Springtime Meatless Entrees

You won't have to heat up the kitchen for very long to enjoy these light springtime meals. Lots of vegetables and spices ensure you won't miss the meat.

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Gazpacho Sandwich to go
Gazpacho Sandwich to Go

    Perfect for summertime picnics, these sandwiches feature all the vegetables that make up gazpacho -- packed in a baguette.

Grilled Vegetable Salad

    Quinoa, a tiny grain from South America, teams up with barley, tofu, and summer vegetables to make this salad-meal.

Egg-Vegetable Salad Wraps

    Need an energy boost? High-protein eggs wrapped with crisp, refreshing veggies are the perfect solution. Enjoy these healthful sandwiches for lunch or a light supper.

Spicy Grilled Vegetable Couscous

    This meatless main dish has the tantalizing flavors of grilled vegetables mixed with the exotic notes of Asian chili paste, turmeric, and mint.

Baked Brie Strata

    Brie cheese, zucchini, and two kinds of tomatoes update this classic breakfast casserole.

Grilled Eggplant and Sweet Pepper Sandwiches

    Grills fire up when hot summer days shut down kitchens, and simple feasts, such as this Mediterranean stack of smoky eggplant and sweet peppers, are the rule.

Asparagus, Zucchini, and Yellow Pepper Frittata

    Packed full of colorful vegetables, this fresh-flavored, low-cal baked egg dish is perfect to serve for brunch, or anytime of the day.

Middle Eastern Salad Plate

    This dish is popular from Athens to Zanzibar. It's fast, easy to make, and high in fiber.

Mandarin Tofu Stir-Fry

    Tofu takes on the flavors you mix with it. In this case, a sweet-and-sour sauce does the trick.

Moo Shu Vegetable and Egg Crepes

    If there's ever a Chinese take-out Hall of Fame, this menu all-star would surely be in it. A speedy home-cooked rendition, expedited by a bottled sweet-and-sour sauce, delivers dinner in short order.

Open-Face Garden Sandwich

    Instead of sliced cheese, use shredded cheese -- it goes farther and will make it seem as if you're eating a really cheesy sandwich.

Corn and Tomato Bread Pudding

    The proof of a delicious dinner is in this pudding, a classic baked custard dessert reinvented as a savory main course. Cut cubes from only firm, day-old (or older) bread, as fresh bread is too soft to soak up all the milk and eggs and hold its shape.

Avocado-Vegetable Pitas

    A spicy filling of avocados, jalapenos, lemon juice, shredded carrot, and olives can be made ahead and spooned into pita rounds just before serving.

Mediterranean Alfredo Pizza

    This gourmet pizza, topped with a creamy Alfredo sauce, fresh spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, breaks all the rules -- who said that pizza has to be flavored with a tomato-based sauce?

No-Bake Tuna-Noodle Casserole

    Try this oh-so-easy variation of the classic dinner standby -- it only uses four ingredients and comes together in 20 minutes, start to finish!

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