Avocado-Egg Salad Sandwiches with Pickled Celery
Egg salad is a lunch-time favorite, a go-to because it's quick, easy to prepare, and rich in filling protein. A typical homemade version can load on more than 23g of fat and almost 900mg sodium—suddenly making your so-called light lunch feel anything but. Our avocado trick cuts fat in half, keeping all the creamy goodness of classic egg salad.
Grilled Watermelon and Halloumi Salad with Minty Green Beans
If your farmers' market doesn't have slender haricots verts, grab a handful of regular green beans and cook them a couple of minutes longer. Halloumi is a wonderfully salty-nutty cheese that's firm enough to stand up to grilling; if you can't find it, use ricotta salata or queso fresco.
Egg and Tomato Open-Faced Sandwiches
Slightly thicker (1 1/2-oz.) bread slices build a sturdy sandwich base. Slice your own, or ask to have it sliced on the thick side. Meaty, briny kalamata olives and a splash of vinegar punch up a quick red pepper sauce for these vegetarian sandwiches. Serve with our Cheddar and Chive "Squachos," easy, cheesy nacho-style broiled squash slices, to complete the meal.
Smoky Two-Bean Vegetarian Chili
Chili is always a crowd-pleaser that can be loaded with your family's favorite nutritional ingredients. A wee bit of canned chipotle chiles goes a long way in infusing this hearty chili with rich, smoky flavor and a hint of heat.
Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Soft, buttery avocado amps up the irresistible gooeyness of this grilled cheese. Tomato brings a bright, acidic contrast to the richness of cheese and avocado. Firm, ripe tomatoes will perform best—giving off some, but not too much, juice as the sandwich grills.
Spiced Lentils and Poached Eggs
Quick, healthy, and delightful, flavorful lentils mix well with poached eggs for a quick and easy meatless meal option.
Grilled Eggplant and Tofu Steaks with Sticky Hoisin Glaze
We turned up the the flavor with this Chinese-style barbecue dish of Grilled Eggplant and Tofu Steaks with Sticky Hoisin Glaze. This vegetarian dish captures the essence of great barbecue without relying on meat.
Tomato, Squash, and Red Pepper Gratin
Sometimes, the best "steak" comes in the form of ripe, juicy beefsteak tomato slices, as in this easy gratin. Serve with a salad of fresh summer greens.
Packed with kale, beans and an assortment of veggies, this dish is sure to make it into your regular rotation. This completely satisfying chili also cooks in a fraction of the time it takes to make traditional meat chili.
Tuscan White Bean Soup with Escarole
Don't toss those rinds from Parmesan or other hard cheeses; store in the freezer, and simmer in soup for added richness and flavor.
Our Vegetable Lasagna has half the fat and calories of traditional lasagna--but loaded with satisfying flavor. Lots of colorful, delicious baby veggies are layered between pasta to reduce the typical mounds of cheese.
Eggs with Chickpeas, Spinach, and Tomato
If you can find them, use farm-fresh eggs to make this quick one-skillet supper really shine.
Huevos Rancheros Tacos
This is more of a knife-and-fork taco. The soft egg yolk oozes and coats the filling for a delicious flavor and texture.
Jungle Curry with Tofu
This Thai-style curry is free of coconut milk and shines with late-summer produce.
The recipe title here is a playful pun, taking its cues from the pronunciation of the star ingredient. Mushrooms and chiles play surprisingly well together, and this peppy concoction highlights the maitake's robust, roast chickenlike flavor.
'Shroom subs: Oyster, pioppini, portobello, shiitake, chanterelle
Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce with Onions and Peppers
Vegetarian delight: A chunk of hearty toast soaks up savory deliciousness from tangy sauce and creamy egg yolk.
Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce
Smother these meatless enchiladas with a spicy Ranchero Sauce for an easy dinner tonight.
Black Bean Tacos with Feta Slaw
Canned beans that are already seasoned help bring these tacos together in a flash.
Grilled Margherita Sandwiches
This quick five-ingredient entrée transforms a favorite pizza combo into a melty grilled sandwich. To thinly slice fresh mozzarella with ease, freeze the cheese for about 30 minutes before cutting.
Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Chili
A bowl of spicy Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Chili guarantees to take the chill off a cold winter's day. This vegetarian chili is loaded with fresh vegetables, pinto beans, and quinoa and gets its zing from poblano chiles.
Crispy Vegetable Quesadillas
A sparing amount of cooking spray is key to perfectly crisp quesadillas—too much and the fat absorbs into the tortilla. Plus, spreading mashed beans onto each tortilla forms a protective layer that keeps the veggie juices contained (and the tortillas crisp).
Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches
These grilled tomato and brie sandwiches make the most of juicy, flavorful summer tomatoes. Serve with grapes or carrot sticks.