Quick, Easy Tasty Healthy Recipes

For healthy, delicious vegan or vegetarian meals in under 30 minutes

Featured Quick Easy Recipe

Black Eyed Pea Curry Black Eyed Pea Curry

As vegans and vegetarians, we all want to eat delicious healthy meals, but we need quick easy meals above all. I know very few people who can spare more than an hour a day for cooking.

I was surprised that so many Savvy Veg recipes have a total prep & cook time of 30 minutes or less. But I shouldn't have been surprised.

My kids are grown and gone, but I'm still busy. Even though I enjoy cooking, I mostly fall back on quick easy recipes that I know by heart.

My daughter Sarah has two children, a husband and a job, so even though she's a Kitchen Goddess, speed is of the essence.

Sarah and I have developed most of the recipes on Savvy Veg - that explains why so many of them are quick and easy. We're busy! Just like you.

Judith Kingsbury, Savvy Vegetarian


Quick Easy Recipe Index:

Basic Recipes Beans, Tofu and Seitan Recipes Breads and Muffins Breakfast and Brunch Burgers, Sandwiches and Wraps Desserts and Treats Drinks
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Pasta and Grains Sauces, Dips and Spreads Vegetable Sides, Soup and Salads Time Saving Cooking Tips

Basic Recipes

Basic Beans Basic Couscous Basic Green Salad Basic Greens Basic Lentils Basic Oatmeal Basic Pasta Basic Quinoa Basic Rice
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Basic Roasted Vegetables Basic Seitan Basic Steamed Vegetables Basic Tofu Back to Quick Easy Recipe Index

Beans, Tofu and Seitan Recipes

Black Eyed Peas Curry Cauliflower Cannellini Bean Soup Chickpea Salad Sandwich Spread Curried Chick Peas Fried Tofu Green Brown Quinoa Salad Jamaican Red Bean Stew Mediterranean Rice Salad Moroccan Chickpeas & Couscous
Quinoa Recipe Ebook
Pinto Bean Soup Recipe Red Lentil Kidney Beans Stew Seitan Donburi with Unagi Sauce Tahini Greenbean Tofu Salad Thai Kale Tempeh Curry Tofu Bak Choy Stir Fry Tofu Salad Sandwich Spread Tofu Veggie Stir Fry White Beans and Greens Back to Quick Easy Recipe Index

Breads and Muffins

Cornmeal Pancakes (gf) Flat Bread or Tortillas (gf, vegan) Oatmeal Currant Scones
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Breakfast and Brunch

Breakfast Cookie Recipe Breakfast Smoothie Buttermilk Pancakes Quinoa for Breakfast Spiced Stewed Apples Tofu Scramble Back to Quick Easy Recipe Index

Burgers, Sandwiches and Wraps

Bean Burritos Black Bean Quesadillas Black Bean Veggie Burgers Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Quinoa Burgers Tofu Sloppy Joes Walnut Quesadillas Back to Quick Easy Recipe Index

Desserts and Treats

Buttermilk Pancakes Citrus Pear Pomegranate Compote Coconut Fruit Popsicles Coconut Fruit Tart Coconut Whipped Cream Fruit Salad Gluten Free Vegan Currant Scones Poached Pears Rice Pudding Back to Quick Easy Recipe Index


Breakfast Smoothie Fruit Smoothie Hot Chocolate Hot Lemon and Honey Real Lemonade Back to Quick Easy Recipe Index

Pasta and Grains

Cashew Veggie Fried Rice Cheesy Grits and Greens with Smoky Mushrooms Eclectic Pasta Stew Green Brown Quinoa Salad Green Quinoa Salad Mango Quinoa Salad Pasta Butternut Squash & Chickpeas Pasta Salad (lacto-veg or vegan) Pasta, Tofu & Veggies Polenta & Okra with Black Bean Tomato Sauce Quinoa with Almonds & Cranberries Quinoa Lentil Vegetable Stew Quinoa Salad Quinoa Veggie Stir Fry Simple Fried Rice Spaghetti with Lemon and Olives Spanish Quinoa Tofu Pasta and Veggies Back to Quick Easy Recipe Index

Sauces, Dips, Dressings and Spreads

Coconut Mint Chutney Fresh Dill Sauce Green Goddess Salad Dressing Hummus Mint Coconut Salad Dressing Parsley Walnut Pesto Raw Basil Walnut Pesto Refried Beans Santiago's Salsa Fresca Simplest Guacamole Sour Cream Dip Suisse Melty Cheese Tofu Mayonnaise Recipe Vegan Cheese Sauce Walnut Crumb Topping Walnut Olive Spread Back to Quick Easy Recipe Index

Vegetable Sides, Soups and Salads

Broccoli and Cheese Sauce Butternut Squash Cream Soup Cabbage & Green Peas (Indian) Carrot Apple Salad Carrots & Peas with Cumin Cauliflower Carrots Peas (steamed) Cauliflower Carrots Peas Curry Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup Corn On The Cob Cream of Broccoli Soup (vegan) Cream of Cauliflower Soup (vegan) Cream of Celery Soup (vegan) Double Green Cream Soup (vegan) Easy Vegetable Curry Green Beans with Toasted Almonds Greens Cranberry Walnut Salad Mozambique Vegetable Stew Potato Leek Soup Spinach Salad Steamed Asparagus Steamed Broccoli and Cheese Sauce Stuffed Mushrooms Summer Squash & Bak Choy Sweet Potatoes Beets & Greens Vegetable Stir Fry Veggies in Curried Coconut Sauce Back to Quick Easy Recipe Index

Time Saving Cooking Tips

You can make all of the above recipes in 30 minutes or less, and quite a few of them are one pot meals, but the question remains: how to get a balanced meal on the table in under 30 minutes?

Good question! We're a bit obsessed with that ourselves. Some would say it's all down to time management, multi-tasking, and other efficiencies. That's easy if you're not tired and have a cranky 4 year old who needs your attention NOW!

The approach I settled on was to pare meal making down to basics, and make no more than 2 items for a meal, each of which took no more than 30 minutes to prepare, and could be made at the same time.

I make extra to eat for dinner, or a take along lunch the next day, or second helpings for the starving, or to freeze for future meals.

Dessert is rare, but fresh fruit is always available. Water is the beverage of choice. To pad out the meal, I pull things out of the fridge that I've made ahead, like hummus or pesto, or an avocado, and serve with crackers or chips.

There's no end to the foods you can cook ahead and keep handy in the fridge or freezer. I freeze small containers of beans, lentils and grains, so I can by-pass the basic prep.

Once a week or 5 days or however long they last, I make big batches of my favorite spreads, flat bread dough, or dosa batter, or pressure cooked steel cut oats and amaranth, for making our breakfast cereal.

A pressure cooker is a wonderful time saver. Not only does it cut cooking time in half, but it also saves energy, because the cooking continues after you turn off the heat, while the pressure gradually releases.

More time saving kitchen equipment: slowcookers, blenders, food processors, a basic set of pots and pans including small medium and large sauce pans with lids, a saute pan or wok, small, medium and large fry pans, a good sized chopping board or two, and a chef's knife.

Yes indeed! Having a chef's knife and knowing how to use it makes the difference between eating well in a hurry, and not - because chopping veggies is too slow and difficult. Read all about it.

You should own at least one all purpose veg cookbook, to troll for cooking techniques and ideas. Not all of us keep a computer in the kitchen or want food all over our phones or tablets. Check out our favorite cookbooks for suggestions.

Savvy Vegetarian blog has three major food themes: Quick and easy cooking, cooking healthy on a budget, and having delicious meals in spite of time and budget restrictions. See our SV food & cooking blog posts for ideas.

By the way, there are many Savvy Veg recipes which take a bit longer, like 45 minutes or so, which didn't make it into this index. But time wise, they are well worth making in quantity to serve for more than one meal, or to freeze for future meals, to help you get meals ready in 30 minutes or less. I'm thinking about things like:

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