30-Minute Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

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Pesto Zoodles

Rating: 4.52 stars
Transform zucchini into long strands that resemble noodles, also known as zoodles. Mix pesto and garbanzo beans into the zoodles for a satisfying, grain-free meal!

Baked Tofu Slices

Rating: 4.83 stars
A baked tofu dish with a spicy soy-based sauce on top! Best served with rice.

Cabbage Koora

Rating: 4.71 stars
This a very simple yet delicious Andhra recipe for cabbage koora (sabji). I like it so much that sometimes I eat it all by itself, like a salad with some yoghurt on the side. The spice here comes from the green chilis. Serve with rice.

Quinoa Dijon and Swiss Burger

Rating: 4 stars
Great dish for gluten free and vegetarian diet. Loaded with protein.

Quick Tofu Stir Fry

Rating: 4.14 stars
A stir fry of tofu, noodles, and veggies.

Lentils in Sloppy Joe Sauce

Rating: 4.62 stars
Quick, vegetarian alternative to traditional sloppy joes. Eat on english muffins or rolls with or without cheese.

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.34 stars
The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Egg and Pesto

Switch up your breakfast routine with these savory, low-carb, stuffed portobellos. This fun way to serve eggs will also impress guests at your next brunch.

Baby Spinach Omelet

Rating: 4.48 stars
Tender baby spinach, Parmesan cheese, and a little nutmeg are cooked with eggs. A carb-cutter's perfect start for the day.

Chana Masala (Savory Indian Chick Peas)

Rating: 4.34 stars
Indian food is not just curried sauces. It's not too exotic either. Unless 'exotic' is code for 'yummy and full of flavor.' This dish features a healthy mixture of chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, and spices. Both carnivores and vegetarians will enjoy this meal. My kids love it. Leave out the green chile if the kiddies will be eating. Serve over basmati or jasmine rice and enjoy. Namaste y'all!

Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

Rating: 4.44 stars
Serve this tasty sandwich spread on crusty whole grain rolls or pita bread, with lettuce and tomato. Other raw, chopped vegetables can be substituted for the celery. Your favorite salad dressing can be substituted for the mayo.

Falafel with Canned Chickpeas

Rating: 4.75 stars
Falafel made with canned chickpeas - just like the ones you taste in a Greek restaurant. Makes about 12 patties. Serve with hummus or tzatziki sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated
This is a nutritious and delicious breakfast cereal. Use any type of dried fruit you desire! You can also use almonds in place of walnuts if you like. Wonderful when served in bowls with milk and fresh berries or sliced fresh fruit.
Rich Pasta for the Poor Kitchen
Rating: Unrated
A quick, simple pasta tossed with butter, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. A wonderful recipe to make when you don't feel like making a trip to the grocery store. I used what I had on hand and it worked like a charm! Add summer vine-ripened tomatoes for an extra dash of flavor!

Quick Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.26 stars

Some say beans and rice is the most nutritious and well balanced meal in the world! Try adding your favorite chutney or salsa to this dish when you serve it!