31 Vegan Recipes for a Perfectly Plant-Based January

31 Vegan Recipes for a Perfectly Plant-Based January

Make 2019 your year to try new plant-based meals and start with these 31 vegan recipes.

January is the time to make resolutions. Try new foods, eat kindly, and expand your flavor horizons. Whatever your resolutions are for this year, you can start 2019 off in vegan food heaven. Perhaps with all these new recipes, you’ll gain some new favorites and continue experimenting with plant-based cuisine throughout the year.

31 Vegan Recipes for a Perfectly Plant-Based January

This sandwich uses pulled mushrooms instead of pork | Vice/Chris Rubinstein

1. Vegan Pulled Mushroom Sandwich

Take a pass on the pork in 2019. Umami-rich mushrooms are just as meaty and “will please meat eaters and vegans alike.” This recipe uses BBQ sauce and home-smoked mushrooms.

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This dish includes coconut bacon and crispy sage | Top With Cinnamon

2. Butternut Squash Carbonara With Coconut Bacon

This recipe is every foodie’s texture and comfort food paradise. It’s creamy, filling, crispy, and herb-alicious. Perfect for the whole family.

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Chilaquiles is a classic Mexican breakfast dish | Serious Eats/J. Kenji López-Alt

3. Chilaquiles With Pepitas and Charred Corn

Say that fast three times. You won’t because you’ll be so engrossed in savoring every bite of the tantalizing flavor. This classic Mexican breakfast dish is made with salsa-soaked, fried tortillas.

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This pizza recipe includes a seafood-esque mix of vegetables | THE WHOLE FOODS COOKBOOK

4. French Bread Vegan Pizza With Artichokes, Hearts of Palm, & Roasted Tomatoes

Like seafood on bread? You’ll love this flavor-packed, veganized pizza version. The artichokes, hearts of palm, and spice mix is reminiscent of classic mixed seafood. Perfect topped with a few capers and fresh basil.

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This broccoli soup is high in fiber and protein | Taste of Home

5. Mushroom and Broccoli Soup

This plant-powered recipe is nutritious and comforting. Made using broccoli and mushrooms to create a proteinous, warming soup. High in fiber and easy to customize.

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This sandwich uses high-protein tempeh along with dairy-free pesto | My New Roots

6. Smoky Tempeh Sandwich With Sundried Tomato Pesto

Smoky tempeh and cheese-free sundried tomato pesto elevate your sandwich mastery to new heights. According to the author, fermented products such as tempeh are highly digestible.

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Soy sauce, hoisin, and tahini make this recipe salty-sweet, and creamy | Loving It Vegan

7. Tofu and Eggplant Bowls

We get it. The new year will likely be a busy one. Don’t waste time preparing long, stressful meals. Cut to the chase with this easy dish to leave your appetite satiated for hours.

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This vegan shepherds pie is quick and nutritious | Vancouver With Love

8. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

This shepherds pie uses yam mash along with aubergine and beans. It’s quick to make and, with less cooking time, the nutritional content of the veg is preserved.

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This summery soup is still warming and nutritious | Loving It Vegan

9. Carrot and Avocado Gazpacho

There’s something so rewarding about making a simple, light meal in winter and pretending summer wasn’t months ago.

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This massaman curry is “deliciously spicy.” | Loving It Vegan

10. Vegan Massaman Curry

Curry will never be the same after you taste this dish. It’ll become all you want to eat. The generous yet complementary flavors infuse every soft-textured bite. We’re calling this our new favorite way to eat vegetables.

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This salad includes wedges of squash | Oh My Veggies

11. Kale and Delicata Salad With Citrus-Maple Vinaigrette

According to the recipe author, this versatile salad is perfect as a festive side or as part of a weeknight dinner. It includes squash, kale, and pomegranate seeds.

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This vegan lasagna recipe is super meaty | Vice/John Joseph

12. Vegan Lasagna

This vegan lasagne will make you forget Garfield’s meat and cheese of choice. The vegan beef and cheese used in this recipe are life-changing.

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Fresh kofta with yogurt and parsley | Voila Vegan

13. Vegan Malai Kofta With Green Yoghurt Sauce

These koftas take a while to make but it’s a very cathartic, soothing process with a delicious meal — or scrumptious appetizer — at the end of it.

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This garlic-lemon fish uses heart of palm | Ms. Vegan

14. Garlic Lemon ‘Fish’

Did you do a double-take? We did, too. But don’t worry. There’s nothing fishy about this recipe. It’s completely plant-based.

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This veganized big-mac recipe will ease your fast-food cravings.

15. Vegan McDonald’s Big Mac

It’s amazing how similar vegan food is to your favorite fast-food guilty pleasures. Why not try a hearty vegan Big Mac next time you crave a Macca’s run this year?

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This hearty soup is high in vitamin C.

16. Creamy Broccoli and Almond Soup

Do you have a comfort food bank? Add this recipe to it, or create one so you can revisit this winter wonderland on chilly days.

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This recipe includes balsamic-glazed sprouts | Ms. Vegan

17. Balsamic Sprout Mac N’ Cheese

If you haven’t tried vegan mac n’ cheese with balsamic Brussels sprouts, we highly recommend you do so. There are two different versions of vegan mac n’ cheese included in this recipe, both of which are comforting and delicious.

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These wraps are quick to make and very filling | Yup… It’s Vegan

18. Samosa Wraps

These make an easy lunch and a delicious dinner. Perfect for a quick meal on-the-go. These wraps are tortillas stuffed with a spiced samosa potato filling, green peas, and tofu.

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This salad uses dried, roasted, and cracked green wheat | Vegelicious

19. Freekeh Salad With Cauliflower, Leeks, and Butterbeans

It’s freaking easy how simply this freekeh dish comes together. The salad includes cauliflower, leeks, butterbeans mixed with parsley, sumac, and freekeh – green wheat.

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Beetroot is high in potassium, iron, and vitamin C | Only Crumbs Remain

20. Beetroot and Lentil Vegan Pie

January is pie time. This earthy pie is extremely nutritious and perfect for the cold weather. The beetroot and lentils give a construed “bleeding” meat effect.

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This vegan recipe is also gluten-free | The Edgy Veg

21. Thai Soba Noodles Recipe With Peanut Sauce

Get out of your tried and tired weeknight meal rut. Try this creative, flavorful, and refreshing dish for a change. This tasty, gluten-free meal can be ready in under 15 minutes.

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This simple recipe is quick and healthy | The Lazy Broccoli

22. Easy Vegan Egg Fried Rice

It’s the Chinese takeaway you can make from the comfort of your own kitchen! This recipe for quick, easy, vegan “egg” fried rice uses crushed tofu and chopped chives.

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Spinach is high in protein, vitamin C, and vitamin K | Yup… It’s Vegan

23. Lentil Spinach Curry With Coconut Rice

There’s never been an easier way to love eating mountains of spinach. This nutritious curry recipe includes coconut rice and 8 ounces of spinach.

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These smashed potatoes make healthy nachos | Karissa’s Kitchen

24. Smashed Potato Vegan Nachos

Yeah, regular nachos are great. As are smashed potatoes. But they’re over-relied on. Combine the two for a welcome fresh take on two standalone dishes. This recipe includes carrot and potato-based nacho cheese.

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This chili recipe is healthy and easy to batch cook | The Glowing Fridge

25. Healthy Pumpkin Chili

Healthy vegan pumpkin chili. It’s the real deal. The pumpkin adds a creamy flavor and texture, while the beans add protein.

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This kheema is made using mushroom and tofu mince | The Guardian

26. Spicy Mushroom Kheema

Where kheema would usually involve lamb mince, this recipe mandates tofu! Trust us, it’s strikingly similar in terms of texture and flavor as the tofu takes on the flavor of the spices.

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This hearty dish is quick and healthy | Lauren Caris Cooks

27. 10-Minute Creamy Vegan Bean and Aubergine Casserole

Fan of meal prep? This recipe is your right-hand man. This creamy bean and aubergine casserole can be ready in 10 minutes. Perfect served with bread, rice, or potatoes.

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This quiche is naturally gluten-free | Minimalist Baker

28. Simple Tofu Quiche

It’s the simple things in life. This tofu quiche uses just 10 ingredients and uses hash browns as the crust. It’s quick, high protein, and gluten-free.

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This soup is gluten-free adaptable | Wallflower Kitchen

29. Maple Roasted Parsnip and Celeriac Soup

Parsnips can be bitter on their own, which makes the maple roast a match made in soup heaven. Adding some vegan parmesan and garlic olive oil completes this dish.

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Making your own seitan is extra affordable | Rabbit and Wolves

30. Vegan Curry Seitan Chicken Salad

Aromatic, a touch of crunch, spicy undertones. This recipe is almost too easy to please any palate. Seitan makes for a really “meaty” vegan chicken and can be swapped for tofu or legumes if you prefer.

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Broccoli and tofu make this bowl high in protein | Elephantastic Vegan

31. BBQ Couscous Bowl With Tofu

A generous dollop of BBQ makes everything better. The author of this recipe says it includes: “Curried couscous, broccoli, crispy tofu and BBQ sauce. It’s the perfect protein-rich lunch.”

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