back to top
Food

25 Vegetarian Lunches That Aren't Another Boring Salad

Not a salad in sight.

Posted on

1. Caprese Sandwich with Parsley Pesto

Eat this baby cold or pop it into the toaster oven for some melty mozzarella goodness. Get the recipe.
Jessica In the Kitchen / Via jessicainthekitchen.com

Eat this baby cold or pop it into the toaster oven for some melty mozzarella goodness. Get the recipe.

2. Sweet Potato Noodle Stir-Fry

Whole and Heavenly Oven / Via wholeandheavenlyoven.com

Make a whole bunch of this 20-minute veggie stir-fry for dinner, then pack the extra for lunch. Get the recipe.

3. Ricotta Spinach Calzones

Kitschen Cat / Via kitschencat.com

You can make a big batch of these calzones at once and keep them in the freezer. Then, whenever you're craving a comforting lunch, pop it in the microwave. Get the recipe.

4. Lentil Tortilla Soup

Peas and Crayons / Via peasandcrayons.com

It's basically chicken tortilla soup and chili in one, and you can make this loaded stew in the slow cooker or on the stove. Get the recipe.

5. Cold Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles

Cook the noodles and prepare the peanut sesame sauce ahead of time. Then, dress your bowl when you're ready to chow down. Get the recipe.
Table For Two Blog / Via tablefortwoblog.com

Cook the noodles and prepare the peanut sesame sauce ahead of time. Then, dress your bowl when you're ready to chow down. Get the recipe.

6. Hummus and Avocado Toast

You can get creative and top this protein-packed toast with anything from cucumbers and tomato to tahini and pomegranate. Get the recipe.
Eating Bird Food / Via eatingbirdfood.com

You can get creative and top this protein-packed toast with anything from cucumbers and tomato to tahini and pomegranate. Get the recipe.

7. Roasted Chickpea Gyros

Live Eat Learn / Via liveeatlearn.com

These chickpeas are tossed with paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper, and then they're roasted until crispy. Get the recipe.

8. Spinach, Artichoke, and Goat Cheese Quiche

Foodie Crush / Via foodiecrush.com

Make this hearty vegetarian quiche at the beginning of the week, slice it up, and enjoy it all week. You can even freeze it for future lunches. Get the recipe.

9. Crispy Baked Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

All you need for these easy tacos is refried black beans, sweet potato puree, grated cheese, and tortillas. Then, you can dress it up with all your favorite Tex-Mex toppings like avocado and pico de gallo. Get the recipe.
She Likes Food / Via shelikesfood.com

All you need for these easy tacos is refried black beans, sweet potato puree, grated cheese, and tortillas. Then, you can dress it up with all your favorite Tex-Mex toppings like avocado and pico de gallo. Get the recipe.

10. Thai Peanut Wraps

Spiced Blog / Via spicedblog.com

Craving some crunch? This Thai-inspired wrap made with sliced veggies, cilantro, peanuts, and wonton strips is a far cry from your everyday sandwich. Get the recipe.

11. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Well Plated / Via wellplated.com

This vegetarian filling is made with tofu, cremini mushrooms, and water chestnuts, then it gets dressed with hoisin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Get the recipe.

12. Tortellini with Pesto and Roasted Veggies

Cooking Classy / Via cookingclassy.com

The grilled vegetables cancel out the carbs, right? Get the recipe.

13. Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl

The secret's in the sweet-and-tangy sauce, which is made with sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, chili-garlic sauce, and peanut butter. But heads up: You'll want to eat it on everything. Get the recipe.
Delish Knowledge

The secret's in the sweet-and-tangy sauce, which is made with sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, chili-garlic sauce, and peanut butter. But heads up: You'll want to eat it on everything. Get the recipe.

14. Buffalo Cauliflower Wrap

Stacey Homemaker / Via staceyhomemaker.com

Cauliflower gets a kick from flour, garlic powder, black pepper, and paprika. Then it's all battered in flour and coconut milk and baked until nice and crispy. Get the recipe.

15. Black Bean and Charred Corn Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Tex-Mex stuffed sweet potatoes can be made ahead of time and reheated for an easy weekday lunch. Get the recipe.
Sprinkle of Green / Via sprinkleofgreen.com

These Tex-Mex stuffed sweet potatoes can be made ahead of time and reheated for an easy weekday lunch. Get the recipe.

16. Harissa Portobello Mushroom "Tacos"

Pop these six-ingredient marinated mushrooms into a wrap, on top of a rice bowl, or in lettuce wraps to make better-for-you tacos. Get the recipe.
Healthy Nibbles and Bits / Via healthynibblesandbits.com

Pop these six-ingredient marinated mushrooms into a wrap, on top of a rice bowl, or in lettuce wraps to make better-for-you tacos. Get the recipe.

17. Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Host The Toast / Via hostthetoast.com

It's officially soup season. Take advantage with this Asian-inspired take on classic butternut squash. Make it on the stovetop in just 35 minutes or throw everything into the slow cooker for an effortless meal. Get the recipe.

18. Caramelized Wild Mushroom Pizza

What's Gabby Cooking / Via whatsgabycooking.com

Craving a lunch slice? Rather than opt for takeout, make a loaded veggie pizza like this caramelized mushroom version at the beginning of the week. Lunch on the go has never been easier. Get the recipe.

19. Butternut Squash Risotto

A perfectly appropriate fall lunch, all of your coworkers will be begging for a spoonful. Get the recipe.
Chef de Home / Via chefdehome.com

A perfectly appropriate fall lunch, all of your coworkers will be begging for a spoonful. Get the recipe.

20. Rainbow Veggie Spring Rolls

Motherhood In Stilettos / Via motherhoodinstilettos.com

You can use rice or quinoa and any of your favorite sliced veggies in these coloful rolls. Just don't forget the honey-sesame sauce for dunking. Get the recipe.

21. Thai-Style Quinoa Cakes

Fashionable Foods / Via fashionablefoods.com

You can make a big batch of these quinoa patties and store them in the freezer for when you're craving them. Get the recipe.

22. Cheesy Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

Fit Foodie Finds / Via fitfoodiefinds.com

Meal prep doesn't get much more delicious than this...or much easier. This 30-minute meal is a gift that keeps on giving. Get the recipe.

23. Falafel with Cucumber Noodles and Tzatziki Slaw

If you don't have the time to make the sauce from scratch, store-bought tzatziki or hummus should do the trick. Get the recipe.
Sheer Luxe / Via sheerluxe.com

If you don't have the time to make the sauce from scratch, store-bought tzatziki or hummus should do the trick. Get the recipe.

24. Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

This better-for-you twist on classic sesame chicken tastes just as indulgent. Pile it on cauliflower rice, quinoa, or regular rice for a filling meal. Get the recipe.
Connoisseurus Veg / Via connoisseurusveg.com

This better-for-you twist on classic sesame chicken tastes just as indulgent. Pile it on cauliflower rice, quinoa, or regular rice for a filling meal. Get the recipe.

25. Caprese-Stuffed Avocados

All you need is an avocado, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls and a drizzle of balsamic to make this simply genius lunch. Get the recipe.
Closet Cooking / Via closetcooking.com

All you need is an avocado, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls and a drizzle of balsamic to make this simply genius lunch. Get the recipe.

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right