30 best vegan dinners

Enjoy our favourite vegan dinner recipes that taste delicious and are super easy to make.
Published 7 February 2021 | Updated 12 April 2024
Vegan bean and tomato ragu

Easy vegan dinners


Preparing a delicious vegan dinner doesn't have to be a hassle. Whether you're short on time during the week or have a few hours to spare on the weekend, we've got you covered with some mouth-watering vegan dinner recipes that will appeal to both vegans and non-vegans alike.

For a quick mid-week dinner option, give our sticky tofu with bok choy a try. It's super easy to make and packed with flavour. Or, if you're in the mood for something a little more exotic, our recipe for tofu and bean curry, complete with fresh ginger, turmeric, and curry leaves, is sure to satisfy your cravings.


6 food essentials for your vegan pantry

If you're following a vegetarian or vegan diet, here are the key items to stock up on for adding protein, texture, and flavour to your dishes.

  • Legumes. Keep dried or canned legumes varieties including kidney beans, cannellini beans and black beans in your pantry. Lentils cook quickly and are great additions to soups, salads and hearty dishes like in pasta sauces. Dried legumes require soaking before cooking with them.
  • Grains. Using a variety of grains adds nutrients, texture, and flavour. Keep your pantry stocked with grains like; brown rice, quinoa, millet, freekeh, and couscous. They are very versatile and work well in almost any dish.
  • Nuts. Almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pecan nuts are great choices. Whole or chopped nuts work well in salads to add texture and flavour whereas ground nuts like almond meal works well in sweet baking. You can keep nuts in the fridge or freezer to extend the shelf-life and freshness.
  • Plant-based milk. Whether you prefer soy, almond, oat, or another type of milk, having a carton of plant-based milk on hand can be a game-changer for many vegan recipes. Use it to make creamy sauces, smoothies, or baked goods.
  • Nutritional yeast. This cheesy-tasting powder is a must-have for any vegan pantry. It's a great source of vitamin B12 and adds a delicious umami flavour to dishes like pasta, popcorn, and roasted vegetables.
  • Tofu or tempeh. These soy-based products are great sources of protein and can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Try marinating and grilling tofu for a delicious meatless protein option, or crumble tempeh into stir-fries and curries for added texture and flavour.

By keeping these ingredients on hand, you'll be able to whip up delicious and satisfying vegan meals in no time. Happy cooking!