Welcome to the weekly vegetarian dinner recipes series where my goal is to help you spend LESS time searching the internet for new vegetarian recipes so that you can enjoy MORE time cooking or doing other things that you love.
We’re in the twelfth week.
Below, you will find a brief description and any tips I might have for the recipe or substitutions that were made. Enjoy!
This week I wanted to try a vegetarian dinner that was a little different. I came across this recipe for Okonomiyaki which is a savory Japanese frittata pancake with cabbage, green onions and eggs.
It was simple to make and absolutely delicious! The toppings are definitely necessary to add that extra layer of flavor and texture.
Tuesday: Cauliflower Parmesan
I have to thank my mom for introducing this recipe to me a few years ago. It is a favorite now and has been made many times! Cauliflower works amazingly well as a parmesan, I’m surprised this isn’t offered at restaurants regularly.
Spaghetti was served with the parmesan and a garnish of pea shoots. Basil would be great too. One more thing, I recommend cooking the cauliflower a little longer or make the florets smaller to ensure that it’s cooked all the way through.
Wednesday: Crispy Rice Bowl with Spring Vegetables
I had some leftover pea shoots that I wanted to use up so I searched the web for spring recipes and this came up. This dish closely resembles the flavors and textures of Korean bibimbap.
I loved the crispy rice and the dressing was absolutely delicious. A perfect mix of sweet, salty and spicy. Pickled ginger was use in place of pickled carrots and it was perfect.
Thursday: Tofu Buddha Bowl with Maple Dijon Sauce
You can’t ever go wrong with a buddha bowl! They are delicious, nutritious and the variations are endless.
This buddha bowl is packed with protein and fiber. It has a mix of spiced sweet potatoes, maple roasted brussels sprouts, balsamic roasted red cabbage, crispy tofu, brown rice and kale. Don’t forget the maple Dijon sauce to drizzle on top!
Friday: Beet Burgers
Friday night burgers? Yes please! I heard about this beet burger recipe from my brother awhile back. He is a weekly subscriber to purple carrot and he raved about it so I wanted to give it a try. Wow are these good! They are made with quinoa which is great for extra protein. Some vegetables are difficult to add into your diet, beets are one of them. A burger is a great way to use them!
I served these burgers with mayochup and tater tots instead of their sauce and potato wedges simply because I wanted to save time and have less dishes to clean.
In Summary –
Another week of delicious dinners in the books! I’m sure you will find some lifelong favorites with these recipes. I know I have!
I hope you enjoyed these weekly vegetarian dinner recipes and that it helped to save you some time or at the very least sparked some dinner inspiration for the week ahead. Until next time. 🙂
Did you try any of these recipes? Leave a comment below and let me know how you made out!