15+ vegan dinner recipes for spring
Spring in the new season with vegetarian dinners. A perfect choice for spring are these vegetable dishes, as are broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, and spinach. Recipes like One-Pot Lentils, Spinach Rice, and Curried Roasted Chickpeas are bright, flavorful, and satisfying meals.
Lentils in one bowl and rice with spinach
This savory vegetarian dish gets its earthy flavor from cumin and brown rice. If you can stand the extra heat, try doubling the crushed red pepper for even more flavor.
Roasted chickpea curry bowl
You’ll get a huge dose of plant-based protein with this meal! Infused cauliflower and chickpeas in the curry taste hearty and satisfying, while the quinoa adds an extra boost of protein.
Vegetable lettuce wrap
Crispy lettuce leaves are stuffed with a delicious filling inspired by PF Chang’s famous lettuce wraps. These low-carb wraps made with tofu, mushrooms, and daikon radishes are an easy vegetarian dinner. Add shredded carrots to wrappers for extra crunch.
Gluten free mushroom soup
There is no cream in this silky mushroom soup. Mashed potatoes give the vegetable mushroom soup its creamy texture. Be sure to use Yukon Gold—the wine doesn’t provide quite the right texture.
Vegetable stuffed cabbage
Although traditional recipes for stuffed cabbage are made with meat, here the Savoy cabbage leaves are stuffed with a mixture of rice, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and herbs for a healthy vegetarian cabbage recipe. Stuffed cabbage leaves are lightly baked in a simple tomato sauce. This easy stuffed cabbage recipe can be made ahead of time and baked just before serving.
Vegan lo mein with shiitakes, carrots and bean sprouts
A touch of sriracha adds a sweet and spicy touch to this healthy vegan recipe. Traditional Lo mein is made with fresh Lo mein noodles, which can be found in Asian markets. You can also use fresh or dried linguine – fresh linguine is found in the refrigerated section of some grocery stores. This easy dinner comes together in just 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for weeknights.
Coconut black rice dishes with tofu and purple asparagus
Black beans, black rice, and black sesame seeds all contain anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidant compounds that have been shown to reduce inflammation. So “forbidden” rice is not only eye-catching, but also a serious nutritional upgrade. Boiling it in coconut milk adds a rich flavor and aroma.
All use broccoli stir fry
Spiralized broccoli stems are transformed into tender noodles in this vegetarian lo mein-inspired recipe. Serve over brown rice or buckwheat soba noodles.
Roasted Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Sauce
In this quick vegan dinner recipe, you can skip boiling the gnocchi—they cook while they’re roasting on the griddle with the rest of the ingredients. If you can’t find Meyer lemons, use a small regular lemon in Step 2 and use 4 teaspoons lemon juice and 2 teaspoons orange juice in Step 4.
Chipotle Orange, Broccoli, and Tofu
Chipotle peppers add a kick to this stir-fry tofu and broccoli recipe. If you shy away from spice, reduce the amount or leave it out altogether. Served over brown basmati rice.
Grain bowl in pressure cooker
Easily whisk this healthy vegan cereal bowl into an instant bowl. Pressure cooking sweet potatoes is faster and yields the perfect texture. A drizzle of homemade hot sauce takes this easy dinner to the next level.
Dan Dan Noodles With Spinach And Walnuts
In this riff on Sichuan dan dan noodles, spinach and red peppers are stir-fried with sesame, chili, and soy sauces and topped with walnuts. If you want a protein boost, add tofu, seitan, or even chopped eggs.
Vegetable grilled mushroom sandwiches
This vegetarian sandwich has great barbecue flavor (without the meat!) thanks to earthy mushrooms that soak up the sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. Serve with coleslaw topped with vegan mayonnaise to complete the meal.
Gnocchi vegetarian soup
This Italian-inspired, vegetable-packed soup features flavorful herbs, mushrooms, kale, and tomatoes. This shelf-stable potato gnocchi is vegan, but if you want to make this soup gluten-free or lower in carbs, try cauliflower gnocchi instead.
Grilled greens and greens over seasoned lentils
This earthy bowl of lentils is topped with leftover roasted root vegetables from a big batch for an easy weeknight dinner. Keep it vegan or add a little plain yogurt for extra richness.
Vegetarian mushroom stroganoff
The rich mushroom sauce in this vegan version of the classic beef stroganoff gets thick and creamy thanks to the vegan sour cream.