5 Easy Vegan Lunch Recipe Ideas


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Lunch is easy to get wrong. A sandwich can be heavy, an apple can be boring, and a salad can leave you hungry.

Luckily for you, the vegan lunch recipes in this article are easy to make and satisfying.

We’ve got 5 easy vegan lunch ideas that will keep your energy levels high while still being good for the environment!

1. Avocado toast

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This is a quick and easy vegan lunch that you can make with just a few ingredients. All you need is some avocado, toast, and salt.

2 tbsp. avocado

1 piece of your favorite bread

Sea salt, to taste.

Mash up the avocado in a bowl until it’s nice and smooth. Add a pinch of sea salt to bring out all the flavors!

Spread mixture onto toast and enjoy with a glass of water or some juice.

2. Veggie wrap

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A veggie wrap is a great way to make a sandwich without using meat or eggs. Fill your wrap with veggies like alfalfa sprouts, tomato slices, and cucumber for easy vegan lunch.

1 tortilla

4-5 pieces of lettuce

½ a cucumber, sliced into strips

1 tomato, sliced into rounds

Alfalfa sprouts (as much as you want!)

Put the tortilla on a plate and cover it with a layer of lettuce leaves.

Layer the other ingredients on top of the lettuce until they reach about 3/4th of the way to one edge of your tortilla. Fold over twice so everything is inside the tortilla and enjoy!

3. Quinoa salad

Quinoa is a great vegan source of protein, and it makes a delicious salad when mixed with diced vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions.

1 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 cup diced tomatoes

1/2 cup diced cucumber

1/4 cup diced green onion

1 tbsp. olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt and pepper, to taste.

In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until everything is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy as-is or over a bed of mixed greens!

4. Chickpea salad sandwich

This easy vegan lunch is easy to make and easy to take on the go if you have leftovers. Plus, it’s very satisfying with a creamy dressing that will leave you ready for an afternoon of work or studying!

1 can rinsed chickpeas

½ cup vegan mayo (we recommend Vegenaise)

2 tbsp. yellow mustard

Juice from half a lemon

Salt and pepper, to taste.

In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients until everything is even in color and flavor.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve at room temperature over your favorite bread!

5. Vegan Cobb salad

This easy vegan lunch is perfect for people who love salads. The Cobb salad is a classic with chicken, bacon, and eggs, but we’ve veganized it so you can enjoy all the flavors without any animal product!

1 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 cup diced tomatoes

1/2 cup diced cucumber

1/4 cup diced green onion

1 tbsp. olive oil

Juice from 1 lemon

Salt and pepper, to taste.

1/4 cup vegan mayo (we recommend Vegenaise)

2 tbsp. yellow mustard

Juice from half a lemon

Salt and pepper, to taste.

In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the salad until everything is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

In a separate bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the dressing until everything is evenly combined.

Pour the dressing over the salad and enjoy!

These easy vegan lunch recipes will be sure to keep you full and satisfied until dinnertime. Plus, they’re easy to make if you want some extra spending money for the weekend. What’s not to love?

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