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7 Easy Meatless Monday Dinner Recipes

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7 Easy Meatless Monday Dinner Recipes
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You gotta love Meatless Monday. It's the one day of the week dedicated to discovering the joys of vegetable-based foods. Even dedicated meat eaters can afford to stick to veggies for just one day a week, especially when it means you get to enjoy delicious easy dinner recipes like goat cheese quesadillas and Italian pasta with arugula pesto. These are just some of the great recipes you'll see below but you can find plenty more in our Recipes section. Enjoy!

1. Tuscan Bean and Vegetable Soup

Known in Italian as ribollita, this Tuscan soup warms the belly and the soul. It's incredibly easy to make features a hearty blend of cabbage, white beans, Swiss chard, carrots and herbs.

2. Orecchiette with Beans and Arugula Pesto

This is a must-try recipe if  you are looking for a quick and easy Meatless Monday dinner. Pasta is cooked al dente and tossed with tomatoes, spinach, kidney beans and pesto with a twist.

3. Gobi Matar

If you like Indian food you'll enjoy this spicy blend of cauliflower and peas. It's a hearty main course that pairs well with basmati rice or flatbreads. Don't forget to serve yogurt on the side for dipping.

4. Grilled Tofu with Rice

Tofu is grilled until caramelized and served with broccoli, onions and mushrooms in a delectable oyster sauce. It's all accompanied with rice made with seaweed. 

5. Quesadillas with Olives and Goat Cheese

Not only is this an easy dinner recipe but it's incredibly fun. If you don't like goat cheese you can swap it for your favorite cheese and accompany your tasty quesadillas with homemade guacamole.

6. Falafel Sandwich

You'll want to devour every last bit of this delicious falafel sandwich. It's an super easy dinner recipe made with canned chickpeas and pitta bread from the grocery store.

7. Chili Sin Carne

You don't have to give up chili just because it's Meatless Monday. Make a vegetarian version instead. This delightful Tex-Mex recipe will be on the table in less than an hour.

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