Although it may seem like vegetarian recipes are a food trend of the modern age, a vegetarian diet is probably as old as mankind. In ancient civilizations, enjoying food wasn’t perceived just as way to satisfy your earthly needs, but it had a deep connection to the religious and moral beliefs. Even today, some of these ethical principles are a big part of the vegetarian diet. But for some people, well-balanced vegetarian meals just make them feel good.

In our minds, it’s been long overdue to show you ten of our favorite vegetarian recipes. It’s always hard to narrow it down when vegetarian cooking has come so far in such a short time. But we’ve sifted though thousands of ideas and have picked the absolute knockouts of vegetarian meals.

The list contains dishes suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. If you’ve been struggling to find vegetarian recipes that the whole family will enjoy (yes, we’re even including your carnivore uncle), you’re in the right place. What we’ve got on the list will hopefully spark some new ideas on what you can prepare for your next vegetarian meal too.

1. Sweet Potato Pancakes

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If you’ve had a chance to check out what we’ve got in the keto breakfast department, then you surely already know we’re hardcore breakfast lovers here. When it comes to the first meal of the day, a natural choice for most of us are fluffy, doughy pancakes. To be frank, we’d eat them for every meal, if we could. But since that’s not an option, we’ve been lucky enough to find this amazing Sweet Potato Pancakes recipe that scores highly on our health chart. It’s super easy to make and you can get really creative with the toppings. Some fresh raspberries, blueberries or any kind of fruit you have on hand will do. And you’re off to a great start!

2. Smashed Chickpea Toast

Another healthy and nutritious vegetarian breakfast dish is the gorgeous Smashed Chickpea Toast. And it’s ready in less than 10 minutes. Can you believe it? So if you’re in a rush to kick off your day, there isn’t a better way to do it than with a bite of this crunchy toast. Ok, or maybe a few bites! The recipe calls for vine tomatoes, but you can use any kind of tomatoes. Or you can substitute them with crispy red bell peppers – the toast world is your oyster.

3. One-pot Vegetarian Spaghetti

People eating vegetarian pasta at a dinner table with white wine

When it comes to quick and easy lunch and dinner ideas that you can whip up in less than half an hour, pasta dishes are a definite go-to. And that’s precisely why this One-pot Vegetarian Spaghetti recipe found its way onto our list. It’s super healthy and easy on the eyes. The recipe uses canned tomatoes, but fresh ones also work very well. The color combo of the tomatoes and spinach gives this dish an effortless chic look. And we’re here for it!

4. Cold Taco Pasta Salad (recipe)

Pasta is that classic dish that never lets us down. With the warmer weather approaching on our side of the globe, a cold vegetarian pasta salad might just be the perfect lunch option. This salad calls for all the veggies you’d normally expect to find in a taco (hence the name). But if you’re not feeling some of them, we always encourage you to improvise. It might be a good idea to keep the salsa and the Greek yogurt though. They really do connect the ingredients together nicely.

5. Vegetarian Enchiladas

Vegetarian enchiladas in white dish

Continuing our trip through Mexico, we couldn’t help but mention the flavorful Vegetarian Enchiladas. Yes, you heard us right! Vegetarian enchiladas, a sister dish to the well-known meaty enchiladas, can be just as tasty, with lots of protein too. And can there be any talk of the Mexican cuisine without the ground chili pepper?! If you’re not prepared for that kind of heat, make sure adjust the amounts to your taste. Or use the mild version – it also contributes to the overall tasting experience.

6. Mediterranean-Style Sweet Potato Stew

If anyone does vegetarian meals well, it’s the Mediterranean cuisine. So many great dishes to choose from! Stews in particular are one of our most beloved foods. They’re always rich in vegetables, hearty and good for the soul, if you ask us. And this Mediterranean Sweet Potato Stew is a true gem. It’s prepared in one pot, like most stews, so the clean up after cooking is minimal, which is always appreciated. And it makes leftovers! Depending on where you live, the spices in this recipes might be a little harder to come across. But if you take some time to locate them, we promise you won’t regret it.

7. Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Eggplant

vegetarian stuffed eggplant recipe on black plate

There can’t really be any talk of the Mediterranean cuisine without a dish involving eggplants. And they honestly do make one of the best bases for vegetarian recipes. The hardest part is almost choosing how to use them. But we’ve got you covered! While these Vegetable Stuffed Eggplants are roasting in the oven, it’s time for you to relax and pour yourself a nice glass of wine. The freshness of the ingredients combined together will simply blow your mind. This dish requires only a small amount of work done on your side, and it has a nearly perfect health score in our app. From our point of view, it doesn’t get much better than that!

8. Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Finding healthy vegetarian recipes for those of us who like to indulge in the occasional sweet treats can sometimes be challenging. But it’s actually very simple, when you have the Samsung Food App. We’ve recently discovered these crazy amazing Peanut Butter Energy Balls and our world has been changed forever. You have unannounced guests coming to your house in half an hour? They’re going to be so busy marveling at these nutty protein bites, that they won’t even notice that your place is a mess. And if you want to make this recipe vegan, you can always substitute honey for maple syrup.

9. Sourdough Banana Muffins

We are simply living for the versatile vegetarian recipes that can be enjoyed as breakfast foods, desserts, and even as snacks. Because vegetarian dishes doesn’t just mean lentils or carrots! And that’s not the only reason we’re in love with these fluffy Banana Muffins.

We just can’t resist the doughy banana texture, with the perfect amount of crunchiness coming from the walnuts. If you prefer almonds, or hazelnuts, they work exceptionally well too. If you’re a fan of raisins, we say – go for it! You’ll never need another muffin recipe again!

10. Blueberry Pie

Another classic dish for those of us with a sweet tooth is the irresistible Blueberry Pie. The tart blueberries and the buttery crust make a mouthwatering duo that we simply can’t resist. We must admit, while we consider ourselves (self-proclaimed) world-class champions at eating baked goods, we’re not that proficient at making them. When it comes to pies, it’s the crust that’s always the trickiest! If you’re there with us, then this blueberry wonder might be a good weekend project. And believe us, it’s definitely worth it!

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