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.
Grilled Portobello, Bell Pepper, and Goat Cheese Sandwiches
Portobello mushrooms have long been the de facto burger patties of the vegetarian world, but they can be rather tasteless on their own. A balsamic and garlic marinade, plus a good sear on the grill, makes these mushrooms outstanding—the perfect centerpiece for a summer sandwich. Multicolored bell peppers share the same marinade and get a dose of fresh basil after hitting the grill. A pungent, creamy goat cheese spread complements the balsamic beautifully. The sandwiches take a final trip to the grill so the rolls can get golden and crisp before serving. Serve with simply grilled fresh tomato wedges.