Just because you have to brown bag your lunch doesn't mean you need to endure a ho-hum midday meal. With these vegetarian lunch ideas you'll have satisfying options at your fingertips - from cheesy pastas and sandwiches to comforting soups. This way you'll get a good dose of veggies while fulfilling your craving for a great vegetarian lunch. Here's what to make:
CREAMED PEA SOUP WITH CROUTONS
Turn frozen peas into a delightful soup made with sautéed leeks, garlic, thyme and mint. Pack the crispy croutons separately and add them to the soup after reheating.
Vegetarians who include eggs in their diet will enjoy this delicious Spanish omelette prepared with potatoes, red bell peppers, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. It's a great vegetarian lunch idea to be enjoyed warm, cold or at room temperature.
MEDITERRANEAN FETA SANDWICH
The sharpness of feta cheese pairs perfectly with the sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Olives complete the Mediterranean flavor of this satisfying sandwich.
This seductive blend of stewed eggplant, olives and tomatoes is great slathered on a thick slice of hearty Italian bread. Top it with a dose nice of extra virgin olive oil. Get the recipe now.
CANNELLONI WITH RICOTTA AND SPINACH
Here's a great vegetarian dish you can enjoy for dinner one night and eat for lunch the next day. You'll love the creamy spinach filling of this easy pasta recipe.
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