10 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarian food is not just salads and is by no means bland. Whether you are trying meatless meals or just looking for new ideas for your vegetarian nutrition, here are 10 healthy recipes that are hearty and delicious. They include main courses, salads, soups, snacks and smoothies and will only do good to your health – and your tastebuds!

1. Rice Bean Casserole

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 can drained pinto beans
  • 1 can drained black beans
  • 1 can drained whole kernel corn
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 diced green onion

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In pan, add oil and heat over medium. Add onion, pepper and garlic and saute for 4 to 5 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat.

3. In bowl, add cooked peppers, onion and garlic, rice, beans, corn, tomato paste, stock, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin and mix. Add cheese and mix.

4. In baking dish sprayed with cooking oil, add mixture and spread. Bake for 25 minutes.

5. Top with green onions.

Source: jennabraddock

2. Quinoa with Paneer

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 225 grams dry fresh paneer cheese cubes
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 large chopped red bell peppers
  • 1 large chopped red onion
  • 1 large peeled and diced carrot
  • 1 chopped celery stalk
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and chopped ginger
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 1 heaped teaspoon cumin
  • 1 heaped teaspoon coriander seeds powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 tablespoons chopped coriander

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit).

2. In pot, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and heat over medium-low. Add bay leaf, garlic, ginger, onion and celery and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Add spices and quinoa and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add carrot, red pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste and water and mix.

4. In baking dish, add mixture, cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. Add coriander.

5. In pan, add remaining coconut oil and fry paneer, turning often, until slightly brown. Top quinoa mixture with paneer.

Source: everydayhealthyrecipes

3. Tortilla Pizza

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 tomato puree
  • 1 ball sliced cheese
  • 1 handful chopped olives
  • 1 chopped white or red onion
  • 1 chopped chili pepper
  • 4 chopped small tomatoes
  • 1/2 chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 chopped cup basil
  • 7 and half ounces chopped corn

Instructions:

1. On tortilla, add tomato puree and spread. Add basil, cheese and vegetables.

2. On baking tray, add tortilla and cook at 180 degrees Celsius (360 degrees Fahrenheit) for 10 to 15 minutes.

Source: hurrythefoodup

4. Green Smoothie

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 peeled cucumber
  • 1 peeled and seeded pear
  • 1 to 2 peeled and seeded kiwis
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup baby bok choy
  • 1 cup baby kale

Instructions:

1. In blender, add ingredients and blend for 3 minutes or until smooth.

Source: greenhealthycooking

5. Greek Pasta Salad

Ingredients for 12 servings:

For pasta salad:

  • 16 ounces pasta
  • 3/4 diced long cucumber
  • 1 pint halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 diced bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese cubes
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion

For dressing:

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions:

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Rinse with cold water and let cool.

2. Meanwhile, in bowl, add dressing ingredients and mix.

3. In another bowl, add pasta and dressing and mix.

4. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Source: spendwithpennies

6. Crunchy Kale Salad

Ingredients for 4 servings:

For kale:

  • 1 bunch stemmed kale
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic

For topping:

  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions:

1. In bowl, add kale ingredients and mix for 2 to 3 minutes or until kale is slightly soft.

2. In blender, add dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.

3. Add dressing to kale and mix.

4. Top with granola and cranberries.

Source: bettycrocker

7. Tomato Basil Soup

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 diced red onion
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cut basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 and half ounces Greek yogurt
  • salt

Instructions:

1. In pan, add oil and onion and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

2. Add tomatoes and broth and let simmer.

3. Add basil, tomato paste, honey and yogurt and mix.

4. Add salt if necessary.

Source: hurrythefoodup

8. Creamy Spring Vegetable Soup

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 125 grams peas
  • 140 grams broccoli florets
  • 100 grams trimmed and cut asparagus
  • 750 milliliters vegetable stock
  • black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 50 grams fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

Instructions:

1. In pan, add oil and heat. Add onion and garlic and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until onion and garlic are soft.

2. Add peas, broccoli, asparagus, stock and pepper and mix. Bring everything to simmer and let cook for around 15 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.

3. Add chives and spinach and cook for 1 minute or until spinach is wilted.

4. Blend the soup until smooth. Add yogurt and mix.

5. Top with extra yogurt and chives.

Source: amuse-your-bouche

9. Cinnamon Pears

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 2 halved seeded pears
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 tablepoons walnuts
  • 4 teaspoons yogurt

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).

2. In pear halves, add walnuts and half teaspoon of honey and of cinnamon powder.

3. On baking tray lined with parchment paper, add pears and cook for around 25 minutes.

4. Top with yogurt.

Source: hurrythefoodup

10. Cheesy Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 1 large sweet potato cut in sticks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup grated mild cheddar cheese

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheet with aluminium foil.

2. In bowl, add potatoes and olive oil and mix.

3. In another bowl, add salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, cumin, garlic powder and cornstarch and mix.

4. Add mixture to potatoes and mix.

5. On baking tray, add potatoes and roast for 15 minutes.

6. Turn potatoes and roast for 3 to 8 minutes or until brown.

7. Add cheese on potatoes and cook for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

8. Add more salt if necessary.

Source: alaskafromscratch

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Akasha

Powerlifter who is extremely passionate about nutrition, Akasha believes nutrition is one of the keys to great athletic performance, and a healthy and happy self. When she is not lifting heavy weights or learning about health, she codes, cosplays and headbangs to Metal music.