Vegan Baked Potato with Broccoli and Fresh Tomatoes

Quick, easy, affordable vegan recipe

So often I hear people say “I could never become vegetarian or vegan, I couldn’t give up meat and I just don’t know what I would eat.” “It’s really not that hard”, I tell them. Just keep it simple, stick to the outside aisles of the grocery store and choose the fruits, vegetables, nuts and beans that you like and start experimenting.

This plant-based, vegan, vegetarian recipe has 3 basic simple ingredients:

  1. Red potato baked(I bake mine in the microwave, it only takes about 5 – 6 minutes)
  2. Frozen or fresh, organic broccoli(in this recipe I used Trader Joe’s Organic Frozen Broccoli Florets) you can cook these on the stove while the potato(s) is cooking in the microwave
  3. Fresh tomatoes, diced

Extras for flavor and/or toppings

  • Garlic salt and any herb/spice of your liking
  • Roasted and lightly salted cashew pieces
  • Roasted and Salted Broad Beans(Bada Bean Bada Boom)

Recipe(total prep and cook time is about 20 minutes)

  • Potato (1 per person) – wash off potato, once completely rinsed, keep it wet for microwaving and pierce the potato all over with knife or fork. Put the potato on a microwave safe dish and cover with a paper towel. Cook for 5-6 minutes until you can pierce a fork through the potato without resistance.
  • While potato is cooking, place desired amount of broccoli in a sauce pan(I probably use between a 1/2 cup to a cup of broccoli per person…we love broccoli!!) cover the broccoli with water and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, check the broccoli with a fork to see if it is cooked through or to the desired texture.
  • Dice the tomatoes while the other 2 ingredients are cooking. (I used a home grown Roma tomato(compliments of my mother-in-law’s amazing garden) because that was what I had available. I found I only needed one, but you can use as many as you like.


You can use a plate or a bowl. I wanted some of the broccoli broth from when I cooked it, so I chose a bowl.

  1. Cut up the potato in chunks and place it in your bowl or plate
  2. Add the broccoli next
  3. Top it off with the freshly, dice tomato
  4. Pour some of the left over broccoli broth(water from cooking the broccoli) to add some extra moisture and flavor
  5. Season it with garlic salt(you can also season the broccoli with garlic salt as you are cooking it, then you don’t necessarily need to add more salt later)
  6. Top off the dish with Bada Bean Bada Boom crunchy broad beans.


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