Vegan Dinner Ideas

Sometimes it helps to be able to figure things out in advance. Here’s a month’s worth of dinner ideas, along with some side dishes and appetizers…enjoy!

Vegan Dinner Ideas

APPETIZERS / SNACKS

Rice cakes + Fat-Free Hummus
Baked Tortilla Chips + Guacamole
Spicy Chickpea-Tahini-Miso Dip 
Rosemary Cashews
Steamed Spring Dumplings
Vegan Gougeres
Lemony Chickpea-Avocado Puree
Baba Ganoush

PIZZA

Pizza Night! + Big spinach salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, red pepper

GRILL

Charcoal-grilled polenta wedges and summer vegetables
(red peppers, zucchinis, onions, eggplants, baby potatoes, corn, garlic)

Veggie Burgers

SALADS

Chopped Vegetable Salad
Winter Solstice Salad
Asian Wild Rice Salad
Thai Quinoa Salad

SANDWICHES, PITAS, TACOS, & ENCHILADAS

BLT: Tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado on whole wheat bread
Veggie Burgers
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Lemony Chickpea-Avocado Puree
Black Bean Tacos with Griiled/Sauteed Veggies and Cabbage Slaw
Falafel Pita Pockets with hummus, lettuce, cucumber, unflavored vegan yogurt
Middle Eastern Plate: Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Tabbouli with pita bread

POTATOES

Hash Browns (grated potatoes, onion, red pepper, garlic, thyme)
Stuffed Baked Potato (this recipe for a chunky pasta sauce is also a great baked potato topping)
Broccoli-Stuffed Potatoes with Tahini Sauce
Scalloped Potatoes with Cauliflower and Tofu

SOUPS

French Onion Soup w/ vegan cheese whole wheat toasts
Vegetable Pho
Broccoli-White Bean Soup
Green Gazpacho
Pumpkin-Ginger-Curried-Coconut Soup with crispy tofu & brown rice
Italian Vegetable Veggie-Sausage Soup
Split Pea Soup w/whole wheat biscuits

STEWS & CURRIES

International Stew Ideas
Sweet Potato Curry
Taos Squash Stew
Southwestern Pumpkin Stew
Italian Vegetable Tempeh Stew
New Mexican Chili and Beans
White Beans and Vegetable Bouillabaisse
Mediterranean White Beans w/chopped tomatoes, garlic, onions, zucchini, basil slivers
Chana Masala
Thai Vegetable Coconut Curry
Three-Bean Chili
Chickpea, Fennel, Olives, and Citrus Stew with Couscous

PASTA & NOODLES

Autumn Mushroom Lasagne
Vegetable Pho
Tempeh Bolognese
Pasta with Grilled Eggplant Sauce

TOFU & TEMPEH ENTREES

Coconut Mango Tempeh
Moroccan Lemon Tempeh w/Roasted Moroccan Vegetables
Tempeh Stew and Dumplings
Tempeh Con Naranjo
Green Chili Tempeh Casserole
Wild Rice Casserole


NO-SALT SEASONINGS

TOMATO-BASED Sun-dried tomatoes, salsa+cilantro, tomato sauce-fennel-bay-saffron

FRUITY Strawberry-balsamic, citrus #1 (orange juice-lime juice-chile powder-paprika-garlic), citrus #2 (orange juice-chipotle-salsa-cilantro-cumin),

TART Vitamin C powder, balsamic vinegar(+stevia), orange-lemon-lime juices

SMOKY Smoky flavoring, smoked paprika

SAVORY Porcini mushrooms, garlic-onion-mushroom powders

HERBAL Herbs de Provence (savory-marjoram-rosemary-thyme-oregano-lavender), low-fat pesto (ground basil-garlic-pine nuts+enough water to make into paste)

SPICY Mixed Indian or Moroccan spices, Thai curry paste, coconut curry (coconut milk, curry paste-cinnamon-ginger-garlic), adobo (chipotle chili-cocoa powder-cumin-paprika-oregano-garlic-balsamic vinegar-tomatoes-orange juice-stevia)

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