Summer is around the corner, which means longer days and nights spent with friends and family. If you’re looking forward to summer gatherings, here are seven meatless recipes that will please every guest. Some are vegetarian, some are vegan, some have eggs, dairy, and cheese, but all are super tasty and easy to make.
Grilled Watermelon Salad
Are you brave enough to grill watermelon? It seems somehow wrong, but once you try it, you’ll realize it’s more than right. Watermelon is the super refreshing melon of your summer dreams. The mint and feta cheese combine with the fresh watermelon for an intriguing summer salad that will wow your dinner guests.
Has the world gone mad? Yes, mad for Broccoli Rice. This recipe might have confused me a little bit at first, but you’ll be a fan of it in no time. This recipe is an exciting spin on making rice more flavorful and definitely more green. Win-win.
This recipe will make you want to go back to sleep, wake up, get out of bed, pretend it’s breakfast, and eat avocado toast, three times a day. It’s fast, easy to make, and healthy. Avocados are available all year, but summer is the best season for them. You can use either Hass avocados or the Florida variety, which are bigger. Add garlic for some more zing or throw a fried egg on top if you’re really getting decadent.
5 Minute Veggie Coconut Wraps
These wraps are full of healthy, colorful vegetables, and easy to make. You get lots of options with this recipe; the wraps can be served cold, or you can warm them up, and you can make them sweet or savory. Bet you can make these in less than 5 minutes (permission to start now).
Chopped Chickpea Salad
Chickpeas are tired of only being famous for hummus. Unleash the garbanzo this summer in this fresh, cold salad that’s easy to prepare. Can we be honest? Let’s be honest. A lot of salads leave you feeling a little too healthy. This one is rich in protein, and you can add an egg or a little cheese if you really want some heartiness.
Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Herb Salad
Here’s one for the vegans or the vegan-curious. No meat in this healthy, flavorful salad, and you won’t notice it’s missing. The blend of herbs with the sweet potato will keep your taste buds happy.
If you’re not ready to go on Chopped, but you’re also not cooking TV dinners, you’ll love making recipes that call for one saucepan and make you feel like a top chef.
This vegan paella recipe, a take on the classic Spanish dish, is relatively easy to make, but it sounds impressive to your friends. It works as a main dish, and best of all, it keeps well so you can have leftovers for the next day.