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June 8, 2011

Meat-Free Recipes from Around the World

Guide to Meat-Free Meals

  • salad

    Quick to assemble and impressive—try this festive salad.

  • bread

    Soda bread is an easy quick bread, and can be varied to your taste.

  • brownies

    Espresso brownies—you know you want some!

  • stuffed peppers

    Stuffed peppers tonight?

  • salad

    Cream of mushroom soup, in a vegan version? Believe it.

  • salad

    Surely your best friend deserves a birthday cake. It will be fun for both of you.

  • pot pie

    Savory pot pie, especially this vegetarian version, is a comforting supper.

  • vegetables

    Vegetarian food is healthful and tempting.

Vegetarian eating is an effective and positive way to help farm animals.

With every step you take toward adjusting your food choices and with every vegetarian meal you enjoy, you are helping to prevent animal abuse. Indeed, any reduction in the amount of animal products we consume makes a difference for animals. Read our Guide to Meat-Free Meals.

Here we present a selection of recipes gathered by HSI and The Humane Society of the United States. Substitutions may be necessary where ingredients aren't available in some countries. Cooking measurements may also need to be converted (some approximate conversions included on our materials).

Please also try our Chinese recipes, Latin American recipes, Indian recipes, recipes from the United Kingdom, dessert recipes and recipes from chef Robin Robertson's cookbook, "Vegan Fire and Spice." For even more vegetarian recipes, visit VegRecipes.org.


Try these dishes and see how delicious vegetarian eating can be:


Wilted Spinach Salad with Smoked Apple Sage "Sausage" and Strawberries
Black Bean, Mango and Avocado Salad
Eggless Egg Salad
Susie's Scarlet Millet
Green Apple and Celery Salad with Walnuts and Mustard Vinaigrette
Warm White Bean Salad
California Gardein "Chicken" Salad
Beet, Fennel and Fig Salad
Warm French Lentil Salad
Creamy Potato Salad
Chopped Green Salad
Green Bean, Arugula, and Walnut Salad
Salad Nicoise
French Potato Salad
Orzo Salad
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Avocado, Quinoa, and Edamame Salad
Caesar Salad with Veggie Burgers
Greek Bean Salad
Simplest Red Fruit Salad Ever
Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Beets, Cucumbers, and Peppers
Ukranian Vinaigrette Salad
Crunchy Asian Chicken-Alternative Salad
Asparagus and Carrots with Walnut Dressing
Orzo Salad with Italian "Sausage"
Georgian Bean Salad
Carefree Veggie Chop
Beet, Fennel and Fig Salad
Browned Bok Choy and Dumpling Salad
Spring Roll Salad with Coconut Peanut Sauce
Cranberry Chickpea Salad
Cashew Pesto Potatoes
Salad Nicoise with Creamy Mustard Dressing
Chickpea Salad Lettuce Tacos
Raw Sweet Potato Salad
Asian Cabbage Salad
Rainbow Salad with Lemony Avocado Dressing

Warm Sweet Potato Kale Salad
Curried Cous Cous Salad

Lentil Taco Salad

Thai Rainbow Zucchini (Courgette) Noodles
Warm Beet and Butternut Salad

Soups, Stews and Chilis

Chef Tal Ronnen's Corn Chowder
Twenty-Minute Chili
Romesco Soup
Cat Cora's Roasted Winter Squash and Saffron Soup
Pumpkin and Corn Soup
Vegetarian Phở
Compass Recipe: Five Bean and Butternut Squash Chili
White Bean and Kale Soup
Danish Yellow Split Pea Soup
Carrot Ginger Soup
Pepper Pot Soup
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Ginger Butternut Red Lentil Soup
Udon Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Kale in Miso Broth
Minnesota Winter Chili
Tofu and Potato Adobo Stew
Chicken-Style Stew and Dumplings
Celery Root Soup with Granny Smith Apples
Refried Bean Soup
Sweet Potato-Tomato-Chipotle Soup
Creamy Green Gazpacho
Creamy Beet Soup
Squash and Chestnut Soup with Carmelized Pears
Mike's Spicy Tomato Soup
Minestrone Soup
Chickpea and Kale Super Soup
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Farmers Market Minestrone
Red Wine "Beef" Stew
Quick White Bean Chili
Guy Raz's Veggie Chili
Irish Stew Bowl
Karma Black Bean Chili
White Bean Chili
Sweet Potato, Kale and Lentil Stew

Cauliflower Soup

Watermelon Gazpacho

Creamy Butternut Squash Lentil Soup
Pumpkin Chili

Bread Soup

French Pistou Soup

Three Sisters Chili

Mushroom Corn Chowder

Comforting Veggie Noodle Soup


Penne Pasta with Pistachio-Arugula Pesto and Sauteed Broccolini
Chili con Chocolate
Avocado Pesto Pasta
Pasta and Fried Zucchini (Courgette)
Penne Vodka
Tempeh Bacon Fettuccine
Spicy Drunken Noodles
Beijing Noodles
Spaghetti with Curried Butternut Squash Sauce and Quinoa Falafel
Penne Primavera with Avocado Cashew Cream
Yummy Spicy Rice Noodles
Spaghetti with Garlic, Parsley, and Breadcrumbs
Pesto-Coated Carrot and Parsnip Fettucine
Pad Thai
Lemony Linguine
Wicked Healthy Mac and Cheez
Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes, Chickpeas and Arugula
Pasta with Parsely-Walnut Pesto
Italian Herbed-Stuffed Pasta Shells
Tofu-Chili Garlic Noodle Bowl
Jumbo Pasta Shells with Kale Pesto
Pasta, Sweet Potato and White Bean Casserole
Nutty Noodles
Yakisoba Noodles with Tofu and Bok Choy
Creamy Broccoli and Red Pepper Macaroni
"Cheater" Spicy Peanut Noodles
Penne with Fresh Herbed Corn Salsa
Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo

Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Spaghetti

Indonesian Stir-Fried Noodle Bowl

Spicy Spinach Coconut Noodles

Savory Veggie Noodle Bowl

Savory Mushroom Stroganoff

Linguine with Olives and Broccoli Rabe

Roasted Mushroom, Cilantro & Walnut Pesto Pasta

Sweet Mayan Lasagna

Sandwiches and Spreads

West Indian-Style Channa Wrap
Scary Halloween Sandwiches
Sunny Tempeh Spread
Hot, Open-Faced Tempeh Sandwich
Open-Faced Eggplant Sandwich with Celeriac Sauce
Falafel with Tahini Sauce
Tuna-Free Salad Sandwiches
Portobello "Steak" Sandwiches
Sloppy Portobellos
Karen's Vegetarian Reuben Sandwiches
Veggie Club Sandwich
Po' Boy Sandwich
Rainbow Wraps
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers
Artichoke Sunflower Burgers
BBQ Sliders with Carmelized Onions
Tofu Papaya Wraps
Sun-Dried Tomato and Coconut Burgers

Chickpea Sloppy Joes

Curried Lentil-Walnut Sliders

Bodacious Black Bean BBQ Burgers
Lentil Sloppy Joes
Sweet Peanut Burger

African Wraps

White Bean & Zucchini (Courgette) Burger

Sloppy Shiitakes with Tangy Rainbow Slaw

Sauces, Snacks, and Sides

Easy Baked Acorn Squash
Pilaf of Rice, Lentils, and Caramelized Onion
Hot Pepper Sauce
Oil and Lemon Dressing
Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes with Black Olives
Wild Rice Pilaf with Peas, Lemon Zest, and Tarragon
Wiener Wraps (Sausage Rolls)
Green Bean Casserole
Caesar Salad Dressing
Savory Cashew Crème
Sweet Cashew Crème
Sauteed Greens with Garlic and Lemon
Broccoli al Frascati
Grilled Corn with Piquant Sauce
Jalapeño Poppers
Wild Edible Greens
Cranberry-Jalapeño Appetizers
Creole Mustard
Roasted Turnip, Potato and Apple Hash
Black-Eyed Peas and Butternut Squash
Lemon Rosemary Potatoes
Pomegranate-Peach Barbecue Sauce
Easy Curried Sweet Potatoes
Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Gingerbread Oatmeal Bars

Pretzel Dumplings with Mushroom Gravy
Cauliflower Pinwheels
Lentil Fritters

Sweet Potato Turmeric Fried Rice

Aloo Gobi

Sweet Potato Stuffed Mushrooms
Nacho Bowl

Nacho Baked Potato


Grilled Eggplant/Aubergine with Scallions and Miso Rice
Mushroom Curry with Rice Noodles
Lentil Burgers
Black Bean Burritos
Caramelized Onion-Butternut Roast with Chestnuts
Veggie Pot Pie
Spicy Peanut Sauce and Rice
Almond-Crusted Tofu with Roasted Garlic and Fennel Puree
Vegetable Casserole with Biscuit Topping
Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Hot Pepper Sauce
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter
Mac and Cheezburger Bake
Ratatouille and Quinoa
Meat-free Meatloaf
Kung Pao Tofu
Lazy Pierogies
Black Bean Chipotle Burgers
Grilled Eggplant and Scallions with Miso Rice
Asparagus and Seitan Stir-Fry
Greek-Style Stuffed Zucchini
Sweet and Sour Skewers
Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes
Baked Barbecue Tofu with Backyard Barbecue Sauce
Mushroom Pita Fajita with Chimichurri
Barbecue Black-Eyed Pea Collards (Spring Greens)
Pizza Mummies
Pineapple Not-So-Fried Rice
Festive Chickpea Tart
Stuffed Gardein™ Scallopini with Cranberry Cabernet Sauce
Red Lentil Coconut Curry
Roasted Eggplant and Spicy Italian Veggie Burger Stacks
Corned Beefless Brisket and Cabbage
Mushroom-Pea Curry
Corn and Veggie Enchiladas
Black Bean and Rice Cakes
Father Leo's Eggplant Caponata
Lemony Couscous with Chickpeas
Deep Dish Vegan Pepperoni Pizza
Caribbean Black Beans and Rice
Barbecued Tofu with Hoisin Sauce
Peas and Potatoes in a Pocket
Avocado Tostadas
Tuscan White Bean Pizza
Asian-Style Lettuce Tacos
Szechuan Stir-Fry with Fiery Peanut Sauce
Mac and Cheese Taco Casserole
Dijon Rice with Broccoli
Sweet Potato Tart
Cajun Beans and Greens
Easy Baked Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash
Chick'n 'n Dumplings
Kidney Bean-Quinoa Burgers
Seitan Piccata
Chicken-Free Nuggets
Portobello Pizzas
Oven-Fried Mock Chicken
Beer-Battered Tempeh
Oven-Cooked Chickpeas with Orange and Lemon
Tofu-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
Snow Pea and Mint Risotto
Grilled Zucchini with Green Olives, Cilantro and Tomato
Ultimate Hot Wingz
Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Braised Greens, Raisins and Pine Nuts
Veggie Kebabs with Pomegranate-Peach Sauce
Fragrant Three-Mushroom Tofu Stir-Fry
Indian Eggplant Pilaf
Broccoli-Almond Sweet-and-Sour Tofu
Barbecue-Flavored Roasted Tempeh and Vegetables
Samosa Burgers
Street Tacos with Cilantro Cream Sauce
Smokey Maple Bacon Tempeh with Apple and Veggie Sauté
Delicata Squash Boats with Red Rice Stuffing
Two-Bean Taco Pizza
Wieners (Sausages) and Beans
Dragon Bowl
Black Bean, Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Seitan and Polenta Skillet with Fresh Greens
"Don't Be Crabby" Cakes
Pasta alla Norma with Ricotta
Rockin' Moroccan Stew
Vanilla French Toast
Swiss Chard Rolls
Sweet Potato and Sage Tarts
Thai Curried Vegetables
Zesty Lentil, Kale and Quinoa Tacos
Veggie and Herb Frittata
Crispy Orange Cauliflower with Asparagus
Caribbean Quinoa Bowl
Savory Summer Pancakes
Raw Pad Thai
Red Quinoa and Sweet Potato Patties
Shanghai Stir Fry
Spinach Artichoke Pizza
Jack O'Lantern Stuffed Peppers for Halloween
White Bean and Spinach Quesadillas
Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Coconut Mint Curry
Tempeh Noodle Skillet
Mushroom Lentil Shepherd's Pie
Baked Chickpeas with Carmelized Onions

Maple Baked Beans and Cornbread Casserole

Moroccan Tagine with Apricot Couscous

Caribbean Peas and Rice

Sushi Rice Bowl

Crispy Spiced Okra and Cauliflower

Chinese Cabbage Roll-Ups with Peanut Sauce

Magnificant Millet with Spring Vegetables

Avocado Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw

Rainbow Rolls with Almond Shallot Sauce

Spicy Coconut Kale with Lentils

Spinach Garlic Polenta Pie

Rainbow Summer Millet Rolls

Puff Pastry with Fennel and Turnip Greens

Avocado Basil Pad Thai

15-Minute Veggie Couscous

Lentil Sliders

Mango Barbecue Kebabs

Sweet and Sour Eggplant (aubergines)

Sweet and Smoky Red Bean Stew

Roasted Root Vegetable and Curried Barley Bowl

Chili-Rubbed Sweet Potato Tostadas
Swift Sweet Potato Coconut Curry

Stuffed Potato Skins with Lemon and Chive Yogurt

Beer-Marinated Portobello Tacos


Hot Cranberry Punch
Sweet and Sourpup Smoothie Shake


Alicia Silverstone's Crispy Peanut Butter Snacks
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries with Whipped Vanilla Bean Creme
Vanilla Chai Macarons

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