Courgettes, beans and vegetables in tomato sauce on a plate

Budget vegan recipes

25 Recipes

Get inspiration for delicious and affordable vegan recipes. Our budget-friendly plant-based meals include vegetable stews, curries, soups, salads and more.

Egyptian courgettes with dukkah sprinkle

3.857145

(14 ratings)

Get four of your 5-a-day in one vegan dinner! This easy recipe is healthy and gluten-free, and provides calcium, folate, fibre, vitamin C and iron
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

4.51724

(116 ratings)

Slightly sweet with added richness from the coconut milk, this simple vegan curry is a winner. It's also freezable if you need a quick midweek fix...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

5

(1 rating)

Pack all five of your 5-a-day into one healthy vegan dish. Flavoured with garlic, lemon and herbs, it's delicious griddled on the hob or cooked on the barbecue...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Curried tofu wraps

4.666665

(3 ratings)

This spicy vegan supper is big on taste. It's simple to make and packed with chunky tandoori-spiced tofu on a cool mint, yogurt and red cabbage relish...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Burrito bowl with chipotle black beans

4.809525

(21 ratings)

This healthy burrito bowl is chock full of veggies and greens, perfect for a filling lunch. This is one vegetarian meal that tastes just as good as it looks
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Black bean chilli

4.49138

(116 ratings)

This chilli is great for casual entertaining - just lay everything out and let people add their own toppings
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tarka dhal

3.6

(5 ratings)

Make a simple and healthy storecupboard supper like this easy dhal when you're cooking on a budget. To keep it vegan, use vegetable oil rather than ghee...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

4.74174

(333 ratings)

A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spring tabbouleh

4.142855

(7 ratings)

A simple, budget, spring salad that can add a healthy dose of vegetables to your midweek meal. This easy vegan dish also makes great leftover lunches
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chargrilled vegetable tacos with smoky salsa

4.625

(8 ratings)

Make vegan tacos with a smoky-sweet salsa for a healthy weekend lunch and pack in all of your 5-a-day. Kiwi brings a moreish, fruity dimension to the salsa
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan shepherd's pie

4.466665

(60 ratings)

A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, butternut squash and plenty of herbs, topped with crispy potatoes - it's low calorie, low fat and perfect for when the nights draw in...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lentil & cardamom soup

4.357145

(14 ratings)

Cheap and cheerful red lentils are jazzed up with coconut milk and plenty of spices in this quick and warming soup recipe
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cauliflower & chickpea pilaf

4.266665

(15 ratings)

Delicious served on its own, or as a side dish with grilled chicken breasts rubbed with a little curry paste
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Double bean & roasted pepper chilli

4.74699

(83 ratings)

This warming vegetarian chilli is a low-fat, healthy option that packs in the veggies and flavour. Serve with Tabasco sauce, soured cream or yogurt
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cauliflower, rice & lentil salad

3.666665

(3 ratings)

This earthy and vegetarian rice pilaf is good for feeding a crowd, so works well on a buffet table
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Falafel burgers

4.31162

(568 ratings)

A healthy burger that's filling too. These are great for anyone who craves a big bite but doesn't want the calories...
  • 16 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky noodles with homemade hoisin

4.09091

(22 ratings)

Cook our healthy, vegan stir-fry to pack in four of your 5-a-day. The hoisin sauce is made with Chinese five spice and apple cider vinegar to boost the flavour
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mushroom & potato soup

4.3125

(16 ratings)

Porcini mushrooms give this healthy soup a real umami flavour boost. Pour into a flask for a warming, low-calorie lunch that you can take to work
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes

4.82143

(28 ratings)

Get some protein into a vegan diet with this tasty chickpea curry jacket. It's an easy midweek meal, or filling lunch that packs a lot of flavour...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Squash & spinach fusilli with pecans

3.555555

(18 ratings)

You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this colourful low-fat, low-calorie squash and spinach pasta topped with pecans. It's tasty as well as healthy...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Parsnip gnocchi

3.3

(10 ratings)

Take parnsips to another level by turning them into gnocchi with a crunchy walnut crumb. This Christmas dish is vegan, healthy and deliciously festive
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cauliflower, squash, coconut & lentil curry

3.785715

(14 ratings)

Save time on busy days by roasting the cauliflower and butternut squash ahead of time and freezing to make this tasty vegan curry at a later date
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan fry-up

5

(4 ratings)

Try this vegan take on the classic English breakfast that boasts vegan sausages with hash browns, mushrooms, tomatoes, scrambled tofu and baked beans
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Satay sweet potato curry

4.727585

(290 ratings)

Cook this tasty vegan curry for an exotic yet easy family dinner. With spinach and sweet potato, it boasts two of your five-a-day and it’s under 400 calories...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
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