4 Quick Vegan Meals You Can Prepare in 20 Minutes Or Less

Failing to find quick vegan meals? Here’s a Quick Reality – Veganism is NOT complicated and does not require hours to prepare the meals!

One of the common questions we often get asked from vegans is — Are there any super-simple yet scrumptious vegan recipes available?

Here’s what we say – You can quite easily whip up tempting vegan meals within no time. We believe in always experimenting and introducing the finest vegan meals to all of you.

So, below we have compiled a shortlist of extremely easy vegan meals, all prepared in under 20 minutes.

Before we get to the recipes, you should know why you’re about to fall in love with these vegan meal ideas. Here’s why:

  1. They’re extremely Simple to Prepare

  2. They’re the perfect recipes to try when you’re busy during the week.

  3. They’re ideal for new vegans, beginners, and those looking for a change

  4. They can be made with very few ingredients and require no hassle.

  5. They’re fancy yet simple.

From our Thai Peanut and Quinoa Bowl Salad to Lemon Florentine Spaghetti, all these recipes that are created for an animal-friendly and healthy lifestyle — are exquisite, delicious, and easy to prepare.

4 Quick Mouth-Watering Vegan Recipes

Thai Peanut and Quinoa Salad


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Preparation Time: 20 minutes

If you’re a Thai lover, you’re about to witness a vibrant and easy-to-make quick vegan meal. If you’re not, you’re about to be one because this salad bowl is one of the most colorful and healthy recipes. This recipe features red cabbage, carrots, parsley leaves, green onions, peanuts — all extremely fresh, loaded with fiber and nutrients.

The Fluffy Quinoa in this recipe is a plant protein that adds to the crunch of the salad as it has a deliciously nutty flavor to it. This 20 minutes, easy-to-make salad is served cold and makes for a perfect on-the-go meal. If you wish to explore more salad options, we have some of the best Salad recipes on our Plantiful app. Go check them out!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal


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Preparation Time: 10 minutes

We love nothing more to relish on a cold morning than a cozy apple cinnamon oatmeal bowl. It is a hearty and warm breakfast that can be prepared in less than 20 minutes and can easily be served on the table or in a go-to cup.

This quintessential comfort food is all creamy and luxurious. The crunchy walnuts and nutmeg add to the flavor and texture of the recipe while the apples add a dash of sass to the recipe. The sweetness in this recipe comes with the apples and it is spiced with cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. This quick vegan meal/10 minutes recipe can easily be stored in an airtight container and can be reheated with some milk/water and be savored later as well.

Cherry and Chocolate Smoothie Bowl


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Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cherries and chocolate have long been paired together for flavourful delights. These together make a really healthy breakfast that can be whipped up in only 5 minutes. This stunning chocolate cherry vegan smoothie bowl dish is a nutritious and delicious way to start the day as it is packed with nutrients.

This Nutritious chocolate cherry smoothie bowl is a blend of oats, frozen cherries, berries, cocoa, peanut butter, and plenty of sweet toppings! The cherries in the recipe act as great antioxidants and are extremely rich in nutrients. The cocoa powder is also rich in flavanols which proves to have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects.

If you’re allergic to chocolate or just wish to prepare a smoothie bowl with cherries, we have an awesome recipe on our Plantiful app for you to check out.

Lemon Florentine Spaghetti


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Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Yummm, who can resist spaghetti? More so when it can be prepared in just 10 minutes! Well, we know we can’t and we’re sure none of you can. The simplicity of this recipe is astounding and its flavour is just out of control.

To make this heaven happen, you need to combine fresh spinach, fresh basil, garlic, white wine, and cashew lemon juice to make a delectable and creamy sauce that coats the spaghetti beautifully! This recipe is extremely filling, and is oil-free!

If you’re a pasta lover and would love to explore more vegan pasta recipes such as Oil-Free Pesto Pasta or Pasta Primavera, you know exactly where to look.

Get Inspired to Cook Easy Vegan Meals With Plantiful

Browse our Plantiful collection of Quick Vegan Meals, plant-based recipes, providing cooking suggestions and nutritional information. We’ve included our favorite quick vegan breakfast, lunch, supper, and dessert recipes. Oh, and vegan munching ideas, of course!

We hope you’re inspired to try something new this week after seeing these healthy and tasty vegan supper ideas! Try out our recipes and do let us know which one you liked the most in the comments section below.

Written by

Andreea Matei

Hi, I'm Andreea Matei, one of the founders. Calling me a foodie would be an understatement. I wholeheartedly embrace life through the realm of taste. My kitchen experiments are my superpower. For me, amazing food encompasses three dimensions: it must be crazy delicious, nutritious, and mindful of our animal friends and beautiful planet.