Broccoli is the poster child for foods that kids don’t like to eat. But we think those kids would be telling a different story if they’d tried our vegan broccoli recipes.
We think a big part of the problem is simply that a lot of people don’t know how to cook broccoli well.
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Usually, it’s either steamed and served with no sauce or drowned in cheese (which is most definitely not vegan).
And while there’s nothing wrong with steamed broccoli, there are so many easy broccoli recipes out there with much more flavour.
For example, roasted broccoli, broccoli stir fry, broccoli soup, broccoli salad and even broccoli pesto are all vegan broccoli recipes.
If you’re looking for more inspiration for exciting vegan meals, check out our list of 45 Vegan Dinner Ideas.
The King of Veggies
We sincerely hope this list can serve as a compilation of broccoli recipes for kids, adults – and anyone that needs some broccoli in their life! It will make those broccoli mealtimes easier, too!
But we also made this list because of the incredible health benefits of broccoli! It’s simply the original superfood.
The most important part is that broccoli is an excellent source of Vitamin C (which doesn’t just come from oranges!).
It is also packed with all kinds of other vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. If you’re interested, you should read the complete list of health benefits of broccoli hiding in these vegan broccoli recipes.
Get all those benefits from this list of healthy, vegan broccoli meal ideas!
Bonus: easy, tasty and full of health benefits, can be stored for a while in the fridge
This coconut curry is the easiest one we’ve ever made, but mixes it up with the top brass. You won’t find a better effort vs taste curry ANYWHERE!
Ready in: 20 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: SavorAndSavvyBonus: amazingly quick, healthy and mega delicious
This Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe is a super quick 10 minute dinner that’s light, fresh and veggie packed.
Ready in: 30 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: ThisHealthyKitchenBonus: simple to prepare, cheesy, tasty and kid friendly
Vegan broccoli rice casserole is creamy, “cheesy” and oozing with delicious flavour. Rice and broccoli florets are smothered in a rich and velvety vegan cheese sauce and baked to bubbly perfection.
Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: IHeartVegetablesBonus: easy, healthy, crunchy, mega delicious!
These delicious vegan tacos are filled with roasted broccoli, crunchy cabbage, and an addictive cilantro cream sauce. This is a tasty way to eat your vegetables on taco night!
Ready in: 1 hour 50 minutes (30 minutes prep)Recipe by: EricasRecipesBonus: beautifully simple and comforting dish
Twice baked potatoes stuffed with a healthy broccoli and kale potato filling and topped with the the best Cashew Avocado Cream ever.
Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: ZardyPlantsBonus: healthy, savory, garlicky, mega delicious
Delicious Vegan Beef and Broccoli is savory, satisfying, and family friendly. Skip the takeout and make this delectable yet healthy dish in less than 30 minutes.
Ready in: 40 minutes (just 25 minutes prep)Recipe by: ThisHealthyKitchenBonus: delicious, healthy and so satisfying
Broccoli potato soup is a little creamy, a little chunky, and a lot of delicious. This tasty soup recipe is warming, nourishing, and 100% wholesome.
Ready in: 1 hour 12 minutesRecipe by: TheVegSpaceBonus: healthy, delicious, crispy and flavourful pizza
That’s right – this is a cheese-less pizza, but an extremely tasty one!
We love this vegan broccoli pizza!
Ready in: 45 minutes (just 5 minutes prep)Recipe by: StaceyHomemakerBonus: super quick, creamy, healthy and so satisfying soup
Satisfy your craving for comfort food with this super creamy and ultra cheesy vegan broccoli cheese soup! Ready in less than one hour, this easy to make, decadent soup is made with all plant-based ingredients and it’s naturally free of dairy, gluten, and oil.
Ready in: 30 minutes (just 5 minutes prep)Recipe by: CassClayCookingBonus: easy to make, tasty and full of health benefits
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This vegan teriyaki chickpea bowl is a meatless version of teriyaki chicken served with roasted broccoli and rice. It’s easy, healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and kid-approved!
Ready in: 1 hour 15 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: WatchLearnEatBonus: easy, nutritious, tender and versatile dish
It’s easy to prepare this Cheesy Broccoli Vegan Quiche using a frozen gluten-free and vegan pie crust. Enjoy a slice of this tofu-based quiche its own or with some fresh fruit or a side salad. This dairy-free quiche is perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch!
Ready in: 15 minutesRecipe by: JCookingOdysseyBonus: simple, quick, nutritious and delicious dish
This Superfood Steamed Broccoli Indian-style stir fry is the answer to your healthy eating woes. Prepare this super simple and quick dish to transform broccoli into a meal that you will want to make again and again!
Ready in: 20 minutesRecipe by: EatWithClarityBonus: really easy, delicious and so creamy
Creamy, delicious, and made with simple ingredients, this mushroom broccoli rigatoni with lemon garlic cream sauce is a simple and delicious dinner. It’s ready in about 20 minutes and approved by both kids and adults!
Ready in: 20 minutesRecipe by: VegCookBookBonus: mega quick, simple and full of health benefits
Detox Green Soup which is one-pot, quick & easy to make, yet suitable for plant based, whole foods, vegan diets.
Ready in: 45 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: VeggieSocietyBonus: easy, quick, incredibly delicious and nutritious
The best vegan chicken with broccoli in a homemade garlic ginger sauce. Asian style protein loaded Chick’n, quick and easy to make, gluten free, meaty and perfectly chewy with crispy edges, made with whole food soy curls and an easy stir fry sauce.
Ready in: 1 hour 45 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: RunningToTheKitchenBonus: simple, healthy, mega delicious 🙂
This easy paleo creamy broccoli soup is rich, comforting and topped with crispy shallots. It’s also gluten free, vegetarian and vegan!
Ready in: 40 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: SavorySpinBonus: easy, healthy, festive and delicious
Vegetarian and delicious, this broccoli gratin is infused with flavor from sautéed onions, ginger, garlic, sundried tomatoes, and cranberries – making this a tasty lighter dish to serve up for Thanksgiving and the holidays.
Ready in: 45 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: ThisWifeCooksBonus: tasty, beautiful and versatile dish
A plant-based broccoli frittata recipe that is easy to make ahead and perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Ready in: 30 minutes (just 5 minutes prep)Recipe by: DelightfulAdventuresBonus: fast, delicious, family-friendly
An easy, creamy vegan broccoli pasta dish that you can have ready to serve in just 30-minutes! (And you can use gluten-free pasta to make it gluten-free!) This is a great dish to add to your list of easy vegan weeknight recipes to make when you’re in a hurry.
Ready in: 30 minutes (just 5 minutes prep)Recipe by: MyGoodnessKitchenBonus: spicy, healthy, fresh, delicious!
Cheesy Jalapeño Broccoli Soup is a vibrant mix of spicy broccoli soup with a cheesy cashew cream, topped with fresh coriander, lime and corn chips.
Sides and Salads
Bonus: healthy, filling, easy to make and exceptionally tasty!
Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad – forget fads and so-called superfoods, this is the real deal. Vegan, delicious and rammed with nutrients.
Ready in: 40 minutesRecipe by: InTheKitchBonus: easy, healthy and so tasty dish
This grilled broccoli recipe uses a simple marinade and good technique to elevate a sometimes despised vegetable into a true flavor sensation!
Ready in: 1 hour 25 minutes (25 minutes prep)Recipe by: StaceyHomemakerBonus: simple ingredients, crunchy, creamy, and loaded with flavor
Vegan broccoli salad is super creamy, crunchy, and delicious! It’s loaded with crisp broccoli florets, sweet grapes, red onions, crunchy pumpkin seeds, and tangy dried cherries that are tossed in cashew cream sauce. Complete your summer cookouts or party with this easy to make gluten-free and vegan side dish!
Ready in: 15 minutesRecipe by: ASaucyKitchenBonus: quick, fresh, healthy and light salad
Chopped Thai Broccoli Salad with riced broccoli, carrots, red pepper, spring onion and roasted cashews dressed in a simple almond butter sauce.
Ready in: 7 minutesRecipe by: YumVeganLunchIdeasBonus: crisp, fresh and covered in honey mustard dressing
This easy vegan broccoli salad recipe, comes together in minutes and is so delicious and addictive. Covered in a vegan honey mustard dressing, it’s tangy and sweet and amazing with the crunch of fresh broccoli. It also is a healthier broccoli salad, and packed with nutrients.
Ready in: 20 minutesRecipe by: VeggieChickBonus: healthy, quick and amazingly delicious
Get ready for an explosion of flavor with this Charred Broccolini with Garlic and Quinoa. This simple side dish is so easy to throw together in just 20 minutes and packed with healthy plant-based protein.
Ready in: 35 minutesRecipe by: TheGreenLootBonus: mega easy, healthy and delicious
This Roasted Broccoli with Sweet Chili Sauce is the perfect healthy Asian side dish. Made in the oven, it’s ready in almost 30 minutes. Serve over rice.
Ready in: 15 minutesRecipe by: VeggieDessertsBonus: easy, quick, healthy and delicious
This vibrant healthy broccoli salad is quick, easy and packed with flavour. It’s also vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Perfect for a summer dinner or barbecue side dish. Ready in just 15 minutes!
Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: SixHungryFeetBonus: so tasty, easy and full of health benefits salad
Nutritious and delicious winter salad with roasted broccoli, pomegranate, smoked tofu and a mouth-watering tahini dressing.
Ready in: 25 minutesRecipe by: VeggieInspiredBonus: simple, delicious and incredibly versatile
This Green Bean Broccoli Stir Fry has crispy, yet tender, veggies and lots of flavor. It’s a versatile dish that your whole family is going to love!
Ready in: 20 minutesRecipe by: ThisWifeCooksBonus: super easy, healthy and nutritious dish
An easy, one-pot, stovetop dish that packs a nutritional punch with fresh broccoli and protein-rich quinoa. Dairy-free cheddar cheese adds a subtle creaminess to this healthy alternative to traditional broccoli rice casserole.
Ready in: 15 minutesRecipe by: BiteOnTheSideBonus: easy and quick to make, fresh and healthy
Ready to serve in less than 15 minutes, broccoli with garlic and lemon is a simple side dish that is a great accompaniment to any meal.
Ready in: 45 minutesRecipe by: ProportionalPlateBonus: simple, delicious and spicy
Sweet baby broccoli topped with a Spanish romesco sauce made from piquillo peppers, almonds, garlic, and seasonings. Packed with flavor, and sure to spruce up your favorite vegetables.
Ready in: 15 minutesRecipe by: SpabettieBonus: quick, easy, crunchy and flavorful
Fragrant sesame brings toasty flavor to a classic veggie side dish. add this fresh sesame broccoli salad recipe to your meal prep this week!
Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: OatAndSesameBonus: easy, healthy, great combination of salty, sweet, and spicy 🙂
A quick + easy weeknight dish, this Vegan Broccoli Salad is so simple it’s made in just one pot! Broccoli, onions, chickpeas, couscous, curry and lemon topped with toasted almonds for a meal packed with healthy and satisfying flavors.
Bonus: fast, easy, incredibly healthy and delicious dish
Quick and delicious veggie side dish. High Protein, low carb, vegan and done within 10-12 minutes. In my opinion a must-have recipe. So try it out right away!
Starters & Appetizers
Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: MyDaintyKitchenBonus: easy to make, delicious, crispy and so good!
Vegan buffalo broccoli wings are perfect party appetizers. These broccoli wings in spicy buffalo sauce are delicious to another level. And, it’s vegan too!! This is a great snack for kids as well.
Ready in: 35 minutesRecipe by: JessicaInTheKitchenBonus: incredibly easy, spicy and yummy 🙂
This Bang Bang Broccoli is crispy, sweet & spicy and tossed in a creamy spicy mayo sauce! It’s pretty easy to make, and tastes phenomenal!
Ready in: 25 minutesRecipe by: MyDaintyKitchenBonus: easy, quick, healthy and versatile
This is a quick and easy vegan broccoli appetizer and snack item. This is vegan, gluten-free and perfect for the keto diet as well.
Ready in: 45 minutesRecipe by: MyDaintyKitchenBonus: super easy to make, nutritious and can be stored in freezer for weeks
Easy homemade broccoli tater tots are perfect healthy appetizers.
Our vegan broccoli recipes
This list of vegan broccoli recipes covers pretty much everything you can do with broccoli. From broccoli starters to full broccoli meals, it’s a treasure trove of inspiration!
So, dig in and enjoy all the wonderful health benefits of broccoli in a tasty, vegan way. Hopefully, these recipes are tasty enough to convince your kids to try them with you.
If you decide to try them out, let us know in the comments which vegan broccoli recipes are your favorites (or your kids’ favorites)!
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