Thanksgiving is the time where we celebrate love, family, and gratitude – all with abundance of food. Here are some very easy and quick vegetarian and many vegan recipes that will help you plan your menu for thanksgiving, and is sure to win the hearts of your loved ones. Fill your Thanksgiving tablescape with lots of love, warmth, cheer, happiness, and colorful healthy food. Make Poetry on a Plate.
All these are quick recipes and very simple to make, so that you can spend minimum time in the kitchen and maximum time with your family relishing this food 🙂
Avocado, Greens, & Raspberry Salad
This Salad will set the mood for the holidays and create that aha and wow factor on your table. It’s a very simple salad with few ingredients. Get your Holiday vibes ON!
2. Lentil & Potato Soup
Adding potato to any recipe makes it yummy, and adding lentils makes it hearty and healthy! Altogether combined makes it a hearty, healthy, yummy soul food. This soup will fill you up, and yet, will make you feel lighter and good.
Recipe: Lentil Potato Soup
3. Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are exceptionally rich in protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are also a great source of Vitamin C and K. Apart from that, they taste awesome when eaten roasted/caramelized. Makes a great side dish.
Recipe: Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
4. Samosa Soup
An interesting and healthy twist to the favorite Indian street food of millions. Have rarely met anyone who doesn’t like Samosa. Only see eyes light up at the name of it Samosas are a popular entrée, appetizer or snack in the local cuisines of the Arabian Peninsula, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Southwest Asia, the Mediterranean, the Indian subcontinent, the Horn of Africa, North Africa and South Africa. Here is a slight twist to it. Presenting it in soup form for a change. With the same taste, this can also be the healthier version of the deep fried samosa. This soup is sure to be the talk of the table at your Thanks Giving dinner 🙂
Recipe: Samosa Soup
5. Tabouleh Stuffed Avocado
Recipe: Tabouleh Stuffed Avocado
6. Roasted White Squash & Garbanzo Soup
This recipe came about by chance when our wonderful neighbors brought us white squash which I had never tried before. I added garbanzo beans and made a soup out of it – and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful taste. The recipe became a keeper. You can substitute any kind of squash in this recipe. The combination of squash and garbanzo is yummy!
7. Farro Salad
Farro is grown in Italy and is a pure form of wheat. This salad is yummy and truly a refreshing change from usual salads. Farro’s chewy texture makes it an interesting salad ingredient. Make sure to make lots of this colorful salad, as it is sure to win hearts around the table.
Recipe: Farro Salad
8. Apple & Carrot Soup
This is a simple, easy, and quick soup recipe, with a unique combination of apples & carrots, and some added garnish that creates a simply beautiful visual – as if it’s a poetry on a plate.
Recipe: Apple & Carrot Soup
9. Fajita Salad Wrapped In Lettuce
The über healthy, über delicious Fajita Salad wrapped in Lettuce: A palette of colors and flavors! A rich source of Proteins and Nutrients with Black Beans, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, & White Onion, lightly sautéed in Olive Oil and seasoned with Fajita Seasoning, Salt & Pepper, all wrapped in Lettuce!
Recipe: Fajita Salad Wrapped In Lettuce
10. Cream Of Carrot & Lentil Soup
Make a soup, crack a joke, enjoy the warmth of the soup and laughter 🙂
How do you make a soup rich?
Recipe: Cream Of Carrot & Lentil Soup
11. Chilled Raspberry Soup
This is a dessert soup and sure to be a super-hit among all on the dinner table. The recipe is quite simple, takes less than 15 minutes to make it.
Recipe: Chilled Raspberry Soup
12. Orange Fennel Salad
A very simple, refreshing, flavorful, unique salad, loaded with vitamins, and all the good stuff. This salad will stand out visually and in taste, on the dinner table.
Recipe: Orange Fennel Salad
13. Crunchy Potato Medley | Roasted Potatoes With Hazelnuts & Herbs
The goodness of roasted potatoes with the crunch of hazelnuts, the aroma & beautiful taste of herbs and garlic, and the simplicity of all, makes this dish truly poetic. Call it a Salad or call it a Side dish – this recipe is a must try. Can replace potatoes with zuchhini or other similar vegetables.
14. Roasted Carrots & Fennel Salad
Olive oil kissed, roasted Fennel & Carrots, layered on Greens, topped with Oranges, Almonds, and Lemon Zest, drizzled with Olive oil & Lemon dressing! The salad depicts the fall season on a plate.
Recipe: Roasted Carrots & Fennel Salad
15. Grilled Fig Salad
Mixing fruits and veggies always makes veggie eating a delight. So here goes..
Recipe: Grilled Fig Salad
A very happy Thanksgiving to all my blog readers. May your hearts & homes be filled with love, laughter, & warmth. May you always be blessed with abundance of health, wealth, and gratitude.