Top 7 High-Protein Vegan Dinner Ideas


High-Protein Vegan Dinner Ideas

There are tons of protein sources when it comes to vegan meals as opposed to popular belief. Vegans generally prepare their dinner by using staples such as beans, tofu, nuts, mushrooms, and soy. Spruce up your dinner plan by using these interesting high-protein vegan dinner ideas. From black bean soup to lentil & quinoa fritters, these dinner ideas are perfect to please everyone at the dinner table.

Black Bean Soup

Bean Soup

Bean soups are one of the best high-protein vegan dinner ideas. Use black beans, onions, salsa, and red bell peppers to make delicious bean soup. Spice lovers can add a few jalapeños to the soup. Cook the soup ingredients in a slow cooker and eventually top with some chili powder, pepper, cumin powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Garnish the black bean soup with fresh cilantro before serving. 

Lentil Quinoa Fritters

Food on a table

Red lentils and quinoa when combined make for a unique dish that will please everyone at the dining table. Make lentil-quinoa fritters by cooking the two ingredients separately. Add tahini, lemon juice, salt, parsley, Dijon mustard, cumin, and black pepper to their mixture. Mix the lentil quinoa mixture with chickpea flour and then use that mixture to form patties. Lastly, bake the fritters until brown on both sides. Serve the fritters with tahini sauce or tomato ketchup.

Wild Rice & Mushroom Burgers

If you love to eat mushrooms, try wild rice and mushroom burgers. Use whole-wheat hamburgers and fill them with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and rice & mushroom patties. For the patties, cook onions, mushrooms, garlic, jalapeño, and bell peppers until tender. Take a bowl and mix cooked black beans, boiled potatoes, and cooked wild rice. Soften the mixture using a fork and then stir in the cooked veggies. Add pepper, liquid smoke, salt, soy sauce, and chili powder to the rice mixture. The last step is to add oat flour to it, make patties, and bake them. Once patties are ready, sandwich them between two hamburgers along with lettuce and tomatoes.

Saucy Tofu & Rice Bowl 

If you have been regularly eating tofu, make sure to give them an extra-delicious taste with tangy garlic soy sauce. Make saucy tofu by first baking extra-firm tofu until crispy. Next, prepare the sauce by combining sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, water, and sugar. Cook this sauce and add cornstarch -water mixture in the end. Finally, pour this sauce over baked tofu, toss everything, and serve.

Spicy BBQ Lentil Loaf

People who love barbecue flavor can add it to a lentil loaf and serve the loaf for dinner. Prepare the loaf by adding your choicest cooked vegetables to cooked green lentils. Add the desired barbecue sauce to this mixture along with cornmeal. You can also add some flaxseed. Lastly, add some salt and bake this lentil batter in a loaf pan. Make sure to spread some barbecue sauce on the top of the loaf before baking.

White Bean Salad

Salad lovers can create a delicious and interesting salad with white beans and mixed vegetables. Toss lemon juice and red wine vinegar with cherry tomatoes and black olives. Add sautéed garlic to the veggie mixture and pour the resultant mixture over cooked white beans. Serve this white bean salad with brown rice.

Spinach & Tofu Scramble

Add extra protein to your vegan dinner with tofu and spinach scramble. Cook tofu with scallion whites and turmeric. Stir the tofu mixture and eventually season with salt, cayenne, and black pepper. Once the tofu resembles scrambled eggs, stir in the spinach along with some lime juice and tomatoes. Again cook until spinach is cooked well and tomatoes are softened.  

Vegans out there! Use these high-protein vegan dinner ideas and make your dinner menu more interesting than ever before!

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