Three Easy Vegetarian Recipes

Cooking can be time-consuming and trying to think of recipes to make after a long day at work can be daunting. These three easy vegetarian recipes will make your meal time not only healthier but less time-consuming. We try to give suggestions for easy meal recipes you can easily make without taking so much time.

Asparagus with lemon

Asparagus with Lemon

Ingredients

1 pound asparagus (Green beans can also be used)

1 medium lemon

3 tablespoons of olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon ground cashews (for garnish)

Preparation

Carefully wash the asparagus. Cut off the ends and steam until the stems are cooked but still remain firm.

In a bowl, mix the oil, salt, pepper, and nutmeg together with the juice of the lemon.

Arrange the asparagus on your dish and drizzle the lemon dressing mixture on top.

Garnish with ground cashews and serve.

Sweet potato fries with curry dip

Sweet Potato French Fries

Ingredients

For the fries:

2 pounds sweet potatoes. Peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

For the dip:

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup ketchup of your choice

1 teaspoon mild curry powder

2 green onions, chopped

Preparation

Preheat your oven to 200°C or 400°F

In a bowl, toss your sweet potato wedges with the extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and paprika. Be sure to get the wedges evenly coated.

Spread the coated sweet potatoes on a baking sheet.

Bake the sweet potatoes until soft. Approximately 20 minutes.

On your skillet, heat the olive oil and cook the green onions with curry powder until they are softened and fragrant for approximately 1 minute. Stir in the ketchup and transfer to a dipping bowl.

Serve together with your baked sweet potatoes and enjoy.

Eggplant Croquettes

Eggplant Croquettes

Ingredients

2 pounds eggplant, peeled and cubed

1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (we used mild Cheddar cheese)

1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

2 eggs, beaten

2 tablespoons dried parsley

2 tablespoons white onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup vegetable oil for frying

Preparation

Microwave eggplants in a bowl on medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Turn over eggplants and microwave again for another 2 minutes.

Check eggplants and see if they are tender. Cook for another 2 minutes if the eggplants are still hard. Drain any liquid from the eggplants and mash it thoroughly.

In the same bowl combine cheese, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, parsley, and eggs with the mashed eggplants. Mix well. Shape the eggplant mixture into patties.

In a large pan heat oil for frying. Fry your eggplant patties on each side until golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

(This recipe is great to prepare beforehand. Eggplant patties can be stored in the freezer and fried until you are ready.)

All recipes in this article are diet-friendly.

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Jasmine Dee Blackford is a social media enthusiast, blogger, and writer at Fitness Bright; a fitness and lifestyle website. She likes to cook healthy meals and experiment with spices. When she's not working she loves to read and listen to her favorite music.

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