24 Plant-Based Dinner Recipes That Are Actually Satisfying

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.

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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.

Recipe: Apple, Fig & Caramelized Cauliflower Pizza

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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.

Recipe: Buffalo Cauliflower Steak with Blue Cheese Crumble

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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.

Recipe: Roasted Carrot and Radish Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Recipe: Better-For-You Meatless Bolognese

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Chickpea & Fennel Balls

While these are softer in texture than your typical meatballs, they deliver big, meaty flavour.

Recipe: Chickpea & Fennel Balls

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Miso, Cucumber, Avocado, & Toasted Sesame Salad

Sick of your leafy greens? Here’s the perfect no-lettuce, nutrient-rich salad.

Recipe: Miso, Cucumber, Avocado, & Toasted Sesame Salad

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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.

Recipe: Brown Butter & Orange Cauli-Couscous Salad

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Tofu Noodle Soup with Spinach & Cinnamon

This vegan soup is not only simple to make, but also seriously delicious.

Recipe: Tofu Noodle Soup with Spinach & Cinnamon

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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

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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

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Vegan Broccoli Soup

Easy to make and brimming with nutrients, this vegan broccoli soup makes a rainy day staple.

Recipe: Vegan Broccoli Soup

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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.

Recipe: Roasted Apple Salad with Spicy Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

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Nutty Wild Rice Salad

The wild rice has a nutty flavour that’s perfect with tangy sauerkraut.

Recipe: Nutty Wild Rice Salad

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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

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Festive Three-Grain Salad

Wholesome ingredients make this colourful side dish one of our go-to recipes year-round.

Recipe: Festive Three-Grain Salad

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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

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Hummus & Veggie Wrap-Up

Mixe vegetables and hummus make this wrap a quick and nutritious pick for everyday lunches.

Recipe: Hummus & Veggie Wrap-Up

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Spinach Rice

Loaded with spinach and sprinkled with parsley, this rice dish makes a healthy, flavourful pick.

Recipe: Spinach Rice

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Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

For a lighter, baked version of the classic, comforting dish, here you go—spaghetti with eggplant and vegan cheese.

Recipe: Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

Next, check out our healthy and irresistible chocolate recipes for dessert.

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