Super Healthy Vegetarian Diet Recipes


One should always consume healthy food which includes all the essential ingredients which help to grow our body. I have some super delicious diet recipes which are 100% vegetarian and are extremely safe to consume on daily basis. Try out these Indian vegetarian recipes at home and I am sure you will love it.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Ingredients:

Gnocchi

I medium sweet potato

¼ silken (soft) tofu

1 ½ cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for shaping

½ tsp salt

Sauce:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 cup sliced cooking onions

2 tsp chopped fresh thyme

1 bunch green kale

¼ cup dried currants

1 tsp finely grated lemon zest

juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper

Method:

Gnocchi

  • For the gnocchi, preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Prick the whole sweet potato (skin on) with a fork and bake until tender, about an hour.
  • Cool completely before making the gnocchi.
  • Peel the sweet potato and puree it in a food processor with the silken tofu until smooth.
  • Scoop the mixture into a bowl and stir in the flour and salt. Once the dough just comes together, turn it out onto a well-floured surface and bring it together.
  • You may have to add a little more flour to achieve the proper consistency.
  • The dough should hold together and not stick to well-floured hands. Divide the dough into pieces and roll it out into a rope about an inch in diameter.
  • Cut gnocchi into 1-inch pieces, and place on a floured baking tray. Chill the gnocchi for 15 minutes.
  • To cook the gnocchi bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the gnocchi and boil for 2 to 3 minutes, until they float to the top of the water. Drain well.
  • The gnocchi can be prepared up to this stage a day ahead and stored refrigerated.

Greek Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

¼ tsp dried oregano

1 clove garlic, smashed and finely chopped to a paste

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 cup quinoa

Kosher salt and pepper

2 cup red and yellow grape tomatoes, halved

1 cup pitted kalamata olives

2 green onions (green and pale green part), thinly sliced

2 pickled cherry peppers, diced

1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced

½ English cucumber, cut into small dice

Feta, for sprinkling

Method:

  • Whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, garlic and some salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Slowly whisk in the oil until emulsified.
  • Let sit at room temperature while you prepare the salad to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Rinse the quinoa in a strainer until the water runs clear.
  • Combine the quinoa, 2 cups water, 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and cook until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl, fluff with a fork and let sit for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  • Add the tomatoes, olives, green onions, cherry peppers, red onions, cucumbers and dressing and toss to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours before serving. The longer it sits the better the flavor.

Couscous-Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients:

1 cup couscous

1 ½ cup boiling water

Zest and juice of 1 lemon or 2 limes

¼ cup of fresh mint leaves, sliced thinly or chopped

4 ripe tomatoes, pulp removed and set aside

Salt and pepper

Method:

  • Put couscous in a medium sized bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover tightly with a piece of plastic wrap and let steam for about 10 minutes, or until couscous is tender.
  • Toss with a fork and add lemon juice and zest, fresh mint, tomato pulp and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon couscous mixture into hollowed out tomatoes and serve.

So these were some delicious Indian vegetarian recipes. Try out these diet recipes at home once and I am sure you will love it.