Spinach is not a popular favorite, but when you want to get into plant-based foods, spinach can be one of the best ingredients to work with. This leafy green is exceptionally rich in antioxidants and various vitamins and minerals.
You can use this incredibly versatile vegetable in diverse cuisines including dips, soups, stews, and even smoothies and pizza. So, whether you’re on a vegan journey or are having a vegan crowd over, these 15 vegan spinach recipes will take your tastebuds on a ride!
A twist on the classic Italian dish, this recipe switches out the parmesan cheese and eggs with vegan ingredients like flax eggs and yeast. It’s just as tasty but much healthier. These flavorful spinach balls are perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They make for excellent and can even be served with a bowl of pasta.
This dairy-free variation of creamed spinach is as creamy, luscious, and flavorful as the traditional bowl of creamed spinach. Soy milk or any other plant-based milk can be used as a replacement for fresh cream. Serve this vegan creamed spinach as a side dish with rice, potatoes, and barley, or add it to your pasta for a healthy and delicious dinner.
Made with spinach, basil, coconut milk, and various seasonings, this pasta hits just the right spot. Its decadent, creamy, and flavorful, making it a wonderful comfort food that you can enjoy as a midweek meal with the family. Dairy-free and oil-free, this vibrant vegan spinach pasta is super light and packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
This garlic spinach recipe is extremely easy to make and can be served as a side dish to any meal. The flavors of fresh lemon and garlic perfectly compliment the subtle earthiness of spinach and give this dish a savory flavor. Ready within a few minutes, this dish will soon become a staple in your household.
#5. Spinach Rice
Spinach rice is a healthy, filling dish that is also extremely easy to make and super tasty. It is made with a wide assortment of herbs and veggies along with a generous helping of spinach. The rice is full of bright, fresh, and zesty flavors. Top it off with vegan feta, and dig in.
If there’s one dish that everyone misses dearly after turning vegan, it’s the classic egg and cheese omelet. This vegan version of an omelet will satisfy your cravings for this popular breakfast food using some stunning vegan and dairy-free alternatives. This super healthy and versatile dish makes an amazing weekend brunch option.
This super simple, creamy dish can be prepared using just 8 ingredients in less than 30 minutes. It is smooth, creamy, and has a yummy cheesy flavor, thanks to the nutritional yeast used in the recipe. It tastes extremely amazing with fresh veggies or crackers as an appetizer dip.
If you love pasta and soups, this recipe brings you the best of both worlds. Carrots, lentils, pasta, and a generous helping of spinach are all cooked in a rich tomato broth and topped with creamy vegan ricotta. It’s easy to make, flavorful, healthy, and makes for a super comforting meal on winter evenings.
This recipe makes beautifully crispy golden crescent rolls filled with vegan spinach dip. The dip is extremely delicious and creamy as it’s made using vegan cream cheese and sour cream and mixed with spinach and other seasonings. Make sure you whip up a large batch; these delicious rolls will disappear in the blink of an eye.
Here’s a hearty, filling, and super tasty spinach soup full of healthy ingredients and warming spices that’s perfect to make during the fall. The secret behind this soup’s creamy consistency? Potatoes! Serve this soup with croutons, breadsticks, or even vegetable balls.
This smooth and satisfyingly delicious recipe will keep your craving more. Orzo is perfect in this recipe as it balances out spinach while the oat milk and nutritional east make it super creamy. Make this delicious pasta for a family dinner and watch the plates get wiped clean!
#12. Vegan Spinach Pesto
A spin on the classic pesto, this recipe uses spinach instead of basil and can be made in just 5 minutes! It uses nutritional yeast as a substitute for cheese, which adds a nutty, savory flavor to the spinach pesto. You can use it with pasta, pizza, and soups, or as a dip for various appetizers.
This delicious, creamy pasta recipe is super simple to prepare and is truly wholesome. The pasta sauce is made using cooked white beans, pine nuts, and sauteed zucchini, resulting in a silky-smooth sauce. The simple seasoning of garlic, lemon, tamari soy sauce, and light miso adds layers of flavor. Top it off with some vegan parmesan cheese, and enjoy.
This is one of the easiest vegan lasagna recipes you’ll come across. It involves using dry lasagna noodles, so your cooking time is reduced to half. The combination of spinach, tofu, and mushrooms seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices delivers a tantalizing dish. You can also opt for a low-fat spaghetti sauce to create a healthier meal.
#15. Korean Spinach
This 10-minute Korean side dish is quick, easy, and bursting with flavor! The spinach is flavored with minced garlic, sesame oil, sesame seeds, scallions, salt, and pepper. It’s incredibly easy to make — you just have to blanch the spinach and then mix it with all the other ingredients! If you want your spinach a little spicier, add some gochujang (Korean red chili paste).