to-make, comforting black bean soup made with simple ingredients in 1 pot! A 30-minute meal or side that’s customizable and incredibly satisfying.
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Using a wooden spoon to stir a pan of our delicious Vegan Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto
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Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto
Easy-to-make vegan risotto infused with sautéed shallot and caramelized shiitake mushrooms! Hearty, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying.
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Plate of Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice
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30-Minute Quinoa “Fried Rice”
Delicious, hearty quinoa "fried rice" stir fry with broccoli, carrot, and a sweet-and-spicy sauce! Ready in less than 30 minutes, big flavor, and incredibly satisfying!
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Wooden spoon in a pot of Vegan Yellow Chickpea Curry
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1-Pot Yellow Chickpea Cauliflower Curry
Easy, 1-pot Vibrant Yellow Curry with cauliflower and chickpeas! A 30-minute hearty and satisfying entrée or side perfect over greens, cauliflower rice, or grains!
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Plate filled with our Easy Greek Bowl recipe surrounded by tahini sauce, lemon, and sliced vegetables
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Greek Goddess Bowl (30 Minutes!)
30-minute, 10-ingredient Greek- and Mediterranean-inspired bowl with vegetables, tabbouleh, vegan tzatziki, and crispy baked chickpeas! A healthy, satisfying entrée or snack.
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Big platter of Mustard Green Cherry Salad with a measuring cup filled with tahini dressing
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Mustard Green Cherry Salad with Nut Cheese & Tahini Dressing
Easy, 30-minute, 10-ingredient plant-based salad of mustard greens, cherries, toasted almonds, macadamia nut cheese, and creamy tahini dressing!
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Spoon resting in a bowl of Kale White Bean Chicken Soup
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1-Pot Chicken Soup with White Beans & Kale
Cozy, warming chicken soup. Made with 8 simple, wholesome ingredients like white beans and kale, this soup is nourishing, hearty, and incredibly comforting!
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Spoonful of dairy-free chipotle aioli resting on a platter of Grilled Fish Tacos with Pineapple Cabbage Slaw
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Grilled Fish Tacos with Pineapple Cabbage Slaw
Quick & easy grilled fish tacos with pineapple-cabbage slaw and creamy chipotle aioli! Light flavors, perfect for grilling season and beyond! Just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes required.
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Snacks

Using a wooden spoon to stir a pan of our easy Applesauce recipe
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3-Ingredient Applesauce (No Sugar Added)
Unbelievably simple applesauce made right on the stovetop with 3 ingredients. Ready in less than 30 minutes, no added sugar, delicious applesauce every time.
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Bowl piled high with our grain-free, low sugar Protein Balls topped with chocolate
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5-Ingredient Protein Balls (Low Sugar, Grain-Free)
5-Ingredient Protein Balls make the perfect low sugar, grain-free snack that’s high in protein and incredibly delicious! Customizable depending on what protein powder you use. Just 20 minutes and 1 food processor required!
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Coating a Golden Milk Snack Bite in shredded coconut beside a tray with more bites
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5-Ingredient Golden Milk Snack Bites
Quick and easy, 5-ingredient snack bites with cashew butter, coconut, anti-inflammatory golden milk spices, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
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Cutting board of Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy Bites with some coated in hemp seeds and others in cacao powder
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Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy Bites
6-ingredient Dark Chocolate Energy Bites with dates, hemp seeds, walnuts, almond butter, cacao powder, and more! A fudgy, perfectly sweet, protein-packed snack or dessert!
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Baking sheet filled with a batch of kale chips for making healthy nachos
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How to Make Kale Chips
Foolproof kale chips that are crispy, easy to make, and so versatile! Just 30 minutes required for this healthy, simple snack.
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Jar of Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Olive Tapenade for spreading on crackers or vegetables
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Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Olive Tapenade (5 Minutes!)
Simple, fresh, and flavorful olive tapenade made with just 6 ingredients. Perfect as a tangy dip, savory pairing for hummus, or sandwich spread!
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Sides

Spoon resting on a plate of Roasted Potatoes with a bowl of ketchup
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Perfect Roasted Potatoes
Perfect roasted potatoes every time! No boiling required, 1 pan, 30 minutes, perfectly crisp edges, and tender inside. The ultimate brunch side!
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Bowl of Fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots with slices of vegan butter
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Fluffy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Carrots
Incredibly vibrant mashed sweet potatoes and carrots whipped with turmeric, ginger, fresh garlic, and dairy-free butter. The ultimate salty-sweet side!
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Massaging kale for our Easy Kale Salad recipe
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Easy Massaged Kale Salad (15 Minutes!)
Everything you need to know about massaged kale salads, plus a delicious, fast, and easy recipe for our go-to kale salad with tahini dressing! 15 minutes, 6 ingredients required.
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Pan of Garlicky Green Beans with Almonds
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1-Pan Garlicky Green Beans with Slivered Almonds
Easy, delicious green beans made in 1 pan with 6 simple ingredients! Big flavor, infused with garlic, and garnished with toasted almonds. Perfect for Thanksgiving and beyond!
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Big bowl of ingredients for our crunchy Asian Kale Salad recipe
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Crunchy Kale Salad with Spicy Cashew Sesame Dressing
Super crunchy kale salad with a quick, creamy cashew-sesame dressing! Crunchy Miso Chickpeas are optional for added crunch and protein! A delicious, hearty plant-based entrée or side.
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Big plate of Coconut Curried Greens beside a spoonful of curry powder
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Amazing Coconut Curried Greens
Amazing coconut curried greens made with 10 ingredients in 30 minutes. An incredibly flavorful, healthy side dish for any Indian-inspired meal.
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Desserts

Bowls of Banana Ice Cream in an assortment of flavors
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Easy Banana Ice Cream (Tips + 10 flavors!)
The ultimate guide to making EASY, perfect 1-INGREDIENT banana ice cream every time! We’re sharing our top tips and tricks, plus 10 delicious flavors!
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Honey, cacao powder, almonds, and homemade Honey Mama's Bars
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5-Ingredient Honey Mama’s Chocolate Bars
A homemade version of Honey Mama’s chocolate bars with just 5 simple ingredients required! Fudgy, rich, customizable, and oh-so-delicious.
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Spoon resting in a pie pan of Peach Blackberry Crisp for a simple raw vegan dessert
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Raw Fruit Crisp (10 Minutes!)
The perfect dish when you’re craving fruit crisp and want it fast! Ready in 10 minutes, grain- and gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and SO delicious!
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Stack of three Easy Vegan Brownies on a wood cutting board
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4-Ingredient Easy Vegan Brownies
Incredibly rich, vegan, easy brownies made with just 4 ingredients and 1 bowl! Naturally sweetened, grain- and gluten-free, and so satisfying!
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Tray of 3-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with some half dipped in chocolate
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3-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Insanely delicious, tender, perfectly sweet peanut butter cookies made with just 3 ingredients! No baking required, easy to make, and the perfect snack or dessert!
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  1. Astrid says

    Thank you for all your recipes. Whenever I want to cook something new I just enter one ingredient on your site and when all recipes with that ingredient show I make something different each time. I have never tried so many different recipes and eaten such tasty dishes. They are so easy to make and always fool proof. Simply love it!

  2. lisa j lehmann says

    i’m a new vegan and your recipes have literally made everything amazing. so much flavor and taste and just wow. thank you. so. so. much. I recovering from cancer and I knew I needed a lifestyle change. thank you for being here for me <3

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