10 Vegetarian Recipes That Will Give You All the Protein
Though meat is off the menu, vegetarians have plenty of delicious options for getting protein in their diet. These recipes feature high-protein foods like eggs, lentils, and cheese.
Green Chile Frittata
A classic egg bake with elements both creamy and spicy. Green chiles add a delicious southwestern-inspired edge and cheddar cheese melts seamlessly into each bite. An easy one-dish crowd pleaser with minimal cleanup.
Breakfast Burritos de Frank
This versatile burrito is tasty with and without all of the fixings. The classic medley of black beans, cheddar, and salsa is appealingly familiar and is a good option for picky eaters. Reviewer christa put "salsa on the side and also a dab of sour cream and topped it off with fresh cilantro." We approve!
Yummy Veggie Omelet
Eggs are a great way to start your day with a solid source of protein. This omelet recipe leaves room for you to get creative with veggie add-ins based on personal preference.
You won't miss the meat in this vegetarian take on a sloppy Joe. Tomatoes, garlic, molasses, and chili powder simmer beautifully together to make the sauce that coats the lentils. Rich, tasty, and meat-eater approved.
Convenient Vegetarian Lasagna
The creamy, savory satisfaction from lasagna isn't affected by the absence of ground beef. Ricotta not only adds a silky texture, but a significant amount of protein—and fresh parsley helps to lift this cheesy bake to new heights.
Moroccan Lentil Soup
This richly flavored soup is perfect for when temperatures are low. Cannellini and garbanzo beans are highly nutritious, and are wonderful when paired with the array of spices in this recipe. "Will make again and again —very tasty with fresh bread or pita and a salad," says Aminah.
Caprese on a Stick
The fresh, flavorful ingredients of caprese salad made finger food. This appetizer dish is healthy and makes an attractive table display. Make sure to use a high-quality olive oil to drizzle over the mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil.
Breaded, Fried, Softly Spiced Tofu
Tofu gets a bad rap for being flavorless, but this unique recipe speaks to its appetizing potential. Recipe creator Miss Siri says "the crust on the tofu sticks is tasty and the texture is really wonderful. Serve with a relish or a dip of some sort."
Spicy Baked Feta (Feta Psiti)
Served straight from the oven, this crowdpleaser is beautifully spiced, simple to make, and high in protein. Reviewers suggest drizzling the finished product with an infused olive oil and cherry tomatoes for a delicious garnish.
Red Lentil Curry
This hearty dish is delicious when paired with a light salad or basmati rice. Don't be alarmed by the long ingredient list—most of the items needed are already in your pantry. Curry paste, garlic, and cumin all play a role in making this curry taste like home.