These days many people are choosing to alter their diets based on what they or their doctor think is healthy for them. For example, you might determine that meat does not agree with your digestive system and choose to prepare only easy vegetarian dinner recipes.
There are a number of reasons why people decide to be vegetarians. Some do it for their own health, others do it to save the animals. Whatever the case, there are a lot of different types of easy vegetarian dinner recipes available that will give you the same nutrients as meat products without the risks.
We picked a few good ones for all of you vegetarians out there to try.
1. Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl
This recipe has all of the nutrients for a well-balanced meal. This recipe is not only vegetarian but gluten-free as well. The combination of squash, beans, and cabbage makes for a delicious twist to your typical burrito.
The roasted squash mixed with the cabbage and bean slaw creates a unique flavor. This delicious masterpiece contains a good variety of vegetables to add to your diet regimen.
The mixture of veggies creates a dish that is appealing to the eyes and stomach. The recipe is easy to make and serves four people.
Ingredients: medium spaghetti squash, olive oil, purple cabbage, black beans, red bell pepper, green onions, fresh cilantro, fresh lime juice.
Procedure: Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl
2. Black Bean Veggie Burger with Couscous
It is possible to enjoy a burger without the meat. There are many different kinds of veggie burgers that offer similar nutrients and flavor to the American classic dish.
Using black beans as a base is a delicious twist on the regular veggie burger. Eating a veggie burger instead of beef is a special treat. The black beans give this veggie burger a unique and hearty flavor.
The pairing with couscous makes this dish a fine example of delicious vegetarian cuisine. The flavors and health benefits of this recipe make it a meal that everyone should try.
Ingredients: red onion, clove garlic, fresh thyme leaves, ground cumin, carrots, vegetarian refried beans, English muffins, sliced avocado
Procedure: Black Bean Veggie Burger with Couscous
3. Szechuan Tofu with Cauliflower
Asian style cooking offers a large variety of flavor combinations. With most Asian dishes a number of ingredients can be switched out to change the flavor of the dish. This recipe is a vegetarian rendition of the classic Szechuan chicken or beef meal popular at Chinese restaurants everywhere.
This dish is an easy and healthy way to have one of your favorite Chinese takeout meals without leaving your home. The sauce is sweet, savory, and spicy all at the same time. The textures of the crispy tofu and sauteed vegetables enhance the pure genius of this creation.
Ingredients: extra-firm tofu, cornstarch, canola oil, unsalted vegetable stock, reduced-sodium soy sauce, sherry vinegar, hoisin sauce, cauliflower florets, celery, garlic cloves, unsalted ketchup, sliced green onions, crushed red pepper.
Procedure: Szechuan Tofu with Cauliflower
4. Tex-Mex Vegetarian Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Who would have thought that you can enjoy the famous cheesesteak sandwich without the “Steak?” Just like burgers, this classic sandwich can now be enjoyed by vegetarians as well.
This unique creation of cheese, mushrooms, and avocado is quite a refreshing twist on the classic Philly sandwich. The textures and flavors of the vegetable and spicy/gouda cheese mixture make this sandwich, unlike any cheesesteak that can be found on the streets of Philadelphia.
It’s healthy and delicious as well as being very simple to make. This meal allows you to enjoy the sloppy sandwich without breaking that veggie diet.
Ingredients: individual baguettes or submarine rolls, tbsp oil, onion, bell pepper, medium mushrooms, ground cumin, smoked paprika, spicy cheese, gouda cheese, fresh avocado, sour cream.
Procedure: Tex-Mex Vegetarian Cheesesteak Sandwiches
5. Carrot Hot Dogs
Another American classic sandwich that can be enjoyed as a vegetarian. The final product gets put on a regular hot dog bun and topped with ketchup and mustard just like at the ballpark.
The flavor of this one-of-a-kind hot dog is amazingly delicious. Whether it’s for a barbecue or a quick meal on a school night, these carrot hot dogs are a pleasant change for the taste buds.
The nutritional value of this all veggie cuisine is much higher than the average hot dog or bratwurst.
Ingredients: carrots, olive oil, vegetable broth, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, hot dog buns, Ketchup, Mustard.
Procedure: Carrot Hot Dogs
6. Open-Faced Roasted Squash Sandwich
One good thing about being a vegetarian is the ability to be creative with meals. There is no other meal that is quite as creative as this one. The open-faced style sandwich is something you may not have had the pleasure to enjoy with squash.
The squash is a nice compliment to this Tex-Mex influenced dish. The meal tastes similar to a burrito but better. If you try this one, chances are you will end up trying it again!
Ingredients: delicata squash, large shallots, olive oil, chili powder, Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, black beans, red cabbage, whole wheat bread, Pickled peppers, sliced avocado, salsa, and cilantro leaves.
Procedure: Open-Faced Roasted Squash Sandwich