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    Best Vegetarian Recipes to Serve at Your Party

    July 9, 2013

    Are you looking for vegetarian recipes to serve at your next party? No matter how many guests you have in your event venue, vegetarian dishes are easy to prepare, store, and serve and are a great touch at any event, especially corporate events or wedding receptions. We've already covered some great ground on vegetarian appetizers to get you started, but what about the main course? Check out these easy vegetarian recipe ideas for a little kitchen inspiration!

    Vegetable Linguine


    This recipe is so simple with basic ingredients, yet the result is a savory and classic Italian dish that will have your party guests coming back for seconds. All you need is a couple of fresh vegetables, garlic, cranberry beans, and some fresh basil. First, cook the linguine according to the directions on the package. Chop your veggies (onion, tomato, mushroom, and zucchini) into large pieces and finely chop your garlic. Sauté all the vegetables in a hot frying pan with lots of olive oil. Cook the onions and zucchini first, then the mushrooms and garlic, then the tomatoes and any remaining garlic. As a tip, be sure to not overcook the vegetables. You just want them lightly cooked with olive oil to bring out their flavor. Then toss the beans, linguine, and vegetables all together. Add salt and pepper and serve with parmesan cheese. A simple tomato and romaine salad with a vinaigrette dressing works well as a side dish.

     

    Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Veggies

    This dish is very filling and makes for a beautiful presentation on the plate due to its vibrant colors. First, cut the bell peppers in half and roast them for a few minutes, cut side down. Cook the quinoa according to the directions and panfry your vegetables of choice. Mushrooms, black beans, and broccoli all make for good filling. Add the quinoa and vegetables together and pour mixture into bell pepper halves. Warm them in the oven for about 20-30 minutes, top with cheese and avocado, and serve. As a side, you can prepare a cold spinach salad with strawberries and nuts.

    Southwest Sweet Potato

    This dish is a unique twist on the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato, creating a delicious, southwestern treat! Simply bake the potatoes until tender, then make a black bean chili with cumin, tomatoes, and onion. Cut the potatoes and top them with the black bean mixture, then add cheese, avocados, and tomatoes.

    Roasted Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwich

    Get ready for a mouthwatering treat with this roasted eggplant and goat cheese sandwich! First, preheat your broiler. Cut your eggplant into slices and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil on both sides. Cut bell peppers in half and place on the same baking sheet, skin side up. Broil for four minutes, flip the eggplant, and broil another four minutes. Remove the eggplant and continue to broil the bell pepper until the skin is blackened. Place bell pepper in a tupperware container and seal lid for 15 minutes, then peel the skin. Finally, broil your bread slices about a minute or two on each side. Spread pesto over the bread, top with eggplant and roasted bell pepper. Then top with goat cheese and lettuce and serve.

    Veggie Quesadillas

    Pan fry your veggies of choice and then lay them in a large tortilla, top with cheese and fold in half. Fry tortilla in skillet with a little butter or oil on medium heat for a minute or two on each side or until golden. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

    Veggie Stirfry

    This dish is similar to the veggie quesadilla, just without the cheese and tortilla. Pan fry your veggies of choice with oil. Typically you will want to choose Asian veggies like snow peas and carrots and then add in some broccoli or heartier vegetables like kale. Season with soy sauce and spices. Cook brown rice or quinoa according to package instructions. Toss rice with veggies and serve. You can also easily make this into lettuce wraps or tacos by adding large pieces of lettuce or taco shells.

    What is your favorite vegetarian dish? Do you have any other easy ones to add to this list? Feel free to share with us by leaving a comment below, on Facebook or Twitter.