Vegan Spring Dinner Recipes That Are Healthy
8 delicious vegan spring dinner recipes:
Spring has arrived! With spring comes warmer weather, longer days, and fresh new produce, which means that it’s time to get back into the kitchen and start cooking up some new recipes. Spring also brings with it lots of special occasions like Easter and Mother’s Day, which means that there will be lots of great dinners to cook in order to celebrate with friends and family! These 8 delicious vegan spring dinner recipes are healthy and nutritious so you’ll leave the table feeling satisfied and ready to go out for an evening walk.
Vegan Spring Dinner Recipes
These dinner recipes are light, healthy, satisfying AND taste incredible. Whether you’re following a plant-based diet or just trying to eat less meat, these dinner ideas will fit your lifestyle without compromise. Say hello to lighter appetites, better sleep patterns and even mood boosts – all from a few simple additions to your weekly routine. From hearty stir fries, noodle soups and roasted veggie sides, these dishes can be made for a crowd or in half an hour for two hungry adults (with leftovers!). Grab some spices and get cooking – here’s how to make all 8 of these delicious dinners
Smoky Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Chickpeas
Cauliflower season is in full swing, so we’re bringing you a twist on cauliflower soup—this one’s got a bit of smoky kick with bacon drippings. Pair it with crisp bread or a crisp green salad to make it an easy weeknight meal. This recipe makes four servings, so why not invite some friends over?
It would also work well as a simple lunch on its own if you just want to prepare it ahead of time. Check out our full recipe below: Smoky Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Chickpeas.
Warm Spinach Salad with Figs, Pecans, Goat Cheese & Honey-Lime Vinaigrette
Sweet figs, salty pecans, creamy goat cheese, tangy lime and a sweet honey-lime vinaigrette combine for one of our favorite fall salads. Serve it warm or at room temperature with a crisp green salad dressed with balsamic vinegar. Either way, it’s good to go…and simply divine.
Pecans add crunch while goat cheese adds creaminess to this savory-sweet salad, topped off with a citrusy vinaigrette that is to die for. This is such an easy salad recipe that it’s perfect for any day of the week (dinner or lunch), as part of your holiday meal prep on Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve, or even as an appetizer at your New Year’s Eve party!
Summer Zucchini Pasta Salad
This is a great dish to bring along to cookouts, picnics, potlucks, or really any summer event. Zucchini grows abundantly in most gardens in June and July. Paired with fresh herbs from your garden or local farmer’s market makes it an ideal summer dish when tomatoes aren’t at their peak. Be sure to add extra salt after tossing all ingredients together for flavor. Your taste buds might want more once you get some of it on your fork!
Balsamic Asparagus Omelet
A delicious way to kick off your day, or serve it as a light dinner. With only 4 ingredients it’s super easy to make. Try different types of greens or other veggies instead of asparagus for a little variation. Ingredients:
1 bunch of fresh asparagus, trimmed 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 organic eggs 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Instructions: 1. Slice off woody stems from tips of asparagus stalks 2. Heat skillet on medium heat 3. Sautee garlic for about 30 seconds until fragrant 4. Add in cut up asparagus and sautee for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until soft but still bright green 5. Season with salt & pepper 6.
Watermelon, Tomato, Basil & Feta Salad
Watermelon is at its peak right now so I made a refreshing salad to take advantage of it’s sweet, juicy flavor. All you need to add is some sweet tomatoes, fresh basil and some salty feta cheese to make a taste explosion in your mouth. The feta cheese provides protein while also complimenting all those vegetables with it’s unique flavor.
Take my word for it; This dish is easy enough for any day but special enough for guests or family members who might be stopping by. As an added bonus; everything stores well so if you have leftovers there’s no need to panic about what to do with them later on down the road.
Pea, Bacon & Ricotta Risotto
Risotto is a dish that sounds intimidating but is actually very easy to make. This recipe incorporates peas, bacon and ricotta which makes it great for vegetarians or for people who aren’t keen on eating meat. While we all love to eat meat, there’s a growing trend towards becoming more health conscious and going veggie.
That doesn’t mean however, that vegetarians don’t enjoy a hearty meal, it just means they have to cook differently if they want to get all of their nutritional requirements from food as opposed to supplements.
Gazpacho Pasta Salad with Grilled Corn & Avocado
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cumin, cayenne pepper (optional), sea salt & black pepper. Pour over chopped corn and avocado. Grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side until grill marks appear. Remove from heat, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Toss gazpacho pasta salad with grilled corn mixture in a large bowl to combine thoroughly.
Add additional dressing if desired just before serving to prevent pasta from getting soggy. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves or top with pomegranate seeds as desired to serve. Makes 11⁄2 cups of gazpacho which is approximately 4 servings of 1⁄2 cup each depending on how much pasta is used per serving.