Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes

"Eat food. Not a lot. Mostly plants." ~ Michael Pollan in In Defense of Food

For health, weight loss and environmental reasons, many of us who eat meat are beginning to call ourselves "flexitarians" and happily embrace "Meatless Mondays". More and more, we look for healthy veg(etari)an recipes to round out our diets.



Vegetarian

See also Vegan

Please know, Kitchen Parade is NOT a vegetarian website but these recipes are either already vegetarian or vegan or can be easily converted with simple changes like switching to vegetable stock or olive oil.

Breakfast & Brunch Appetizers Beverages Main Dishes Salads Vegetables Side Dishes Soups Desserts & Baking Staples

Vegetarian Breakfast & Brunch
VEGETARIAN MORNING DRINKS
Cold-Brewed Coffee
Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla
Sugar-Free Chai Tea

VEGETARIAN SMOOTHIES
Cantaloupe Smoothie
Mango Lassi with Mint
Mango & Beet Smoothies
Peach & Cantaloupe Soup

VEGETARIAN EGG BREAKFASTS
Easy Creamy Scrambled Eggs for a Crowd
French Scrambled Eggs
Gashouse Eggs
Homemade Egg McMuffin
How to Poach a Perfect Egg
Mexican Gas House Eggs
Never-the-Same-Twice Vegetable Frittata
Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs
Ratatouille Omelettes
Simple French Eggs

VEGETARIAN TARTS & QUICHE
Asparagus Custard Tart
Light Tomato Basil Quiche

VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST CASSEROLES & SKILLETS
Asparagus Whole Wheat Bread Pudding
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Walnuts
Easy Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries & Bananas
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Refried Bean Sauce with Eggs on Top
Shakshuka (Eggs Nested in Summer Vegetables)

VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST CEREALS
Almost-Chewy Creamy Oatmeal
Homemade Granola with Almonds & Apricots
Oatmeal: How and Why to Cook It Every Day
Swiss Muesli

VEGETARIAN PANCAKES & FRENCH TOAST
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Eggnog French Toast with Apple Cranberry Compote
Lifetime Pancakes
My Mom's Pancake Recipe

VEGETARIAN "OTHER" BREAKFASTS
Finn Crisp with Marmalade & Cheese
Magical Breakfast Cream

VEGETARIAN MORNING FRUIT
Broiled Grapefruit
Homemade Peach Syrup with Fresh Peaches
Mexican Fruit Salad

VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST BREADS
Banana Nutter Muffins
Banana Streusel Muffins
Fried Bread
Gingerbread Muffins
Irish Soda Bread Muffins
Overnight Coffeecake
Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
Rhubarb Muffins
Savory Cornbread Muffins
Simple Cast Iron Southern Corn Bread
Skillet Cornbread
Sunshine Orange Muffins

Vegetarian Appetizers
SNACKS
How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag

HIGH-PROTEIN SNACKS
DIY Power Balls
Easy Almond Crackers

NUTS
Black Pepper Almonds
Party Nuts with Fresh Rosemary
Savory Roasted Pecans

CRACKERS
Easy Almond Crackers
Herbed Saltines
Lavosh (Armenian Cracker Bread)
Pita Crisps

SMALL BITES
Cheese Puffs
Deviled Eggs with Tomato-Herb Relish
Easy Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer
Easy Italian Appetizers Red Pepper Crostini; Olivada & Olivada Appetizers; Parmesan Crisps
Estonian Deviled Eggs
Game-Day Pretzels
Grilled Flatbread
Stuffed Mushrooms with Cauliflower & Smoked Gouda

SPREADS & DIPS
Basil-Cream Cheese Dip
Blueberry Salsa
Cheddar-Olive Spread
Cream Cheese-Chutney Spread
Creamy Ricotta with Tomato-Cucumber-Corn Salad
Cucumber Dip with Feta
Easy Radish Spread
Herbed Goat Cheese
Herbed Ricotta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Savory Peach Appetizer
Simple Hummus
Spinach Puffs
Strawberry Salsa with Sweet-Cinnamon Baked Tortilla Chips
Trio of Sandwich & Cracker Spreads Cranberry Orange Spread, Almond Cilantro Spread, Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Vegetarian Beverages
"ADULT BEVERAGES"
Bloody Caesar (Canada's Bloody Mary)
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Glöggi (Hot Red Mulled Wine)
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Thirst-Quenching, Low-Cal, Low-Alcohol Drinks

NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
Homemade Eggnog
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla
Old-Fashioned Homemade Lemonade
Orange Julius Drinks
Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Vegetarian Main Dishes
VEGETARIAN QUICK SUPPERS
Broccoli Rigatoni with Chickpeas & Lemon
Cauliflower Risotto (omitting the bacon)
Eggplant & Bean Thai Curry
Greens & Grits
Leek Sauce for Pasta
Lemon & Asparagus Pasta
Mediterranean Eggplant
Mini Egg Salad Sandwiches with Rhodes Multi-Grain Rolls
Personal Pan Lasagna
Ratatouille Omelettes
Red Quinoa Salad Your Way
Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables
Two-Way Lentil Skillet

MORE VEGETARIAN MAIN DISHES
Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries
Asparagus Whole Wheat Bread Pudding
Asparagus Custard Tart
Crockpot Lasagna
Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin
Kitchen Stir-Fry
Light Tomato Basil Quiche
Potato Blintzes
Pumpkin-Stuffed Lasagna Rolls
Roasted Eggplant Salad with Tomato-Caper Salsa
Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole
Savory Cauliflower Cake
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew
Squash & Carrot Stew
Winter Pesto with Pasta

Favorite Vegetarian Supper Recipes from A Veggie Venture, my food blog
Quick Tomato Sauce
Warm Root Salad in Horseradish Vinaigrette
More vegetarian supper recipes

Vegetarian Salads
COLLECTIONS
Favorite Summer Salad Recipes

VEGETARIAN GREEN SALADS
Festive Holiday Salad
Spinach Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette, Fresh Fruit & Maple-Glazed Pecans

VEGETARIAN SALAD DRESSINGS
Trio of Salad Dressings Buttermilk Balsamic, Traditional Balsamic & My Favorite

VEGETARIAN VEGETABLE SALADS
Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs
Confetti Potato Salad
Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad
Green Bean Garden Salad
Grilled Pepper Salad
Holy Slaw!
Nana's Cucumbers
New-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad
Panzanella
Power Food Broccoli Salad
Quick 'n' Easy Raw Salad
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle
That Pink Salad
Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella for a Crowd
Zucchini Spiral "Noodle" Salad

VEGETARIAN SALADS with BEANS, GRAINS & RICE
Ina Garten's Tabbouleh Salad
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Summer Couscous with Mango & Tomato
Wild Rice Salad

VEGETARIAN REFRIGERATOR PICKLES
Pair of Refrigerator Pickles Cucumber & Pepper Refrigerator Pickles along with Marinated Brussels Sprouts
Refrigerator Pickled Beets

VEGETARIAN GELATIN SALADS
Bloody Mary Salad
Tomato Soup Vegetable Salad

VEGETARIAN PASTA SALADS
Garden Pasta Salad with Mint Vinaigrette
Greek Pasta Salad

VEGETARIAN FRUIT SALADS
Apple Yogurt Salad
Cantaloupe Salad with Feta & Basil
Five-Minute Fruit Salad
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Healthy Waldorf Salad
Mexican Fruit Salad
Pair of Strawberry Salads Strawberry Pepper Salad & Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Roasted Pear Salad
Savory Orange Slices
Winter Fruit Salad

Vegetarian Vegetables
VEGETARIAN VEGETABLES for the GRILL
Grilled New-Potato Kabobs
Grilled Vegetables in Foil
Grilled Zucchini Kabobs

VEGETARIAN ROASTED VEGETABLES
Baked Cabbage Wedges
Fried Okra "Popcorn"
Moroccan Onions
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple
Roasted Okra "Fries"
Slow-Baked Potatoes

VEGETARIAN SKILLET & STOVETOP VEGETABLES
Beet Röesti with Rosemary
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts
Caraway Cabbage
Colcannon
Fresh Creamed Corn
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Pair of Mashed Vegetables Mashed Potatoes & Carrots, Mashed Rutabagas & Apples
Rustic Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Carrots
Shredded Zucchini with Thyme
Trio of Vegetables Roasted Cauliflower, Honey Carrots & Lemon Asparagus
Trio of Vegetables with Sour Cream Nana's Cucumbers, Borscht Beets & Ontario Greens

VEGETARIAN VEGETABLE CASSEROLES
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)
Make-Ahead Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Perfect Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Party Potatoes)
Ratatouille
Smashed Potatoes & Broccoli Casserole
Squash Puff
Those Pink Potatoes
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables)
Turnip Puff or Rutabaga Puff

Vegetarian Side Dishes
COLD SIDE DISHES
Cranberry Orange Relish with Fresh Ginger
Fresh Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Apple

HOT SIDE DISHES
Cheese Gnocchi Pie
Creamy Slow-Cooker Beans (beans only)
Fried Bread
Greek Baked Beans (Gigantes Plaki)
Microwave Green Chili Cheese Grits
Oven-Baked Brown Rice
Oven-Baked Whole-Grain Pilaf with Quinoa, Barley, Kamut & Other Grains
Red Rice with Tomatoes
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Garlic & Olive Oil)

Vegetarian Soups
MASTER RECIPES
Master Recipe: How to Make Homemade Vegetable Soup

VEGETARIAN COLD SOUPS
Cantaloupe-Tomato Gazpacho
Fruity Gazpacho

VEGETARIAN HOT SOUPS
At Last! Black Bean Soup
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Easy-to-Elegant Asparagus Soup
Finnish Summer Soup
Homemade Lentil Soup
Karelian Borscht (Finnish - Russian Beet Borscht Soup)
Laura's Healthy Carrot Soup
Low Fat Vegetable Soup
Mushroom Soup
Quick Cauliflower Soup or Quick Broccoli Soup
Scandinavian Split-Pea Soup
Spinach Soup with Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs
Summer's Tomato Soup
Very Very Green Green-Pea Soup
Vichyssoise
Winter Tomato Soup

Vegetarian Desserts & Baking

Since all Kitchen Parade dessert recipes are vegetarian, please visit dessert recipes.

Vegetarian Staples
Blueberry Jam with Cinnamon
Chimichurri (Argentinian Parsley Sauce)
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Green Mayonnaise
Homemade Buttermilk
Homemade Finnish Mustard
Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto Without Cheese
Homemade Kabocha Squash "Pumpkin" Purée
Homemade Mayonnaise
Homemade Ricotta
Homemade Sazón
Homemade Whole Cranberry Sauce for the Slow Cooker
Maple-Glazed Pecans
Pickled Jalapeño Rings
Roasted Roma Tomatoes
Savory Rhubarb Chutney
Rhubarb Ginger Jam & Rhubarb Rosemary Jelly
Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions
Slow-Roasted Tomatoes
Spiced Preserved Lemons
Spicy Raisin Sauce for Ham
Ten-Minute Foolproof Enchilada Sauce
Toasted Goat Cheese



Vegan See also Vegetarian

These recipes are either already vegan or are easily adapted to be vegan by switching from butter to olive oil, milk to soy milk, and other easy changes.

Breakfast & Brunch Appetizers Beverages Main Dishes Salads Vegetables Soup Desserts & Baking Staples

Vegan Breakfast & Brunch
Broiled Grapefruit
Fried Bread
Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla
Homemade Granola with Almonds & Apricots
Homemade Peach Syrup with Fresh Peaches (use vegan butter)
Oatmeal: How and Why to Cook It Every Day

Vegan Appetizers
Blueberry Salsa
DIY Power Balls
Easy Almond Crackers
Easy Easy Grilled Mushroom Appetizer
Grilled Flatbread
Herbed Saltines
How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag
Party Nuts with Fresh Rosemary
Pickled Jalapeño Rings
Pita Crisps
Roasted Roma Tomatoes
Simple Hummus
Strawberry Salsa with Sweet-Cinnamon Baked Tortilla Chips

Vegan Beverages
Bloody Caesar (Canada's Bloody Mary)
Cantaloupe Smoothie
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Glöggi (Hot Red Mulled Wine)
Hibiscus Tea with Ginger & Vanilla
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Old-Fashioned Homemade Lemonade
Thirst-Quenching, Low-Cal, Low-Alcohol Drinks

Vegan Main Dishes
Quick Supper Broccoli Rigatoni with Chickpeas & Lemon (with vegan cheese)
Quick Supper Eggplant & Bean Thai Curry
Quick Supper Greens & Grits
Quick Supper Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables (omit egg)
Quick Supper Two-Way Lentil Skillet
Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries
Fall Stew Baked in a Whole Pumpkin
Kitchen Stir-Fry
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew
Squash & Carrot Stew

Vegan Done Real: 52 Favorite Vegan Recipes from Ten Whole-Food Food Bloggers

Favorite Vegan Main Dish Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Sweet Potato Curry with Red Lentils, Roasted Peppers & Spinach
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine

Vegan Salads
Alice Waters' Coleslaw
Cauliflower Salad with Fresh Herbs
Confetti Potato Salad
Five-Minute Fruit Salad
Garden Pasta Salad with Mint Vinaigrette
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Grilled Pepper Salad
Holy Slaw!
Ina Garten's Tabbouleh Salad
Pair of Refrigerator Pickles Cucumber & Pepper Refrigerator Pickles along with Marinated Brussels Sprouts
Panzanella
Power Food Broccoli Salad
New-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad
Quinoa & Black Bean Salad
Savory Orange Slices
Spinach Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette, Fresh Fruit & Maple-Glazed Pecans
Summer Couscous with Mango & Tomato
Sweet Potato Salad with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle
Trio of Salad Dressings:Traditional Balsamic & My Favorite
Wild Rice Salad
Winter Fruit Salad
Zucchini Spiral "Noodle" Salad

Favorite Vegan Salad Dressings from A Veggie Venture
Almonnaise - Vegan Mayonnaise Made from Almonds

Vegan Vegetables
Baked Cabbage Wedges
Beet Röesti with Rosemary
Bodacious Brussels Sprouts
Caraway Cabbage
Fried Okra "Popcorn"
Grilled New-Potato Kabobs
Grilled Vegetables in Foil
Grilled Zucchini Kabobs
Lighter Mashed 'Potatoes'
Pair of Mashed Vegetables Mashed Potatoes & Carrots, Mashed Rutabagas & Apples
Moroccan Onions
Ratatouille
Red & Yellow Pepper Relish & Pied Pipers
Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple
Roasted Okra "Fries"
Shredded Zucchini with Thyme
Slow-Baked Potatoes
Squash Puff
Trio of Vegetables Roasted Cauliflower, Honey Carrots & Lemon Asparagus
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables)

Vegan Side Dishes
Cranberry Orange Relish with Fresh Ginger
Creamy Slow-Cooker Beans (beans only)
Fresh Jellied Cranberry Sauce with Apple
Greek Baked Beans (Gigantes Plaki)
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Oven-Baked Brown Rice
Oven-Baked Whole-Grain Pilaf with Quinoa, Barley, Kamut & Other Grains
Pair of Cranberry Relishes Cranberry Chutney & Cranberry Ginger Relish
Red Rice with Tomatoes
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Garlic & Olive Oil)

Vegan Soup
Master Recipe: How to Make Homemade Vegetable Soup

At Last! Black Bean Soup
Cantaloupe-Tomato Gazpacho
Fruity Gazpacho
Laura's Healthy Carrot Soup
Homemade Lentil Soup
Low Fat Vegetable Soup
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Quick Cauliflower Soup or Quick Broccoli Soup
Scandinavian Split-Pea Soup
Very Very Green Green-Pea Soup
Winter Tomato Soup

Vegan Desserts & Baking
Baked Apples
Cheery Cherry Banana Bread
Citrus Slices with Orange Flower Water, Spices & Chocolate Shavings
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Cranberry Applesauce
Cranberry Pudding no eggs, no fat (cake only)
Cranberry-Mac Morsels (Macadamia Nut-Butter Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Fresh Nutmeg)
Easy-Easy Pear Sauce
Fruity Gazpacho along with Summer Fruit Salad
Grape Salad with Almonds & Cilantro
Grilled Flatbread
Homemade Chocolate Sauce In-a-Flash
Healthy Trail Mix
How to Cook Popcorn in a Microwave in a Paper Bag
Mojito Strawberries
No-Knead English Muffin Bread
Orange-Kissed Marshmallows
Peach Blueberry Cake
Peach Uncobbler
Peacherry Blues (Peach, Cherry & Blueberry Sauce)
Raspberry & Red Wine Granita
Raspberry-Red Wine Coulis (Reduction Sauce)
Rhubarb Sorbet
Roasted Rhubarb
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Crumble
Strawberries in Wine
Winter Fruit Salad

Vegan Staples
Blueberry Jam with Cinnamon
Chimichurri (Argentinian Parsley Sauce)
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto Without Cheese
Homemade Kabocha Squash "Pumpkin" Purée
Homemade Sazón
Homemade Whole Cranberry Sauce for the Slow Cooker
Maple-Glazed Pecans
Pickled Jalapeño Rings
Rhubarb Ginger Jam & Rhubarb Rosemary Jelly
Savory Rhubarb Chutney
Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions
Slow-Roasted Tomatoes
Spiced Preserved Lemons





i have a problem with your very very green pea soup. If its vegan then why the hell would someone who doesnt eat animal use chicken broth??
 
Hi Anonymous ~ The headnote on this section gives you the heads up that some recipes may take very minimal adjustments to be vegetarian or vegan. This is not a vegetarian/vegan site but I do make it easy for my vegetarian/vegan/omnivore readers to find meatless recipes.
 
Why don't you make Vegan recipes in your Vegan section? Ratattouille with Parmesan cheese isn't a Vegan recipe. Yes, I know the note says that they aren't really vegan recipes, but why not post some real vegan recipes? There's plenty of confusion in the world about what Vegan is that you don't need to add to it by having cheese in recipes that are supposed to be Vegan. Someone finding a dish for a vegan friend may not know that the Parmesan cheese should be removed. And what do you replace it with? Soft soy cake? How much? Added when? The point of a recipe is to remove the experimentation.
 
Hi Bob - The Parmesan cheese is optional -- it doesn't require a substitute so there's no need for experimentation. My own favorite version of the ratatouille leaves out the cheese entirely.

Please know that mine is an omnivore site, the vegan recipes are provided not so much for vegans (who can find plenty of recipes with vegan-type substitutes and protein additives) as for those of us who elect to eat vegetarian / vegan some of the time, or who want access to recipes when we are cooking for those who elect to not eat meat or dairy, using the ingredients we would normally buy, not a whole pantry of special ingredients.

I hope this helps!
 
I clicked the link for the recipe for the yummy-looking Marinated Brussels Sprouts, only to be taken to a menu list page, but no recipe and no listing for these. PLEASE, this looks so good and I want to try it. I was looking for dilled refrigerator brussel sprouts. Please do not show pix of food without ID or links to the recipe. Can you publish this and the link to it in your newsletter or send me the link or recipe? Thank you.
 
Here's the link for Marinated Brussels Sprouts, it's paired with another refrigerator pickle so the page might not 'look' like it includes Brussels sprouts.

If you have more information on where you found the bad link, I'd sure appreciate knowing.

Hope you love these!

 

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