75+ Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

These easy vegetarian dinner ideas are perfect for your meat-free Monday. All simple and easy to make and hearty and healthy.

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These easy vegetarian dinner recipes are perfect for your meat-less Monday night. Vegetarian meals go beyond just salads and vegetables. You’ll find complete meals that make delicious vegetarian weeknight dinners for the whole family. Whether you’re craving burgers, hearty chilis, tacos, or nutritious pasta dishes, this roundup features the best vegetarian recipes that are wholesome, satisfying, and oh-so-good!

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Table of Contents

  1. What is Vegetarian Food?
  2. Tips for Making Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
  3. How to Plan a Balanced Vegetarian Meal
  4. Best Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Full List of Recipes

A generous notion for a balanced healthy lifestyle is to enjoy a couple of meat-free meals each week. Vegetarian dinner recipes are a great way to support your family’s well-balanced diet because they are low in saturated fat and less processed than a lot of meat dishes. Plus, you can easily turn them into freezer meals for a quick and easy way to enjoy vegetarian dishes more often. Below, you’ll find 77 of my favorite vegetarian dinner recipes and a few desserts that are popular on our weekly meal rotation and will certainly satisfy any hungry eater. All simple and easy to make, they are hearty and healthy and will be loved by the whole family.

What is Vegetarian Food?

Vegetarian food consists of plants such as grains, vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, and legumes. It eliminates meats like beef, pork, poultry, and seafood. Vegetarians can and do consume some dairy products, eggs, and even seafood, depending on one’s preference, but it is common to exclude these products from this diet as well. 

With that being said, vegetarian food is full of delicious, wholesome, flavor-packed recipes. They’re healthy meals that the entire family will love, even the meat eaters!

Tips for Making Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

  1. Wash your vegetables well before chopping them. Some vegetables, especially root vegetables, will have loose dirt on them. Rinsing vegetables will clean away any bacteria.
  2. Canned beans should be rinsed and drained. Canned beans are often quite salty and can also taste metallic, so it’s best to run them under cold running water before using them.
  3. Choose freezer-friendly dishes. Recipes like chili and burgers can easily be frozen, so all you need to do is thaw and heat through to serve. Perfect for dinner after a busy day.
  4. Stock your kitchen with food. Vegetarian cooking is made more accessible by stocking the pantry and the freezer and organizing your refrigerator. You’ll find this helps prepare healthy meals with access to everything you need.
  5. Customize it. It’s easy to make vegetarian dinners unique to your tastes. Swap the beans and veggies to match whatever you have on hand.

How to Plan a Balanced Vegetarian Meal

  1. Emphasize plant-based protein. You can easily get your protein from sources other than meats. Some excellent protein-rich foods that contribute towards satisfying vegetarian dishes are legumes like chickpeas and beans, lentils, nuts, and tofu.
  2. Don’t just stick to one vegetable. Fill your plate with a variety of colorful and seasonal vegetables. Include leafy greens, cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower, bell peppers, and more! Eat the rainbow for a wide range of vitamins and minerals.
  3. Bulk it up with grains and pasta. Your vegetarian dinner shouldn’t just include vegetables. Incorporate lots of healthy grains like quinoa, bulgur, brown rice, and farro into your meals to add nutrition and satiety.
  4. Instantly add flavor with seasonings. Go beyond salt and pepper and use herbs and spices to enhance your vegetarian meals. Add homemade seasoning blends like 7 spice and ranch seasoning to your meals, or if you want a little heat, try Cajun seasoning.
  5. Don’t forget the garnish. It’s easy to elevate even the best vegetarian recipes with fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, or basil. It’s a simple garnish that offers a refreshing and aromatic finish to your meal.

Best Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

This list of vegetarian dishes highlights some of my family’s favorites and my readers, too. From easy vegetarian weeknight dinners like soups and burgers to pasta, casseroles, and Lebanese recipes, you’ll find a variety of wholesome, nutritious vegetarian dishes to satisfy even the pickiest meat eaters. I also share a few dessert recipes to enjoy afterward.

Vegetarian Soups, Chilis, and Stews

  • Vegetarian Black Bean Chili – Hearty and filling, this perfectly spiced black bean chili with quinoa is a meatless wonder and an excellent addition to your collection of vegetarian main meals! This bean chili is delicious and full of flavor, oh, and healthy, too!
  • Zucchini Orzo Soup – This bright and flavorful soup recipe is full of veggies, including zucchini, carrots, and tomatoes. It’s made with all vegetarian ingredients – perfect for a weeknight meal.
  • Vegetarian Lemon Rice Soup – A bright and comforting soup loaded with veggies and rice for a quick and nutritious recipe. This zesty delight brings together all your favorite fresh flavors for a satisfying and wholesome meal.
  • Sweet Potato Soup – Warm and full of flavor, this soup is made with sweet potatoes, creamy coconut milk, and wonderfully aromatic with ginger and curry. It’s a must-add to your collection of the best vegetarian recipes.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Soup – Snuggle up with this tomato and roasted red pepper creamy soup. It’ll warm your belly, be a total crowd-pleaser, and is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes.
  • Cassava Stew (Yabeh) – Spicy tomato broth, chunky sweet potatoes and cassava root, and the best West African flavors make up this hearty vegetarian stew. It’s an incredibly flavorful and aromatic soup that takes humble ingredients to new heights.
  • Wild Rice Mushroom Soup – Warming, earthy, and hearty, this mushroom soup is simple to make and comes together in one pot. Serve with French bread rolls for the ultimate comfort food dinner.
  • Chickpea Noodle Soup – Inspired by the chicken noodle soup, this vegetarian version has similar ingredients but uses plant-based protein powerhouse chickpeas instead of chicken. Hearty, healthy, and oh-so-good!
  • Mediterranean White Bean Soup – If you’re looking for vegetarian main meals that will fill you up, give you energy, and promise delicious leftovers, white bean soup checks off all those boxes and more!
  • Vegetarian Minestrone Soup – This Italian inspired soup has a whopping 19 grams of protein per serving, making it a satisfying meal. Plus, it’s made with simple pantry ingredients and hearty veggies.
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Vegetarian Salads

  • Southwest Quinoa Salad – This nutritious and flavorful salad is at the top of the list of the best vegetarian recipes. Loaded with fresh, zingy, and healthy ingredients, this vegan southwest quinoa salad is all kinds of delicious.
  • Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad – Made rich with colors, flavors, and nutrition, this butternut squash recipe is a delicious seasonal vegetarian dinner.
  • Quinoa Avocado Salad – Made with simple ingredients and tossed in a tangy dressing, this protein-packed salad is flavorful yet incredibly light. Take your meal planning to a whole new level by adding this salad to your list of vegetarian dinner ideas.
  • Chickpea Salad – Loaded with healthy ingredients, including cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, red onions, and olives and dressed in a simple lemon dressing, this chickpea salad is always a good choice.
  • Lentil Salad – Hearty salads like this one make for one of the best vegetarian weeknight dinners. They are made with healthy ingredients and are perfect for meal prep as the ingredients keep well.
  • Lebanese Cabbage Salad – This simple salad is quick and easy to make and vibrant and fresh. Dressed in a tangy lemon and olive oil dressing, it’s a perfect side to accompany vegetarian main meals.
  • Fresh Garden Salad – A basic green salad to accompany your main course is always welcomed. This garden salad features romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions all tossed in a basic vinaigrette.
  • Bulgur Chickpea Salad – Soaked bulgur wheat is tossed with fresh veggies and chickpeas in a zesty dressing. Quick and easy to make, this no-cook salad is surprisingly hearty and satisfying.

Vegetarian Side Dishes

  • Whole Roasted Cauliflower – Rich, buttery, and oh-so-delightful, this is the perfect side dish to accompany all your vegetarian weeknight dinners. You’ll need just a few ingredients to make this garlic butter-crusted cauliflower and it’s ready to be served!
  • Mushroom & Peas Risotto – Skip the labor and enjoy the simplicity of this quick method of making a creamy risotto. With earthy mushrooms, sweet peas, and velvety texture, this risotto will bring gourmet to your vegetarian dinner.
  • Vegan Macaroni Salad – Grill up some veggie burgers and pair them with a classic creamy vegan mayo macaroni salad for one of the easiest vegetarian weeknight dinners. It’s a mouthwatering side dish with all the comforting flavors.
  • Green Bean Casserole – Scratch-made mushroom soup is delicate and savory, tossed with crisp green beans and a crunchy panko topping. If you prefer, replace the dairy milk with unsweetened non-dairy.
  • Baked Beans – These are so easy to make and have the best sweet, rich flavor. Baked beans are the perfect side dish for a cookout or to pair with one of our easy vegetarian main meals like a veggie burger.
  • Potato Cauliflower Bake – Take your side dish game to the next level with this comforting bake. This cauliflower dish is a crowd favorite, perfect as a weeknight dinner to accompany other vegetarian dishes.
  • Tomato Rice Pilaf – Serve as a side dish or bulk it up with chickpeas or baked tofu to make a well-balanced vegetarian dinner. This versatile side dish offers savory flavors with the richness of tomato and fragrant rice.
  • Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice – Low carb and bursting with fresh Mediterranean flavors, cauliflower rice is the perfect accompaniment to so many meals. And the best part is that it comes together in under 10 minutes.
  • Air Fryer Potatoes – These taters are healthier than the traditional fried wedges and comes with the perfect texture – crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. These potato bites are ready to be served with vegetarian main meals for a tasty dinner.
  • Lemon Rice – Bursting with lemony flavor, you can pair this vegetarian side dish with any roasted air fryer vegetables and baked sweet potatoes for a complete vegetarian dinner.
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Vegetarian Dinner Ideas with Pasta

  • Pasta with Peas – This pasta is so easy to make and bursts with fresh and vibrant flavors. You’ll have a delicious dinner on the table quickly and effortlessly, making it a go-to option for busy nights when you crave a simple but satisfying vegetarian meal.
  • Vegan Pumpkin Pasta – A savory fall-inspired pumpkin recipe made with a dairy-free sauce that is full of nutrients and vitamins. This seasonal pasta dish is a delightful balance of sweet and savory that’s wholesome and comforting.
  • Eggplant Pasta Casserole – Enjoy this cheesy vegetarian casserole with extra veggies for a variety of textures, nutrition, and flavor the whole family will love! Use vegetarian-friendly cheese alternatives to fit your diet.
  • Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta – This pasta recipe is made with only 6 ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes. It’s vegan, simple-to-make, and customizable with any protein for an easy meatless weeknight meal.
  • Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes – A simple pasta dish with added plant-based protein tops the list when it comes to easy vegetarian main meals. Like this pasta dish. Blistered cherry tomatoes are the star of the show and perfectly delicious with tofu.
  • Creamy Vegan Cashew Tomato Pasta – If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, then this silky cashew pasta sauce is sure to please. You’ll love the velvety richness of this vegan dish that transforms a simple dinner into a gourmet experience.
  • Hummus Pasta – If you’re anything like me, you know that hummus only enhances your favorite foods. That’s what happens in this pasta dish. It creates a velvety smooth, creamy finish with an added boost of protein and will easily be one of the best vegetarian recipes you’ll ever make!
  • Lemon Pasta – Ready to serve in 20 minutes, this fresh and vibrant pasta dish is quick to make and calls for just a handful of ingredients. Grab your lemons, garlic, and a box of spaghetti, and get ready to be dazzled with this wonder.
  • Cottage Cheese Alfredo Pasta – Loaded with protein, this 5-ingredient pasta is creamy, simple to make, and full of flavor. It’s a must-try on your repertoire of delicious vegetarian dishes.
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Vegetarian Power Bowls

  • Quinoa Buddha Bowl – This Buddha Bowl is filled with nourishing roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, kale, crispy chickpeas, creamy avocado, and a tangy tahini dressing! You’ll love the variety of textures and flavors in this easy vegetarian meal!
  • Mediterranean Hummus Bowl – These delicious hummus bowls are a great healthy dinner option made with fresh and vibrant ingredients. Easy and quick to make, these bowls are vegetarian and gluten-free.
  • Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl – Chickpea gyro bites are served with lettuce, pita, bell peppers, and creamy tzatziki for one yummy meat-free recipe that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Vegetarian Gyro Bowl – If you’re looking for vegetarian weeknight dinners that are satisfying and delicious, this gyro bowl is the answer. Full of superfoods and roasted veggies, this simple veggie bowl is packed with nutrients, fiber, and protein!
  • Farro Grain Bowl – Easy to make, these healthy grain bowls are made with farro, butternut squash (feel free to swap with roasted sweet potatoes), beets, and tossed with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Vegetarian Burrito Bowl – With layers of fresh and vibrant ingredients, this burrito bowl is a hearty and meatless meal that will satisfy and nourish you well. Ditch the tortilla and dig in with your fork!
  • Oven Roasted Chickpea Shawarma – Take your weeknight dinner to a new level with this delicious plant-based meal. Cauliflower and other veggies roast with chickpeas on a sheet pan and then load up in a power bowl for an easy weeknight vegetarian dinner.
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Vegetarian Main Meals

  • Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie – Make this classic comfort food hearty with mushrooms and quinoa instead of meat smothered in a rich gravy and topped with creamy potatoes. You’ll love this plant-based twist that promises a deliciously satisfying meal.
  • Red Lentil Curry – Aromatic Indian spices in a savory tomato broth with red lentils are wholesome and full of some serious flavor. Rich spices and hearty lentils come together for a satisfying dish bursting with Indian flavors.
  • Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats – Full of color, flavor, and texture, this recipe has 10 grams of protein per serving and is easy to customize with leftover quinoa and whatever veggies you have on hand.
  • Vegan Meatballs – Add these meatless meatballs to your repertoire of easy vegetarian weeknight dinners. Serve them over your favorite pasta for a fuss-free meatless dinner that’s sure to please.
  • Ratatouille – A wonderfully light and fresh dish loaded with color and nutrient-dense veggies for a one-pot meal. Savor the vibrant flavors of this classic French masterpiece that’s made in one pot.
  • Quinoa Stuffed Peppers – If you’re on the hunt for vegetarian dinner ideas that satisfy, these stuffed peppers are your answer. We loaded these peppers with plant-based protein for a hearty, healthy, delicious vegetarian meal.
  • Eggplant Lasagna – Meat-free, low-carb, and absolutely delicious, this lasagna recipe is a tasty dinner loaded with flavor. It’s one of my favorite vegetarian main meals because it takes a classic recipe and turns it into a meatless delight.
  • Cauliflower Curry – Easy to make and richly flavored, this curry is a well-balanced meal that’s perfect for the whole family. It’s an easy and healthy vegetarian idea that’s comforting and oh-so-good.
  • Lentil Shepherd’s Pie – Serve this when you really want to take your vegetarian weeknight dinners to new heights. It’s made hearty with lentils, veggies, and spices, and like the classic, topped with mashed potatoes.
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Vegetarian Lebanese Dinner Recipes

  • Lebanese Mujadara – Try new flavors with this Middle Eastern lentil and rice recipe. With just 3 ingredients, including onions, brown lentils, and white rice you have a protein-rich meal that’s finger-licking good.
  • Lebanese Spinach Stew – Wholesome, well-balanced, and perfect for feeding a family, this spinach stew with chickpeas is a hearty vegetarian Lebanese recipe full of rich flavor. It’s one of my favorite vegetarian main meals, and will become yours too!
  • Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves – This recipe is full of Lebanese flavor with rice and vegetables rolled in brined grape leaves. The perfect blend of delicious texture and aromatic flavors lets you celebrate Lebanese cuisine without leaving your home.
  • Mujadara Hamra – This is a delicious and hearty Lebanese dish that features caramelized onions, lentils, bulgur, and warming spices to create a rich and savory flavor. Serve mujadara hamra with other vegetarian dishes for a well-rounded meal.
  • Lebanese Crushed Lentil Soup – Just 30 minutes, and you can cozy up to an authentic, healthy Lebanese comfort food where each spoonful delivers a burst of flavor like a comforting hug.
  • Mediterranean Pita Pockets – Perfectly roasted cauliflower is nestled into a pita pocket with fresh tomatoes, crisp romaine, and a drizzle of tahini. Packed with flavor and nutrients, this pita sandwich makes for a delicious and healthy meal for the whole family.
  • Pasta in Yogurt Sauce – This is known as Lebanese spaghetti, and it’s simple to make, amazingly flavorful, and a total crowd-pleaser. Top with toasted pine nuts and fresh herbs for the most delectable pasta side.
  • Lebanese Rice – The best vegetarian recipes are often the most simplest in form. Take this Lebanese rice. It’s a rice pilaf made of just 3 ingredients: long grain white rice, vermicelli noodles, and olive oil, and yet results in the most delicious comfort food.
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Vegetarian Burgers, Tacos, and Sandwiches

  • Quinoa Burger – Satisfy your burger cravings with this meatless option. Even meat-lovers will crave this loaded plant-based quinoa and black bean burger as a meatless option. It holds up great on the grill, too!
  • Salsa Black Bean Burger – For being one of the simplest vegetarian dinner ideas, this burger has it all. Flavor, simplicity, and a protein punch. This is a great meat-free burger alternative that checks off all the boxes.
  • Chickpea Burger – Filled with delicious Mediterranean flavor, this vegetarian meat-free burger is so simple and easy to make. Nestle it between your favorite hamburger buns and top with all your favorite fixings.
  • Tofu Tacos – Seasoned tofu is served in tortillas with a fresh and zesty cabbage slaw and ready to serve in less than 20 minutes. These street-style tacos are irresistibly delicious and will become one of the best vegetarian recipes you’ll ever taste.
  • Tempeh Tacos – Full of flavor and quick to make, these tempeh tacos are a delicious meat-free alternative. Load them with your favorite toppings for a vegan taco that the whole family will love.
  • Walnut Tacos – Walnuts are seasoned and cooked as a great alternative to ground beef. Quick and easy to make, these walnut tacos are a delicious and filling meatless recipe!
  • White Bean Avocado Sandwich – This vegan sandwich is packed with protein, nutrients, and flavor. The heartiness from the white beans and avocados will keep you feeling full, while the fresh arugula adds a welcoming peppery flavor.
  • Veggie and Hummus Sandwich – If you are looking for super quick vegetarian dinner ideas, this sandwich is an excellent choice. It makes a quick weeknight dinner but also a great option to pack to work the next day.
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Vegetarian Dessert Recipes

  • Banana Nice Cream – Take humble bananas and transform them into a creamy chilled dessert that will perfectly satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. This dairy-free ice cream comes in four different ways.
  • Chocolate Peppermint Mousse – Make sure you include this in your repertoire of the best vegetarian recipes. Only 3 ingredients for a wonderfully decadent vegetarian dessert recipe. You’ll swoon over every bite of this mint-infused chocolatey goodness.
  • Bite-size Pumpkin Pies – These mini pies are filled with the best pumpkin filling, perfect for a holiday dessert after savoring all the tasty vegetarian dishes.
  • Oatmeal Apple Cookies – Rich molasses, brown sugar, and fresh apples come together for a sweet and soft oatmeal cookie you’ll want to make again and again. These soft oatmeal cookies promise a wholesome treat that everyone can enjoy.
  • Lemon Bars – These vegan lemon bars are bright, creamy, and delicious, made with a walnut oatmeal crust. You’ll feel like you’re biting into sunshine with this delightful treat that strikes the perfect balance of tart and sweetness.
  • Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies – Made in one bowl, these gluten-free and dairy-free cookies have a perfectly delicious taste and guarantee to satisfy any sweet tooth.
  • Chocolate Coconut Balls – When you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, let these no-bake chocolate balls take care of that for you. Think of these like classic Mounds bars but healthier and made with better-for-you ingredients.
  • No Bake Cookie Dough Bars – These bars are vegan, made without refined sugar, and a must on your list of best vegetarian recipes. They’re chewy, indulgent, and take only 15 minutes to put together.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some popular vegetarian dishes?

Enjoy a variety of flavorful vegetarian meals without missing the meat. Some easy vegetarian weeknight dinners are hearty chilis and soups, wholesome grain bowls, pasta recipes, and stuffed peppers. Vegetarian tacos, sandwiches, and wraps also come together quickly and are full of flavor. For a more sophisticated weekend dinner, try vegetarian Shepherd’s pie or a zucchini meatless lasagna.

What foods are high in protein in a vegetarian diet?

Grains, beans, and pulses are exceptional sources of plant protein and a great way to bulk up a meal. You can also find protein in dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, and tofu. It’s important to prioritize these protein sources in vegetarian dishes, so you feel full and satisfied.

Can vegetarians eat eggs and dairy?

Vegetarians eliminate meat from their diet but do still enjoy eating eggs and dairy. If you lean more towards a vegan diet, you can use alternatives to match your needs more specifically. But vegetarians have a more relaxed approach to eating meat-free.

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Take your dinners back with a plethora of meatless meals that will nourish and satisfy you. These vegetarian dinner ideas will get you on track to eating healthily without the loss of tasty meals the family loves. There are so many ways to enjoy vegetarian dinners, from comforting pasta recipes to meat-free burger alternatives, hearty soups and stews, tacos, and so much more.

Full List of Recipes

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Dinner, Lunch, Soup

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

Hearty and filling, this black bean chili with quinoa is a meatless wonder! This bean chili is delicious and full of flavor!
 
50 minutes
5 from 22 votes
2 bowls of soup with spoon and fresh torn basil.
Soup

Zucchini Orzo Soup

This Orzo soup recipe is full of veggies, including zucchini, carrots, and tomatoes. It's made with all vegetarian ingredients – perfect for meatless Monday!
 
55 minutes
5 from 98 votes
Top down shot of Lemon Rice Soup being scooped with a spoon
Soup

Lemon Rice Soup

This vegetarian Lemon Rice Soup recipe is the best soup! Easy to make with basic kitchen staples, it's comforting, quick and loaded with nutrients!
 
40 minutes
5 from 377 votes
Sweet potato soup recipe topped with cashews
Soup

Sweet Potato Soup

This coconut milk and sweet potato soup is simple and easy to make with hints of ginger and curry for wonderful flavor – vegan and so creamy!
 
1 hour
5 from 37 votes
bowl of Roasted red pepper soup bowl with baguette next to it
Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This Roasted Red Pepper Soup is loaded with flavor and taste! In less than 45 minutes time, you'll be enjoying this hearty and creamy soup!
 
40 minutes
5 from 638 votes
West African yabeh recipe
Main Course

Cassava Stew

This delicious West African yabeh is a cassava and sweet potato spiced stew that's hearty, filling and easy to make. Vegan and gluten-free.
 
45 minutes
5 from 33 votes
Large bowl of mushroom soup with wild rice and spoon inside bowl
Soup

Wild Mushroom Rice Soup

Warming and hearty, this wild rice mushroom soup is simple and easy to make. Made with a medley of mushrooms, this vegan one pot meal is full of flavor.
 
1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 29 votes
Large bowl of vegetarian chickpea noodle soup on white background
Soup

Chickpea Noodle Soup

This Vegetarian Chickpea Noodle Soup is made with a few items and full of plant-based protein to keep you feeling full for hours – perfect even as a meal!
 
45 minutes
5 from 330 votes
Mediterranean white bean soup.
Soup

Mediterranean White Bean Soup

Try this vegan Mediterranean White Bean Soup for lunch or dinner. It's a quick gluten free soup recipe that's filled with vegetables and plant-based protein.
 
30 minutes
5 from 4588 votes
Close up of mug bowl of vegetarian minestrone soup topped with parsley and parmesan cheese
Soup

Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

Vegetarian Minestrone Soup is based on the hearty classic Italian recipe that's loaded with beans, vegetables and pasta in a seasoned aromatic tomato broth!
 
45 minutes
5 from 191 votes
Southwest quinoa salad in a large bowl
Salad

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Made with roasted sweet potatoes, corn and black beans, this Southwest quinoa salad is vegan and gluten free, and hearty with 28g protein/ser
 
35 minutes
5 from 56 votes
Salad, Side Dish

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

This Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad is a seasonal recipe that is perfect for holiday gatherings and Thanksgiving- bursting with color & flavor
 
1 hour
5 from 193 votes
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Salads

Quinoa Avocado Salad

This vegan Quinoa Avocado Salad is made with simple ingredients and a tossed in a tangy dressing. It’s a protein-packed salad that works for lunch or dinner
 
35 minutes
5 from 366 votes
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Salad

Chickpea Salad

This fresh and delicious vegan Chickpea Salad is quick and easy to prepare. Loaded with simple healthy ingredients and dressed in a simple lemon dressing.
 
10 minutes
5 from 55 votes
Large bowl of lentil salad made with chickpeas
Salad, Side Dish

Lentil Salad

Simple to make and delicious to eat, this vegan lentil salad is made with fresh ingredients and makes for a really versatile side dish.
 
30 minutes
5 from 151 votes
Large bowl of Lebanese cabbage salad with tomatoes and cilantro
Salad

Lebanese Cabbage Salad

This easy 10 minute salad is a delicious and vibrant side. Dressed in a lemon and olive oil dressing, it's light, refreshing and full of flavor.
 
10 minutes
5 from 100 votes
Everyday garden salad tossed with tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and shredded carrots.
Salad, Side Dish

Fresh Garden Salad

Enjoy a delicious, simple, and fresh garden salad with a light vinaigrette dressing customized with your favorite veggies.
 
10 minutes
5 from 25 votes
Large bowl of bulgur salad with salt and pepper in pinch bowl to it
Salad, Side Dish

Bulgur Chickpea Salad

This vegan bulgur chickpea salad is full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Simple to make and no cooking required, it's hearty, healthy and filling.
 
20 minutes
5 from 35 votes
Hands with knife and fork cutting roasted cauliflower in cast iron skillet.
Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Whole oven-roasted cauliflower in a garlic butter sauce baked until moist and melt-in-your-mouth tender. Topped with a sprinkle of parmesan and chives.
 
1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 92 votes
Mushroom peas risotto in a large bowl with parmesan cheese on the side
Main Course

Mushroom and Pea Risotto

Make the most delicious mushroom and pea risotto in a fraction of the time with this easy method. Perfectly creamy, it's seriously the best!
 
35 minutes
5 from 29 votes
Vegan Macaroni Salad in two bowls
Salad

Vegan Macaroni Salad

Vegan Macaroni Salad with a creamy, tangy vegan mayo dressing tossed with crunchy veggies. Add in some beans for extra protein and you're good to go!
 
20 minutes
5 from 28 votes
Healthy green bean casserole with panko breadcrumbs on top
Side Dish

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Made from scratch with a homemade mushroom soup, this green bean casserole is healthier and lighter but still big on flavor for Thanksgiving!
 
35 minutes
5 from 59 votes
Large dish of instant pot baked beans garnished with parsley
Side Dish

Instant Pot Baked Beans

Quick and easy to make, these Instant Pot baked beans are rich in flavor with just the right amount of sweetness. This is one delicious veggie side dish!
 
1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 71 votes
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Side Dish

Cauliflower Casserole

This cheesy Cauliflower casserole with potatoes is a delicious side dish that's quick and easy – pair it with weeknight dinners or Thanksgiving turkey!
 
1 hour
5 from 218 votes
Large bowl of tomato rice with spoon inside and garnished with cilantrol
Side Dish

Tomato Rice

This Tomato Rice is made with brown rice, fresh tomatoes and warm Mediterranean spices. It's the perfect side dish and I'll show you how to prepare it!
 
55 minutes
5 from 76 votes
Mediterranean cauliflower rice in a large bowl with parsley and pinenuts
Side Dish

Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice

Seasoned with garlic, herbs and spices, this Mediterranean cauliflower rice is a great low carb alternative that is bursting with fresh flavors.
 
11 minutes
5 from 40 votes
Air Fryer Potatoes.
Side Dish

Air Fryer Potatoes

Air fryer potatoes are a healthier alternative to deep fried potatoes. They have a crispy texture without high fat or calories – easy side dish for any meal
 
28 minutes
5 from 527 votes
Large bowl of lemon rice garnished with dill and cashews
Side

Lemon Rice

This Lemon Rice recipe is a fun way to switch up your rice side dish. It's bursting with a lemony flavor and pairs well with many meat dishes!
 
30 minutes
4.8 from 23 votes
Bowl of pasta with peas
Main Course

Pasta with Peas

Bursting with fresh spring flavors and ready to serve in less than 30 minutes, pasta with peas is a perfect family meal that everyone will love.
 
25 minutes
5 from 387 votes
2 bowls of the pumpkin pasta served with side of grated parmesan cheese
Main Course

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Get cozy this fall with this delicious and creamy pumpkin pasta recipe. Made with canned pumpkin puree and no cheese it's ready in minutes!
 
20 minutes
5 from 454 votes
Vegetarian Eggplant Pasta Casserole in a white baking dish
Main Course

Eggplant Pasta Casserole

This Vegetarian Eggplant Pasta Casserole is an easy delicious pasta recipe with added vegetables for variety in texture, nutrition and flavor
 
40 minutes
5 from 106 votes
Creamy roasted red pepper pasta.
Main Course

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

This Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta recipe is made with only 6 ingredients. It’s vegan, simple-to-make & customizable with any protein for an easy weeknight meal
 
25 minutes
5 from 825 votes
Pasta with cherry tomatoes.
Main Course

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

This Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes is a quick and easy dish that comes together in 15 minutes. It's an amazing pasta with cherry tomatoes garlic and basil.
 
15 minutes
5 from 680 votes
Fork taking bite of vegan creamy tomato pasta from bowl
Main Course

Creamy Vegan Cashew Tomato Pasta

This Creamy Vegan Tomato Pasta is made with a cashew cream sauce. It's the secret ingredient that adds a creamy texture and lighter color!
 
30 minutes
5 from 175 votes
Final plated dish of the hummus pasta topped with lemon slices, basil and crushed garlic
Entree

Hummus Pasta

This creamy vegan Hummus Pasta is a healthy Mediterranean inspired recipe! It’s all made in one pot and ready in 15 minutes – perfect for a weeknight meal!
 
15 minutes
5 from 521 votes
Lemon pasta.
Main Course, Pastas

Lemon Pasta

Ready to serve in 20 minutes, this fresh and vibrant lemon pasta is simple to make with just a few basic ingredients and a burst of flavor!
 
20 minutes
5 from 2704 votes
Square image of a pan of cottage cheese alfredo pasta.
Entree, Pastas

Cottage Cheese Alfredo Pasta

This 5-ingredient Cottage Cheese Alfredo Pasta is so creamy and makes for a great vegetarian option, or paired with chicken or fish for a heartier meal.
 
20 minutes
5 from 180 votes
Quinoa buddha bowl made with chickpeas and sweet potatoes and topped with avocado
Entree

Quinoa Buddha Bowl

This vegan Quinoa Buddha Bowl is filled with nourishing roasted sweet potatoes, kale, crispy chickpeas, avocado and a tangy tahini dressing!
 
40 minutes
5 from 208 votes
Close up of large full hummus bowl with cucumbers, tomatoes, quinoa, chickpeas, spinach, onions and feta cheese
Main Course

Mediterranean Hummus Bowl

Easy and quick to make, a Mediterranean hummus bowl is a great healthy and filling meal. Made with quinoa, fresh vegetables and homemade hummus.
 
15 minutes
5 from 632 votes
Roasted vegetable quinoa bowls topped with tahini sauce
Entree

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl

This Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl is loaded with roasted vegetables and full of nutrients, fiber, and protein! Gluten free and vegan!
 
1 hour
5 from 90 votes
Two vegetarian gyro bowls with Aloha peppers on the side
Main Course

Vegetarian Gyro Bowl

Simple and quick to make, this vegetarian gyro bowl is made with chickpea bites, sauteed peppers and onions; served with tzatziki and pita.
 
35 minutes
5 from 70 votes
2 fall grain bowls made with butternut squash, kale, farro, beets, feta and pistachios
Main Course

Fall Grain Bowl

Easy to make, these healthy fall grain bowls are made with farro, butternut squash and beets and tossed in a delicious balsamic dressing. Perfect for make ahead meals!
 
50 minutes
5 from 92 votes
Vegetarian burrito bowl.
Dinner, Entree, Lunch

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

This Vegetarian Burrito Bowl, with black beans, corn, sweet potatoes, and cilantro lime rice, is perfect for meal prep—a filling, wholesome option that retains its deliciousness throughout the week.
 
1 hour
5 from 21 votes
Chickpea Shawarma bowl with veggies, tahini sauce and pickles
Main Course

Oven Roasted Chickpea Shawarma

Oven roasted chickpea shawarma is dairy-free and full of plant-based protein. Prepped and roasted in one pan, it's an easy weeknight dinner!
 
45 minutes
5 from 24 votes
Small plate of the vegetarian shepards pie after being served
Main Course

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie is a meatless take on a classic comfort dish. Swap the meat for mushrooms and quinoa & it all gets smothered in a rich gravy sauce
 
1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 454 votes
Close up shot of the final red lentil curry recipe plated in white bowls
Entree

Red Lentil Curry

Red lentil curry is an easy and hearty Indian-inspired vegan recipe that's made with lentils, sweet potatoes, aromatic Indian spices & broth!
 
30 minutes
5 from 117 votes
Top down shot of Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini boats on a large white plate
Main Course

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats are the perfect well-balanced vegetarian meal with 10 grams of protein and only 250 calories per serving!
 
45 minutes
5 from 26 votes
Cutting into one of the vegan served over spaghetti
Main Course

Vegan Meatballs

These vegan meatballs are a delicious meat-free alternative to one of your favorite comfort foods. Quick and easy to make and perfect for meal prep and freezer meals.
 
45 minutes
5 from 15 votes
Final ratatouille recipe in a bowl with parsley
Main Course

Ratatouille Recipe

This Ratatouille Recipe is vegan, gluten-free & Whole30 compliant. It's a classic end-of-summer French meal made super simply in one pot & loaded w/ veggies
 
30 minutes
5 from 22 votes
White baking dish with quinoa stuffed peppers
Main Course

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

These Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are loaded with lots of plant-based protein and gluten-free quinoa and topped with melted cheese- hearty and healthy
 
55 minutes
5 from 609 votes
Eggplant lasagna in a large baking dish
Main Course

Eggplant Lasagna

Simple to make and delicious to eat, this vegetarian gluten-free low carb eggplant lasagna is a tasty dinner that's loaded with flavor.
 
1 hour
5 from 102 votes
Final shot of the cauliflower curry served with rice on top
Main Course

Cauliflower Curry

This vegan Cauliflower Curry is the ultimate comfort dish bursting with robust Indian spices and sweetened with coconut milk! It’s a healthy easy dinner idea.
 
50 minutes
5 from 697 votes
Lentil shepherd's pie.
Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Main Dish

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Lentil Shepherd's Pie is a delicious vegan version of the classic dish. Made hearty with lentils, veggies, spices, and mashed potatoes.
 
1 hour 20 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Mujadara topped with crispy onions on a large platter.
Entree

Lebanese Mujadara

Mujadara is a Middle Eastern lentils and rice recipe with crispy caramelized onions. Just 3 ingredients make a easy vegan, protein-rich meal!
 
45 minutes
5 from 1781 votes
Lebanese Spinach Stew (Sabanekh wu riz) served with pine nuts and lemon slices
Entree

Lebanese Spinach Stew

Try this authentic Lebanese style Spinach stew made with simple ingredients; it's wholesome, well-balanced and perfect to feed a large family
 
27 minutes
5 from 264 votes
Large plate of rolled vegetarian stuffed grape leaves
Appetizer

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

These Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves are a Mediterranean classic recipe made with short grain rice, parsley, tomatoes and onions – my favorite appetizer!
 
3 hours 30 minutes
5 from 292 votes
Mujadara hamra in a large shallow serving platter with a serving spoon garnished with fresh mint leaves and a small bowl or radishes cut in half nearby.
Main Course

Mujadara Hamra

Lebanese Mujadara Hamra – a nutritious and comforting Middle Eastern dish featuring lentils, bulgur wheat, caramelized onions, and cumin.
 
1 hour 30 minutes
5 from 9 votes
Pot of crushed lentil soup garnished with fresh parsley with lemon wedges nearby.
Soup

Lebanese Crushed Lentil Soup

Learn how to make this authentic healthy Lebanese Crushed Lentil Soup in 30 minutes! Made with simple pantry ingredients, it's vegan, hearty and so filling!
 
45 minutes
5 from 266 votes
Plate of three pitas stuffed with roasted cauliflower served with lemon wedges.
Main Course

Vegan Cauliflower Pita Sandwiches

Vegan pita sandwich filled with roasted cauliflower generously seasoned with bright Mediterranean spices, fresh tomatoes, crisp lettuce, and tahini!
 
45 minutes
5 from 36 votes
Spaghetti in Yogurt Sauce topped with pine nuts and chopped herbs, served in large white bowl.
Dinner, Entree, Pastas, Side Dish

Pasta with Yogurt Sauce

This creamy pasta with white yogurt sauce also known as Lebanese spaghetti is the perfect substitute for Alfredo sauce. It's creamy, tangy & easy to make!
 
20 minutes
5 from 100 votes
Plate served of Lebanese Rice topped with pine nuts, almonds and parsley
Side Dish

Lebanese Rice

This Lebanese Rice is a staple Middle Eastern (Arabic) side dish in my home that I make with only three ingredients: rice, vermicelli noodles and olive oil! 
 
15 minutes
5 from 888 votes
One quinoa burger topped with tomatoes and onions with sweet potato fries in background
Main Course

Quinoa Burger

This vegan quinoa burger recipe is easy, healthy and packed with protein. There's no food processor required and it comes together in one bowl
 
20 minutes
5 from 419 votes
Black bean burger.
Entree

Black Bean Burgers

This Black Bean Burger recipe is made with salsa and pantry staples mixed in one bowl – a hearty, healthy protein-packed dinner with a Southwestern flare.
 
25 minutes
5 from 64 votes
Chickpea burger - vegetarian and served with fries
Main Course

Chickpea Burger

This healthy veggie chickpea burger recipe is so simple to make and packed with Mediterranean ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes and feta.
 
20 minutes
5 from 543 votes
Tofu tacos on a plate topped with coleslaw with limes
Main Course

Tofu Tacos

Treat your family to these delicious vegan tofu tacos. Served with a crunchy cabbage slaw, they are quick and easy to make for a meat-free dinner option!
 
20 minutes
5 from 40 votes
Tempeh tacos on a white plate topped with avocado and cashew cream
Main Course

Tempeh Tacos

Full of flavor and quick to make, these tempeh tacos are a delicious meat-free alternative. Load them with your favorite toppings for a vegan taco that the whole family will love.
 
20 minutes
5 from 19 votes
Walnut tacos served on a plate
Main Course

Walnut Tacos

This Vegan Walnut Taco Meat is a great alternative to ground beef. Quick and easy to make, these walnut tacos are a delicious and filling meatless recipe!
 
20 minutes
5 from 11 votes
Stack of two halves of white bean avocado sandwich with toothpick holding them together
Sandwich

Avocado White Bean Sandwich

This White Bean Avocado Sandwich is a vegan sandwich recipe that is packed with protein, nutrients & flavor – perfect for lunches & meal prep.
 
10 minutes
5 from 99 votes
Veggie and hummus sandwiches stacked on top of each other with small bowl of hummus in background
Lunch, Sandwich

Hummus Veggie Sandwich

This delicious humus veggie sandwich is quick and easy to make and perfect for lunch on the go. Loaded with fresh vegetables, it's bold, vibrant and easily customizable.
 
10 minutes
5 from 25 votes
4 Nice cream flavors in white bowls: chocolate with chocolate chunks, strawberry with fresh strawberries on top, vanilla banana with banana slices on top, and peanut butter nice cream with a drizzle of peanut butter on top.
Dessert, Snack

Banana Nice Cream – 4 Ways

Learn how to make banana nice cream 4 different ways! Traditional vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and even a peanut butter version! Easy and delicious!
 
2 hours 10 minutes
5 from 51 votes
Three small bowls of chocolate peppermint mousse topped with cream and peppermint
Dessert

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse is one of my favorite holiday/winter desserts – it's vegan, decadent and made with only 3 ingredients!
 
5 minutes
5 from 21 votes
Mini pumpkin pies on a large plate with whipped cream in the middle
Dessert

Mini Pumpkin Pies

These Mini Pumpkin Pies are individualized portions of pumpkin pie, which are perfect for serving for Thanksgiving or during the holidays!
 
45 minutes
4.9 from 37 votes
view of a couple of baked apple crisp cookies on wire cooking rack with fresh sliced apples on side
Dessert, Snack

Cinnamon Oatmeal Apple Cookies

These chewy cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies are easy to make, taste like fall in a bite and are perfect for leftover apples! Soft and delicious!
 
22 minutes
5 from 46 votes
Stack of three vegan lemon bars on small white dish with half lemon in background
Dessert

Vegan Lemon Bars

These vegan lemon bars are creamy, chewy, and absolutely delicious – made with an oatmeal walnut crust and fresh lemons, they make the best lemon squares!
 
50 minutes
4.9 from 73 votes
Final shot of the flourless chocolate chip cookies on a large plate
Dessert

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies are not only gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free, but they are also a sweet easy healthy treat made in one bowl!
 
22 minutes
5 from 16 votes
Chocolate coconut balls on a decorative plate with extra shredded coconut and melted chocolate nearby.
Dessert

Chocolate Coconut Balls

These vegan Chocolate Coconut Balls are made with simple ingredients that come together in a delicious and sweet dessert that tastes like Almond Joy bar.
 
50 minutes
5 from 9 votes
No bake cookie dough bars stacked on top of each other and top one bite taken out of it
Dessert

No Bake Cookie Dough Bars

These easy vegan No Bake Cookie Dough Bars taste like real deal cookie dough with a hint of peanut butter – a gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious treat!
 
10 minutes
5 from 63 votes

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