50 Protein Rich Plant-Based Recipes from Around The Internet (Part 1)

50 Protein Rich Plant-Based Recipes from Around The Internet (Part 1)
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In the beginning of May, we posted a shortlist of 5 Protein-Rich Plants and Vegetables for you to incorporate into your life, especially as many grocery stores are beginning to experience shortages due to lapses in the meat supply chain. While one of the options for handling how this affects your family is to buy more diverse types of meat, another option is to take this current moment as a time to consider new dietary habits.

If you fall into the latter group and not the former, you’re in luck: We have put together a list of 50 vegetarian and vegan recipes that put these foods to the test. After scouring the internet, we have successfully put together a list of recipes that incorporate black beans, green peas, broccoli spinach, and alfalfa sprouts. To take things a step further, we have also organized our list into 25 vegetarian recipes, along with 25 vegan recipes, with each vegetable featuring five of each type.

We hope that you enjoy this list. While there are a lot of options to go through, if there is anything that should be taken away, it is that there are plenty of options out there for people unsure of whether a vegetarian lifestyle is for them. Please be sure to keep an eye out for future lists, and finally, make sure to check out the blogs that we have linked to—many of them showcase a wide diversity of recipes and are more than worthwhile to follow.

Black Beans

Vegetarian - Zucchini, Black Bean and Rice Skillet (Ready, Set, Eat)

Vegetarian – Black Bean Tacos Cooked on the BBQ (Easy, Cheesy, Vegetarian)

Vegetarian – Mexican Corn and Quinoa Stuffed Squash (Pinch of Yum)

Vegetarian – One-Pot Vegetarian Chili and Rice Bake (Easy, Cheesy, Vegetarian)

Vegetarian – Strawberry Black Bean Salad (An Edible Mosaic)

Vegan - Cajun-spiced Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burgers (Tinned Tomatos)

Vegan – Sweet Potatoes Stuffed With Chipotle Black Bean and Corn Salad (Alaska From Scratch)

Vegan – Black Bean, Avocado, Edamame Salad (The Garden Grazer)

Vegan – Cheeseless Black Bean Lasagna (Good Housekeeping)

Vegan – Black Bean Soup (AllRecipes)

Green Peas

Vegetarian – Creamy Mushroom Linguini (Discover Delicious)

Vegetarian – Spinach and Sweet Pea Coconut Curry (Veggie Chick)

Vegetarian – Farfalle Pasta With Peas, Feta and Dill (A Couple Cooks)

Vegetarian – Tofu With Green Peas and Spiced Tomato Sauce (Clean Eating)

Vegetarian – Green Pea Burgers with Harissa Mayo (Martha Stewart)

Vegan – Egyptian Vegan Stew with Peas and Carrots (The Mediterranean Dish)

Vegan – Quinoa Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad (Bourbon and Honey)

Vegan – One Pot Creamy Fettucine, Peas and King Oyster Mushrooms (The Simple Veganista)

Vegan – Greek Peas (OneGreenPlanet)

Vegan – Cream of Cashew Pea Soup (Bon Appetit!)


Vegetarian – Better Broccoli Casserole (Cookie & Kate)

Vegetarian – Broccoli Caesar (Bon Appetit!)

Vegetarian – Easy Broccoli with Garlic Sauce (Healthy Slow Cooking)

Vegetarian – One-Pan Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese (The Spruce Eats)

Vegetarian – Broccoli, Lemon & Gouda Pizza (Martha Stewart)

Vegan – Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry with Chickpeas (ElaVegan)

Vegan – Smoky Vegan Broccoli Soup with Crispy Tempeh Croutons (Veggie Inspired)

Vegan – Chipotle Citrus Tofu & Broccoli (Healthy Slow Cooking)

Vegan – Broccoli & Potato Curry (The Spruce Eats)

Vegan – Creamy Broccoli Pasta (The Simple Veganista)


Vegetarian – Build Your Own Buddha Bowl (Cookie & Kate)

Vegetarian – Healthy Vegetarian Spinach Rolls (Diabetes Strong)

Vegetarian – Spinach, White Bean and Parmesan Grilled Cheese (SELF)

Vegetarian – Spinach and Garlic Potato Patties (Diethood)

Vegetarian – Indian-Style Creamed Spinach (Budgetbytes)

Vegan – Spanish Spinach with Chickpeas (Simple Vegan Blog)

Vegan – Sundried Tomato, Spinach & Quinoa Salad (Cookie & Kate)

Vegan – Mushroom Pasta With Spinach (Bianca Zapatka)

Vegan – Udon Noodles with Spinach Miso Pesto (Veg Kitchen)

Vegan – Spinach Avocado Pasta (Yummly)

Alfalfa Sprouts

Vegetarian – Avocado and Sprout Club Sandwich (Martha Stewart)

Vegetarian – Asiago Peppercorn Kale and Sprout Salad (Eclectic Recipes)

Vegetarian – Grilled Squash, Corn and Kale Salad with Sunflower Seed Vinaigrette (Food & Wine)

Vegetarian – Raddish and Alfalfa Sprout Tacos (Single Foodie’s Spot)

Vegan – Guacamole, Broccoli and Alfalfa Sprouts Wrap (The Vegetarian Ginger)

Vegan – Kale and Alfalfa Quinoa Salad with Avocado (Avocado Pesto)

Vegan – Orzo With Lemon Chimichurri Sauce (Yummly)

Vegan – Raw Vegan Collard Wraps (Avocado Pesto)

Vegan – Vegetable Summer Rolls with Chile-Lime Dipping Sauce (Food & Wine)

Vegan – Beet and Sprouts Salad (Tarla Dalal)