20 Vegan Meals to Celebrate Earth Day
Just because you can't go outside this year doesn't mean you can't celebrate Earth Day! This year, we're excited about Earth Day Live, a three-day livestream event to raise awareness and support for sustainability with talks, musical performances, comedy sessions, and more from performers like Chelsea Handler, QuestLove, and Mark Ruffalo.
Also included in the lineup: our girl Rach! She's joining the cause on Wednesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. EST by cooking a vegan meal on the Earth Day Live livestream. Tune in to her session (and all the others) to show your support, and keep the celebration going all week long with some of our favorite vegan recipes from the mag. Happy Earth Day!
Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wraps, Reinvented
Replace chicken with soy curls for a crunchy take on classic buffalo chicken.
Recipe: Try Rach's Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wraps, Reinvented
Tofu & Veggie Stir-Fry
Simple stir-fry is pretty much always a good idea (and a great way to put a twist on frozen veggies and rice). Ours has a sweet-and-sour sauce on top to hit all the right flavor profiles.
Recipe: Try our Tofu & Veggie Stir-Fry
Oh She Glows' Tropical Glow Smoothie Bowl
With spinach, avocado, dates, matcha powder, mixed berries, and hemp seeds (plus other power foods), this vegan smoothie bowl has everything you need to remain high-energy all morning long.
Recipe: Try Oh She Glows' Tropical Smoothie Bowl
Summer Quinoa Salad
Veggies and quinoa aren't boring when you mix them with apple cider vinegar, agave, and paprika.
Recipe: Try our Summer Quinoa Salad
Indian Spiced Cauliflower with Peas, Peppers & Basmati Rice
Mix alllll the veggies with alllll the spices for this flavor-packed Indian-inspired dish. (Pantry alert: You can use frozen veggies!)
Recipe: Try Rach's Indian Spiced Cauliflower with Peas, Peppers & Basmati Rice
Chickpea & Lentil Chili
Perfect for winter or those early-spring and late-fall nights, this bowl of veggies includes two types of beans and fiber-filled lentils to keep you plenty full.
Recipe: Try our Chickpea & Lentil Chili
Warm up some veggies in a skillet, toss 'em with a bit of bright lemon, and stuff the succotash into pitas for a colorful lunch or dinner.
Recipe: Try our Veggie Pockets
Linguine with Asparagus
Simple but delicious, all you need are noodles, onion, garlic, and asparagus (plus a little crushed red pepper, if you wish) to enjoy this dish.
Recipe: Try our Linguine with Asparagus
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Charred Onions & Kale
Fill squash with a quinoa-wild rice combo and a hearty mix of onion, mushrooms, and kale (plus rosemary, which is good on just about everything) for the coziest meal you've never tried. Just be sure to skip the optional feta to keep the meal vegan.
Recipe: Try our Stuffed Acorn Squash with Charred Onions & Kale
Amanda Cohen's Grilled Tofu & Onion Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette
It's not all kale around here! Parsley and basil form a flavorful base for grilled tofu, soy-lime sauce, and toasted peanuts.
Recipe: Try Amanda Cohen's Grilled Tofu & Onion Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette
The Best-Ever Veggie Burger
This burger recipe will become your vegan go-to. Mix together walnuts, oats, lentils, farro, and sweet potato to form the patties, then top with whatever you fancy! You'll have to skip some of the toppings listed in this recipe, like mayo, but anything's good on these burgers.
Recipe: Try our Best-Ever Veggie Burger
Isaiah Mustafa's Veggie-Packed Soba Noodle Bowls
So easy, so delicious. Mix whatever veggies you want with soba noodles, sesame seeds, and sriracha for a colorful bowl of yum.
Recipe: Try Isaiah Mustafa's Veggie-Packed Soba Noodle Bowls
Grapefruit & Tequila Guacamole
Thank goodness tequila is vegan. This guac mix will become a party fave, but it's just as delicious as a social-distancing dinner for one (with a bag of chips and side of margs, of course).
Recipe: Try our Grapefruit & Tequila Guacamole
Vegan Chocolate Chip & Ancho Chile Cookies
These aren't just vegan chocolate chip cookies; they're vegan chocolate chip cookies made with all clean ingredients. That means you'll feel real good about eating them, especially when you taste that delicious smoked ancho chile powder in the mix.
Recipe: Try our Vegan Chocolate Chip & Ancho Chile Cookies
Curry Cauliflower Couscous with Lentils & Arugula
Combine ever-trusty lentils them with a mix of veggies and some curry powder for a flavorful legume bowl.
Recipe: Try our Curry Cauliflower Couscous with Lentils & Arugula
Citrusy Vegetable Wraps
You could eat you salad with a fork, but it's a lot more fun rolled up in rice paper wrappers. Our recipe calls for spinach, peppers, grapefruit, and mushrooms, but you can use any veggies you've got on hand.
Recipe: Try our Citrusy Vegetable Wraps
Ginger-Tofu Rice Bowl
This is your basic bowl of tofu and grains covered in a soy sauce mix, but you'll return to it time and time again. Promise.
Recipe: Try our Ginger-Tofu Rice Bowl
Isaiah Mustafa's Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower
Dressed cauliflower up as buffalo chicken and serve with vegan ranch for a tasty plant-based app.
Recipe: Try Isaiah Mustafa's Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower
Creamy Carrot Mac 'N' Cheese Fake-Out with Carrot Top Drizzle
No cheese! It's all carrots here. And we really mean all carrots. The actual carrot root becomes a sauce for the noodles, and the leafy tops transform into a tasty green drizzle. Top with a pretty mix of edible flowers for a truly eco-friendly dish.
Recipe: Try Rach's Creamy Carrot Mac 'N' Cheese Fake-Out with Carrot Top Drizzle
Spring Noodle Stir-Fry with Asparagus & Walnuts
Super-thin pasta, fresh spring greens, crunchy walnuts, and a slightly acidic soy sauce mix—this dish is an instant classic.
Recipe: Try our Spring Noodle Stir-Fry with Asparagus & Walnuts