Whether you’ve been following a plant-based diet for some time or you’re considering becoming a vegetarian, having a few recipes under your belt will make dinnertime easier.
Here are some of the best plant-based recipes for weeknight meals and get-togethers.
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2. Tofu and Vegetable Stir-Fry
This meal takes minutes to make and it’s a healthy way to enjoy some of your favorite Asian flavors. Sautee the veggies and tofu in sesame oil and serve with brown rice for a nutritious meal you can enjoy any night of the week.
3.Vegan Mac and Cheese
The vegan version of this popular pasta dish is nutritious and satisfying. The creamy sauce is made from pureed cauliflower, and vegan cheddar and turmeric add color and flavor to this tasty meal even more appealing.
4. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
You don’t have to miss out on scalloped potatoes just because you’re adopting a plant-based diet. Nutritional yeast, which is a healthy source of vitamin B, is added to the dish to provide a cheesy flavor. Tofu makes the potato casserole creamy and adds protein. Top the potatoes with caramelized onions and fresh parsley for a dish you’ll be proud to bring to your next dinner party.
5. Lentil Soup
This easy vegan recipe doesn’t take long to prepare, and it’s filling and satisfying, which makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner. You’ll get a serving of iron from the lentils, and you can top the soup with lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs to enhance the flavor of the soup.
6. Morrocan Harissa Roast Cauliflower
Roasted cauliflower with Morrocan harissa seasoning is a delicious side dish or appetizer for your plant-based meal. Cauliflower is a healthy source of protein and fiber, and you can serve the veggies with fresh cilantro and harissa dipping sauce for a tasty finishing touch.
7. Lentil Burgers
If you’re looking for a plant-based alternative to burgers, try these lentil burgers. They’re filled with protein and antioxidants, and you can top them with vegan mayo, onions, and lettuce for a satisfying meal.
8. Wild-Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is slightly sweet and a great source of fiber and vitamin A. Fill the squash with wild rice and fresh herbs for a delicious plant-based dinner your whole family will love.
9. Baked Falafel with Cucumbers and Tahini
If you’re into Middle Eastern food, these tasty falafel are sure to hit the spot. Chickpeas are a healthy source of protein, and you can serve the falafel with cucumbers and tahini for mild flavors that go great with the smoky and slightly spicy flavors in falafel.
10. Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup
This comforting soup is made with pureed potatoes instead of cream to give it a hearty consistency. Add nutritional yeast for a nutty, cheesy flavor that pairs great with broccoli. Serve the soup with a side of fresh French bread for a tasty lunch or dinner.
11. Instant Pot Hummus
If you love hummus, this vegetarian snack or appetizer is the perfect way to start off your meal. Making the hummus in an Instant Pot makes it extra creamy, and you can serve it with fresh veggies like radishes and carrots to impress your friends and family at your next dinner party.
12. Vegan Chickpea Crab Cakes
This tasty vegan version of crab cakes is packed with protein and makes a great appetizer for dinner parties. Serve the “crab” cakes with fresh lemon wedges and remoulade to make this meal starter complete.