10 Summer Recipes for Meatless Mondays

Make the most of the season's produce with these 10 easy, vegetarian summer recipes from our kitchens.

 

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QUINOA-STUFFED ZUCCHINI

Sweet grape tomatoes, basil, garlic and organic oregano give this dish a classic Mediterranean flavor while the savory, protein-packed filling of our tri-color quinoa blend, cannellini beans, and slivered almonds make it satisfying enough for dinner. Make 1-2 days ahead and store in the refrigerator before baking.

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TAMARI SEASONED VEGAN BURGER

Tamari is soy sauce's dark, handsome Japanese cousin. Unlike soy sauce, tamari is also gluten-free. Our organic tamari powder gives this vegan burger its deep, savory flavor along with other umami-rich seasonings and chopped porcini mushrooms. Top with avocado, fresh tomato and umami mayo for the ultimate savory summer burger.

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ANCIENT GRAIN AND KALE SALAD WITH HONEY LEMON VINAIGRETTE

This super satisfying salad combines a blend of farro, freekeh, grano, red rice, rye and wheat berries. Chickpeas and walnuts make it substantial enough to be a one-plate dinner. A fresh lemon honey vinaigrette ties everything together. 

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CALABRIAN CRISPY EGGPLANT “MEATBALLS”

These crispy vegetarian meatballs have it all going on: spicy crushed Calabrian chiles, eggplant, crispy breadcrumbs, and parmesan. They're a classic dish in Calabria, Italy, where they are eaten without pasta. Serve these meatballs with a fresh tomato sauce, kicked up with a few extra Crushed Calabrian Chiles.

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ISRAELI COUSCOUS WITH CILANTRO PEPITA PESTO

Or as I like to call it, cilantro-pepita pesto with Israeli couscous. Fresh cilantro, rich roasted pepitas, and salty parmesan are the ultimate sauce for chewy Israeli couscous. Rehydrated freeze-dried corn and roasted red pepper add texture and gorgeous contrast.

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GIGANTES PLAKI

Gigantes plaki, a traditional Greek dish that translates to "giant baked beans," is a classic vegetarian dish that features gigante beans in a tomato sauce. Grill a few slices of rustic bread to sop up the sauce, and you've got the perfect summer meal.

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ARUGULA SALAD WITH GRILLED PEACHES, ALMONDS AND QUINOA

Grilled peaches are one of summer's great pleasures. Here they contrast perfectly with peppery arugula, toasty almonds, and quinoa. Toss with chopped sweet onion and a light honey vinaigrette, or drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil.

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WHITE GAZPACHO

White gazpacho, also known as ajo blanco, is a creamy, dairy-free chilled soup with origins in Moorish Spain. Ethereal blanched almonds and garlic are the principal ingredients and lightly toasted bread adds body. A drizzle of olive oil and fresh green grapes are classic garnishes—chopped cucumber, chives, and croutons add texture and flavor.

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PANZANELLA WITH ORZO

Two words: bread salad. This variation on a classic Italian recipe features crunchy vegetables, toasted bread, and creamy mozzarella. Our own spinach orzo ties this colorful salad together without making it heavy.

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BABA GANOUSH WITH DUKKAH

If anyone ever tells you that you can't have baba ganoush for dinner, stop talking to them because you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.  This classic baba ganoush is topped with nut-free dukkah, a crunchy, spicy Egyptian spice blend with flaxseeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.