The Ultimate Veggie Burger
Let’s be real, your biggest fear about vegetarian food is probably missing out on burgers, especially because a lot of veggie patties look like hammered garbage and taste like a dumpster fire. This eclectic recipe that will make you a convert, though. A mixture of tofu(stay with us), mayo, beans, beets, mushrooms, cheese, tempeh, rice, eggs and panko will get you close to the texture you’re used to, and flavorful seasonings will pack a tasty punch.
Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Let go of whatever image is in your head when you hear the word “salad.” Food & Wine’s Quinoa Salad With Sweet Potato and Apples is about to blow you away. Not only is it filling—because you know you’re hungry like two hours after you eat a salad usually—but it also brings together foods that you normally don’t pair. Plus, the humble sweet potato deserve better than only turning up during holidays. As promised, there’s no lettuce in sight; your choices for greens are either spicy arugula, healthy kale, or even spinach. The great thing about quinoa, too, is that in addition to being extremely healthy, it works as a rice substitute so when you’re ready for the vegetarian big leagues, you can make burgers with it.
A pasta dish is a great way to cut meat out, and you’ll dig this take on vegetarian lasagna. This three-cheese (three cheeses!) recipe is easy-as-hell to make and will only take a little over an hour from start to finish. With ingredients like squash and white wine, Drummond really went out of her way to make this lasagna different from what you’re used to. This is definitely a dish you can make for yourself when you don’t have a lot of time, but it also feels fancy enough to whip up if you’re having people over.
Spicy Vegetarian Chili
If the burger recipe above got you excited about vegetarian dishes, then prepare to be wowed some more, because you don’t have to give up chili, either. This tasty chili recipe has got some kick to it with the addition of pepper sauce and enough seasonings to give it the bold flavor that makes chili everyone’s favorite go-to dish. As we’ve written about before, we love the slow cooker, and chili like this is a snap to make in a crock pot so you can drop everything in, head to work, then return home to a delicious-smelling house and a bowl full of healthy and delicious awesomeness.