30+ Tasty High-Protein Vegan Meals

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Looking for easy and high-protein vegan meals? These tasty dinner ideas feature lots of beans, lentils, quinoa and soy products to ensure you’re getting lots of delicious protein and flavor at the same time!

No need to worry about not getting enough protein on a plant-based diet — this list of scrumptious vegan chilis, burgers, casseroles, pasta dishes, and burritos has some of the most delicious high-protein vegan meals out there!

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With the help of protein-packed ingredients like quinoa, TVP, soy curls, chickpeas, and hummus, you’ll be able to create a plethora of tasty dishes.

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Let’s go over the best high-protein vegan meals you can make for lunch or dinner — they will have your family saying “Well, if this is how vegans get their protein, sign me up for it!”

Delicious High-Protein Vegan Meals

Simple Vegan Chili Sin Carne
If you’re looking for lots of flavors and minimal cost, try this veggie bean chili! Made with canned kidney beans and chickpeas, it’s high in protein, really convenient and filling. Add any chopped veggies of your choice to bulk up your meals if you like and serve over rice or potatoes!
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Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant
These comforting quinoa stuffed eggplant halves feature a flavorful quinoa and chickpea filling and are baked to perfection before being served with a 3-ingredient lemony yogurt sauce. Great for meal prepping, customizable and family-friendly, they are made with cozy spices and naturally gluten-free.
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Vegan Bean Pesto Pasta
This veggie-loaded vegan bean pesto pasta is bursting with flavor and completely oil-free! The homemade pesto is based on white beans and you can even use legume-based pasta for an even higher protein vegan meal. Serve with veggies of your choice and have dinner on the table in just 30 minutes.
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Stuffed Kidney Bean Burgers
Pretty pink in color and loaded with texture, these kidney bean burgers are super satisfying and high in protein! Serve on burger buns with some smashed avocado or add hummus for even more protein. You can also serve the patties in a salad bowl for a lower-calorie version!
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two large and colorfully stuffed beet burger patties in whole wheat buns with avocado, mustard, BBQ sauce, greens and carrot on a plate
Mediterranean Quinoa Pasta Salad
This colorful vegan pasta salad is high in protein thanks to the quinoa pasta! Feel free to swap it for any legume-based pasta to keep it high-protein and add cooked quinoa, chickpeas, crunchy seasonal veggies and a creamy yogurt tahini dressing on top. It’s great for meal prep, too!
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High-Protein Vegan Salad Bowl
This high-protein vegan salad is bursting with flavor and texture! Packing a whopping 40 grams of plant-based protein and 24 grams of fiber per serving, it’s super satiating and healthy. This recipe calls for marinated tempeh, baked tofu, chickpeas, tahini, broccoli and hemp seeds — all high in protein, accessible and so tasty.
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06 Healthy Vegan Tofu Tempeh Chickpea Protein Salad
Tofu Egg Fried Rice Bowl
Do you like Chinese food? Try this tofu “egg” fried rice dish that’s high in protein and ready in 30 minutes! Made with extra firm tofu, nutritional yeast, onion, garlic, peas, carrots and rice, it’s really easy to make and so satisfying. Any leftovers can be stored for 3-4 days in the fridge!
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Vegan Orange Chicken
This delicious vegan orange chicken and rice made with soy curls has serious potential to become your new family favorite! The baked soy curls with crispy edges swim in a luscious homemade orange sauce and have a great bite to them. You can even swap them for cauliflower, tofu or tempeh — instructions can be found in the recipe.
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Creamy Vegan Lentil Curry
Whenever pumpkin is in season, we love to make creamy coconut pumpkin curry! And if you can’t find pumpkin this time of year, simply swap it with sweet potatoes and try this protein-packed comfort food made with lots of warming spices, coconut milk and lentils. Serve with rice or flatbread!
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Easy Quinoa Veggie Bowl
Do you like to meal prep? This colorful bowl comes together in a matter of minutes if you have cooked grains and pre-washed greens on hand. Featuring quinoa, chickpeas and any fresh veggies of your choice, it’s a quick high-protein dinner idea and can be topped with tofu ranch or homemade hummus for an extra punch of protein.
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High-Protein Vegan Lasagna
Creamy, stuffed with veggies and made with a cheesy high-protein vegan sauce, what’s there not to love about this lasagna? It’ll satisfy all of your pasta cravings and fill your kitchen with a wonderful smell while baking in the oven. Swap the almond ricotta for tofu ricotta if you are looking for even more protein!
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Easy Black Bean Meatballs
Great for meal prep and totally family-approved, these scrumptious black beanballs are made with affordable ingredients and pack quite a bit of protein. They are filling, healthy and taste fantastic when cooked in tomato sauce and served over pasta or zucchini noodles!
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Vegan Bean Burritos
Looking for a delicious, filling, easy and healthy protein-rich lunch? Our homemade vegan bean burritos have become our go-to recipe whenever we want some Mexican comfort food or have a couple of leftovers from the night before. Use high-protein tortillas if you like!
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Carrot Red Lentil Soup
Especially during the colder months, this meal prep-friendly lentil soup finds a way into our weekly dinner rotation! Made with simple ingredients, it’s budget-friendly, bursting with flavor and protein-rich, yet low in calories. Try this cozy dinner idea!
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Vegan Walnut Lentil Loaf
This scrumptious and simple vegan meatloaf made with lentils, walnuts, carrots and all the savory spices isn’t just a great centerpiece during the holiday season! It’s high in protein, gluten-free, filling and really crowd-pleasing. Our non-vegan family requests it each year! If you’re cooking for two, you can enjoy this lentil loaf over the course of 2-3 days alongside some baked potatoes and salad.
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Baked Vegan Falafel Tacos
Made from scratch with budget-friendly staple foods, these easy oil-free baked falafel tacos are ready in about 30 minutes! High in protein and flavor-packed, they are a plant-based family-friendly dinner option that’s easily thrown together and customizable to your needs.
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High-Protein Vegan Caesar Salad
The crunch, the garlic, the creamy dressing and the yummy chickpea croutons! Everything about this vegan Caesar salad is delicious and thanks to the carefully chosen ingredients, it packs 39 grams of protein per serving.
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Vegan Seitan Dogs
Meaty seitan dogs aren’t just really crowd-pleasing (of course!), but they also pack a good amount of protein! With 28 grams per 180 calorie serving, this scrumptious dinner helps you bulk up while enjoying comfort food during a vegan BBQ or cookout. Win-win!
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Scrambled Tofu Tacos
Green beans scramble is a classic breakfast in Mexico and tastes fantastic when served in a taco! It is super easy to make within 20 minutes total and tastes great with either green or red salsa.
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20 Tofu con ejotes en salsa
Vegan High-Protein Tortilla Soup
This creamy one-pot vegan tortilla soup is made with red lentils, black beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, corn and lots of fresh spices! It’s incredibly easy to make and the perfect hearty soup for a chilly day. It offers 20 delicious grams of protein per serving and can be topped with avocado!
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Easy Vegan Bean Salad
Using simple and extremely budget-friendly ingredients, you can create this tasty protein-packed bean salad! It’s much cheaper and healthier than chicken or eggs and bursting with cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, onion and zesty lemon juice. Ready in only 10 minutes total!
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22 Favorite Bean Salad
Delicious Vegan Sloppy Joes
Sloppy and delicious, these high-protein vegan sloppy joes are made using pantry essentials including meaty lentils and a tangy tomato sauce. Easy to make, freezer-friendly and ready in just 30 minutes, serve this lentil sloppy joe recipe sandwiched between a toasted bun with pickled red onions and a side of baked sweet potato fries.
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23 Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
Cheesy Chickpea Broccoli Casserole
This delicious cheesy chickpea and broccoli rice casserole is an easy one-pan dinner that the whole family will love. Feed a crowd with this casserole or freeze the leftovers! This undetectably vegan and high-protein recipe requires only 15 minutes of prep time.
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24 cheesy chickpea broccoli rice casserole
Vegan Hamburger Helper
Another one-pot recipe, this creamy vegan pasta is a plant-based take on the classic hamburger helper! With the help of some fresh broccoli, toasted breadcrumbs and a glass of wine, you’ll love this hearty 30-minute recipe with 23 grams of protein per serving.
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High-Protein Vegan Tabbouleh
If you’re out of bulgur wheat, make your next tabbouleh higher in protein by using quinoa instead! Together with edamame beans, fresh herbs and juicy ripe tomatoes, this recipe offers a delicious twist that’ll surprise everyone at your next picnic.
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Vegan Bean & Tofu Enchiladas
These vegan enchiladas are filled with flavorful tofu, black beans, spinach and bell peppers. Drowned in red enchilada sauce and baked to perfection, they are a healthy and protein-packed family-friendly dinner! Ready to serve in 45 minutes and freezable — if you happen to have any leftovers at all.
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Quinoa Black Bean Salad
Quinoa bean salads are some of the best high-protein vegan meals because they are versatile, budget-friendly and great for meal prep! Make this recipe in under 25 minutes and enjoy it over the next few days or bring it to your next gathering with friends.
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28 Quinoa Black Bean Salad
Easy Vegan Black Bean Soup
Hearty, flavorful and nutritious, this tasty vegan black bean soup is a great high-protein dinner! Perfect for meal prep and made with simple staple foods like canned black beans, veggies and some spices, it makes for a satisfying family-friendly dish. Nobody will miss the animal products here!
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Quick Vegan Tempeh Stir-Fry
Get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes with this flavorful tempeh stir-fry! Choose your favorite fresh veggies and serve this easy dish over quinoa for a higher protein meal. This easy recipe is sure to become a part of your weekly meal plan!
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30 tempeh stir fry

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30+ Tasty High-Protein Vegan Meals

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Looking for easy and high-protein vegan meals? These tasty dinner ideas feature lots of beans, lentils, quinoa and soy products to ensure you’re getting lots of delicious protein and flavor at the same time!
Serves 4

Ingredients

Easy Minestrone

  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 medium carrots diced
  • 2 medium zucchini diced
  • 2 red bell peppers diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp oregano dry
  • ½ tsp basil dry
  • 1 ½ cups buckwheat 250 g, dry
  • 2 cups green beans 200 g, washed and trimmed
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes 800 ml
  • 3 cups vegetable broth 660 ml
  • 3 cups white beans 720 g, cooked
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Place a large soup pot over medium heat and add the onion, celery, and carrots. Use water, vegetable broth or olive oil to sauté for 4-5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Once your veggies have become soft and fragrant, add the zucchini, pepper, tomato paste, oregano, and basil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for another 4-5 minutes, just until the veggies start to soften.
  • Add in the buckwheat, greens beans, crushed tomatoes and vegetable broth. Let the soup simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, just until the buckwheat is cooked and all the veggies are tender.
  • Stir in the white beans and nutritional yeast and season with more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Any leftovers can be stored in a lidded container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • This soup is hearty enough to be a full meal but you can also serve it alongside some crusty bread or seed crackers.
  • If you swap buckwheat with quinoa, your soup will be even higher in protein!
  • Find 30+ more high-protein vegan meals in the article above.
Course: Protein
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
30+ Tasty High-Protein Vegan Meals
Amount per Serving
Calories
489
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Sodium
 
498
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
96
g
32
%
Fiber
 
24
g
100
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Protein
 
30
g
60
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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