Best 20 Minute Vegan Recipes

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20 Minute Vegan Recipes

Here are some of the best 20 minute vegan recipes–fast vegan meals to make when you’re in a pinch but still looking for something nutritious and delicious. We’ll cover easy vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert and snack bites! All of these 20 minute meals are ready from start to finish in 20 minutes, or only require 20 minutes of hands on time to make. Don’t let a time crunch be your excuse and try one of these quick and easy vegan recipes!

Best 20 Minute Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Almond Joy Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies and smoothie bowls are always fast vegan recipe ideas. They come together in no time at all, can be packed full of nutrients and can be taken on the go, too! This delicious, candy bar inspired, healthy Almond Joy Smoothie Bowl tastes like dessert for breakfast and it’s a must try.

Almond Joy Smoothie Bowl Veggiekins Blog

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats (Rachel Steenland)

This simple recipe for steel-cut oats is prepared in an Instant Pot and makes for a healthy, comforting breakfast bowl that’ll keep you going until lunch. Many easy vegan recipes are made in the Instant Pot!

Matcha Vanilla Bean Oatmeal

Creamy and comforting vanilla bean oatmeal with a hint of earthy matcha. A perfect, energizing breakfast with a kick of caffeine. Easy, delicious and so healthy!

Everyday Green Smoothie

Green smoothies have to be one of the best easy vegan recipes. This Everyday Green Smoothie is packed with greens (you guessed it) but you won’t be able to tell! It’s balanced, nutrient dense and ready in 10 minutes or less.

Everyday Green Smoothie Veggiekins

ABC Chia Pudding (Almond Butter, Banana, Chocolate)

Almond butter, banana and chocolate chia pudding or ABC Chia Pudding. Chia pudding is a must when it comes to quick and easy vegan recipes and it’s versatile! Enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack.

ABC Chia Pudding Veggiekins

Cherry Pie Overnight Oats

Healthy Cherry Pie Overnight Oats, the perfect make ahead and meal prep friendly breakfast to go. Easy, quick and stores well in the fridge.

Fast and Easy Vegan Lunch Recipes

Everyone’s Favorite Bean Salad (Plant Based on a Budget)

A colourful and vibrant three bean salad you can serve alongside lettuce, with brown rice, or as part of a nourish bowl.

Favorite Bean Salad Plant Based on a Budget

Crunchy Asian Slaw w/ Peanut Dressing (Two Spoons)

This no-cook Asian Slaw is a veggie packed 20 minute meal that is perfect to serve for lunch or a light dinner! To make, simply toss your thinly sliced veg in your creamy peanut dressing and dig in.

Two Spoons Asian Slaw

5 Ingredient French Bread Pizza (Sweet Simple Vegan)

A quick and easy 5-ingredient french bread pizza that comes together in just about 20 minutes. It’s crispy, melty, and can be customized to your liking!

Cauliflower Walnut Lettuce Tacos (Meg Unprocessed)

File these healthy, plant-based tacos under easy vegan weeknight meals. They take about 15 minutes to prepare with minimal work and cleanup involved! The cauliflower/walnut mixture gives it a “meaty” texture and the seasonings make it explode with taco flavor.

Easy Weeknight Meals

Healthy Miso Mushroom Ramen

A hearty and umami rich ramen broth with gluten free noodles, great for a quick dinner or lunch.

Healthy Mushroom Miso Ramen Veggiekins

Sweet & Salty Tofu Bites (Plant Based on a Budget)

Quick and simple tofu you can turn into a sandwich, pair with a salad, or enjoy as is! Perfect for fast vegan meals and packed with plant protein.

Sweet Salty Tofu Plant Based on a Budget

Instant Pot Dal (Two Spoons)

A creamy and hearty dal that only takes 20 minutes to prepare. This is a must make if you’re looking for vegan weeknight meals made in the Instant Pot.

Two Spoons Instant Pot Dal

Tofu Milanese (Plantifully Based)

A meatless take on milanese, using tofu! This high protein recipe is easy to make and best enjoyed with a vibrant salad.

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce (Plant You)

You will want to pour this velvety vegan cauliflower alfredo sauce over just about anything! This delicious sauce is very allergy friendly–nut free, gluten free, oil-free and whole-food, plant-based (wfpb) compliant.

Fast Plant-Based Snacks and Sweets

Vegan Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins (World of Vegan)

Vegan cornbread muffins with a little extra spice and heat! They come together in no time and can be enjoyed alongside dinner, as breakfast or even a snack.


Vegan Crème Brûlée

This vegan crème brûlée recipe is easy to make, dairy free and coconut free. Enjoy this creamy and caramel-y dessert in just minutes! Torch and oven method included.

Vegan Creme Brulee

Chickpea “Tuna” Cucumber Stacks

These Chickpea “Tuna” Salad Cucumber Stacks have become an easy go-to bite. They require zero cooking, take roughly 10 minutes or less to whip up and make for great on-the-go snacks.

Chickpea Tuna Salad Cucumber Sandwiches Veggiekins

Maple Tahini Cookies

Easy tahini maple cookies that come together in 15 minutes or less. The perfect cookie that’s not-too-sweet but full of rich flavour.

Maple Tahini Cookies Veggiekins

High Protein Chocolate Mousse

A quick and easy, high protein, vegan chocolate mousse made without protein powder! Only 6 ingredients and takes no more than 10 minutes of hands on time.

chocolate mousse

Hot Cross Bun Bliss Balls

A simple, 5 ingredient festive recipe! These Hot Cross Bun Bliss Balls are a great treat to make year round.

Hot Cross Bun Bliss Balls Veggiekins

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Hi there, I’m Remy! Welcome to Veggiekins Blog, home to nourishing vegan + gluten-free recipes and tips to live your best balanced and holistic life. I’m a human on a mission to empower you to be well and be kind to your mind, body and soul with the healing power of plants.

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