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The foundation of vegetarian cooking is fresh, whole foods: in-season fruits and vegetables, nuts and oils, and whole grains. Find recipes to match the ingredients you have on hand, or check out our list for inspiration.

In Season Now: Apples

Take advantage of the many varieties of apples that are ripe and available now to use in these and other vegetarian recipes.

Baked Apples Stuffed with Wild Rice and Quinoa

The stuffing for these baked apples can be made up to two days ahead.

Autumn Apple Salad with Pomegranate

Fuji, Ginger Gold, and Pink Lady apples are good choices here because they resist browning.

French-Style Apple Butter

In France, apple butter is made by slow-cooking apples by themselves or with a little butter and sugar until you have a smooth, rich spread. Use a mix of tart apple varieties for the best flavor. Serve with toast, pancakes, or waffles. Or warm up apple butter, and spoon over ice cream.

Waldorf Salad

For this salad, you can either peel the apples and pears—or not.    

Featured Ingredient: Spinach

Spinach is a versatile ingredient that vegetarians love — it tastes great in a supporting role in many dishes and is delicious as the star vegetable too.