20 Delicious Vegan Spring Recipes

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Now that spring is finally around the corner, we can’t stop thinking about vegan spring recipes. After all, the season is known for colorful vegetables, picnics, and of course — sunshine! We also can’t forget about the fresh herbs from our windowsill gardens and local farmer’s markets. Together, these elements represent the best of spring.

And whether you’re new to vegan cooking or simply want to eat more plants, you’ll find that spring is full of tasty inspiration. Plus, making seasonal vegan recipes is surprisingly easy. It comes down to knowing the right combination of ingredients and substitutes.

That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite vegan spring recipes. From crispy asparagus to tangy lemon, these simple dishes are bursting with seasonal flavor. Happy spring!

1. Black Bean & Corn Salad

Vegan Black Bean & Corn Salad

For a quick meal, try this black bean and corn salad. The recipe, which includes a simple homemade lime dressing, is free of gluten, soy, and refined sugar. You can eat it by the spoonful, but it tastes great with tortilla chips or on tacos.

2. Vegan Egg Salad

Vegan Egg Salad
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

A spring picnic wouldn’t be complete without vegan egg salad sandwiches. And while “vegan egg salad” may seem like an oxymoron, you can easily make it with basic ingredients like tofu, vegan mayo, and spices. The flavor and texture of this dish is surprisingly similar to traditional egg salad.

3. Asparagus, Green Garlic & Pea Tendrils

Asparagus, Green Garlic, and Pea Tendrils

Nothing says “spring” like a pile of fresh greens. This asparagus, green garlic, and pea tendrils recipe is the perfect side dish, whether you’re hosting a party or eating lunch on your porch. All it takes is six ingredients and 15 minutes.

4. Roasted Broccoli with Creamy Basil Dressing

Roasted Broccoli with Creamy Basil Dressing
Photo courtesy of Vegan Richa

Thanks to Vegan Richa’s roasted broccoli with creamy basil dressing, we just fell in love with broccoli all over again. This gluten-free and soy-free dish features an amazing cashew-based sauce. Enjoy it as a spring appetizer, side dish, or midday snack.

5. Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Chickpea salad sandwich on a plate
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Ready in just 10 minutes, this easy chickpea salad sandwich is perfect for last-minute meals. It’s also ideal for spring gatherings and picnics, as you can serve it with crusty bread or crackers. Not a fan of chickpeas? Try it with other types of beans, like cannellini beans.

6. Pesto & Red Pepper Sandwich

Vegan Pesto & Red Pepper Sandwich

Did you know that pesto is extremely easy to DIY? With this pesto red pepper sandwich recipe, you can make your own pesto and pair it with veggies like red pepper and mushrooms. We enjoyed these fillings with gluten-free bread, but you can use the bread (or wrap) of your choice.

7. Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas on a plate

Sugar snap peas are in season during the spring and summer, so we’ll definitely be munching on these roasted sugar snap peas for the next few months. If you can’t find sugar snap peas, use asparagus instead.

8. Vegan Spring Rolls

Vegan spring rolls with peanut sauce
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

These easy vegan spring rolls are fresh, flavorful, and packed with vegetables. Our recipe features a satisfying combo of fresh carrots, cucumber, butter lettuce, and cabbage — but you can switch it up with your favorite produce. Think sliced bell peppers, daikon radish, or even mango for some sweetness.

9. Easy Vegan Pesto with Basil, Walnut, and Kale

Easy Vegan Pesto

For another tasty vegan spring recipe, make this basil, walnut, and kale pasta dish. The basil adds a seasonal touch, while the walnuts bring in a satisfying crunch. It’s another picnic-friendly dish that can be eaten warm or cold.

10. Vegan Risotto with Asparagus & Mushroom

Vegan Risotto

We all know traditional risotto is often full of butter and cheese. But thanks to this vegan risotto with asparagus and mushroom, it’s possible to make a dairy-free version. The finished product is so creamy and rich that you’ll have to convince yourself that it doesn’t have dairy-based butter.  

11. Spring Grain Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Spring grain salad in a pink bowl.

Farro, Brussels sprouts, avocado, and radishes come together in this fresh spring grain salad. The recipe also includes a simple lemon vinaigrette, which adds brightness and tanginess to the dish. Enjoy it as an entrée, appetizer, or as a healthy side.

12. Curry Marinated Veggie Kebabs

Vegan Kebabs

This spring, whip up a batch of curry veggie kebabs with cauliflower, zucchini, and mushrooms. They’re perfect for feeding a crowd during those sunny spring barbecues. Plus, when it comes to kebabs, you can easily customize the recipe according to the veggies you have on hand.

13. Easy Vegan Lettuce Wraps

Vegan lettuce wraps on a white plate
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

These vegan lettuce wraps double as a light and healthy lunch. The recipe uses tempeh, which is a rich in plant-based protein. The filling also calls for mushrooms and carrots, but you can use your favorite options. We recommend pairing this with our carrot ginger dressing.

14. Quick & Easy Vegan Pad Thai

Vegan Pad Thai

Looking for a new way to use sugar snap peas and carrot? This vegan pad thai is your answer. It doesn’t contain fish sauce, and it can be easily made gluten-free. To make the recipe even easier, use frozen stir-fry vegetables.

15. Grilled Eggplant Stacks

vegan grilled eggplant

These vegan grilled eggplant stacks look just as good as they taste. The “stacking” method also gives them a fancy vibe, which can be useful if you’re hosting a spring or summer gathering. Plus, this recipe doesn’t contain gluten, soy, and refined sugar, making it ideal for various diets. 

16. Raspberry Vinaigrette with Artichoke Heart Salad

vegan raspberry vinaigrette

For a unique way to enjoy berries, make a vegan raspberry vinaigrette. Both versions are creamy and customizable, and work well with a diverse range of dishes. We loved it with this simple artichoke heart salad.

17. Strawberry Spinach Salad

Spinach salad topped with stawberries, avocado, goat cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette in a bowl.
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

It’s hard to eat this colorful salad and not get in the mood for spring. Made with juicy strawberries, fresh spinach, and creamy vegan goat cheese, this dish is packed with flavor. The pink raspberry vinaigrette rounds it all out, resulting in a mouthwatering strawberry spinach salad.

18. Spring Minestrone Soup

Spring minestrone soup in a white bowl
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Who says soup is just for fall and winter? During the cooler days of spring, cozy up with this spring minestrone soup. It’s delightfully hearty thanks to the white beans, orzo, and vegetables. However, you can easily make it gluten-free by replacing the orzo with rice.

19. Easy Dragon Fruit Salad

Dragon Fruit Salad
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Take a break from the typical fruit salad by making this dragon fruit version. It features kiwi, mango, pomegranate, and dragon fruit tossed in a unique maple-lime dressing. This dragon fruit salad is so good, we bet you’ll be making it well into summer too.

20. Creamy Vegan Lemon Bars

Vegan Lemon Bars
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Lemon is a classic flavor all year round, but it’s especially beloved in the spring. Welcome the season with these creamy vegan lemon bars, which feature a crunchy oat crust and coconut milk-based filling.

Do you have a favorite vegan spring recipe? Let us know in the comments, below!

Kirsten Nunez, MS

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