Here's a vegetarian meal plan for the upcoming week, full of easy weeknight dinners that can mostly be ready in 30 minutes or less.
TUESDAY: BBQ Lentil Sloppy Joes
WEDNESDAY: Quinoa Zucchini Salad with Tomatoes
FRIDAY: Roasted Potato Lentil Salad
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M O N D A Y
Eggplant Parmesan Casserole with Pesto
This summer Italian Eggplant Parmesan Casserole (aka Eggplant Parmigiana) takes eggplant slices coated in pesto, grated mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese, and layers them lasagna-style with a fabulous roasted tomato - red pepper sauce you'll want to use for everything.
T U E S D A Y
BBQ Lentil Sloppy Joes
These vegetarian Sloppy Joes are made with green lentils, peppers, tomatoes, spices and BBQ sauce for a fantastic, easy weeknight dinner that will make the whole family happy. Instructions are for making this meal in the slow cooker or instant pot!
W E D N E S D A Y
Quinoa Zucchini Salad with Tomatoes
This quick zucchini quinoa salad is a great option for a vegan main meal or side dish that gets to the table in under 20 minutes if you have cooked quinoa already on hand. You just need zucchini, tomatoes, fresh dill and lemon.
T H U R S D A Y
Easy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (with Roasted Red Bell Peppers)
Got tomatoes? Then you must make this easy homemade roasted tomato basil soup to celebrate summer. Roasted tomatoes, onions and red peppers create an incredibly rich flavor that far surpasses anything in a can.
And serve it with the below grilled cheese sandwich.
F R I D A Y
Roasted Potato Lentil Salad
This entrée-worthy roasted potato salad without mayo is mixed with lentils, and red onion. It's all tossed in a yogurt-soft cheese-dill dressing (no mayonnaise!). Perfect for any pot luck BBQ this summer! (The photo also includes roasted salmon, that I added to a small dish for the omnivores at the table.)