Vegetarian Summer Entrées

Take full advantage of summer's succulent produce with these vegetarian recipes.

Orecchiette with Roasted Peppers, Arugula, and Tomatoes Recipe

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Vegetarian Summer Recipes

Fresh produce abounds this time of year, so we're bringing you meatless recipes that take advantage of nature's bounty. Don't miss out—head on down to your local farmer's market and start cooking.

This pasta dish is kept light and bright with fresh produce and tangy vinaigrette. The recipe calls for colorful bell peppers, but feel free to choose your favorite in-season veggies.

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Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa, Corn, and Green Chiles Recipe

Photo: Romulo Yanes

Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa, Corn, and Green Chiles

These tomatoes are stuffed full with super healthy quinoa, sweet fresh corn, poblano chiles, and lots of shredded cheese. Fresh lime juice adds a burst of citrus freshness. It's a delicious side or meatless main.

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Falafel-Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce and Tomato Relish Recipe

Photo: Johnny Autry

Falafel-Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce and Tomato Relish

Traditional falafel is made from seasoned, mashed chickpeas that are shaped into patties and deep-fried. Here we use the same components to make a tasty filling for eggplants, baked and topped with a deliciously nutty sauce.

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Lettuce Wraps with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce Recipe

Photo: Johnny Autry

Lettuce Wraps with Hoisin-Peanut Sauce

If you think of veggies as containers for tasty ingredients, dinner gets more interesting. You'll love these Asian-inspired lettuce wraps with their tangy hoisin-peanut sauce.

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Persian Rice-Stuffed Zucchini with Pistachios and Dill Recipe

Photo: Johnny Autry

Persian Rice-Stuffed Zucchini with Pistachios and Dill

A run under the broiler creates a crunchy crust, an essential for Persian rice dishes.

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Tempeh Greek Salad Wraps Vegetarian Summer Entree Recipe

Photo: Johnny Autry

Tempeh Greek Salad Wraps

These wraps are full of delicious fresh flavor. Summertime, or anytime, this will be your new go-to. Serve with pita chips.

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Summer Lemon-Vegetable Risotto Recipe

Photo: Johnny Autry

Summer Lemon-Vegetable Risotto

Packed with fresh ingredients, this dish is both filling and decidedly fresh. Reserving some of the cooking liquid for the very end helps to keep the risotto creamy.

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Baked Ziti and Summer Veggies Recipe

Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Baked Ziti and Summer Veggies

Add pops of color to baked ziti with fresh summer veggies like squash, zucchini, and tomato. This quick and versatile recipe can be easily adjusted based on your favorite veggies or what you have on hand.

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Summer Vegetable Frittata Recipe

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Summer Vegetable Frittata

Fresh seasonal produce makes this Italian omelet shine. Serve with a simple salad and fruit for an easy weeknight meal or for brunch on the weekends.

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Quick-Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti Recipe

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Quick-Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti

Sweet, sun-ripened tomatoes collapse into a beautifully rustic sauce. For the prettiest dish, use multicolored tomatoes from the farmers' market or, if you're lucky, your backyard.

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Grilled Tofu with Ratatouille Vegetables Vegetarian Summer Entree Recipe

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Grilled Tofu with Ratatouille Vegetables

This attractive, summery barbecue dish combines the vegetables of the famous Provençal stew with meaty grilled tofu.

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Penne with Zucchini Pistou Vegetarian Summer Recipe

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Penne with Zucchini Pistou

This delicious pasta dish is at once indulgent and light. If you're looking for a new way to use summer's zucchini, look no further.

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Grilled Tempeh Skewers

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Grilled Tempeh Skewers

The salty-sweet glaze complements the nutty, slightly tangy flavor of the tempeh. If you've never experimented with this soybean cake before, this is a good recipe to start with.

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Tomato Ricotta Tart

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Tomato Ricotta Tart

This crust, made tender and flaky with heart-healthy olive oil, makes the perfect base for farm-fresh tomatoes and earthy-sweet basil. For a less expensive alternative to pine nuts, substitute toasted sunflower seeds.

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Poblano Sopes with Avocado Salad

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Poblano Sopes with Avocado Salad

We lighten up these traditionally deep-fried Spanish tortilla cakes with a quick pan-sear to ensure a good, crispy edge, then finish them off in the oven for even cooking. They're fresh, simple, filling, and fast.

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