The 30 Minute Vegan

The 30 Minute Vegan is filled with a variety of great easy, quick, and delicious recipes that are (mostly) under 30 minutes. I received this book to review and had the most difficult time choosing recipes to try from it, not because I couldn’t find any but rather because I want to make everything.  That was my first indication that it had the potential to be a great cookbook.  However, the true test would be to see if any of these great sounding recipes actually turned out to be as good as they sounded.


After hours (yes hours) of flipping through this cookbook I finally decided that I would make the Batter Baked Tempura with the Spicy Mustard Sauce, We Will Rock You Three Layer Nachos and Eggless Egg Salad.  The Batter Baked Tempura was delicious especially with the mustard sauce, however I am not sure if it totally resembled tempura but rather it was more like baked onion rings/veggies.  Nevertheless it was amazingly delicious and unfortunately was the only item I ended up taking the time to photograph.

The We Will Rock You Three Layer Nachos were next on my list of items to make and they were so good.  I made both the tempeh bean mixture and nacho cheese sauce which I put over baked blue corn chips and baked then topped with salsa, pickled jalapeno and avocado.  The recipe made so much sauce I only used half of bean mixture and nacho cheese for the nachos and saved the remainder to make a Tex-Mex Mac and Cheese the following night with mushrooms, onions and cherry tomatoes.

My husband’s favorite recipe that I made was the Eggless Egg Salad and it was certainly one of the best recipes for it that I have tried.  I served the Eggless Egg Salad in whole wheat pita halves.  The great part about this recipe is that it made enough for 2 days worth of lunches!

Overall I love this book and find that although not all of the recipes are 30 minutes with prep time and cooking they are still quick, fast, healthy and fun. You can order your own copy of The 30 Minute Vegan on Amazon

30minYou can also check out other reviews of The 30 Minute Vegan on the following sites:

Happy Herbivore

Basil & Spice

Vegan Guinea Pig

Chow Vegan where you can find reviews & recipes for Mango Gazpacho& Baked Tempura

Vegan Fusion – The authors blog

Vegan Crunk


6 responses to “The 30 Minute Vegan

  1. I’m a bit confused by the nacho recipe. Was the nacho cheese you used soy cheese?

    • cookingforaveganlover

      The recipe for the nachos is for a tempeh bean layer and a nacho cheese layer. The nacho cheese layer is made from non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast and a few other ingredients including chili powder.

      • Thanks for the reply! I was wondering if the cookbook went the from scratch route or the highly processed substitutes route. I’m glad (and intrigued) it’s the former.

      • cookingforaveganlover

        Unless I am remembering wrong (I don’t have the book in front of me) it never calls for processed dairy or meat alternatives. It uses tempeh, tofu and seitan in some dishes, and has recipes for vegan sour cream, mayonaise and nacho cheese as well as nut cheeses.

  2. Aw, thanks for the link! I do love this book! And the nachos are so on my list of things to make soon. Nachos are one of my favorite foods of all time!

  3. Pingback: Cooking for a Vegan Lover’s Blog reviews The 30-Minute Vegan « Vegan Fusion

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