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.
Gemelli Salad with Green Beans, Pistachios, and Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette
Less is more when it comes to quality ingredients. The simple combination of tender haricots verts, savory Parmesan cheese, nutty pistachios, bright lemon, and fresh thyme truly make this 30-minute pasta great for weeknights—but elegant enough for a weekend dinner party. Haricots verts are thinner and more tender than classic green beans; if you can't find them, use the regular variety, but add them to the pasta a few minutes earlier, as they take longer to cook. Use a good quality extra-virgin olive oil; try something bold and fruity to enhance the fresh, simple flavors.