7 Meatless Mains (+ What to Wash Them Down With)

January  4, 2015

The easiest way to make dinner feel special is to pair it with a great beverage -- whether a cocktail, a smoothie, or something more akin to dessert, a fancy libation punctuates any meal and enlivens an otherwise ordinary weeknight. 

No matter if you're a veteran vegetarian or you've resolved to cut back on meat in 2015, Meatless Monday will be undoubtedly more fun with a good drink in hand. Here are a few of our favorite meatless mains and what to wash them down with:

Farro Risotto with Caramelized Onions and Fennel + Shirley Temple Black

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Pasta with Breadcrumbs and Kale + Bubbly Manhattan



Wilted Escarole with Feta, Walnuts, and Honey + Negroni



Vegan Hoppin' John + Sweet Tea



Mushroom-Lentil Tacos with Tahini Yogurt Sauce + Old Fashioned



Spicy Eggplant Pasta + Gin Spritz



Buffalo-Style Quinoa Chili + Beer Float


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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

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Julie Myers

Written by: Julie Myers

Perpetually hungry. Will travel for food.