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10 Vegan Recipes You Can Prepare With Canned Foods

Preparing vegan dishes from fresh organic products all the time may not always be convenient. Especially, during the pandemic, it would be wise to stock your ingredients in the pantry.

Vegan food cooked with canned ingredients can be absolutely delightful! Check out these highly nourishing vegan recipes. We assure you these recipes are incredibly easy to muster.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Level: Easy

What goes in: Pumpkin puree (canned), Medjool dates, coconut or almond milk, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg

This gluten-free vegan smoothie is a healthy and filling breakfast option made with canned pumpkin puree. The subtle sweetness of dates and pumpkin with the quintessential punch of spices is a truly refreshing start for the day!

Vegan Breakfast Burritos

Level: Intermediate

What goes in: Tofu, vegetables, baked beans, tortilla wraps and salsa

A delicious Mexican breakfast can become a purely vegan delight! This burrito recipe loads up on tofu and beans. Tinned mushrooms and other vegetables can be used as convenient fillers. Although fresh cilantro and lime do give a boost of flavors, you may ignore them if unavailable.

Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel

Level: Easy

What goes in: Canned chickpeas, pistachios, lemon, onion, garlic and olive oil

These crunchy and nutty baked falafels make a scrumptious snack or starter. The recipe is easy and foolproof. Opening the can of chickpeas will probably be the trickiest job. Ditch the manual opener, using an electric can opener is usually quicker.

Spaghetti with Chickpeas & Olives

Level: Intermediate

What goes in: Spaghetti, canned chickpeas and tomatoes, olives, onions, garlic, olive oil and seasoning

Vegan or not, there could never be a soul not ready for pasta! Adding chickpeas to a regular vegan pasta recipe makes it filling, flavorful and healthier. Try this one-pot meal for a quick dinner fix.

Mexican Quinoa

Level: Intermediate

What goes in: Quinoa, Black Beans, Canned Vegetables and Corn, Onion, Garlic, lime juice, Olive oil and spices

Black beans and corn blended in spicy Mexican flavors are sure to be a hit on the menu for lunch or dinner. The best thing is that you could make some extra and freeze for later consumption.

Vegan Corn Chowder

Level: Intermediate

What goes in: Onions, garlic, potatoes, vegetable broth, canned corn, lemon juice, all-purpose flour, olive oil, spices and seasoning

Quarantined for good? This dreamy creamy chowder with an inviting aroma is sure to become your comfort food. Sit back with a bowl full of this nutritious balanced meal and your troubles will melt away with the flavors.

 Vegetable Fried Rice

Level: Advanced

What goes in: Basmati rice, tofu, vegetables, Chinese sauces and spices

What can be more satisfying than Chinese takeout? Make-at-home Chinese Fried Rice! Here is a brilliantly detailed recipe for all vegan master chefs. Serve with spring rolls and curry noodle soup for a thoroughly immersive experience. You can refrigerate any leftovers for 2-3 days.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Level: Easy

What goes in: Chickpeas, sweet potatoes, olive oil, spices and seasoning

Savor these chickpeas stuffed baked sweet potatoes with toppings of your choice, for a laid-back no-strain dinner, ideal for the game-night. This easy to fix recipe is a good idea to get your toddler involved in cooking too.

No-bake Chocolate Cookies

Level:  Easy

What goes in: Chocolate, oat-meal, peanut butter, dairy-free milk

Did you also dream a dream of no-bake cookies? Well, it’s gonna be made true! These heavenly chocolate cookies need minimal ingredients and can be made in fewer than 10 minutes.

Vegan Pineapple upside-down Cake

Level:  Advanced

What goes in: All-purpose flour, canned pineapples, vegan butter, sugar, soy milk, sugar, baking soda, vanilla extract, vinegar and olive oil

Follow this recipe for a deliciously moist vegan pineapple cake. Carefully decorated pineapple slices and cherries, give it a stunning irresistible appeal.

We hope these recipes will add more excitement and flavor to your regular vegan meals.