7 Red Wine-Friendly Vegetarian Dishes

You don't need steak to break out the Cabernet.

Ratatouille Tart

Just because you've gone vegetarian doesn't mean you have to give up red wine with dinner. Meat-free dishes can definitely stand up to a full-bodied Cabernet or rich Malbec—you just have to prepare them correctly. Here, the best red wine-friendly vegetarian recipes to make.

1. Vegan Enchiladas

Vegan Enchiladas

The earthy mushrooms and sweet squash in these rich and tangy enchiladas go perfectly with a fruity Pinot Noir.

2. Miso-Roasted Eggplants with Tomatoes, Dill, Shiso and Black Vinegar


Try a lively Beaujolais with this fantastic, ultra-colorful vegetarian dish.

3. Fried Tofu with Spicy Ginger-Sesame Sauce


Tofu is an unlikely partner for red wine, but in this recipe by Young Hwa Chung a soy-ginger glaze works well with Cabernet Sauvignon.

4. Green-Lentil Curry

Green-Lentil Curry

Fragrant, herbal Pinot Noir compliments the Indian spices in this hearty curry.

5. Ratatouille Tart

Ratatouille Tart

Morgon, a Beaujolais cru, produces medium-bodied, juicy wines that are fantastic with the tomatoes and eggplant in this tart.

6. Eggplant & Porcini “Meatballs” in Tomato Sauce

Eggplant and Porcini “Meatballs” in Tomato Sauce

Medium-bodied red wines go best with meatballs and tomato sauce—even vegetarian versions. Try a California red made with an Italian grape variety, like Sangiovese or Barbera.

7. Fusilli with Artichoke Hearts with Parmesan Cream

Fusilli with Artichoke Hearts and Parmesan Cream

Artichokes usually make wines seem sweeter. Accordingly, we suggest a red with loads of acidity like a Barbera or Dolcetto from the Piedmont region of Italy.

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