50+ Vegan Leafy Greens Recipes (2024)

In every list of the healthiest vegetables you can eat, leafy greens, and particularly dark leafy greens always come out on top. They are nutritionally dense, low in calories and fat, full of fibre, protective against chronic disease, and pretty darn cheap. Unfortunately, they can also be boring af.

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Many people associate leafy greens with thepathetic iceberg lettuce side salad you get at a restaurant or that limp frozenspinach that mom used to defrost in the microwave when you were a kid. It canbe hard to come up with flavourful and interesting ways to incorporate moreleafy greens into your daily meals.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! The 50+recipes listed below will hopefully inspire you to the possibilities of theseversatile vegetables; from hearty vegan salads to pastas, tacos, burgersand stir fry, there are a multitude of creative and delicious ways to add moreleafy greens into your diet!

How much leafy greens should I be eating?

The USDA recommends eating 1 ½ - 2 cups (1 cup = 1 cup cooked or 2 cups raw) of dark green vegetables per week. Lol, who comes up with this stuff? Every plant-based doctor recommends DAILY, no weekly, consumption of leafy greens.

In How Not to Die, Dr. Greger recommends two daily serving sizes of 60 grams of raw greens or 90 grams of cooked greens and Dr. Esselstyn has spoken extensively of the importance of leafy greens in reversing (yes, reversing) heart disease with six fist-sized servings of leafy greens daily.

(If you don’t have heart disease you can eat less, but considering that 9 out of 10 Americans don’t even meet the USDA recommendations for total daily vegetable consumption, you almost certainly need to be eating more leafy greens than you do now!)

I’ve divided the recipes below into the following categories:

  • arugula / rocket
  • Swiss chard
  • kale
  • spinach
  • beet greens
  • collard greens
  • bok choy
  • lettuces
  • microgreens

However, the beauty of leafy greens is that they are often interchangeable in recipes. Don’t like kale? Sub in spinach or Swiss chard. Bought some turnips or radishes? Use the greens, too!

So take a look through the recipes belowand let them inspire you to get creative with your daily dose of leafy greens!

Arugula / Rocket

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Vegan Arugula Avocado Pesto Pasta - Lively Table

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Fresh Arugula and Black Bean Tacos (omit feta) - Cookie and Kate

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Roasted Eggplant Sandwiches with Arugula Walnut Pesto - This Savory Vegan

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Creamy Vegan Arugula Soup - Detoxinista

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Vegan Gnocchi with Arugula Pesto - Lauren Caris Cooks

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Arugula Lentil Salad - Hurry The Food Up

Swiss Chard

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Swiss Chard Mushroom Enchiladas - Making Thyme for Health

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Swiss Chard Gratin - From Scratch Fast

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Swiss Chard Soba Noodle Stir Fry - A Virtual Vegan

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Restorative Rainbow Chard and Leek Soup - Quite Good Food

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Swiss Chard with Crisp Apples - Fat Free Vegan

Kale

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White Bean and Kale Vegan Pot Pie - The Stingy Vegan

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Kale Quinoa - Veggie Chick

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Kale Chip Nachos with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes - Minimalist Baker

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Kale Falafel (Baked, Not Fried!) - Yup... It's Vegan!

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Sweet Potato Kale Chili - Wallflower Kitchen

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Kale Brownies - Chocolate Covered Katie

Spinach

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Spanish Chickpea Stew - The Stingy Vegan

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Vegan Spinach Mac & Cheese - Love and Lemons

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Cheesy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip - Minimalist Baker

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Vegan Spinach Blender Pancakes - Vibrant Plate

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - Wallflower Kitchen

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Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Pasta - Salt and Lavender

Beet Greens

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Beet Greens Lentil Burgers - Light Orange Bean

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Borscht with Beets and Beet Greens - Sharon Palmer

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Sweet Potato and Beet Greens Soup with Farro - Will Cook for Friends

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Beet Green Pesto - The Roasted Root

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Beet Pizza with Beet Leaf Pesto - Veggie Desserts

Collard Greens

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Southern Vegan Collard Greens - Sweet Potato Soul

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BBQ Black Eyed Pea Collard Rolls - Vanilla and Bean

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Healthy Vegan Collard Green Wraps - Feasting at Home

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Vegan Garlic Braised Collard Greens and Cabbage over Creamy Jalapeno Grits - Darius Cooks

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Vegan Lentil Stew with Sweet Potato and Collard Greens - Parsnips and Pasteries

Bok Choy

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Vegan Ramen with Creamy Sesame Broth - Cilantro and Citronella

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Black Pepper Tofu with Bok Choy - Feasting at Home

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Bok Choy Stir Fry - Love and Lemons

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Vegan Curry with Bok Choy - Sweet as Honey

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Garlicky Asparagus, Mushroom and Bok Choy Noodle Bowls - Vanilla and Bean

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Hot and Sour Soup with Bok Choy - Connoisseurus Veg

Lettuces

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Green Pizza with Herbed Vegan Cashew Cheese - The Stingy Vegan

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Grilled Romaine Salad with Corn, Fava Beans and Avocado - Feasting at Home

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Potato Mache Salad with Fried Capers - Gourmande in the Kitchen

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Fat-Free Pea and Lettuce Soup - Fuss Free Flavours

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Quinoa Salad with Apricots, Endive, Brussels Sprouts Leave and Toasted Almonds - She Likes Food

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Rosemary Garlic Cannellini Agnolotti with Mesclun Pesto - Well and Full

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Firecracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps - Pinch of Yum

Microgreens

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Green Goddess Spring Socca - The Full Helping

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Vegan Microgreens Salad - Garlic Matters

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Mushroom Potato Watercress Pie - Vegan Food and Living

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Vegan Alfredo with Watercress and Chives - Pickles & Honey

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15-Minute Watercress Soup - Wilde Orchard

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Avocado Hummus Toast with Microgreens - This Savory Vegan

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