Recipes – Best Vegan & Vegetarian

 

In the old days vegetarian potluck dinners were dreadful – bowls of undercooked, tasteless veggies, or tasteless rice – bean – tofu casseroles, with no spice or interest. Today there’s no excuse – there are hundreds of places to find easy to make and tasty recipes. Vegetarian dishes form a major component of many cuisines, including Chinese and Southeast Asian, Indian, Mexican and Middle Eastern. I’ve been cooking for over 40 years and have collected some of my favorites here. I also keep an  interactive online database that lists recipes by ingredient, spice or nationality. Details for the recipes in this table can be found there.

Vegetables are easy to cook, whether steaming,  microwaving or  grilling. They’re easy recipes for kids or the beginning cook, and they offer easy ways to vary and experiment.

recipe
ingredients
nationality
Acili Paste
CHILE + ONION + GARLIC + CILANTRO + NONE
Mideastern
Apfelkuchen
APPLE + CINNAMIN + NONE
Continental
Artichoke Bok Choy Salad
ARTICHOKE + BOK CHOY + CELERY + PINE NUTS + NONE
Asian
Asian Brussels Sprouts
BRUSSELS SPROUTS + rice VINEGAR, soy sauce, sesame oil, NONE
Asian
Baked
EGGPLANT
EGGPLANT + ONIONS + RED PEPPER + PINE NUTS + PARSLEY + NONE
Basil Slaw
CABBAGE + BASIL + NONE
American
Bok-Broc Soup
BROCCOLI + TOMATO + BOK CHOY + BARLEY + OREGANO + NONE
Broccoli Stirfry
BROCCOLI + GINGER + SOY SAUCE + NONE
Asian
Carrot & Pine Nut Salad
CARROT + PINE NUTS + OLIVES + LEMON + BASIL + FETA + NONE
Mideastern
Carrot Salad
CARROT + GARLIC + PARSLEY + LEMON + NONE
Continental
Carrot Salad with OJ
CARROT + ORANGE JUICE + GARLIC + PARSLEY + LEMON + NONE
Continental
Cauliflower/Artichoke Salad
CAULIFLOWER + ARTICHOKE + SAVORY + TARRAGON + NONE
Chard Gorgonzola
CHARD + GORGONZOLA + NONE
Italian
Chard Parmesan
2 lb Swiss chard (or spinach), cleaned, ripped in large pieces
1/4 lb mushrooms, sliced 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup Italian
parsley, chopped handful of chives, chopped 8 oz pasta, cooked
al dente 8 oz ricotta cheese 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
feta
Italian
Chervil Potato Soup
POTATO + CHERVIL + PARSLEY + NONE
Chile Relleno
CHILE + + NONE
Mexican
Coconut Squash
TOMATO + SQUASH + CAULIFLOWER + RAISINS + COCONUT MILK + NONE
Asian Indian
Cole Slaw
CABBAGE + CARROT + VINEGAR + PAPRIKA + SORREL + NONE
American
Corn Tikki Tacos
CORN + CHILES + COCONUT + RAISINS + YOGURT + CLOVES + CINNAMIN
+ CAYENNE + CUMIN + NONE
Asian Indian
Cottage Basil Salad
TOMATO + COTTAGE CHEESE + BASIL + PARSLEY + NONE
American
Cranberry Campari
CRANBERRY JUICE + CAMPARI + NONE
Italian
Cream barley soup
CARROT + BARLEY + PARSLEY + NONE
Continental
Deep fried asparagus
ASPARAGUS + + NONE
French
Delhi Pumpkin/Zucchini Soup
PUMPKIN + POTATOES + ZUCCHINI + GARLIC + CAYENNE + CUMIN +
TURMERIC + NONE
Asian Indian
Dry-fry Eggplant Parmigiana
EGGPLANT + OREGANO + NONE
Italian
Easydillas
MUSHROOM + TORTILLAS + CHILES + CORIANDER + PARSLEY + NONE
Mexican
Eggplant Canelloni
EGGPLANT + POLENTA + CAPERS + GORGONZOLA + NONE
Italian
Eggplant Lentil Soup
CARROTS +
EGGPLANT + LENTIL + GARLIC + PARSLEY + PAPRIKA +
NONE
Mideastern
Eggplant w/ Mushrooms & Onions
EGGPLANT + TOMATO SAUCE + MUSHROOMS + OREGANO + CHEESE + NONE
Italian
Elote Relleno
CHILES + CORN + MUSHROOMS + CHEESE + NONE
Mexican
Endive Salad
WALNUT + ENDIVE + RED BELL PEPPER + ROQUEFORT CHEESE + NONE
Continental
Fancy Rice
RICE + GINGER + CORIANDER + CAYENNE + LEMON + NONE
Asian
Filo triangles
SPINACH + FETA CHEESE + OREGANO + NONE
Mideastern
Golden Refried Rice
RICE + scallions, mushroom, turmeric, NONE
American
Greek Sandwich mix
TOMATO + ONION + OLIVES + FETA + PEPPERONCINI + LEMON + NONE
Mideastern
Gujarat Relleno
CHILES + CORN + COCONUT + GINGER + CINNAMIN + PEANUTS +
RAISINS + NONE
Asian Indian
Hot & Sour Mushroom Soup
BEAN SPROUTS + MUSHROOMS + TOFU + SOY SAUCE + VINEGAR + NONE
Asian
Indian Carrots
CARROT + CHILES + LIME + TURMERIC + CORIANDER + NONE
Asian Indian
Lemon Cucumber Salad
CUCUMBER + LEMON + TOMATO + PARSLEY + NONE
Mideastern
Lentil Salad
LENTIL + + NONE
Mideastern
LoCal Burritos
REFRITOS + COTTAGE CHEESE + TORTILLAS + CHILES + NONE
Mexican
Melanzane Peperonata
EGGPLANT + BELL PEPPER + GARLIC + NONE
Italian
Mideast pilaf
rice, mushrooms, mint, yogurt
Mideastern
Mint Mint Coos Coos
LENTILS + COOS COOS + MINT + NONE
Mideastern
Monterey Pizza
MUSHROOM + TOMATILLO + CILANTRO + OREGANO + NONE
Mexican
Mushroom Pilaf
CARROT + RICE + MUSHROOM + RAISINS + COCONUT + NONE
Mideastern
Orange Ginger Soup
CARROT + ZUCCHINI + YELLOW SPLIT PEAS + ORANGE + CHILES +
GINGER + NONE
Asian Indian
Peanut Noodle Stirfry
BROCCOLI + ZUCCHINI + TOMATOES + PEANUT BUTTER + SOY SAUCE +
SALSA + NONE
Asian
Peanut Pepper Pilaf
RICE + BELL PEPPER + CHILES + PEANUTS + YOGURT + NONE
Mideastern
Potatoes and Leeks
POTATO + LEEK + GARLIC + CAYENNE + NONE
Continental
Quick Spanish Rice
RICE + + NONE
Mexican
Ratatouille Nicoise
EGGPLANT + CELERY + GARLIC + NONE
Italian
Salad Chevre Chaud
CHEESE + + NONE
French
Salad with phyllo package
FETA CHEESE + PHYLLO + + NONE
Mideastern
Sesame Capellini
MUSHROOMS + WATER CHESTNUTS + CELERY + LIME + CORIANDER + SOY
SAUCE + NONE
Asian
Sesame spinach
SPINACH + FUYEE + SESAME SEEDS + NONE
Asian
Spinach with Peanut Sauce
TOFU + SPINACH + PEANUT BUTTER + YOGURT + NONE
Asian
Syrian Chile Paste
+ CHILI + CAYENNE + NONE
Mideastern
Tartiflette
POTATO + ONION + CHEESE + + NONE
French
Thai Chili Dip
+ VINEGAR + CHILES + NONE
Asian
Tikki Tacos
CORN + COCONUT + RAISINS + CINNAMIN + GINGER + NONE
Asian Indian
Tofitas (Tofu fajitas)
CHILES + TOFU + TOMATO + BELL PEPPER + TORTILLA + CHILI +
OREGANO + NONE
Mexican
Tofuchiladas
TOFU + TORTILLA + TOMATO + CHILES + BELL PEPPER + YOGURT +
CINNAMIN + OREGANO + CHILI + NONE
Mexican
Tomato salad
TOMATO + VINEGAR + TARRAGON + MINT + CHIVES + NONE
American
Twice Cooked Eggplant
EGGPLANT + CARROT + CUMIN + NONE
Mideastern
Vegetable cream soup
LENTILS + + NONE
Continental
Yellow Ginger Soup
CARROT + ZUCCHINI + YELLOW SPLIT PEAS + CHILES + GINGER + NONE
Asian Indian
Yellow Pea-Vegetable Soup
YELLOW SPLIT PEA + CARROT + PARSLEY + NONE
French
Yogurt Broccoli Soup
BROCCOLI + YOGURT + MINT + THYME + NONE
Continental
Zucchini Fettucine
ZUCCHINI + RED BELL PEPPER + PARSLEY + FENNEL + OREGANO + NONE
Italian

 

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