There is a common misconception that all vegan food requires a lot of effort to make.
Many people expect that, because you need to swap out meat and other animal-based products for alternatives, it will take more time to prepare the meals. But this isn’t always the case.
While there are some vegan recipes that require a lot of time and effort, there are also a ton of recipes that are low-effort which can be prepared in just a few moments.
So just because you are vegan, that doesn’t mean that every meal time has to be a chore. Don’t worry, there are plenty of lazy vegan recipes out there just waiting to be made.
If you are looking for the perfect lazy vegan recipe, then you are in luck. In this guide, we’re taking a look at plenty of delicious vegan recipes that require minimal time and effort. So what are you waiting for?
Keep on reading to find out more!
1. Easy Vegan Oatmeal
First up, we have the perfect meal for you to make in the morning, and that is, of course, oatmeal!
Oatmeal is one of those meals that cannot be beaten. There are very few breakfast dishes that even come close to the wholesome taste of oatmeal. So why should you miss out on that, just because you’re following a vegan diet?
With this vegan oatmeal recipe, you don’t have to worry about going without oatmeal in order to live in line with your values.
This recipe is creamy like all good oatmeal recipes are, and it can be served with plenty of different fruits for a totally delicious meal.
This delicious recipe is guaranteed to get your morning off to a good start, so go ahead and give it a try!
2. Vegan Spinach Pasta
Alternatively, if you are searching for a delicious meal to make for your lunch break, then you should check out this vegan spinach pasta recipe.
So many pasta recipes require a lot of time and effort, and can be very fiddly to prepare. But that isn’t the case with this recipe.
To put it simply, we adore this vegan spinach pasta recipe. This recipe is so low effort, you’ll hardly believe that it tastes that good. But trust us, this is a recipe that you’ll find yourself making time and time again.
Once you prepare it once, you’ll be longing for the next time that you get to make this recipe.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily make enough for leftovers. So that way, you’ll have not one, but two opportunities to enjoy this delicious dish. Be sure to check it out, we promise that you won’t regret it!
3. Vegan Vegetable Rice And Tofu
Another excellent recipe that you need to check out is this vegetable rice and tofu dish. Many meat-eaters class chicken and rice as a low effort dish, and this is essentially just the vegan version of that.
This vegan vegetable rice and tofu recipe contains everything that you could possibly want out of a nutritious meal. It has the rice to fill the meal out, the tofu for protein, and plenty of vegetables for flavor too.
It is a healthy dish, and it really proves that you do not have to put loads and loads of effort in in order to eat healthily. With the right dishes, you can easily do this without any hassle.
Just like the last recipe that we looked at, this is another that you will find yourself making time and time again. Low effort but packed with incredible flavor, this dish is simple but definitely one to try!
4. Vegan Minestrone Soup
On colder days, a nice piping hot bowl of soup simply cannot be beaten. There is no meal that is able to warm up your insides quite like a bowl of soup, and this vegan minestrone recipe really is out of this world.
Unfortunately, a huge amount of soup recipes out there are not suitable for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. But, there are some recipes that are suitable for those following a vegan diet, and this is one of them.
This vegan minestrone soup is packed with different flavors, but that isn’t actually the best thing about this dish.
If you are searching for a low effort recipe, then there really aren’t many recipes that require less effort than this one.
This is a one-pot recipe, so your washing up will be minimal, and you can simply chop all the ingredients and throw them into the pot to cook. Cool, right?
No matter whether you are looking for a soup recipe to serve as a starter at a dinner party, or a soup to serve on a cold winter’s night, this recipe has you covered!
5. Instant Pot Curried Lentils
We also absolutely adore this delicious, yet simple, Instant Pot Curried Lentils recipe. When you follow a vegan diet, the options available to you when it comes to curries are fairly slim. But you’d never guess that by tasting this recipe.
That being said, once you try this curried lentils recipe, you won’t want to find another vegan curry recipe. This recipe is all you could possibly want from a vegan curry.
It requires minimal effort to prepare, very little time to cook thanks to the Instant Pot, and it is packed with flavor too.
Lots of people frown on lentils, but there really isn’t any reason not to like them. Lentils are a fantastic ingredient to fill out a dish, but they also taste great as the star of the show too.
If you don’t believe us, just give this recipe a try and we’re sure you’ll quickly change your mind!
6. Quick And Easy Bean Chili
If you are instead looking for a hot and spicy recipe that you will be able to make in no time, you need to check out this quick and easy bean chili recipe.
This recipe is utterly delicious, it contains three different types of beans, and it only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook from scratch. A lot of the time, chili recipes take a lot of time to prepare.
You will find yourself having to wait ages to be able to enjoy your chili, and if you rush the process, your chili simply won’t taste as good as it could have if you’d given the flavors time to combine and enhance with the heat.
But this recipe doesn’t need time to enhance the flavors. The ingredients required to create this chili ensure that in just 30 minutes the recipe will be ready to enjoy, with all the kick that you could possibly want from a chili.
If you are searching for a quick and easy vegan alternative to chili, then this bean chili recipe is definitely the one to check out!
7. Vegan Chickpea Omelet
Now, we know what you’re probably thinking, “what on earth is an omelet recipe doing on a vegan round up?”. After all, as the old saying goes, you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs… or can you?
This vegan chickpea omelet is a great recipe for vegans because it allows you to experience all the excellent things about an omelet without needing to use any eggs.
There are zero animal-based products included in this recipe, but you would never be able to guess that, unless you were told.
The consistency of this omelet is achieved through the use of chickpeas. The flavor of the chickpeas perfectly complements the variety of vegetables that are used in the center of this omelet.
This recipe is simply amazing, and once you’ve given it a try, you’ll see exactly what we mean!
8. Black Bean Tacos
Finally, let’s wrap this up with another great vegan alternative to a classic Mexican dish. Tacos are simply incredible, but a lot of the fillings that are often used in tacos sadly aren’t suitable for those following a vegan diet.
However, that isn’t the case for this recipe. All the ingredients in this recipe are suitable for those following a vegan diet, so get stuck right in!
The best thing about this black bean taco recipe is how quick it is to prepare. If you are searching for a quick, yet filling, recipe, this is definitely one of the dishes that you should try.
This recipe is actually one of the quickest on this list as it takes just 10 minutes to prepare this dish from scratch.
It might not be as fancy as some of the other taco recipes out there, but this is still a great dish to make, and one that we’re sure you’ll love!
In short, there are plenty of lazy vegan recipes out there. So if you are having a day when you are super busy, or simply do not feel like cooking, these recipes are great for a quick and hassle-free meal.
And that’s without mentioning just how delicious these recipes are. Thank you for reading!