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“Where do you get your protein?” is probably the question vegans get asked the most often. It is quite surprising as a plant-based diet can provide just as much protein as a an omnivorous one.

Here are 30 tasty vegan recipes that are high in protein (most are packed with 15+ grams of protein per serving), easy to prepare, and rich in flavor!


From bean recipes to tofu and tempeh, you are going to love these filling, healthy, and hearty recipes.

1-Pot Sweet & Sour Red Lentil Soup
Easy, 1-pot, 10-ingredient red lentil soup that is sweet, spicy, and a bit sour! Flavored with garlic, ginger, onion, and tamarind!
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High-Protein Vegan Burgers (The Best Vegan Burgers!)
These high-protein vegan burgers are simply amazing: meaty, soft, juicy, and pack 25g of protein per serving! You will never believe these are vegan!
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Easy Dal Palak
This Indian-inspired spinach and chickpea lentil soup is healthy and incredibly flavorful. It's light, nutritious, and packed with fiber and protein!
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Stuffed Tofu in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Tofu stuffed with veggies and served in a flavorful, spicy, and sweet tomato sauce. A famous Vietnamese dish!
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Vegan Sausage Patties
These vegan sausages are tender, meaty, high-protein, and can be used in a handful of ways! A MUST-TRY!
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Instant Pot White Bean Curry
Quick white bean curry prepared in the Instant Pot and infused with ginger, garlic, and red curry paste! A flavorful and spicy meal perfect for the chilly days!
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Smoky Tempeh Black Bean Burgers
Soft and moist veggie burgers with black beans and tempeh for a protein boost!
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Spicy Seaweed Tofu Rolls
Tofu wrapped in seaweed and sautéed with lemongrass, garlic, and chili. This Vietnamese-inspired dish is spicy, "fishy," healthy, and easy to make!
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Bean Curd Knots in Spicy Chili Oil
These bean curd knots are sautéed in spicy and garlicky chili oil, and topped with toasted sesame seeds and scallions! Chewy and superbly seasoned, they pack over 20g of protein per serving!
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Eggplant & Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Sautéed tofu and eggplant are cooked in a rich, creamy, spicy satay peanut sauce! Delicious over steamed white rice!
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Vegan Fish Fillets
Flaky and tender vegan fish fillets! It’s definitely one of the closest fish alternatives I have ever tried!
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Vietnamese Braised Tofu & Mushrooms
Caramelized tofu and mushrooms simmered in an umami-packed black pepper sauce. A classic Vietnamese dish that is delicious served over white rice!
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The Best Vegan Chicken
Amazing vegan chicken that has an incredible meaty texture! You will never believe it's vegan! Plus, it's high in protein!
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Sesame & Peanut Tempeh Skewers
Marinated tempeh skewers coated with a rich and creamy sesame & peanut sauce. Serve over rice with leafy greens for a complete meal!
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Thai Basil Tempeh With Persimmon Salsa
Caramelized tempeh with Thai basil served with fresh persimmon and avocado salsa. Easy to make and so flavorful!
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Tempeh in Creamy Mushroom Coconut Sauce
Sautéed garlic tempeh in a rich mushroom coconut sauce. Super flavorful, earthy, cozy, and packed with 20g of protein!
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Tofu Meatballs in Sweet & Sour Sauce
Super tender tofu balls glazed with a sweet and sour tomato sauce! Grain-free, gluten-free, and packed with protein. These tofu balls are a must-try!
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Curried Spinach Soup with Cashew Tempeh
Thick and comforting curried spinach soup that's loaded with Thai flavors! Coconut milk makes this soup insanely rich and creamy!
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Char Siu Soy Curls
These 30-minute soy curls are simmered in a delicious hoisin sauce! Infused with garlic, sriracha, and five-spice. A delicious and high-protein plant-based dish!
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How to Make Tempeh in the Instant Pot
Easily make your own tempeh in an Instant Pot! No other equipment is required. It's cheaper and tastes a lot better than store-bought tempeh!
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Sheet Pan Glazed Orange Tofu with Herby White Beans
Tender tofu coated in a citrusy orange sauce and topped with cilantro and basil white beans! Hearty, delicious, and high in protein!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Tempeh Scramble Tacos
Comforting and protein-packed tacos filled with sautéed Brussels sprouts, miso tempeh, and drizzled with a creamy mustard tahini sauce!
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Sweets & Snacks

If you are more into sweets, I have got you covered as well with these protein-rich snacks. Enjoy as a mid-morning or afternoon snack to increase your protein intake and of course, satisfy your sweet tooth!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Caramel Protein Bars
Soft and chewy cookie dough protein bites with a layer of gooey caramel, topped with a thin layer of dark chocolate! Each bite packs almost 3g of protein!
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Grain-Free Vegan Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft-baked and grain-free cookies packed with plant-based protein! Perfectly chewy, tender, naturally-sweetened!
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Chocolate Protein Pancakes (Vegan + GF)
Moist and tender vegan protein pancakes that are gluten-free and naturally sweetened. With 19g of plant-based protein per serving!
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The Complete Cookie Copycat (5 Flavors!)
Make your own complete cookies! These chewy and tender cookies are incredibly close to the originals, vegan, and high-protein!
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Vegan Chocolate Almond Protein Bars
These chewy protein bars are coated with a crispy layer of dark chocolate. It's healthy and tastes like a candy bar!
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Fudgy Peanut Butter Protein Bars (Vegan + GF)
Soft and fudgy protein bars full of peanut butter flavor, topped with a thin layer of dark chocolate! Easy to make, 7g of protein per bar, and so good!
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Cookie Dough Chocolate Crunch Protein Bars (Vegan + GF)
No-bake vegan protein bars that taste like candy bars! A crispy chocolate rice base topped with a chewy cookie dough layer! Over 8g of protein per bar!
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Thomas Pagot is the founder, photographer, and recipe developer behind Full of Plants. He created the blog in 2016 as a personal cookbook for vegan recipes. Through years of recipe development, Thomas has successfully grown Full of Plants into a trusted resource for plant-based recipes.

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