4 Jazzy Vegetarian Recipes

By Alley Benton
Updated August 3, 2016
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4 Jazzy Vegetarian RecipesFor many people, vegetarian cooking is boring and consists of little else than vegetarian pizzas, vegetable and fruit kebabs (maybe with some halloumi cheese to make it a bit more interesting) and fried mushrooms. Fortunately, vegetarian cooking can be jazzy, fun and funky. It is about knowing what to cook and how to cook it, so that it doesn't only look, taste and smell great, but so that it is nutritious as well. Let's take a look at some of the best jazzy vegetarian recipes.

1.) Maple Baked Squash

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 small squashes, seeded and halved
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of margarine and one teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

Directions:

  • Have your oven hot and ready at 400 degrees F and line a baking pan with oven paper. This recipe is really simple.
  • You simply put your squashes in your pan, cut side up, and put some maple syrup, margarine and cinnamon in the center.
  • Tent them with some tin foil and baked for just under an hour until the filling starts to bubble and the squash is soft.
  • This is suitable for a main dish, dessert or side dish.

2.) Carrot and Maple Walnut Salad

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

  • one and a quarter cup of carrots (grated)
  • half a cup of walnuts (chopped)
  • one third of a cup of raisins
  • two tablespoons of maple syrup (you should still have some from the previous recipe)
  • quarter teaspoon of sea salt

Directions:

  • Put all the ingredients together and leave in the fridge for about four hours, then serve.

3.) Black Bean Casserole

Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of black beans, rinsed after draining
  • one cup of marinara sauce (or more if you like it really creamy)
  • one chopped sweet onion
  • half a teaspoon of garlic powder
  • two huge tablespoons of maple syrup

Directions:

  • Get your oven nice and hot again at 375 degrees F and mix all the ingredients together and pour them into a casserole dish.
  • Cover it and then bake for about one hour.
  • It goes really well with crusty whole grain bread (you could even consider baking your own bread) and a green salad.

4.) No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Serving Size: 16 cookies

And finally, we end our list of jazzy vegetarian recipes with one for cookies.

Ingredients:

  • To make 16 cookies, you need a cup of graham cracker crumbs or cookie crumbs
  • half a cup of chopped walnuts
  • third cup of raisins
  • five or so tablespoons of your favorite smooth or chunky peanut butter
  • three tablespoons of maple syrup

Directions:

  • Use unbleached parchment paper to line a baking sheet and put all your ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix them by using your hands until the dough is stiff.
  • Use a cookie scoop (or spoon) to place on your baking sheet and press them with your hands.
  • Chill for between two and four hours, at which point the cookies should have set perfectly.




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