Healthy Vegetarian Recipes
Roasted Squash and Mixed Sprouts Bowl
This outstanding, good-for-you vegetarian salad from L.A.'s Sqirl features an array of textures and flavors, from tender roasted squash to crunchy sprouts and creamy lebneh (Lebanese strained yogurt).
Vegetable Rainbow Salad
This salad from Grace Parisi brilliantly combines many exciting ingredients into one amazing recipe—pickled vegetables, uncommon produce, ancient grains and a cross-cultural dressing that includes miso and chipotle chile in adobo.
Green Vegetables with Dukka and Tahini Dressing
The Egyptian spice blend dukka is a fantastic garnish for this delicious vegetable dish. Sprouted, or activated, almonds add healthy crunch.
Xie Xie's Tofu Salad with Pickled Vegetables
Tangy pickled cabbage and spicy carrot kimchi are the key to Angelo Sosa's tofu-topped green salad at New York City's Xie Xie (shay-shay; "thank you" in Mandarin). They are supereasy to make, but for a great shortcut, use store-bought kimchi (a chile-flecked Korean pickle that's often made with cabbage) in place of both.
Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Corn
Eat this cauliflower filet with a steak knife; it's surprisingly hefty.
Use this recipe as a template for any mixed mushroom-and-grain salad. Excellent options include brown rice, wild rice, black or white barley, farro or couscous.
Creamless Creamed Corn with Mushrooms and Lemon
"My granny taught me that when corn is very fresh, the juices are naturally creamy," Kevin Gillespie says. "I took that as the gospel." He grates half of the corn here to make a luxurious puree that thickens without cream.
Spaghetti Squash Soup with Wild Mushrooms
This quick soup highlights fall's best flavors. For a fun twist, it uses spaghetti squash like noodles.