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Lenten Food: 40 friendly recipe ideas

lenten food

What would Lent be without its lenten food?

The Lenten season is a time of reflection, nourishment, and discipline. These recipes celebrate these aspects of the season with simple yet flavorful takes on traditional recipes while keeping meat out of the equation.

We’ve rounded up 40 delicious, meat-free recipes that you can make this Lenten season.

Sandwiches (Lenten Food)

The Lenten season is the perfect time to try new recipes for your fasting-friendly meal plan. Sandwich recipes can be made in a variety of ways. Some are simple; some are complex. Here are a few ideas and recipes for sandwich ideas during lenten.

The perfect Smoked Salmon Bagel with Cream Cheese
This smoked salmon bagel recipe is so simple and easy to make it will become one of your go-to brunch recipes.
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Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese
Canned Salmon Salad Sandwiches
A quick, tasty and easy meal with Canned Salmon Salad for lunch and even dinner
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salmon salad sandwiches
Ciabatta Veggie Sandwich
The Ciabatta Veggie Sandwich, full of wonderful and healthy roasted veggies. The perfect sandwich!
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Ciabatta Veggie Sandwich
Tuna Salad Wrap
This easy tuna salad recipe makes the best tuna wraps or bread sandwiches!
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Easy Tuna Salad Wrap
Quick and Easy Salmon Melt Sandwich
This Quick and Easy Salmon Melt Sandwich with zesty lemon, mayo, cheese, and tomato is a fast and delicious lunch idea! Ready in 20 minutes.
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Salmon Melt
Crunchy Cabbage and Tuna Salad Sandwich
A delicious Crunchy Cabbage and Tuna Salad Sandwich quick and easy to make for a healthy lunch
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Tuna Cabbage Salad.

Appetizers and Snacks (Lenten Food)

Appetizers and snacks during lent shouldn’t be too fattening, but they still must taste good.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Avocado and Tomato Salad, a quick meal
Avocado and Tomato salad recipe is the perfect combination for the grilled shrimp. Chunks of avocado mixed with tomatoes, red onion, salt, pepper, grapeseed oil and a splash of lemon juice
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Grilled Shrimp and Avocado and Tomato Salad
Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
Crab-Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite dishes to serve as an appetizer when entertaining or even for a special dinner at home.
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Salmon Mini Quiches
Salmon Mini Quiches, quick appetizer for your entertaining needs, small bites to encourage kids to eat more seafood.
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Eggplant Pizza Recipe
Eggplant slices topped with a homemade chunky tomato sauce and cheese. These healthy bites are seasoned with Noubess Garlic and Herbs Seasoning and make the perfect eggplant pizza low carb meal or afternoon snack.
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Eggplant Pizza
Prawn Accras
Prawn Accras is made with fresh spices, a simple batter and fried in vegetable or canola oil. Simple, delicious and don’t forget to add your favorite dipping sauce
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Prawn Acras
Conch Fritters
Conch Fritters, a favorite Caribbean appetizer.
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conch fritters
Easy and Delicious Escovitch Recipe
Escovitch, a light meal to start the weekend. My pan fried version is made with fresh Red Snapper and fresh Cod (Scrod) fish and seared in butter with aromatic herbs and spices with a little touch of wonderful veggies.
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Escovitch

Lenten Food: 40 friendly recipe ideas

Salads and Veggies (Lenten Food)

Whether you are on a vegetarian/vegan diet or prefer eating meat, this one is for you. With just a few ingredients that are easy to find, these simple recipes prove that the Lenten season is not the time when you have to go without your favorite food.

Conch Salad with Watermelon or Pimentade de Lambi
Conch Salad with Watermelon or Pimentade de Lambi made fresh spices for a simple and delicious appetizer or side dish.
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Roasted Zucchini, Baby Bella Mushroom with Sun-dried Tomatoes
Roasted Zucchini, Baby Bella Mushroom with Sun-dried Tomatoes, a marvelous and tasty way to create a perfect side dish.
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Quick Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Salad
Chickpeas with dried cranberries, olives, red onions, and olive oil, a few drops of lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Simple, right! Just try it! Easy, simple and delicious! No more excuses for not cooking. Perfect with roasted chicken.
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Haitian – Salade Russe (Russian Salad)
Salade Russe, the Haitian version, made with potatoes, carrots, beets, green peas, spices and mayonnaise.
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Quick and Easy Chayote Salad
Crunchy chayote tossed in a vinaigrette to create a quick and easy salad. An easy and simple salad that will compliment your meal. Serve it with your favorite main course.
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Chayote Salad
Sautéed String Beans with Shiitake Mushroom
Sautéed String Beans with Shiitake Mushroom is quick and simple to make; it is the perfect blend of veggies for a side dish.
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Sautéed String Beans with Shiitake Mushroom
Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad
A refreshing and simple recipe for your favorit omeat roast or grilled chicken.
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Pineapple, Papaya, and Cucumber Salad
Lemon Cauliflower Rice
If you love rice you will absolutely adore this lemon cauliflower rice. It is a low-carb alternative to the more common steamed and sautéed versions.
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Lemon Cauliflower Rice

Pasta, Rice, and Grains (Lenten Food)

Yellow Rice with Dried Shrimp
The perfect rice dish to incorporate into your meal plan.
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Yellow rice with dried shrimp
Millet with Red Kidney Beans (Pitimi ak pois rouge)
Millet, Pitimi or Petit Mil with Red Kidney Beans can be cooked the same way as Rice with Red Kidney Beans. Millet a healthy grain has many great benefits.
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Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta with Spicy Marinara Sauce
Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta with Spicy Marinara Sauce
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How to cook pasta
A simple way to cook plain pasta noodles with garlic, olive oil or grape seed oil.
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Polenta or Cornmeal with Djon Djon
Polenta/Cornmeal with Djon Djon (Mais avec Djon Don) is cornmeal cooked in a spiced djon djon water. A delightful and tasty dish that can be enjoyed alone, with avocado, seafood or with a meat stew.
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Polenta or Cornmeal with Djon Djon, also called Mais avec Djon Djon.
Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress
Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress, a quick and easy 7-ingredient pasta dish that’s packed with great flavor.
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Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress
Tortellini tossed with Shrimp and Italian Green Beans
Tortellini tossed with Shrimp and Italian Green Beans, a full meal ready just under 30 minutes.
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Tortellini Pasta with Shrimp and Italian Green Beans

Fish and Seafood (Lenten Food)

Greek-Style Roasted Branzini
Greek-Style Roasted Branzini is perfect for a quick and healthy dinner any day during the week
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Greek Style Roasted Branzino
Easy Roasted Red Snapper
This Easy Roasted Red Snapper is marinated with Noubess Fish & Seafood Seasoning and stuffed with fresh herbs and lemon, and only takes 30 minutes in the oven. It’s a delicious and nutritious fish recipe.
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Roasted Whole Snapper
Conch with Cabbage Stew
Conch Meat with Cabbage Stew, a taste of the islands, conch meat cooked in a brine and stewed with a nice blend of veggies.
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Conch with Cabbage Stew
Herbed Roasted Salmon
Herbed Roasted Salmon, a healthy seafood dish full of bold flavors, aromatic and delightful when served with roasted vegetables.
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Mahi-Mahi with Garlic Chips
A Mahi-Mahi recipe -Thin slices of garlic cooked in olive oil and Noubess Fish and Seafood Seasoning add a tantalizing taste to this dish.
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mahi-mahi with garlic chips
Easy Spinach with Salted Fish
Spinach and salted fish is a dish from Ghana. It's often eaten for breakfast but also makes a tasty lunch or dinner.
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spinach with salted fish
Easy Cajun Fried Milkfish Recipe
Fried Milkfish, a simple dish full of flavors from Noubess Cajun Seasoning and Noubess Fish Seasoning.
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Fried Milkfish
Eggplant with Blue Crabs
Eggplant with Blue Crabs, a Haitian dish loved by many. Crab cooked in a mixture of eggplant, tomato and spices.
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Baked Chayote (Mirliton) Stuffed with Crabmeat
Baked Chayote (Mirliton) Stuffed with Crabmeat is made with cheese, herbs, and spices and crabmeat, a mouthwatering and very tasty dish. 
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Creole Court-Bouillon
The creole court-bouillon is a type of sauce prepared with tomato, fresh spices and fresh herbs to cook fish and is usually served with rice, potatoes, green plantain, yam or other root vegetables. Add a slice of avocado and you have a complete dish from the Caribbean.
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Easy and Simple Fried Fish
Craving seafood? This easy fried fish recipe is bursting with Caribbean flavors! Fresh fish gets marinated, dredged in flour, and fried to crispy perfection. Simple sauce and tips for splatter-free frying included.
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Fish and Seafood

Shopping for Food during Lent Season

Many of us will agree that during the Lent season, many food items are more expensive. Fish and Seafood start getting more expensive when we get closer to Good Friday. Costco, Bj’s, Sam’s Club, and Amazon may offer discounted food ingredients. Also, remember to look for deals and sales.

Looking for more ideas? Check our Recipe Index section.

Whether you’re looking for a new twist on your favorite recipe or want to try something new, we have many ideas to keep your taste buds happy and your belly full.

Enjoy a simple and guilt-free meal during this Lent season.

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