30 Vegetarian recipes you can cook in 30 minutes or less

We love healthy food, especially if it can be made quickly and easily on busy week nights. It doesn't always have to be summer salads that are quick to put together and serve up -- there is something in this list for any season of the year. Let us know any tips or tricks you have for quick meals made from scratch in the comments.

Breakfast and Brunch

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Savory swiss chard and onion frittata
Simple, savory, and so satisfying! This delicious frittata is great for a weekend breakfast or brunch treat. It takes the most time on the stove top, sauteeing the onions and chard, with just a few minutes in the oven finishing it up. A delicious and filling meal in under 30 minutes.

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Crispy zucchini pancakes
These little crispy snacks are great for brunches, or for a healthier way to satisfy that craving for some fried comfort food. Shredding the zucchini may be the most time consuming part, and that goes quickly enough. Just stir the ingredients together, toss them in the pan to brown, and tah dah! Crispy yumminess.

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Yogurt parfaits in a mason jar for breakfasts on the go
If you already have your granola baked up, this healthy breakfast idea takes just a couple minutes to put together -- only long enough for you to cube some fruit or toss berries in a jar and cover it with yogurt and toppings. If you don't have any granola ready, of course you can pick other toppings like nuts to pair with your fruit and yogurt, or you can take a look at this recipe and bake up a batch in under an hour.

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Orange-cranberry muffins with pecans
These zesty vegan muffins are filled with citrus flavor, made sweeter with banana. Pecans add extra crunch to the soft, fluffy texture.

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Corn and potato summer skillet salad
Summer time isn't complete without some good skillet meals featuring country-style potatoes and corn. This warm and spicy salad is a perfect side dish for picnics and BBQs all summer long.

Snacks and Salads

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Baked avocado fries
Yes, you read that right. Avocado fries. If you're looking for an amazing and delectable (and healthier) alternative to plain old french fries, look no further than this recipe!

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Easy white bean dip with sun-dried tomatoes
This is a delicious and healthy spread to keep in your refrigerator for when you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or if you need to whip up a quick appetizer to take to a party.

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Bean salad with roasted potatoes, asparagus and pesto
This kitchen-sink style recipe will cool you off on a hot summer day.

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Avocado salad with roasted peanuts and ginger dressing
This bright, Asian-inspired salad features a zippy ginger dressing and salty roasted peanuts for a flavor that will wake you right up on a lazy afternoon.

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Arugula and chickpea salad with lemon dill vinaigrette
This fast, fresh and colorful salad is perfect for summer parties, picnics and celebrations.

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Shaved raw asparagus with lemon dressing
This healthful salad boasts an incredible lemon flavor thanks to the delicious dressing.

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Pear and spinach salad with caramelized onions and blue cheese
This fantastic salad can be served as a main course for dinner, with its sweet and savory flavors that are oh so satisfying.

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Shredded cabbage salad with cranberries and balsamic dressing
This bright salad combines sweet, tart and savory together for a crunchy and refreshing dish.

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Couscous and avocado salad with dijon-thyme vinaigrette
This light and delicious salad is perfect for a quick, healthy lunch -- and it is easily customized to include all your favorite ingredients.

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Arugula salad with thyme-toasted walnuts
Super simple and yet so elegant, this salad features the flavor of walnuts toasted in olive oil and thyme leaves.

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Healthy chickpea salad with roasted cumin and lime
Flavorful, packed with protein, and super simple to make, this healthy salad is perfect for weekday lunches.

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Roasted beet salad with green apple, feta and pistachios
This colorful salad is filled with flavor and texture, from the sweetness of roasted beets to tart, crunchy apples to savory pistachios. It is a satisfying option for every mood.

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Rustic tricolor salad of butter leaf, roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts
A beautifully colorful salad is filled with the best Mediterranean flavors, and topped with crumbled cheese and toasted slivered almonds.

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Simple and healthy curried chickpeas
Easy, quick, and really healthful, this simple meal is perfect for nights when you're in a rush but still want something with flavor and substance.

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Shaved Brussels sprout salad with red onions and lemon-dijon dressing
A simple salad that is both sweet and spicy. And healthy, too!

Lunch and Dinner

© Jaymi Heimbuch Coconut curry tofu with green apple, mango and peanuts This amazing curry is filled with sweet and spicy flavors, yet is simple and speedy to put together. The most time is spent on allowing the curry to simmer and thicken, and for the apple to cook through. Simple to put together, and speedy to cook.

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Tunisian tagine with a cinnamon bread topping
This interesting dish combines a tomato-y white bean base with a cheesy bread and egg top for a unique casserole. There is a stove-top and an oven portion to this recipe, with the oven portion taking the longest. But considering you can clean up your counters while the delicious topping of this tagine is crisping up in the oven, it is a win-win recipe that comes in right at or just barely over the 30-minute mark.

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Sauteed asparagus and leeks with orange zest and toasted pine nuts
Simple ingredients, easy and fast preparation, and an incredible flavor. There's everything to love about this delicious recipe.

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Grilled portobello mushrooms stuffed with sauteed leeks and spinach
This simple and easy recipe is perfect for summer grilling.

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The "anything goes" savory tomato and bean stew
Have no idea what to make for dinner? Reeeally don't want to go to the store? You probably have everything you need for this delicious and highly customizable stew. You can make this within 30 minutes and it is delicious, but of course the longer it simmers the more flavorful it will become.

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Spicy sauteed tofu with wild mushrooms and a ginger-garlic sauce
This simple meal comes together quickly, is packed with protein to satisfy your hunger, and is full of flavor to satisfy your taste buds.

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Creamy fennel, spinach and asparagus soup
This light, delicious and simple soup is a wonderful dish to make a big pot of and enjoy all week long.

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Southwest chipotle chickpea burgers
Flavorful and filling, these burgers are a delicious and healthy option for a meatless summertime lunch or dinner. This recipe stretches right up to that 30-minute mark, but by planning out your cooking -- such as cooking your potatoes while the tomato base is simmering -- you'll have these burgers on the table in half an hour.

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Chilled avocado soup with jalapeño and lime
Cool, creamy, and with a hint of spice, this soup is the perfect compliment to a hot summer's day.

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Heirloom tomato bruschetta sauce over pasta
This is the perfect dish for a dinner on a hot day, taking advantage of the fantastic tomatoes available now.

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