10 High-Protein Vegetarian Meals That Show the Power of Plants

Spinach Curry:

Simmer chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and Indian spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander for a flavorful and protein-rich curry.

Tofu Stir-Fry:

Stir-fry tofu with a variety of vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, and snap peas in a savory sauce made from soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil


Toss cooked quinoa with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, bell peppers, red onions, cilantro, and a lime-cumin vinaigrette for a refreshing and protein-packed salad.

Vegetable Soup:

Make a hearty soup by simmering lentils with vegetables like carrots, celery, onions, and kale in vegetable broth.


Cook eggplant, chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and Moroccan spices like cumin, cinnamon, and paprika in a tagine or stew pot.

Sweet Potato Tacos:

Fill corn tortillas with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado slices, salsa, shredded lettuce, and cilantro for a satisfying and protein-packed taco.


Stuff cooked pasta shells with a mixture of ricotta cheese, spinach, garlic, and herbs, then bake with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese


Build a nourishing bowl with cooked quinoa or brown rice, roasted vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes, marinated and baked tempeh.

Vegetable Frittata:

Make a frittata using chickpea flour (also known as besan), mixed with vegetables like bell peppers, onions, spinach, and tomatoes.


Cook lentils and mushrooms with onions, garlic, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and Italian herbs like oregano and basil.


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