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Five Quick And Warming Vegan Lunch Recipes

by Fabian Jackson

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It’s that time of year against when winter has descended upon us. So whether you’re fuelling your working from home day or looking for something to keep you going over the weekend, we’ve put together some of our favourite plant-based recipes that make the perfect warming lunch.

Quick and warming plant-based recipes

Some great ideas that will take off the winter chill and leave your body nourished and tummy satisfied. 

Spiced carrot and butternut squash soup

hearty carrot soup in a bowl

This recipe will work its warming magic on you the second it reaches your mouth. It’s gently spiced and completely satisfying flavours will make lunch something to look forward to again. It’s one of Val’s most popular recipes, so you’re in safe hands with this one.

Quick tomato pasta 

simple tomato pasta

What’s more like real magic than turning five store cupboard ingredients into Val’s delicious and tomato-rich pasta in under 20 minutes? It’s a firm favourite that makes its way into our regular recipe rotation. 

Tofu and mushroom stir-fry

tofu and mushroom stir fry

If you’re after a hearty lunch with minimal effort or preparation, then this sticky, umami stir-fry recipe might just be your soulmate. You just need to try this dish once to know how easily it comes together and then wonder where it’s been all of your life. 

Pumpkin and roasted onion toastie 

vegan cheesy toastie

What says warming winter lunch better than a vegan toastie? Not much in our opinion, except for Val’s recipe for this indulgent, sweet and nutty toastie packed with plant-based cheese. We love ours with plenty of chutney.

Vegan pasta al pesto

vegan pesto pasta on a plate

It shouldn’t come as shocking information when we tell you that pesto pasta is both delicious and warming. What might surprise you is that this recipe comes together in just as long as it takes to cook your pasta. We know that buying store-bought pesto is so easy, but we’re here to tell you that making your own vegan stuff can taste even better. 

Those were our top five warming vegan recipes ideal for a winter lunch. All that’s left for you to do is decide which one you want to make first.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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