June is the month to celebrate produce! This month is National Fruits and Vegetables Month, June 16 is National Fresh Veggies Day and June 17 is National Eat Your Vegetables Day. So here are some delicious vegetarian recipes to help you celebrate!
One Pot Cheesy Mexican Lentils, Black Beans, and Rice: I’m always looking for a way to serve burritos that lets me pretend I’m meal planning with variety and not actually serving burritos! This dish is so incredibly tasty and a family favorite. (PS, brown lentils work if you can’t find green ones, and white rice tastes just fine.
Lemon Quinoa Avocado Salad: My family just tried this salad and even my five-year-old liked it! By the way, I accidentally bought cannellini beans instead of chickpeas and they also taste great in the salad.
Pasta con Ceci: Like burritos, pasta tends to make its way onto my menu a little too frequently. I like cheese and carbs—what can I say? This is an easy, amazingly delicious, and different (chickpeas in my pasta?!) recipe to add to your pasta repertoire.
Vegetarian Sushi Bowls: Like vegetarian sushi, but hate the paying the price for it at a sushi place? And not really all about the skill required to make it at home? These vegetarian sushi bowls are the solution you’ve been looking for.
Cuban Quinoa Bowls with Pineapple Salsa: Well, this recipe with all the yummy fruit just screams, “Summer!” to me. You?
Eggplant + Tomato Curry with Buttered Millet: Bored with rice and quinoa? Try millet—with this fun mix of flavors you can’t go wrong.
15 Minute Vegetable Lo Mein: I’m pretty sure that you can make this lo mein faster than you can order take-out.
Burrata and Tomato Zoodles: Another pasta option that’s not your typical pasta. Because there’s no actual pasta—get it?
Roasted Spring Vegetable Cobb Salad: Well, it’s almost summer now, but you can still get ahold of everything you need to make this yummy salad—or sub in your favorite seasonal vegetables instead.
Sweet Potato Toast: You can go vegetarian for breakfast without resorting to cereal or Pop Tarts. Enjoy your favorite toast toppings on sweet potato slices you cook right in your toaster.
Sweet and Spicy Corn Pasta with Ricotta and Chives: Serve this recipe gluten-free as called for, or substitute regular fettucine noodles.
Happy Fruits and Vegetables month, y’all! Enjoy!