Nutritious porridge-like Indian dish made with rice, legumes, and fresh vegetables.
48+ Easy, Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Beginners
New home cooks, welcome!
These are the best vegetarian and vegan recipes for beginners. You’ll find here everything from easy soups and salads, to healthy, whole food plant-based main courses.
Cooking is easy and fun, especially with these recipes to learn from:
One of my most popular dishes is this quick and easy 15-Minute Orzo Pasta Salad.
If you’re looking for simple beginner baking recipes, try Mushroom Ricotta Bread Pudding.
Or, for a vegetarian entrée, make Spring Risotto with Peas and Corn.
Cheesy Egg Nests
A pedestal of toasted, chewy, sliced bread with melted sharp cheese.
Raw Sprouted Lentil Chili
Cheap and nutritious, this vegan chili is made with sprouted lentils, chopped vegetables and a mildly spicy dressing
Chocolate Banana Paleo Cake
This grain-free Chocolate Banana Paleo Cake made with almond and coconut flour has a silky, dense texture, irresistible chocolate-banana taste, and a quick lemon glaze. I call it a cake because I made it in a pretty, pinwheel-shape Bundt pan I saw in a store and just had to own. However, the batter is amazingly […]
Seaweed-Vegetable Salad With Ginger-Lemon Dressing
Vibrant and highly nutritional salad packed with protein, minerals and vitamins.
Chocolate Granola With Pistachios, Almonds and Dried Currants
Crispy, chocolaty, orange-flavored clusters of caramelized oats and nuts, with dried currants.
Apple Pecan Chocolate Coffee Cake
This easy, one-bowl recipe comes together in no time. Chopped apples, pecans, and chocolate shine in a simple batter made from flour, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon and coconut oil. The result is a flavor-packed coffee cake with a nice, chunky texture. I call this a rocky road cake because when you take it out of […]
Czech Potato Pancakes (Bramboráky)
Bramboráky are the Czech version of potato latkes. This traditional family recipe is easy to make. Load your Czech Potato Pancakes with garlic, marjoram, and caraway seeds and start salivating. I have sweet memories of my grandma frying up a big pile of these pancakes—called bramboráky in Czech—for dinner for me and my cousins, when […]
Chunky Czech Potato Soup (Bramboračka)
Ready in 30 minutes, this delicious chunky potato soup is a quick, Czech-countryside classic, made with roux, potatoes, dried porcini mushrooms, parsnips, and carrots. Bramboračka is a Czech slang word that translates as “of potatoes”. It comes together fairly quickly using just a handful of ingredients, but with each playing a distinctly key role and […]
Zucchini Slices With Feta And Parsley
Versatile dish made with grated zucchini, eggs, feta cheese and fresh parsley. Eat it with a salad or as a snack on its own.
Easy Czech Cream of Semolina (Krupicová Kaše)
A traditional Czech recipe for Cream of Semolina (Krupicová kaše) porridge with two different topping options: cinnamon, cocoa, and butter, or fresh blueberries. Delicious comfort food, approved both by children and adults! I grew up eating and loving this classic Czech porridge. Nothing could be simpler and faster to make. If you have kids, I […]
Red Quinoa Soup With Corn, Carrot and Zucchini
Quick vibrant soup made with red quinoa, corn, carrot, zucchini and celery.
Easy Raspberry Linzer Torte
Linzer Torte with Raspberry Jam is a delicious and show-stopping dessert with a tender, ground-almond crust, and addictive sweet-sour raspberry jam filling. Like its cousin, the Linzer cookie, the torte originated in the city of Linz, Austria. It is a classic Austro-Hungarian tart (or cake, which is what “Torte” means in German). My father loved this […]
Quick Vegan Chickpea Tomato Curry
Vibrant, vegan, Indian-inspired Chickpea Tomato Curry is made with onions, garlic, spices, and vegetable stock for a healthy, and flavorful one-pot weeknight dinner. This simple tomato-chickpea curry is an old standby dinner recipe of mine. In fact, it was one of the first recipes I learned to cook. I actually found it in one of […]
Paleo Almond Butter Bread
Paleo, grain-free and gluten-free bread prepped in just one bowl from only six ingredients.