7 Quick Vegetarian Recipes for Everyday Life
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Vegetarian Recipes: 7 Quick and Easy Recipes

You are coming home from work. It’s 5 p.m. and everyone is hungry, especially you. You don’t have the time (or the inclination, to be honest) to spend two hours in the kitchen preparing dinner.

Here are some quick and healthy recipes for those busy evenings.


Comforting Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese with French Shallot Confit

Comforting Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese with French Shallot Confit

Give yourself a break after a busy day. Homemade roasted tomato soup is the perfect comfort food!

This super easy recipe is reminiscent of our childhood (especially if you also had tomato soup for dinner!). Served with a Havarti grilled cheese sandwich with shallot confit, it’s destined to become a family favourite!


Satiating Hummus


You will only need 10 minutes to make this homemade hummus recipe, to be enjoyed as a side dish or an appetizer. Serve it with rusks, pita bread, raw vegetables or as a side to grilled meat.

Tip: Perfect for weekday lunches since hummus is made with chickpeas and will satiate hunger while providing you with energy for the day.


Fresh Greek Salad

Greek salad

Spending your day on the go means you need fresh food to restore your energy.

Combining delicious ingredients like juicy tomatoes, crispy cucumber, slightly bitter Kalamata olives, fresh feta cheese and red onion will take you to the Mediterranean with a few bites.

Drizzle red wine vinaigrette and fresh mint to bring out all the flavours!


Original Lemon and Ricotta Pasta

Lemon and Ricotta Pasta

15 minutes tops: that’s how long it takes to prepare this delicious pasta recipe.

Select pasta you don’t usually eat, such as Gemelli, for a more original effect. This easy recipe made with ricotta, lemon juice, Parmesan and olive oil will be a delight for the entire family.

For extra crunch, add some arugula and pine nuts. A healthy and truly delicious meal!


Bold Sautéed Tagliatelle with Garlic and Greens

Bold Sautéed Tagliatelle with Garlic and Greens

Tired of always using the same ingredients? Try rapini! From the broccoli family, this green vegetable contains more protein and fewer carbohydrates.

This easy-to-make recipe with garlic, Parmesan, olive oil and lemon is a great way to try new foods.


Creamy Burrata Salad with Grilled Apricots, Cherries and Cherry Tomatoes

Burrata Salad with Grilled Apricots, Cherries and Cherry Tomatoes

Last-minute guests coming over? Wow the crowd with an exquisite, fruity and cheesy salad.

It will take you only 10 minutes to compose a symphony of flavour with burrata creaminess, grilled apricot sweetness and cherry tomato freshness.

Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and some toasted French bread for an easy-to-make and delicious meal that is a feast for both your mouth and your eyes.


Delicious Squash, Mascarpone and Caramelized Onion Flatbread 

Squash, Mascarpone and Caramelized Onion Flatbread by Vanessa Perrone

What is flatbread? It’s somewhat like thin-crust pizza but more nutritious!

With every forkful, this recipe from Quebec nutritionist Vanessa Perrone will take you on a culinary journey to Italy with its mascarpone cheese and caramelized onions.


These simple and delicious vegetarian meal options will let you savour good food without depleting what little energy remains after a busy day. Simple, yet inventive weekday meals that let you save time and enjoy quality family moments.

Eating well doesn’t have to mean having to work hard in the kitchen! Bon appétit!