Home & Garden Home 30 Vegetarian Recipes You Can Cook in 30 Minutes or Less By Jaymi Heimbuch Writer California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife conservation. She is the author of The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Jaymi Heimbuch Updated October 11, 2018 ©. Jaymi Heimbuch Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Sustainable Eating Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism 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 © Jaymi HeimbuchSavory swiss chard and onion frittataSimple, 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchCrispy zucchini pancakesThese 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchYogurt parfaits in a mason jar for breakfasts on the goIf 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchOrange-cranberry muffins with pecansThese zesty vegan muffins are filled with citrus flavor, made sweeter with banana. Pecans add extra crunch to the soft, fluffy texture. © Jaymi HeimbuchCorn and potato summer skillet saladSummer 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 credit: Jaymi Heimbuch © Jaymi HeimbuchBaked 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! © Jaymi HeimbuchEasy white bean dip with sun-dried tomatoesThis 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchBean salad with roasted potatoes, asparagus and pestoThis kitchen-sink style recipe will cool you off on a hot summer day. © Jaymi HeimbuchAvocado salad with roasted peanuts and ginger dressingThis 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchArugula and chickpea salad with lemon dill vinaigretteThis fast, fresh and colorful salad is perfect for summer parties, picnics and celebrations. © Jaymi HeimbuchShaved raw asparagus with lemon dressingThis healthful salad boasts an incredible lemon flavor thanks to the delicious dressing. © Jaymi HeimbuchPear and spinach salad with caramelized onions and blue cheeseThis fantastic salad can be served as a main course for dinner, with its sweet and savory flavors that are oh so satisfying. © Jaymi HeimbuchShredded cabbage salad with cranberries and balsamic dressingThis bright salad combines sweet, tart and savory together for a crunchy and refreshing dish. © Jaymi HeimbuchCouscous and avocado salad with dijon-thyme vinaigretteThis light and delicious salad is perfect for a quick, healthy lunch -- and it is easily customized to include all your favorite ingredients. © Jaymi HeimbuchArugula salad with thyme-toasted walnutsSuper simple and yet so elegant, this salad features the flavor of walnuts toasted in olive oil and thyme leaves. © Jaymi HeimbuchHealthy chickpea salad with roasted cumin and limeFlavorful, packed with protein, and super simple to make, this healthy salad is perfect for weekday lunches. © Jaymi HeimbuchRoasted beet salad with green apple, feta and pistachiosThis 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchRustic tricolor salad of butter leaf, roasted red peppers and artichoke heartsA beautifully colorful salad is filled with the best Mediterranean flavors, and topped with crumbled cheese and toasted slivered almonds. © Jaymi HeimbuchSimple and healthy curried chickpeasEasy, 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchShaved 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchTunisian tagine with a cinnamon bread toppingThis 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchSauteed asparagus and leeks with orange zest and toasted pine nutsSimple ingredients, easy and fast preparation, and an incredible flavor. There's everything to love about this delicious recipe. © Jaymi HeimbuchGrilled portobello mushrooms stuffed with sauteed leeks and spinachThis simple and easy recipe is perfect for summer grilling. © Jaymi HeimbuchThe "anything goes" savory tomato and bean stewHave 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchSpicy sauteed tofu with wild mushrooms and a ginger-garlic sauceThis simple meal comes together quickly, is packed with protein to satisfy your hunger, and is full of flavor to satisfy your taste buds. © Jaymi HeimbuchCreamy fennel, spinach and asparagus soupThis light, delicious and simple soup is a wonderful dish to make a big pot of and enjoy all week long. credit: Jaymi Heimbuch © Jaymi HeimbuchSouthwest chipotle chickpea burgersFlavorful 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. © Jaymi HeimbuchChilled avocado soup with jalapeño and limeCool, creamy, and with a hint of spice, this soup is the perfect compliment to a hot summer's day. © Jaymi HeimbuchHeirloom tomato bruschetta sauce over pastaThis is the perfect dish for a dinner on a hot day, taking advantage of the fantastic tomatoes available now.