It's summertime, and that means we're in the mood for healthy and refreshing meals! While we are huge fans of weekend salads (check out our four favorite weekend salads for summer roundup), we also love a heartier meal -- especially after a day of outdoor activities in the mountains.
If you're looking to spruce up your recipe index and want to try a healthy but hearty summer dinner this weekend, give one of these recipes a try. They are all vegetarian and mostly plant-based. They are also packed with excellent nutrients. Enjoy!
Halloumi Tacos with Pineapple Salsa & Aji Verde
We love this summer recipe with homemade pineapple salsa and fried halloumi cheese. It's a perfect patio meal and is extra delicious with a side of guacamole. Invite your friends over and try these vegetarian tacos out this weekend!
Chipotle Maple Glazed Tofu Burgers
BY I Love Vegan
Talk about hearty. These chipotle maple glazed tofu burgers (that's a mouthful!) are sweet, crunchy, and entirely plant-based. Served with homemade chipotle-siracha mayo and on a warm ciabatta roll, it's the perfect summer meal after a long hike in the mountains. Serve with lots and lots of veggies!
Smoky Jackfruit "Chicken" Salad
BY Oh She Glows
Another entirely plant-based recipe, this smoky 'chicken' salad from Oh She Glows is precisely what we think of when it comes to summer foods. Serve on a bed of veggies along with sunflower seeds and hemp hearts for added nutrition.
Meditteranean Pasta Salad
So what if you can't travel to the Mediterranean this summer? Love and Lemons' pasta salad will take you there instead. We love this recipe for its options and variations. You can make it vegan, gluten-free, or customize it with some of your favorite toppings. This one is also good to make in bulk, so you have some leftovers for lunch during the week.
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