21 Quick Vegan Meals for Midweek Dinners

21 Quick Vegan Meals for Midweek Dinners


I don't know about you, but I live my life at top speed. I know it's not healthy, but that's just how it is. I have a day job, my blog to run as well as writing for various online and in print magazines and developing recipes for brands. On top of that I have a family to look after, a house to keep and meals to cook. Believe me I'm always in a rush.

Quick Meals


Meals often have to be a speedy affair too. We're home late a few times a week, with a small window of opportunity for dinner before our wee boy needs to go to bed. It's all very tiring and it can be stressful too.

Be Organised


As I try to organise myself for the week (this doesn't always happen), I need interesting meals I can get to the table quickly, but they still have to taste good and be relatively healthy. No huge lists of ingredients either or any weird ingredients. It has to be simple, healthy and filling.

I bet you feel the same too!

My midweek meals have to:


  1. Be quick
  2. Have a short list of ingredients
  3. Have no weird or hard to find ingredients
  4. Use what I have in the store cupboard and fridge
  5. Be something my family will enjoy (I am not cooking two meals)
  6. Not break the budget
  7. Taste great!

BEST Vegan Recipes


I've been searching the web for some of the best quick vegan recipes and I've found lots to share with you. 

I've also included some of my recipes too, which have been tested out and approved by my family before I share them.  

I hope you try some of these recipes and they inspire you to make your busy midweek dinners more varied.


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Meals often have to be a speedy affair midweek. Speed things up with 21 tasty and quick vegan midweek meals. #quickvegan #quickveganmeals #quickmeals #vegan #vegandinners #veganmeals #midweekmeals #bestvegan


21 QUICK VEGAN MEALS 

YOU'LL LOVE!

Chili Quinoa-Bean Bites are crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, with pops of sweet, juicy corn and a bit of a kick from the chilli (not too spicy though!).

1. Chili Quinoa-Bean Bites (with Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes)


Chili Quinoa-Bean Bites are crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, with pops of sweet, juicy corn and a bit of a kick from the chilli (not too spicy though!).

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Coconuts and Berries



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A tasty pasta with dairy free pesto, broccoli, spinach and peas. Super tasty and healthy, but filling too. This pasta dish is good hot or cold as a pasta salad.

2. Green Goddess Farfalle with Dairy Free Pesto



A tasty pasta with dairy free pesto, broccoli, spinach and peas. Super tasty and healthy, but filling too. This pasta dish is good hot or cold as a pasta salad.

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Tinned Tomatoes




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Creamy Curried Kale and Chickpeas    A favorite dish, a creamed spinach with chickpeas similar to Palak Paneer but without the cheese.


3. Creamy Curried Kale and Chickpeas


A favorite dish, a creamed spinach with chickpeas similar to Palak Paneer but without the cheese.


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Fat Free Vegan



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Garden Biryani  This is a perfect mid-week recipe that is easy to prepare- and the oven does all the hard work. It’s also cooked in one pot, so less washing up!


4. Garden Biryani


This is a perfect mid-week recipe that is easy to prepare- and the oven does all the hard work. It’s also cooked in one pot, so less washing up!


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Little Miss Meat Free

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Spicy vegan sausage rolls made with a selection of beans and spices all bound up in golden and flaky puff pastry. #veganpastry #vegan #vegansausagerolls #sausagerolls

5. Spicy Three Bean Sausage Rolls 




Spicy vegan sausage rolls made with a selection of beans and spices all bound up in golden and flaky puff pastry.


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Tinned Tomatoes


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These Maple-Orange Roasted Chickpeas & Carrots are a nice side-dish, or you could roast some potatoes at the same time and turn it into a one-pan meal.





These Maple-Orange Roasted Chickpeas & Carrots are a nice side-dish, or you could roast some potatoes at the same time and turn it into a one-pan meal.


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Coconut and Berries


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A fresh pasta salad with the flavours of Greece and a zingy dressing.

7. Greek Pasta Salad


A fresh pasta salad with the flavours of Greece, little balls of vegan cream cheese and a zingy dressing.


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Tinned Tomatoes


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Pea and Courgette Fritters with Smoky Tomato Chutney




Within ten minutes, you can also create a smokey, fiery pan-chutney with juicy ripe tomatoes, flavoursome harissa, Worcester sauce and fresh parsley.



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Little Miss Meat Free


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A creamy green sauce for spaghetti that's super silky and coats the pasta beautifully. The pesto is homemade from kale and cashews. It's suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

9. Kale and Cashew Pesto Spaghetti



A creamy green sauce for spaghetti that's super silky and coats the pasta beautifully. The pesto is homemade from kale and cashews. It's suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


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Tinned Tomatoes

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Black Bean and Red Lentil Chili


10. Black Bean and Red Lentil Chili


Black lentils hold their shapes while red lentils break down slightly to thicken the chili. This is one of those dishes that tastes best after the flavors have a chance to blend, so if possible, make it ahead of time and reheat before serving.


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Fat Free Vegan

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Spiced Carrot, Lentil and Chickpea Soup #soup #lentilsoup #spinachsoup #carrotsoup #vegansoup #easysoup


11. Spiced Carrot, Lentil and Spinach Soup


A gently spiced soup that has so much flavour. It's vegan and dairy-free and perfect if you are watching your weight. It's only 184 calories for a huge bowlful or 138 calories for a standard bowlful.


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Tinned Tomatoes


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Japchae is a classic Korean stir fry dish using deliciously chewy, gluten-free sweet potato vermicelli. Although mainly a party or celebratory dish in Korea, it is easy enough to make for the family as a midweek meal.



12. Korean Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry (Japchae) with Marinated and Baked Tofu


 This is a classic Korean stir fry dish using deliciously chewy, gluten-free sweet potato vermicelli. Although mainly a party or celebratory dish in Korea, it is easy enough to make for the family as a midweek meal.


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Food to Glow

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13. Zucchin (courgette) Bhaji and Tarka Dal



These zucchini bhaji have a great flavour and texture and best of all - they use up a LOT of zucchini! Tarka dal is made for dipping these bhaji.


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Maple Spice

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Smoky red pepper, cheese and bean burgers. These juicy, smoky burgers are easy to make and great served stacked high in buns with salad and some vegan cheddar melted over them.

14. Smoky Red Pepper & Cheese Bean Burgers


Smoky red pepper, cheese and bean burgers. These juicy, smoky burgers are easy to make and great served stacked high in buns with salad and some vegan cheddar melted over them.


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Tinned Tomatoes

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A creamy leek and mushroom risotto recipe, with tips on how to make the perfect risotto and a free printable recipe. #risotto #mushroomrisotto #mushrooms #creamyrisotto #howtomakerisotto

15. Creamy Mushroom and Leek Risotto


A creamy leek and mushroom risotto recipe, with tips on how to make the perfect risotto and a free printable recipe.


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Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

16. Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta


A rich spaghetti sauce, sweet with the flavour of tomatoes, with some warmth from a little spice and the smoky flavour of roast red peppers and red onions


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Tinned Tomatoes


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Quick and Easy Five Vegetable Dal


17. Quick and Easy Five Vegetable Dal


Just add herbs or spices and vegetables to cooked grains and dinner is on the table in around 20 minutes. Serve with naan or flatbread.


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Utterly Scrummy Food For Families

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A warming lentil soup, made to use up salad drawer stragglers. Healthy, nutritious and very, very tasty. #lentilsoup #redlentilsoup #soup #easysoup #vegansoup #redlentils #lentils

18. Fridge Lentil Soup


A warming lentil soup, made to use up salad drawer stragglers. Healthy, nutritious and very, very tasty.


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Tinned Tomatoes

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Black Bean Quinoa Chili

19. Black Bean Quinoa Chili


The thing we really like about this soup is the black velvety texture from pureeing about one-third of the cooked beans before they go into the soup, but you can forgo the blending and keep it chunky.


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Food to Glow

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Baked Sesame Tofu Sticks with Peanut Butter, Tahini, and Ginger Sauce


20. Baked Sesame Tofu Sticks with Peanut Butter, Tahini, and Ginger Sauce


Baked Sesame Tofu Sticks with Peanut Butter and Tahini Sauce are a great snack.


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 Homemade soft, warm tacos filled with a roasted pepper tapenade, salad leaves, roast spiced tofu, roast red onions and roast mushrooms #tofutacos #tacos #tofu #tacotuesday #mushrooms #vegan #quickvegan


21. Spiced Tofu and Mushroom Tacos


Homemade soft, warm tacos filled with a roasted pepper tapenade, salad leaves, roast spiced tofu, roast red onions and roast mushrooms


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If you need more inspiration?






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RECIPE OF THE WEEK





This is the chip supper you would love to order from your local chip shop, but will be very lucky if it's on their menu.

It's a real winner but easy to make. Creamy tofu is coated in thick, crisp, spicy beer batter. Serve this chip shop battered tofu with chips, peas and tomato ketchup. I'm not keen on mushy peas but I know a lot of you out there love them, so you could serve them with those if you like or even baked beans.


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I hope these meals have inspired you to try some new recipes.  Thanks to everyone who contributed a recipe. Do share this post as a thank you to the contributors and save it for later.





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Meals often have to be a speedy affair midweek. Speed things up with 21 tasty and quick vegan midweek meals. #veganuary #vegan #veganrecipes #quickveganrecipes #easyveganrecipes



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19 comments

  1. I'm impressed, as always when looking at your recipes. They look amazing, and I always find something that's perfect for me

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    1. Thanks, although they aren't all mine. I wish!

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  2. So many great sounding dishes, and thanks for including my tofu!

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    1. It looks wonderful Kalyn. I must try it soon!

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  3. Lovely roundup of recipes - no gold star for me as I can't spot any mistake!

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    1. Thanks Jan and never mind, that is better all round ;)

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  4. Wow I feel totally inspired by that little lot!!!! Liking the idea of the fritters... I've been toying with the idea of doing sweetcorn ones and really must just get on with it. Thanks for the inspiration Jac... maybe we should have a vegan week in the Feeding Boys household... it feels entirely possible looking at all those gorgeous ideas.

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    1. I know right! It just shows you how amazing and inspiring vegan food can be.

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  5. Numbers 1 and 16 look remarkably similar, Jac!

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    1. Indeed And. I was too tired to do anything about it. Well spotted.

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  6. Love this collection - I'm always looking for new quick dinner ideas :)

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  7. What wonderful recipes! Have bookmarked :)

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  8. some wonderful ideas here - quick and easy and so beautiful. Some new blogs to explore too :)

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    1. I know what you mean. I love finding fab new blogs.

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  9. Looks yummy but most of the links don't work! =(

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. When bloggers restructure their sites the links often don't work any more. It was really useful you telling me as I can go track down the new links. Thank you D :)

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