Happy Monday- that daunting question of ‘what’s for dinner’ starts hanging over your head right as the week begins. My cooking motto is ‘keep it simple’, plus I don’t have a whole bunch of time to mess around on the weekdays.  This is what I’m planning on putting on my dinner table this week.

Here are 5 easy vegan weeknight dinners that you can draw some inspiration from, or just take the whole list and copy it- less planning for you!

1.Cauliflower Stir Fry with Quinoa from Naturally Ella 

This dish uses pantry staples- quinoa, onion, and red pepper. Plus its quick and is topped with hummus- a win-win. Make extra quinoa for lunch and dinner later in the week.

2. Vegan Potato Quesadillas by Raw till Whenever

The nutritional yeast and garlic potatoes in here are quite heavenly- add a pan seared tortilla around the outside and its a dream.  I’ve made these many times before and usually serve them with a red pepper sauce that is killer, but really any dipping sauce will do.

3. Cuban Black Beans by Warm Vanilla Sugar

I could eat black beans and rice everyday (and sort of do), the addition of Cuban spices adds a little something different to this dish.  I exclude the oil and sometimes add a ripe banana or plantain to the beans while cooking. This adds a little bit of sweetness and more of that ‘Cuban’ flair.

4. Spicy Lentil Wraps with Tahini Sauce from The Kitchn

I first had the spicy lentil wrap from Trader Joes in Tucson, and found that my local TJ’s didn’t carry such a thing.  Thus my hunt for the recipe for this delicious wrap began.  This is the best one I’ve found, the spices used here make a great flavor combo.  Again, I exclude the oil because I don’t think you need oil to have a great meal.

5. Quinoa, Carrot & Spinach Salad with Carrot Chili Vinaigrette by The Full Helping

Hello- Friday night cooking!  This dish is just the thing for easy cooking.  Roast the veggies, use your left over quinoa from earlier in the week and throw some greens in and voila- a full meal. Bonus if you cook on a silicone baking sheet you don’t need oil, I just use a bit of veggie broth or liquid aminos.

What are you cooking up this week?

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