High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes

Here are a few high-protein vegetarian recipes to try:

  1. Chickpea Buddha Bowl:

– Ingredients:

– 1 cup cooked quinoa

– 1 cup roasted chickpeas

– 1 cup steamed broccoli florets

– 1/2 cup sliced avocado

– 1/4 cup hummus

– 2 tablespoons tahini

– Lemon wedges for serving

– Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with tahini. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.

  1. Lentil Curry:

– Ingredients:

– 1 cup dried lentils

– 1 onion, diced

– 3 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 tablespoon curry powder

– 1 can (400 ml) coconut milk

– 1 can (400 ml) diced tomatoes

– 2 cups vegetable broth

– Salt and pepper to taste

– Fresh cilantro for serving

– Instructions:

  1. Rinse lentils and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, sauté onions and garlic until translucent.
  3. Add curry powder and cook for a minute, then add lentils, coconut milk, diced tomatoes, and vegetable broth.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes until lentils are tender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with cooked rice or naan bread, and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  6. Quinoa Black Bean Burgers:

– Ingredients:

– 1 cup cooked quinoa

– 1 can (400 g) black beans, drained and rinsed

– 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

– 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

– 1 teaspoon cumin

– 1/2 teaspoon paprika

– Salt and pepper to taste

– Burger buns and toppings of choice

– Instructions:

  1. Mash black beans in a bowl, leaving some beans whole for texture.
  2. Add quinoa, breadcrumbs, onion, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  3. Form the mixture into patties and cook on a skillet or grill over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side until browned and heated through.
  4. Serve on burger buns with your choice of toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, avocado, and condiments.

Remember to adjust portion sizes and ingredients based on your dietary needs and preferences. Enjoy your high-protein vegetarian meals!