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Spinach and Cheese Bourekas

Spinach and Cheese Bourekas

Bourekas are savory filled pastries that Israelis often make with puff pastry. To lighten the recipe, this version calls for phyllo dough brushed with olive oil.

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Classic Israeli Salad

An Israeli breakfast staple, this salad is also often served with lunch and dinner. The salad is made with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and plenty of parsley. Some top it with feta and olives, or dress it with tahini sauce.

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Eggplant Sabich

What began as a typical Saturday breakfast among Jews from Iraq is now considered by many to be Israel’s most popular sandwich after falafel. To keep it light and easy, this recipe focuses on broiled sliced eggplant, but feel free to add sliced, boiled potatoes; sliced hard-boiled eggs; and/or sliced baked tofu for a heftier sandwich.

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Shakshuka

This poached egg dish is an Israeli favorite in restaurants and home kitchens. You can prepare the sauce in advance, and then reheat just before cooking the eggs.

Stuffed Grape Leaves Casserole

Stuffed Grape Leaves Casserole

If you like stuffed grape leaves, you’ll love this casserole, which has all the flavors of the bite-size appetizers without all the rolling. 

Mac-and-Cheese-Style Cauliflower

Mac-and-Cheese-Style Cauliflower

Get all the creamy, cheesy goodness of mac and cheese—without the high starch content of macaroni. To make your own breadcrumbs, tear firm, fresh bread into pieces and whirl in a food processor or blender until crumbs form.

Tortilla Lasagna

Tortilla Lasagna

This easy, crowd-pleasing dish is also a kid favorite. Toasting the tortillas before building the lasagna keeps them from getting soggy as the dish bakes. Feel free to mix things up with different beans, cheeses, or vegetables between the layers.

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Moroccan-Style Stew

Inspired by the “throw it all in a pot” stew technique, we threw in leftovers from the Autumn Vegetable Roast, plus
a few extras for a Moroccan-style meal. Serve over leftover orzo or couscous.

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Autumn Vegetable Roast with Orzo

Fingerling potatoes, cauliflower, celery root, fennel, and kale are roasted and served with orzo that’s studded with parsley and chickpeas. For a next-day supper of Moroccan-Style Stew, reserve half of the recipe (4 1/2 cups roasted vegetables and 2 cups orzo mixture).

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Fast Pho

This hearty Vietnamese soup is prepared by pouring a fragrant broth over noodles, vegetables, and fresh herbs so that they release their flavors and aromas. It’s a no-brainer way to transform leftover noodles and vegetables into a satisfying second-day meal. 

Noodles and Vegetables with Sesame Dipping Sauce

Noodles and Vegetables with Sesame Dipping Sauce

Warm up on a chilly evening with a nourishing noodle dish that’s loaded with steamed vegetables. Feel free to substitute any veggies you have on hand in place of one or all that are used in this recipe. To have enough to make Fast Pho the next day, reserve half of the prepared ingredients (6 cups vegetables, 2 cups noodles, 3/4 cup cubed tofu, and 3/8 cup Sesame Dipping Sauce).

Mango-Lime Sorbet

Mango-Lime Sorbet

This silky-smooth sorbet was inspired by the lush flavors of Thailand. Thanks to the convenience of frozen mango chunks, it can be an everyday treat.

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Creamy Chipotle Dressing

The chipotle in this creamy dressing imparts a low, rumbling heat. Toss with your favorite salad greens, or use as a dip for vegetable sticks. Extra dressing will keep in the fridge up to 1 week.

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