It’s lunch time, you’re starving, and you’re tired of eating your usual vegan staples. Plus, you are looking for a high protein option that will keep you satisfied for the rest of the afternoon.
If you’re looking for inspiration for the best high protein vegan lunch recipes, this is it! In this list we are sharing 40 amazing vegan recipes that will help keep you on your high protein diet and power you for the rest of your day.
Whether you’re in the mood for a wrap, soups, salads, or finger foods, this list of 40 of the best vegan recipes for a protein-packed lunch will satiate your hunger. Best of all, most of them don’t take long to put together – so they are perfect for on-the-go work lunches too.
Get ready to whip together some amazing vegan lunch recipes that you’ll want to keep coming back to every week.
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The Best Vegan Chipotle Black Bean Burger
This chipotle black bean burger is a great way to pack a protein high lunch. It is loaded with yummy ingredients and flavors so you’ll have a full belly to work in the afternoon.
Crispy Vegan Air Fryer Rice Paper Dumplings
These vegan rice paper dumplings makes a healthy, protein rich and delicious meal for whole family. Filled with tofu and vegetables, these dumplings are perfectly crunchy on outside and tender from inside.
Vegan Shepherd's Pie (Gluten-free)
This vegan shepherd's pie is a hearty and filling meal idea that has 20g of protein per serving. It's great for meal prep for an easy lunch any day of the week!
Quinoa Hummus Bowl
This Quinoa Hummus Bowl combines quinoa, chickpeas, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, Lettuce, onions, olives, and hummus for a healthy and satisfying Mediterranean meal. High protein, healthy, vegan, flavorful & great for meal prep too!
Using the heart-healthy ingredients and spices renowned in this region of the world, this recipe utilizes tofu for protein and omits the usual high-fat cheese that is often liberally sprinkled on top.
Easy Black Bean Soup Recipe
This Easy Black Bean Soup Recipe is made with basic pantry essentials including canned black beans, onion, carrots, and celery. Filled with hearty plant-based protein and gut-loving fiber, enjoy this healthy and delicious vegan soup with all your favorite toppings including salsa, vegan sour cream, avocado, and more!
Vegan Italian Chopped Salad
This protein-packed Vegan Italian Chopped Salad has all so many great ingredients it’s hard to count. To finish off the crisp romaine, olives, artichoke hearts, garbanzo beans, & more is the perfect homemade vegan “cheesy” Italian dressing too.
Green Moong Beans (Sprouts) Pulao (Instant Pot / Stove top)
This recipe for Green Moong Beans is protein rich, plant based, family friendly, and a wholesome one pot meal.
Vegan Sprouted Lentil Salad Recipe
This sprouted lentil salad is not only nutritious but is tasty and filling as well.Made using steamed sprouted lentils along with fresh vegetables and a light dressing, this is a satiating and healthy meal.
Vegan BLT with Baked Tempeh Bacon
A healthy and kind twist on a classic, this Vegan BLT is made with smoky-sweet baked tempeh bacon. It's so easy to make, just marinate, and bake for 20 minutes or less.
Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
This thick & creamy cashew carrot ginger soup is an easy-to-make instant pot soup recipe. Made with cashews, carrots, ginger, coconut milk and Thai red curry paste for a bit of spice. Plus it’s both vegan and gluten-free!
Vegan Wraps Using Naan Bread
Make these vegan naan wraps for a satisfying, healthy lunch or dinner. The filling for these wraps is prepared using mainly chickpeas and lettuce leaves topped with mint-flavored avocado dressing.
Protein Rich Easy Coconut Chickpea Curry
Coconut chickpea curry! A healthy, protein-filled curry perfect for meatless lunch or dinner. Try this recipe yourself to enjoy this creamy vegan curry.
Vegan Orange Chicken
Vegan Orange 'Chicken' is a delicious plant based dinner made with chickpeas! Gluten free, healthy, delicious and done in 30 minutes!
High Protein Vegan Burgers
These easy high protein vegan burgers will be on repeat year round! You'll wow any vegan skeptic with this one!
Ridiculously Easy Tofuna - Tofu Salad or Sandwich Spread
“Tofuna,” aka tuna-style tofu salad made with baked tofu is my go-to recipe as a sandwich spread — maybe it will become your favorite vegan lunch, too! It’s as good at home as it is a portable midday meal.
Mediterranean Lentil Soup
Make a delicious homemade vegetarian Mediterranean lentil soup with green lentils and flavoured with cumin and coriander.
Quinoa Shiitake Bowl with Tempeh
This vegan shiitake quinoa bowl is packed with protein from quinoa and spicy baked tempeh! Perfect for meal prep.
Vegan BBQ Tofu Bowls
Easy and delicious, 6-ingredient vegan bowls featuring bbq tofu, steamed broccoli, roasted red onion, brown rice and pineapple for a flavourful high-protein meal you’ll love!
Four Bean Salad
This quick and easy four bean salad is simple and delicious. With a tangy vinaigrette it's perfect for a bbq, bring a plate (pot luck) or a picnic. Tuck in!
Easy Southwestern Quinoa Salad Recipe For Two | Gluten-Free & Vegan
This southwestern quinoa salad is a high protein vegan recipe tossed with a zesty salsa lime dressing. It’s easy to make ahead and perfect to pack for on-the-go lunches.
Curried Chickpea Salad (vegan or not!)
Chickpea salad is the plant based version of chicken or tuna salad and it's a lunchtime favorite for vegans or anyone who wants to cut down on animal protein.
Butter Bean Soup with Kale and Lemon
This creamy butter bean soup with curly kale and lemon is both delicious and nutritious. Hearty and filling, it is quick and easy to make and freezes well.
Butter Bean Soup
A bowl of creamy and filling butter bean soup is just what you need on a cold day. This nutritious vegan option soup is budget friendly and a great way to get more beans in your diet. This nourishing soup has some vegetables blended in to it and it makes a filling lunch or light dinner.
Makhlouta- 15 Bean Soup
This 15 Bean Soup is a vegan healthy soup, made with beans and a handful of basic ingredients. It’s flavorful and filling and a perfect protein rich meal!
Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup
Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup is a meatless soup recipe packed full of flavor! Cumin, turmeric, coriander, paprika and cinnamon compliment the red lentils and carrots, creating a creamy, filling soup.
Soba Noodles with Glazed Tofu and Stir Fried Veggies
This soba noodles with tofu and veggies recipe is super tasty! It's also vegan and gluten free with about 20g of protein!
Hummus Mashed Chickpea Sandwiches
Mashed chickpea sandwiches with hummus spread, avocado, red onion, mixed greens, and tomato make for a delicious well-balanced plant-based lunch.
These vegan tofu wraps are chock full of flavor, with the sharp taste of chipotle offset by the creaminess of the guacamole.
High-Protein Vegan Salad
This healthy vegan protein salad features high-protein ingredients such as tofu, tempeh, chickpeas and hemp seeds and is easy to make for a delicious and filling plant-based meal.
Vegan Reuben Sandwich (made with tempeh or plant-based bacon)
The classic Reuben sandwich is easy to make meatless as well as dairy-free. This vegan reuben sandwich recipe is a quick-to-fix lunch and a fantastic choice for a soup-and-sandwich dinner.
Matar Paneer Recipe | How to Make Matar Paneer
Matar Paneer recipe is an Indian curry which is high protein. It is made with cottage cheese and peas.This is a mildly spiced curry which is made creamy by the addition of cashews.
Sweet and Sour Tofu
A quick, vegan recipe for sweet and sour tofu with broccoli and sesame seeds. Serve over any kind of noodles or rice.
Vegan Bánh Mi With Marinated Tempeh
This vegan bánh mi recipe is made with a punchy marinated tempeh. It’s stuffed inside a crusty baguette alongside pickled vegetables, mayonnaise and fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves
Vegan Korean BBQ (crispy tofu)
Delicious crispy vegan Korean BBQ tofu with homemade sweet and tangy sauce! The best vegetarian bulgogi comfort food recipe!
Vegan Mexican Chopped Salad with Avocado Dressing
Delicious vegan Mexican chopped salad with avocado dressing makes the perfect lunch salad or an easy side dish to any Mexican feast. This gluten free salad is packed with fresh veggies, dietary fiber and plant based protein.
Coconut Curry Instant Pot Lentil Soup
With a warming coconut curry broth and tender sweet potatoes, this is the coziest Instant Pot lentil soup you can dig your spoon into!
Fiesta Rice Bowl
Fiesta Rice Bowl is packed with healthy veggies, black beans, and lots of colorful treats that are good for you
Air Fryer Tempeh
If you are a tempeh fan, you will LOVE this easy air fryer tempeh recipe. It's made with a homemade stir fry sauce and ready in minutes. Perfect lunch for Vegans and vegetarians
Vegan Baked Falafel Recipe
Served throughout the Middle East, these small, deep-fried chickpea balls can be eaten as meze, also known as appetizers or snacks, or as a full-fledged meal. This vegan falafel is healthier than the norm, as the mixture is baked rather than deep-fried.
Always looking for healthy and delicious lunches. Some great ideas here.
There are so many delicious options here. I am adding some to my meal plan for next week.