| Cocoon Cooks

Spring is a good opportunity to try new things. So why not try experimenting with some different dishes? Welcome in the new season with these 30 vegan recipes. Packed with healthy plant-based ingredients, not only are they tasty, but most are pretty nutritious too. What are you waiting for? Get cooking.

30 Vegan Recipes For a Deliciously Plant-Based April


Add some spice to your sweet potatoes. | Gluten Free Vegan Pantry

1. Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

Add some Mexican spice to your sweet potato skins with this recipe by Gluten Free Vegan Pantry. Start by roasting the sweet potatoes, then scoop out the middle, and add all of your favorite beans and veggies on top.

Get the recipe here.

Fig sauce is quick and easy to make. | Namely Marly

2. Vegan “Chicken” With Fig Glaze

Ready in 30 minutes or less, vegan chicken with fig glaze is perfect for weeknight meals    For extra flavor, add mustard or caramelized onions.

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Pack this Portuguese hash with veggies and legumes. | Cocoon Cooks

3. Portuguese Veggie Hash

A lovable, timeless meal. This recipe offers a vegan take on a traditional Portuguese recipe, usually made with codfish and eggs. Instead, this dish is packed with veggies and legumes.

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This vegan gnocchi is creamy and tasty.| Vegan Heaven

4. Vegan Gnocchi with Spinach and Tomatoes

Thanks to the creamy cashew sauce, this vegan gnocchi recipe is as comforting as it is tasty. For a cheesy flavor, add plenty of nutritional yeast.

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Having a burger night? Make these patties with sweet potato. | Cookie and Kate

5. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Burger night? Try your hand at these homemade veggie patties. Serve with all your favorite trimmings.

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Replace meat with mushrooms on these skewers. | Closet Cooking

6. Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushroom Skewers

These garlic grilled mushroom skewers will satisfy any cravings you have for meat. For extra flavor, marinate them in balsamic first.

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These rice burrito bowls are healthy and easy to make. | Cookie and Kate

7. Sweet Potato and Green Rice Burrito Bowls

Pack in the nutrition with these super healthy burrito bowls. Add pumpkin seeds for an extra crunch.

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Keep it simple with a chopped cheese sandwich. | Namely Marly

8. Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich

Vegan chopped cheese sandwich will please the kids (and adults too). They’re simple to make and can be thrown together in under 10 minutes.

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This Portuguese stew is packed with nutrition. | Cocoon Cooks

9. Portuguese Pea Stew with a Twist

If it’s April showers outside, is there anything better than stew to warm up your insides?

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Make healthy Mexican food with the addition of quinoa. | Veg Kitchen

10. Quinoa Tacos

Mix-up Mexican night with these tasty, nutritious quinoa tacos. Feeding a family? Add a side of baked sweet potatoes.

Get the recipe here.

This pull-apart bread recipe doesn’t need dairy. | Namely Marly

11. Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Got a cheese craving? You don’t need dairy. Try this vegan cheesy pull-apart bread recipe instead. You won’t be disappointed.

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Kids will love these flautas. | Dora’s Table

12. Mashed Potato and Poblano Flautas

Put a plant-based spin on a traditional Mexican dish with these poblano flautas.

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Apples make this casserole recipe unique and flavorful. | Veg Kitchen

13. Sweet and White Potato Casserole with Apples

Fancy trying something new for dinner? Mix together white and sweet potatoes and sweeten with apple. The ultimate comfort food.

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Give yourself a treat with these vegan cinnamon rolls. | Sprinkled With Jules

14. One-Hour Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

If you have a sweet tooth, these vegan cinnamon rolls are just what you need. You only need an hour spare to make them too.

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Try a taste of Morocco. | Connoiseurus Veg

15. Moroccan Meatball Stew

Forget meat, these balls are made with chickpeas. Smother them in a mixture of spiced tomatoes, veggies, and apricots.

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Replace beef with eggplant in this spicy dish. | Veg Kitchen

16. Spicy Szechuan-Style Eggplant

Skip takeaway night and challenge yourself to make your own vegan Chinese dishes at home. Why not start with this spicy Szechuan-style eggplant?

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This salad is healthy and colorful. | The View From Great Island

17. Ancient Grain Salad

This ancient grain salad is as healthy as it is vibrant. Perfect for spring dinners outside in the garden (when the weather permits).

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Skip the eggs for this breakfast dish. | Connoiseurus Veg

18. Veggie-Stuffed Omelet

According to Connoiseurus Veg, the eggy flavor in this veggie omelet comes from the added black salt, also known as kala namak.

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Replace feta cheese with tofu for a vegan Greek salad. | Yup, It’s Vegan

19. Greek Salad With Tofu Feta

Add all of your favorite Mediterranean vegetables to this Greek salad. Instead of feta, add tofu.

Get the recipe here.

Add vegan chorizo to this Spanish-inspired recipe. | Cupful of Kale

20. Vegan Chorizo and Vegetable Paella

Brighten up your day with this spicy, vegetable paella. The Spanish dish traditionally features meat and fish, but you can add any vegan ingredients you like, including meat-free chorizo.

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A vegan prawn cocktail is a simple appetizer. | Simply Healthy Vegan

21. Vegan Prawn Cocktail

Decided to go all out and cook a three-course meal? Try this vegan prawn cocktail as a starter.

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Warm-up your insides with massaman curry. | The Curious Chickpea

22. Massaman Curry

This Massaman curry is easy to make and it’s packed with flavor, too. Add your favorite vegan meat and top with crunchy peanuts.

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Replace fish with banana blossom in this vegan recipe. | The Sasha Diaries

23. Vegan Fish Pie

This pie looks, cooks, and tastes like fish pie, but it’s actually completely seafood-free. Instead, the recipe calls for banana blossom.

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Wake yourself up with vegan scrambled eggs. | The Edgy Veg

24. Vegan Scrambled Eggs

You don’t need chicken eggs to enjoy scramble on toast in the morning. Opt for tofu and follow this recipe instead.

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Add all your favorite veg to this risotto. | Wallflower Kitchen

25. Tomato & Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto

Packed with veggies, this tomato-based risotto is light and creamy, yet still filling and satisfying.

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Looking for comfort food? Try potato and zucchini gratin. | The Curious Chickpea

26. Potato and Zucchini Gratin

This potato and zucchini gratin is sure to please the whole family. For extra comfort, serve with crusty bread.

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Skip the takeaway and make your own vegan dumplings. | Rabbit and Wolves

27. Vegan Sesame Tofu Dumplings

Serve these tasty sesame tofu dumplings with spring rolls and homemade vegan prawn crackers.

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This casserole is quick and easy to make. | Minimalist Baker

28. Green Bean Casserole

Looking for something easy, healthy, and delicious? This green bean casserole should do the trick.

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Portobello mushrooms make a meaty filling for vegan fajitas. | Vegan Huggs

29. Portobello Vegan Fajitas

Portobello mushrooms give fajitas a meaty texture, without the need for any animal products.

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Replace chicken in your katsu curry with tofu. | Lazy Cat Kitchen

30. Katsu Curry With Tofu

According to Lazy Cat Kitchen, this vegan katsu curry recipe “delivers on taste and texture.”

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