20 Minute Vegan Dinner Ideas

43 Best 20-Minute Vegan Dinner Ideas

With the world shifting more towards plant-based food and opting for veganism, there are so many great vegan recipes to try. Even though you don’t have much time, you can still cook great vegan dishes. Let’s see what are 20 minute vegan dinner ideas that you can always try at home. 

Some of the best 20 minute vegan dinner ideas that you can try are spiced chickpea tacos with cilantro pesto, dan dan noodles, chickpea lentil bolognese and crispy tofu slabs with peanut sauce and cabbage slaw. You can even enjoy vegan mushroom tacos, red Thai curry gnocchi and the perfect cauliflower steak in 20 minutes! 

Choosing veganism is not easy at all, as you have to look for meat substitutes or non-animal-based ingredients, but this list has all the recipes that require hardly 20 minutes of your time in the kitchen with easy and basic ingredients. 

What are you waiting for, then? Let us get into this delicious list of dishes and enter a world where eating plant-based food is not healthy but really tasty and flavorful. I was hoping you could stick with me till the end as you will explore very different, unique, and flavorful recipes. 

20-Minute Vegan Dinner Ideas

Making vegan dinner is not so difficult, especially with so many recipes that can be ready within 20 minutes. Let us see all the best possible vegan dinner ideas you can easily make at home.

1. Spiced Chickpea Tacos With Cilantro Pesto

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Image Credits – Rainbow Plant Life

Why does one have to avoid eating tacos just because vegan options are limited at restaurants? For every such problem, there is always a delicious solution. Whenever craving vegan tacos, you must try spiced chickpea tacos with cilantro pesto. 

These tacos will fill your belly to the fullest and do not take much time to prepare. You can use canned chickpeas as it will reduce cooking time and be super easy for you. Simply rinse the canned chickpeas and roast them in little oil. Add the spices and seasonings, and coat really well. You can squeeze some lemon after removing it from the heat.

On the other hand, prepare the pesto. Toast and blitz the nuts of your choice, like cashew, in a food processor. Add cilantro, garlic, lemon or lime zest, juice, jalapeño, salt, and pepper. Blend everything together to make a good paste. 

Add some olive oil for a fine and smooth texture. Now for vegan tacos, take some charred corn tortillas and spread the pesto, followed by the roasted chickpeas. Throw in some salsa and diced avocado. That is it. Your yummy spiced chickpeas tacos with cilantro pesto are ready!

Get The Recipe From Here – Rainbow Plant Life 

2. Dan Dan Noodles

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Image Credits – Tiffy Cooks

I love the recipe more than the cute name of it. The best thing about this dish is that it is super easy to make and completely vegan. Dan dan noodles are a perfect blend of savory and spicy flavors that will leave you craving more and more. 

A famous Asian street food, dan dan noodles, has some very specific ingredients, but don’t worry; we will learn everything about the recipe right now. Cook your noodles as per usual instructions and set them aside.

To make the sauce, combine Soy Sauce, Black Vinegar, Sugar, Cooked Sesame Paste, Homemade Chilli Oil, and Cooked pasta/noodles water. Now, start cooking the pork in some oil, and after a few minutes, add some garlic and Sui Mi Ya Cai ( you can get this at your nearest store with Asian products).

In the pan, add Soy Sauce, Chinese cooking wine, ground Sichuan pepper, and sugar. Cook for a few minutes. Assemble everything on a plate. Start with the prepared sauce; add the noodles and pork. You can add some vegetables as well and top with the chili oil. Make sure to adjust the spicy level as per your taste and enjoy the delicious street-style dan dan noodles. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Tiffy Cooks

3. Black Bean Burrito Bowls With Fresh Mango Salsa

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I have been eating burritos for as long as I can remember and have tried so many different versions. One of the quickest and most delicious burrito versions is black bean burrito bowls with fresh mango salsa. 

It is vegan, and the flavors are too good to be true for vegan food. Start with cooking rice as per usual instructions. Meanwhile, we can prepare mango salsa. Combine mango with red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. If using canned black beans, then they are ready to eat. Simply assemble everything in one place.

In a bowl, add the rice, black beans, some sliced tomatoes, chopped avocados, and prepared mango salsa. Squeeze lemon water over the rice and other ingredients and sprinkle some cilantro to finish. Your super easy and healthy (vegan) black bean burrito bowls with fresh mango salsa are ready to enjoy. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Hannah Magee Rd

4. Chickpea Lentil Bolognese

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Bolognese is an Italian meat-based sauce that is super yummy but obviously not so vegan. I do have a great bolognese recipe that is healthy, tasty, and completely vegan. You must try chickpea lentil bolognese.

Easy to make and enjoy at the dinner table, you need some chickpeas, lentils, and marinara. Start with heating some oil. Cook some garlic, onions, and celery. Add in the lentils, followed by marinara and tomato paste.

Cook the mixture for around 10 to 15 minutes. Add the chickpeas and let everything for 5 minutes more. You can stir some red wine for enhanced flavors, along with some cherry tomatoes. Your chickpea lentil bolognese is ready. Serve this over the spaghetti, and enjoy your dinner. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Contentedness Cooking

5. Chickpea Avocado Salad

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Want to have salads but want some delicious flavors as well? Then you must try this amazing chickpea avocado salad. Super yummy, this salad recipe is healthy and very easy to make.

You need some canned chickpeas, red onions, fresh cucumber, juicy tomatoes, avocados, lime, and seasoning.You can serve some quinoa with the salad and enjoy a vegan dinner. Start with transferring canned chickpeas into a bowl.

Add in chopped cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and parsley. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour the oil mixture over the salad, and that is all. Combine the dressing with the salad and serve directly with your choice of dish. 

Get The Recipe From Here – I Food Real

6. Kimchi Noodle Salad

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I am sure that most of you have had kimchi, and if not, then you must try it at least once in your life. Anyway, if you want some extra flavors, then you must try kimchi noodle salad. It is super easy and completely vegan for your convenience. 

Start with making the dressing. For the dressing, combine crushed garlic, grated ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, tahini, Gojuchang paste, and a splash of water. Give it a good whisk. In a bowl, combine the salad ingredients.

You can use different vegetables for the salad, like spring onions, scallion, carrot, and cabbage. You would obviously need kimchi. You can get it at the store or prepare some at home. On the other side, cook some soba noodles as per the instructions. Add the cooked soba noodles to the same bowl and pour the dressing generously. Serve this directly and enjoy your healthy yet flavorful vegan dinner. 

Get The Recipe From Here – My Goodness Kitchen

7. Crispy Tofu Slabs with Peanut Sauce and Cabbage Slaw

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Image Credits – Rainbow Plant Life

Tofu is one of my favorite ingredients whenever I am cooking a vegan meal at any time of the day. You can try so many different dishes, but crispy tofu slabs with peanut sauce and cabbage slaw stand at the top.

It is so tempting and filled with a bundle of flavors. To cook this dish, you need not have to hustle much. Start with pat drying the tofu using a paper towel. In a frying pan, heat some oil. Slice the tofu and add to the frying pan. Now, let the tofu cook from all sides. Once the tofu slices are golden brown, keep them aside.

On the other hand, make the slaw. Start with shredding the cabbage and carrots and keep it in a bowl. In the same bowl, add cilantro. Now, combine olive oil, sesame oil, lime juice, sea salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Add the vinaigrette over the slaw, followed by some lime juice. Toss everything really well. You can also prepare some peanut sauce. 

Simply add peanut butter in a bowl and agave, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Combine everything together. To make the sauce pourable yet thick, use little water. Place the slaw first, followed by the cooked tofu, and finish with some peanut butter. Enjoy this perfect dinner meal with some steamed rice or noodles. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Rainbow Plant Life

8. Lazy Vegan Pita Pizzas

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When it comes to pizza, we often end up eating extra carbs, and for those who have adopted veganism, eating regular pizza is next to impossible. That is why I have lazy vegan pita pizzas for all the vegan lads.

This small and cute lady vegan pita pizza is a perfect dinner option that can be ready within 20 minutes. You need some pita. You can take wheat pita to make your dinner more healthy. Start with preparing the toppings.

For toppings, go for some fresh tofu along with peperoncino, halved olives, and zucchini. Make some tomato sauce by blending fresh and juicy tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and tomato puree. Add some apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, fresh basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. 

Keep the pitas on a baking tray and evenly spread the prepared tomato sauce. Place the topping over the sauce. Bake the pitas for 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle some vegan parmesan cheese, and you are all done. Make 6-8 pitas and enjoy your dinner with a cheesy yet vegan dinner. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Green Evi

9. Mashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich

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Sandwiches are a great deal for me, and I try to experiment very much with sandwich recipes. This time I have a completely vegan sandwich that is for sure delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare. 

You need some canned chickpeas, avocado, carrot, lemon, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Start by mashing the canned chickpeas and stir in diced avocado, carrots, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mash everything together. Give it a good mix. 

When everything is done, assemble the sandwich. Start with a layer of bread, and place some fresh lettuce, followed by onions. Spread the mashed chickpeas. Cover it with a slice of bread. That is it. This sandwich is filled with so many healthy nutrients, and the taste of the sandwich is top-notch. 

Get The Recipe From Here – The Simple Veganista

10. Quick Vegan Flatbread Pizza

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If pitas pizza is not your thing, then don’t worry, as we have another vegan pizza option for you. Vegan flatbread pizza is super easy to make and has many flavors to cherish. All you need is some flatbread and vegan toppings. 

Spread some marinara sauce over the flatbread pizza and place sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, olives, and red pepper. Bake the flatbread in a preheated oven for 15 minutes and top with vegan parmesan cheese and basil. Enjoy this amazing pizza without compromising the real flavors of a pizza. 

You can easily switch the ingredients as per your wish and make a dinner of your choice. You can go for some spinach, beans, corn, or grilled vegetables as toppings. Just make sure to add a lot of parmesan at the end and enjoy it hot. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Plant You

11. 10-Minute Vegan Chili

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Most of us have tried different recipes with chili, but they are mainly not vegan, which is a little unfair. To fill the gap of unfairness, you must not only learn about vegan chili but also make some at home and enjoy it with your loved ones. This 10-minute vegan chili is super easy and full of flavors.

If we talk about the nutrient contents, then also it is a great dish to enjoy. For this recipe, we can use vegetables of our own choice, like – onion, garlic, and red capsicum. You can also add carrots, celery, and sweet potatoes. Just make sure to add vegetable broth accordingly.

We also need some canned tomatoes along with canned lentils and beans. All these ingredients together will make a great vegan chili and cut down your kitchen time. Start with cooking the onions with garlic and capsicum. Add some spices like sweet paprika, oregano, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Now add other ingredients like canned tomatoes, canned lentils, and beans.

Let everything simmer. Make sure to add water or broth so that everything gets cooked in it. That is it. Once everything is evenly cooked, you can serve the dish. I prefer to add a little extra red chili by finely chopping them and adding them when serving. To finish the recipe, slice some avocado and garnish with it. You can serve this recipe with some quinoa or tortilla chips. 

Get The Recipe From Here – The Cooking Collective

12. Quick Vegan Mushroom Tacos

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I love eating little wild mushrooms, and if you ask me, I have tried so many different recipes. This time I will introduce you to another extraordinary and unique mushroom recipe – vegan mushroom tacos. 

They are very quick to make, and you can serve this at the dinner table, and people will for sure talk about them the next day (only good things). So, for this recipe, we obviously need mushrooms. We will add some garlic, onion, and jalapeno to add aroma and flavours. You can use homemade or store-bought taco seasoning.

And last but not least, tortillas to stuff the mushroom mixture and enjoy the tacos. Start with chopping the mushrooms, and on the other side, heat some oil in a pan. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Now throw the mushrooms in the same pan and cook them for a while. 

Season with taco seasoning and some salt. Until the mushrooms are cooking, warm the tortillas. Once the mushroom is done, spread the tortilla and fill it with the mushroom stuffing. Take some guacamole, quick pickled onions, and pico de gallo, and top the mushroom with them.

Get The Recipe From Here – Little Sunny Kitchen

13. 10-Minute Chickpea Scramble

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Not to worry if you can’t enjoy scrambled eggs because of your food choices, as there are plenty of options to try and satisfy your cravings. Instead of scrambled eggs, we are going to try chickpea scramble, which is equally tasty and healthy.

It is more like a breakfast meal, but you can pair it with toasted bread and some avocados and have a great dinner. All you need is some chickpeas.You can use the canned ones or soak them overnight and boil the chickpeas just before making the recipe. Just like scrambled eggs, you can add other vegetables of your choice.

Start with cooking some onion and bell pepper in oil. Add yeast and spices like chili powder, turmeric, paprika, and salt. Stir in the chickpeas, followed by tomatoes and broth. Let everything simmer for at least 3 to 5 minutes.

Once the chickpeas are creamy, remove them from the heat and place them on toasted bread. Serve with some avocados on the side, and enjoy your vegan chickpea scramble. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Darn Good Veggies

14. Vegan Ramen Stir-Fry

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Eating ramen for dinner is a very common dish as it is easy, tasty, and warming to the soul. However, it is a little harder for vegans to enjoy ramen as the popular recipes include meats and eggs. 

Let’s try something without non-vegan ingredients and have a little fun of our own with ramen. As it is a stir fry, I am going to add lots of healthy and crunchy vegetables. Start by heating a pan and cook some broccoli along with mushrooms. Add a pinch of salt and let the veggies cook evenly.

Meanwhile, cook your ramen as per the usual instructions. Till your ramen is cooking, prepare the sauce. Add some sesame oil to a wok and cook garlic and ginger (crushed). After a few seconds, add brown sugar, chili sauce, soy sauce, fresh red chili slices, and peanut butter. 

Assemble everything in one place and combine them nicely. Turn off the heat and garnish with some green onions and sesame seeds. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Get Set Vegan

15. Lemon Olive Oil Pasta with Green Beans

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Technically, the recipe is a simple pasta with green beans, but I do have my little twist, which is lemon olive oil, to add the extra punch of sourness subtly.

We would need some pasta, cherry tomatoes, beans, lemon dressing, feta cheese, and walnuts to add crunchiness to the recipe.Start with cooking pasta as you always do. At the last 3 minutes of cooking the pasta, stir in the beans and drain the water once the pasta and beans are done.

Take a large bowl and throw in sliced cherry tomatoes, followed by olives and walnuts. Chop some parsley and keep it aside, along with some feta cheese (separately). In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic (minced), and a pinch of black pepper. Add the drained beans and pasta to the bowl of cherry tomatoes.

Add some parsley and pour in the lemon dressing. Mix everything really well and sprinkle a lot of feta cheese and serve it immediately. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Green Valley Kitchen

16. 15-Minute Vegetable Stir-Fry Noodles

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If not ramen, then you can exactly make the recipe with noodles instead. The only difference is that it has regular noodles with some different vegetables and sauces. Let’s see how it turns out to be.

This recipe will have little Asian touch as we will use some soy sauce and vinegar. Start with making sauce. In a bowl, add some water with soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, ginger, and garlic.

If you want your noodles to be spicy, then go for some chili flakes as well. Meanwhile, let the noodles cook in boiling water. Take a pan, a big one, and heat some oil. Add the garlic and ginger to the oil and cook it for a few seconds. Add vegetables of your choice, like broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers.

Once the veggies are done, stir in the cooked noodles and pour over the prepared sauce. Remove from the heat and top the noodles with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy this hearty and warm meal for dinner that is completely vegan.

Get The Recipe From Here – Gathering Dreams

17. Easy, 20 Minute Vegan Pasta

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Pasta is one of the most comforting meals for any part of the day, whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It has all the required flavors, and if you want, it can be healthy as well. Let’s make some easy vegan pasta that is tasty and healthy. 

Obviously, you need to start with cooking your pasta. Simply take a big saucepan and add water. Let the water boil, and add your pasta. It will take around 8 -10 minutes to cook your pasta. You don’t have to sit around and kill time as we will prepare other ingredients to save some good time. Add some oil to a pan and throw in shallots that are nicely chopped. Let it cook until it is soft and caramelized.

Now stir in some garlic and red pepper flakes and sprinkle a pinch of salt to taste. We are going to make this pasta healthy, so we will add some spinach. Let the spinach cook nicely. Now don’t let your pasta cook till the end. Take the little uncooked pasta and add the spinach with some pasta water. 

At this point, everything will simmer over a medium flame. Add more pasta water if required. We will cook the pasta to the fullest in the pan itself. Once the pasta is al dente, stir in parmesan cheese and adjust the salt and pepper as per your taste. Your yummy vegan pasta is ready to eat. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Delish Knowledge

18. 10-Minute Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Many times we are out of basic ingredients like pasta sauce or tortilla spread. In that case, you can try this great sauce recipe that can be combined with anything and everything you wish. It will help you to make a very easy and quick dinner within a few minutes.

This 10-minute vegan roasted red pepper sauce is tempting and sizzling. You won’t get enough of this. I recommend making a little extra and storing it in suitable conditions for future use. We need some basic but flavorful ingredients for the recipe, like garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, roasted red peppers, yeast, smoked paprika, cashew, coconut milk, and some vegetable stock. 

Soak some cashews beforehand and drain them. In a blender, add some love oil, garlic cloves, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper (roasted), yeast, tabasco sauce, smoked paprika, and soaked nuts. Give all these ingredients a fine blend. Give the blender a little rest in between, and add some coconut milk. This will make your sauce thick yet saucy texture.

You may add some vegetable stock for the flavors and attain the required consistency. Season with salt to taste, and voila, you are done with a multi-purpose sauce that can be paired with pasta, tortilla, and many other things.

Get The Recipe From Here – The Fiery Vegetarian

19. Red Thai Curry Gnocchi

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I am in love with this dish, and why shouldn’t it be anyone? It is for sure delicious, creamy, healthy, and absolutely vegan. We know that gnocchi is Italian, but this version of gnocchi has some Thai flavorus that will make you want more and more of it. Start with boiling water, add the gnocchi, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. 

Meanwhile, add some oil to a pan and cook onions and mushrooms well. Add some cherry tomatoes, red curry paste and stir for a while. Add some coconut milk and cook a little more for the creamy and soft texture. Add the spinach and let it wilt. 

Add a little bit of soy sauce with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the cooked gnocchi, coat it well with the sauce, and enjoy. This red thai curry gnocchi will be more like a soup with gnocchi but with all the right flavors in it. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Kitchen Gone Rogue

20. Perfect Cauliflower Steak In 20 Mins!

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Who says you cannot enjoy some steak flavors just because you prefer veganism? We, humans, have evolved, and so do our food recipes. You can enjoy some cauliflower steak that is full of flavors and easy to make so that you don’t have to spend much of your time in the kitchen. It is a perfect dinner option for you and your closed ones. 

You would need some cauliflowers along with spices and a few herbs. Start with boiling some water and cooking the cauliflower. Add a pinch of salt to the water. Cook it for 5 minutes and meanwhile prepare other ingredients. Combine onion powder, mustard powder, smoked paprika powder, black paper, and salt in a small bowl. 

Take the cooked cauliflower and rub the spice mix really well. Heat a pan and some butter. Transfer the cauliflower to the pan along with garlic cloves and fresh rosemary twigs. Cook the cauliflower (more like frying) from all sides. Once the cauliflower is brown and crunchy enough, then you are ready to feast on these vegan steaks. 

Get The Recipe From Here – My Pure Plants

21. Roasted Eggplant Pasta

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I know there are a certain number of people who love eggplants, but some of us are not great fans. Whatever the case, you must not stop trying this exotic and delicious roasted eggplant pasta. If you want your kids to eat eggplants, then try this recipe, and they will ask for more. 

You would need some eggplants along with yellow onions, mariners, garlic powder, pasta, and some oil. First, we need to roast the eggplants. Place the eggplants and onion in a tray. Toss with some oil, garlic powder, and salt. You can pre-roast the eggplants to cut down the cooking time.

Cook some pasta as usual. Heat the marinara in a pan and add the roasted eggplants to the sauce. Serve the pasta and top it with the eggplant mixed in the sauce. Add some basil with a lot of parmesan cheese and enjoy this easy, vegan, and delicious roasted eggplant pasta. 

Get The Recipe From Here – A Simple Palate

22. Creamy Lemon Spaghetti

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Image Credits – Vegan Heaven

We all love eating spaghetti, and I have got a recipe that is super easy to make with full creamy and lemony flavors. You must try this for dinner this week, and you won’t be disappointed.

To start with this recipe, you do not have to cook the spaghetti in a boiling bowl as usual. It’s a little different. Let’s prepare other ingredients. Cook some garlic in oil for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour the veggie broth into the cooked garlic. Add the spaghetti to the broth, followed by coconut milk and lemon juice. 

Cook everything for about 12 minutes until the pasta is almost near to al dente. Stir in some spinach leaves and cook for a minute. Combine everything together. Add some lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Add a pinch of salt if required. That is all. Your creamy lemon spaghetti is ready to eat. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Vegan Heaven

23. Crispy Pan Fried Pesto Gnocchi

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Let’s see another great recipe made with gnocchi that is full of flavors and quick to make. The pesto and gnocchi combination is something to die for. It is a perfect blend, after all.

The best thing about the recipe is that it is perfectly crispy on the outside but also fluffy and soft on the inside. Start with making pesto by blending spinach, basil, minced garlic, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt, and make a smooth paste.

Next, fry the gnocchi in some oil and let it get brown and crunchy. Add the pesto sauce to the gnocchi and coat every part of the gnocchi with pesto. Let the mixture cook for one or two minutes, and it is ready to be served. 

This is a perfect dinner meal if you are looking for a gluten-free and healthy option. I love the dish and have shared it with some of my friends, and they did appreciate it. An easy go-to tip for the recipe is to use store-bought frozen gnocchi, as it saves a lot of time.

Get The Recipe From Here – Daily Dish

24. 20-Minute Quinoa And Chickpeas Salad

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This is another 20-minute recipe that will fill your belly and your soul. Super easy and quick to make, quinoa and chickpeas are a perfect combination for dinner.

Start with cooking quinoa. Add some water to a pot and stir the quinoa and let it cook completely. Meanwhile, prepare some salad dressing. Combine olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a glass jar to make the dressing. Now it is time assemble everything.

In a bowl, add the cooked quinoa. Now add all the salad ingredients like canned chickpeas, cucumber,  tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and mint. Pour the prepared salad dressing evenly and toss everything really well. You can even keep the bowl in refrigerator for an hour before serving.

Get The Recipe From Here – Indian Veggie Delight

25. 20-Minute Veggie Lo Mein Bowl

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Make some veggie lo mein bowls for dinner and see everyone feasting on it with love and happiness. This lo mein bowl has every kind of flavor and feeling. It is completely vegan and full of healthy nutrients.

For the vegetables, you can add some mushrooms, bell pepper, carrots, garlic, broccoli, snow peas, and green onions.You can add more if you desire. Start with combining the ingredients for the sauce. Whisk soy sauce, ginger, honey, sesame oil, and sriracha. Cook the spaghetti as per regular packet instructions. 

Take a pan and add some oil. Add some of the vegetables like mushrooms, bell pepper, carrots, and garlic. Add broccoli and snow peas after cooking them for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper. Add the noodles with sauce and stir in the cooked vegetables. And you are done with the veggie lo mein bowl. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Skinny Taste 

26. Baked Falafel Burgers

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Who said falafel burgers could not be vegan and healthy? Try baking it, and you have a complete dinner with 20 minutes that you can easily enjoy with your family and friends.

This dish will give you a perfect blend of savory and smoky flavors with a great crunch in every bite. Start with making a green paste by blending parsley, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper.

Now throw the chickpeas in the food processor. I prefer to leave some non-blended chickpeas for some texture. Transfer it to a bowl and combine it with some nut meal. Mix everything in such a way that dough is formed out of it. 

From the dough, make the required number of patties. If you have extra time, then refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes. Preheat an oven and place the patties on a baking sheet. Now this will take a little time, but all you have to do is sit and relax. Once the bell rings, serve with some pita and enjoy your dinner. 

Get the recipe from here – Minimalist Baker

27. Mushroom Lentil Loaf

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Fill your belly with a delicious and vegan dish – mushroom lentil loaf. It is super easy to make, and obviously, the taste is commendable. We need some mushrooms along with lentils, vegetables, spices, and some basic ingredients. You can always substitute oil with a splash of water and cook in a non-stick pan.

Start by combining ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Cook mushroom water lentils, give it a good boil, cover the lid, and let it simmer. Meanwhile, in another small bowl, whisk together tomato paste, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.

In a skillet or non-stick pan, add oil and cook onion, carrots, mushroom, sauce mix, Italian seasoning, and parsley. Let everything cook really well. After 5 mins, add some garlic and then cook for another minute. Pulse everything together and transfer to a loaf pan. Apply the mixture that we prepared at the start of the recipe and bake. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Plant-Based And Broke

28. Best Vegan Queso (8 Ingredients!)

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I added the word best before the recipe name just to make you understand that you must try this vegan queso as it is super delicious and vegan. This recipe uses cashews, non-dairy yogurt, salsa, and tomatoes and is absolutely oil free. 

You can pair vegan queso with chips or tortillas and enjoy a light yet fulfilling dinner. To make this recipe start by blending cashews, yogurt, salsa, white distilled vinegar, smoked paprika, cumin, and salt. 

Transfer the sauce to a pan and cook it for a while. Keep stirring it constantly and avoid overheating. You can top it with jalapeno or some cilantro and serve it with your choice of bread, chips, or anything you wish. 

Get The Recipe From Here – The Vegan 8

29. 20-Minute Vegan Thai Noodle Recipe

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If you are looking for some spicy and delicious noodles to satisfy your craving at the dinner table, then look no further, as I have the best 20-minute vegan Thai noodle recipe.

Super easy to make and absolutely vegan with some bold flavors. Start with boiling the pasta in water. Meanwhile, chop the garnishing ingredients like Scallions, carrots, and cilantro. Take a skillet and heat some oil. Add some red pepper flakes and then strain the flakes out. Transfer the oil back to the skillet. 

Add some chili paste, followed by some soy sauce and honey. Whisk everything together. Add pasta to the skillet. Add the chopped vegetables and toss everything together. Serve it right away and enjoy bold flavors for dinner.

Get The Recipe From Here – The Chunky Chef

30. Creamy Banana Oatmeal

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Image Credits – Miklia

Sounds more like a breakfast option, but sometimes I have this legit craving for something sweet for dinner, and this is my safest option. Healthy, easy, delicious, and vegan. The dish is so creamy that you would definitely ask for more. 

Start with toasting the oats in a pan for a minute. After making a puree, add some bananas, and sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon powder. Pour over some honey and stir it for a while. Cook everything until it’s creamy and velvety.

Once done, remove from the heat and top with your choice of items like nuts or seeds. The milk usually dries up after a while, so consider adding little milk while serving. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Miklia 

31. 10-Minute Chickpea Curry 

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Image Credits – Gathering Dreams

What do you pair with steamed rice that is delicious, easy to make, and completely vegan? Chickpea curry! It is filled with so many flavors and can be ready within just ten minutes. This recipe is a perfect blend of Indian spice and flavors, and if you love Indian food, then this is a must-try. 

You can use canned chickpeas to cut down the time or else soak the chickpeas overnight. Start by heating some oil in a pan and add the spices. For spice, use garam masala, turmeric, ginger powder, and chili flakes. Chop some onions and mince garlic cloves. Add these two aromatic ingredients to the oil and cook it for a while. 

Once the onions and garlic are a little brown, add the chickpeas along with coconut milk. Add a little bit of salt to taste. After 3 to 5 minutes, stir in spinach and cook after covering. Once the spinach is wilted, your chickpea curry is ready to be served. Make sure to squeeze a little bit of lemon juice before serving to enhance the flavors. Garnish with some coriander leaves and pair with some steamed rice or naan. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Gathering Dreams

32. 5-Minute Mediterranean Bowl

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Image Credits – Beauty Bites

When hungry but short on time, then make some Mediterranean bowl because it’s delicious and fulfilling. You may think, what is this Mediterranean bowl, and how does it taste? It has a perfect hummus flavor with crunchy cucumbers. The chickpeas and quinoa make a perfect dinner.  

For this recipe, you need some basic ingredients like chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, parsley, and spring onions. Also, chop some olives, canned chickpeas, tzatziki, hummus, quinoa, and a pinch of black pepper. Add all the vegetables in a bowl and pour some olive oil, followed by vinegar and a pinch of salt.

Add chickpeas, olives, and quinoa, and top it with hummus and tzatziki. Sprinkle a pinch of black pepper, and your amazing Mediterranean bowl will be ready within 5 minutes. You can make this Mediterranean bowl and store it for at least 3 days. Do not exceed more than that, as it would definitely get spoiled. I simply prepare some of the ingredients and assemble them before serving. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Beauty Bites

33. Mexican Macaroni Salad

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Image Credits – Dash Of Color And Spice

Who said eating macaroni can not be healthy and tasty at the same time? I am sure that whoever said that had not tried the Mexican macaroni salad.

And the best thing about this pasta salad is that it is vegan, which means no mayo and other dairy products. So in terms of health – superb!If we talk about the taste, then it is a perfect meal option for a hot day as it is very refreshing and soothing. You would need bell peppers, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and red onion for the recipe.

Finely chop or dice these vegetables and transfer them to a big bowl. In the same bowl, add sweet corn, followed by black beans. Now it’s time to add the cooked macaroni. For the dressing, add the salsa sauce and some olive oil.

That is not all. Pour in some red wine vinegar and spices to flavor the dish. Add some chopped cilantro and mix everything really well. Pair it with some nacho chips and serve it right away. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Dash Of Color And Spice

34. Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad 

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Image Credits – Ambitious Kitchen

When it comes to salad dishes, I have a bunch of yummy and refreshing recipes, but strawberry avocado spinach salad is my go-to salad. It is super easy to make and too refreshing for a hot summer day. I love strawberries, so this recipe is always close to me. 

I usually start with toasting some almonds until brown. Then try making some salad dressing. Take a jar and add the balsamic vinegar. Add some olive oil to the same jar and minced ginger. Add a little bit of Dijon mustard, followed by strawberry jam, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Shake the jar very well and keep it aside.

In a big bowl, add spinach and sliced red onions. Throw in the chopped strawberries and sliced avocado. Top with the toasted almonds. Throw in some pistachios and feta cheese. Pour over the salad dressing and combine everything nicely. Enjoy an easy yet very delicious strawberry avocado spinach salad for dinner. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Ambitious Kitchen 

35. Peanut Butter Chickpea Curry

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Image Credits – The Veg Space

Chickpeas are like a treasure for all vegan eaters. But to enjoy this delicious treasure to the fullest, you must try those recipes that are full of flavors and nutrients. Peanut butter chickpea curry is one of the must-try recipes, and the best thing is that it is super easy to make.

I prefer using canned chickpeas instead to cut down on the cooking time. Start with peeling and chopping the vegetables like onion, garlic, chili, and ginger. Add some oil to a pan and fry over medium heat. Chop some capsicum and potatoes. Add them to the pan with chickpeas and vegetable broth. 

Now sit back and let everything cook by simmering for about 7 to 8 minutes. Add some kale leaves and peanut butter. To finish the dish, sprinkle some coriander and peanuts. Serve this with some steamed rice, or you can even enjoy it with some tortillas. 

Get The Recipe From Here –The Veg Space

36. Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Image Credits – The Big Man’s World

Eating vegetables can be really fun, and veggies are a real gem for vegan eaters. I would suggest you try some different recipes that are unique and delicious. And the first item that comes to mind is – cauliflower fried rice. Cauliflower rice is nothing but grated cauliflower with other flavorful ingredients. 

So start your recipe by grating some cauliflower. Take a pan and add some oil. Once the oil is hot enough, add some onion, carrots, and red bell pepper. Let the vegetables cook for a good time. Mix some garlic and ginger after 5 to 6 minutes of cooking the vegetables. 

Now at this point in time, add the grated cauliflower, followed by some soy sauce, frozen peas, and salt. Cover and cook everything for another 3 to 4 minutes. In the pan, make some space and break one or two eggs. You have to make some scrambled eggs first and finally mix everything in the pan. 

Sprinkle some seasonings for taste. Pour over the soy sauce, and you are done. Now this particular recipe is exactly what I like, but as it is your dinner meal, you can also try different variations. 

Get The Recipe From Here – The Big Man’s World

37. Tuscan Kale Pesto Pasta

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Image Credits – Jul’s Kitchen

I love eating pasta, but it is hard to find the perfect recipe that perfectly blends taste and health. I mean, adding chicken to the pasta is great but what about vegan eaters? Nobody thinks that hard for them. So here I am with delicious Tuscan kale pesto pasta that is fully vegan and so flavorful that you won’t stop eating it.

Start with cooking some Tuscan kale leaves in boiling water. Once the kale leaves are cooked in a food processor, pulse kale, garlic, almonds, salt, and olive oil. Consider adding water to get great consistency. Cook the pasta as per instructions.

Add the Tuscan kale pesto to the pasta and combine well. You can use pasta water to get a creamy texture. And that is it, and your delicious yet healthy Tuscan kale pesto pasta is ready to eat. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Jul’s Kitchen

38. 15-Minute Red Curry Noodles

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Image Credits – Her Highness, Hungry Me

Do you want to surprise guests for dinner, but you are short on time, and everything should be vegan? Try these 15-minute red curry noodles, and you will thank me later.

Start with chop-chop work. Take vegetables of your choice, like broccoli, carrots, scallions, and cabbage. Then make the red curry. 

For the curry, take a pan or a skillet and make the curry by using some coconut milk and red curry paste. Stir in all the chopped vegetables in the curry. Cook everything for a minute or two. Add the cooked noodles to the curry and simmer for another minute. 

Garnish with some cilantro leaves and toasted sesame seeds. Your creamy and delicious red curry noodles are ready to be served. I am 100% sure that your guests will love this dish and even ask for the recipe. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Her Highness,Hungry Me

39. Easy Chana Masala (Spicy Chickpea Stew)

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Image Credits – Boulder Locavore

Are you someone like me who enjoys spicy food? Then you must try the chana masala recipe, and you will be left with more cravings only. This recipe uses most of the spices that are very staples in Indian cuisine. 

Start with cooking some onions in hot oil. Add a pinch of salt. Add the aromatic ingredients – garlic and finger. After a few seconds, stir in the tomatoes. Add all the ground spices like – cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and garam masala. 

Cook for a while, and then add the chickpeas. Simmer everything for 15 to 20 minutes. You can serve this chana masala with some steamed rice or tortillas and enjoy a fulfilling meal. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Boulder Locavore

40. 5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters

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Image Credits – MomsDish

These zucchini fritters are so cute that you might use them to showcase your dinner table. And the best thing about this recipe is that it is fully vegan and super easy to make. The main ingredient in these zucchini fritters is obviously grated zucchini. 

To make this recipe start with grating the zucchini. Season with salt and let it sit aside for 10 minutes. Make sure to squeeze out the water. Add the zucchini in a bowl, add some flour, eggs, sliced scallions, salt, and pepper, and combine everything. 

Heat some oil and add the zucchini mixture one by one. Press them lightly and cook from both sides. Sprinkle some more salt after cooking, and top the zucchini fritters with sour cream. 

Get The Recipe From Here – MomsDish

41. Vegan Pineapple Coleslaw With Cherries

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Image Credits – Flora And Vino

Who said the coleslaw recipe has to be non-vegan when you can make pineapple coleslaw with cherries? I tried this recipe when I was out with my friends, and one of them had a box packed with pineapple coleslaw with cherries.

I must admit that I did not think it would taste so good. Now here I am sharing the recipe after trying it out myself. Start with chopping carrots, purple cabbage, pineapple, and dried cherries. Make some yogurt dressing by combining almond milk yogurt. Add rice vinegar, lemon juice, tahini, and tamari lite.

You can even refrigerate the dressing for a while. Combine the dressing with the chopped ingredients. After this, directly serve the coleslaw and enjoy the refreshing and soothing dinner. It is a perfect summer dinner plan with your friends. You can even store the leftovers in an airtight container for 2- 3 days. 

Get The Recipe From Here – Flora And Vino

42. Mediterranean Salad

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There are days when I crave something light yet juicy and delicious. That is when I always go for some Mediterranean salad. For those who think salads are boring, you must try the Mediterranean salad. 

You can serve this salad with other Mediterranean dishes or use it as a topping for other dishes. The ingredients you may use are tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, seasonings, olive oil, and lemon juice. 

Combine the chopped vegetables in a bowl. And toss the salt and oil very nicely. Give everything a good mix, and that is all. Adjust the seasoning as per your taste and give it a toss. 

I prefer making a big bowl of Mediterranean salad to satisfy my hunger without compromising my taste or health. You can let the salad rest for 10 to 15 minutes and let the flavors sink in properly. 

Get The Recipe From Here – The Mediterranean Dish

43. Vegan Raspberry Trifle

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Image Credits – A Veg Taste

Remember Rachel’s trifle in F.R.I.E.N.D.S? Don’t worry, we do not have something that tastes like feet, but instead, try some vegan raspberry Trifle. For the recipe, you would require one vegan pound cake. 

Other than vegan cake, you would need frozen raspberry, liquor of your choice, gelatin ingredients, custard, and whipped cream. Cut the cake and wet it with some liquor. Add a layer of raspberries. Make some custard using cornstarch and icing sugar. Add milk and make a paste. Add a few drops of vanilla extract and cook it for a while. 

Make gelatin using water and agar powder. Add the sugar and coloring powder to the gelatin. Pour the gelatin over the raspberries. Add the custard over the gelatin. Make whipped cream using icing sugar and top over the custard. For the final layer, add almond shaving and fresh berries. Enjoy vegan raspberry trifles.

Get The Recipe From Here – A Veg Taste

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20 Minute Vegan Dinner Ideas

43 Best 20-Minute Vegan Dinner Ideas

Some of the best 20 minute vegan dinner ideas that you can try are spiced chickpea tacos with cilantro pesto, dan dan noodles, chickpea lentil bolognese and crispy tofu slabs with peanut sauce and cabbage slaw. You can even enjoy vegan mushroom tacos, red Thai curry gnocchi and the perfect cauliflower steak in 20 minutes! 

Ingredients
  

  • Spiced Chickpea Tacos With Cilantro Pesto
  • Dan Dan Noodles
  • Black Bean Burrito Bowls With Fresh Mango Salsa
  • Chickpea Lentil Bolognese
  • Chickpea Avocado Salad
  • Kimchi Noodle Salad
  • Crispy Tofu Slabs With Peanut Sauce And Cabbage Slaw
  • Lemon Olive Oil Pasta With Green Beans
  • Lazy Vegan Pita Pizzas
  • Mashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich
  • Quick Vegan Flatbread Pizza
  • 10-Minute Vegan Chili
  • Quick Vegan Mushroom Tacos
  • 10-Minute Chickpea Scramble
  • Vegan Ramen Stir-Fry
  • 15-Minute Vegetable Stir Fry Noodles
  • Easy 20 Minute Vegan Pasta
  • 10-Minute Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
  • Red Thai Curry Gnocchi
  • Perfect Cauliflower Steak In 20 Mins!
  • Roasted Eggplant Pasta
  • Creamy Lemon Spaghetti
  • Crispy Pan Fried Pesto Gnocchi
  • 20-Minute Vegan Dinner For Two
  • 20-Minute Veggie Lo Mein Bowl
  • Baked Falafel Burgers
  • Mushroom Lentil Loaf
  • Best Vegan Queso 8 Ingredients!
  • 20 Minute Vegan Thai Noodle Recipe
  • Creamy Banana Oatmeal
  • 10-Minute Chickpea Curry
  • 5-Minute Mediterranean Bowl
  • Mexican Macaroni Salad
  • Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad With Poppyseed Dressing
  • Peanut Butter Chickpea Curry
  • Cauliflower Fried Rice
  • Tuscan Kale Pesto Pasta
  • 15-Minute Red Curry Noodles
  • Easy Chana Masala Spicy Chickpea Stew
  • 5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters
  • Vegan Pineapple Coleslaw With Cherries
  • Mediterranean Salad
  • Vegan Raspberry Trifle

Instructions
 

  • Select the recipe you want to cook.
  • Click on the recipe link.
  • Follow the steps mentioned in the recipe.

Conclusion

I am so happy with the list, as I always struggled with making something for my friends who had switched to veganism. But now I have plenty of options to try and take it from me; they are so delicious that non-vegan people will also feast on these recipes.

I hope this list was helpful to you as well, and it is a desperate yet humble request to try at least some of the recipes from the list, as I have made sure that each recipe has great flavors without making you spend all of your time in the kitchen.

For me, the top recipes that you can try are Spiced Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro Pesto, Dan Dan Noodles, Black Bean Burrito Bowls with Fresh Mango Salsa, and Chickpea Lentil Bolognese. I will be back with more recipe ideas that will fill your belly and soul. See you soon. Until then, try these recipes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best 20 minute vegan recipes to try for dinner?

You can try making the following dishes : 
1. Spiced Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro Pesto
2. Crispy Pan Fried Pesto Gnocchi
3. 20-Minute Vegan Dinner For Two

What are the best vegan noodles options to try in 20 mins? 

You can try different types of noodles with all vegan ingredients. Some of the best recipes to try are as follows : 
1. Dan Dan Noodles
2. 15-Minute Vegetable Stir Fry Noodles
3. 20 Minute Vegan Thai Noodle Recipe

3. Can we eat vegan scrambled eggs? 

Yes you can enjoy vegan scrambled eggs. You can try making : 
1. Simple Tofu Scramble
2. 10-Minute Chickpea Scramble

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