5-Ingredient Vegan: 175 Simple, Plant-Based Recipes for Delicious, Healthy Meals in Minutes
By Nava Atlas
Bestselling author Nava Atlas presents 5-Ingredient Vegan (Sterling Epicure, NY, October 2019). Now, vegans, vegetarians, and the veg-curious can enjoy the convenience of getting easy plant-based recipes on the table fast—most in less than 20 minutes!
Nava has expertly crafted these delicious dishes for people who would like to enjoy more vegan meals at home but are busy, tired of takeout, or not interested in spending a lot of time in the kitchen. With a few well-chosen ingredients, a simple meal can be just as delicious as a more elaborate one.
This collection offers 175 delicious 5-ingredient recipes in which simplicity is key. For anyone who’s super-busy, craves easy-to-make plant-based dishes, or is newly veg-curious, there’s something for every meal and occasion that’s sure to please, including:
Olive and Dried Tomato Tapenade
Indian-Spiced Cauliflower & Red Bean Soup
Zucchini “Noodles” with Peanut Sauce
Happy Trails Kale and Apple Salad
Smashed Pizza Potatoes
Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce
Salsa Verde Bean Burritos
Baked Tofu & Peanut Satay Wraps
Two-Ingredient Date “Caramel” Sauce
Banana Chocolate Mousse Pie
Hungarian Cabbage Noodles from 5-Ingredient Vegan
… and so much more. These recipes taste great as is or you can make them your own by adding or substituting ingredients you have on hand. Illustrated throughout with full-color photos.
You’ll also find suggestions on how to create a complete meal and tips on what dishes go well together. Once you discover your favorite recipes, feel free to mix and match—or just enjoy them on their own.
Veganism has burst onto the mainstream and it’s here to stay. Whether you’re in it for the animals, to help mitigate climate change, or for your own health and well-being, 5-Ingredient Vegan helps you stick with the plant-based life by making it easier than ever.
Nava Atlas is the author of many bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, including Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, and many others. Nava also creates visual books on women’s issues and runs two websites, The Vegan Atlas and Literary Ladies Guide. She lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.
Praise for 5-Ingredient Vegan by Nava Atlas
The five-ingredient brilliance of Nava Atlas’s recipes—tasty, creative, quick, practical, and elegant—shine forth in this beautifully designed and illustrated book.
— Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, Burger, and many more
I have been waiting for Nava Atlas to write another cookbook and this one is another winner. Now, Nava’s 5-Ingredient Vegan makes it easy for anyone, full-on vegans or aspiring plant-based eaters, to enjoy fast, tasty meals at home every day. Especially for the very busy, this will be your go-to guide but seasoned cooks will love this recipes and tips as well!
— Fran Costigan, Vegan Pastry Chef and author Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy Free Desserts
Pick up a Nava Atlas cookbook and you’ll feel like you’re cooking with a patient friend. And this time our friend is helping us create recipes that are simple yet full of flavor. Nava proves that eating and cooking vegan is accessible, delicious, and for everyone.
— JL Fields, Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator, founder of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy, and author of Vegan Meal Prep, Vegan Pressure Cooking
Think you don’t have time to cook delicious meals everyday? Nava is here to prove you wrong. Her collection of 5-ingredient recipes is a kitchen field guide that gently leads you from buying take out every night to making tasty and easy homemade meals that just take minutes to make!
— Kathy Hester, author of The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot, Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer, and many more
Even when your fridge is nearly vacant and time is scant, Nava Atlas is here to save the meal. Who else could possibly pull off restaurant-quality chickpea masala with just five ingredients, or deceptively rich seed and nut butter truffles, ready to grab and go in a matter of minutes? With decades of experience, Nava’s welcoming voice narrates each page with compelling ease, making everyday plant-based cooking accessible, effortless, and most importantly, delicious.
— Hannah Kaminsky, author of Real Food, Really Fast, Sweet Vegan Treats, and many more
Pan-roasted chickpeas, pasta with broccoli and tomatoes, tempeh fries with dill mayonnaise, chocolate granola clusters and more. Vegan visionary Nava Atlas offers fabulousness without the fuss. There’s at least 50 reasons why you’ll love 5-Ingredient Vegan.
— Ellen Kanner, Huffington Post’s Meatless Mondays columnist and author of Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner
5-Ingredient Vegan is just the reminder I needed that crafting beautiful dishes can be a delight, in the prep and in the eating, as long as things aren’t too complex. With their blending of healthfulness, elegance, and ease, these recipes from veteran culinary creative Nava Atlas have me playing with food again. What a glorious feeling!
Victoria Moran, founder of Main Street Vegan Academy and author Main Street Vegan and many more
Nava Atlas, the queen of fuss-free vegan cooking, delivers 175 easy recipes to get nourishing, delicious food on the table fast. There are some cookbooks you want and others you need: 5-Ingredient Vegan is both.
— Robin Robertson, best-selling author of Vegan Planet, Vegan Mac & Cheese, and many more
Once again, vegan cook extraordinaire Nava Atlas, knocks it out of the plant-based park with her newest culinary masterpiece. This must-have cookbook features delectable dishes that prep quickly, using just a handful of nutritious ingredients — and taste incredibly delicious! If you want to minimize your time in the kitchen, yet serve inviting vegan meals to your family and friends, add 5-Ingredient Vegan to your cookbook collection — you’ll be glad you did!
— Laura Theodore, author of 4 vegan cookbooks, including Deliciously Vegan and Vegan-Ease; three-time Taste-Award winning host of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS
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