When Plants Meet Dairy: 9 Easy Vegetarian Recipes

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  • 2 min read 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


Grilled Portobello and Farro Tacos With Cilantro-Lime Cream

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



Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Parmesan Pepita Crisps

Try a creamy bowl of comfort with its crunchy sidekick.



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.



Grilled Halloumi and Veggie Skewers

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



Good-For-You Veggie Grain Bowl

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



Creamy Ranch-Style Greek Yogurt Dip

This dip is a crisp veggie’s best friend.




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.



Cottage Cheese Toast With Salmon, Cucumber and Dill

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



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?