Fast & Fresh vegetarian meals

Vegetables play the starring role in these easy meals, ready in 30 minutes or less

Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

Photo by Iain Bagwell

Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

Make easy eggplant sandwiches by using naan bread to wrap the grilled vegetables for easy and delicious eating. Creamy Greek yogurt sauce adds a tangy flavor.

Recipe:  Grilled Eggplant Naan Wraps with Tahini-Yogurt Dressing

Asparagus Risotto

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Asparagus Risotto

This quick-cooking risotto incorporates a landmark spring ingredient: fresh asparagus.

Recipe:  Asparagus Risotto

Romesco Soup

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Romesco Soup

Romesco is a classic Spanish sauce made of ground tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil, and almonds. We turned it into a twist on cream of tomato soup, with lentils added for a nice protein boost.

Recipe: Romesco Soup

Stir-fried Eggplant and Tofu

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Stir-fried Eggplant and Tofu

Oyster sauce adds wonderful 'umami' to this Asian-inspired dish, and can be found in the ethnic foods aisle of most supermarkets. Serve over fluffy rice for a satisfying meal.

Recipe:  Stir-fried Eggplant and Tofu

Black Bean Soup with Avocado, Orange, and Cucumber

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Black Bean Soup with Avocado, Orange, and Cucumber

This Southwestern-inspired soup hits all the right notes: solid protein from the beans, crunchiness from the cucumber, creaminess from the avocado, a sweet hit of acidity from the citrus, and a hint of spice.

Recipe: Black Bean Soup with Avocado, Orange, and Cucumber

Grilled Halloumi Pitas

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Grilled Halloumi Pitas

This Greek pita recipe can be put together easily for a quick and fun dinner. Grill Mediterranean halloumi cheese for a tasty, gooey base to the sandwich.

Recipe:  Grilled Halloumi Pitas

Cold Soba Salad with Crisp Vegetables

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Cold Soba Salad with Crisp Vegetables

The gentle, nutty flavor of soba noodles, which are made with buckwheat flour, complements the fresh crunch of vegetables in this cold salad.

Recipe: Cold Soba Salad with Crisp Vegetables

Escarole and Cannellini Bean Stew

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Escarole and Cannellini Bean Stew

This hearty, less-is-more stew riffs on rustic Italian flavors. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

Recipe:  Escarole and Cannellini Bean Stew

Sesame Broccoli Pasta

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Sesame Broccoli Pasta

Whole-wheat pasta lends extra nuttiness to this Indonesian-inspired vegetarian entrée.

Recipe: Sesame Broccoli Pasta

Seven-Vegetable Couscous

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Seven-Vegetable Couscous

This recipe gets its wonderful flavor from Ras el hanout, an aromatic Moroccan spice mix.

Recipe: Seven-Vegetable Couscous

Vietnamese Noodle Rolls

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Vietnamese Noodle Rolls

Serve these refreshing no-cook rolls for dinner, or cut them into thirds and spear each with a toothpick to turn them into hors d'oeuvres for a vegetarian Vietnamese-themed feast.

Recipe: Vietnamese Noodle Rolls

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Annabelle Breakey

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Earthy sweet potatoes add depth to this vegetarian chili. New Mexico chile powder is fruity and mild, so don’t be scared off by the generous amount called for here. Feel free to swap in any other kind of chile powder you have on hand—just use less of it.

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Tofu and Rice Noodles with Black Bean Sauce

Annabelle Breakey

Tofu and Rice Noodles with Black Bean Sauce

Pan-searing sliced tofu gives it a meatiness that’s deliciously offset by crunchy vegetables and a drizzle of black bean sauce (pour on a little less if you’re salt-sensitive). The Asian ingredients can be found in any large grocery store.

Recipe: Tofu and Rice Noodles with Black Bean Sauce

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