Easy Vegan Recipes For Beginners
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!
Get ready to up your hummus game with these three life-changing additions. First up, peas!
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.
Adding beets to hummus means even deeper earthy flavours with a sly hit of sweetness, plus it’s purple!
Never again will you turf your chickpea brine, lead a zero-waste lifestyle and make this amazing vegan mayo.
A selection of Mediterranean snacks that will inspire guests to become a full-time vegan.
Beetroot Falafel With Creamy Cashew Sauce
As easy to make as regular falafel, served with a creamy nutty sauce for that extra zing.
Homemade Falafel with Grilled Aubergine & Pickled Salad
Falafel is a veggies delight. Nibble on its own or create a killer shawarma.
Grilled Marinated Brinjal
We love brinjal, it’s the meatiest veggie of them all.
Add to salads, mezze boards or eat alone. Just be sure to have a jar of these in your fridge.
We love this delicious Turkish Mezze dish made from tomatoes and red peppers. Spread over breads or toss in salads.
Vegetable Terrine with Cashew & Coconut Cream
Impress guest with this veggie-packed terrine, serve alongside warm bread for an easy starter.
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.
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.
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.
Vegan Brinjal Biltong
We love this vegan take on regular biltong using the humble brinjal – just as tasty as the real thing!
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.
Tomato & Coriander Dhal
This dhal redefines the way we think about comfort food.
Cape Malay Curry
A vegan take on the classic that is packed full of sweet, spicy flavour.
Refried Black Bean Taco
Fully loaded and a fully vegan taco.
Jerusalem Artichoke & Sea Asparagus Tortellini
Artichoke and asparagus are a perfect spring pairing.
Fry’s Chick’n Shiitake Mushroom Risotto
Creamy mushroom risotto made from coconut cream will keep you satisfied for hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tropical Burgers with Coconut Cream & Salsa
Traditional burgers cooked over the braai and topped with coconut cream, crispy onion bits and a fruity salsa.
Fry’s Braai Sausage on a Pretzel Roll with Asian Chakalaka
Your favourite South African flavours with a vegan Asian injection.
Loaded Hot Dogs with Curried Mustard & Fried Onion Rings
Salsa-topped hot dogs with curried mustard and crispy fried onion rings – delicious!
Vegan Meatball Subs
Fun summer sandwiches filled with nutty mushroom and lentil meatballs, spicy guacamole and roasted tomatoes. Perfect for a braai with friends!
Vegan Mushroom Taquitos
A fun, plant-based Mexican-inspired meal that is perfect for lunch, dinner or even as party snacks.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We’ve rounded up our best non-leafy salads for our vegan friends.
Lime Quinoa Salad with Chimichurri
A fresh but filling salad perfect for your work lunch, that will have co-workers full of food envy.
Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cauliflower
Enjoy warm or cooled all year round, just replace the honey with maple syrup.
Roasted Broccoli with Sesame Oil
Banish childhood fears of greens with this yummy salad.
Grilled Cauliflower & Brussel Sprout Salad
Cauliflower and Brussels sprouts make an awesome duo in this festive salad.
This is a tough-to-beat Turkish bulgur salad.
Bulgur Wheat Salad
Nutritious and filling, you could serve this as a side dish or a bowl all to yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE WITH AVOCADO OIL
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.
See our vegan baking substitute guide here.
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