Looking for an easy vegan recipe for lunch? This list of 50+ Lazy Vegan Lunch Ideas is loaded with lazy vegan meals that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner.
Busy days can making cooking for the whole family seem like a chore. Try one of these easy recipes next time you feel stuck.
Whether you follow a strict vegan diet or are just trying to eat less meal there are lots of quick vegan recipes on this list that don’t require fancy ingredients.
On this list you will find easy vegan recipes ranging from a loaded rice bowl to black bean tacos and delicious pasta to decadent sandwiches. You will also find lots of vegan meal prep recipes that make life even easier. Prep these great recipes one time and enjoy for the whole week.
50+ Easy Vegan Lunch Ideas
Whether you are cooking for lunch to pack for work or a meal that will land on the dinner table you are sure to find an easy and healthy recipe perfect for lazy days.
One Pot Carrot Rice Soup
This One Pot Carrot Rice Soup is hearty and delicious! It is loaded with arborio rice, carrots, celery and more! Make it vegan if you wish by swapping out the bone broth for vegetable broth. Also, top with vegan parmesan cheese for an extra burst of flavor. This recipe makes a big batch that you can enjoy for lunch all week long.
Simple Black Beans
Simple Black Beans are full of flavor and easy to make. Perfect to serve with leftover rice, sweet potatoes or over with tortillas for a super easy vegan lunch. This high protein, one-pot recipe is even better the next day making it perfect for meal prep.
Polynesian Power Grain Bowl
Delicious, filling, sweet and salty grain bowl. This grain bowl is loaded with edamame, rice, pineapple, red peppers, and more! This recipe is delicious warm or cold making it ideal for meal prep.
Rice and Bean Tacos
Looking for a twist for taco night? These Rice and Bean Tacos are a delicious way to spice things up! This simple recipe combines rice, beans, veggies and taco seasoning in a crunchy or soft taco shell. This is one of our go to favorite lazy vegan recipes that doesn't require lots of time.
Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
Cook this vegan mushroom stroganoff in just 15 minutes in the instant pot. It is creamy, quick and easy to make, and quite delicious, making the perfect make-ahead lunch for the week!
Pasta al Limone
Pasta al Limone con Fagioli e Zucchine: A quick and easy recipe for delicious, healthy vegan lemon spaghetti with zucchini (zoodles) and white beans.
10 Minute Meatless Meatballs with Edamame
These 10-minute meatless meatballs are secretly meat-free and served with shelled edamame and marinara sauce for a complete vegetarian-friendly meal!
Easy Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry
This Thai basil tofu stir fry is an easy and delicious dinner you can make on busy weeknights. Eat it with plain boiled rice or transform it into basil tofu fried rice, noodles or lettuce wraps.
Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad (Pumpkin Spice dressing)
An easy quinoa salad with roasted vegetables, flavored with pumpkin pie spice vinaigrette! This roasted pumpkin quinoa salad tastes delicious both ways: serve it warm as a classic fall salad or chill and eat it as a cold summer salad.
Spiced Chickpea Grain Bowls and Creamy Tahini Dressing
These spiced chickpea grain bowls are big on flavor with minimal ingredients. Easily assemble these bowls for a delicious and satisfying lunch any weekday.
Vegan Mediterranean Buddha Bowls (w/ tahini dressing)
This vegan Mediterranean Buddha bowl recipe is loaded with nutritious, real food. Fresh Mediterranean inspired ingredients with an easy tahini dressing. It's great for lunch or dinner and is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Vegan Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Corn Slaw
Refreshing veggies, zesty lime flavor, addictive spicy heat, and a subtle ocean-like flavor make these Vegan Fish Tacos perfect for your Taco Tuesday rotation.
Easy Angel Hair Pasta Recipe
This Angel Hair Pasta is made with cherry tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil. You won't believe how simple and TASTY this recipe is!
Mediterranean Hummus Bowls
These Mediterranean Hummus Bowls are a delicious assortment of hummus, crisp and juicy veggies, and tangy dressing, all on a bed of rice.
Easy Miso Soup (Japanese Clear Soup)
Easy Miso Soup (Japanese Clear Soup) Recipe makes a perfect nutritious umami-packed savory vegan lunch. Comforting, healthy and ready in just 15 minutes!
Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Skillet Recipe
This Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Skillet is a delicious low-carb, paleo, whole30 and vegan/vegetarian main dish for dinner. Even better, it’s the perfect weeknight meal as it’s done in only 20 minutes.
One Pot Hummus Pasta [vegan]
12 minutes, 5 ingredients and one pot - lunch doesn't get much easier than this! This super creamy hummus pasta is naturally vegan and nut-free and can be made with either homemade or store bought hummus.
10-Minute Chilli Garlic Noodles
Super tasty, garlicky, spicy, flavourful noodles in just 10 minutes! This easy restaurant quality Chinese chilli garlic noodles is a must-try!
Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles
Simple, easy and super yum 15 minute Cantonese soy sauce noodles.
Seitan Vegan Chicken Breasts
These vegan chicken breast have the perfect meat-like texture, and are great for meal prep! Super versatile and can,be baked, grilled, or pan-fried.
Avocado Blueberry Salad Recipe
Avocado blueberry salad: a refreshing salad complete with berries, nuts, avocado & a lightly sweetened lemon poppy seed dressing.
Vegan Kale Salad with Spicy Chickpeas and Creamy Garlic Tahini Dressing
This hearty winter salad features tandoori spiced crispy chickpeas, massaged lemony kale and a creamy roasted garlic & tahini dressing.
This simple grain salad is a complete meal full of nutrients. It is low in fat, rich in plant protein and fiber and incredibly delicious!
Chickpea Pasta with Broccoli
This wholesome pasta dish is made with very few ingredients and is very satisfying. If you are looking for easy lunch ideas, this is the perfect recipe.
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is my favorite salad to make for lunch! It’s light, refreshing, healthy and loaded with tons of flavor!
Tomato and Black Bean Quinoa Salad
This quick and easy Tomato and Black Bean Quinoa Salad recipe is a light and healthy lunch packed with fresh ingredients like sweet corn, tomatoes, black beans, and red onion.
Easy Falafel Bowls
Delicious and hearty ! These easy falafel bowls are served with veggies, and make the perfect vegan quick lunch.
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Colorful and healthy Southwest Quinoa Salad with black beans, crunchy veggies, fresh cilantro, and tossed in a chili lime dressing! This make ahead cold salad is perfect for meal prep lunches, dinners, or a cookout side dish.
10 Minute Peanut Noodles
Ready in just minutes is a new favorite, our 10 Minute Peanut Noodles! All you need are just a few simple ingredients to make this vegetarian peanut butter noodles recipe which is creamy, flavorful, and perfect for a super quick, filling, and tasty lunch or dinner!
Vegan Tuna Salad | Seafood without the Sea
All the taste and all the goodness – without the fish. The new kid on the vegan block is even tastier than the original!
Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad
This protein packed vegan lentil and potato salad is a perfect weight loss recipe. It’s filling, healthy and nutritious, while still tasting amazing!
The Best 10-Minute Vegan Tempeh Sandwich Recipe
Crispy tempeh and a creamy avocado filling are stuffed between slices of bread in this vegan tempeh sandwich. Get ready to experience the lunch of a lifetime in only 10 minutes!
Mason Jar Thai Chopped Salad: Beautiful Layering
This Thai Mason Jar Salad is easy to prepare and serve in the same container. The layered effect makes it look amazing, and it's tasty to boot.
Hummus Sandwich - A Healthy Vegan Lunch | Greedy Gourmet
Do you miss the thrill of a BLT after going meat free? Check out this Hummus Sandwich. It's easy to make with only 5 ingredients this sandwich is also healthy, including hummus, avocado and cucumber. A great vegan lunch.
Vegan Pasta Pesto with Hazelnuts, Peas and Miso
This vegan pasta pesto is quick, easy to make and super delicious. The trick is to add a bit of white miso which adds a “cheesiness” to the pesto.
Easy Cannellini Bean Salad
Easy cannellini bean salad is a delicious Mediterranean white bean salad. Made from canned beans it makes a great budget lunch or side dish.
Vegan Chickpea "Egg" Salad (Vegan Chickpea Toast) -
This is the easiesr vegan sandwiche to make. Throw everything in the food processor for these delicious vegan egg salad sandwiches.
Buffalo Chickpea Wraps [20-Minute Meal] - Food Sharing Vegan
These Flavorful buffalo chickpea wraps combine savory, spicy chickpeas in buffalo sauce, topped with crunchy salad veggies, all wrapped in a soft tortilla for a quick, cheap, & easy flavor and protein-packed vegan meal ready in under 30 minutes!
Cucumber Avocado Salad with Herbed Dressing
A light and refreshing salad perfect for a light lunch on the go! Easy to throw together and a great way to use up that avocado that is about to go bad. This salad is great by itself, or pair it with a sandwich!
Curry Bento Box
Spice up your lunch or dinner routine with this Curry Bento Box! This grab-and-go spread of Indian-inspired dishes features a light, flavorful chickpea curry, whole-grain brown rice, and a spicy cucumber salad with roasted nuts -all of which are plant-based and tasty at room temperature.
Vegan Bento Box
Upgrade school and work lunches with this simple and satisfying Vegan Bento Box. This combination of satiating plant-based foods is quick, easy, and delicious. Pack an avocado sandwich, berries, and popcorn, or customize your plant-based meal with your favorites.
TTLA Sandwich (Whole Foods Copycat)
This TTLA sandwich inspired by Whole Foods’ viral vegan sandwich is a spin on the classic BLT. Your favorite bread layered with homemade smoky tempeh bacon strips, tomato, lettuce, and avocado with creamy aioli. Have this hearty favorite ready in 5 minutes flat!
Peanut Miso Noodle Soup
This easy peanut miso soup is a quick and healthy lunch recipe, ready in less than 10 minutes. It's light enough to enjoy on a summer day, and yet a comforting lunch on a cold winter day.
10 Minute Four Bean Salad
A twist on the classic three bean salad, this 10 Minute Four Bean Salad is a delicious, healthy side dish. Creamy cannellini beans, crisp sweet peppers, and vibrant red wine vinegar bring this dish together in just a few minutes!
Chickpea Avocado Sandwich
This vegan chickpea and avocado sandwich is packed with protein and full of cilantro, celery, dill, green onion, lime and more! The perfect lunch recipe!
Cucumber Hummus Sandwich
This cucumber hummus sandwich is super versatile and easy to make for a quick lunch. You can use your favourite store-bought hummus and switch up the veggies to suit your preferences!
Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich
The best ever vegan chickpea salad recipe ready in 10 minutes and filled with chickpeas, celery, cilantro, pickles, red onion, dill, vegan mayo and lime!
Creamy Vegan Lemon Pasta
This easy creamy vegan lemon pasta recipe is made with fresh lemon juice and zest, and the best dairy free garlic and herb cream sauce!
Healthy Vegan Protein Waffles (No Banana)
These vegan waffles are ready to enjoy in just 15 minutes. are super fluffy, full of flavor, and packed with healthy protein. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Four Bean Salad
This homemade four bean salad is simple and delicious. With a tangy vinaigrette it's packed with plant based protein and no animal products.
Protein Overnight Oats | Savor The Spoonful
These protein overnight oats are vegan and so easy to make ahead for the week. Each serving packs more than 16g of protein and 11g of fiber to keep you full until lunch. The flavor options are endless!
Make these cramosas on the weekend and reheat them in a toaster oven or air fryer in just a few minutes for lunches.
Balsamic Chickpea Quinoa Salad (Gluten-free, Vegan)
Loaded with plant-based protein and soaked in a tangy balsamic dressing this chickpea quinoa salad recipe makes a tasty 30-minute meal or a wonderful side dish!
Easy Quinoa Veggie Wrap With Sweet Italian Dressing (Gluten-Free I Vegan)
Enjoy a flavorful lunch with this homemade veggie wrap! Loaded with protein-packed quinoa and colorful veggies all dressed in a homemade Italian dressing.
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