Sure, we love a chopped salad as much as the next lady, but sometimes we crave a vegetarian meal that’s going to really satisfy--one that’s hot, flavorful and hearty. These seven dinners are so nourishing, even your meat-eating dinner companions will love them, too.
7 Vegetarian Recipes That Aren't Salad
Because sometimes you want a hot, hearty meal
Make sure to have plenty of crusty bread on hand to serve with this classic Italian soup that’s been updated with everyone’s favorite leafy-green superfood.
Meet your new pizza replacement: This Middle Eastern recipe mixes rice, lentils, caramelized onions and a spiced yogurt lemon sauce, to be served over pita.
Lemon And Spinach Orzotto
Enjoy the goodness of risotto in a fraction of the time thanks to this version where orzo pasta is swapped in for rice.
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Layers upon layers of butternut squash ribbons, garlicky spinach and melted mozzarella cheese.
Homestyle Rice And Beans
The trick is to simmer the beans slowly and season the rice just right for a meal full of flavor.
Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Want to impress your guests? A yogurt-and-spice-rubbed head of cauliflower looks way fancy when you pull it from the oven.
Spaghetti With Avocado Sauce
The creamy rich sauce is a little avocado, oil, garlic--and the entire recipe takes only 30 minutes from start to finish.