Vegan Menus: Easy Meal Plans for Weekday Dinners

Peanut satay noodles dinner

When people go plant-based, it can be challenging to put together an entire meal; we often get the question: what goes with what? That’s why we offer easy vegan meal plans for every mood and season. These menus are designed to help you create healthy dinners all year round. Of course, they’re flexible; you can swap in a different companion dish, or just have the main dish on its own or with a simple salad. Some of these menus have dessert suggestions, some don’t; fresh fruit is always a welcome way to end a healthy meal on a refreshing note.

The photos below usually show just the main dish; link through for the entire menu. Make sure to explore our Vegan Dinner Hacks, too — the easiest meal plans ever! Shown at top, Peanut Noodles & Broccoli Slaw Dinner.

Asian-Style Meals

Hoisin-flavored Asian Noodles

Hoisin-Flavored Cold Asian Noodles with Crisp Vegetables
& Teriyaki Tofu Triangles

Sesame-ginger tofu and broccoli

Sesame-Ginger Tofu Broccoli Stir-Fry
& Mixed Greens Salad with an Asian Spin
 Triple Jade Stir-Fry with tofu or seitan

Triple Jade Stir-Fry
& Sweet-and-Spicy Cilantro-Cucumber Salad

Sweet and sour stir-fried vegetables with tempeh and pineapple

Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fried Vegetables
& Tangy Coleslaw

Buddhist's Delight vegan recipe

Buddhist’s Delight & Tri-Color Coleslaw
(Scallion Pancakes Optional!)

Tofu with green veggies2

Sautéed Tofu with Green Veggies
& Fruity Red Slaw

Global Flavors 15-minute Chickpea masala dinner

15-Minute Chickpea Masala Dinner

Black bean sofrito

Black Bean Sofrito & Simple Garlicky Greens

Quick Quinoa paella

Quick Quinoa Paella
& Fruity, Nutty Mixed Greens Salad

Main-Dish Soups and Stews 

Cold Avocado and pea soup

Cold Avocado and Green Pea Soup
& Vegan BLT Tartines

Spanish vegetable stew

Spanish Vegetable Stew
& Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes and Basil

Greek potato and zucchini stew
Greek Potato Stew & Olive Bar Medley

Classic veggie chili and cornbread

Classic Veggie Chili & Corn Kernel Cornbread

Main-Dish Salad Meals

Greek Flavored Lentil Salad with Tofu "Feta"

Greek Lentil Salad & Cucumber Soup

Layered Vegan Taco Salad recipe

Layered Taco Salad & Potato Salad (or Quinoa Salad)

Pasta and Pizza Dinners

Pasta with Spinach and Chickpeas

Pasta with Spinach and Chickpeas
& Mixed Greens Salad

Pasta with red beans and broccoli

Pasta with Red Beans and Broccoli & Avocado and Orange Salad

Eggplant, fresh tomato, and olive pizza

Fresh Tomato, Eggplant, and Olive Pizza
& Spinach, Artichoke, and Chickpea Salad

Pizza veggies

Pizza Veggies & Chickpea Waldorf Salad

Pasta with hearty spinach and lentil sauce

Pasta with Hearty Lentil and Spinach Sauce
& Beet, Cucumber, & Orange Salad

Sandwich and Wrap Meals

Chickpea and kale sandwich spread

Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread
& Herbed Potato Salad

Tempeh "bacon" lettuce tomato wraps and polenta fries

Tempeh BLT Wraps & Fuss-Free Baked Polenta Fries

Southwestern / Tex-Mex

Black bean and corn soft tacos

Garlicky Black Bean Soft Tacos & Cabbage Apple Slaw 

Black bean and zucchini tortilla casserole chilaquiles recipe

Black Bean and Zucchini Tortilla Casserole
& Fruity Red Coleslaw

easy vegan bean burritos recipe

Easy Vegan Bean Burritos & Cool-Season Fruit Bowl

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