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25 Weeknight Dinner Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to try something new in the kitchen.

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1. Ratatouille

Olives For Dinner / olivesfordinner.com

You can have the goodness of ratatouille without the meat. Get the recipe here.

2. Creamy Garlic and Lemon Pepper Pasta

Blissful Basil / blissfulbasil.com

Blissful Basil / blissfulbasil.com

 

This creamy pasta dish comes together in less than 30 minutes. Get the recipe here.

3. Zucchini Noodle Ramen With Tempeh

Brittany Mullins / eatingbirdfood.com

Using zucchini in the place of noodles can actually speed up the cook time of your regular ramen recipe. Get the recipe here.

4. Avocado “Egg” Rolls

Savory Tooth / savorytooth.com

Savory Tooth / savorytooth.com

 

It’s as easy as placing the avocados, tomatoes, salt, and pepper onto an egg roll wrapper, rolling them up, and then lightly frying the whole roll. Get the recipe here.

5. Spicy Pumpkin and Balsamic Pizza

Veggieful / veggieful.com

This easy pizza with a unique flavor combination comes together in a flash. Get the recipe here.

6. Chickpea Taco Buddha Bowl

Diary of an Ex-Sloth / exsloth.com

Diary of an Ex-Sloth / exsloth.com

 

For this bowl of goodness, you just have to chop up the veggies while your chickpeas cook. Easy! Get the recipe here.

7. Creamy Vegetable Risotto

No Face Plate / nofaceplate.blogspot.com

Get that comforting taste that’s perfect for cold nights with this easy-to-make recipe.

8. Buffalo White Bean Chili With Veggie Sausage

Foodness Gracious / foodnessgracious.com

Foodness Gracious / foodnessgracious.com

 

Spice your soup up a bit with this buffalo take on chili. Get the recipe here.

9. Quinoa Chickpea Cakes

Pure Thyme / purethyme.com

These mini chickpea cakes bake perfectly in muffin tins. Get the recipe here.

10. Raw Fettuccine Alfredo

This simple recipe uses two zucchini as noodles and a cashew sauce made in your blender. Get the recipe here.

11. Tomato Tart

What The Hell Does A Vegan Eat Anyway? / veganmenu.blogspot.com

One sheet of puff pastry + tomatoes + spices = a tasty meal. Get the recipe here.

12. Chickpea “Tuna” Avocado Boats

Making Thyme For Health / makingthymeforhealth.com

Making Thyme For Health / makingthymeforhealth.com

 

Get your “tuna” fix with this awesome and quick recipe.

13. Beer Cheese and “Bacon” Loaded Potato Skins

For Reals Life / forealslife.com

If you’re vegan, it’s probably been a while since you’ve knocked back some potato skins. Now’s the time to try again with this recipe.

14. Warm Roasted Winter Salad Bowl

Oh She Glows / ohsheglows.com

Oh She Glows / ohsheglows.com

 

Green beans, potatoes, kale, pepitas, and quinoa — sounds like the makings of a healthy dinner to me! Get the recipe here.

15. Falafel

Gourmandelle / gourmandelle.com

A falafel recipe fit for salads, wraps, or a full Mediterranean platter. Get the recipe here.

16. Quinoa Sushi

Fragrant Vanilla Cake / fragrantvanilla.com

Sushi in its most conscious form. Get the recipe here.

17. Scallion Pancakes

Radishes and Rhubarb / radishesandrhubarb.com

It couldn’t be easier to make this quick recipe — just add flour to a handful of ingredients and you’re done!

18. Quinoa Collard Wraps

Golubka Kitchen / golubkakitchen.com

A beautiful spiral of rainbow ingredients. Get the recipe here.

19. Creamy Avocado Carbonara

Crunch and Chew / crunchandchew.wordpress.com

A little avocado goes a long way. Get the recipe here.

20. Seven-Layer Tostadas

Where Do You Get Your Protein? / whereyougetyourprotein.com

Delicious and easy to put together. Get the recipe here.

21. Savory Tofu Turnovers

Vegan Mother Hubbard / veganmotherhubbard.net

While this can be made with virtually any of the veggies you have left in your fridge, this recipe opts for mushrooms and asparagus.

22. Veggie Pot Pie

The Kitchn / thekitchn.com

The Kitchn / thekitchn.com

 

What’s more comforting than a savory pot pie? The answer is nothing, and if you disagree with me, go ahead and try this recipe and then get back to me.

23. Naan Flatbread Pizza

The Simple Veganista / thesimpleveganista.tumblr.com

It’s as easy as topping a piece of naan with whatever you’d like. This recipe uses a tofu ricotta, red onions, and zucchini.

24. Teriyaki Veggie Rolls

Margaret Helthaler / veggieprimer.com

Pulse your veggies in a blender or food processor, then just roll ‘em up! Get the recipe here.

25. Corn Chowder

No Face Plate / nofaceplate.blogspot.com

A veganized staple that you can spice up with jalapeños…or not. Get the recipe here.

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