It’s easy to eat vegetarian when you’ve got plenty of delicious options from a wide array of cuisines. This recipe roundup will perk up your weekly meal planning whether you always forgo meat or if you enjoy meatless Mondays from time to time. From spicy curries to tender flatbreads to umami-rich tofu dishes, this collection has a little bit of something for everyone.
1. Chickpea Coconut Curry
This creamy and comforting curry is rich, delicious, and warming, perfect for a chilly night. We recommend making your own curry powder for the most flavor, but you can also use store bought if you’re pressed for time.
2. Slow Roasted Green Tortellini
Shelf stable tortellini are the ideal pantry item because they are ready in a snap, taste great, and have a bit more intrigue than standard pasta. We use this pantry powerhouse to our advantage in this verdant meal. Herby pesto, roasted zucchini, and cheese tortellini come together for a delicious weeknight meal everyone will love.
3. French Lentils with Broiled Goat Cheese
This delicious vegetarian entrée is packed with tender lentils, creamy goat cheese, earthy spinach, and perfectly bitter broccoli rabe. Cooking each element separately ensures that every component is perfectly prepared.
4. Cold Soba Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
This cold and refreshing salad is the perfect meal for a light dinner or lunch. Tender soba noodles are mixed together with crisp fresh vegetables under a blanket of spicy peanut dressing and finished with a shower of sesame seeds and fresh cilantro leaves.
5. Pesto Spinach Flatbread
This super simple flatbread is reminiscent of Sicilian-style pizza with a crust that is pillowy on the inside, crisp on the bottom, and covered with savory cheese and delicious toppings.
6. Cheesy Marinara Baked Gnocchi
Tender gnocchi are roasted in garlic oil before roasting with tangy marinara sauce and savory Parmesan cheese. A showering of mozzarella ensures a cheesy, golden top. Finish the dish with a bright burst of basil to play up the trattoria vibes.
7. Black Bean and Rice Casserole
Tender black beans, melty cheese, fluffy white rice, and an array of spices gives this dish major burrito vibes without the trouble of wrapping it all up in a tortilla. This meal is simple, quick and hearty enough to feed the entire family.
8. Palak Paneer
The two main ingredients in this dish are palak (spinach) and paneer (a soft cubed cheese), but while the cheese and greens may be the star of the show, an array of spices and aromatic vegetables are an essential supporting cast.
9. Braised Hoisin Tofu with Green Bell Peppers
This well rounded meal brings together fluffy white rice, crisp bell peppers, and tender tofu in an aromatic and flavorful sauce. We enhance store bought hoisin sauce with garlic, ginger, and star anise for multiple layers of flavor.
10. Italian White Bean Stew
This recipe is so easy you can basically make it in your sleep (and with Suvie you really can!). The long cooking time yields tender, melt in your mouth cannellini beans and artichoke hearts, while the kale and carrots lend a delicious vegetable flavor and textural contrast to the dish.