Yes, turkey is the most well-known dish on the Thanksgiving table, but that doesn't mean that vegetarians should feel left out of the biggest feast of the year. Try out some of these vegetarian-friendly dishes to shake things up.
Meatless Thanksgiving Main Dish Alternatives
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans
Acorn squash’s natural shape makes it just right for stuffing. The Mediterranean-inspired filling has olives, tomato paste, white beans and Parmesan cheese, making it a delicious vegetarian option for Thanksgiving.
Get the recipe: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans
Wheat Berry Salad With Tuscan Kale And Butternut Squash
This lovely autumn salad will be a hit for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. Any wheat berry will work well here, but larger varieties will take longer to cook.
Get the recipe: Wheat Berry Salad with Tuscan Kale and Butternut Squash
Barley-And-Spinach Salad With Tofu Dressing
This salad is incredibly satisfying, thanks to the fiber-rich barley with spinach and mushrooms. Crumbled firm tofu in the sherry vinegar dressing adds extra protein, so vegetarian guests won't be hungry.
Get the recipe: Barley-And-Spinach Salad With Tofu Dressing
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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and of course, the task at hand is to plan the menu. One issue usually plagues the chef: the vegetarian.
Choosing main dish, meatless alternatives to the traditional, classic, mouth-watering turkey is tricky. What to choose? How to prepare? Where to begin?
We have a few tips to point you in the right direction. Even better? We know the vegetarian attendees will give you two enthusiastic thumbs up.
Check out the slideshow above to flip through some of our top recommendations!