Vegan Lunch Ideas for Busy People

If you are looking for some vegan lunch ideas that are easy, delicious and nutritious, you have come to the right place. In this article, I will share with you some of my favorite vegan lunch recipes that you can make in less than 30 minutes, with simple ingredients and minimal fuss. Whether you are working from home, at the office, or on the go, these vegan lunch ideas will keep you satisfied and energized throughout the day.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This chickpea salad sandwich is a vegan version of the classic tuna or chicken salad sandwich. It is creamy, crunchy, and full of flavor. All you need is a can of chickpeas, some vegan mayonnaise, mustard, celery, onion, pickle relish, and some seasonings. Mash the chickpeas with a fork or a potato masher, then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Adjust the seasonings to your taste. You can also add some chopped nuts, dried cranberries, or fresh herbs for extra texture and flavor. Spread the chickpea salad on your favorite bread, and enjoy!

Veggie Burrito Bowl

This veggie burrito bowl is a hearty and satisfying meal that you can customize to your liking. Start with a base of cooked rice or quinoa, then add some black beans, corn, salsa, avocado, lettuce, and vegan cheese. You can also add some roasted veggies, tofu, tempeh, or seitan for more protein and flavor. Drizzle some lime juice and cilantro over the top, and dig in!

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad

This Thai peanut noodle salad is a refreshing and flavorful dish that you can make ahead and enjoy cold or at room temperature. Cook some rice noodles according to the package directions, then rinse them under cold water and drain well. In a small bowl, whisk together some peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, maple syrup, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Adjust the sauce to your taste. Toss the noodles with the sauce and some shredded carrots, cabbage, cucumber, green onion, and peanuts. Garnish with some fresh cilantro and sesame seeds.

Vegetable Soup with Crusty Bread

This vegetable soup with crusty bread is a cozy and comforting meal that will warm you up on a chilly day. You can use any vegetables you have on hand, such as potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, zucchini, spinach, kale, etc. Saute them in some oil until soft, then add some vegetable broth, salt, pepper, bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, and any other herbs or spices you like. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender. Serve the soup with some crusty bread or crackers.

Hummus Wrap with Roasted Veggies

This hummus wrap with roasted veggies is a delicious and filling lunch that you can make in advance and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Cut some veggies of your choice into bite-sized pieces (I like to use bell peppers, mushrooms, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.), toss them with some oil, salt, pepper, and your favorite spices (I like to use paprika, cumin, garlic powder, etc.). Spread them on a baking sheet and roast them in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 200°C (400°F), flipping halfway through. Let them cool slightly before assembling your wraps. Spread some hummus on a tortilla or a flatbread, then add some roasted veggies, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and any other toppings you like. Roll up the wrap and cut in half.