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10 Meat-Free Dishes to Try This Lenten Season

February 26, 2020

With Lent just around the corner, it’s helpful to have easy meat-free recipes in your back pocket. If you’re hoping to switch things up and venture outside of the traditional fish sandwich this year, look no further. We’ve compiled our top 10 favorite Lent-friendly recipes that are sure to satisfy your family and may even become staple meals in your household all year round. 

Swordfish Piccata

When it comes to fish entrees, a classic piccata is always a household favorite. From prep to completion, this dish only takes 25 minutes to make but has restaurant-quality flavor and presentation. As an added bonus — this recipe provides a myriad of health benefits. It contains almost no carbohydrates and is packed with amino acids and omega 3 fatty acids. 

Beer Battered Fish Fry 

You can’t go through a whole Lenten season without good ol’ fried fish. If you’re looking to prepare this classic fish fry in your own kitchen, this recipe has everything you need to know. You can serve this dish alongside fries, chips, malt vinegar or tartar sauce. Whichever you choose is sure to be a hit with the family! 

Fresh Citrus Roasted Salmon 

With Lent and citrus season overlapping, it could not be a better time to try out our fresh citrus roasted salmon recipe. Topped with slices of lemons and blood oranges, this meal is full of fresh and bright flavors that beautifully complement the fresh salmon. 

Garlic Lemon Butter Tilapia 

This recipe will make a great addition this season as it’s inexpensive and easy to prepare. With most of the ingredients likely sitting in your pantry already, you’ll be able to whip up this fish entree in no time! 

Avocado Serrano Spicy Shrimp Tacos

You can never go wrong with a taco night when you’re in a dinner time rut and these shrimp tacos topped with Tattoo’s Avocado Serrano Sauce are bursting with flavor. If a little spice is something you like, this taco recipe is perfect for satisfying that extra kick you crave. 

Garlic Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables with Ohio City Pasta 

Shrimp and pasta always make a delicious combo, especially when using Ohio City Pasta. Paired with grilled veggies from the Heinen’s Prepared Foods case, this meal has a little bit of everything to make a quick dinner that you won’t need to overthink. 

Spicy Harissa Shrimp with Asparagus 

With fresh shrimp and asparagus coated in Mina’s traditional Cambodian Harissa sauce, this one-skillet dish is the perfect healthy meal to add some spice to your dinner routine. 

Golden Cauliflower Bowls with Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

If plant-based is the route you wish to take this Lenten season, this golden cauliflower bowl is the perfect dish to satisfy your cravings and keep you full. Rich with protein and full of fresh flavors and warm spices, this plant-based bowl is the perfect vegan dish to add to your repertoire. 

Stir-Fry Vegetable Rice Bowl 

Another great go-to when looking for plant-based options is stir fry. This simple but bright and colorful dish combines fresh veggies with a sweet soy sauce that can be prepared in minutes. 

Tortelloni with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce 

Pasta is a must-have no matter the time of year. This Tortelloni with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce is the perfect meal whether you’re cooking for kids or your significant other. To save time, use Heinen’s Organic Italian Herb Pasta Sauce as the base and add cream cheese and heavy cream to create a velvety sauce that is simply irresistible.

By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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