High-Protein Vegan Recipes

Find healthy, delicious high-protein vegan recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Stuffed Sweet Potato with Hummus Dressing

Rating: 4.43 stars
14
Hearty yet simple to prepare, this stuffed sweet potato with black beans, kale and hummus dressing is a fantastic 5-ingredient lunch for one!

Roasted Root Veggies & Greens over Spiced Lentils

Rating: 4.8 stars
5
This earthy bowl of lentils bursting with Middle Eastern flavors is topped with leftover roasted root veggies from a large batch for an easy weeknight dinner. Keep it vegan or add a drizzle of plain yogurt for extra richness.

Black Bean-Quinoa Bowl

Rating: 3.86 stars
7
This black bean and quinoa bowl has many of the usual hallmarks of a taco salad, minus the fried bowl. We've loaded it up with pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and avocado plus an easy hummus dressing to drizzle on top.

Curried Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup

Rating: 4.83 stars
6
In this flavorful soup recipe, sweet potatoes simmer in a quick coconut curry, resulting in a creamy, thick broth punctuated by notes of garlic and ginger. We love peanuts for their inexpensive price and versatile flavor. They're also a great source of protein--1 ounce has 7 grams.

Vegan Lentil Stew

This comforting vegan lentil stew is incredibly satisfying thanks to hearty lentils and sweet potato. The leeks provide a savory allium note while the tomato paste, miso and cumin add bold flavor.
By Ali Ramee

Green Salad with Edamame & Beets

Rating: 3.33 stars
6
This big salad is a feast for the eyes and an everyday way to incorporate nutrient-rich beets and plant-based protein from edamame (green soybeans). If you're not a fan of cilantro, mix in freshly chopped basil or dill instead.

Peanut Butter-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars
3
This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Chickpea & Quinoa Grain Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
4
It seems grain bowls have as many variations as there are stars in the sky, and there is no wrong way to build one! But we prefer to keep things classic and simple with hummus, quinoa, avocado and loads of veggies!

Green Salad with Pita Bread & Hummus

Rating: 5 stars
3
Elevate hummus and pita by piling your plate high with cucumbers, carrots and mixed greens! Just a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil is all it takes to dress it up.

Falafel Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Rating: 4.7 stars
10
Deep-fried falafel can be a total grease bomb. But these pan-seared falafel still get crispy in just a few tablespoons of oil with equally satisfying results. Be sure to use dried, instead of canned, chickpeas in this healthy recipe--canned chickpeas add too much moisture.

Miso Vegetable Soup

Rating: 5 stars
1
Tofu, rice and plenty of vegetables transform miso soup from a light accompaniment into a dish that's substantial enough to leave you feeling satisfied.

Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie

Rating: 4.83 stars
6
Almond butter adds nutty flavor plus 7 grams of protein to this healthy, protein-rich banana smoothie.
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Inspiration and Ideas

11 Protein-Packed Vegan Smoothies to Start Your Morning Off Right
These smoothies have at least 7 grams of protein per serving and are packed with nutritious fruits and vegetables.
High-Protein Vegan Snacks to Power Your Day
Each of these plant-based snacks delivers at least 7 grams of protein (that's more than an egg!). From protein-rich smoothies, homemade trail mix and beans on toast these snacks range in flavor from sweet to savory and can be enjoyed as a mini meal or a quick energy bite.

West Coast Avocado Toast

Rating: 5 stars
4

Hummus, sprouts and avocado top sprouted whole-wheat bread in this healthy vegan lunch idea. Look for sprouted bread in the freezer section of your grocery store.