More often than not, I find myself running out of time in the day. Sometimes, there just isn’t time to make a tasty meal that involves of a lot of prep work. This is why I often purchase my garlic pre-peeled and buy frozen veggies already chopped. Shaving a bit of time off of making dinner makes all the difference.
These vegan recipes are all super yummy, and they all take just about 5 minutes to throw together. Of course, it will all depend on how quickly you move in the kitchen. But, even if a lunch takes 7 minutes to whip together, I still consider that a win!
If you’re on the hunt for quick or lazy vegan meals, think easy salads, smoothies and things like avocado toast. Most of the time making food is spent doing the prep work (like cutting and chopping). So, any meal that requires little prep work will also be fast to make.
Here are some of my favorite quick 5-minute vegan recipes. Many of them are also great for meal-prep, so you can pack them up for breakfast or lunch on the go!
1. Easy Cannellini Bean Salad
This cold salad packs really well in a lunch box. It’s also great for picnics or meal-prepping.
2. Guacamole Sliders
What’s better than avocado toast? Guacamole sliders! This is a great, simple recipe for events or family gatherings.
3. Nutritious Savory Chickpea Salad
This simple chickpea salad can be scaled up for a potluck or brought on a picnic. I also like to make this recipe if I need a quick lunch on the go.
4. Overnight Oats With Frozen Fruit
Making your breakfast ahead of time is a true lifesaver. Whip up some overnight oats and let the fridge do all the work while you sleep.
5. 5-Minute Vegan Feta Cheese (With Tofu)
This vegan feta cheese is perfect for throwing on a salad for some added protein.
6. Trinidad Mango Chow Recipe
This mango chow makes a great side salad for any lunch or gathering. It’s really simple, flavorful, and perfect for summer.
7. Microwave Gluten-Free + Vegan Mac & Cheese For One
If you’re a fan of easy mac, you’ll love this vegan version. You would never guess how easy and fast it is to make on your own!
8. Best Avocado Toast
I could eat avocado toast for breakfast every day. It’s one of the quickest meals to make, and it’s so flavorful and satisfying.
9. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
These oatmeal balls are the best mid-morning snack. I’ve also been known to throw a few in my lunchbox for an afternoon treat, or eat them for dessert.
10. Vegan Mug Brownie
Sometimes, you don’t want to make an entire pan of brownies. I get that. So, make a mug brownie instead! It only takes 5 minutes.
11. Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Smoothie bowls are the fancy version of smoothies. They’re full of fiber and delicious ingredients to munch on, helping you feel full for longer.
12. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
Peanut butter and oatmeal is a great way to start your day. The sweetness of banana compliments this smoothie, and the protein helps to keep you full.
13. Easy Dairy Free Fruit Dip
If you’re looking for an easy fruit dip to bring to your next party, look no further than this one. It’s vegan and delicious.
14. 5 Minute Restaurant Style Blender Salsa
I don’t know if I like guacamole or salsa better, but this easy recipe is a true crowd pleaser. It’s really easy and fast to make, so you can whip it up in the middle of your cookout and nobody will even notice!
15. Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie
Just like the brownies, sometimes you just want ONE cookie. This easy mug cookie is vegan and tasty. And, it only takes a few minutes to make in the microwave.
16. Vegan Italian Salad Dressing
Making your own salad dressing is so easy, and it tastes way better than anything at the store. This recipe is the perfect garnish for your greens.
17. Energizing Kale Beet Smoothie
If you’re looking for a unique smoothie that is healthy and energizing, give this beautiful kale and beet smoothie a shot. It’s the perfect way to fuel your body and get going.
18. Pancake in a Mug
Easiest breakfast ever? If you don’t want to dirty the entire kitchen, make this pancake in the mug for a simple breakfast that you can eat as you scurry around the house.
19. The Best Vegan BLT Sandwich
This vegan BLT is made with eggplant bacon. It’s a tasty twist on a classic and super easy to make.
20. 5 Minute Everything But The Bagel Dip (dairy free)
This dairy free dip tastes great with crackers or veggies. It also packs really well, so you can make a batch for your afternoon snack.