Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

Written by Anna Pashkova, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM-EP / Reviewed by Chef Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, CD, FAND

Whether you’re a vegetarian, eat primarily a plant-based diet, or just love veggies and all things good food, this post is for you. We’ve rounded up 15 healthy vegetarian recipes that are healthy and flavorful making them a great option for non-vegetarians and meatless Mondays, too.

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

1. Thai-Style Cauliflower Walnut Lettuce Cups

A vegetarian version of traditional lettuce cups which are often made with meat. Instead, these are filled with riced cauliflower and toasted walnuts with a Thai-inspired sauce.

They’re cooked on the stovetop in less than 30 minutes from start to finish and keep well as leftovers for up to 4 days.

Thai-Style Cauliflower Walnut Lettuce Cups

2. Chickpea Coconut Curry

An easy one pot meal that’s prepared with chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes, and plenty of flavor-filled ingredients and spices. It pairs well with cooked quinoa or brown rice for a complete meal.

To level it up, top with peanuts or cashews for an extra crunch!

Chickpea curry in a white pot

3. Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

These Brussels sprouts make an incredible side dish. They’re seared in a hot skilled giving them a caramelized, crunchy exterior.

An Asian-inspired spicy sauce made from Thai chilies, crunchy peanuts, and green onion come in at the end to really take them to the next level.

Kung Pao Brussels sprouts in white dish (a vegetarian recipe)

4. (Cowboy) Texas Caviar

This Texas Caviar is the ultimate vegetarian appetizer that you won’t want to stop eating once you start. It’s wildly easy to make and features black-eyed peas, black beans, loads of fresh veggies, herbs and a light dressing.

Serve this caviar with tortilla chips or even atop of other dishes (see the blog post for ideas!)

Cowboy caviar in a white bowl with tortilla chips

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5. Artichoke & Goat Cheese Fritters

Vegetarian artichoke & Goat Cheese Fritters in a white plate.

6. Thai Sweet Potato Soup

Thai Sweet Potato Soup in white bowls (vegetarian recipe!)

7. Spinach, Goat Cheese & Walnut Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Salad on white plates with raspberry dressing in a carafe

8. Hummus & Vegetable-Stuffed Collard Wraps

Hummus & Vegetable-Stuffed Collard Wraps on white plate.

10. Mini Curried Lentil Cakes

Side shot of 3 stacked curry lentil cakes

11. Thai Vegetable Salad with Peanut Dressing

Thai vegetable salad in a white bowl

12. Rustic Heirloom Tomato Pizza

Vegetarian Rustic Heirloom Tomato Pizza on marble board.

13. Green Bean Potato Salad

Green bean potato salad in a white bowl (a vegetarian recipe).

14. Simple Spaghetti with Peas, Garlic + Parmesan

Simple Spaghetti with Peas, Garlic & Parmesan

15. Edamame Falafels with Spicy Lemon Aioli

Side view of vegetarian edamame falafels recipe

16. Spinach Artichoke Wonton Ravioli

Spinach artichoke wonton ravioli in white dish

I know you’ll find healthy vegetarian recipes you’ll absolutely love!

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