Are you new to plant-based eating and not sure what to cook? Here are 10 easy vegetarian recipes for beginners that will get you cooking (and devouring) delicious plant-based food!
Going vegetarian or vegan is a huge step, both for your health and for the planet! But it can seem overwhelming at first.
Because eating meat us just easy, right? Throw some meat in the oven, steam a vegetable, boom dinner done. You don’t have to think too much!
But here’s the thing. Vegetarian cooking can be so much more delicious and easy, you just need a playlist of killer recipes in your back pocket.
So I’ve rounded up 10 easy vegetarian recipes perfect for anyone trying out vegetarian cooking. These are all great for dinner or lunch, and are relatively easy to prepare. Enjoy!
(P.S. for more support as you move towards vegetarian eating, be sure to join our Facebook group, Easy Vegetarian Recipes!)
Recipes for Beginner Vegetarians
King Oyster Mushroom Pulled Pork
By shredding king oyster mushrooms, seasoning with spices, and baking, you can create a vegan mushroom pulled pork that rivals the real stuff! This one is perfect for anyone who is still craving a meaty main dish.
Vegan Tempeh Taco Meat
Flavor-packed vegan Tempeh Taco Meat with smoky spices and the perfect texture (and it’s ready on the stove in under 15 minutes). If you're craving ground beef as a new vegetarian, you'll love this recipe!
Roasted Chickpea Gyros
The most popular recipe for new vegetarians! This Roasted Chickpea Gyros recipe is an easy vegetarian dinner for feeding everyone on busy weeknights.
This authentic Huevos Rancheros recipe is an easy, healthy Mexican dish made with black beans, Pico de Gallo, and more. Looks complicated, but it's so easy!
Chickpea Tikka Masala
This Chickpea Tikka Masala recipe is an easy dinner to whip up when the Indian food cravings hit (plus, it’s vegan!)
This easy shakshuka recipe is a traditional North African meal that’s incredibly easy to make and packed with flavor. You just need 1 pan to make it (hellooo, less dishes!)
Roasted Cauliflower Street Tacos
These Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with quick slaw and avocado cream sauce are a quick and delicious way to load up on veggies this Taco Tuesday. New vegetarians and meat eaters alike love this one!
This classic Veggie Pizza recipe is loaded with colorful roasted vegetables. Vegetarian pizza night just got an upgrade!
Spanish Rice and Beans
This easy Spanish Rice and Beans recipe is quick to whip up and is a great source of complete proteins! Make it a meal by adding roasted veggies and cilantro sauce.
Easy Tabbouleh Salad
Tabbouleh is an Eastern Mediterranean salad made with cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, and bulgur. Vegan friendly, this dish is made complete with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing. Make it a healthy meal by serving with hummus and pita bread!
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