Welcome the season with these sensational spring vegetarian recipes!
Spring is a magnificent time of year. The weather is bright and windy and the vegetables are in full bloom. It’s every vegetarian’s favorite season!
This round-up of spring recipes showcases fresh vegetables in all their glory.
If you’re fond of sweet carrots and aromatic strawberries, this list is for you!
Each dish strongly proves that vegetarianism is just as satisfying as any other diet.
It’s not just all about soups and roasted veggies, either! This comprehensive roster is complete from appetizer to dessert, breakfast to dinner.
Eager to make the most out of your spring produce? These 25 spring vegetarian recipes are all you’ll need.
20+ Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for the Spring
1. Roasted Spring Vegetables
Let’s get the ball rolling with this simple recipe that requires minimal effort but yields maximum flavor.
For me, the best way to prepare vegetables is to roast them. Roasting releases the natural sugars in vegetables.
The sugars then caramelize, giving the vegetables an even deeper and sweeter flavor.
You can roast any type of vegetable, from carrots and potatoes to sugar snap peas and asparagus. Your options are limitless!
You don’t need much to add flavor, either. With a sprinkling of olive oil, salt, and pepper, your vegetables are set to roast in the oven.
2. Roasted Carrot Soup
One look and you can already tell how rich and creamy this soup is!
This soup is extra flavorful because it uses roasted carrots! Roasting enhances the flavor of carrots by releasing its natural sugars.
It’s also super-creamy, which is surprising, considering that it doesn’t contain cream at all!
This recipe has three flavor variations to choose from – carrot ginger, carrot curry, and carrot curry with lime.
I highly suggest you try them all.
3. Lemon Asparagus Risotto
I once thought that risotto was complicated to make. Little did I know, it’s so simple!
Risotto is a creamy Italian dish primarily made of arborio rice.
Since it’s already creamy on its own, you won’t need to add a lot of cream or butter to flavor it.
This vegan risotto is just as rich and creamy as any. Vegetable stock gives it that nice umami flavor.
Nutritional yeast, aka the vegetarian’s cheese, makes it ultra-cheesy.
4. Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots
Here’s another carrot recipe for you! These glazed baby carrots are a sure hit with everybody, from adults to kids, vegans to meat lovers!
This tasty side dish features crunchy baby carrots coated with a brown sugar and butter glaze.
Sure, it’s simple, but trust me, it’s holiday-worthy. But it’s also easy enough to make any day of the year.
Four ingredients and 15 minutes are all you’ll need!
5. Lettuce Radish Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
A collection of spring recipes isn’t complete without a salad.
This refreshing salad features crunchy lettuce, radish, and a tangy lemon vinaigrette.
From the color to the flavor to the texture, this salad gets a 10 out of 10. It also gets bonus points for being highly nutritious!
This salad is perfect on its own if you’re looking for a light dinner.
You can also serve it as an appetizer or side dish for a more filling meal.
6. Scalloped Potatoes
Potatoes are the king of side dishes. From mashed potatoes to French fries, the spud never disappoints.
This recipe for scalloped potatoes is another epic dish.
Slicing the potatoes very thinly produces such a unique consistency that makes the dish even more spectacular.
It’s firm yet creamy, and cheesy and garlic-y. I suggest you double the batch because this dish is highly addictive.
Don’t worry, it’s very easy. The oven does most of the work!
7. Spring Minestrone Soup
If you’re looking for a hearty soup, go for minestrone. This Italian beauty features white beans and vegetables in a rich, miso-based broth.
Potatoes, carrots, asparagus, peas, leeks, dill, and white beans – this bad boy has it all!
The colors are amazing, but the flavors and textures are even greater.
It’s also an ideal make-ahead recipe, because the longer it sits, the more flavorful it gets.
Make a huge batch on the weekend and reheat throughout the week!
8. Corn Pudding
It’s sweet, creamy, and bursting with corn flavor, just the way I like it. It’s exactly the type of comfort food my grandma used to make!
I love how the pudding has a slightly crispy crust, while the inside is creamy like custard! It’s the perfect texture contrast.
This luscious pudding makes for a tasty dessert or a side dish. Pair it with a soup or salad, and lunch or dinner is ready.
9. Kale Quinoa
Kale and quinoa together in one? You can already tell how nutritious this dish is!
Toasted quinoa is mixed with chopped kale, lemon juice, and toasted pine nuts.
It’s packed with flavor, but what makes this dish spectacular is the amazing texture combinations.
It’s already delicious and nutritious on its own, but you can also add more veggies, tofu, or chickpeas for extra heft and flavor.
Pro-tip: make sure to toast the quinoa and pine nuts beforehand to bring out their nuttiness even more.
10. Strawberry Muffins
I can never say no to muffins for brunch! These quick and easy muffins are loaded with sweet-smelling strawberries.
They’re just as good as any bakery-style muffins, but they don’t contain eggs or dairy. How awesome is that?
The secret to making these muffins sweet, fluffy, and moist is the combination of bananas and strawberries.
Because the recipe uses almond milk and spelt flour, not only are these muffins vegetarian, they’re vegan as well.
11. Garlic Bread
Soups and salads are always better with garlic bread. This garlic bread is soft and buttery with a nice crispy crust.
Fresh herbs and garlic give it maximum flavor!
While it’s so much easier to buy garlic bread, making homemade is more fulfilling. Plus, you’ll get to make it your own!
This garlic bread is the perfect side dish for pasta. You can also try dunking it in tomato soup! Or, you can always just enjoy it on its own.
12. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
These strawberry oatmeal bars will make you wonder how something so heavenly is so nutritious!
This dessert is vegan, low-fat, and gluten-free! But it’s so decadent, you won’t even be able to tell!
Crumbly oatmeal bars are filled with fresh strawberries and a crumb topping.
The good news is, it’s okay if you become obsessed. These bars are healthy, so feel free to grab that second or third piece.
13. Avocado Smoothie
Most people spread avocados on toast or use them to make guacamole.
For this recipe, though, the superfood is used to make a delicious smoothie.
Thanks to the avocado, you don’t need cream to make the smoothie thick and creamy.
The lovely green hue makes it so much more appetizing, too.
Plus, this recipe calls for only five simple ingredients and mere seconds of prep time! It couldn’t get any better than that.
14. Potato Leek Soup
If comfort is what you’re looking for, the search is over! This soup combines potatoes, leeks, and an ultra-creamy broth!
This soup is unbelievably easy to pull off, but it tastes as if it came straight out of a restaurant.
The mild flavor of the potatoes is complemented by the leeks’ sweet and herby taste.
You can make this soup as chunky or smooth and velvety as you please.
15. Quinoa Avocado Salad
Quinoa and avocado are both superfoods teeming with nutrition. Combine the two and you get one heck of a protein-packed salad!
The chewiness of the quinoa and creaminess of the avocado already make this salad delectable.
But it doesn’t end there. Adding color, texture, and flavor are cherry tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, and cilantro.
Tossed with a tangy dressing, this salad will blow your taste buds away.
16. Carrot Tomato Pasta Sauce
It’s rich creamy, and surprisingly vegan!
Who would’ve thought that a combo of tomatoes, carrots, cashews, onions, and garlic can create the most scrumptious pasta sauce?
Not only is it delicious, but so easy to make as well. It calls for five common pantry ingredients, and all come together in just one pot!
Toss this umami-rich sauce with lentil-based pasta or quinoa, and voila!
17. Lebanese Lemon Parsley Bean Salad
This bean salad features red kidney beans and chickpeas loaded with bright Mediterranean flavors.
Chopped cucumber and celery add a refreshing crunch.
Flavored with dill, onion, and garlic pack, this salad definitely packs a punch.
As a bonus, this recipe also has instructions to make rich and creamy hummus, which pairs really well with the refreshing salad.
18. Mediterranean Hummus Bowl
This hummus bowl is loaded with chewy quinoa, fresh vegetables, and as you may have guessed – homemade hummus.
First off, let’s take a moment to appreciate how colorful this salad bowl is.
Green cucumber and spinach, red onion and tomatoes, purple olives – this salad is as colorful as can be.
More importantly, the texture and flavor contrast among the creamy chickpeas, chewy quinoa, and crunchy veggies creates such a wonderful sensation.
Every bite is a treat!
19. Strawberry Sorbet
Looking for a refreshing dessert? This strawberry sorbet will definitely beat the summer heat.
This wholesome, dairy-free dessert is scrumptious yet secretly healthy. It calls for only three ingredients, and no, milk isn’t one of them.
Fresh strawberries, sugar, and warm water are all it takes to make this epic sorbet!
No ice cream maker is needed, either. It’s easy-peasy!
20. Strawberry Shortcake
This strawberry shortcake has lovely layers of scone, fresh strawberries, and fluffy coconut whip.
The colors make this shortcake a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. It’s very light and not too overpowering.
The sweet and tart strawberries and the airy whip blend so well together. All in all, it’s a wonderfully refreshing palate cleanser.
It looks complicated, but it’s actually one of the easiest desserts ever!
21. Lemon Drop Cookies
These melt-in-your-mouth lemon drop cookies are impossible to resist!
This delicate dessert will make random weekdays memorable.
They go by many names – anginetti, Italian cookies, and lemon crinkles, to name a few. Whatever you want to call them, it doesn’t matter.
They’re heavenly, just the same.
They’re mildly crisp on the outside and insanely soft and airy on the inside. They’re also accidentally vegetarian!
22. Strawberry Fool
Here’s another fantastic dessert that highlights sweet and fragrant strawberries.
I’m not sure how it got its name, but I do know that only a fool will say no to this refreshing treat.
Strawberry fool is a simple dessert made of layers of sweetened strawberries and cream. It may be basic, but it sure hits the spot.
It comes together in no time, making an ideal impromptu dessert.
23. Lemon Bars
If you’re a fan of lemon bars, this recipe will be your new friend.
Rarely will you ever find a vegan recipe for lemon bars. So when you do, Be sure to hold on to it!
That said, I recommend you bookmark this one.
With a crumbly almond oat crust and a sweet and tangy lemon filling, these vegan lemon bars are legendary!
They’re so good, you might not even realize they’re healthy!
24. Strawberry Icebox Cake
Layers of graham crackers, strawberries, and whipped cream make up this magical icebox cake.
I say magical because it tastes just like a cake, and yet it doesn’t require any baking! How amazing is that?
The graham crackers soften as they chill in the fridge, turning from crunchy to cake-like.
Together with the sweet strawberries and airy whipped cream, it creates a stunning dessert no one can say no to.
25. Strawberry Lemon Cake
Tender and moist lemon cake is filled with blackberry jam and covered with strawberry frosting. Who says vegetarians are no fun?
The purple jam and pink strawberry frosting create such a pretty color contrast. Of course, the flavors are epic, too!
And while there are three different components to dessert, don’t worry. They’re easy to pull off! No baking expertise is required.
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