10 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

10 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Whether you have one vegetarian guest coming for dinner, or are feeding a table of vegetarians, these 10 vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes give plenty of options for a bountiful holiday feast!


1. Spinach and Arugula Bruschetta with Dukkah Recipe

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Make a traditional Egyptian condiment in this bruschetta recipe, using walnuts, sesame seeds, spices and salt for an incredible appetizer.

2. French Lentils Recipe with Sage Brown Butter

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In this hearty French lentils recipe with sage brown butter, French (du Puy) lentils are combined with sage infused brown butter, tossed in a maple-Dijon vinaigrette, and served up warm in a baked winter squash, garnished with crunchy toasted walnuts. This dish is great for a vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe because it can be made ahead of time, and assembled just before mealtime.

3. Sweet Potato Salad Recipe with Lentils and Feta Cheese

In this vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe, roasted sweet potatoes mingle with hearty lentils and tangy feta cheese for a dish that will satisfy all eaters at the table. It can be made ahead of time, and I love the addition of green salad to the Thanksgiving table.

4. Pear and Fennel Salad Recipe

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In this fennel salad recipe, fennel is combined with pears and a citrus vinaigrette for a dish that is crisp and refreshing.

5. Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe with Dates and Mint

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This roasted cauliflower salad recipe with dates and mint cooks cauliflower to nutty sweet perfection, adds sweet caramel-y dates, fresh mint, crunchy pine nuts, and salty feta for a refreshing make-ahead salad. Try adding chickpeas for more protein.

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6. Turkish-style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

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This Turkish-style spinach and cheese savory pie recipe, also known as börek, combines two types of cheeses with onion, parsley, spinach, dill, and a touch of nutmeg for a savory treat that is a perfect accompaniment for any Thanksgiving meal.

7. Cornmeal Pie with Greens and Leeks Recipe

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This cornmeal pie with greens and leeks recipe is a delightful combination of leafy greens and savory leeks, grated carrots and potatoes, all flavored with rich Turkish chili flakes and fresh mint. Overall the result is a satisfying vegetarian and gluten-free main dish. p.s. If you love this recipe, be sure to check out the cookbook it came from, Istanbul and Beyond.

8. Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce Recipe

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This roasted spiced cauliflower with chard stem tahini sauce recipe is a simple dish with a long title. It is a great way to use up chard stems, and provides a bountiful display for the holiday table.

9. Cinnamon Scented Lentil and Quinoa Patties

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This easy vegetarian recipe combines cooked lentils and quinoa with cinnamon and cumin, which creates a perfectly delicious protein-rich dish perfect as an appetizer or side dish.

10. Fruit Tart in an Almond Crust Recipe

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The crust on this tart recipe is crumbly and crunchy, almost like a crumble topping. The plum and apricots, which are included in the original recipe, can be substituted with fall fruit such as persimmons, apples, and pears. And there is no need to roll any dough here, just process the dry ingredients in the food processor, mix with the wet ingredients, and press into a tart pan.

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10 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes