15 Plant-based Recipes You Need to Try

Looking for some new plant-based recipes to try? Here is a list of our favorites that we make over and over again. You might find a new favorite in here too!

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Since transitioning to a mostly whole food, plant-based diet in 2016, Josh and I have been trying all kinds of new plant-based recipes. Some of them have been better than others, so today I want to share with you a list of our top favorites.

It took a while for me to find resources and websites that have the kind of recipes that fit our tastes, but I finally stumbled upon The Garden Grazer. You’ll see several of her recipes on this list! You’ll also find one of my own recipes, as well as others I’ve found searching through Pinterest.

Related: How to Start a Plant-based Diet: The Ultimate Transition Guide for Beginners


15 Plant-based Recipes You Need to Try

Here are fifteen of our all-time favorite plant-based recipes. Enjoy!

1. Creamy Mushroom Risotto

One of my ultimate favorites! It was also a big hit with my family at Thanksgiving. You can find Arborio rice at just about any grocery store, including Walmart.

2. Vegan Breakfast Skillet

Josh likes a hearty breakfast every now and then, so this recipe is one of his favorites.

3. Double Decker Chickpea Tacos

I loved these tacos!! I’ll take meatless tacos any day of the week.

4. Herbed Red Potato Salad

This is a relatively new recipe for us. I wish I had found it sooner because it’s just that good!

5. Minestrone Soup

I made my minestrone soup with asparagus instead of green beans (since that was what I had in the fridge at the time) and it was phenomenal! Definitely one of my favorites.

6. Orzo Salad with Spinach & Tomato

Josh and I were both hooked the first time I made this tangy salad! I actually ate about a fourth of it while I finished cooking the rest of our meal. Oops!

7. Bistro Not-Tuna Salad

This is an excellent travel-friendly food. We pack it in a cooler with some chips and pickles and voila! Easy picnic food.

8. Open-faced Tomato and Avocado Sandwich

This is my own recipe. It’s a blend of two recipes I found from The Garden Grazer and Hallelujah Diet using our favorite spices.

9. Asian Spaghetti

We both enjoy this recipe, but Josh especially loves it! He loves just about any Asian food.

10. Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

Josh LOVES that aioli!! And it’s so easy to make!

11. Avocado Quesadillas

This is the first recipe I ever made from The Garden Grazer. I think Josh asked me to include it in our meal plan at least twice a week for a month or two after we discovered it!

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12. French Bread Pizza

This is a party favorite. The sauce is so tasty, but it does take a little bit of time to prepare. I only make half the recipe and freeze it in smaller quantities so I can thaw however much I need.

13. Quinoa Avocado Kale Power Salad

If you’re looking for a tasty combination of superfoods, this is it!

14. Kidney Bean Spinach & Orzo Soup

I actually made this soup with cooked brown rice instead of orzo (since I ran out of orzo), and it was perfect!

15. Sweet Annie Kale Salad

Scroll down the page since the Sweet Annie Kale Salad recipe is number 4 on the list.

This is one of the first plant-based recipes I ever tried. I learned it when I took Hallelujah Diet’s Free 60 Days to Reclaim Your Health video series. It’s a favorite around here!

Wrapping it Up

So there you have it! Those are fifteen of our favorite plant-based recipes. None of them are particularly difficult to make, especially when you have the proper kitchen tools. For a list of my favorite tools that make cooking easier, see this post:

22 Essential Kitchen Tools and Gadgets For Every Healthy Kitchen

Even if these recipes call for ingredients that you don’t normally use, give them a try anyway! You might discover some new flavors you like. I certainly did!

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What are some of your favorite plant-based recipes? Let me know in the comments! I’m always in the market for some new recipes to try. 🙂

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