A Very Vegetarian Labor Day: Quick Vegetarian Recipes for Your Day Off

tomatoesLabor Day is here! Time to relax and enjoy a day off. Whether you’re having a pool party or just a nice long day on the couch, you’re going to need to eat. What better way to eat than with some yummy vegetarian recipes? Because you want the maximum time possible to have fun, here are some of my favorite easy and fast vegetarian recipes. Grab your supplies and get cooking:

Quick Vegetarian Recipes – Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

I love a soup with some spice during the summer; that’s why this is one of my ultimate favorite vegetarian recipes. It’s so easy to make! Five minutes of cooking, put the ingredients in a pot, simmer, and you’re good to go! (To change this from vegetarian recipes to vegan recipes, just leave out the cheese at the end.)

Vegetarian Recipes: Tortilla Soup (Photo by Max Kiesler)
Vegetarian Recipes: Tortilla Soup (Photo by Max Kiesler)

Quick Vegetarian Recipes – Vegetarian Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Sometimes when it’s scorching hot outside, I don’t want to eat anything. But this light sandwich filling would be good even if I lived on the sun! This vegetarian recipes take on chicken salad can be made even healthier if the mayo is substituted with salad dressing and other raw, chopped veggies are added alongside the celery. Make this one of many good vegetarian recipes even better with fresh bread from the farmer’s market or local bakery.

Vegetarian Recipes: Chickpea Salad Sandwiches (Photo by sushi♥ina)
Vegetarian Recipes: Chickpea Salad Sandwiches (Photo by sushi♥ina)

Quick Vegetarian Recipes – Grilled Gruyère and Olive Tapenade Sandwiches

If you need some comfort food vegetarian recipes in order to relax, look no further. This grown-up grilled cheese is heavenly. Feel free to experiment with the various ingredients and make your own vegetarian recipes off of this one!

Vegetarian Recipes: Grilled Cheese (Photo by neil conway)
Vegetarian Recipes: Grilled Cheese (Photo by neil conway)

Quick Vegetarian Recipes – White Bean and Spinach Tacos

Quick, healthy, and yummy vegetarian recipes? Yes, please! It’s becoming my new mantra. These super fast white bean and spinach tacos are perfect summer crowd pleasers.

Vegetarian Recipes: White Bean Tacos (Photo by cookbookman17)
Vegetarian Recipes: White Bean Tacos (Photo by cookbookman17)

Quick Vegetarian Recipes – Vegan Coconut Milk Bread Pudding

You didn’t think I forgot dessert from my vegetarian recipes, did you? It’s the most important meal of all the vegetarian recipes, especially on a day off! This Indian-inspired bread pudding is yummy (and healthy)! I can smell it already. Mmm…

Vegetarian Recipes: Bread Pudding (Photo by jeffreyw)
Vegetarian Recipes: Bread Pudding (Photo by jeffreyw)

What are your favorite vegetarian recipes? Are you spending your day off sorting through all those vegetarian recipes you pinned on Pinterest or bookmarked to your browser? Share your favorite vegetarian recipes in the Comments section!