10 Vegetarian Recipes

Check out these great dinner ideas chock-full of vegetables

Beef — it’s what’s for dinner. But maybe not so much anymore. For those who remember that campaign from the last century, the mantra is outdated and dips into the realm of wishful thinking, whether because of concerns about the environment, health, sheer economics, or some combination of the three. And with the arrival of the new year, there’s an inevitable focus on losing weight and getting back in shape, whether or not you believe in resolutions. Chances are, putting more veggies in the tank is part of the equation.

That’s why we’ve put together this collection of vegetarian recipes to help you get started and keep going strong. There’s something for everyone, from farro with red kuri squash to vegetable paella. Feel free to mix and match these recipes to make a complete dinner, or just pick one of the main dishes for a quick meal. Whatever you decide to do, we hope you find that a meal doesn’t need meat to feel complete.

 

Starters

 

Warm Quinoa Salad with Orange-Blossom Vinaigrette

Red quinoa, a complete protein source, pairs well with a refreshing orange-blossom dressing...

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Squash Soup with Citrus-Mint Pesto

This soup isn’t just pretty to look at — it’s packed with flavor and good-for-you winter squash...

 

 

 

 

 

Farro with Red Kuri Squash and Leeks

There might not be any room for a main dish after devouring this hearty salad made with Old World grains...

 

 

 

 

 

Main Dishes

Wolfgang Puck’s Vegetable Paella

Eat like a celebrity with this vegetable paella recipe prepared by Wolfgang Puck for an Academy Awards dinner...

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

With their meat-like flavor and texture, portobello mushrooms make you wonder why there’s any need for meat substitutes...

 

 

 

 

 

Tuscan-Style Kale Bean Stew

Cannellini beans give this stew a creaminess and body that will make you forget all about the meat...

 

 

 

 

 

Roasted Tofu Stir Fry

This tofu dish is anything but bland and boring...

 

 

 

 

Sides

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Parmesan and Cinnamon

Spice up your side dishes with these fantastically flavored tubers...

 

 

 

 

 

French Lentils with Roasted Roots, Caramelized Onions, and Thyme

Lentils are packed with fiber and the star of this inspired side dish...

 

 

 

 

Maple-Glazed Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Simple, flavorful, and addictive — this is also a recipe that’s great for serving to large groups...

 

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