33 Vegetarian Recipes Perfect for Summer

Summertime is all about the barbecues and indulgent vacation eating, right? But it’s also about an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables finally in season. And for some Jews, it marks a time of mourning for the destruction of the temple called The Three Weeks. We are currently in the midst of The Three Weeks, and this Friday will begin the last nine days, when it is traditional for Jews to abstain from eating meat, drinking alcohol, listening to music and buying new clothes among other activities.

To help all our friends get through summer eating, whether you are vegetarian all the time, trying to eat less meat or observing these nine meatless days, we’ve got a slew of delicious (and beautiful) recipes to try.

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Soups and Salads

Cream of Broccoli and Cashew Soup from My New Roots

Cream of Carrot Soup with Jalapenos

Hungarian Sour Cherry Soup

Creamy Roasted Beet Soup

Vegetarian Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing and Challah Croutons

Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad

Israeli Salad with Chickpeas Feta and Mint

Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Red Quinoa Tabbouleh with Labneh

Roasted Corn Caprese Salad

Chickpea Arugula Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing

Haloumi with Peaches and Balsamic Vinegar

Fresh Mozzarella with Garlic Scape and Spinach Pesto

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Main Dishes

Zucchini Parmesan from The New York Times


Mexican Shakshuka

Spicy Tuna Melt Twice Baked Potatoes from Busy in Brooklyn

Grilled Eggplant Stacks

Ricotta and Pine Nut Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Cheesy Green Lasagna

Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Deconstructed Falafel Salad from The Food Network

Spinach, Potato and Goat Cheese Frittata

Beet and Potato Frittata

Goat Cheese and Spinach Tart with Herb Butter Crust

Cauliflower Tomato Bake with Basil and Parmesan

Sweet Potato Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Lentil Burgers

Peach and Arugula Pizza

Classic Salad Nicoise from The Aussie Gourmet

Orange Maple Glazed Salmon

Moroccan Fish and Crispy Rice Cake with Saffron Crust

Tortilla Crusted Tilapia with Avocado Compound Butter from Kitchen-Tested


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