Vegetarian? Eat Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian Linguine

Many vegetarian recipes are easy to cook and delicious. If you want to follow a vegetarian diet it is good to use a variety of recipes to make your diet more interesting and easier to follow. Use a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The vegetarian linguine is an excellent vegetarian dish and easy to cook. This recipe is a tasty alternative to meat and potatoes, plus pasta dishes can be so satisfying. It is colorful with all the fresh healthy vegetables, and it is an easy recipe. One serving is about 216 calories using reduced fat provolone or vegetarian cheese. It is a nice change to eat something different, yet so satisfying.

Vegetarian Linguine

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Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 Minutes or Less (Quick-Fix Cooking)
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Vegetarian Linguine Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegetarian margarine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 /4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, shredded (vegetarian cheese is available)
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (vegetarian cheese available)

Directions:

Cook linguine according to package directions.

Use a large skillet to sauté the zucchini, mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter and oil for 3-5 minutes.

Add tomato, basil, salt and pepper.

Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.

Drain linguine.

Add to vegetable mixture.

Sprinkle with cheese; toss to coat.

Yield: 6 servings.

Veggie Black Bean Soup

source fitarella
source fitarella

Veggie Black Bean Soup

For you meat eaters, you won’t miss the meat in this flavorful stew. The cilantro, honey and garlic accent the beans and vegetables very well

Ingredients:

  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup each chopped celery, carrot and sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry or reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cans (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 5 tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack cheese (get a vegetarian variety if you don’t eat cheese)
  • 5 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream if on your vegetarian diet
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Directions:

In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, sauté the onion, celery, carrot, red pepper and garlic in sherry or broth and oil until tender.

Add the beans, can of broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, chili powder, cumin and oregano.

Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat and cover.

Simmer for 40 minutes.

Stir in the cilantro; simmer 5-15 minutes longer or until stew is thickened.

Garnish with cheese, sour cream and green onion as desired.

Yield: 5 servings.

Healthy Vegetables

Photo Courtesy of Medplant
Photo Courtesy of Medplant

Tofu Breakfast Scramble (Vegan)

Summary

There is no big mystery to creating delicious vegan or vegetarian meals. There are more tasty alternatives for meat and cheese at the grocery stores. Buy some good vegan or vegetarian cookbooks to really see the vast number of interesting recipes that are available.

Sometimes the change in a recipe may be using soy milk instead of cow’s milk. There is a vegetarian whipping cream available, as well as, a number of cheese replacements. Tofu can be used to replace ricotta or cottage cheese. This is just the tip of the iceberg as stores like Whole Foods have more products that you can imagine. Drop in and check out all the new products.

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GPAGE profile image

GPAGE 6 years ago from California

pamela! thanks for a fantastic hub with great recipes! I'm sending this to a few of my friends.....the tofu scramble is a great idea for breakfast! Best, G


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Liked both recipes, plan to try them. Do you happen to have more tofu recipes? I like it but don't know very many ways to use it.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

These are healthy and tasty. The veggie black bean soup looks full of goodies. The linguine does too also with the mushrooms.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

GPAGE, I hope your friends like the recipes. Thanks for thew comments.

Sheila, I am going to try and put some more recipes up today. Thanks for your comment.

Billy, Thank you so much for your comments.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pamela,

My younger daughter brought me some great veggie black bean soup last week. It was great and your hub is too.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Being a meat eater I never looked at vegetarian dishes. Looking at these they seemed to be tasty. Thank you.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Your recipes sound delicious. I will definitely be trying the linguine recipe. Thanks.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Wow. The vegetable linguine looks fantastic. I think I'm going to have to try that one very soon—the wife and I like to have a vegetarian night every so often and this would be perfect. Usually we just do a vegetarian stir-fry or something on that order. :)


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Tom, Thank for the compliment. I love black bean soup also.

Hello, I think it is healthy to have meatless dinners every once in a while, so we do that. My husband is definitely a meat eater but I like vegetables so it is okay with me to have some meatless meals. Thanks for your comment.

Gals, I hope you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for your comment.

Springboard, We do vegetarian stir-fry also. Thanks for your comments.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Great recipes Pamela. l. Every once in a while I just want to go vegetarian.


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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

A friend of mine just posted photos of a similar pasta dish. I thought, "Is that zucchini? I wonder how you make that?" Thanks for sharing!


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

These vegetarian recipes look great.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

This is a great hub and well thought out, this is how I am suppose to eat but I like other bad stuff...LOL rate up my friend


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Pop, Thanks for the comment.

Betty, I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks for your comments.

Sandy, Thanks for your comment.

Darlene, I know what you mean. Thanks for your comments.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Those look so delicious! Bookmarking!!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Hhhmmm, Pamela, the vegetarian linguine looks really yummy! I've got to try this one too, so I'm bookmarking. Thanks for sharing. :)


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

akirchner, Thanks and I hope you enjoy them.

Money Glitch, I hope you will enoy the recipe. Thanks foe your comments.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

This recipes are well thought of and they are easily doable, Thanks for this one, Maita


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Miata, Thanks so much for your comment.


MaryRenee 6 years ago

Pamela: WOW! Love this hub! So many great ideas I have to try! Thanks so much for sharing this great hub! :)


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Mary Renee, I am so glad you enjoyed this hub. Thank you so much for your comments.


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oceansnsunsets 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Hi Pamela, there are some great looking recipes here, thank you! I am not a vegetarian, but love the healthy way of eating, and want to incorporate more of that in my life.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

oceansnsunset, I really like vegetables so that works well for me also. Thanks for your comment.


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Both recipes look and sound really good. Thanks for sharing the recipes.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States Author

Nancy, Thanks for your comments. I hope you will enjoy them.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

These recipes both look good. When making most of my soups, I rarely follow a recipe but just might have to make an exception with this one. It really sounds tasty! Thanks Pamela. Up votes and tweeted.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Peggy, I always hear the best cooks don't need recipes, but I like to look at them as they give me new ideas. I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks for your comments.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Pamela, these recipes look delicious! I am not a vegetarian but at one time, pre-marriage, I was close. It is a fun challenge to make something delicious without the meat. These recipes definitely look they have succeeded!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

praireprincess, I like to make some meatless meals each week. I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks for your comments.


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goodandfit 4 years ago

Sounds delicious! I can't wait to try these recipes. Thanks for sharing.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

goodandfit, Hope you enjoy them. Thanks for the comments.


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GetitScene 3 years ago from The High Seas

Good stuff here. Pretty much anything with black beans in I will eat.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

GetitScene, I love black beans also, but unfortunately my husband does not. I eat them anyway of course. Thanks for your comments.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

I am so glad you enjoyed the hub and hope you will enjoy some of the recipes. Thank you for your comments.


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States Author

Vishakha Bajaj, I hope your will enjoy some of the recipes, and I appreciate your comments.

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