Vegetarian Recipes for Hot Summer Months

I've been a vegetarian for 23 years, with no regrets, so everyday is vegetarian for me. This summer is turning out to be a hot one and today I am going to share some of my favorite summer vegetarian recipes for those who enjoy meatless meals on occasion, and also for longtime vegetarians like myself. Bon App├ętit.

Chickpea Quinoa Vegetable Burgers

Chickpea Quinoa Vegetable Burgers

Chickpeas, quinoa and fresh vegetables combined in an all-in-one perfect spiced baked veggie burger served with an English muffin and tomato chutney.

Pinto Bean and Avocado Burritos

Pinto Bean and Avocado Burritos

Vibrant, zesty and creamy fresh-tasting pinto bean burritos with avocado, cilantro, corn and spices — refreshing on a warm summer day. Perfect patio fare.

Lemony Basil Hummus

Lemony Basil Hummus

This is pretty much a classic version of hummus with the addition of fresh basil that I always grow in my backyard garden and lemon juice to add extra fresh flavor. Think of it as a pesto hummus, with basil lurking in each bite in a subdued way.

Spicy Pesto Guacamole

Spicy Pesto Guacamole

Guacamole is always a summer favorite, especially when pesto is in the mix, spiced up and served with good quality nacho chips.

Deviled Curried Eggs

Deviled Curried Eggs

Rich, creamy deviled eggs with Indian curry spices - a spicy twist on a classic.

Refried Beans in Home Baked Taco Bowls

Refried Beans in Home Baked Taco Bowls

Certainly a summer feast, even if that means turning on the oven to make homemade tacos filled with refried beans. Serve with some spicy salsa and some extra old cheddar cheese and some rice on the side.

Toasted Ciabatta Sandwich with Brie, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Toasted Ciabatta Sandwich with Brie, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

A wonderfully delicious summer sandwich with broiled brie cheese and a sun-dried tomato pesto on toasted garlic ciabatta bread, served with mixed salad greens and a simple and refreshing lemon dressing.

Vegan Potato Salad Dressed with Avocado

Vegan Potato Salad Dressed with Avocado

Potato salad is always a summer favorite, and this vegan variation is a fine idea for patio dining. No need for mayonnaise when avocado is involved.

Lima Bean Hummus with Quinoa Flatbreads and Salsa

Lima Bean Hummus with Quinoa Flatbreads and Salsa

As the temperature heats up, hummus is just perfect, served up with favorite raw vegetables, along with golden brown thin quinoa flatbreads and some spicy avocado salsa.

Mexican-Style Mung Bean Tostadas

Mexican-Style Mung Bean Tostadas

Crispy golden baked corn tortillas topped with a salad of zesty refried mung beans, brown rice and salsa. Just right and delicious.

Broccoli, Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito with Cashew Sauce

Broccoli, Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito with Cashew Sauce

A vegan friendly burrito that is bursting with flavor and the goodness of grain, legumes and vegetables.

Baked Quinoa Falafel Bites

Baked Quinoa Falafel Bites

Crispy golden-brown savory quinoa falafel bites — baked not fried — served with an easy tangy lemon, tahini and yogurt sauce.

1 comment:

Keep Calm and Fanny On said...

Yum, all look good, but those quinoa falafel sound soooooo good! Thanks...