30 Vegan Recipes for a Perfectly Plant-Based September
Embrace fall with these vegan recipes. | V Nutrition and Wellness
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September is here and Pumpkin spice season is upon us. But don’t spend too much time mourning the summer, embrace fall. Take a breezy walk and enjoy the change in colors and then come home and cook up some comforting dishes! Pick up some warm spices, seasonal produce, and perhaps an actual pumpkin, and try out these 30 plant-based recipes perfect for fall.

30 Vegan Recipes for a Perfectly Plant-Based September


1. Vegan Deep Dish Pizza

deep dish pizza
Load up your vegan deep dish pizza with cheese and veggies. | Vegan Richa

One thick slice is all you need. Deep dish pizza has often been frowned upon by pizza aficionados, degrading it to a casserole. Whatever you want to call it, there is no arguing that this epic creation of fluffy crust, baked veggies, and tons of vegan cheese is incredibly delicious and satisfying.

Get the recipe here.

2. Vegan Zucchini ‘Meatballs’

Ditch meat and make meatballs with zucchini. | Making Thyme for Health

You don’t need animals to make hearty meatballs — zucchinis add great texture and moisture. This meal can also be put together quickly, so bookmark it for the next time you need a quick meal on the table.

Get the recipe here.

3. Vegan Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa
Halwa is similar to carrot cake. | Vegan Richa

Halwa is an Indian dessert that tastes like crumbles from the moistest, most flavorful carrot cake you’ve ever had. It’s seasoned with cardamon and it’s full of texture thanks to the addition of pistachios and raisins. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Get the recipe here.

4. Sweet Corn and Courgette Fritters

Courgette and corn fritters
This fritter recipe is tasty and easy-to-make.| The Vegan Larder

Fritters are a classic. Even better, it’s hard to mess them up. For those not keen on improvising, this recipe could be your new go-to.

Get the recipe here.

5. Vegan Orange Chicken with Soy Curls

Make your favorite takeaway at home. | The Edgy Veg

Let’s be real. Orange chicken is all about the sauce. Recreate this westernized Chinese takeout dish at home with this spot-on vegan recipe.

Get the recipe here.

6. Vegan Tofu Halloumi

Make this vegetarian staple with tofu. | One Arab Vegan

Traditionally, Halloumi is a soft, salty white cheese made with sheep or goat’s milk, served grilled or fried. This tofu version replicates the taste and texture of this Lebanese appetizer using lemon, nutritional yeast, and a waffle iron.

Get the recipe here.

7. Mashed Cauliflower Green Bean Casserole

Casserole with a twist. | Contentedness cooking

You’ve never seen a green bean casserole like this before.

Get the recipe here.

8. Zucchini Noodles with Portobello Bolognese

Try making spag bol with zucchini. | Domesticate-Me

Fall foods don’t have to be heavy. Enjoy the same flavors and textures of classic spaghetti bolognese without feeling sluggish afterward.

Get the recipe here.

9. Creamy Mac and Peas

vegan pasta peas creamy alfredo sauce
A comforting classic. | Veggies Don’t Bite

Forget the box mix. This cheesy childhood comfort food comes together almost as fast, and it’s made with pure, plant-based ingredients.

Get the recipe here.

10. Easy Thai Pra Ram Tofu

Give tofu a chance with this Thai dish. | Vegetarian Gastronomy

Even self-proclaimed tofu haters will fall in love with this main meal. Smother anything in peanut sauce and we’ll eat it.

Get the recipe here.

11. Chickpea Nuggets

These chickpea nuggets are ideal for family meals. | My Plant Based Family

Ditch chicken for chickpeas with these tasty nuggets.

Get the recipe here.

12. Walnut Meat Tacos with Lime Cashew Cream

Upgrade your tacos with vegan walnut meat. | V Nutrition and Wellness

Bookmark this for the next taco Tuesday. Make a big batch, create a taco bar, and invite friends! Even the gluten-free crowd is welcome — these tacos are safe.

Get the recipe here.

13. Korma Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with a Garlic Tahini Dressing

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Ditch jacket potatoes for sweet with this easy recipe. | Delightful Vegans

This takes stuffed sweet potatoes to a whole new level.

Get the recipe here.

14. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple papaya fried rice
Try this fruity recipe mid-week. | That Girl Cooks Healthy

There’s a lot going on in this dish. Proves you don’t need an egg to make exceptional fried rice.

Get the recipe here.

15. Smoky Jackfruit ‘Chicken’ Salad

smoky jackfruit chicken salad
Try jackfruit instead of chicken in this salad. | Oh She Glows

Jackfruit is the new meat. This recipe tastes just like chicken.

Get the recipe here.

16. Miso-Grilled Aubergine and Cucumber Pickle Rice Bowl

Miso grilled aubergine & cucumber pickle rice bowl
Even Jamie Oliver is embracing meat-free meals. | Jamie Oliver

Want to cook like Jamie Oliver? Follow this recipe for an Asian-inspired lunch or dinner.

Get the recipe here.

17. Southern Sweet Potato and Jalapeño Biscuits with Earl Grey Gravy and Maple Grilled Mushrooms

southern style biscuits gravy mushrooms
This recipe for biscuits and gravy will warm you up on a chilly fall evening. | Delicious Magazine

Biscuits and gravy on a whole new level. This recipe is perfect for a Sunday supper.

Get the recipe here.

18. Redeeming Green Soup with Lemon and Cayenne

Boost your immune system with this nutritious green soup. | Cookie and Kate

Take preventive measures against the cold and flu season. This green soup is packed with nutrients, so your immune system can take on anything that comes your way.

Get the recipe here.

19. ‘Fatty’ Taquitos

fatty taquitos
Make your own taquitos with this simple recipe. | K Blog

Yes, you can actually make your own taquitos – they don’t all come from the frozen food section. Once you try the homemade version, you’ll never go back to the microwave.

Get the recipe here.

20. Coconut Curry Soup with Sweet Potato Noodles

Coconut curry soup is a simple and tasty mid-week recipe. | Food Faith Fitness

They say it takes hours to build a decent broth. Well, they haven’t tried this recipe. Throw together this delicious and nutritious soup on a weeknight for an easy dinner you’re sure to enjoy.

Get the recipe here.

21. Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Change up Taco Tuesday with crispy cauliflower. | Jessica in the Kitchen

More tacos, because there is more than one Tuesday in September.

Get the recipe here.

22. Rainbow Slaw with Sweet Tahini Dressing

rainbow slaw sweet tahini dressing
Make this slaw as a main or a side. | K Blog

No one will know this slaw is loaded with antioxidants and nutrient-dense veggies – they’ll be distracted by the creamy tahini dressing and generous chunks of citrus and avocado. It’s a side that eats like a meal.

Get the recipe here.

23. White Bean Masala Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Jazz up your sweet potato with bean masala. | Naturally Ella

“Smothered” just makes everything better. Burritos, biscuits, french toast…gussy up the humble sweet potato and smother to your heart’s desire.

Get the recipe here.

24. Turmeric Rice with Coconut Kale

Make this dish extra healthy with coconut kale. | Naturally Ella

Back to the basics. However, this simple grains and greens bowl is anything but boring. Don’t skip the coconut – it makes the dish.

Get the recipe here.

25. Minestrone Soup with Arugula

Minestrone Soup with Arugula
Add arugula to this classic soup recipe. | Veganosity

Fall is the season of soups. Add this to your soup rotation and cozy up with a comforting bowl of nourishment.

Get the recipe here.

26. Pumpkin Cannelloni

Add pumpkin to this Italian classic. | Contendedness Cooking

Combine two loves in one: pumpkin and Italian food. Swap the ricotta for pumpkin and the red sauce for a  luxurious vegan bechamel. This dish is great for a dinner party.

Get the recipe here.

27. Kale, Lentil, and Roasted Beet Salad

Give your body a boost with this veggie-packed dish. | Minimalist Baker

The secret to a good kale salad? Massage your kale. It might sound silly, but a little TLC helps to break down the tough fibers and tenderize the leaves and stems.

Get the recipe here.

28. Vegan Paella

You don’t need seafood to make a paella. | Crazy Vegan Kitchen

Mimic a traditionally seafood-based paella with spices, “meaty” mushrooms, and artichoke hearts.

Get the recipe here.

29. Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli

Why not try making your own ravioli? | Veganosity

Everyone should try to make their own pasta at least once. You don’t need a fancy machine, just a little time and manual labor. This dish is totally worth it.

Get the recipe here.

30. Summer Pita Bowl

summer pita bowl
This pita bowl is easy to put together. | K Blog

Going to a potluck? These pita pockets are easy to make, travel well, and are a hit at parties. Follow the recipe exactly or get creative with fillings on your own. Just be sure to make a bunch — they’ll go fast!

Get the recipe here.


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