15 Vegetarian Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

I hope you all know how much I love simple recipes. While there is certainly a time and a place to get fancy, most people just don’t have the time to learn how to cook complicated things. Rather than relying on takeout and frozen foods, I love sharing recipes that you can make quickly with things you probably already have in your pantry. So today I’m sharing 15 vegetarian recipes with 5 ingredients or less. Yes, FIVE ingredients or less. You might recognize a few of these recipes from my blog, but I’m also sharing some great recipes from a few blog-friends! Ready for this?

avocado orange salad

This Avocado & Orange Salad is a favorite at our house! It’s really only 5 ingredients… no additional dressing required!


I love salad but I also love bread, which is why this panzanella salad from Brazilian Flair in the USA would be a perfect compromise.


This black bean soup is so easy, it makes me laugh when people ask for the recipe. Technically it’s 5 ingredients and a few spices but I can almost promise you that you have them in your pantry!


These grilled eggplant skewers from Living Lou are a delicious (and easy!) vegan side dish.


I literally can’t even get over how gorgeous this onion tart is from Mon Petit For. Plus I love onions. Is that a weird thing to love? Maybe, but I don’t care.

potato soup with green onions

This 5 ingredient potato soup is so easy that it almost doesn’t count as a recipe. But it’s one of our favorites on a cold day!

You only need 5 ingredients (ok, and a few spices) for this gorgeous white bean dip from Peas and Peonies! I’m a fan of anything with caramelized onions.


What’s the secret to these addicting Brussels sprouts from Avocado Pesto? Well, Pesto! And if you use vegan pesto… the whole thing is vegan.

brussels sprouts salad

If you’re still not convinced about the whole Brussels sprouts thing, just shave them and cover them with parmesan cheese. I promise you’ll fall in love with this shaved parmesan and Brussels sprout salad.


I’ve always avoided coleslaw because I’m not a fan of mayonnaise but this 5 ingredient cole slaw recipe from Family Food on the Table is mayo-free! Sign me up.

baked ziti recipe

This baked ziti is one of my favorite recipes to make for a crowd. It’s simple, delicious, and you don’t have to spend all day preparing it.


Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? I’m not sure but I’m pretty positive that this Grilled Nutella & Cheese Croissant from Say Grace would be an amazing addition to your brunch table.


Scoot over, Toast. It’s time to step up your egg game with these portobello baked eggs by Served from Scratch. Cheese? Eggs? Yes. Try it.


It would be rude to leave dessert out of this so clearly we have to look at a few 5 ingredient dessert recipes, like this vegan chocolate mousse from Bam’s Kitchen.

easy 3 ingredient cookies

And lastly, these shortbread cookies are basically the easiest cookie ever. Yet they melt in your mouth and taste like you spent the whole day in the kitchen.

Make sure you pin this so you don’t forget to try one of these!

vegetarian recipes with 5 ingredients or less

What’s your favorite easy recipe?


  1. What a great collection of easy recipes! I want to give them all a try 🙂 Thanks for including my coleslaw – it’s a great go-to for us!

  2. The salad bowl looks really unique and awesome. I always like bread with my salads so I feel like it would be a perfect addition.

  3. Oh, yum! That onion tart looks great!

  4. That onion tart looks amazing, and I love Brussels sprouts, so the more recipes the better! I do love the occasional involved recipe – getting lost in cooking is one of my favorite ways to destress – but for day-to-day cooking I need something simple enough that I can just KNOW it and not have to refer back to a book or ipad. And now that I’m cutting back on meat, these are especially perfect!

  5. I’ve never seen grilled eggplant look so good as on those skewers 🙂

  6. So many awesome recipes, I love the minimal number of ingredients. Pinned it. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Thanks for sharing! I need healthier ideas for meals I can make quickly. That onion tart looks delicious….I love goat cheese!

  8. Oh my gosh what a great post! Panzanella salad is on my list for today! Pinned.

  9. I love all of these though I am partial to the Brussels Sprouts recipes. But that onion tart looks delicius and interesting and a nutellaa croissant? Yes please!!

  10. Grilled eggplant looks and sounds really yummy!

  11. Great post! I love simple recipes. & that vegan chocolate mousse looks so good. Need to make that 🙂

  12. Great little round up. Life seems to be so busy lately and I need all the help I can get with quick and easy recipes. thanks so much for including our Velvety Vegan Chocolate Mousse.

  13. OMG- get out of here with that onion tart. I can’t even. I love onions too, and if that’s weird, we can be weird together!

  14. oK YES loving all of those. I’ve bee really into brussels either roasted or shredded in salads. I”d love for you add this to our link up Monday

  15. yum, you gave me several recipes to make, thanks! love the eggplant skewers especially!

  16. I rarely make recipes calling for a bunch of ingredients. Thanks for the roundup!

  17. Simple, easy and delicious. Thanks so much for gathering this round up. I can’t wait to try these dishes. Thanks for including our Vegan Chocolate Mousse.

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