5 Vibrant Recipes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Vegetables

March 24, 2015

With the right recipe, a plate of vibrant veggies can be just as exciting as a perfectly cooked steak.  These vegetarian dishes will make you fall in love with cooking and eating vegetables.  If you are looking for ways to integrate more vegetables  into your diet, try out these delicious recipes.

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Spinach
Recipe from Veggie Primer

Spaghetti squash is a unique vegetable because the squash strands resemble pasta.  You can use it in place of noodles or serve it as vegetable side dish.  This recipe combines a spicy spinach and tomato sauce with chickpeas over roasted spaghetti squash.

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake
Recipe from The Hungry Babushka

Stuffed shells are a favorite in my house and this version is a versatile as it is tasty.  The filling can change based on what is in season or available in your pantry.  This spring, try stuffed shells with artichoke, asparagus, peas, and ramps with a creamy bechamel sauce.

Spring Vegetable Farro Risotto
Recipe from Making Thyme for Health

Farro is a hearty Italian grain that works great as a substitute for rice in this spring vegetable risotto recipe.  Farro has a chewier texture and nutty flavor compared to rice so it stand up well to bold flavors like tahini and lemon.  The leftovers are amazing as the flavors sit and get to know each other so make extra if you can.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas
Recipe from Renee Kemps

Instead of a baked potato, these roasted sweet potatoes with chickpeas are a nice departure from the classic side dish. For this recipe, goat cheese, chickpeas and freshly chopped cilantro are sprinkled over the top but feel free to change up the topping to appeal to your own taste buds.

Mushroom and Kale Enchiladas
Recipe from Grab a Plate

Mushroom and kale enchiladas are just as satisfying as their meaty counterpoint.  This recipe is especially delicious because the red enchilada sauce is made from scratch. Salty cotija cheese and chopped cilantro garnish the plate.

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