Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

4 Delicious Dishes for Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner

Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner should not be boring just because there’s no roasted turkey in it. There are numerous meatless dishes that can be made for that special occasion. They are as delicious and impressive as traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

Mushroom Tart

Mushroom Tart
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Well, this tart is a perfect vegetarian dish to fill you up in that festive meal time. You need these following ingredients:

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 500 grams white mushroom, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper

To make the dish, place the pasty sheet on a baking sheet. Bake it in preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbs olive oil in a saucepan and add in the sliced onion and the mushroom, season with salt and pepper and cook it for 10 minutes.

Take out the pastry out of oven, top it with mushroom mixture, and top it off with crumbled goat cheese. Put it back in the oven for 15 more minutes until the cheese is lightly brown.

Easy Beet Salad

This salad recipe is probably the easiest vegetarian recipe. It uses traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, including pistachios, goat cheese, and of course, beets. It can be made in less than 5 minutes.

The ingredients required to make the salad are: 2 large beets (cooked and peeled), 1 teaspoon orange zest, ¼ cup goat cheese, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoon salted pistachios (chopped). If you do not like goat cheese, replace it other creamy-textured cheese, like ricotta.

To make the salad, slice the beet and lay them on the serving plate. Top them with orange zest, salted pistachios, and cheese. Last but not least, drizzle the honey on top of salad.

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers
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Need a quick appetizer for vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner? You will need:

  • ¾ cup quinoa, cooked according to package instruction
  • 2 bell peppers, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

In large bowl, combine cooked quinoa and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Prepare baking sheet and place pepper halves cut on it.

You can stuff quinoa mixture inside each of pepper. Top it off with mozzarella cheese. Bake peppers in preheated oven at 350 F for 20 minutes until the peppers are tender and the cheese melts.

Cranberry and Ginger Slushy

For beverage, make this simple juice. The combination between cranberry and ginger can boost your immune system and provide huge amount of vitamin A and C.

Prepare 1 cup of fresh cranberry, ½ inch ginger, and 1 cup ice cubes. Mix all those ingredients together in blender glass and process until everything is well-mixed. Pour the slushy into serving glass and garnish with lemon slices.

If you want the slushy to be sweeter, add 1 tablespoon honey. Also, if you want the slushy to be creamier, replace the fresh cranberry with frozen cranberry.

Those are some of vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes for the holiday. It proves that a wholesome dinner for the occasion can be done without any meats anyway.

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