30 Easy and Oil free Vegan Recipes to get you through January
Happy New Year!
It's a new year. A blank canvas. A clean slate... Well, you get the point.
January is always a nice time to clean up our act, break up some old habits, and set forth some new resolutions, goals and intentions for the months to come.
If you have decided to go vegan this year, or maybe you're just trying 'Meatless Mondays' or 'Veganuary'...
or perhaps you have been on a vegan diet for years but are now looking for cleaner ingredients, less oil and simpler meals...
Then you're going to love this recipe round up post!
All of the recipes featured on this list are vegan / plant-based, oil free, and refined sugar free. That's 30 recipes that are guilt free and will help you better plan your meals for the month of January. I've included recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and of course, desserts!
Thank you to all of the food bloggers all around the web (and the world!) that submitted their recipes and images for this round up!
Happy Eating ... and Happy 2018!
30 Easy and Oil Free Vegan Recipes To get you through January
1. Vegan and Oil free Garbanzo Bean Soup by Sprouting Zen
This garbanzo bean soup has been a huge hit on the blog. A perfect filling soup for cold winter nights. Learn how to make it using an instant pot or stove top! Oil free and vegan.
2. Oil Free Pistachio, Spinach + Basil Pesto by CupfulOfKale
Pesto is delicious but most recipes call for a ton of oil to be used, however, Tamsin from Cupful Of Kale created an amazing oil free version that won't make you feel guilty afterwards! Go check it out, Now!
3. One Pot Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff by FromMyBowl
A creamy noodle dish that is sure to warm up your chilly winter nights. Only 10 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time. This recipe also comes with a video!
4. Butternut Squash Chili From SavoryTooth
If you are a fan of butternut squash and chili, this recipe is calling your name!
5. Vegan Jambalaya by The Stingy Vegan
This jambalaya is going to have you licking the plate. Full of spices and flavors and only takes ONE pot to make! YUM!
6. Thai Buddha Bowl With Tofu by WhatSheAte
In the mood for Thai? No problem. This recipe will fix that in under an hour. Try your hand at buddha bowl making with these easy steps. Don't like tofu? Leave it out and just add more sweet potatoes! 😉
7. Chickpea Stir Fry by VeggiesSaveTheDay
A super tasty stir fry that leaves the tofu out! Perfect for those who want to avoid or limit soy intake. Ready in 30 minutes.
8. 20 Minute Vegan Alfredo by The Vegan 8
O.M.G. Talk about comfort food! Everyone always needs a go-to creamy vegan Alfredo sauce recipe on hand. This recipe only requires 8 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time! Plus, Brandi from The Vegan 8 has always been a favorite food blogger of mine - all of her recipes only require 8 (or less) ingredients and are all oil free! This recipe has a VIDEO too!
9. Vegan Sushi by Beautiful Ingredient
Calling ALL sushi lovers!!! Just because you go vegan does *not* mean you have to say good-bye to sushi. Here is a super easy recipe that teaches you how to make vegan sushi plus step-by-step guidance on how to roll the perfect sushi roll.
10. Vegan Chickpea Nuggets from Strength And Sunshine
A super simple alternative to chicken nuggets. This meatless nugget recipe is ready in under 25 minutes and is perfect for kids (and adults!). Learn how to make 'Panko' crumbs out of chickpeas!
11. The Best Kidney Bean Burger by Vegganie
A straightforward bean burger recipe with only 6 ingredients and it's gluten - free too!
12. Vegan Salad Spring Rolls by PassMeSomeTasty
If you're anything like me, and have always wanted to learn how to make these super-cool-looking rice paper spring rolls, then this recipe is for YOU! Fresh ingredients come together in 5 minutes for a light and hearty lunch, snack or dinner! You choose.
13. Easy Vegan Overnight Oats by VeganVigilanteBlog
The name says it all. This recipe is quick and easy. Plus, it makes for a great breakfast that you can take with you on the go!
14. Okra, Zucchini And Chickpea Vegan Gumbo from SippingOnSoy
A vegan twist on a traditional Louisiana favorite dish.
15. Fiesta Rice by Simply VeganLicious
A flavorful take on traditional rice and beans, this dish comes together easily and only takes about 20 to 25 minutes. Ingredients include rice, beans, tomatoes, avocados, and fresh cilantro. Amazing!
16. Hearty Vegan Potato Corn Chowder by WhereYouGetYourProtein
A hearty chunky soup filled with veggies that will keep you warm throughout winter.
17. Rustic Mung Bean Shepherd's Pie by StrengthAndSunshine
An easy and super tasty vegan version of a traditional Irish dish. Ready to serve in under 35 minutes.
18. Healthy Oil Free Hummus by BadToTheBowl
You can enjoy a tasty creamy hummus without any oil, and this recipe is the proof of that!
19. One Pot Peanut Sauce Noodles by VeganRicha
Make these easy noodles only using one pot and 20 minutes of your time! Sounds like a YES!
20. Mushroom Millet Burgers from WhatSheAte
Only 9 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) make up these delicious burgers that you can freeze up and save for later!
21. Orange Cauliflower by VeggieInspired
A simple roasted cauliflower recipe that's ready in 30 minutes and gluten free!
22. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Garlic Tahini Dressing by DelightfulVegans
Sweet potatoes never disappoint and topped with this garlic tahini sauce ... Amazing! These are perfect for lunch or a light dinner.
23. Warm Winter Kale Salad by APaigeOfHealth
A super tasty kale salad topped with crispy Asian tofu.
24. Pizza Crackers by VeganDollhouse
If you are a fan of making your own almond milk - then this recipe is the perfect way to use up all of that almond pulp you always have left over! Don't throw it out, make pizza crackers instead!
25. Easy Peanut Butter And Jam Cookies by RainbowNourishments
Cookies can be healthy, too! These peanut butter cookies topped with homemade berry jam are a perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Ready in 20 minutes.
26. Simple Vegan Red Lentil Curry by PlantBasedStride
Five ingredients and 20 minutes of your time is all it takes to make this tasty red lentil curry! A perfect dinner dish with left overs that store well for lunch!
27. Chocolate Covered Creamy Peanut Butter Balls by PlantBasedRecipe
Another dessert makes the list, because... there is no such thing as too many vegan dessert recipes! Right? This recipe is quick and easy and tasty and yummy. Only 25 minutes and 5 ingredients! Plus, chocolate and peanut butter is theee perfect combination, ever!
28. The Creamiest Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo by HappyKitchen.Rocks
This cauliflower cashew based sauce topped all over fettuccine pasta is a delicious lunch or dinner that can be served to vegans and non vegans alike! Only 10 ingredients and 30 minutes of your time.
29. Basil Alfredo Zoodles by RainbowNourishments
If you are looking for a lighter alternative to pasta, try ZOODLES! Noodles made out of, guess what, Zucchinis! Ps. If you don't have a spiralizer at home but you still want to try this recipe check out your local natural grocery store (like whole foods) as many places are now carrying spiralized zucchini.
30. Roasted Beet Hummus by SproutingZen
And last but not least, ending this recipe round up with another recipe of our own, beet hummus! This hummus is perfect to eat as a dip with fresh veggies such as carrots or to spread on top of crackers or bread.
That's all folks! 30 easy, oil-free, vegan recipes to get you through January.
If you liked this list, and want to see more recipe round ups like this one, leave a smiley face in the comments ↓ below.
Wishing you all a happy 2018! And don't forget to share this handy guide with your friends and family all over social media. 🙂
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With love and gratitude,
So many great recipes! Thanks for including me! Pinning this!
Thank you so much Nicole!!! This was super fun to put together. Thanks for contributing.
Everything looks amazing! I look forward to trying your soup. Thank you for including my Chickpea Stir Fry!
Thank you for contributing Amy! Your recipes look delicious and your pictures are so pretty and vibrant! 🙂
What a perfect time to share all these recipes! Thanks so much for including my pizza crackers. <3
Your pizza crackers are lovely. Next time that I make some almond milk I’ll be saving the pulp to make them!!! <3
LOVE this list Jen! Easy meals are so perfect for weeknights! I am now starving and wondering which one to make first! And thank you for including me, I’m honoured!!
Haha! Thanks girl! No problem, your recipes and your pictures are amazing, how could I not!
Amazing post! I eat high fat, low carb so this isn’t for me but I will keep this handy for when I have vegan guests.
Cool. I am most interested to try the oil free hummus and the pesto also sounds great. Thanks for sharing!
These all look tasty, especially the jambalaya and spring rolls! Adding these to my must-make list
I know!! Those two are on my “must try” list! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
You have outdone yourself with this list! These recipes look incredible! Pinning several to add to our menu.
Yayy let me know which ones you try and how they turned out! 🙂
This is a fantastic list! Such different, yet delicious recipes!
Thanks Elizabeth. Really appreciate your comment. 🙂
What am awesome collection! I’m definitely going to be trying some of these. I’ve been working on more oil-free plant-based recipes myself. 😉 and KUDOS on making roasted beet hummus that’s NOT pink!! 🙂
Haha thanks Catherine! And I know!! My beet hummus was super deep red.. I think it’s because it’s roasted.. I tried it with boiled beets once but it was much lighter and more pinkish.
So many of these recipes look great! Vegan food tends not to jive with my dietary needs because I have Celiac Disease, but several of these recipes look like they would work great! I’ll have to bookmark them for the next time my Vegan friends come to visit :).
Hey Samantha! That sounds fantastic! I’m sure your vegan friends would be excited to have you cook something yummy for them!
I am loving all these vegan options that you have rounded up. Esp the oil free pesto! Must give that a try!
Yay! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I am definitely going to keep this post handy! Hubby and I are trying to eat healthier and there are some great options here!
Yay Sarah that makes me so happy to hear!! There is a ton of delicious stuff on here and sometimes you can’t even tell it’s “healthy” haha
Amazing collection. There’s a little bit of everything! I really want to try the alfredo!
Thank you Tiffany, let me know if you do!
Amazing collections..will surely try some for sure..
Thank you! Let me know if you do!
What a great collection of recipes! Definitely going to have to try some of these.
These all look so good – where to begin?? That chili looks especially yummy 🙂
These all look SO DELICIOUS! That roasted beet hummus had my mouth WATERING! Thanks for sharing this awesome round-up!!
I love how bright and colorful those dishes are! The beet hummus really has my attention, I’ve never met a beet I didn’t like
Beet hummus is my most recent discovery and now I am hooked! Not a bad thing though haha, great way to sneak in beets into your diet.
Wow! What a great resource for some new recipes to try. That hummus is first on my list!
Wow, so many healthy and yummy choices! I love the sound of all of them and I’m not even vegan but I do enjoy meatless meals every now and then!
Thank you April! Totally agree with ya, some of these meals are perfect for those who aren’t vegan! They’re so yummy looking.
Ahhh I’m SO EXCITED about this collection! Love oil free (and vegan of course) recipes!! YAY YAY YAY
Haha YAYYY! Your comment makes me so happy!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. <3
All of these recipes look wonderful! I have a good friend who is transitioning to a plant based diet, I’ll pass this collection on to her =)
Sounds great Jennifer! I am sure they will appreciate it! 🙂
I want everything but especially that One Pot vegan mushroom stroganoff! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’ve got my eyes on that one too Jenna! Yum.
Love this awesome list! Have some clients who can not eat oil and constantly trying to come up with new things to cook for them.
Thank you for sharing!
Oh that’s so great to hear! I’m so glad this list is helpful for you, and your clients!! If you are looking for oil free recipe ideas, keep coming back! I have so many oil free recipes yet to post (so little time!) but I will be adding new ones each week. 🙂