12 Top-Rated Vegetarian Recipes

The top rated five-star vegetarian recipes, and the best vegetarian recipes right here on About.com, as rated and reviewed by you!

  • 01 of 13
    Vegan oatmeal cookies with cranberries
    Vegan oatmeal cookies with cranberries photo by Bill Noll / Getty Images

    Everyone loves homemade oatmeal cookies, but these healthy vegan cookies with cranberries are a little special. I love the addition of ginger and nutmeg as it makes these cookies extra flavorful. A dozen users have rated this vegan recipe as one of the best, giving it five out of five stars. Enjoy!
    See also: Dozens of vegan cookie recipes

  • 02 of 13
    Vegan tofu and broccoli in a lightly sweetened sauce
    Vegan tofu and broccoli in a lightly sweetened sauce.

    If you like Chinese take-out, you'll like this healthy vegetarian Chinese-food inspired entree of broccoli and tofu in a simple garlic sauce. With over a dozen five-star reviews, this is one of the best vegetarian recipes you can find for a quick healthy dinner. Serve it with rice or your favorite whole grain.
    See also: More vegetarian Chinese food dishes

  • 03 of 13
    Black bean vegetarian chili with sweet potatoes
    Black bean vegetarian chili with sweet potatoes by modesigns58 / Getty Images

    Of all the homemade vegetarian chili recipes I've ever tried, this one is, by far, my absolute favorite. I just love how the sweetness of the sweet potatoes combines with the spicy chili flavor. And, as it turns out, nearly a dozen people have agreed with me, giving this black bean chili recipe five out of five stars. According to the user reviews, kids, vegetarians and non-vegetarians all love this recipe, and it's delicious even as leftovers, making this one of the best easy vegetarian...MORE recipes to try.
    See also: More homemade meatless chili recipes

  • 04 of 13
    Vegan tofu
    Vegan tofu "egg" salad.

    With a tablespoon of mustard to give it a yellowish hue, this tofu egg salad recipe really looks and tastes like egg salad. Don't tell them it's tofu, and you might even be able to fool them - they'll never know it's not made from real eggs! Enjoy a cholesterol-free eggless egg salad. One user who gave this vegetarian recipe five stars wrote, "I like this better than the real thing! It takes 2 minutes to make and is very satisfying."

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  • 05 of 13
    Yellow split pea dal - vegetarian and vegan
    Yellow split pea dal - vegetarian and vegan.

    Dhal, sometimes spelled dahl or dal, is a staple of Indian vegetarian cuisine. This easy recipe is for a basic vegetarian and vegan yellow split pea dhal. Serve with rice, or, add extra liquid to make a more soup-like dhal. Caution - it's got a bit of a kick! This easy dhal recipe is very low in fat and is also low-calorie. This is one of the best vegetarian recipes, according to your reviews.

  • 06 of 13
    Vegetarian lentil soup
    Vegetarian lentil soup.

    According to reviews, this vegetarian lentil soup is one of the best vegetarian recipes. A reviewer named Lisa said, "Even my father likes it and he's one of the pickiest eaters I know." Another reviewer who is a college student on a budget wrote, "Hearty, easy, healthy-- and all in one pot! An inexpensive one-bowl meal that's great for people who hate lengthy recipes (like me)." If you want a tried-and-true easy vegetarian soup recipe, this is one of the best ones to...MORE try.

  • 07 of 13
    Vegan black bean enchiladas topped with vegan cheese
    Vegan black bean enchiladas topped with vegan cheese.

    If you want to try one of the best vegetarian recipes, enchiladas are a great and filling meal. Black bean and vegetable vegetarian enchiladas can be made in advance and frozen, so make plenty and set some aside for later. Try making your own enchilada sauce too for an even fresher home-made taste. Reviewer Andy gave these vegetable enchiladas 5 out of 5 stars and said, "This recipe was pretty easy...It's very tasty and economical and I think even people with traditional diets will love...MORE it. My wife and I are vegans and we are in heaven with this meal." Glad to hear it, Andy!
    See also: More meatless Mexican meals

  • 08 of 13
    Vegetarian mushroom gravy
    Vegetarian mushroom gravy.

    If you've ever made vegetarian gravy, you know that the process is a bit different than making a gravy with meat-based drippings or fat. You've got to pack a lot of flavor into just a bit of sauce, and get it nice and thick to boot! Using mushrooms is one solution for adding flavor, as in this vegetarian gravy recipe. One reviewer had never made gravy before, yet found this recipe easy enough to follow, and one reviewer was able to find all the ingredients and try this recipe all the way...MORE from Beijing!
    See also: 7 vegetarian gravies

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  • 09 of 13
    Vegan peanut butter pie
    Vegan peanut butter pie - one of the best vegan recipes on About.com!.

    This is one of those super-quick and easy vegan dessert recipes that you think will taste funny but are absolutely decadent. Peanut butter pie with tofu is a relatively healthy vegan dessert perfect for the kids (or the kids-at-heart!). One reviewer who loved this easy vegetarian recipe wrote, "I loved this recipe because it is easy to prepare, requires no baking and is very decadent."

  • 10 of 13
    Curried tofu scramble with spinach
    Curried tofu scramble with spinach.

    It's no secret that most vegetarians and vegans love a good tofu scramble. Try this curried tofu scramble recipe with spinach. One reviewer served it over rice, and someone else said it was excellent with bok choy instead of spinach. With five five-star reviews, this is one of my highest rated vegetarian recipes and one of the best vegetarian recipes, according to you! What do you think?
    See also: Tofu scramble, 8 ways

  • 11 of 13

    One vegetarian recipe that everyone agrees is the best is this Greek quinoa salad recipe with traditional Mediterranean ingredients including feta cheese, kalamata olives, and fresh herbs. Omit the cheese to make it vegan. With eight five-stars reviews, this one's a keeper! It can easily be doubled for picnics and potlucks, another reason why it is one of the best vegetarian recipes and one of the most popular quinoa salad recipes.
    See also: More healthy quinoa recipes to try

  • 12 of 13

    Everyone absolutely loves my tahini-based version of homemade "goddess" salad dressing! With nothing but five-star reviews, this is a simple homemade salad dressing you know is one of the best there is. Reviewers may disagree as to whether it tastes like the store-bought stuff, but they all agree that it's fantastic!
    See also: Easy and cheap: More homemade salad dressings

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  • 13 of 13

    The only recipe collection you'll ever need - it's all right here! From healthy low-cal and low-fat salads to indulgent desserts, exotic curries and lots of all-American favorites as well as new vegetarian recipes. Look here for more vegetarian (and vegan!) recipes.
    Pictured: Greek sandwich wrap with feta and marinated veggies