We have a treat today for those of you who are vegetarian. Making the decision to live and eat healthy sometimes means having to give up some things and in this case, it’s meat. But unlike some people may think, that doesn’t mean giving up delicious food – far from it.
Today we’re going to prove how delicious meatless food can be and you don’t even have to be a vegetarian to enjoy it. There’s a lot to choose from and what a great opportunity to indulge yourself in rich flavors it is. Here are 50 of our most favorite recipes for vegetarian meals.
Honey Garlic Baked Cauliflower
The crunchy cauliflower bits soak up the exquisite garlic honey sauce and make a delicious appetizer or even the whole meal.
Garlic Parmesan Broccoli and Potatoes in Foil
A very easy to make and absolutely delicious side dish. It packs a ton of flavor and you will definitely enjoy making as much as eating it.
Taco Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps
This is one of our favorite recipes because these vegetarian tacos pack a lot of protein and fiber while having low carbs, so it’s perfect for those of us who are serious about our fitness. And it’s as delicious as it is healthy.
Roasted Chickpea Gyros
Just a crazy easy recipe to make and it’s the most delicious healthy snack you can have.
Greek Quinoa Bowls
We all love quinoa and there are many delicious healthy recipes that include it, so here’s one that makes healthy eating a breeze.
Baked Avocado Fries
For many people fries is that delicious side dish or a snack that is just comforting, the only problem is that it’s not exactly the healthiest food choice. So here’s the perfect alternative – baked avocado fries.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Buffalo wings are many people’s favorite but not if you’re vegetarian. So here’s a meatless alternative that’s arguably even more delicious than the original.
Mom’s Vegetarian Pot Pie
Prepare to enjoy this hearty flavor rich vegetarian pot pie which will quite possibly become your new favorite comfort dish.
Here’s a little bit of Chinese kitchen with these lovely veggie potstickers which may seem a bit tricky to make at first but they’re all worth it.
Lemon and Parmesan Zucchini Chips
For an amazing appetizer or a snack, enjoy these crispy zucchini chips that pack rich flavor with a wonderful basil aioli as a dip.
Easy and quick to make, these fajitas make the perfect vegetarian choice on those busy days when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen (or you don’t feel like it).
Peanut Butter Banana & Honey Roll-Ups
Not many desserts on this list, since that’s not what we usually think about when we talk healthy, but here’s one for your sweet tooth which is as healthy as it gets.
Easy and Healthy Mediterranean Salad
Mediterranean salads are pretty healthy per se and you cannot go wrong with them, so here’s a version that is delicious and easy to make.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the vegetarian classic ratatouille.
Spicy Cauliflower Burgers
Making another attempt to turn an all-time favorite dish into a meatless form – and it’s another success. It’s delicious and so much healthier.
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Not a fan of Brussels sprouts? We think this recipe will change your mind.
Crispy Black Bean and Rice Burritos
Another one for the quick and easy meal that’s as delicious as its fast-food counterpart but way healthier.
Chili con carne but without the “carne” part, it is as hearty, rich in flavor and delicious as the real thing.
Garlic Herb Mushroom Spaghetti
Not many dishes with mushrooms on this list but this one will make it right. It’s one of the best vegetarian spaghettis you can possibly make.
A great healthy appetizer that happens to be the perfect salsa, dip or salad for any occasion.
Stir Fry Zucchini Noodles
Noodles mean a lot of carbs, right? Well, not if you are spiralizing zucchinis to make the noodles!! If you are talking concepts, we don’t believe you can get any more unique than this one!
Spinach & Mushroom Quinoa
A low-carb, gluten-free, high in fiber dish that is also super delicious. Sautéed in olive and garlic oil, this dish is also fairly easy and simple to make.
Balsamic Soy Roasted Mushrooms
Another quick to prepare a side dish that is incredibly tasty and the recipe will also come handy whenever you need to prepare something healthy and delicious for a quick bite.
Crispy White Beans with Wholesome Greens
This one is crispy, creamy and al dente, all in one. And if you would like to pack some protein, top it with a poached egg by all means!
Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan and Chives
Wary of potatoes? Try this mashed cauliflower low carb side dish recipe cooked and pureed in chicken broth.
Garlic Brussels Sprout Bake
You will never believe that brussels sprouts can taste this silky and creamy until you’ve tried out this recipe.
Sautéed Spinach and Caramelized Onions
All fans of Asian cuisines will be familiar with umami, but did you know that many vegetables are rich in this flavor, too? And Spinach and mushrooms both happen to fall into that category of umami-rich veggies and both feature in the present recipe. So what are you waiting for?
Spiralized Vegetable Salad
Looks like hand-held spiralizers are in high demand! After noodles, now is time for some spiralized veg salad mixed with roasted chickpeas. A really crunchy and tasty dish and yes, don’t forget to top the salad with some lemon sauce.
Sautéed Ginger Bok Choy
In other words, Chinese cabbage sautéed in vegetable oil and soy sauce. You can cook the dish in five minutes top and you’re all ready to savor it with rice, noodles or whatever you may prefer.
We’re back to spinach again, but this time with a twist—spinach patties. Yes, we’re talking burgers and check this recipe out to find how you can make some meatless and still perfectly legitimately delicious veg burgers.
Sweet Potato Crust Quiche
How about rustling up some quick sweet potato quiche? This recipe adds spinach to it, too. Healthy, tasty, gluten-free, easy-to-make, what more do we need?
Creamy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms are good enough as it is, but you can take this goodness to the next level when you stuff them with some wilted spinach and cream.
Paella with Chickpeas
This one is a vegetarian version of paella. Doesn’t it sound interesting? Check this recipe out and you’ll eat your thoughts!
Roasted Cauliflower Carrot Soup
This recipe is proof that roasted vegetables can give you some great, tasty dishes. Such as this carrot and cauliflower soup. If you’re vegan, use soy or almond milk for the preparation.
Roasted Vegetable Grain Bowl
Just what we were saying about roasted veggies. This grain bowl recipe uses a mix of roasted and spiced veggies topped with some creamy tzatziki sauce.
Sweet Potato Burley Stew
Time we talked about stews. If a burley stew doesn’t sound exciting enough to you, just try out this slow-cooked recipe. You’ll be swallowing your words as you slurp away the dish!
Roasted Beetroot, Pumpkin and Spiced Nut Bowl
Some more of roasted vegetables, but this time with more than generous portions of spiced, seeds, nuts, root veg, feta, and whatnot! If you’ll like to go over the top with your veg dish, this is the recipe to try.
Here’s some more Italiano – a gluten-free polenta casserole served with Parmesan Florentine white sauce. We assure you the result is no less satisfying than that sweet sonorous name.
Mushroom & Potato Tacos
No, we don’t want to frazzle you with roasted veggies, but this seasoned and roasted mushroom and potato preparation filling in soft tortillas are just too good to leave out!
Broccoli Risotto and Soft-boiled Eggs
After cauliflower, it’s time for some broccoli. This recipe is a great variation on the classic Italian Risotto. Served with soft-boiled eggs and slightly roasted broccoli.
Zucchini Ricotta Tart
This zucchini ricotta tart is a great low carb snack, and it can be made into a full meal if you want to. It’s crazy delicious too.
Meatballs prepared in Italian fashion and served with tomato passata. Easy to make and ideal for some tasty quick snack bites.
Yes, we know fries are irresistible but you can still keep the calorie quotient low by replacing meat with vegetables. So, after the meatballs, here are some beetroot rissoles. Again, easy to make and perfect taste!
Miso Sesame Winter Squash
This one is prepared with a Miso-marinaded squash which is then roasted, but you can try many variations on this one. So, use Maple or Molasses instead of Miso if you like and you can replace squash with cauliflower, broccoli, tempeh and so on.
Golden Crusted Sesame Seed Tofu
As it is, you can experiment with tofu virtually endlessly. The food is that malleable! So, here is another variation for you to try out.
Thai Coconut, Coriander, and Broccoli Soup
How come we’ve talked so little about soup until now and never mentioned coriander? So, here is both in one recipe and some tender broccoli, to boot!
Squash & Mushroom Risotto with Sunflower Seeds
Those who can never get enough of seeds, here is one great risotto recipe sprinkled with sunflower seeds.
Pasta with Crushed Pea & Basil Pesto
A great recipe for a quick and full meal. The pesto plus parmesan and lemon should be enough to sate your taste buds. Top with a poached egg if you like.
Healthy Veggie Tacos
Few will contest the sheer ‘incredible-ness’ of the tacos and you lose nothing of that when you fill them with tasty and healthy veggies instead of meat – as in this recipe.
Farro Salad with Pine Nuts and Roasted Eggplant
It’s time we talked some salads. So, here is this great pine nuts and roasted eggplant salad mixed with caramelized onion and seasoned with Serrano and Aleppo pepper.