Summery Vegetarian Raspberry Recipes that Even Meat Eaters will Love

by - Monday, June 24, 2019

What's the easiest switch you can make for the environment? Eat less meat!

On Mondays, we are exploring vegetarian meals for meat eaters. Cooking with seasonal vegetables can seem really limiting at first, but the possibilities are endless. And it is worth it. Just cutting one day of meat eating out of our diet can keep thousands of tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere a year. No seriously, it's that big a deal. Cutting down on fish (and only eating sustainable fish) can also help with our huge plastic problem, because plastic fishing nets are the largest source of plastic in our oceans. The production of fish and meat come at a huge environmental cost, and we are simply eating too much.

Plus, it's a great opportunity to have some new adventures and try new things. Just another way to take care of the planet AND make life a little bit better!

Summery Vegetarian Raspberry Recipes that Even Meat Eaters will Love

This is the happiest time of year at our house, because our yard is exploding with raspberries. This year our raspberry patch is bigger than ever, so we will definitely get our fill of raspberry snacks, popsicles, and treats. With so many, I am also thinking we should use them in our savory meals. It may not be the most common savory fruit, but at least here in the PNW, we see berries everywhere, so I knew it had to be possible.

Are you seeing a lot of berries at your home or market right now? You can totally use those for dinner without any meat! These are raspberry meals where no one will think a thing is missing. 
 Here are my favorite raspberry recipes. 
Summery Vegetarian Raspberry Recipes that Even Meat Eaters will Love

Summer chill attitudes and fresh berries means it must be time for brinner. You could do simple waffles or pancakes with raspberries, but I also think this peach and raspberry bowl from What Charlotte Baked looks really refreshing and delicious. We should do more simple bowls like these for dinner.

If you are looking for a yummy raspberry pastry for dinner, these raspberry crumb bars from A Dash of Megnut looks particularly delicious, but there are so many interesting scone, galette, and muffin recipes out there. Not the healthiest, but fun for a summer treat!

I wouldn't have guessed it a few years ago, but berries can be so delicious in salsa. Check out this raspberry corn salsa from Homegrown Provisions. You can throw a delicious salsa like this on chips or you could do them on some delicious vegetarian tacos (check out some of our favorite taco recipes here). To me, a colorful taco is perfect summer food.

Raspberries really don't cook that well, so there are lots of ideas for fresh and raw preparations, mostly in salads. SoFab Food's summery salad with kale, berries, and quinoa looks filling, simple, and so yummy. I would totally eat this.

I also love the idea of turning raspberries into salad dressing, because raspberries are so tangy that they would make a pretty yummy dressing (like this one from Little Broken). You could make a batch of this and do something different for the summer.

Sweet and Summery Vegetarian Raspberry Recipes that Even Meat Eaters will Love
Ok, I am inspired, so I have to go pick some berries. What is your favorite meatless meal you are eating this week?

Want more vegetarian recipes to try? Awesome! Adding more meatless meals to your diet is such a fun challenge and you can discover so many things you like. Check out this page for all of the Meatless Monday Recipe Round Ups!

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