Vegan Cauliflower Steaks

5 Easy Vegetarian Weeknight Dinner Recipes

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Looking to add more plant pasted and vegetarian meals to your diet? These 5 easy vegetarian weeknight dinner recipes are just for you!

I love simple, healthy meals that I can count on. And with this meal plan, I lay out 5 simple vegetarian dinner recipes, plus a grocery list so your trip to the grocery store is easy peasy!

Delicious Vegan and Vegetarian Meals

Over the last year, I’ve been trying to incorporate more plant based meals into my diet. It’s better for me and better for the environment, and I feel great when I eat a big plate full of veggies.

Sometimes vegan and vegetarian meals get a bad reputation for not having protein, or being flavorless, and I’m here to tell you that this does not have to be the truth!

The Recipes

  1. Crispy Tofu with Spicy Cilantro Oil

I could talk about this tofu recipe all day long! So I have a secret – I used to hate tofu. I wouldn’t even look at it.

But when I tried crispy tofu, it totally changed the game! And now I make this recipe almost every single week! Everything about this is just good – the crispy, flavorful tofu, the spicy cilantro oil, the green onion, I just love it!

You can eat this deeelish tofu over rice or greens. No matter how you enjoy, it is delicious!

2. Vegan Cauliflower Steaks

Oh my goodness, can we just talk about how amazing cauliflower is? It’s so versatile! And in this recipe, cauliflower is the center of the plate as a thick, crispy steak. YUM!

Even my carnivore husband loves this recipe. Of course it’s different than beef, but the texture and flavor of this awesome recipe won’t make you miss the meat at all!

3. Easy Mushroom Pasta

I love this super simple mushroom pasta recipe. This one has a dear place in my heart – I created this on a really tough day, and it was the perfect comforting meal that I needed.

This one could be easily made vegan with vegan pasta and cheese!

P.S. This recipe uses a mushroom and sage infused olive oil. If you don’t have it, you can give this one a try on Amazon! It really adds a delicious savory element to the dish.

Easy Mushroom Pasta

4. Crispy Chickpeas with Couscous and Feta

Crispy chickpeas with couscous and feta was the first recipe I posted on this blog. It’s such a delicious recipe – really simple, but packed with flavor.

I love the combo of couscous and crispy chickpeas, and the the feta and dill add a punch of freshness to every bite. This one is also perfect for meal prep – it make a great lunch recipe to eat throughout the week!

Crispy Chickpeas

5. Vegan Cauliflower Tacos

These vegan cauliflower tacos are a weekly staple in my house. They’re jam packed with flavor and so delicious. And the salsa? SO good!!

If you’re looking for easy recipes jam packed with flavor, this is for you!

5 Easy Vegetarian Weeknight Dinner Recipes Grocery List

Dairy:

  • Grated Parmesan
  • Feta cheese

Produce:

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • Bunch of cilantro
  • 1 white onion
  • Green Onion
  • 2 heads Cauliflower
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 Jalapeño
  • Package of sliced mushrooms
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh dill

Pantry:

  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Corn Starch
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Chili Oil
  • Chili Powder
  • Curry Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Powder
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Turmeric
  • Dry white wine
  • 1 lb pasta
  • Wild mushroom or sage infused olive oil
  • Quinoa
  • 1 can chickpeas

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