6 Vegan Recipes for Beginners That’ll Have You Craving More

Whether you’re a faithful vegan or you enjoy participating in Meatless Mondays, following a diet that doesn’t depend on animal products (or by-products) holds numerous health benefits.

But what are you supposed to do if you have no experience cooking vegan meals? Today, we’ve come up with vegan recipes for beginners that are not only easy to cook, but taste amazing!

6 of the Easiest Vegan Recipes for Beginners

Here are six super easy vegan recipes for you to follow along with! Looking to have a party catered but need vegan-friendly options? Contact the best catering company in your area to see if they offer vegan-friendly food!

Vegan Potato Salad

Love potato salad but worried that you’d have to let it go? No worries! You can still make your favorite salad, but substitute regular mayo with vegan mayo.

Here’s what you can try:

  • 3 large uncooked potatoes
  • 2 large dill pickles
  • 1 1/2 heaping tablespoon of fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1 1/5 cup of vegan mayo
  • Salt and pepper

This recipe is perfect for bringing along to a summer party or picnic!

Vegan Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is comfort food we all love, right? Here’s a vegan mac and cheese recipe:

  • 8 ounces of macaroni elbows
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon or avocado oil
  • 3 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder

This recipe is not only super easy to make but is super satisfying when you’re craving creamy mac n cheese!

Pasta Salad with Veggies

Pasta salad with veggies is not only great for using up leftover vegetables, but it makes a great meal to grab for lunch! Here’s an easy to follow pasta salad with veggies recipe:

  • 1.5 cups of pasta
  • Half of a red onion
  • One large cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Lightweight and quick to fix this, pasta salad with veggies makes a tasty quick-fix lunch!

Vegan Noodle Stir-Fry

Missing your Friday night Chinese food and Netflix sessions? No worries, here’s a vegan noodle stir-fry recipe:

  • 8 ounces of wok noodles
  • 1 1/2 large carrot
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoon of soy sauce

It can be hard to find vegan Chinese food recipes, but this one takes first place!

Butternut Squash Linguine

Pasta is not only super easy to fix, but it’s super filling too! On those nights that you’re feeling extra hungry, you could try out this butternut squash linguine:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • One pound of butternut squash
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/8 tablespoon of red pepper
  • 12 ounces of linguine
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth

Thanks to this recipe, you don’t have to skip out on your pasta cravings anymore!

Cauliflower Tacos with Yum Yum Sauce

You don’t have to worry about missing out on Taco Tuesdays anymore! Here’s a recipe for vegan cauliflower tacos with yum yum sauce:

  • One head of cauliflower, roasted
  • One can of refried beans
  • 2 cups of shredded red cabbage
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons of yum yum sauce (or vegan mayo)
  • 5-8 Tortillas

You can still look forward to Taco Tuesdays thanks to these super creamy and satisfying cauliflower tacos!

Dig In

Even if you’re not experienced with the vegan diet or with cooking, these vegan recipes for beginners are delicious and 100% vegan. Worried that shopping for a vegan diet will be expensive? Don’t worry, here’s how to save money while you’re grocery shopping!

What’s one of your favorite vegan recipes? Leave a comment down below!

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