Grilled Corn And Easter Egg Radish Salad
Colorful, crisp Easter Egg radishes pair with grilled sweet corn for this light summer salad. A simple dressing from fresh lime juice and a kick of chili powder help keep this recipe oil-free side healthy and low-fat. Enjoy this plant-based recipe at your next picnic or enjoy as a gluten-free, vegan lunch over baby spinach.
Grilled asparagus comes together with Meyer lemon and olives for this quick and easy side dish. Enjoy this plant-based vegan recipe from the first Spring stalks of asparagus until the summer season runs out.
Baked Carrot Fries With Vegan Ranch Dressing
Thats right, you get a bonus as this is two recipes in one!
The baked carrot fries are about as satisfying as you can get. They are so delicious that you dont need anything with them.
Having said that, the vegan branch dressing is a winner.
Not only the perfect accompaniment to these fries, but also an awesome salad dressing!
Vegan Baked Falafel Balls
Easy, Crispy Vegan Falafel Balls that are baked, air fried or fried. I did A LOT of recipe testing to finally land on this perfect falafel! Crispy crust, fluffy and tender inside, perfectly spiced, and deliciously healthy – it’s tough to resist these yummy falafels.
Our family loves them drizzled with tahini sauce – sweet and spicy tahini, spicy green tahini or easy everyday tahini.
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Acai Peanut Butter Bowl
You want a healthy breakfast, but it needs to be quick and super tasty? Look no further.
A versatile dish where you can mix and match the toppings and even some of the ingredients if you wish.
The author has gone to the trouble of making a video on the recipe page, its just one minute long takes you through everything step-by-step. Perfect in every way!
Summer Butter Lettuce Salad With Peaches And Corn
Peaches and corn as part of a salad? Wait until you see the recipe!
Some great ingredients although incredibly simple at the same time. I had no idea these would work so well together.
The ingredients link to a separate recipe for the lemon agave dressing, although the recipe author suggests you can also have a lemon vinaigrette if you prefer.
The recipe page also has great photos illustrating how this comes together.
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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Dip
Source: Salted Caramel Pumpkin Dip
You have to try this Salted Caramel Pumpkin Dip by Larice Feuerstein. Its like every happy autumn day was whirled and blended into the dreamiest, creamiest dip imaginable. The best part? Its completely plant-based made without any oil, refined sweeteners, or dairy. Just 4 common, healthy ingredients blended with a few spices and vanilla extract and youre on the highway to caramel pumpkin heaven.
Grilled Watermelon And Honeydew Salad
Take your fruit dessert up a notch with this mouthwatering salad. Seasonal watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon are soaked in vinegar, grilled, and then chilled. Top this oil-free plant-based Forks Over Knives recipe with chopped pistachios for a crunchy texture. Fresh basil adds even more summer flavor.
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Vegan Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
Sweet and Spicy Cashew Chicken – Forget takeout! Plump, succulent soy curl tenders are grilled until crispy on the outside then stir fried with tender crisp veggies and crunchy cashews in an incredibly flavorful salty, sweet and spicy vegan stir fry sauce.
A totally irresistible, super flavorful, gluten-free vegan dinner served over rice that everyone goes crazy for.
Have you tried soy curls yet? Another fantastic gluten-free, oil-free, organic, non-GMO, vegan meat substitute. They are super versatile, have great texture, and take on the flavor of whatever you’re cooking. Our family LOVES them – I have a couple more soy curl recipes on the blog.
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Vegan Green Bean Casserole
For another holiday classic, check out this Vegan Green Bean Casserole from Karissas Vegan Kitchen. She makes a creamy, plant-based sauce from onion, garlic, and plant-based milk. Yet, the best part is the oil-free crispy onions that top the dish. This updated recipe gives a healthy spin to the traditional comfort food.
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Vegan Spaghetti Marinara With Lentil Balls
This veganized version of spaghetti and meatballs is such a hit with our readers that you would think its nonnas secret recipe! Juicy mushrooms are mixed with hearty lentils and plenty of Italian spices to form succulent meatballs that are then nestled into spaghetti and marinara sauce. Add some chopped basil on top and get ready to dig into the worlds coziest bowl of pasta.
Easy Yummy Vegan Sushi
Vegan Sushi Rolls – forget takeout, vegan sushi is easy and fun to make at home – it’s healthy, oil-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and fish free! Or try my vegan sushi bowl.
Together these two recipes include a fool-proof method for making perfect sushi, vegan versions of avocado rolls, sweet potato rolls, California rolls, dynamite rolls, and more than 8 unbelievable sushi dipping sauces.
My family can’t stuff their faces fast enough on vegan sushi night!
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The Ultimate Green Cilantro Garlic Sauce
If you like cilantro, and I know it can be an acquired taste, you need to make this sauce. I didnt know how much I needed this sauce until I made it, and now I want it on almost everything.
While technically a sauce, this tasty concoction can double as a dip for a crudité plate. It also makes a great spread for sandwiches and for drizzling on your tacos! This is a super versatile and easy sauce youll want to have on hand all the time.
Vegan Tofu & Broccoli
Garlic Chili Tofu with Sesame Broccolini its really fast, like 15 minutes fast, healthy and super flavorful vegan and gluten-free. If youve never been a fan of tofu, I want you to do me a favor, make this. Just as an experiment.
Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce a simple delicious vegan dinner recipe that is full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes! plant-based and delicious!
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Easy Vegan Pizza Pasta Bake Casserole
This Easy Vegan Pizza Pasta Bake is exactly what you need when a comfort food craving hits! Gena, from the Full Helping, combines that classic pizza flavor with healthy veggies. Plus, she offers lots of options for taking some help from the store and reducing the time you spend cooking. Keep this oil-free vegan recipe pinned in your collection!
Vegan Broccoli Mac And Cheese
This Vegan Broccoli Mac and Cheese is one of our favorite Quick and easy Vegan meals, perfect for busy weeknights! Scroll down to the recipe card below for the recipe!
I hope these healthy delicious vegan dinner recipes inspire you to try something new this week! Please note any of your favorites in the comments below!
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Best Ever Vegan Rose Mango Lassi Popsicles
Home-made popsicles are the best because you know everything thats gone in them.
If you dont have any popsicle molds, do get some. Theyre cheap and allow you to make an infinite number of these treats.
Make a batch, put them in the freezer and they are ready whenever you are.
Theres nothing like fresh home-made salsa.
The variety that come in jars from the store are nearly always cooked and, more disturbingly, you dont know how long ago they were made.
If youre in need of a classic salsa recipe, look no further. Tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro and more.
This recipe contains garlic which I know some people arent too keen on, if this is you, simply leave it out.
Watermelon Fries With Coconut Lime Dip
When youre on a health kick and you think you may have to give into some cravings, use this recipe! Not only will it save you, its absolutely incredible!
The watermelon fries are seasoned with something special and the dip is the star of the show.
Just three ingredients and I couldnt imagine a more perfect partner to the watermelon sticks.
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Healthy Vegan Recipes With Low Fat Content
What ingredients are we looking at using in low fat vegan recipes to maintain healthy levels of unsaturated fat and keep saturated fat low?
You will find a lot of beans and lentils, as these are a great source of protein with a naturally low fat content. Check out this healthy vegan lasagna, which uses lentils instead of meat, and a tofu mix instead of cheese.
For comparison, 1 cup of lentils contains only 0.8g fat, while 1 cup of lean mincemeat contains 21g! As for cheese, 100g cheddar contains 33g fat and 100g tofu, only 4.8g! Seems like the vegan option is a no-brainer!
You will also, of course, find lots of vegetables, which are full of vitamins and fibre, meaning they keep you full for a long time and are low in calories.
Veg can be used to bulk up a dish while keeping the fat and calorie count low!
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Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. Sheâs received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.
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Oil Free Vegan Dinner Recipes
- Vegan Street Tacos
- Vegan Sushi
- Cheesy Vegan Gluten-Free Orzo Stuffed Peppers
These Vegan Street Tacos from No Sweat Vegan are an easy and delicious way to swap your favorite Mexican takeout for a healthy, homemade meal. Topped with Chili-Lime Tofu, Pico de Gallo, and Vegan Chipotle Mayo, these are sure to become your new Taco Tuesday go-to vegan dinner.
This oil free vegan pot pie from Veggies Dont Bite is going to blow your mind! The gluten-free pie crust is incredible and the filling is so flavorful and easy to make!
This homemade pesto from Home Cooked Roots skips the added oil and dairy cheese and is made creamy from avocado and walnuts! Its healthy and delicious in this broccoli and kale creamy pesto pasta!
Ginger Sesame Noodles from My Quiet Kitchen is a quick and flavorful comfort food perfect for busy weeknights. This recipe is such a great way to use up any veggies you have on hand, like spinach, cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper.
Homemade vegan maki sushi from Belly Rules the Mind is easier than you think to make at home. Its a great family activity to do when you want to enjoy some time together. This Vegan sushi recipe uses fresh veggies and tofu to provide a well-balanced and delicious meal you can serve any time of day.
- Spiced Chickpea Stew
- Oil Free Roasted Vegetables with Lemon Cream Sauce
- Thai Vegetable Stir Fry
This Vegetable Pasta from My Plant Based Family is full of veggies! Use all your favorites to customize this recipe to your tastes.
Best Homemade Vegan Butter
This creamy, spreadable Vegan Butter requires only 6 simple ingredients and a blender. Spread it on toast, vegetables, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, and more! It also happens to be oil-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.
Though prepackaged vegan butter can be purchased at many grocery stores, it is always loaded with oil and fat which most whole food plant-based folks are avoiding. After all, we are trying to improve our health, right?
Thats why I decided to look around at healthy vegan butter options online, and I stumbled upon one made with cauliflower from Cooking With Plants. Their recipe called for psyllium husks which I didnt have and honestly didnt even know what it was, so I decided to mess around in the kitchen a bit with different ingredients.
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How Do You Make Good Pizza Dough From Scratch
Making bread can feel overwhelming. There’s so many terms to learn and so many different ways to make the same thing.
Don’t ever let bread intimidate you! It’s not scary. Especially not this recipe.
First, we’re going to proof our yeast. I know, I know, the package says active yeast, why do we need to activate it?
Well the first thing is that some yeast can be already inactive when you buy it. It’s just like a bad batch. Or it could be too old.
Activating it first means you don’t have to waste all your ingredients! All proofing the yeast means is we’re putting it in a bowl or cup with the warm water and the sugar, mixing it up and letting it sit for 5-10 minutes.
If it starts to get foamy at the top, that means your yeast is active and ready to be dough!
So while the yeast proofs, measure out your flour.
Spicy Tomato Sushi Rolls
Transport your tastebuds with this delicious Japanese-inspired vegan sushi recipe thats as flavorful as it is beautiful. Butternut squash is simmered with brown rice to give it a creamy texture and warm flavor, while fresh tomatoes are tossed in a spicy sriracha sauce. Break out your nori and sushi mat to roll up these bite-sized slices of veggie goodness and serve with soy sauce.
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Raw Pineapple Mango Sorbet
Did you know that some store-bought sorbets contain milk? Seriously, I couldnt believe it. The whole point of a sorbet is no dairy!
If youre feeling lazy and want something simple and incredibly economic, check this out. It tastes like a very expensive dessert!
An absolute treat and you will quickly see how versatile this recipe is simply swap out any of the fruits with something else, anything you like, and thats the point!
Vegan Shepherds Pie With Garlic Chive Potato Crust
Another classic potato casserole dish is Shepherds Pie. This oil-free vegan recipe uses a filling of peas, carrots, and onions. Then, its all topped with a savory garlic chive potato crust. This dish makes the perfect entrée for a chilly winter night. Plus, its easy to scale this up to feed a crowd. Or, portion into smaller tins for individual-sized enjoyment.
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Oil Free Fried Tofu Sandwich With Roasted Garlic Aioli
Everyone who knows me understands that sandwiches are my thing. Tofu sandwiches are fantastic and when I saw this had roasted garlic, I was sold!
What makes this go one step further is that its oil-free, can you believe it?!
The author has removed the unhealthy aspect of, say, frying tofu.
Put all the ingredients together and you have yourself a super sandwich.
How To Grill Plant
Grilling oil-free is much like roasting, sautéing, or cooking anything oil-free. It takes a little bit of practice, but then you will master how to impart delicious grill flavor without any added oils. Here are some simple steps for mastering oil-free grilling:
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Ridiculously Easy Vegetable Fried Rice
Leftover brown rice becomes a healthy meal in minutes with this whole foods plant based Vegetable Fried Rice recipe featuring frozen stir-fry vegetables and riced cauliflower. Time during a pandemic does funny things. Individual minutes and hours can seem to crawl by, but whole days, weeks, and months pass by so quickly that I often have
Meaty Vegan Chili Everyone Loves
Vegan Chili for Everyone – this easy one-pot vegan chili is ultra hearty, spicy, and bursting with rich smoky flavors. It’s made with a combination of 3 beans, plant-based Beyond meat, thick tomato sauce, veggies, and smoky bold spices.
Serve on your favorite gluten-free pasta or over rice and don’t forget the toppings. It’s a hearty vegan meal that everyone enjoys – vegan or not!
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Grilled Corn Asparagus And Red Quinoa Salad With Charred Bell Pepper Dressing
Sweet corn on the cob, tender asparagus, and red bell pepper celebrate simple, fresh flavor. Grilling them adds a smoky char, reminiscent of summer. Plus, red quinoa adds healthy, plant-based protein. It all rests on a bed of baby greens. The colors of the garden come to the plate.
Grilled peaches, puffed sorghum, and an easy oil-free dressing celebrate the flavors of summer in this healthy vegan salad. Simple, light, and fresh!