24 Plant-Based Dinner Recipes to Make in Quarantine and Beyond
These plant-based dishes consist primarily of vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes. They're packed with nutrients and vitamins, and they're great for keeping you feeling good while stuck at home.
Apple, Fig & Caramelized Cauliflower Pizza
This version of cauliflower pizza features a sophisticated mélange of crisp apples, caramelized onions, sweet figs and sharp parmesan cheese.
Buffalo Cauliflower Steak with Blue Cheese Crumble
Move aside porterhouse and sirloin, there’s a new steak in town. We know what you’re thinking, but this cauliflower steak actually boasts ample flavour with buffalo seasoning and crumbled blue cheese.
Roasted Carrot and Radish Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
Pack in the pulses, roast some carrots, and make chickpeas your new go-to source of protein this season.
Beet, Cherry & Lentil Salad
Made with brown lentils, beets, pistachios and cherries, this salad is an easy way to increase your protein and fibre intake.
Recipe: Beet, Cherry & Lentil Salad
Sunchoke and Chickpea Soup
This vegan soup, which boasts chickpeas, curry, and coconut milk, is the perfect warm-up meal to get you through rainy spring days.
Recipe: Sunchoke and Chickpea Soup
Knife and Fork Mushroom Burger
Eating this burger with a knife and fork means you’ll take more time to enjoy it. Button mushrooms promote immune function and are a good source of B2 and B3 vitamins. Plus, unlike a pan-fried meat burger, this bun-less option is low in saturated fat and high in fibre.
Recipe: Knife and Fork Mushroom Burger
Beet Green Pesto Linguine
Paired with blistered tomatoes, salty olives and a double dose of those antioxidant-rich greens, this perfect pasta is easy enough to pull off on busy evenings.
Recipe: Beet Green Pesto Linguine
Tahini Beet Green Bowl
Packed with fibre-rich carbs, energizing protein and satiating fats, this bowl is as nourishing as it looks. By using both the beets (in spiralized ribbons) and their zippy green foliage, you get the biggest nutrient (and dollar) bang for your buck, and reduce food waste.
Recipe: Tahini Beet Green Bowl
Better-For-You Meatless Bolognese
The dark colour and umami flavour of mushrooms are a natural replacement for slow simmered meat in this traditional sauce.
Chickpea & Fennel Balls
While these are softer in texture than your typical meatballs, they deliver big, meaty flavour.
Recipe: Chickpea & Fennel Balls
Miso, Cucumber, Avocado, & Toasted Sesame Salad
Sick of your leafy greens? Here’s the perfect no-lettuce, nutrient-rich salad.
Brown Butter & Orange Cauli-Couscous Salad
Butter transforms humdrum couscous and its doppelgänger, cauli-couscous, into a tasteful side with jewel-like beets, juicy oranges and tangy goat cheese.
Tofu Noodle Soup with Spinach & Cinnamon
This vegan soup is not only simple to make, but also seriously delicious.
Vegan BLT Soup
Featuring tomatoes and smoked tempeh, this hearty soup tastes just like the classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. Craving bread? Enjoy it with avocado toast.
Recipe: Vegan BLT Soup
Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes aren’t just a side dish anymore. Top them with breakfast favourites for a hearty dinner.
Recipe: Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Vegan Broccoli Soup
Easy to make and brimming with nutrients, this vegan broccoli soup makes a rainy day staple.
Recipe: Vegan Broccoli Soup
Roasted Apple Salad with Spicy Maple-Cider Vinaigrette
This tasty sweet and spicy salad is made with goat cheese, pecans and apple. To boost the flavour, roast the apples and toss them with a sweet dressing.
Nutty Wild Rice Salad
The wild rice has a nutty flavour that’s perfect with tangy sauerkraut.
Recipe: Nutty Wild Rice Salad
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Swap your traditional leafy salad for this crunchy shaved Brussels sprout version. Tip: The longer you let it chill in the fridge, the more tender the sprouts will be.
Recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Festive Three-Grain Salad
Wholesome ingredients make this colourful side dish one of our go-to recipes year-round.
Recipe: Festive Three-Grain Salad
Citrus Avocado Spinach Salad
Tossing this salad together with creamy avocado and tangy citrus is so simple. It makes a refreshing spring dish.
Recipe: Citrus Avocado Spinach Salad
Hummus & Veggie Wrap-Up
Mixe vegetables and hummus make this wrap a quick and nutritious pick for everyday lunches.
Recipe: Hummus & Veggie Wrap-Up
Loaded with spinach and sprinkled with parsley, this rice dish makes a healthy, flavourful pick.
Recipe: Spinach Rice