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Budget vegan recipes

29 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

4.1875

(4 ratings)

Get all five 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

4.64

(25 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

Avocado pizza crisps

2.083335

(3 ratings)

Make a simple wholemeal pizza base then pile on the toppings – this easy, healthy version is vegan, low in calories and packed with four of your 5-a-day...
  • 43 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

0

(0 ratings)

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

3.75

(1 rating)

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

5

(8 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

4.53226

(93 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

5

(1 rating)

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

4.71233

(146 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

3.75

(4 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

5

(2 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

4.634615

(26 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

3.90625

(8 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

4.175

(10 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

4.798075

(26 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

3.333335

(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

Spiced rice & beans

3.375

(8 ratings)

Mary's version of the Indian dish, Kichari, is a great storecupboard supper, delicious as a main or a side
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Falafel burgers

4.29402

(460 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

4.77778

(9 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

4.375

(10 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 white pizza

3.75

(1 rating)

Make our vegan pizza using tofu, almond milk and other clever, dairy-free options. Choose from a range of toppings and sprinkle with fresh or dried herbs
  • 33 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan chickpea curry jacket potatoes

4.84375

(8 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

3.02778

(9 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

4

(4 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

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