25 Five-Ingredient Simple Vegan Recipes To Try

Without question, homemade food tastes better and is much healthier for us. As delicious as the results usually are, many recipes can call for a long list of ingredients and intricate methods that some of us may not have the time for.

So if you’re finding it difficult to source specific ingredients, struggling to replenish your cupboards, or just trying to use up what you’ve already got at home, we’ve rounded up our 25 favourite five-ingredient simple vegan recipes for you to try. With ideas for every meal and snack inspiration for in between, these easy-to-follow and delicious recipes are also perfect for anyone looking to try out a vegan diet for the first time.


Breakfast


Sweet potato toast
Have you ever thought about putting sweet potato in your toaster? Probably not, but we guarantee that you’re going to want to give it a try after this. Swap your bread for thin slices of sweet potato and pop into your toaster on its highest setting. Super simple to make, sweet potato toast is also full of important nutrients. We love that you can top it with your favourite savoury ingredients or experiment with different flavours.

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Superfood smoothie
If you’re not keen on heavy breakfast foods, give this superfood smoothie a go. Throw in your favourite fruits, a dairy-free milk, a nut butter of your choice and some maple syrup. Blitz in a blender for a quick and refreshing smoothie. You can even freeze your fruit before blending for a thicker consistency. Add in your favourite Fushi natural nutritional supplements like our Best Superfood Berry Blend or Best Superfood Green Blend for an added boost of organic, unrefined and earth-friendly nutrition.

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Pancakes
For days when you have more time to prepare something a bit more decadent, these vegan pancakes are a treat. This recipe uses staple cupboard ingredients that you probably already have - all you need to add are your favourite pancake toppings.

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Avocado on toast
Instagram’s favourite breakfast and the most common brunch food of choice, avocado on toast is an all-round winner thanks to its versatility and healthy ingredients. Enjoy with standard mashed avocado, or add your own concoction of flavours. The recipe we’ve selected even includes a fruit topping to make your avocado toast sweet rather than savoury.

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Oatmeal
There’s nothing more warming than a big bowl of oatmeal to start your day off right.

Oats are a favoured breakfast choice for many thanks to their ability to slow-release energy, meaning that they keep you full and going until lunch. This oatmeal recipe is every chocolate lover’s dream, with coconut milk and coconut sugar to give it some natural sweetness and creaminess. Oats are one of the healthiest grains you can eat, filled with important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants and provide you with many health benefits.

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Lunch


Broccoli soup
This broccoli soup is packed full of flavour thanks to its method of roasting the broccoli before blending. It’s creamy, delicious and full of potent antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds. Broccoli is a powerhouse of the vegetable world. Our chosen recipe uses five ingredients, with salt and pepper bringing the count up to seven.

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Quesadillas
Avocados are just too good to be a breakfast exclusive. Try these cute hummus, avocado and cheese quesadillas for a tasty lunch time bite. Just swap the cheese for a vegan alternative.

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Broccoli quinoa salad
Quinoa has been a popular superfood of choice for many people due to the fact that it’s actually a seed rather than a grain. It’s a great wheat-free option and is nutrient dense, with twice the protein content of rice or barley. It’s also a good source of calcium and magnesium. Try it in this broccoli quinoa salad recipe for a delightful lunch idea.

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Flatbread
If you’re gluten intolerant, these garlic and parsley flatbreads are ideal. Made with only four ingredients - one of them is water - this recipe calls for chickpea flour instead of traditional wheat flour. Chickpea flour is rich in nutrients and vitamins, has less calories but is more filling than wheat flour, is packed with fibre, is higher in protein than other types of flour and is just as versatile. Use it in baking, to make pasta and using this recipe, you can make pizza bases and sandwiches too.

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Falafel
With a savoury, nutty and spicy flavour profile that tastes great in just about anything, falafel is a popular protein substitution for many people. And did you know that it’s super easy to make your own? This recipe calls for an air fryer but also provides the instructions to oven bake your falafel too. Enjoy in a salad, buddha bowl or even in a sandwich.

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Dinner


Coconut crusted tofu
If you’re struggling to incorporate protein into your diet, tofu could be the solution that you’re looking for. Made from soybean curds, tofu is naturally gluten free, low in calories, has no cholesterol and is an excellent source of iron and calcium. It’s a plant-based superfood that can be enjoyed in a range of ways. This recipe calls for covering tofu triangles in coconut flour and baking in the oven for a lovely, golden surprise.

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Alfredo sauce
Traditional alfredo sauce is a generous blend of butter and parmesan cheese, which may be delicious but is definitely not dairy free. For a vegan, gluten free and just-as-creamy alternative, try this four ingredient alfredo recipe the next time you have a spaghetti craving.

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Cauliflower wings
These cauliflower wings are a prime example of why vegetables are not to be underestimated. Dipped in a basic batter mix, baked in the oven and coated in a sticky and sweet barbecue sauce, these florets transform into an incredible wing-like alternative. High in nutrients and low in calories, we’ll swap traditional wings for these cauliflower versions any day.

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Quinoa pizza crust
While many of us have already tried our hand at cauliflower pizzas, have you also heard of quinoa pizzas? All you need is a food processor to blend the seeds along with water, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Shape and bake in the oven before topping with vegan cheese, salad or whatever your heart desires.

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Bean burgers
Black beans are one of the lesser popular beans, which is odd as they’re packed with fibre, protein and complex carbohydrates. While some people believe that they can be detrimental to our health as they contain a compound called lectin, purchasing canned black beans and soaking them in water overnight is an easy way to combat and eliminate lectin from the beans. If you’re new to cooking with black beans, give this easy black bean burger recipe a go.

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Desserts


Meringue
Aquafaba is the liquid that canned chickpeas are soaked in. More often than not, we discard this liquid when we drain our chickpeas, but did you know that this miraculous chickpea water can be whipped into a mousse-like consistency? When whisked for around 10 minutes, stiff peaks form. Bake low and slow in the oven for a meringue substitute that you won’t even be able to tell isn’t a meringue. Add vegan yoghurt and fruit for a delicious pavlova dessert.

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Coconut fudge bites
These indulgent, fudgey, coconut-y fudge bites are a true treat, and what’s better is that they only contain three ingredients. Coconut milk, coconut oil and chocolate chips. Replace the chocolate chips with vegan chocolate for a divine dairy free dessert.

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Chocolate banana ice cream
Nice cream has been highly praised on many bloggers’ websites over the past few years, and with good reason. Nice cream is made by blending frozen bananas to achieve an ice cream consistency. Mix with your own choice of ingredients to create your favourite nice cream flavours. The possibilities are endless! This recipe uses cocoa powder for a chocolate banana delight.

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Chocolate mousse
Satisfy your chocolate cravings with this super simple, three ingredient chocolate mousse. Yes you read that correctly - only three ingredients! Made with aquafaba, vegan chocolate and white sugar, this is mousse made easy.

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Brownie bites
Because you can never have enough recipes for chocolate desserts, we thought we’d include these failsafe brownie bites in our list. Easy, tasty and perfect with a scoop of nice cream, these brownie bites are made with bananas, nut butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup and protein powder. These are a great way to use up any ripe bananas you have in your kitchen.

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Snacks


Roasted chickpeas
For a crunchy treat that’s filled with fibre and protein, try these roasted chickpeas. Simple, nutritious and oh-so-moreish, you can experiment with spices to make yours exactly how you like them. Just don’t forget to save the aquafaba!

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Kale crisps
Kale had a huge moment a few years back, and we have to say we’re still obsessed. Kale crisps are low in carbohydrates, full of nutritious goodness and have an incredible crunch to them. Loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K and more, they make for a super healthy snack and a great alternative to standard potato crisps.

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Cauliflower pops
So you’ve tried cauliflower wings and a cauliflower pizza base, but have you heard of cauliflower pops? These cute little bites of delicious veg are made with only five ingredients - cauliflower, garlic, salt, plain flour and oil. Steam and process the cauliflower, add the other ingredients and form into small bite size pieces before frying. The recipe calls for canola or any neutral oil, but we’d recommend coconut oil as it is one of the healthiest oils you can cook with. Fushi Coconut Organic Oil Virgin Fresh Pressed is made ethically with only the purest and freshest ingredients.

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Vanilla almond balls
Need an afternoon pick-me-up? These vanilla almond balls are great for satisfying your midday cravings and giving you a boost of energy. Made with heart-friendly oats, almond butter, slivered almonds, vanilla extract and dates, these energy balls are a healthy alternative to shop bought energy bars as they contain only naturally occurring sugar from the dates.

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Brussels sprouts tater tots
These brussels sprouts tater tots are a fun and tasty way to eat more vegetables and enjoy them too. Brussels sprouts are the cousin of cauliflower, kale, broccoli and cabbage, so it’s no wonder that they’re also full of goodness. They contain a range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, plant protein and may also help to reduce inflammation.

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