4 Delicious Meat-Free Recipes for Good Friday

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As Good Friday approaches, many people choose to abstain from eating meat as a symbol of penance and reflection. Whether you are observing this tradition or simply looking for tasty meat-free meals, we have got you covered. These four recipes are perfect for starting your Easter weekend on a delicious note. Plus, with the right cookware such as our high-quality frying pans and grill pans, cooking these meals will be a breeze.  Let us have a closer look at these flavourful dishes!


1. Grilled Vegetable and Halloumi Skewers

Grilled Vegetable and Halloumi Skewers


  • 1 block of halloumi cheese, cut into cubes
  • Assorted vegetables (such as bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and mushrooms), chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning



  1. Preheat your grill pan over medium heat.
  2. Thread the halloumi cubes and chopped vegetables onto the skewers, alternating between the two.
  3. Brush the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the skewers on the grill pan and cook for 8–10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, and the halloumi is golden brown.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

Cooking Tip: To prevent the halloumi from sticking to the grill pan, make sure it is well-oiled before placing the skewers on it.

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2. Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells


  • 1 box of jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups of ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup of chopped spinach, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce



  1. Cook the pasta shells according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, chopped spinach, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Stuff each cooked shell with the ricotta mixture and place them in a baking dish.
  5. Pour the marinara sauce over the stuffed shells.
  6. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25–30 minutes, or until the shells are heated through, and the sauce is bubbly.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

Cooking Tip: Use a deep-frying pan or baking dish that is oven-safe for this recipe.


3. Vegetarian Pad Thai

Vegetarian Pad Thai


  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup of bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts
  • Lime wedges, for serving


For the sauce

  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)

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  1. Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, lime juice, and Sriracha sauce to make the sauce.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the sliced bell pepper and julienned carrot to the pan. Cook for 3–4 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  5. Add the cooked rice noodles, bean sprouts, green onions, and sauce to the pan. Toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
  6. Remove from heat and sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.
  7. Serve hot with lime wedges for squeezing over the noodles.

Cooking Tip: A large frying pan or wok works best for stir-frying noodles.


4. Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze


  • 3 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Balsamic glaze



  1. Arrange the tomato slices, mozzarella slices, and fresh basil leaves on a serving platter.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Drizzle balsamic glaze over the salad.
  4. Serve immediately as a refreshing and light starter or side dish.

Cooking Tip: Serve this salad in our elegant glass meal prep containers for a beautiful presentation.

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The Final Word

With these delectable meat-free recipes, you can kick off your Good Friday and Easter weekend with a satisfying feast. Our quality cookware, including frying pans, deep-frying pans, and grill pans, will help you cook these dishes to perfection. Whether you are grilling vegetables, baking stuffed shells, stir-frying noodles, or assembling a fresh salad, these recipes are sure to please your taste buds. Wishing you a blessed and delicious Easter season!

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