Easy Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
Quesadillas are currently top on the list of best easy vegetarian dinner recipes since they’re so easy to whip up. The basic ingredients are tomatoes, black beans, onions, cilantro, and spices like chili powder, garlic, and pepper. You can use any variety of vegetable you prefer. Also, adding chopped onion brings in a hearty, gooey texture to a traditional quesadillas. If you’re looking for healthy meals fit for parties and quick, healthy meals, this is one of the best you can find.
This dish has been around for ages, but it wasn’t until the last few years that it became more popular among beginners. Its great for vegetarians and vegans alike. It is one of those “do it in minutes” meals you can create with few ingredients. Beginners especially enjoy it because there aren’t a lot of complex steps involved.
This is a favorite among vegetarians who also follow a wheat free diet. A good way to add flavor is to soak your dry quinoa in water or stock. Many flavor options are available, including but not limited to: cardamom, curry, Cayenne, cinnamon, thyme, ginger, oregano, mushroom, Rosemary, and many others. Simply soak and cook your seeds or chop up your vegetables while the liquid is cooking. After the liquid is done, simply blend in your favorite flavors and serve with some tortilla chips.
This famous chili recipe uses canned beans, onions, tomatoes, cumin, and spicy sauces like chimichangas or habanera. It’s one of the most popular favorites among beginners and experts alike, since it adds a big flavor punch. The sauce is made out of tomatoes, corn, and onions; the beans can be used with the next dish. This is another “easy vegetarian recipe” that cooks fast and has a big flavor punch.
If you’re looking for a good healthy alternative to chicken noodle soups, this is a great one for you. The best thing about this dish is that it is made entirely from plant-based ingredients. Most of the ingredients used are beans, carrots, corn, potatoes, spinach, red onions, mushrooms, and cilantro. There are several plant based sauces you can use instead of this one if you wish, but I prefer to keep it simple and only add ingredients that are healthy for you, such as tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, etc. Also, beginners and vegans may want to look for alternatives to dairy products, which are typically found in most vegetarian recipes.
This is an absolutely delicious vegetarian meal that tastes great and is healthy too! A favorite of mine is the lentil soup, which is made out of brown beans, onions, carrots, and red bell pepper. You can add many different types of veggies depending on what you like (sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, etc). This healthy vegetarian recipe tastes like bean soup meets chocolate chip cookie meets peanut butter cookie meets spicy bean soup meets melt-in-your-mouth goodness!
Finally, another quick and easy dinner recipes for vegetarians is the lentil soup. This is made by simply adding vegetable stock, liquid smoke, smoked or fresh cut onion, carrots, celery, and green beans to your crock pot. simmer until the vegetables are soft and done. Then, add your own brand of pepper or sauce of your choice. I personally like Hidden Valley’s low fat, all natural vegetarian version of this soup.
These are just a few of the many delicious, healthy vegetarian recipes you can make. There are many more out there, including vegan sauces, dips, soups, casseroles, stews, chili, etc. Just remember that if you choose to make vegan meals, be sure to leave out any items that would have animal products in it (such as eggs, dairy products, honey, etc.). You will also want to choose items that are easy to find (i.e. grocery stores have a wide variety), are flavorful, easy to prepare (so no special cooking skills needed) and above all, are healthy!