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.
Korean-Inspired Sautéed Tofu
The beauty of tofu is its versatility, with a neutral, but slightly nutty, flavor that lends it the ability to soak up all the sweet-salty-tangy flavors of this simple, saucy dish. Draining and pressing the tofu yields a crisp crust when panfried; be sure to build in a bit of extra time for this step. For the best sear and crispiest crust, make sure both pan and oil are good and hot before you add the tofu, otherwise it will soak up the oil without getting that delicious and beautiful golden crust. Fresh ginger and garlic add bright, peppery notes to the sauce, creating a perfect complement to wilted greens and nutty brown rice.