For reasons of health, conscience and/or environmental concerns, many people are eating less meat these days and increasingly they are even opting to go fully vegetarian or vegan. This is creating greater numbers of veg couples who find themselves facing the challenge of planning acceptable meatless menus for their wedding receptions.
Some guests will no doubt wrinkle their noses at the very notion of a vegetarian reception meal, imagining a slight offering of carrot sticks and broccoli florets with ranch dressing. The reality, of course, is that vegetarian dishes can be exceptionally delicious and satisfying. If you are planning to have a veg reception or just want to know about the possibilities, we’re here to get you started. Check out these delicious vegetarian wedding reception entrees that are sure to be crowd pleasers.
Whether it is Creamy Tomato Lasagna Florentine or a Creamy Dill sauce, choose some hearty pasta noodles and have some homemade garlic cheese bread on hand with fresh herbs to complete this main course.
Leek and Brie Bruschetta
If tasty finger food or hot open sandwiches are on your menu, consider this delicious and healthy option. Guests will be able to enjoy a nibble sized version if you use baguettes or a larger option with different bread bases.
Crisp tomatoes, decadent cheese selections and fresh basil all come together in this signature pizza. Enjoy some thin crust crispy options to keep calories down.
Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries
This is a tasty option for a more casual event or backyard BBQ style reception. These mushroom burgers can be trimmed with all the traditional carnivore trimmings. Consider slathering on some BBQ sauce and melting some cheese in the same manner you would prepare beef burgers.
BBQ Eggplant and Roasted Veggies
Make a delicious dish layering BBQ sauce, egg plant and grated Asiago cheese. Repeat the layers and bake in oven or on BBQ covered with tinfoil. The resulting casserole is rich and satisfying. Top off with some cookie sheets of roasted veggies tossed in olive oil and with some sea salt and cracked pepper. Great choices include: sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions, carrots, yams, turnips, parsnip and garlic cloves.
Fresh Fruit Entree
Nothing looks healthier and more enticing than a carefully arranged display of exotic fruit. Fresh papaya, pineapple, melons and berries offer excellent energy packed snacks. High in Vitamin C and antioxidants, what better way to help your guests’ power through the dance floor? Incorporate some yogurt dips, whip cream and why not throw in a chocolate fountain for good measure?
Zucchini Cakes with Lemon Creamed Spinach and Slow-Roasted Tomatoes
These tasty morsels can make their appearance as finger food or be an appetizer or accompany the main course.
Delicious Indian Dishes
Garlic Nan bread with a spicy or hot curry can keep your guests warm and cozy. Paneer tikka appetizers pair well with okra and pumpkin curries. Stuffed Kashmiri potatoes consist of tiny new potatoes stuffed with savory veggie bits, dried fruits and cheese covered in a cream cashew sauce. Your guests will be raving about your fare; don’t be surprised when your carnivore friends change their order at the last minute.
Strawberry Vodka Dessert
If you want a version of strawberry cake without the calories but all the satisfaction; consider this recipe. Soak whole strawberries in vodka for 24 hours. Pat berries dry. Next, dip them in a yogurt dip or whipped cream. Sprinkle on some granulated sugar and pop into a mini cupcake paper for serving and you’re all set.
These suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg lettuce when it comes to tasty vegetarian offerings. If Table Decor and More is handling your wedding catering as part of our all-inclusive wedding packages, you can look forward to having many delicious options to choose from.
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