The best vegetarian dishes around the world

Wikipedia tells us that vegetarianism, or vegetarianism, is the diet that has as its principle stop eating any type of meat. A regime that gains adherents as the days go by and that, in many cases, goes beyond food to become a way of life in which respect for animals is above all.

If you are interested in this type of regime or if you simply want to reduce the consumption of meat in your diets, the best vegetarian dishes around the world They can serve as inspiration and help. Be that as it may, we hope you enjoy this gastronomic walk. Do we start with him?

Mac and cheese

Not everything in American cuisine is hamburgers and sandwiches, one of its most classic dishes is the Mac and cheese, a macaroni and cheese pudding tremendously popular for those lands. Behind this dish are the English settlers, who took this comforting dish full of flavor to the new world. Comfort food at its best.


Tender balls or pancakes made from humble and basic ingredients (chickpea, garlic, onion and cilantro), falafel is one of the tastiest recipes of vegetarian cuisine. Enclosed in pita bread and garnished with tomato and green leaves, it is how they are served in many of the Middle Eastern countries that dispute their origin.


The taboulé is a Middle Eastern cuisine salad, very healthy and light. It is made with couscous and finely chopped vegetables and vegetables. The choice of the latter varies depending on the area in which it is prepared, but tomatoes, peppers, etc. It is seasoned with lime and mint juice, which makes it very refreshing.

Mutabal or baba ghanoush

Eggplant is a vegetable very present in traditional Arabic cuisine. It is used as an ingredient in many elaborations or as the protagonist of dishes such as mutabal or baba ghanoush. A cream of nice and light texture that is served as an appetizer and that awakens the most insatiable of gulas.


The tzatziki is considered in Greece as a salad, although its appearance reminds us of a cream or dip and, therefore, we tend to consume it as an appetizer or sauce. Be that as it may, this dish made from cucumber, garlic and Greek yogurt is a real delicacy of the gods and one of the most refreshing recipes in this compilation. It's very fast and easy to prepare, so why don't you dare to check it out for yourself?


Greek cuisine is full of recipes suitable for vegetarians. Among the most popular, in addition to the tzatziki we have just seen, are the dolmades. Are some rice packets wrapped in grape leaves, a very original and tasty combination. You can also find stuffed meat, but we forget them for today.


As with falafel, the main ingredient of hummus is also chickpea, an element widely used in the kitchen of the entire Middle East. This cream is usually accompanied by pita bread, which is used as an edible spoon, and It is usually served as an appetizer. Supports multiple versions: pesto, beet, piquillo, avocado, etc.

Melanzane alla parmigiana

Of our Italian neighbors we highlight the eggplant parmesan or melanzane alla parmigiana. One of the classic dishes from southern Italy most popular internationally. It consists of a kind of vegetable lasagna, in which the eggplant serves as the pasta and is accompanied by a filling of natural tomato and Parmesan cheese.

Onion soup

Onion soup is considered native to France, but there are many countries that introduced it in their culinary repertoires so many centuries ago that they also consider it their own. In the beginning, this soup was considered a dish of the poor because of the humble ingredients. But nowadays It occupies an important and deserved place in French gastronomy.


Although in Spain we are very fond of meat and fish, we can also boast vegetarian dishes of great relevance. The gazpacho is one of them and, more specifically, the traditional Andalusian gazpacho. One of the summer star recipes, when the heats ask us light and refreshing food.

Spicy potatoes

We continue with Spain and we mention one of the most classic snacks in the country: the brave potatoes. These potatoes are the queens of tapas and there is no bar that does not include them in your letter. Making them at home is very simple, so, the next time you feel like it, encourage yourself to prepare them yourself.

Guacamole with tortilla chips

We cross the puddle with a stop in Mexico, where we find the guacamole, one of the most popular dishes or dishes on the planet. Deliciously soft and refreshing, it is a snack that costs nothing to prepare and that, served with tortilla chips or homemade nachos, constitutes a luxury snack on its own, although it can also be served as part of another dish.


Borsch, a traditional soup from Poland, is one of the jewels of its most traditional cuisine. This made from beets, hence its characteristic color, potato and other vegetables. It can be taken both hot and cold, the latter accompanied by sour cream. In any case it is an outstanding dish that is worth trying.

Spring rolls

Raise your hand who has never eaten some spring rolls. Traditional Chinese cuisine, if you have not tried them before you are already taking time to do so. Juicy and tasty vegetables seasoned with soy sauce and broth are what are hidden inside these packages of wheat or rice pasta. A classic among classics.

This is our personal collection. We show you the 14 best vegetarian dishes around the world, But are not the only ones. Therefore, we would love you to let us know your favorite vegetarian recipes through the comments section and thus increase this list in order to benefit all equally.

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