Meatless Monday: 7 Vegetarian Recipes that Actually Taste Good

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Beans are an ideal source of Clean-Eating protein and even those who aren't vegetarian love this "meaty" meatless chili recipe. It is still a satisfying version of chili without losing out on hearty flavor. Use leftovers in a wrap for lunch the next day.

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Vegetarian Ramen

Here's a really delicious take on ramen of the vegetarian variety! This is served as part of a special menu late nights Thursday through Saturday at Uni Restaurant in Boston, and is part of a "Japanese izakaya" menu that also features pork buns and fried chicken.

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Vegetarian Enchiladas

Let's face it, you can put literally anything in enchiladas and they'll still be delicious. Meat, vegetables, beans, who cares? As long as it's smothered in tasty enchilada sauce and melty cheese, it'll taste good. This enchilada recipe is vegetarian-friendly, but good enough to please anyone. Well, except vegans. (If you're vegan, or cooking for one, simpy swap out the cheese for a nondairy substitute!)

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Vegetarian Stuffed Eggplant

This vegetarian version of a stuffed eggplant uses tofu and Asian flavors to create a hearty meal that satisfies even the biggest carnivores. Serve with aromatic Jasmine rice for a healthy, no-fuss dinner.

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Vegetarian Mushroom Tacos

Everyone loves tacos. This is a delicious, vegetarian option, similar to what you might see on a menu at your favorite taco place. The citrus in this gives it a subtle tanginess that really makes this a delightful dish!

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Vegetarian Baked Ziti Casserole

Spread a layer of crushed tomato on the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and scatter a handful of parsley over it. Scatter a sparse layer of pasta on top, followed by a layer of the cheeses. Top with additional tomato sauce and parsley, some olive oil, and then a sparse layer of pasta on top. The finished dish will taste great and be able to feed a family.

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Vegetarian French Onion Soup Recipe

Snow, ice, wind, cold. Winter is almost upon us, which means, soup season is upon us. French onion soup is a classic go-to warming technique. This simple yet hearty dish is typically made with beef stock, leaving vegetarians out in the cold. Making this version at home is simple and delicious, and animal-cruelty free. The secret ingredient? Coffee.


2 tablespoons olive oil
5 red onions, sliced and halved
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup red wine
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried thyme
5 cups vegetable stock
2/3 cup brewed coffee
10 ounces baguette, cubed
1 cup grated Gruyère


Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic. Stir until the onions are coated with oil. Add the salt, sugar, and red wine, and stir. Cook until onions are soft, about 10 minutes, stirring ocassionally to keep the onions from burning.

Add the parsley and thyme and pour in the vegetable stock, bringing it to a boil. Once the soup is boiling, add the coffee, turn the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes.

To serve, place a handful of cubed bread in the bottom of your soup bowl. Ladle the desired amount of soup into the bowl, and spread the cheese across the top. Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Servings: 4
Total time: 1 hour
Cuisine: French
Special Designation: Nut-free, Dairy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

- The Daily Meal