The best vegetarian recipes are loaded with flavorful, colorful ingredients, not boring substitutes. Our editors have built the best vegetarian meals, starting with protein-packed ingredients like eggs, tofu, beans, and more, then adding delectable sauces, drool-inducing sides, and enough "Wow!" that you'll never miss the meat. Whether you have taken the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up sans the meat once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning. Just getting started? Try the Lentil-Barley Burger or the Phyllo Pizza and prepare to be amazed. Many of our best vegetarian recipes are highly customizable, so get ready to make them your own.
Eggplant, Tomato, and Smoked Mozzarella Tart
With only 260 calories per serving, this tart is perfect for anytime of the day and easily made ahead. The olive oil–based crust is crisp and crackerlike, with a hit of wheat germ for subtle nuttiness, making a great contrast in texture for tender roasted vegetables. Smoky cheeses can sometimes overwhelm dishes, but not so here: The smoked mozzarella has a delicate, clean flavor that perfectly complements the fresh eggplant, tomatoes, and trio of herbs. Leftovers work beautifully as tomorrow's lunch or breakfast; enjoy either hot or cold.