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Unique and tasty vegetarian meal ideas

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Giving up meat for a week can be a great way to save money on your weekly meal budget and kick-start a healthier lifestyle where vegetables play a major role. But if you think choosing vegetarian options means skimping on taste then think again. With so many delicious vegetarian recipes out there, foodie fans will often find the veggie choices on the menu are even more delicious than their meaty counterparts. Cooking vegetarian meals not only often proves cheaper, but easier too.

For full on flavor, check out these five delicious meal ideas.

Spinach and ricotta pie

For a filling meal that will leave your family feeling incredibly satisfied, try this yummy spinach and ricotta pie. You’ll need spinach, ricotta, egg, an onion, feta cheese, garlic and filo pastry. Fry your onion and crushed garlic until they’re nice and soft, then add the spinach and set to one side. Meanwhile, beat the egg and add your ricotta and feta, along with the spinach mixture. Line a tray with filo sheets and add your pie mixture before baking in the oven. Serve with tasty fries for a mouth-watering meal.

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Veggie burger and fries

For a unique spin on the conventional veggie burger, why not have a crack at something new and try your hand at chickpea and coriander burgers? High in fiber, low in fat and very tasty, these certainly pack a culinary punch. Mix chickpeas, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, egg and seasoning together and then add breadcrumbs and diced onions. Form the burgers and fry for four minutes on each side, serving with chilli sauce for extra zing. Fries are the perfect accompaniment to burgers and with an authentic southern flavor McCain fries give any meal that extra oomph. Crisped to perfection in the oven, they are great as part of a main meal or as a side dish.

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Moroccan chickpea soup

Serve up a tasty soup with a difference with Moroccan-inspired flavors. Simply fry onion and celery with cumin before adding stock, chickpeas, a tin of tomatoes and some seasoning. For extra taste, add a dash of lemon juice and simmer for around 10 minutes. Delicious!

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Tomato and spinach curry

This recipe is healthy and packed full of flavor – and it’s a breeze to make. Fry onion until soft, add chopped fresh tomatoes, curry paste and diced potato, along with 200ml of water. Cook for 15 minutes and add spinach right at the end. Serve with tender rice.

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Halloumi and vegetable skewers

The perfect treat for a barbecue, halloumi and vegetable skewers couldn’t be easier to make. You’ll just need a kebab skewer, along with your favorite veg. Peppers, onions and courgette work well. Randomly skewer the vegetable pieces amongst the halloumi pieces onto your kebab stick. For an extra special touch, try adding pieces of fresh basil to the kebab. Serve drizzled with a drop of olive oil and a squirt of fresh lemon.

Pic Courtesy of Taste.com/au

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30 Comments

  1. Veronica's Kitchen

    Eating more vegetarian meal not only adding more fibre and veggie protein into our body, it’s kinder to the animal too! Some of your recipes are so inspiring!

    03 . Sep . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks! I hope you are doing well on your recovery! We sure do miss u!

      17 . Sep . 2013
  2. 2 Sisters Recipes

    AHHH you are the best when it comes to ideas like this. We love the veggie burger, pizza and the ricotta and spinach pie! Great and delicious ideas for NO meat dinners! Thanks 🙂
    Warmly, Anna and Liz

    03 . Sep . 2013
  3. Mary

    I love eating in a more vegetarian style and you have made it very easy here! what wonderful recipes – bookmarked your lovely post and will now definitely be enjoying my veggies more!
    Mary x

    03 . Sep . 2013
  4. Sues

    I’m definitely not a vegetarian, but I do eat a lot of vegetarian meals and love them! All of these look super delicious 🙂

    03 . Sep . 2013
  5. Monet

    I just found your lovely blog tonight…and I couldn’t be more excited to explore it more! This all looks delicious. We try to eat meatless at least one day a week, and I think that these are some great vegetarian meals! Thank you for sharing!

    03 . Sep . 2013
  6. yummychunklet

    These are all tasty ideas!

    03 . Sep . 2013
  7. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    I love a good veggie burger and I’m feeling some inspiration here 🙂

    04 . Sep . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Gerry!

      17 . Sep . 2013
  8. kitchen flavours

    Wow, all the dishes looks so delicious! Thanks for the vegetarian ideas!

    04 . Sep . 2013
  9. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Belle, I am always looking for new and flavourful vegetarian ideas and I love every one of these – thank you.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    04 . Sep . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Mandy!

      17 . Sep . 2013
  10. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    My, my, these are all great healthy choices. Trouble is, which one would I chose to eat first 🙂
    Sam

    04 . Sep . 2013
  11. Pure Complex

    Oh my goodness, I thought the pie was making me hungry, until i scrolled down and saw that pie. Yeah I am in heaven right now 🙂

    04 . Sep . 2013
  12. Eva

    That’s the thing about vegetarian, it’s not just simply vegetables…you really need to think about getting the nutrients and proteins and I think you’ve really captured it in the selection you’ve posted. I’m really loving that ricotta pie, it looks mouth watering.

    04 . Sep . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      So true Eva! It’s all encompassing and not just about avoiding meat

      17 . Sep . 2013
  13. Liz

    These dishes look hearty enough that even my hubby wouldn’t complain. I’d love to try that spinach ricotta pie…it looks fantastic.

    04 . Sep . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Oh I know what you mean by that! I usually have to always have some type of meat in our dishes for dinner bc the husband “needs” meat he says but surprisingly enough he loves these without the meat

      17 . Sep . 2013
  14. Joanne

    So I need to make all of these. Immediately.

    05 . Sep . 2013
  15. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I love veggies so much that sometimes wonder if I can become vegetarian…but then I do have cravings for ribs and other meats not to mention sushi and well-marbled meat.. But I really love vegetarian dishes and enjoyed this roundup!

    06 . Sep . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Oh in with you nami! I love veggies but I love my meat and seafood too. I could never give it up entirely

      17 . Sep . 2013
  16. Couscous & Consciousness

    Some gorgeous looking dishes there – I’m especially loving the sound of those burgers.

    06 . Sep . 2013
  17. lena

    yes, i certainly agree that there are lots of positive effects on a meatless diet, those are all great menus! love that burger on the wood idea! have a great weekend, jessica!

    06 . Sep . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      The wood makes everything better we love doing salmon on a wood plank as well

      17 . Sep . 2013
  18. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    Hey girl! What a great line up and there are some great ideas for a meatless night. I used to be fearful of vegeterian cooking. When the kids were little, I had a friend of Zoe’s whose mom was a vegeterian. We would have her over for dinner and I would fret over what to make and now I have like 100 things I could make up that we eat on a regular basis. We pretty much each vegeterian fare 3-4 nights out of the week. We figure if we have meat one night then the next night needs to be meatless. We went from 1 meatless night a week to 3-4.
    So fun to hear that your hubby is coaching soccer. John has coached Zoe’s soccer team for the past 7 years. It’s been amazing to see the girls grow and turn into such athletes. We have our first game of the season tomorrow and I can’t wait. My kids finally start school on Monday so it will be nice to get some time to work on the blog and get my life back in order. Everything has taken a back seat this summer! Have a great weekend! xoxo, Jackie

    06 . Sep . 2013
  19. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    And I’m hungry all over again!! Yummy spread, my friend 🙂

    06 . Sep . 2013
  20. Asmita

    Great vegetarian ideas. All of the food looks amazing!
    I love non vegetarian food but some times it’s a good change to eat a good wholesome veg meal.

    06 . Sep . 2013
  21. Kristy

    Your timing is impeccable Jessica! Mike and I are doing a three week no meat diet. We’re starting week two today. You’re right – it’s cheaper and it certainly has not lacked in flavor. You’ve given me some great ideas for the next few weeks as well! 🙂

    09 . Sep . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      So glad to help. Why r y’all doing no meat diet for a few weeks? Is this a go at a new lifestyle or menu course?

      17 . Sep . 2013
  22. Jackie {Domestic Fits}

    Great post! I frequently give up meat, these all look like fabulous option. Pinned!

    10 . Sep . 2013

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