Vegetarian Appetizers That Will Also Impress Carnivores
Whether you're entertaining a group of vegetarians or just looking for more vegetable-focused appetizers, these 15 appetizers will satisfy everyone.
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Every Herb Pesto
This recipe makes use of assorted fresh herbs like mint and tarragon to create a versatile pesto that you can spread on crostini or swirl into a pasta.
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Red Lentil Salad
Dive into Bal’s Indian-spiced lentil salad the old-fashioned way (with silverware) or use the lettuce leaves as wraps for a fun hands-on dinner.
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Mediterranean Farro Salad
Throw farro in with crispy vegetables and toss it in a Dijon vinaigrette to make the toothsome, versatile grain the star of a delightful salad.
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Blue Corn, Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas
Creamy queso fresco provides a cool balance to the heat of jalapeno-flecked mushrooms in Chuck’s flavorful quesadillas.
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Smoky Panzanella with Market Vegetables
This Florentine salad uses toasted cubes of stale bread to sop up the sharp vinaigrette dressing. In a modern twist, Kelsey adds smoked mozzarella to the mix.
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Farmers' Market Vegetable Soup
This one-pot wonder puts vegetables — and not the chef — to work. Just toss the produce into a pot and simmer until it's tender.
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Radish and Sesame Soy Noodle Salad
Sesame appears twice in this recipe— in the soy dressing and as toasted seeds — adding a nutty aroma to Ching’s chilled noodle salad.
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Even hardcore carnivores will want seconds of these addictive baked spheres, which are packed with celery, mushrooms and lentils. Smother them with a pesto sauce to add even more flavor (and veggies!).
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Tofu Salad with Chive Ginger Oil
Tofu is a wonderfully versatile ingredient. Just remember to remove all the excess water from the cubes so they can absorb this recipe's flavor-packed miso dressing and chive ginger oil.
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Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella
Giada's vibrant panzanella recipe breathes new life into pantry staples like whole-wheat bread and black olives.
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Greek Feta and Cucumber Salad
Michael Symon’s unfussy side is so crisp, tangy and refreshing that you’ll find yourself whipping it up again and again.
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Rustic Fall Vegetable Soup
This comforting bowl doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. Just throw in a few hearty vegetables and herbs and let it simmer away on the stove.
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Put a Greek spin on this Sicilian salad by adding fresh zucchini and summer squash. Spoon the vegetables on slices of sourdough to make it a full meal.
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Grilled Squash Quesadillas with a Charred Tomato Salsa
There's no shortage of flavor in this recipe, which pairs cheesy zucchini quesadillas with a spicy ancho chile paste and smoky tomato salsa.
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Stir-Fried Vegetable Wraps
Ching turns vegetarian stir-fry into a fun, hand-held appetizer by wrapping it up in wheat-flour pancakes.
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