Written by: Anna Pashkova, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM-EP / Reviewed by: 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 vegetarian recipes that are healthy and flavorful making them a great option for non-vegetarians and meatless Mondays, too.
Healthy Vegetarian Recipes
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.
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!
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.
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!)