Sure, cooking during the hot summer months usually involves slathering barbecue sauce over a rack of grilled ribs. But sometimes, in the heat, we crave light vegetarian dishes that fill us up without being too heavy. From crisp and fresh salads to lighter-than-air bean burgers, summer's produce can be put to delicious use — and these recipes prove it!
With so many easy vegetarian recipes, we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with vegetarian recipes, and here are some of the highlights:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette Recipe
Loaded with fresh roasted vegetables and creamy cheese, this is the perfect side dish for summer.
Kale, Grape, and Blue Cheese Flatbread Recipe
A kale pesto takes this flatbread to a new level. Plus the creamy blue cheese and juicy grapes are fresh and tangy topping choices.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.