Veggie Nice Recipe Book

Trying to eat more plant-based meals? Never know what to make for vegetarian dinner guests? Veggie Nice gives you a month’s worth of meatless main-dish recipes. Try the Yellow Split Pea & Spinach Stew. Or the Pepper, Onion, & Sweet Potato Frittata. All are from the kitchen of Kate Sherwood, our Healthy Cook. That means they’re good for you… and their flavor will knock your socks off.

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Eat a more plant-based diet. That’s the message from many health experts.

But how do you do that?

Side dishes and salads are pretty easy. The challenge is main dishes. You can shrink portions of meat, chicken, or fish, but how do you replace them entirely?

Here are 31 simple vegetarian recipes to get you started. Most are high enough in protein to serve as your whole meal... and fast enough to hit the table in 30 minutes or less. Many are vegan (they use no animal products).

All the recipes were taste-tested by the Nutrition Action staff in CSPI’s test kitchen. Here are the recipes you’ll get in Veggie Nice:


  • Chinese Omelet
  • Broccoli Quiche
  • Pepper, Onion, & Sweet Potato Frittata


  • Bean & Butternut Stew
  • Black Bean Soft Tacos with Guacamole
  • Mideast Chickpea Bowl
  • Black Bean Chili with Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce
  • Sautéed Greens & Chickpeas
  • Stewed Italian Beans
  • Zucchini “Pasta” & White Beans with No-Cook Tomato Basil Sauce
  • White Beans with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
  • Yellow Split Pea & Spinach Stew


  • Spinach Pearl Barley Risotto
  • Spring Vegetable Pesto Pasta
  • Sesame Noodles
  • Mushroom & Egg Fried Rice
  • Couscous with Roasted Veggies & Hummus
  • Eggplant & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
  • Spelt Bowl with Green Olive Pesto
  • Mushroom Ragù
  • Mushroom-Rosemary Orzo


  • Chipotle Tofu Lettuce Tacos
  • Japanese Tofu Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
  • Ma Po Tofu
  • Chinese Tofu Lettuce Cups
  • African Tofu Peanut Stew
  • Sesame Tofu
  • Palak Tofu
  • Stir-Fried Tofu with Carrots & Snow Peas
  • Singapore-Style Tofu & Shredded Veg
  • Thai Tofu Rice Bowl

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