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10 Easy Plant-Based Recipes That Will Nourish and Delight


When you’re cooking plant-based meals for yourself and loved ones, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with some tried-and-true recipes. Yet, when you have a busy schedule, there’s not always time to try out new, nourishing dishes that require hours of prep and labor.

Fortunately, many easy plant-based recipes exist, and we’ve listed 10 of our favorites here. What’s even better: they’re all soothing, delicious and made with wholesome ingredients you can feel good about.

From 10-minute desserts to flavor-rich soups, you’re sure to discover some delightful recipes to add to your culinary portfolio.

1. Vegan Zucchini Noodle Soup With Pesto

If you’ve been waiting to try out your spiralizer, now’s your chance. This easy plant-based recipe calls for zucchini noodles, which are submerged in a fragrant soup. 

The soup base is also wonderfully warming thanks to a mixture of tomatoes, onions, garlic and Pacific Foods Organic Vegetable Broth. Add some spice with red pepper flakes, and top it off with fresh and herby vegan pesto.

View the full recipe: Vegan Zucchini Noodle Soup with Pesto

2. Vegan Cauliflower Gratin

Most people have heard of cheesy gratin potatoes, but this plant-based recipe changes it up with cauliflower. The “gratin” part comes from the panko breadcrumbs and vegan cheese, which are browned to perfection.

This dish is rich, fragrant and creamy thanks to Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Almond Original Beverage, fresh herbs and just the right mix of bold spices. The best part about this recipe is you need only 15 minutes to prep. However, it does take an hour to bake, so be sure to set aside plenty of time.

View the full recipe: Vegan Cauliflower Gratin

3. Roasted Cauliflower Ginger Soup

This plant-based recipe is ideal when you want something invigorating but not too heavy. You only need six ingredients to whip it up in no time. And with Pacific Foods Ginger Turmeric Plant-Based Broth, much of the work is already done for you.

The most intensive part is roasting the cauliflower, but luckily it’s simple to accomplish. Just lay the florets in a pan, drizzle with avocado oil, and roast for 30 minutes. When roasted, combine the cauliflower with the broth in an immersion blender until it achieves a creamy consistency. Add a dash of pepper and sea salt to taste, and you’re done!

View the full recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Ginger Soup

4. Cumin Carrot Oat Milk Island Soup

If you want to say “I love you” with soup, this plant-based recipe is an easy way to do so. It has a delightful variety of hearty, soothing ingredients, including sweet potato, kidney beans, coconut milk and Pacific Foods Cumin Carrot Oat Milk Soup.

Ginger root, thyme, sage, paprika and coriander help this soup feel warming, flavorful and soulful. Plus, it’s gorgeous to look at, thanks to the mingling of colorful veggies in the carrot soup base.

View the full recipe: Cumin Carrot Oat Milk Island Soup

5. Braised Mushrooms With Polenta

Polenta is great for plant-based cooking because it readily soaks up other flavors. Cooked polenta also provides a thick, hearty consistency that perfectly balances out light, airy veggies.

This simple plant-based recipe combines the mild flavors of mushrooms, shallots, carrots and parsley. Each is elevated with savory ingredients and spices, including sea salt, pepper, garlic, red wine and Pacific Foods Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Broth.

View the full recipe: Braised Mushrooms with Polenta

6. Citrus, Beet & Farro Salad With Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette

This plant-based recipe brings tangy citrus to the forefront, giving it a refreshing taste that’s perfect for spring and summer. Grapefruit, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar enhance mixed salad greens, farro and beets. Top it off with avocado and parsley for a salad that explodes with color and flavor.

View the full recipe: Citrus, Beet & Farro Salad with Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette

7. Creamy Carrot and White Bean Soup

This dreamy, plant-based soup is the ultimate comfort meal. Ingredients include cannellini beans, carrots, onions, garlic, fresh ginger root and Pacific Foods Organic Vegetable Broth. Mixed together, you get a warming, fragrant soup that’s perfect for chilly nights.

View the full recipe: Creamy Carrot and White Bean Soup

8. Salted Almond Butter Hemp Freezer Fudge With Cacao Nibs

This plant-based dessert is perfect year-round and takes only 20 minutes to create. Creamy almond butter, Pacific Foods Hemp Original Beverage, maple syrup and vanilla ensure you’ll enjoy each sweet bite. For toppings, try cacao nibs and sea salt. As this recipe is extra rich, it should only be enjoyed occasionally as an overindulgence.

View the full recipe: Salted Almond Butter Hemp Freezer Fudge with Cacao Nibs

9. Tikka Masala Sauce

If you want to try something a little different, this plant-based tikka masala sauce will do the trick. This creamy, tomato-based sauce is packed with earthy, spicy flavors. Garlic, onion, ginger root and chili pepper show up in a big way, bringing plenty of heat.

This sauce is delicious over tofu, rice and veggies. You can make it in 30 minutes using Pacific Foods Organic Coconut Unsweetened Original Beverage and Pacific Foods Organic Creamy Tomato Basil Soup as a base.

View the full recipe: Tikka Masala Sauce

10. Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

This plant-based recipe bursts with flavor and nourishment while only using seven ingredients. Pacific Foods Organic Mushroom Broth, onion, arborio rice and white wine come together in perfect harmony.

Fresh thyme amplifies the earthy flavors while adding a subtle hint of citrus. The result is a refreshing main dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner any day of the week.

View the full recipe: Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

Expand Your Culinary Portfolio With Plant-Based Ingredients

From simple soups to hearty entrees, there’s so much you can do with plant-based cooking. And Pacific Foods can help you create your next favorite recipe with our wholesome, plant-based ingredients. Shop our products today!