Spanish paella recipes traditionally involve heavy doses of seafood and meat, meaning they’ve been off-limits for those adhering to a plant-based diet. But thanks to the rise in vegetarianism and veganism in recent years, there are now so many delicious vegan paella recipes online that you can recreate at home..
The problem now is choosing which one to make! To help, we’ve rounded up a list of our all-time favorite vegan & vegetarian paella recipes from around the web. Let’s dig in!
Delicious Vegan Paella Recipes
This delicious Spanish vegan paella is so flavorful with hints of Chardonnay and lots of vegetables. The seasoning is out of this world with saffron, smoked paprika, and a little cayenne to add a kick. Drizzle some lime juice on top, and you will have a terrific dinner that will become a firm favorite!
Love at first sight when you see this vibrant colored vegan paella. Red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, mushrooms, minced garlic, sliced red onion, tomatoes, green peas, artichoke hearts, parsley, rice, and vegetable broth with the perfect marriage of saffron throughout. I promise this will be a huge hit among a crowd too!
The deep, rich earthy flavors in this mushroom paella are drool-worthy! Sometimes you just crave comfort food, and this dish is exactly that. The presentation when you plate this meal is stunning too. Make this at your next dinner party and your friends will rave about it for days!
Who needs traditional paella when you have this mouthwatering version loaded with scrumptious mushrooms. The recipe takes a little over an hour to make, but when you are done you will be so pleased with the result. Break out your cast iron skillet and make this divine meal because you won’t be disappointed. Yum!
Oh, the combination of artichokes, beans, turmeric, and olives is the star of the show! The best part is you can throw this together in as little as 45 minutes. It is perfect for those busy nights when you don’t have a ton of time to cook, and it will keep you out of the drive-thru. Plus, one taste and you will know you made the right decision.
Adding asparagus, green beans, and peas makes this dish even more amazing! I love all the healthy nutrients you get (it’s a great way to get the kids to eat their greens!), and the taste is savory goodness you keep coming back to. Such a wonderful, brightly colored Spanish paella that makes a fantastic option for a potluck dinner too.
Don’t you love the way food tastes when you add chickpeas? They are such an amazing and diverse ingredient, and you can never have too many! I am pretty sure the second this hits your tongue your taste buds will do a little happy dance. Loaded with saffron and other Spanish inspired ingredients, you can’t go wrong.
Not only is this recipe amazing the first day, but it also makes wonderful leftovers! Perfect if you like to meal plan and have lunches ready to go. This dish doesn’t have traditional rice; it is filled with spiralized carrots instead. The sweetness flavored with the cilantro, cayenne pepper, and veggies is perfection!
The heart of this paella bowl is rice that has been seasoned with saffron threads, smoked paprika, vegetable broth, and sea salt. Even your kids will go crazy for it because it is so flavorful. There is no shortage of vegetables either so it is a guilt-free dish that will give you lots of energy.
This is one of the yummiest paella recipes, and the bonus is that it only takes 35 minutes! Imagine how easy your night will go when you make a simple meal that is flavorful, gorgeous and full of healthy veggies. This meal is also super satisfying and will keep your tummy nice and full thanks to the protein-packed chickpeas.
One bite of this paella and it will surely become a staple in your home. The best part is you can use frozen or fresh vegetables depending on what you have on hand. I love recipes that are so versatile and easy to boot!
I am so sold on using quinoa in Paella after trying this dish! It is not only scrumptious, but it is high in fiber and protein. You can’t go wrong with a meal that is going to fill you up and still taste delectable. Serve it at your next party, and your guests are going to beg you for the recipe. I would say that is a win!
Your taste buds will be tempted to go back for seconds when you sink your teeth into this paella. It is bursting with hearty potatoes, roasted peppers, tomatoes and has a white wine sauce. Plus, this is a one-pot meal so you don’t have to worry about clean up because it is done in a snap!
Bring Spain right into your dining room with this mouthwatering paella. The romesco sauce is made with the finest ingredients, and I promise once you taste how yummy it is you will be hooked. Make a double batch so you can have leftovers too. It even freezes well so you can grab it for lunch in a hurry.
A one-pot dish that is jammed full of super tasty veggies that can be made in 30 minutes has to be too good to be true, right? No way, you can make this gorgeous meal in no time, and you will love the result! My favorite part is that you can adjust the flavors based on your likes and dislikes! How amazing is that? Enjoy!
All you need is one hour, some plant-based ingredients, and some seasonings to create this scrumptious supper. The philosophy behind this recipe is that the vegetables do not overpower the rice. I think they did a fabulous job adding flavor and color without going overboard. Try it for yourself!
You will get hints of rosemary and wine in this succulent paella recipe. Your guest’s eyes will light up when you serve this dish! They will gobble up every last morsel because it is just that good! One thing I adore about this meal is that it is so pretty and vibrant. Food that looks good just begs to be eaten.
Do you ever feel like your garden is overflowing with zucchini and you don’t know what to do with them? This zucchini summer paella is a perfect solution, and you will thank yourself when it hits your tongue! Serve it with warm dinner rolls, and you will have a meal made in heaven.
If you grew up in a home that served paella, then one taste and you will feel like a kid again. Not only do you get to enjoy a plate of comfort food, but you will also have a tummy full of delicious nutrients too. I just can’t get enough of this healthy recipe, and I don’t think you will be able to either.
I love cooking and spending time in the kitchen, but it is so nice when I find a great recipe that doesn’t require a ton of effort. Cook it low and slow, squeeze some lemon juice on top and devour! Serve with a garden salad and some fresh bread to complete the meal.