38 Healthy Vegetarian Spring Recipes – Best Plant-Based Recipes For Spring

No, you do not have to settle for salads each time when you are a vegetarian. Here are delicious plant-based vegetarian recipes and ideas perfect for the upcoming Spring! See also Vegan Recipes For The Spring Season and Nutritious Healthy Spring Salad Recipes.

38. Vegan Pot Pie with Spring Vegetables

This Vegan Pot Pie, featuring Spring Vegetables, is sumptuous, velvety, and effortlessly prepared with the assistance of frozen vegan puff pastry! Create an indulgent, visually stunning meal without an immense amount of effort! (Naturally, you can craft your own pastry if you prefer – it’s an enjoyable process!)

What captivates me most about this vegan pot pie are the vegetables. The arrival of spring brings forth lively and fresh produce that our bodies eagerly crave. Yes, there’s the puff pastry crust, but the array of gorgeous vegetables harmoniously counterbalances it. The fusion of these elements is simply divine!

37. Carrot Quinoa Salad

Carrot Quinoa Salad with Almonds and Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette – a scrumptious vegan dish that can be prepared in advance. Introducing a straightforward Carrot Quinoa Salad featuring toasted almonds, celery, cilantro, and scallions, all combined with a zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette. It’s plant-based, satisfying, and full of flavor without compromising taste.

Even after spending a few days in the refrigerator, it maintains its appetizing crunch, making it perfect for preparing ahead of time. Whether you’re contributing a wholesome dish to a social event or planning your weekly meals, this recipe is an effortless winner.

36. Spring Vegetable Salad with Asparagus, Peas and Radishes

This sensory delight incorporates the quintessential spring favorites: radishes, peas, and asparagus. A touch of zesty crème fraîche dressing unifies these ingredients, culminating in a crunchy salad that’s equally suitable as an accompaniment to dinner or a light midday meal.

This effortless vegetable salad is the perfect introduction to the season. Present it as a straightforward side dish or incorporate a preferred protein to transform it into a well-rounded main course.

35. Spring Vegetable Tortellini Soup with Pesto

This wholesome soup is founded on a pair of universally appealing ingredients: tortellini and pesto. It consists of a flavorful broth, abundant in vegetables, and offers boundless adaptability. You have the option to utilize ready-made or homemade broth and pesto, and effortlessly substitute any available vegetables. The remaining soup serves as an excellent lunch option for the following day.

34. Pasta Primavera

Creating this pasta primavera dish is a delight for me, especially after visiting the farmers market during the early summer months. I return with bags brimming with an array of fresh produce. Some contain fleeting spring vegetables such as asparagus and peas, while others are filled with the beginnings of summer offerings like zucchini, squash, and cherry tomatoes. The convergence of these spring and summer vegetables is short-lived, making it a moment to be commemorated. As a result, I prepare a batch of pasta, sauté the vegetables, and combine them to craft this delectable pasta primavera meal.

33. Healthy Spring Root Veggie Salad

Prepare this revitalizing watercress salad as a nutritious option for a springtime feast! I appreciate the interplay between the tender greens and vibrant root vegetables, creating a delightful and appetizing meal.

In this salad, I roasted a few for texture and sweetness. I thinly shaved the rest, marinated them in a lemony dressing along with a shaved radish, and kept them raw.

32. Whipped Feta & Artichoke Flatbread

Blending feta cheese and a touch of yogurt produces a savory, piquant spread that complements marinated artichokes and flame-kissed red peppers beautifully. A sprinkling of fresh arugula enhances the overall experience with its crisp, green touch.

31. Orange-Mint Freekeh Salad with Lima Beans, Radishes and Oranges

This vibrant salad boasts an array of vivid ingredients: refreshing mint, crunchy sugar snap peas, zesty radishes, and juicy oranges. To create visually appealing sugar snap pea slivers, slice them lengthwise into slender strips.

30. Avocado Pesto Toast

It’s hard to believe, but a few acquaintances of mine aren’t fans of brunch. Unthinkable, isn’t it? I absolutely adore unhurried, extensive, and leisurely brunches when the opportunity arises. Most of the time, I choose something savory – about 99% of the time, to be precise.

The variety and inventiveness that can be achieved with typical vegetarian breakfast and brunch ingredients – such as eggs, bread, vegetables, tortillas, beans, and so on – is truly remarkable. The potential combinations are infinite, and there are several eateries in my area that excel in offering imaginative plant-based choices.

29. French Carrot Salad

I had no idea that a simple, uncooked carrot dish could stir up such enthusiasm in me. It appears I hadn’t experienced a genuine French carrot salad before! What about you? These salads are commonplace in France, and we’ve been in the dark.

My personal preference leans towards robust and intense flavors. However, the French carrot salad (salade de carottes râpées) offers a subtle interplay of sweet, uncooked carrot, zesty lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, and aromatic herbs. This dish demonstrates the beauty of simplicity and offers a surprisingly sophisticated taste profile.

28. Cranberry Quinoa Pasta Salad Recipe

Pasta salad with quinoa and cranberries is a delicious vegan appetizer, side dish, or even main meal. It’s a lovely vegan pasta salad for spring or summer. My kids actually really think it’s tasty. I make cranberry quinoa pasta salad for BBQs and cookouts and people love it.

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27. Lentil Avocado Veggie Wrap Recipe

This lentil avocado recipe for veggie wrap is easy and simple. If you’re looking for healthy vegan school lunch ideas this tortilla wrap recipe is for you. Additionally this recipe makes 6 portion so it’s great for plant based meal prep.

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26. Vegan Spring Bowl

This spring bowl – recipe listed below, is one of my hubby’s favorite meals. It was inspired by a local restaurant, where we got these vegan bowls and it was almost like vegetarian sushi without the nori. Throw in some pulses and you’ve got a filling meal!

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25. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

I recently started making smoothies for breakfast before starting my work day and this chocolate cherry smoothie bowl recipe has quickly become one of my favourites!

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24. Risi e Bisi

Risi e Bisi (Italian Rice & Peas) is a simple, humble and comforting one-pot recipe which originates from Venice.

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23. Strawberry Spinach Salad

A simple, super tasty Strawberry Spinach Salad made with soft, deep green spinach, ripe juicy strawberries & buttery avocado all finished off with a fresh, oil-free, strawberry vinaigrette and some optional creamy, salty crumbles of vegan feta cheese or toasted nuts.

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22. Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons and Pickled Onions

This Vegan Kale Caesar Salad, accompanied by Chickpea Croutons and Pickled Onions, offers an appetizing variation on a traditional salad. Rich in protein, this salad is incredibly fulfilling and can be assembled in under 15 minutes!

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21. Vegan Chicken Cucumber Salad

This Vegan Chicken Cucumber Salad is delicious any time of the year, but particularly yummy in warmer weather. It also makes an easy dish to batch prep on Sundays for easy work or school lunches all week. Mix it up by wrapping some in a tortilla, or serve it over rice for a heartier meal. See also Easy And Cooling Cucumber Recipes.

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20. Spring Minestrone Soup

It’s Spring Minestrone Soup. Easy, one pot vegetable soup that’s bursting with fresh green vegetables. Perfect for lightened up lunch or dinner.

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19. Healthy Vegan Potato Salad (No Mayo Or Cashews)

This Healthy Vegan Potato Salad with cucumber and tomato in a garlicky yogurt sauce is all you need for summer picnics or BBQs. This simple salad is so easy to make and it’s creamy and delicious.

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18. Lemony Roasted Asparagus, Rice & Pea Salad

A bright, tangy salad that just screams spring! The mix of roasted, crisp-tender asparagus, fresh squeezed lemon, sweet peas, crunchy chopped celery and matchstick carrots, sweet onions, basmati rice, fresh dill, marinated feta, roasted sunflower seeds and a lovely light lemon vinaigrette, this Lemony Roasted Asparagus, Rice & Pea Salad has the perfect mix of textures, colors and flavors and is perfect for munching on a warm spring day.

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17.  3-Ingredient Kiwi Jam Recipe

Kiwis are such delicious fruits and many people have never even considered making jam from them! They make the perfect jam and hold up well during the canning process!

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16.  15-Minute Chickpea Burgers Recipe (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

If you are looking for an easy chickpea burgers recipe, you have come to the right place! A chickpea veggie burger is such a versatile patty to make and great if you are new to making your own burgers!

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15. Vegan Panzanella Salad With Asparagus

Looking for fresh salad recipes, after lots of conform food? This is the perfect salad you need! This Panzanella Salad With Asparagus is the perfect way to transition to healhy eating in the spring and summer. And this amazing salad is ready in just a few minutes.

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14. Vegan Teriyaki Chickpea Bowl

One of the pros of eating vegan food during social distancing is that many of the meals we make are easily thrown together with pantry staples. This dish is one of them! See also Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipes.

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13. Vegan Caesar Salad

Enjoy this plant based take on a classic with my Vegan Caesar Salad. The oil-free cashew based dressing is creamy and flavorful, and the salad is topped with my crunchy oil-free croutons. You’re going to love it!

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12. Vegan Potato Salad

This Vegan Potato Salad recipe allows you to enjoy classic potato salad taste with a fraction of the calories of traditional potato salad. Only 7 ingredients, and it’s dairy free, egg free, gluten free, and oil free!

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11. Spring Risotto

Loaded with spring vegetables like asparagus and peas, this spring risotto is perfect for a main dish or works great as a side as well.

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10. Easy Cream of Celery Soup (Vegan)

This vegan cream of celery soup recipe shines thanks to a big heaping of dill and a drizzle of EVOO. This tasty soup ready in under 30 minutes!

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9. Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Scones (Vegan)

These Gluten-Free Scones are moist and fluffy, sweet and fruity and rich and “buttery”! They’re packed with juicy blueberries and lemon flavour, and are vegan and refined sugar free too! They’re great for dessert, breakfast, brunch or a snack.

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8. Gluten-Free Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cookies

These Gluten-Free Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cookies are soft and chewy, fluffy and studded with juicy blueberries. They’re covered in a creamy, tangy lemon frosting too, and taste like Blueberry Muffins!

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7. Asparagus Spears, Mint And Lemon Leek Cream Spaghettini

Asparagus pasta is a great spring dinner that can be ready in 10 minutes.

It’s asparagus time which means spring is finally here!

I hate to complain as it was a pretty mild winter in Toronto thanks to El Niño but I love springtime and how each week there’s a new fruit or vegetable in season.

But it all begins with asparagus, that’s when we know warm weather, farmers markets and local produce is on its way.

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6. Zucchini and Squash Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

This Zucchini and Squash Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard Vinaigrette is not only absolutely delicious, but it’s easy to make and incredibly healthy.

An additional perk of this Zucchini and Squash salad is its simplicity in preparation, with only a brief period of cooking needed (solely for roasting the pine nuts).

Zucchini boasts an abundance of nutrients, elevated antioxidant levels, and assists in promoting proper digestion. It may also contribute to enhancing heart and eye health. Were you aware of the numerous health advantages zucchini offers?

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5. Invigorating Orange Smoothie

This bright orange smoothie is made from oranges, carrots, red pepper, peach, and apple. It’s a refreshing and invigorating smoothie, packed with vitamin A. This healthy vegan smoothie is best served chilled and tastes perfect on a hot summer day.

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4. The Best Vegan Quiche Ever

The Best Vegan Quiche Ever: Perfectly cheesy soy-free creamy filling over whole grain crust topped with crunchy asparagus. 40 minute easy recipe from start to finish!

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3. Rhubarb Chutney with Strawberries and Ginger

This tangy and sweet Indian rhubarb chutney with strawberries and ginger is packed with nutrients, while being vegan, vegetarian, low carb, paleo, gluten-free and incredibly delicious! Perfect condiment for spring and summer BBQ!

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2. Fennel Celery Root Salad with Dill and Avocado {Paleo, Vegan}

Crunchy raw celeriac and fresh herbs come together in this fresh, healthy fennel celery root salad with dill and avocado. It’s topped with a lemon vinaigrette for a complete paleo, Whole30, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free meal.

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1. Green Superfood Salad {Paleo, Whole30, Vegan}

Make this healthy green superfood salad with kale and seaweed and soak up all of the beneficial nutrients. It’s a multi-vitamin in a bowl, and it’s gluten free, vegan, and paleo.

My connection with kale has been somewhat unstable. When kale initially gained prominence, it was omnipresent. Everyone was raving about it. Being the latest fashionable ingredient, it failed to capture my interest, as my kitchen was stocked with trusted and proven items.

However, upon relocating to Paris, kale became a scarce commodity. Not only was there no French term for it, but also nobody seemed to know about it, and it was simply unobtainable. That’s when my desire for kale emerged.

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38 BEST Vegetarian Spring Recipes

vegetarian spring recipes

No, you do not have to settle for salads each time when you are a vegetarian. Here are delicious plant-based recipes and ideas perfect for the upcoming Spring!


  • Cranberry Quinoa Pasta Salad Recipe
  • Lentil Avocado Veggie Wrap Recipe
  • Vegan Spring Bowl
  • Vegan Potato Salad


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