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29 No-Meat Mains You'll Want To Eat All The Time

Carve out space in your meal plans for extra vegetarian dishes—you're going to need it.
29 No-Meat Mains You'll Want To Eat All The Time

Photo, Erik Putz.

Simple vegetarian recipes like these are perfect for Meatless Monday and beyond. These plant-based recipes are so tasty (and filling) they hold their own any night of the week. So, whether you're planning a healthy grain bowl, or are craving a towering Friday-night burger, we have a recipe for that.

Scroll through the gallery below for all the easy vegetarian recipes you didn't know you were missing:

Falafel buddha bowl

A gorgeous and delicious dinner bowl, packed with the goods: squash, falafel, bulgur, beets and a drizzle of nutty tahini dressing. Get this falafel bowl recipe.

Falafel buddha bowlPhoto, Erik Putz.

Spicy crispy tofu noodle bowl

With this recipe, dinner's ready in under half an hour! Gochujang–a traditional Korean condiment–adds a spicy twist to this soba noodle dish that'll soon become a weekday go-to. Get this tofu noodle bowl recipe.

overhead shot of crispy tofu on noodles in white bowlsPhoto, Ashley Capp.


Green shakshuka

The mighty egg pulls double duty, serving as a great start to your morning or a hearty and healthy evening meal. Get the recipe.

green shakshuka recipePhoto, Erik Putz.

Cauliflower chickpea wraps

Nutty roasted cauliflower and sweet roasted red pepper give these whole wheat wraps a ton of veggie-forward flavour. Get this cauliflower chickpea wraps recipe.

overhead shot of a whole wheat wrap open-face with white sauce, spinach, red pepper slices, and roasted cauliflower and chickpeasPhoto, Carmen Cheung.

Sheet pan tofu with sesame and roasted vegetables

Looking for an easy and speedy meal option tonight? Toss everything onto a sheet pan, bake and voila! A delicious, minimal mess-meal in no time. Get this sheet pan tofu recipe.

sheet pan tofu with sesame and roasted vegetablesPhoto, Erik Putz.


Grilled satay tofu skewers

Coconut, curry and peanut marinated tofu gets crisped up on the grill for an amazingly simple and flavourful meatless skewer. Serve with a fresh and Thai herb salad for a complete meal. Get this grilled satay tofu skewers recipe.

Easy tofu recipes - Tofu skewers with dipPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Vegetarian haggis cottage pie

Try this hearty one-dish meal packed with plant-based protein and vegetables. Topped with fluffy mashed potatoes, it’s a comforting cold-weather meal for everyone. Get this vegetarian haggis cottage pie recipe.

Vegetarian haggis cottage piePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Red lentil burger

A towering Friday-night burger that hits all the right notes with the juicy pickled onion, creamy sauce, and a hearty lentil patty. Get this red lentil burger recipe.

Red Lentil Burger recipePhoto, Erik Putz.


Vegan bolognese

You don't need meat to make a rich, hearty and protein-packed bolognese sauce. When you're ready to eat, sprinkle with nutritional yeast for a vegan-friendly cheesy flavour. Get this vegan bolognese recipe.

vegan mushroom bolognese in green bowlPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

White beans on toast with arugula salad

Flavourful beans and a peppery side salad make this dinner combo a go-to for busy weeknights. Get this white beans on toast recipe.

No-meat mains: White beans on toast with arugula salad, one of 20 simple vegetarian recipesPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Polenta with mushrooms and fried egg

This deceptively simple and elegant dish is flavourful and filling. Get this polenta recipe.

Polenta with mushrooms and fried eggPhoto, Erik Putz.


Squash salad with pumpkin seeds

A power salad packed with a ton of filling ingredients: beans, broccoli, squash, quinoa and dried cherries. Get this squash salad with pumpkin seeds recipe.

quinoa recipes: Squash salad with pumpkin seeds

Lentil cakes in pita with yogurt

Using leftover lentils (we love a good shortcut) and the food processor means these flavourful lentil cakes are ready in no time. Cook them for just 3 minutes a side, and stuff them into a pita with fresh lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion and spiced yogurt for a deliciously easy finish. Get this lentil cakes recipe.

Weeknight dinner plan: Lentil cakes in pita with yogurtPhoto, Erik Putz.

Creamy vegetable coconut curry

Serving tip: Make this meal gluten-free, too by serving the curry over basmati rice. Get this vegetable coconut curry recipe.

Creamy vegetable curryPhoto, Sian Richards.


Pita pizza with hummus and mint

A Middle-Eastern inspired pizza that’s topped with healthy veggies and protein-rich hummus. Get this pita pizza recipe.

Pita pizza with hummus and mintPhoto, Michael Graydon.

Sweet chili tofu with broccoli slaw

When homemade is faster than takeout, it’s a no-brainer. So heat up your frying pans and try our 20-minute recipe for sweet and spicy tofu. Get this sweet chili tofu recipe.

Sweet chili tofu with broccoli slawPhoto, Sian Richards.

Onion quiche in a potato crust

We first came up with this idea for a friend who loves quiche but is allergic to gluten, and it’s a house favourite for everyone now. Get this quiche recipe.

Onion quiche in a potato crustPhoto, Erik Putz.


Mushroom rice bowl

This hearty veggie rice bowl is all you need for a filling meal. Bonus: It’s a two for one deal! Make our portobello fajitas one night, and this rice bowl for the next day’s lunch or dinner with the leftovers. Get this mushroom rice bowl recipe.

Mushroom rice bowlPhoto, Erik Putz.

Cauliflower tacos

Quick, filling vegetarian tacos. Get this cauliflower taco recipe.

Dinner Plan: Cauliflower tacosPhoto, Sian Richards.

Lentil bolognese

A hearty, stick-to-your ribs pasta main that's perfect as we settle into winter. Get this lentil bolognese  recipe.

Lentil bolognesePhoto, Sian Richards.


Sesame-ginger-beet quinoa bowl

Spice up your quinoa bowl with some sesame, ginger and beets for a colourful and healthy meatless meal. Get the recipe.

Chatelaine dinner plan: Monday's recipe, Sesame, ginger and beet grain bowlPhoto, Erik Putz.

Kale, red pepper and quinoa toss

Tossed with pesto, lemon and parmesan, this fresh and nutritious dinner is on the table in no time. Get this kale, red pepper and quinoa recipe.

This recipe can be made in less time than you'd wait for take-out delivery.Satisfy your desire for a super-nutritious hot meal made in 20 minutes.Recipe from Quinoa Revolution by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming.

Red pepper and falafel cakes

Get a good start to the week with a protein-packed, vegetarian meal. Pair these stuffed pitas with a glass of full-bodied red wine (for the anti-oxidants!) and a zesty salad. Get this red pepper and falafel cakes recipe.

29 No-Meat Mains You'll Want To Eat All The TimePhoto, Erik Putz.


Spicy spaghettini with goat cheese, tomato & artichoke

Serve up an effortless Italian feast tonight. Artichokes, goat cheese and fresh tomatoes will make you (almost) feel like you’re dining in Tuscany.  Get this spaghettini recipe.

Spicy-spaghettini-with-goat-cheese_tomato-and-artichoke-0-lPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Faux pho

Laden with golden tofu and satiny noodles, this richly spiced Vietnamese comfort soup brings all the goods: veggies, protein, and mouthwatering flavour. Get this faux pho recipe.

Our easy take on this classic Vietnamese comfort soup features a ginger-scented broth and lots of satiny noodles. Fresh mint livens up the dish.Faux pho

Chickpea-falafel burger with cucumber

These delicious chickpea and lentil burgers will impress vegetarians and meat lovers too. Top with your favourite ingredients and enjoy. Get this veggie burger recipe.

Chickpea-falafel-burger-with-cucumberPhoto, Angus Fergusson.


Creamy bean salad with soft-boiled egg

Crisp and crunchy greens are tossed in a creamy dressing, with punch of protein from perfectly soft-boiled egg. Light, simple and delicious. Get this salad recipe.

29 No-Meat Mains You'll Want To Eat All The TimePhoto, Jodi Pudge.

Nutty ramen gado-gado salad

With on a few fresh ingredients, you’ve got a hearty noodle dish. Serve with an off-dry Canadian white wine. Get the recipe.

29 No-Meat Mains You'll Want To Eat All The TimePhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Creamy mushroom and barley pilaf

Packed with mushrooms, a sprinkle of parmesan and a boatload of flavour. Get the recipe.

29 No-Meat Mains You'll Want To Eat All The Time

Watch: How to make a vegetarian grain bowl


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