Vegetarian food is not just salads and is by no means bland. Whether you are trying meatless meals or just looking for new ideas for your vegetarian nutrition, here are 10 healthy recipes that are hearty and delicious. They include main courses, salads, soups, snacks and smoothies and will only do good to your health – and your tastebuds!

1. Rice Bean Casserole

Ingredients for 8 servings:

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In pan, add oil and heat over medium. Add onion, pepper and garlic and saute for 4 to 5 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat.

3. In bowl, add cooked peppers, onion and garlic, rice, beans, corn, tomato paste, stock, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin and mix. Add cheese and mix.

4. In baking dish sprayed with cooking oil, add mixture and spread. Bake for 25 minutes.

5. Top with green onions.

2. Quinoa with Paneer

Ingredients for 6 servings:

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit).

2. In pot, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and heat over medium-low. Add bay leaf, garlic, ginger, onion and celery and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Add spices and quinoa and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add carrot, red pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste and water and mix.

4. In baking dish, add mixture, cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. Add coriander.

5. In pan, add remaining coconut oil and fry paneer, turning often, until slightly brown. Top quinoa mixture with paneer.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

Instructions:

1. On tortilla, add tomato puree and spread. Add basil, cheese and vegetables.

2. On baking tray, add tortilla and cook at 180 degrees Celsius (360 degrees Fahrenheit) for 10 to 15 minutes.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

Instructions:

1. In blender, add ingredients and blend for 3 minutes or until smooth.

Ingredients for 12 servings:

For pasta salad:

For dressing:

Instructions:

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Rinse with cold water and let cool.

2. Meanwhile, in bowl, add dressing ingredients and mix.

3. In another bowl, add pasta and dressing and mix.

4. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

For kale:

For dressing:

For topping:

Instructions:

1. In bowl, add kale ingredients and mix for 2 to 3 minutes or until kale is slightly soft.

2. In blender, add dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.

3. Add dressing to kale and mix.

4. Top with granola and cranberries.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

Instructions:

1. In pan, add oil and onion and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

2. Add tomatoes and broth and let simmer.

3. Add basil, tomato paste, honey and yogurt and mix.

4. Add salt if necessary.

8. Creamy Spring Vegetable Soup

Ingredients for 4 servings:

Instructions:

1. In pan, add oil and heat. Add onion and garlic and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until onion and garlic are soft.

2. Add peas, broccoli, asparagus, stock and pepper and mix. Bring everything to simmer and let cook for around 15 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.

3. Add chives and spinach and cook for 1 minute or until spinach is wilted.

4. Blend the soup until smooth. Add yogurt and mix.

5. Top with extra yogurt and chives.

Source: amuse-your-bouche

Ingredients for 4 servings:

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).

2. In pear halves, add walnuts and half teaspoon of honey and of cinnamon powder.

3. On baking tray lined with parchment paper, add pears and cook for around 25 minutes.

4. Top with yogurt.

10. Cheesy Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients for 2 servings:

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheet with aluminium foil.

2. In bowl, add potatoes and olive oil and mix.

3. In another bowl, add salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, cumin, garlic powder and cornstarch and mix.

4. Add mixture to potatoes and mix.

5. On baking tray, add potatoes and roast for 15 minutes.

6. Turn potatoes and roast for 3 to 8 minutes or until brown.

7. Add cheese on potatoes and cook for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

8. Add more salt if necessary.

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