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Quick vegan meal ideas


Make a quick vegan dinner in just 20 minutes or less with our simple speedy recipes. Pack in the veg and plenty of flavour using these varied and versatile suppers

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When you've had a busy day and can't face too much time in the kitchen, go for our quick vegan meals. Grab a handful of ingredients and turn them into a veg-filled pasta dish, a warming bowl of noodles or an indulgent burger. All these suppers take 20 minutes or less so you can spend less time with taxing recipes and more time relaxing.

Whether you're in the mood for a light supper like our bean, tomato & watercress salad or a hearty curry, we have a meal for you to make tonight.

1. Muffin tin chilli pots

Serve up a speedy tortilla supper that counts for three of your five-a-day and uses simple veggie storecupboard ingredients. Our easy muffin tin chilli pots use just four ingredients and won't break the bank. All you need are kidney beans, tortilla wraps, chopped tomatoes and a scattering of salad to create a satisfying meal for two.

2. Spinach & chickpea curry

Add some spice to your standard midweek dinner with our spinach & chickpea curry, plated up in just 20 minutes. Elevate the humble chickpea and turn it into something special with a spoonful of curry and sweet cherry tomatoes. This adaptable dish is ideal for feeding the family in a hurry, and can be made as spicy or mild as you like depending on the curry paste you use. Serve up this low-calorie beauty with rice, naan bread and a dollop of cooling yogurt.

3. Spice-crusted tofu with kumquat radish salad

Branch out and try our Japanese-inspired spice-crusted tofu with kumquat radish salad, complete with sweet yuzu dressing. We love the combination of crunchy veg, crispy tofu with an irresistible mix of spices. This impressive-looking dish takes just 15 minutes to make. Add some serious flavour and colour to your midweek menu with our bland-busting tofu treat.

4. Falafel burgers

Sometimes the only thing that will satisfy your hunger is a burger in a fresh bun with all the trimmings. Make our chunky falafel patties in minutes, then treat yourself to a brilliant burger with lashings of creamy hummus. This genius recipe uses ingredients you'll likely already have and they're seasoned to perfection. Veggies, vegans and carnivores alike will be coming back for more. Top with a vibrant tomato salsa and fresh green salad.

5. Courgette & lemon linguine

Using raw veggies and zingy toppings makes this lemon & courgette linguine perfect for a speedy summer meal. Toss your linguine with grated courgette, olive oil, lemon zest and a pinch of chilli for the easiest pasta supper you'll ever make. This is a great recipe for using up a glut of courgettes from the garden and will save you a penny. It makes a great cold pasta salad, simply swap the linguine for shorter pasta such as farfalle or fusilli. The pasta absorbs the flavours as it cools.

6. Veggie tahini lentils

We're all about a nutty, creamy tahini dressing to pep up our veg. This tahini lentil dish is another midweek hero, packed with healthy veggies and protein-packed Puy lentils. If you're looking for a recipe to pull you out of a stale stir-fry rut, this is it. It also makes a great barbecue side for sunny afternoons.

7. Japanese noodles with sesame dressing

Throw together a soba noodle supper for two with our super simple recipe. Soba noodles will keep you fuller for longer so you won't be searching for snacks before bedtime. Serve with sugar snap peas, peppers and a tahini soy sauce for a nutrient-packed plate. The sharpness from the rice vinegar and savoury soy sauce are balanced with a pinch of sugar and mellow tahini. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds just before serving.

8. Speedy red pepper chana masala

If we could write a love song to any ingredient, it would be the chickpea. This lovely legume is the base for our speedy red pepper chana masala, a low-fat Indian dish you can make in two easy steps. Use a jar of roasted red peppers for an instant flavour boost with a touch of sweetness. A family-sized curry ready in 20 minutes, what's not to like?

9. Summer pasta salad

Keep it light and pack in the flavour with our easy pasta salad. Stray away from store-bought pasta sauces and try whipping up our soy sauce and ginger dressing, with a squeeze of lime to bring the zing. Cook your veggies and pasta together to save time, then cool the veg under running water to keep that all-important crunch. It also makes a great lunchbox filler if you're bored of soggy sandwiches.

10. Tomato & basil spaghetti

You can't beat a classic flavour combination. Our tomato & basil sauce is a simple and tasty Italian pasta topper. Save time and money with this versatile recipe. You can turn it into a spicy arrabiata by adding 2 garlic cloves and a good pinch of chilli or give it a Moroccan flavour with our special spice blend.


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