Our Best Vegetarian Recipes: Tamale Pie, Protein Salad and More

Thinking about cutting back on meat? MOTHER's best vegetarian recipes are a great jumping-off point.


| January/February 1985


Something about food has a way of grabbing folks' attention. As soon as word got out around the office that we were doing a meatless mini-manual, various staffers began bringing in the recipes for their favorite vegetarian dishes.

So, in the spirit of sharing a good thing, here are some of MOTHER EARTH NEWS' best vegetarian recipes, gleaned from various kitchens and cookbooks.

Tamale Pie

Reprinted from "Laurel's Kitchen" by Laurel Robertson with permission from the publisher. 

This recipe is one of those staff-of-life dishes: Nutritionally, it's an excellent combination of ingredients that complement one another in proteins, and its rich, full flavor of beans and corn makes it a family favorite.

Group I: 

  • 2 cups of cooked pinto or kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • ½ cup of chopped onion
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup of sliced ripe olives
  • ½ cup of fresh corn
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup of chopped parsley
  • ½ cup of chopped celery

Group II: 





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