Vegetarian Recipes

Pear, Ricotta and Pine Nut Cake

The combination of golden raisins, pine nuts and orange zest gives this cake a uniquely Sicilian flair. Keep in mind that those same flavors make a great addition to savory whole-grain rice pilafs as well.

Red Lentil Dal with Jicama “Chips”

Dal is a thick Indian lentil stew that's often served with naan flatbread. You can reduce the grams of carbohydrate by serving this dal with peeled and sliced jicama. It’s a crunchy, slightly sweet vegetable that looks like a potato.

Spinach Sautéed in Garlic and Oil

This “recipe” is so simple, but it’s an easy, healthful and tasty way to cook fresh spinach. Vegetables of any kind—cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, potatoes and/or green beans—can be blanched until just tender, and prepared the same way.

Pinto Bean, Brown Rice and Spinach Salad

This simple salad can be on the table in 15 minutes. No queso fresco? You can use feta cheese instead.

Dressing for Pinto Bean, Brown Rice and Spinach Salad

This cilantro-lime dressing pairs sweet honey and savory garlic.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

No raspberries? Serve with strawberries or another fruit. When you want to enjoy a quick treat, a dessert like this mug cake with fruit is a good portion-controlled choice.

Chocolate Walnut Mug Cake

When you want dessert, this cake that’s made inside a coffee mug is a great way to enjoy a portion-controlled treat.

Lentil Salad

There’s no need to soak dry lentils before cooking. That makes this quick recipe ready in just 20 minutes.

Chinese Five-Spice Kale Chips

Chinese five-spice powder is a mixture of five spices: star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and fennel. It gives a sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent taste to dishes. Don’t have it? Try a simplified Asian three-spice powder: mix equal parts ground cloves, ginger and cinnamon.

Green Juice Smoothie

This recipe makes a vivid green, fragrant beverage. By whirling the whole vegetables and fruits into a smoothie rather than juice, you’re still getting the full nutritional benefit of each, including all of the fiber.

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