21 Healthy Vegan Rainbow Recipes That You Will Love!

It’s time to get every color in the rainbow onto your plate! This roundup of Vegan Rainbow recipes is bursting with vibrant, natural colors and foods that look as good as they taste. Whenever I brainstorm the best way to get people excited about plant-based eating, one word comes to mind. I think eating colorfully makes your plate look more exciting, and it also ensures you’re getting a variety of nutrients! The plant based meals I know are absolutely bursting with bright, vibrant colors that come straight from fruits and veggies. This roundup of Vegan Rainbow Recipes has my favorite dishes that are shining with every color and for healthy eating! 


21. Rainbow Mason Jar Salad

Rainbow Mason Jar Salad

These healthy Rainbow Veggie Mason Jar Salads are the ultimate vegan meal prep recipe. Made with layers of chickpeas, rainbow veggies, a creamy dressing, greens, and so many more goodies! Simple and easy to make, vegetarian + gluten free, and so delicious! Even though we might not be “back to work” like normal, there is still plenty of need for healthy eating. Or maybe you are still keeping up with your full-time job, and even though you’re home, you don’t have tons of time to prepare a healthy lunch. That’s where this mason jar salad comes in. With this, you’ll have a healthy, delicious lunch ready to go. For this salad, we’re keeping things light and fresh. Tons of raw veggies, chickpeas, spinach, and an amazingly creamy tahini dressing. It’s so easy to make and it honestly makes the most incredible meal!
Get the recipe here.


Related: High Protein Salad Recipes


20. Mediterranean Pearl Couscous Salad

Mediterranean Pearl Couscous Salad

Made in just 20 minutes, this Mediterranean-inspired pearl couscous salad is perfect for lunch and great plant-based meals or healthy eating! It’s tossed in a balsamic dressing and is packed with healthy and fresh ingredients. I love fresh salads this time of year, which is just one of many reasons that I love this pearl couscous salad. This salad features Mediterranean flavors like balsamic vinegar, olives, and a handful of fresh veggies. Not to be confused with regular couscous, this is a soft, chewy grain that is quite literally shaped like a pearl. Balsamic vinaigrette provides a kick of Mediterranean flavor with balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and agave syrup. An equal amount of honey also works.
Get the recipe here.


Suggested: Mediterranean Diet Recipes


19. Raw Rainbow Wraps with Ginger Tahini Dressing

Raw Rainbow Wraps with Ginger Tahini Dressing

Raw Rainbow Wraps with Ginger Tahini Dressing – a deliciously healthy wrap with a dressing that is full of flavor! Okay, you guys, it’s summer, and let’s be honest…. sometimes it is just too dang hot to cook much of anything!! Those hot days…Okay you guys, it’s summer, and let’s be honest…. sometimes it is just too dang hot to cook much of anything!!  Those hot days are particularly perfect for these Raw Rainbow Wraps with Ginger Tahini Dressing!!  No cooking required (okay you have to balance the collard greens, but that is IT!). Colorful food is one of my favorite things – you just know you are putting good nutrients in your body when your food looks like this! Also, this is one of my favorite Vegan Rainbow recipes that you will love too.
Get the recipe here.


Related: Keto Wrap Recipes


18. Vegan Rainbow Tacos

Vegan Rainbow Tacos

These tacos are clean and colorful Vegan Rainbow recipes. Made with chickpeas and quinoa with lots of fresh veggies, wrapped in a corn tortilla or hard-shell corn taco. Craving tacos? Well, I have a recipe for you! Introducing my HEALTHY VEGAN RAINBOW TACOS. So, these aren’t the typical black bean burritos that come to mind when we think “Taco Night,” but I love these tacos because they are so fresh, clean, and colorful.

These rainbow tacos, however, take all that we love about taco night and give it a healthy spin. Made with turmeric quinoa, carrot, tomato, cabbage, green onion, chickpeas, cilantro, and avocados they are a clean and lean choice. It’s a healthy vegan recipe if I ever saw one! But just because they’re healthy doesn’t mean they compromise on taste – although I like to eat healthily, I refuse to do it blandly. 
Get the recipe here.


Suggested: Vegan Meal Recipes


17. No-Oil Tofu & Veggies Sheet Pan Meal

No-Oil Tofu & Veggies Sheet Pan Meal

There’s no better way to kick off 2022 than with an amazing recipe that you can make on one sheet, in the oven (while you binge-watch Netflix), and will keep you warm and comfy during the winter months! Oh, and did I mention that it’s oil-free, vegan, nutritarian (pretty much a fancy word for whole food plant-based), and chock-full of fiber, protein, and phytonutrients? I have a passion for roasted and baked foods because they are so low-maintenance while creating immense flavor (without using oil or salt)! You can add any other colorful veggie like sweet potato, Brussel sprouts etc.

I mean who doesn’t love a one-pan clean-up and not having to cook over a stove for an hour? To me, rainbows represent the sincerest form of hope and optimism. They also just make me smile.  And when you eat the rainbow, there’s plenty to smile about because you’re supplying your body with a wide array of health-promoting phytonutrients!
Get the recipe here.


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16. Easy Tofu Stir Fry

Easy Tofu Stir Fry

One of my favorite plant-based meals has always been a simple stir fry. A bowl full of crisp, fresh veggies mixed in with delicious sauce and rice equates to instant comfort and joy. So moreish and easy! This Spicy Tofu Stir Fry was no exception. Filled with seasonal vegetables and the best-pan fried tofu, this dish has a sprightliness that’s ideal for a hearty summer healthy eating meal. All that this Spicy Tofu Stir Fry requires is veggies, tofu, and a mixture of some sauces. I had some bell peppers handy, so that’s what went in here along with onion, ginger, and garlic. Adding to the spiciness were some dried red chilies. A dash of soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and rice wine vinegar make the sauce for this dish. Make it and try these vegan rainbow meals and enjoy your lunch or dinner!
Get the recipe here.


Suggested: Packed Lunch Recipes


15. Cleansing Rainbow Detox Salad

Cleansing Rainbow Detox Salad

This rainbow detox salad with Asian chicken skewers is bursting with color, flavor, and nutrients. The perfect refreshing meal for the warmer weather! {Gluten free & paleo} This summer I’m LOVING refreshing and colorful salads. It’s been an exceptionally hot summer where we live and the last thing I’ve felt like doing is using the stove and oven. Jump in a pool maybe, but not stick my head in a smokin’ hot oven. I also find that when the temperature goes up, I just want refreshing and hydrating foods…but that doesn’t mean chowing down on a piece of lettuce. I’m looking for vibrant hearty salads that are still super filling.
Get the recipe here.


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14. Vegan Rainbow Pinwheels

Vegan Rainbow Pinwheels

These fresh and colorful Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels are delicious no-cook plant-based meals or perfect Vegan Rainbow recipes. Choose your favorite veggies or let everyone make their own for a fun snack or meal for healthy eating. Vegan Pinwheels are a fun appetizer too. The best part, in my opinion, of these Veggie Pinwheels is that you can get a lot of veggie variety in a couple of bites. The second best part is that everyone can make their own so you get your favorite veggies! You can use any veggies you like to make these Veggie Pinwheels but I like to use all the colors of the rainbow! These are the complete opposite of the meat and cheese versions I made a decade ago. I called those tortilla roll-ups and they were a staple for potlucks and after-school snacks. These are a much better alternative, full of fiber and actually good for you! 
Get the recipe here.


Suggested: Summer Drink Recipes


13. Vegan Rainbow Rolls

Vegan Rainbow Rolls

Refreshing and colorful salad wrapped in rice paper and two dipping sauces (peanut sauce and spicy hoisin sauce) to enjoy your vegan rainbow summer rolls! I’m not going to lie. I’m little (just a tiny bit) worried that I won’t be able to enjoy the 4th of July stuffing my face with hot dogs, hamburgers, and beer like I used to. If you are on the same boat as me, you can maybe bring my vegan rainbow meals, these summer rolls (with two sauces) to the party to enjoy with everyone. Plus, I don’t think anyone would mind (especially after bringing this yummy appetizer) grilling your vegan hot dogs and hamburgers. We can still enjoy the color of the rainbow plant-based meals or vegan recipes for healthy eating!!!
Get the recipe here.


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12. Vegan Rainbow Sushi Rolls

Vegan Rainbow Sushi Rolls

Let’s start with the sushi rice. It is a short-grain rice that cooks relatively fast and it’s nice and sticky. If you prefer to eat brown rice, you can alternatively substitute the sushi rice for short grain brown rice which is also super delicious. Next, you will need some nori sheets aka seaweed. It is made from red algae that are dried and toasted. Since we are making vegan sushi, the nori really provides that fishy flavor. Nori sheets are relatively easy to find at the grocery store these days. Of course, sushi can not be consumed without some sort of dipping sauce, primarily Soy Sauce. When I would frequent my local sushi spot before I was vegan, I was obsessed with spicy mayo. I would drizzle it on everything. Since going whole-food plant-based meals or Vegan Rainbow recipes or colorful recipes, I was determined to come up with a spicy mayo replacement and I think I did it. My vegan oil-free spicy mayo is the perfect combo of creamy and spicy.
Get the recipe here.


Suggested: Picnic Food Ideas


11. Pita Pockets with Roasted Veggies and Hummus

Pita Pockets with Roasted Veggies and Hummus

Pita Pockets with Roasted Veggies and Hummus Recipe: Healthy and delicious lunch meal you will look forward to. These vegan rainbow pita pockets are very easy and quick to make and can be eaten warm or cold. It’s hard to believe that the last month of summer has started! This means, soon it’s back-to-school time and people are searching for creative and healthy lunchbox ideas. Everybody can make a sandwich but why not take your lunch to the next level? It’s a fun lunch meal you or your kids will look forward to. Just like my perfect vegan sloppy joes, these pita pockets are everything but boring. Middle Eastern-spiced roasted veggies, creamy hummus, chewy baby spinach, and crunchy pita bread…A perfectly balanced dish for kids and adults. Just don’t hesitate to add more chili pepper if you like it spicy. 
Get the recipe here.


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10. Vegan Rainbow Bowl with Maple Almond Butter Dressing

Vegan Rainbow Bowl with Maple Almond Butter Dressing

I’m pretty sure the titles of my recipes are just growing longer and longer by the week. But honestly, this much epicness can’t be contained in a short recipe title. It just doesn’t work. And I can’t even tell you how much we love this dress. We were literally licking the bowl clean. It’s such a random combination of ingredients – almond butter, maple syrup, olive oil, garlic -, but they work so so well. You want a blank slate upon which we can build all of our other dressing flavors. I used my fav, Barney Butter Bare Smooth, but any unsweetened, creamy variety will do here! Enjoy this big, giant, summery bowl!
Get the recipe here.


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9. Sheet Pan Peanut Sauce Tofu & Veggies

Sheet Pan Peanut Sauce Tofu & Veggies

Sheet Pan Peanut Sauce Tofu & Veggies – a 30-minute meal that is nutty, slightly sweet and spicy, and packed with both flavor and a rainbow of veggies! This is our ideal dinner situation: a flavor-packed, nutty, slightly sweet, and spicy peanut sauce gets tossed with a rainbow of veggies and tofu then baked until the edges are crispy, the sauce is sticky, and dinner couldn’t be more perfect. All on a single sheet pan in 30 minutes flat. Spoon this over rice, and hit it with an extra drizzle of sauce, a few squeezes of lime, some crunchy peanut toppers, and a scattering of cilantro. Move over every other dinner ever, Sheet Pan Peanut Sauce Tofu & Veggies is here!
Get the recipe here.


Related: High Protein Vegetarian Recipes


8. Vegan Rainbow Noodle Salad

Vegan Rainbow Noodle Salad

This vibrant, plant-based noodle salad is light, fresh, and packed with veggies. It’s absolutely delicious, so easy to throw together, and requires no cooking, aside from boiling the noodles. It’s also great for meal prepping as it keeps well in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Prep the red cabbage, cavolo nero, spring onions, bell pepper, cucumber, and fresh coriander and place them in a large bowl. Boil the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain, rinse well under cold water, and drain again. While the noodles are cooking, combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Season the veggies with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Add the noodles and dressing and toss well to coat. Serve and enjoy or pack in airtight containers and enjoy throughout the week. 
Get the recipe here.


Suggested: Broccoli Salad Recipes


7. Rainbow Fried Rice

Rainbow Fried Rice

Rainbow Fried Rice is easy, healthy, delicious, and the perfect recipe to cook with kids. I call this veggie-packed dish *Magical* Rainbow Fried Rice because every time I make it in a cooking class it disappears off kids’ plates. The adults in the room, whether parents or teachers, stare in disbelief as they watch usually “picky” eaters gobbling up the rainbow of veggies and rice. It’s no surprise that kids can be involved in every aspect of this recipe -starting at the store with choosing the veggies to include and helping chop them up at home. Making Rainbow Fried Rice is the best way to expose kids to lots of different veggies in a fun, pressure-free way.
Get the recipe here.


Related: Vegan Rice Recipes


6. Rainbow Quinoa Salad 

Rainbow Quinoa Salad 

This Rainbow Quinoa Salad is bursting with flavor and nutrition! Super easy to make & the perfect lunch, dinner, or side dish. Vegan, gluten free, dairy-free, low-fat & oil-free for healthy eating. Quinoa is one of my favorite grains because it’s so versatile, filling, and easy to make! It’s an amazing, gluten free whole grain that is one of the few complete protein sources for vegans. Woohoo! It is also high in fiber and contains heart-healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats. This colorful Rainbow Quinoa Salad recipe is so easy to prepare, and it stays fresh in the fridge for a few days, making it the perfect make-ahead dish for Vegan Rainbow recipes or plant-based meals. Serve as a side dish or enjoy a big bowl for lunch or dinner!
Get the recipe here.


Suggested: Quinoa Meal Ideas


5. Vegan Rainbow Falafel Wrap Recipe

Vegan Rainbow Falafel Wrap Recipe

Yes, these are my tri-colored and nutrition-packed vegan rainbow recipes of falafel wrapped in pita pockets. When I first created the falafel lettuce wrap, I kind of fell in love with these tiny bite-size baked fritters. Spicy falafels wrapped in crispy cool lettuce leaves and served with summery tomato salad and creamy sriracha sauce are a combination match-made in heaven. Now I have another falafel wrap recipe, which is vegan rainbow falafel wrapped in rustic wholewheat pita pockets and topped with fresh salads and my very popular two-minute avo dressing.
Get the recipe here.


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4. Vegan Breakfast Burritos

Vegan Breakfast Burritos

The best vegan breakfast burrito recipe made with scrambled tofu and homemade crispy potato hash. Meal prep and fill your freezer with a batch of these delicious burritos! With tofu cooked in homemade enchilada creamy cashew sauce (that tastes like vegan queso.) And crispy slow roasted hash. I kind of don’t even know how to express how incredible this recipe is. Several of you commented how hard it was to find vegan breakfast options that weren’t smoothies or oatmeal. While I love smoothies and oatmeal, everybody deserves to have some savory breakfast deliciousness in their lives! Enter the best vegan breakfast burritos ever: freezer friendly, packed full of huge flavor, and even gluten-free if you use gluten free tortillas.
Get the recipe here.


Suggested: Burrito Recipes For Breakfasts


3. Rainbow Salsa

Rainbow Salsa

Ironically, I’d actually been meaning to try making a rainbow salsa of some sort for the blog this summer. So I decided to take some inspiration from Stacey and whip up a second batch to give to some neighbors as a Cinco de Mayo gift before leaving town. It was vibrant, it was easy, it was healthy, and good grief — it was GOOD. This salsa is one of my favorite Vegan Rainbow recipes that are great for healthy eating. In order to hit up all of the colors of the rainbow, I decided to go with more of a black-bean-and-corn Southwestern salsa. (Which I later came to find is known in the south as Cowboy Caviar or something like that. This Kansas girl had no idea!) The base of my version was decided simply by going to the farmer’s market and gathering as many colorful veggies as possible. 
Get the recipe here.


Related: High Calorie Meals


2. Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai with Peanuts and Basil

Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai with Peanuts and Basil

Fast and easy? Adaptable? Simple? Delicious? That’s this vegetarian pad thai. Here we are again, just me and my big bowl-o-noodles… and a few veggies, and a lot of sauce, and a handful of fresh basil and cilantro….  a fork, a hungry mouth, a heart-eyes emoji… ugh. This reunion with me and cooking could not get any happier. This Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai is first and foremost RAINBOW, which is the only fun way to eat anything in life. It is brown rice noodles, spiralized veggies (because veggies in noodle form feel like more noodles), a super tangy-delicious Pad Thai sauce that you just shake up in a jar in about five seconds flat, and peanuts that almost instantly start to soak up the sauce, and a gently scrambled egg that kind of cream-if the whole thing.
Get the recipe here.


Suggested: Keto Bowl Recipes


1. Vegan Green Rice Bowls with Mango & Black Beans 

Vegan Green Rice Bowls with Mango & Black Beans 

Beautiful vegan green rice bowls made with homemade green rice, black beans, and a rainbow of fruits and veggies. These vibrant green rice burrito bowls are delicious on their own or served with grilled chicken or fish. Truly the perfect meal prep lunch or dinner! If you’re obsessed with all of the fresh summer produce these days like I am, today’s recipe was truly made for you.
After perfecting my homemade green rice recipe I found myself pairing it with fresh fruits and veggies to create the perfect vegan green rice bowls packed with flavor plant-based protein or plant-based meals or Vegan Rainbow recipes for healthy eating. These green rice burrito bowls are crunchy, a little sweet, a little spicy and so satisfying. Read the full post for all of my tips on adding proteins, dressings, and more to make them your own!
Get the recipe here.


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