Serve up a vegetarian dinner that is full of protein when you copy these 9 recipes

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1. Lentil & chickpea soup
If you're on the lookout for a vegetarian main dish that's rich in protein and in flavor, you've come to the right place. This recipe combines chickpeas and two kinds of lentils in an Indian-inspired soup with just the right hint of spice. And it doesn't even take long to make. Get the full recipe here.
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2. Breakfast enchilada with ranchero sauce (h/t Little Spice Jar)
Who says you can't have breakfast for dinner? This recipe is packed full of protein from the spicy black beans. This dish is best described as the ultimate vegetarian comfort food--and it's absolutely healthy!
3. Lentil sloppy joes over spaghetti squash (h/t Ambitious Kitchen)
Lentils are an excellent source of protein and this recipe is chalk full of them! The best thing about lentils that they are a blank canvas as far as flavor is concerned. Fortunately, the spices in this dish really kick things up a notch. Your taste buds will definitely thank you!
4. Guacamole chickpea salad with cilantro avocado salad (h/t Always Order Dessert)
Avocado and chickpeas are two of the best sources of protein a vegetarian can have. This recipe merges the two favorites into one simple, yet tasty dish.
5. Spinach Burgers (h/t The Domestic Kitchen)
You simply can't go wrong with spinach burgers. They are high-protein yet incredibly delicious. The outside is crispy perfection so you can even skip the bun if you want to!
6.Vegan meatballs with spaghetti (h/t Vegan Heaven)
This bean-based recipe is just what you need if you are wanting to increase your protein intake. Flavorful and healthy--what more could you ask for? ​
7. Vegetarian chili (h/t Vegetarian Bodybuilding)
The secret protein-infused ingredient in this recipe is quinoa. Plus, you can toss in beans and lentils for even more. This savory chili recipe will definitely hit the spot during cold weather, too!
8. Smashed white bean, basil and avocado sandwich (h/t Pumpkin & Peanut Butter)
Some of the most protein-rich foods come together to make this decadent sandwich. Flavor is plentiful with each filling bite! ​
9. Quinoa veggie "fried rice" (h/t Damn Delicious)
This is the ultimate healthy form of "fried rice." Not only is it packed full of protein and other essential vitamins, but it's incredible taste will keep you coming back for more!
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