Veganism has become extremely popular over the past few years. People have started shifting to animal based products because of their inherent health benefits. Almond milk has now replaced milk, plant-based meat products have replaced meat provided by poultry and other animals.
However, some people found veganism to be too restrictive. That led to the introduction of a new cuisine, “flexitarianism”. People are called flexitarians when they are vegan most of the time, but tend to include meat in their diet occasionally. Flexitarianism is the way to go since it is not too restrictive and also comes with a lot of benefits.
Here is a list of Top 20 flexitarian dishes for you to try this year!
1 Summer Prawn and Noodle Salad
This delicious dish is ideal for every season. It is not only rich in protein, but also in taste and aesthetic. It can be eaten as a stand-alone meal or paired with another snack and a drink.
2 Eggplant Parmigiana
This delectable dish consists of layers of eggplant and cheese that melt right in your mouth. Not only this, it is also easy to cook and adds just the right amount of spice to eggplant. It is something that even anti-eggplant people enjoy.
3 Crunchy Fish Pie
This dish comes with a lovely texture and mild flavor, making it ideal for all age groups. With its extreme richness, it can be anyone’s go to comfort food, giving the much-needed respite from the humdrum of modern times.
The perfect definition of crisp on the outside and light on the inside, falafel is something that makes all that stress eating guilt-free and healthy! Pair it with hummus or yogurt and enjoy the meal.
5 Black-eyed Bean Sliders with Pico de Gallo
This dish adds a zing and a much-needed twist to traditional burgers. The pico de gallo,a salsa, adds an amazing texture to the burgers and makes them even more delicious!
6 Roasted Cauliflower & Mint Orecchiette
The hearty yet delicately shaped pasta makes an ideal partner for creamy roasted cauliflower combined with light, fresh herbs. This dish is rich in nutrients, making your meal guilt-free!
7 Black Sesame & Coconut Curry Bowl
Are you tired of eating coconut in the traditional style? Don’t worry; we have got you covered! The black sesame will definitely spice up the traditional coconut curry. Top with basil leaves to enhance the flavor.
8 Portobello-Black Bean Burgers with Corn Salsa
This dish is both healthy and tasty. It is easy to make, and the corn salsa adds a zing that makes it even more enjoyable. It is rich in potassium and fiber.
9 Zucchini with Basil & Tomatoes
This tasty dish gives a much-needed twist to zucchini. The basil and tomatoes enrich its flavor. It is easy to cook and gets ready within minutes.
10 Zoodle Bolognese
Zoodles serve as the perfect alternative to spaghetti. Pairing them with Bolognese sauce turns it into one scrumptious dish. Top it up with some parsley and you can enjoy it anytime!
11 Thai Chicken Meatball Salad
Are you bored of eating salads every day? This Thai Chicken Meatball Salad is just the twist you need! It is not only healthy, but the Thai Chicken makes it even more delectable.
12 Sweet Potato & Black Bean
This dish is extremely healthy. The vegan sweet potato combined with black beans is easy to cook and can be served in the form of burgers as well.
13 Crispy Gnocchi Pasta with Tomatoes & Leeks
This gnocchi is crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Plus, it leaves tiny bits in the pan, which adds a toasty flavor to the tomato and leek sauce. It is both healthy and easy to cook!
14 Green Shakshuka
Shakshuka is a breakfast staple in Northern Africa and Israel. This dish consists of spinach, herbs, and tomatoes. Dip whole wheat bread in it and enjoy!
15 Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole
Are you worried that a no-meat meal will leave you hungry and unsatisfied? Fret not! This hearty, vegetable-packed casserole with layers of salsa, tortillas, beans, veggies, and cheese will make sure you’re full.
16 Lemongrass Chicken Bahn Mi Bowls
Being a flexitarian, you have got to make those few times you eat meat count. This dish is a Bahn mi sandwich paired with chicken in the form of a bowl! Fancy and tasty, right?
17 Tempeh Sausage Stuffed Squash
This dish is a treat for the eyes as well as for the heart. It is also super easy to make. The tempeh adds a meat-like flavor to the dish, even though it is 100% vegan and gluten-free!
18 Coconut Lentils with Curried Root Vegetables
Rich in protein, and spices this dish get from its traditional Indian counterpart. It is delicious and easy to cook. Serve with bread for an enjoyable meal.
19 Salmon with a Maple Syrup Ginger Glaze
This easy to cook dish is perfect for the entire family. Be it the children or the elderly this dish can satisfy everyone’s cravings and it is also super healthy. It is extremely delicious and can be prepared within minutes!
20 Quinoa cashew stir-fry with Chilli & Lime Sauce
This simple stir-fried dish is light, yet rich with flavor and colo. The lime gives it an additional zing that goes along with the sweetness of the toasted cashews and crunchy vegetables.