24 Vegan Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less
Eating vegan doesn't mean prepping tons of ingredients and spending a long time in the kitchen. Especially not with these easy vegan recipes that use five ingredients or less.
This meal is incredibly easy, yet is packed with flavor and looks like a dish from a five-star restaurant. The grill leaves the cauliflower cooked but crisp, and the red pepper flakes add bite. —Carmel Hall, San Francisco, California
Mini peppers are so colorful and they're the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of pita chips but without the extra calories. —Christine Hanover, Lewiston, California
I love to get the kids involved in cooking, and this squash is so simple even a small child can cook it with minimal adult supervision. The recipe is fun, fast and no-fuss, and doesn't use valuable oven space before big family meals. —Donna Kelly, Orem, Utah
Mother could always rely on peas and onions when she was in a hurry and needed a quick side. Besides being easy to prepare, this dish was loved by everyone in our family. It was handed down to my mother by my grandmother. —Santa D'Addario, Jacksonville, Florida
Looking for a lighter snack that's still a crowd-pleaser? You've found it! This zesty, crunchy chickpea recipe will have everyone happily munching. —Julie Ruble, Charlotte, North Carolina
This is a favorite crunchy slaw that's a perfect way to use cool-weather veggies. We love it as a side with any spicy main dish. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts
These thin, crisp breadsticks created in our Test Kitchen add a bit of elegance to a holiday dinner. Each bite is perfectly seasoned with thyme and coarse salt.
Dip these crispy vegan breadsticks into our creamy cashew cheese spread for a real treat!
My farm box had too many greens, so I had to use them up. This tasty idea uses kale, tomatoes and garlic in a dish that quickly disappears. —Martha Neth, Aurora, Colorado
I baste whole mushrooms with a lemony sauce to prepare this simple side dish. Using skewers or a basket makes it easy to turn them as they grill to perfection. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
No vegetable says spring quite like asparagus. In this recipe, we combine pretty green spears with leeks. Crushed red pepper adds a bit of zest.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Although this homemade guacamole is pretty basic, it always gets compliments. A jar of salsa makes it a breeze to stir up for an effortless appetizer. It's a classic with crunchy tortilla chips—but it's fantastic as a sandwich topper, too, and so much more. —Heidi Main, Anchorage, Alaska
These homemade crackers are decidedly light and crispy. An addictive snack on their own, they also pair well with a vegan sharp cheddar. —Jessica Wirth, Charlotte, North Carolina
The glorious colors of the fruit make this a festive salad. Slightly sweet and chilled, it makes a nice accompaniment to a grilled entree. —Marlon Kirst, Troy, Michigan
Yes, you do want fries with that—especially these crispy, golden fries, full of garlic flavor and just a little bit of heat. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin
We like this refreshing and colorful salsa served with tortilla chips. For another fruity option, try stirring in some diced cantaloupe or peaches when they’re in season. —Eileen Miller, Woodridge, Illinois
This is my go-to Thanksgiving side dish. It’s healthy, easy and it doesn’t take very much time to make. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah