Lenten observers seeking vegetarian dishes for the Holy Season don’t need to settle on foods that are any less flavorful, hearty, or filled with character than their meat-containing counterparts. The right combination of spices, veggies, and grains can more than compensate for the absence of animal proteins from your plate.
Knowing your way around satisfying vegetarian options is especially important come lunchtime, when you’re most in need of a pick-me-up. Get creative and stay energized during the Lenten season by enjoying any of these 8 meatless lunch recipes.
1. Grilled Zucchini and Feta-Quinoa Salad
The Cook’s Pyjamas’ recipe offers a visit from heart-healthy quinoa, the grain that packs in 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per cooked cup, according to Self Nutrition Data. But this dish from The Cook’s Pyjamas offers more than just health benefits: Grilled zucchini, onions, peas, and tart feta cheese are enough to please any picky palette, resulting in a guaranteed lunchtime favorite. The recipe takes 40 minutes to make.
Visit The Cook’s Pyjamas for the recipe.