These easy vegetarian recipes for beginners are delicious ideas every meal! Find recipes for plant based dinner, breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Easy vegetarian recipes

Looking to find ways to eat more vegetables? Your quest is exactly why we started this website. Years ago, Alex and I got married and wanted to start eating healthier foods. Back then, we read a book that talked about how eating more veggies is good for the planet and good for your health. Today, the story is no different!

Whether you’re looking to be gentler on the planet or eat healthier, here’s a list of our favorite easy vegetarian recipes for beginners. Some are easy vegetarian dinner ideas, some are breakfast essentials, and some are cookies because: why not? Keep reading to find vegetarian recipes for beginners! Most are dinner recipes, but we threw in some lunch ideas and breakfast recipes too! Here we go.

Our top easy vegetarian recipes!

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Vegan fajitas

Easy Fajitas & More Vegetarian Recipes!


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These easy vegetarian recipes for beginners are delicious ideas every meal! Find recipes for plant based dinner, breakfast, lunch and snacks.


Ingredients

Scale

For the fajita veggies

  • 1 white onion
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 portobello mushroom
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For serving


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Thinly slice the onionSlice the bell peppersChop the cauliflower into small florets. Chop the mushroom into bite-sized pieces. Add the veggies to a big bowl and toss them with the olive oil, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and kosher salt.
  3. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Add the vegetables in a single layer. Roast 15 minutes, then remove the sheets, stir the veggies, and sprinkle on another ½ teaspoon salt spread between the trays (¼ teaspoon on each). Stir again, then return to the oven and roast another 10 minutes until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, pit the avocados. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the lime juice, salt, and cilantro.
  5. Heat the refried beans in a small sauce pan.
  6. If desired, char the tortillas by placing them on an open gas flame on medium for a few seconds per side, flipping with tongs, until they are slightly blackened and warm. (See How to Warm Tortillas.)
  7. To serve, place the refried beans and roasted veggies in tortillas, and top with guac-ish.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from Party in Your Plants by Talia Pollock

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired

Keywords: Vegetarian Recipes, Easy Vegetarian Recipes, Find vegetarian recipes

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Last updated: June 2021

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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