Here are 31 summer vegetarian meal prep recipes that will keep you healthy while you beat the heat! Refreshing dishes to make ahead and batch cook for healthy plant based meals anytime.
Here are some of my favorite light meal prep vegetarian summer meal prep recipes without meat! These bright and fresh summer dishes are healthy whole food recipes loaded with seasonal produce and herbs.
I love a meatless meal for days when I want to keep it light. The 30 recipes below are tried-and-true meatless summer recipes that everyone will love. From pasta salads to summer soups, these vegetarian and vegan dishes are fantastic additions to your summer table.
What Is Meal Prepping?
Meal Prepping is the art (yes, art!) of cooking and preparing meals ahead of time so they are ready during the week. Meal prep works great for work or school lunches, dinners, or easy breakfasts like overnight oatmeal.
The best recipes to meal prep are ones that contain long-lasting ingredients, and nothing that will wilt (like most lettuces).
Meal prepping is a great way to save time during the week, and can even save money on not ordering takeout.
Birthday Cake Overnight Oats
This birthday cake overnight oats recipe is a tasty & filling make-ahead breakfast that can be made with pantry ingredients. Make the night before and enjoy for a quick on-the-go morning meal. This recipe can be made with your favorite protein powder and milk.
These amazing savory Chickpea Flour Muffins / Frittatas are a great high protein vegan breakfast recipe, loaded with veggies, and have a flaky delicious texture. A great crowd-pleaser brunch recipe, and can be filled with your favorite veggies that you have on hand. Vegan, gluten free, and SO irresistible.
These vegan blueberry overnight oats are a bright and healthy breakfast! Made with dairy-free yogurt and almond milk, fresh fruit, and healthy whole grains- easy to make ahead, meal prep, or batch cook ahead of time.
Go-To Summer BBQ Pasta Salad (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)
This is a perfect Summer BBQ Pasta Salad to bring to a cookout, tailgate, potluck, or brunch! Loaded with veggies and easy to make ahead.
Everything Bagel Egg Salad
This everything bagel egg salad sandwich is a vegetarian keto lunch recipe loaded with low carb egg salad, keto bread, and fresh sprouts. A meatless high protein sandwich that is creamy, delicious, and perfect for brunch.
Say aloha to these Hawaiian BBQ Tofu Bowls! This vegan sheet pan dinner is bursting with flavor from roasted pineapple, peppers, onion, and zucchini in a flavorful pineapple BBQ sauce! Toss with crispy tofu for a protein packed meal with delicious tropical taste.
This red lentil ginger soup is flavorful and made with good-for-you ingredients like onions, carrots, ginger, turmeric, and tomatoes. This tasty& flavorful soup recipe is a great light lunch or dinner. Grab a side salad and some crusty bread to make this a complete meal.
This vegan macaroni and cheese is nut free and and is oil free, and has a sharp tangy dairy free cheese sauce that is pure vegan comfort food! This cozy vegan mac and cheese recipe is made with roasted vegetables, bold spices, and a creamy plant based milk sauce. Perfect vegan nostalgia food!
Vegan Tofu Shawarma
This tofu shawarma recipe is a perfectly spiced high protein lunch or dinner. Top with vegan tzatziki, tabbouleh, and your favorite veggies! This is a simple dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes, a easy and hearty weeknight meal.
This vegan tzatziki sauce recipe is made with creamy plant-based yogurt, fresh cucumbers, garlic, dill, and bright spices. A creamy, dreamy Greek cucumber yogurt sauce that brings any sandwich to life.
Fiesta forever with these quick & yummy oven fajitas for an easy sheet pan dinner! Roasted peppers, onions, sweet potato, zucchini, and mushrooms are ready in 30 minutes, can be made ahead. Vegan, gluten free, paleo, whole30, easy weeknight meal.
This Greek chickpea soup is a fantastic and hearty recipe for leftover rice- bright, fresh, dairy free, and dairy free! This soup is loaded with fresh vegetables, leftover rice, and canned chickpeas. A great clean out the fridge recipe.
This creamy chickpea olive salad sandwich combines high protein chickpeas, briny olives, and vegetables in a hearty and satisfying lunch recipe. Vegan, vegetarian, and dairy free! Enjoy as a lunch, snack, or even as a dip for crudite.
These vegetable kabobs in the oven are super yummy Make-Ahead Vegan Party skewers that will satisfy even the pickiest meat-eaters! Marinating the veggies overnight gives this dish amazing flavor - perfect for any party, gathering, or BBQ.
These Tomato Basil Chickpea Muffins are a tasty vegan and gluten free breakfast or brunch recipe. These savory muffins are hearty and satisfying. Perfect for meal prepping breakfast or making ahead for the week. These muffins are great to take on-the-go or bring to school or the office.
This pesto chickpea salad sandwich is a fresh, crunchy, and flavorful lunch! Heaps of smashed chickpeas mixed with creamy pesto & topped with sprouts. Serve with chips & a pickle for a bright and refreshing lunch that is ready in about 10 minutes!
This Instant Pot succotash is a great way to enjoy vegetables in the pressure cooker. Cook dried beans, veggies, and spices for a tasty side dish that is great year-round! Enjoy with your favorite protein, a side of thick crusty homemade bread, and a fresh salad!
These spicy garlic noodles are FULL of flavor, vegetables, garlic, and spices. A 15-minute quick and easy lunch or dinner. A great recipe to make when you don't have a lot of time in the kitchen, and easy to double the recipe to meal prep for the week!
Oil Free Falafel
This oil free falafel recipe is baked in the oven, and uses canned chickpeas and pantry staple ingredients and spices, a great make ahead lunch, sandwich, or wrap! Serve with a heap of fresh tabbouli, a side of hummus, and enjoy!
This meatless make ahead freezer quiche is great on busy mornings, and you can cook from frozen! Make 1 quiche or a few, and enjoy anytime. Great for breakfast with a side of fruit and a tall glass of OJ. Great for a weekend brunch, a busy holiday, or just a regular weekend.
These vegan sourdough blueberry muffins with cinnamon sugar crumble are the best sourdough starter discard recipe for breakfast, dessert, or just a quick snack! With blueberries or your favorite fruit.
This marinated chickpeas recipe is a bright and flavorful addition to any salad, wrap, or hummus! With fresh herbs and vegetables. These chickpeas can be enjoyed for any meal, or as a protein packed snack.
This tofu soup with noodles recipe is hearty and high protein, and a perfect vegan comfort food recipe for fall or winter! The perfect light lunch or dinner recipe, serve with a slice of thick crusty bread and a salad.
This lemony white bean soup is bright and flavorful, with fresh vegetables and hearty white beans in a light & herby lemon broth. A perfect fall or winter lunch or dinner to meal prep. Serve with a side of crusty bread and a warm arugula salad for the perfect simple meal.
This creamy cucumber pasta salad is vegan and gluten free, making it a crunchy vegetarian side salad everyone can enjoy! Great as a meatless pasta side dish, a meal prep lunch, or just a great recipe for garden cucumbers.
A Few Meal Prep Products That Make Life SO Much Easier!
As a meal prepper and planner, I rely on having durable reliable equipment in my kitchen to make my life easier. Airtight food storage containers and mason jars are great ways to keep food fresh longer. I also love my Instant Pot (I swear by it!) for prepping healthy and simple meals in no time! Here are a few of my favorite products that I use almost everyday! You can also browse a list of some of my favorite products that help me meal prep and organize for the week – perfect for these vegetarian summer meal prep recipes.
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