Fast & Fresh vegetarian meals
Vegetables play the starring role in these easy meals, ready in 30 minutes or less
This one-pan supper couldn’t be easier. Roast mushrooms and leeks in a sheet pan for a few minutes. Then add eggs and a little goat cheese, and bake about 10 minutes more.
Recipe: Asparagus Risotto
A Sunset reader adds kale (or spinach) plus avocado to her healthy version of the Korean rice bowl dish bibimbap, and it always gets rave reviews.
Recipe: California-Style Bibimbap
Recipe: Romesco Soup
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
Recipe: Grilled Halloumi Pitas
A few key seasonings are all it takes to perk up store-bought salsa and refried beans.
Recipe: Speedy Huevos Rancheros
Recipe: Sesame Broccoli Pasta
Here's a simple yet satisfying way to get more vegetables into your day. For a more substantial meal, serve with some store-bought falafel.
Recipe: Mediterranean Garden Wraps
Think of the potato chip component of this supper dish as an Indian version of crispy hash browns.
Recipe: Eggs on Potato Chips
Cut into the runny egg yolk to create a little sauce for the garlic- and butter-seasoned Brussels sprouts and pasta.
Recipe: Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts
Noodle soups are fantastic one-bowl meals.
Recipe: Shiitake Mushroom and Tofu Soup
This hearty yet elegant soup contrasts the sweetness of coconut milk and hazelnuts with earthy vegetables.
Cutting tofu into sticks about the same size as green beans gives this dish an elegant look; it also means lots of surface area for the tofu to get brown and flavorful as it cooks.
When you need dinner in a hurry, an omelet is a great option. This one takes only 20 minutes. It’s filled with crisp rye bread croutons and rich, nutty gruyère cheese.
Recipe: Crouton and Cheese Omelet
Loads of bright, robust herbs make this version of pesto a standout.
Recipe: Parsley Mint Pistachio Pesto
If you stock your pantry with tamarind paste (made from the sweet-sour fruit by the same name), a few spices, and canned chickpeas, this tasty dish makes an excellent last-minute meal, as it comes together in only 30 minutes.
Recipe: Tamarind Chickpea Curry
The creamy sauce is on the sweeter side; if you like, feel free to start with less sugar in the sauce and add more to taste.
Recipe: Peanut Noodles with Tofu
Recipe: Seven-Vegetable Couscous
Feel free to use this recipe as a template for experimentation to play with different types of lentils, or tofu instead of the pressed Indian cheese called paneer.
Recipe: Curried Lentils with Paneer
Instead of the usual parmesan, a Sunset reader opted for creamy brie, which coats the pasta beautifully.