High Protein Vegetarian Meals

Easy, tasty, and satiating meals with plenty of protein. These vegetarian dinner ideas will wow your guests and family members.
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Falafels are deep-fried balls (we also do them in the air fryer) made out of soaked chickpeas, broad beans, or a combination of both.

They come from Middle-Eastern cuisine and are especially popular in Lebanon and Egypt.

Here we’ll show you how easy it is to prepare falafel and cook it in oil or an air fryer.

You can serve falafel as a main course or as an appetizer as part of a meze platter.
Homemade Falafel
Falafels are deep-fried balls (we also do them in the air fryer) made out of soaked chickpeas, broad beans, or a combination of both. They come from Middle-Eastern cuisine and are especially popular in Lebanon and Egypt. Here we’ll show you how easy it is to prepare falafel and cook it in oil or an air fryer. You can serve falafel as a main course or as an appetizer as part of a meze platter.
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Greek chickpea salad is a Mediterranean-inspired recipe we adapted from Horiatiki (authentic Greek salad), chickpea salad, and Greek cucumber salad with mustard-oregano dressing.

Tender chickpeas are paired with classic Greek vegetables such as crispy green bell pepper, juicy cherry tomatoes, cool cucumber, zesty red onion, flavor-packed kalamata olives, and creamy feta cheese or non-dairy feta.
Greek Salad with Chickpeas
Greek chickpea salad is a Mediterranean-inspired recipe we adapted from Horiatiki (authentic Greek salad), chickpea salad, and Greek cucumber salad with mustard-oregano dressing. Tender chickpeas are paired with classic Greek vegetables such as crispy green bell pepper, juicy cherry tomatoes, cool cucumber, zesty red onion, flavor-packed kalamata olives, and creamy feta cheese or non-dairy feta.
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an omelet with zucchini and cheese on it
Vegan frittata - no eggs, no tofu - The Plant Based School
Vegan frittata is an easy and delicious recipe you can make in 10 minutes on a pan or 18 minutes in the oven for a delightful breakfast, brunch, or as a light and nutritious meal.Our recipe is without eggs and tofu. We use chickpea flour to make the batter. Once cooked, it is surprisingly similar to a classic frittata with eggs.
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Falafels are deep-fried balls (we also do them in the air fryer) made out of soaked chickpeas, broad beans, or a combination of both.
They come from Middle-Eastern cuisine and are especially popular in Lebanon and Egypt.
Here we’ll show you how easy it is to prepare falafel and cook it in oil or an air fryer.
Homemade Falafel
Falafels are deep-fried balls (we also do them in the air fryer) made out of soaked chickpeas, broad beans, or a combination of both. They come from Middle-Eastern cuisine and are especially popular in Lebanon and Egypt. Here we’ll show you how easy it is to prepare falafel and cook it in oil or an air fryer.
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40m
Our stuffed zucchini boats are without meat, and you can decide if you want to make them vegetarian with ricotta and parmesan cheese or vegan with dairy-free cheese.

In both cases, the recipe is easy to put together, and you can use both green and yellow zucchini.

Leftovers keep well for a few days; we often make a whole tray of zucchini boats and keep them ready in the fridge as a tasty meal prep option.
Easy Vegetarian Zucchini Boats
Our stuffed zucchini boats are without meat, and you can decide if you want to make them vegetarian with ricotta and parmesan cheese or vegan with dairy-free cheese. In both cases, the recipe is easy to put together, and you can use both green and yellow zucchini. Leftovers keep well for a few days; we often make a whole tray of zucchini boats and keep them ready in the fridge as a tasty meal prep option.
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You’ll love this lentil curry recipe because of its rich, velvety texture and bold, fragrant flavors. Also, you can make it with minimal effort for a wholesome, warm, and delicious weeknight dinner.

Plus, our lentil curry is excellent for meal prep as it tastes even better the day after and is freezer-friendly.
Lentil Curry Recipe
You’ll love this lentil curry recipe because of its rich, velvety texture and bold, fragrant flavors. Also, you can make it with minimal effort for a wholesome, warm, and delicious weeknight dinner. Plus, our lentil curry is excellent for meal prep as it tastes even better the day after and is freezer-friendly.
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You can use lentils for unlimited amount of recipes; a delicious lentil salad with crunchy vegetables or to make Levantine mujadara, an aromatic dish of rice and lentils.

Try them as fillings instead of meat in many vegetarian recipes, such as stuffed zucchini, lentil loaf, or mushroom Wellington.

You can make a delicious bolognese pasta sauce or blend them into creamy lentil hummus.
Guide to Brown and Green Lentils
You can use lentils for unlimited amount of recipes; a delicious lentil salad with crunchy vegetables or to make Levantine mujadara, an aromatic dish of rice and lentils. Try them as fillings instead of meat in many vegetarian recipes, such as stuffed zucchini, lentil loaf, or mushroom Wellington. You can make a delicious bolognese pasta sauce or blend them into creamy lentil hummus.
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One Pot Fregola Pasta
Here, we’ll show you one of our favorite fregola recipes. We cook it in one pot with mixed vegetables, vegetable broth, and herbs. You’ll love this cooking method because it’s easy and produces a creamy dish. Plus, you can make it any time of the year with your favorite seasonal vegetables.
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zucchini stuffed with meat, sauce and herbs on a white plate next to lemon wedges
Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Baking time depends on zucchini size and your taste. If you like tender-crisp zucchini with some bite, then 25 minutes is enough. For softer zucchini, bake a little longer. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley or other fresh herbs and optionally a squeeze of lemon juice. We eat stuffed zucchini boats as a main, with a simple side salad or a serving of boiled rice.
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a bowl filled with chickpea curry next to rice
Coconut Chickpea Curry
Our chickpea curry recipe is the fusion between a popular Northern Indian dish called chana masala (Punjab), where the chickpeas are cooked in a spiced tomato sauce, and coastal southern Indian cooking (Goa and Kerala), where curries are enriched with creamy coconut milk. Serve it with rice, roti, or naan for a tasty, wholesome, and satisfying family meal.
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black bean salad with corn and peppers on a blue and white plate that says, black bean salad
Black Bean Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Black bean salad is an easy recipe that combines simple vegetables with a refreshing and zesty cilantro lime dressing to tie all flavors together. Expect an irresistible combination of textures. Crispy bell pepper, creamy sweet potatoes, velvety avocado, tender black beans, corn, and a juicy dressing.
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a white bowl filled with beans on top of a table
How to Cook White Beans - The Plant Based School
How to Cook White Beans: + Delicious Recipes and Tips
a man is holding a large bowl full of vegetables and chickpeas in it
Chickpea Quinoa Salad for a Healthy Lunch Idea
Chickpeas and quinoa are combined to create a simple and healthy chickpea quinoa salad with seasonal veggies and a simple honey mustard vinaigrette. This salad offers a nutritious, naturally vegan, gluten-free meal choice that will please even the pickiest eaters.
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Barbecue Tofu for your next summer cookout
Forget store-bought plant-based meats; this BBQ tofu recipe is the most delicious meat-free alternative for your summer cookouts and the best tofu you’ll ever taste. A bold, smokey, sweet homemade BBQ sauce hugs the small bites of crisp and chewy tofu to perfection.
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High Protein Pasta (silken tofu)
Portion the pasta on a plate and finish with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh basil leaves. Optionally, top with some crumbled non-dairy feta. Make ahead: You can make the sauce up to 3 days in advance. It’s excellent for meal prep and it stores well as there’s no dairy in it. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge. Refrigerator: Keep leftover pasta in an airtight container in the fridge up to 36 hours. Reheat in the microwave for 2 minutes.
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