Whip up these spring and summer-ready plant-based meals in under 30 minutes.
Sometimes, busy days make it so difficult to fit time for a healthy home-cooked lunch or dinner. But that doesn’t mean that the challenge is impossible! Even with only half an hour to spare, it is totally doable to whip up a delicious and nourishing meal. Plus, it’s important to take breaks in between work, chores and errands.
We’ve got you covered this summer with these 10 seasonal, plant-based recipes – all of them take 30 minutes or less.
1. Sesame soba noodles
This comforting yet nutritious Japanese cold noodle dish is so easy to make. All you need is a handful of pantry staples and takes at most 15 minutes.
2. Stuffed zucchini boats
Stuffed with a Mexican-inspired black bean filling and a vegan cheese sauce, these zucchini boats are so pretty and delicious that you’ll find it hard to believe it takes only 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.
3. Summer rolls
A summer recipe list wouldn’t be complete without summer rolls! These 20 minute healthy vegetable-filled rice paper rolls with a creamy peanut sauce make the perfect summer lunch.
Recipe: This Healthy Table
4. Vegan summer pasta
This simple pasta recipe uses the best of summer seasonal produce – ripe tomatoes, olives and zucchini – and can be tossed together in just 20 minutes.
Recipe: Lazy Cat Kitchen
5. Burrito bowl
If you’re really in a hurry, then this one’s for you. This 15 minute vegan burrito bowl recipe calls for beans, sweetcorn, bell peppers and avocado, but can easily be substituted with whatever you have in your pantry and fridge.
Recipe: A Simple Palate
6. Grilled vegetable skewers
Grilled veggie skewers are such an easy dish to cook on a weeknight – requires just 7 ingredients and half an hour. If you can squeeze an extra 10 minutes of cooking time in, then pair it with a vegan chimichurri sauce for a citrus-y punch.
Recipe: Minimalist Baker
7. Cucumber soup
The afternoon heat during the summer months can be unbearable. Cool down with this 20 minute chilled cucumber soup, which goes perfectly with lightly toasted sourdough.
Recipe: The Spruce Eats
8. Tempeh & veggie stir-fry
Stir-fries are always fast yet delicious. Try this recipe that tosses your favourite vegetables and tempeh with garlic and ginger. You can whip this up in half an hour and serve with rice.
Recipe: Cook Nourish Bliss
9. Sesame garlic noodles
Can you believe that this delicious noodle dish takes 10 minutes? While you’re cooking your noodles, you can mix your sauce together and stir-fry your preferred veggies to save on time. Throw your cooked noodles into your stir-fry for an extra couple of minutes and it’s ready.
Recipe: Yup It’s Vegan
10. Lettuce wraps
This flavour-packed recipe calls for tofu or tempeh, onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, soy sauce and peanuts, and within less than 20 minutes you’ll have a healthy and delicious meal to devour.
Recipe: The Live-In Kitchen
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