Easy Vegan Recipes For Beginners

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Vegans. You gotta love them. No, really, you do. Their food choices make a hugely positive impact on the environment and their goal to eat and live cruelty-free is something we should all admire, not mock. Regardless of your dietary choices, one thing is clear, eating more veggies and plant-based meals are only going to make you feel so much better. You’ll love this roundup of our favourite easy vegan recipes.

Easy Vegan Recipes: Back to Basics

This is simple snacking done right. Plus, make your own egg-free mayo!

 

Easy Vegan Recipes Pea Hummus
Easy Vegan Recipes Avo Hummus

Pea Hummus

Get ready to up your hummus game with these three life-changing additions. First up, peas!

Recipe for Pea Hummus

Avocado Hummus

As if there needs to be more of a reason to eat avo, we’ve snuck it into our hummus for a super creamy and filling dip.

Recipe for Avo Hummus

Easy Vegan Recipes Beetroot Hummus
Easy Vegan Recipes Aquafaba Vegan Mayo

Beetroot Hummus

Adding beets to hummus means even deeper earthy flavours with a sly hit of sweetness, plus it’s purple!

Recipe for Beetroot Hummus

Aquafaba Mayonnaise

Never again will you turf your chickpea brine, lead a zero-waste lifestyle and make this amazing vegan mayo.

Recipe for Aquafaba


Vegan Snacks

A selection of Mediterranean snacks that will inspire guests to become a full-time vegan.

Easy Vegan Recipes Beetroot Falafel
Easy Vegan Recipes Homemade falafel

Beetroot Falafel With Creamy Cashew Sauce

As easy to make as regular falafel, served with a creamy nutty sauce for that extra zing.

Recipe for Beetroot Falafel

Homemade Falafel with Grilled Aubergine & Pickled Salad

Falafel is a veggies delight. Nibble on its own or create a killer shawarma.

Recipe for Falafel

Easy vegan recipes
easy vegan recipes

Grilled Marinated Brinjal

We love brinjal, it’s the meatiest veggie of them all.

Recipe for Grilled Marinated Brinjal

Marinated Peppers

Add to salads, mezze boards or eat alone. Just be sure to have a jar of these in your fridge.

Recipe for Marinated Peppers

easy vegan recipes
easy vegan recipes

Tomato Ezme

We love this delicious Turkish Mezze dish made from tomatoes and red peppers. Spread over breads or toss in salads.

Recipe for Tomato Ezme

Vegetable Terrine with Cashew & Coconut Cream

Impress guest with this veggie-packed terrine, serve alongside warm bread for an easy starter.

Recipe for Vegetable Terrine

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easy vegan recipes

CAULIFLOWER LATKES TOPPED WITH VEGAN TZATZIKI AND DILL MARINATED BABY MARROW RIBBONS

These mini cauliflower latkes make for a tasty mouthful and are the perfect vegan canapé for entertaining friends. Top with vegan tzatziki and baby marrow.

Recipe for Cauliflower Latkes

VEGAN COURGETTE FRITTATA

An easy vegan recipe that will make it onto your weekday rotation. A vegan frittata that is perfect for a light lunch or supper served with a side salad.

Recipe for Courgette Frittata

Vegan Maple-Roasted Hasselback Sweet Potatoes & Butternut

This delicious vegan dish is sweet and nutty and will be the perfect side dish for a Christmas table spread.

Recipe by Vegan Maple-Roasted Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Vegan Brinjal Biltong

We love this vegan take on regular biltong using the humble brinjal – just as tasty as the real thing!

Recipe for Vegan Brinjal Biltong


Beyond the Salad

Newbies to a plant-based diet will often reach for the leaves and make a salad. These vegan recipes go beyond salads.

easy vegan recipes tomato & Coriander curried dahl
easy vegan recipes cape malay curry

Tomato & Coriander Dhal

This dhal redefines the way we think about comfort food.

Recipe for Tomato & Coriander Dhal

Cape Malay Curry

A vegan take on the classic that is packed full of sweet, spicy flavour.

Recipe for Cape Malay Curry

easy vegan recipes refried black bean taco
easy vegan recipes jerusalem artichoke and sea asparagus tortellini

Refried Black Bean Taco

Fully loaded and a fully vegan taco.

Recipe for Black Bean Taco

Jerusalem Artichoke & Sea Asparagus Tortellini

Artichoke and asparagus are a perfect spring pairing.

Recipe for Artichoke & Asparagus Tortellini

Fry’s Chick’n Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

Creamy mushroom risotto made from coconut cream will keep you satisfied for hours.

Recipe for Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

Vegan Roast Pumpkin & ClemenGold Soup

A classic soup made vegan, this is a hearty and warming dish that celebrates the delicious combination of pumpkin and citrus.

Recipe for Roast Pumpkin Soup

VEGAN CANNELLINI BEAN SHAKSHUKA

You can finally have shakshuka again! Without eggs! This version is made with cannellini beans and is just as good or even better.

Recipe for Vegan Shakshuka

VEGAN MUSHROOM KEBABS WITH FLATBREADS AND CASHEW AIOLI

When mushrooms are cooked right, they have a deliciously meaty texture that could fool any meat-eater.  The skewers of mixed mushrooms are oh so good.

Recipe for Vegan Mushroom Kebabs


Vegan ‘Junk’ Food

Satisfy those fast food cravings with these recipes that won’t leave you feeling sluggish.

Green Pizza with Guacamole, Veggies & Chickpeas

These gorgeous green pizzas are a fresh and tasty way to feed a group of hungry veggie-loving friends.

Recipe for Green Pizza with Guacamole, Veggies & Chickpeas

MINI VEGAN BUNNY CHOWS WITH SALSA & CORIANDER CREAM

Hollowed out rolls filled with a curry and topped with tomato salsa and a coconut coriander cream.

Recipe for Mini Vegan Bunny Chows

Vegan Schnitzels with Creamy Dill Sauce & Dairy-free Potato Salad

Crispy Fry’s Golden Crumbed Schnitzels drenched in a creamy dill sauce, served with a tangy German-inspired potato salad made with stock and vinegar.

Recipe for Vegan Schnitzels

Tropical Burgers with Coconut Cream & Salsa

Traditional burgers cooked over the braai and topped with coconut cream, crispy onion bits and a fruity salsa.

Recipe for Tropical Burgers

Fry’s Braai Sausage on a Pretzel Roll with Asian Chakalaka

Your favourite South African flavours with a vegan Asian injection.

Recipe for Fry’s Braai ‘Sausage’

Loaded Hot Dogs with Curried Mustard & Fried Onion Rings

Salsa-topped hot dogs with curried mustard and crispy fried onion rings – delicious!

Recipe for Loaded Hot Dogs

Vegan Meatball Subs

Fun summer sandwiches filled with nutty mushroom and lentil meatballs, spicy guacamole and roasted tomatoes. Perfect for a braai with friends!

Recipe for Vegan Meatball Subs

Vegan Mushroom Taquitos

A fun, plant-based Mexican-inspired meal that is perfect for lunch, dinner or even as party snacks.

Recipe for Vegan Mushroom Taquitos

VEGAN CHANA MASALA BURGER

An easy vegan recipe that is delicious to boot. A hot and spicy burger topped with a tofu mayo and chickpea curry sauce served with curried fries.

Recipe for Vegan Chana Masala Burger

VEGAN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES

Arguably better than chicken nuggets, this easy vegan recipe is all the craze right now. Crumbed cauliflower florets in a crisp batter, smothered in a BBQ sauce and served with spicy guacamole for dipping!

Recipe for Cauliflower Bites

Vegan Meat-free Mince & Lentil Sloppy Joes

A fun and informal weekday meal that’s ready in no time and absolutely perfect for the whole family.

Recipe for Vegan Meat-free Mince & Lentil Sloppy Joes

Cheesy Vegan Nachos topped with Nuggets & Salsa

Crunchy nachos topped with a warm creamy vegan cheese sauce, crunchy Fry’s Rice Protein and Chia Nuggets and fresh avocado, onions and chilli.

Recipe for Cheesy Vegan Nachos


Interesting Salads

We’ve rounded up our best non-leafy salads for our vegan friends.

easy vegan recipes lime quinoa salad
easy vegan recipes warm quinoa salad

Lime Quinoa Salad with Chimichurri

A fresh but filling salad perfect for your work lunch, that will have co-workers full of food envy.

Recipe for Lime Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cauliflower

Enjoy warm or cooled all year round, just replace the honey with maple syrup.

Recipe for Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Broccoli with Sesame Oil

Banish childhood fears of greens with this yummy salad.

Recipe for Roasted Broccoli

Grilled Cauliflower & Brussel Sprout Salad

Cauliflower and Brussels sprouts make an awesome duo in this festive salad.

Recipe for Grilled Cauliflower & Brussel Sprout Salad

easy vegan recipes kisir salad
easy vegan recipes bulgur wheat salad

Kisir Salad

This is a tough-to-beat Turkish bulgur salad.

Recipe for Kisir Salad

Bulgur Wheat Salad

Nutritious and filling, you could serve this as a side dish or a bowl all to yourself.

Recipe For Bulgur Wheat Salad

VEGAN ROAST VEGGIE BOWL WITH QUINOA

A harvest bowl filled with all the good stuff! This roast veggie bowl is filling, delicious and most importantly, nutritious.

Recipe for Roast Veggie Bowl

VEGAN ASPARAGUS, BROCCOLI AND FINE BEAN SALAD

The perfect vegan side for any dinner party! A fresh green mixed vegetable salad with a sunflower seed dressing, very refreshing, very delicious.

Recipe for Vegan Salad


An Easy Vegan Sweet Ending

And just before you think everything is getting a little too healthy, try out these easy vegan dessert recipes. They prove that being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the finer things in life.

Coconut Milk, Almond Flour & Berry Cake Sandwich

Gluten and dairy free, but don’t worry this sandwich is filled with flavour.

Recipe for Almond Cake Sandwich

TROPICAL VEGAN COCONUT, MANGO AND LEMON ICE CREAM

A no churn, creamy vegan ice cream that tastes like a tropical holiday. Pop on your flip flops and your sunnies and enjoy!< Recipe for Tropical Vegan Ice Cream

VEGAN PASSION FRUIT & COCONUT TART, VANILLA COCONUT SORBET WITH MANGO & MINT SALAD

The perfect, refreshing sweet end to a meal. This tart hits all the spots, everyone will love it not just vegans.

Recipe for Passion Fruit Tart

VEGAN FLAPJACKS WITH WHIPPED COCONUT CREAM AND BERRY COULIS

Imagine making this for your next brunch, everyone will be impressed. Drenched in maple syrup, with a cloud of coconut cream and the sweetness of berry coulis. How wonderfully decadent!

Recipe for Vegan Flapjacks

CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE WITH AVOCADO OIL

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Can you make an amazing cake without eggs and dairy? Yes, you can! This decadently dark and rich chocolate cake is made with avocado oil and the crumb is rich and moist.

Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake with Avocado Oil

See our vegan baking substitute guide here.

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