Nine Easy & Healthy Vegetarian Recipes | U.S. Dairy

When Plants Meet Dairy: 9 Easy Vegetarian Recipes

  • January 7, 2021

Whether you want to follow a vegetarian diet or cook new foods in the new year, here are nine plant-based, dairy-enhanced dishes worth a try. They’re delicious ways to get fiber and vitamin C from fruits and veggies—and protein, calcium, vitamin D, B12 and more from dairy.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner get a refresh with goodies like cottage cheese toast, Parmesan pepita crisps, grilled Halloumi-style cheese and more. Feel-good food happens when these plants and dairy get together to make every bite count. (Yes, you too might find yourself falling for farro with our taco recipe!)

And if a green smoothie doesn’t get your mouth watering, maybe you haven’t tried this creamsicle version yet. Curious? Take a look at the Green Creamsicle Smoothie recipe and other easy vegetarian recipe ideas that we have prepared for you!

 

Lunches and Dinners

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Grilled Portobello and Farro Tacos With Cilantro-Lime Cream

These vegetarian tacos get their kicks from cumin- and chipotle-marinated portobello mushrooms.

 

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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Parmesan Pepita Crisps

Try a creamy bowl of comfort with its crunchy sidekick.

 

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Orecchiette Pasta With Radicchio, Broccoli Rabe and Pesto

If you haven’t yet found a way to enjoy broccoli rabe, let us assure you: This is the way.

 

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Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Skewers

Here’s the perfect excuse to try Halloumi-style cheese.

 

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Good-For-You Veggie Grain Bowl

For those who want a well-rounded meal, this variety-packed bowl is the answer.

 

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Creamy Ranch-Style Greek Yogurt Dip

This dip is a crisp veggie’s best friend.

 

Breakfasts

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Green Creamsicle Smoothie

This recipe is low on fuss and big on fun flavor, making it easy for kids and adults alike to get their greens.

 

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Cottage Cheese Toast With Salmon, Cucumber and Dill

Here’s a savory twist on toast for all the protein lovers out there.

 

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes With Cinnamon and Maple Butter

Fluff up your pancake program with a batter that can be made ahead. Did we mention there’s cinnamon maple butter?