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    The 35 BEST Vegan Recipes

    If you need some new plant based meals to cook up, you’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve compiled this amazing list of easy Vegan Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet for you.

    This Vegan Recipes list includes everything from hearty mains to appetizers, sides, snacks and more. You’ll even find plant based versions of the comfort foods you may have grown up on.

    Cook your way through these great vegan recipes, even your meat eating friends will enjoy these tasty dishes!

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    The Best Vegan Recipes:

    1. Caponata – Sicilian Eggplant Relish

    We’re starting this list of Vegan Recipes with our own super delicious Caponata, a Sicilian Eggplant Relish recipe.

    Caponata is a very traditional and popular dish from Sicily. This dish comes in various forms and versions from household to household. It’s like a relish made with eggplant, onions, bell peppers, celery and tomatoes with add-ins like olives and capers.

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    2. Ratatouille

    Ratatouille sounds fancy, but at its core it’s just a simple, hearty and rustic dish out of the South of France. This classic Provencal dish is a medley of summer vegetables accentuating all the Mediterranean flavors. 

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    3. Middle Eastern Vegan Recipe – Falafel 

    Here a the BIG shout out to the most iconic food out of the Middle East… The small little fried morsels many countries claim as their own, Falafel. 

    It’s a trending popular dish with vegans and vegetarians. You would be surprised how easy it is to make this fried treat in your kitchen.

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    4. Popular Vegan Appetizer- Cowboy Caviar

    Cowboy Caviar is a tasty and fun dip or salad full of fresh veggies and hearty beans. It’s a perfect Vegan party appetizer, or make ahead lunch.

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    5. Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

    Quick, easy, healthy… this vegetarian black bean chili, based on Panera’s black bean soup, whips up in half hour or less. It’s a great meatless option for busy weeknights.

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    6. Delicious Indian Vegan Recipe – Sautéed Spinach and Potatoes (Aloo Palak)

    This mild Indian sauté, aloo palak, is a great vegetarian or vegan dinner option. It whips up in about half an hour. If you love curries give this quick dinner a try!

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    7. Vegan Dip- Zaalouk (Moroccan Eggplant Dip)

    Zaalouk is an amazingly delicious eggplant dish out of Morocco. It’s typically used as a dip or salad, but once you taste it you’ll want to eat it with everything!

    This is one of those dishes with just a few humble ingredients that somehow come together to create magic.

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    8. Homemade Hummus

    Hummus… this luscious, creamy dip is everyone’s favorite. The richness of tahini and chickpeas blended with tangy fresh lemon juice, a tiny hint of garlic and some toasty pine nuts.

    Put it on the table and see your guest gets drawn towards it, itching to scoop it with some pita or other crunchies…

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    9. Mango Salsa

    When you get your hands on some juicy, ripe and sweet mangoes, don’t forget to make this easy homemade mango salsa in minutes.

    All you need to do is some chopping and mixing. Voila. You can chomp it down with unlimited tortillas or use it as a garnish for so many meals.

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    10. Easy Vegetable Soup

    Our Easy Vegetable Soup is ideal for a cozy night in!! It is comforting and easy-to-make, and promises to keep you warm and satisfied during the winter months. This bowl of soup has your every day hearty vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and celery, along with the rich flavors of fire-roasted tomatoes and cannellini beans.

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    11. Cherry Tomato Confit (Under 30 Minutes)

    Bunches of cherry tomatoes, heavy glugs of olive oil, a handful of garlic cloves, a few herbs… That’s all you need for this beauty coming out of your oven… Cherry Tomato Confit!!

    Luxuriously soft, melt-in-your mouth, juicy and bright flavor bombs. Welcome this summer delight into your life and it will add savory sweet deliciousness to any dish.

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    12. Vegan Mexican Appetizer- Pico de Gallo

    This pico de gallo is your ultimate fresh salsa. Great as an appetizer with chips or as a condiment to any of your favorite vegan Mexican dinners!

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    13. Cauliflower Peas Masala (Gobi Matar)

    This Cauliflower Peas Masala, or Gobi Matar, is a classic example of homestyle Indian vegetables. Simple, tasty and healthy. Try this dish and experience the flavors of an everyday Indian household!

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    14. Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip)

    Our Melitzanosalata recipe is going to be the new star of your dip spread. Creamy, smoky roasted eggplant along with a good dousing of good old EVOO and a few other flavor enhancers.

    This Greek Eggplant Dip is so super simple, yet the end result is too good. All you need is a big pile of pitas to scoop it up.

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    15. Balela Salad (Middle Eastern Bean Salad)

    Let me present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures.

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    16. Vegan French Appetizer- Olive Tapenade

    Olive lovers, this Tapenade is for you! This vegan Olive Tapenade is an olive spread or dip hailing from the Provence region in France.

    It’s bold, zippy, briny and salty. Served with crostini or crackers, tapenade is a wonderful appetizer for any party or special occasion.

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    17. Vegan Stuffed Peppers

    Colorful red bell peppers with quinoa and lentils full of Italian flavors. These stuffed peppers are delicious, nutritious and budget friendly. Perfect creative lentil recipe.

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    18. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

    If you are looking for a great plant based comfort food, this Vegan Shepherd’s Pie is it!

    Healthy veggies and lentils are smothered in gravy and topped with fluffy mashed potatoes. So good!

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    19. Best Vegan Pizza

    Make it a fun pizza night with this homemade vegan pizza. It has a creamy cashew sauce, summer veggies and sun-dried tomatoes. It’s a total crowd pleaser!

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    20. Sheet Pan Vegan Dinner

    Sheet pan dinners are great for easy prep, and easy clean up! This vegan platter features potatoes, chickpeas and veggies tossed with olive oil and plenty of herbs.

    Get the Recipe @ simpleveganista

    21. Veggie Burger Recipe

    Make your cookouts healthier with these easy veggie burgers!

    These black bean based veggie burgers are a must recipe in the summertime. They’re easy to make and taste great!

    Get the Recipe @ chocolatecoveredkatie

    22. Vegan Black Bean Burrito

    You will love these tasty Vegan Black Bean Burritos! They’re a hearty, stick to your ribs meal that is full of great Mexican flavors. You’ll be making these regularly!

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    23. Incredible Vegan Mac and Cheese

    This is the best Vegan Mac and Cheese is amazing! It’s so creamy and delicious, the perfect comfort food.

    It will be a hit with the whole family!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    24. Vegan Sloppy Joes

    Here’s a fun and healthy twist on your childhood favorite Sloppy Joes.

    This sloppy joe is made with lentils and makes a simple, hearty, satisfying and delicious comfort food meal. It will be loved by everyone in the family.

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    25. Moroccan Chickpea Vegetable Tagine

    Brimming with sweet and savory flavors, this Moroccan Chickpea Tagine is super fragrant as soon as you start making it.

    Thanks to all the earthy exotic spices like coriander, cumin, cinnamon, and ginger, this stew takes on some amazing flavors from the exotic land called Morocco.

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    26. Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme

    This Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme is a fun meal made of tortillas stuffed with spicy sofritas tofu and cashew queso with Mexican flavor.

    It’s crunchy, chewy, soft and super delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    27. Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

    Get your Italian fix with this scrumptious Vegan Eggplant Parmesan. Crispy baked eggplant slices are smothered in marinara sauce and topped with vegan mozzarella cheese. This is one of our favorite vegan recipes, for sure!

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    28. Vegan Chana Masala (Indian Chickpea Curry)

    This chickpea curry, aka chana masala, is a fine example of why Indian cuisine is the way to go if you are thinking of going meatless. The great thing is, it doesn’t need to be spicy and hot, just as much as you like. 

    Get the Recipe @ teaforturmeric

    29. Firecracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps

    These Firecracker Lettuce Wraps are fun, handheld meals with crispy tofu and saucy noodles in a creamy sesame sauce. They’re like an Asian version of tacos!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    30. Vegan Taco Salad

    This Vegan Taco Salad is a fulling and healthy meal with all of your favorite Mexican ingredients and flavors. It’s also great as meal prep.

    Get the Recipe @ dietitiandebbie

    31. Vegan Meatballs

    You’re going to love these hearty and versatile vegan “meatballs”, which are made with black beans, quinoa and lots of seasoning. You can use them wherever normal meatballs would go.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

    32. Vegan Lentil Soup

    This rustic and rich soup has all the wholesome ingredients like a host of garden produce along with one special ingredient… your lentils. It all simmers into one luxurious delicious pot.

    Get the Recipe @ veganricha

    33. Buddha Bowl

    This hearty and nutritious vegan Buddha bowl consists of a grain, a green, a bean and fresh veggies with a drizzle of testy dressing. It’s flexible to your tastes, and what you have on hand.

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    34. Fasolada (Greek White Bean Soup)

    Fasolada… The “mother of all” Greek comfort foods in a bowl. This is one bowl that the generations of Greeks grew up with on cool winter nights… A perfect winter warmer!

    This rustic, robust, healthy & homely white bean soup is simmered with aromatics and herbs. But the real magic happens when it gets enriched with a good drizzle of olive oil in the end.

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    35. Vegan Brownies

    We’re wrapping up this list with something sweet… Vegan Brownies!

    They’re super rich and fudgy, and will be beloved by all, vegan and non-vegan alike!

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

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    The 35 BEST Vegan Recipes

    This collection of easy Vegan Recipes has plenty of tasty plant based dishes for you to cook. We love this super easy black bean chili:


    • 3 15.5 oz cans black beans
    • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
    • 1 small onion
    • 2 bell peppers
    • 5 cloves garlic
    • 1 cup vegetable stock
    • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
    • 1 Tbsp chili powder
    • 1 Tbsp cumin powder
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 Tbsp cooking oil


      1. Heat oil in pan over medium high heat.
      2. Chop onion, peppers and garlic. Add to heated pan and sauté 5 minutes.
      3. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to low boil, reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.

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