The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Best-Selling vegetarian cookbook destined to become a classic.

Everyone knows they should eat more vegetables and grains, but that prospect can be intimidating with recipes that are often too complicated for everyday meals or lacking in fresh appeal or flavor. For the first time ever, the test kitchen has devoted its considerable resources to creating a vegetarian cookbook for the way we want to eat today. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook is a wide-ranging collection of boldly flavorful vegetarian recipes covering hearty vegetable mains, rice and grains, beans and soy as well as soups, appetizers, snacks, and salads.

More than 300 recipes are fast (start to finish in 45 minutes or less), 500 are gluten-free, and 250 are vegan and are all highlighted with icons on the pages. The book contains stunning color photography throughout that shows the appeal of these veggie-packed dishes. In addition, almost 500 color photos illustrate vegetable prep and tricky techniques as well as key steps within recipes.




“The recipes are so darn good and versatile that you'll forget they are meat free.” —the Washington Post

Our goal with this book was to develop foolproof recipes for all kinds of cooks—whether you’re a committed vegetarian or simply trying to steer your diet in a healthier direction and want recipes that are more than glorified side dishes. The result is a fresh approach to vegetarian cooking that offers inventive, kitchen-tested strategies to build bold flavor using simple techniques and a host of readily available ingredients.

  • Vegan, gluten-free, and fast recipes are tagged for easy reference
  • 'Why This Recipe Works' precedes every recipe, and we include substitutions wherever possible that will make the recipe vegan or gluten-free
  • 200 color recipe photos show you how the final dish will look
  • 500 step-by-step photos walk you through vegetable prep and tricky techniques
  • Core Recipe Pages cover simple but essential recipes for cooking rice and grains, basic egg dishes, making pesto, and simple tomato sauces