A collection of elegant meatless gourmet vegetarian dishes, including a full menu of vegetarian gourmet appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts, and gourmet vegan recipes, too.
If you're new to gourmet vegetarian cooking, a soup is a sage place to start. The ingredients are usually simple, the preparation easy, yet the end result is satisfying and sublime. Scroll through these gourmet vegetarian soups to find a palette-teasing starter for your gourmet meal:
3. Gourmet Breakfast and Brunch Ideas
4. Gourmet Salads
5. Gourmet Vegetarian Side Dishes
Kick up a regular sandwich by using artisan bread, fine imported cheese and fresh ingredients. Here's a few sandwiches and wraps to impress your gourmet vegetarian friends:
7. Entrees and Mains
As the centerpiece of your plate and meal, no part of a gourmet meal is more important than the entree. Use fresh ingredients as much as possible. Presentation always counts, so take the time to use fresh herbs to garnish, and drizzle a little extra sauce on the plate for a splash of color. Try one of these elegant meatless gourmet mains:
- Hot Italian peppers stuffed with herbed risotto and basil-lime sauce (pictured)
- Parmesan Pumpkin Dumplings
- Fresh Herbed Risotto with Sun-dried Tomatoes
- Almond and Feta Stuffed Artichokes
- Sun-dried Tomato Encrusted Gardein "Chicken"
- Butternut Squash and Pear Ravioli with Rosemary Sauce
- Poblano and Potato Stacked Tacos
- Chile and Anise Vegetarian Macaroni and Cheese
No gourmet meal is complete without a final act; an encore to the evening's celebration. Choose one of these gourmet vegetarian desserts and savor every bite; savor every moment:
Scroll through this collectiony vegetarian recipe imaginable. From exotic Asian curries, to all-American favorites and everything in between. If you're looking for a vegetarian (or vegan!) meal idea, check out these hundreds of vegetarian recipes.
Pictured: Baked stuffed acorn squash