5 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes Using Natural Food Products


Thanksgiving is a time for people to come together and express gratitude for the blessings in their lives, particularly the harvest and the abundance of the preceding year. The celebration typically revolves around uniting with family and, of course, feasting.

In this blog, we will talk about vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner ideas that are rich and fulfilling and promote healthy eating.

So without further adieu, here are five delightful vegetarian meals for your Thanksgiving Dinner that are made using natural ingredients.

Lentil soup

A protein-rich, healthy, and delicious lentil soup, that will surely leave you wanting for more. 


  • 1 cup washed and drained lentils
  • 1 onion, diced 
  • 2 carrots, diced 
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • one bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • Olive oil for sautéing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 


  • In a large pot heat oil and sauté the diced onion, carrots, and celery until softened, about 5 minutes. 
  • Cook for another minute after adding the minced garlic. Now add the lentils, diced tomatoes (with juices), ground cumin, turmeric powder, salt, and pepper. 
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn it down low. Allow the soup to simmer for about 25-30 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked.
  • Garnish with some pumpkin seeds and white sesame seeds. Serve hot!

This rich, savory lentil soup is ideal for a soothing supper, especially during the winter months. Feel free to change the spices and vegetables to suit your tastes.

Paneer Tikka 

This restaurant-style Paneer Tikka is a famous and delectable tandoori snack in which paneer (Indian cottage cheese cubes) is marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, skewered, and baked.


  • 200 and 250 g cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions (or 1 medium onion)
  • 1/2 chopped capsicum or 1 small to medium green, yellow, or red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder 
  • 3 teaspoons coriander and ajwain seeds (toasted and powdered) 
  • 200 g hung curd (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon optional black pepper powder (ground black pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon optional black salt


  • To prepare the paneer tikka marinade, in a bowl whisk all the herbs, gram flour, and salt, and apply all over the cubed paneer.
  • Then preheat the oven to 230 or 240 degrees centigrade (464 degrees Fahrenheit) for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil or parchment paper. Stick a skewer onto some paneer, onion, and capsicum and arrange them on a tray. 
  • Brush some oil all over the veggies and paneer cubes.
  • Place the tray on the top rack of the oven. 
  • Grill the paneer tikka for 7 to 10 minutes at 230 or 240 degrees centigrade or 464 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Then remove and turn the skewers.
  • Once the coating of herbs has caramelized, it’s ready to be served!

Overcooking the paneer causes it to become rubbery, dry, and hard. The paneer should be soft, well-cooked, and juicy. Before grilling the paneer tikka, brush it with the remaining marinade. You can use the leftover marinade in the sauce if you’re creating paneer tikka masala. To make the recipe vegan, add soy chunks. 

Stuffed Mushrooms 

This creative and delicious way to make mushrooms is our favorite! With simplicity and great flavors, you can enjoy the classic portobello mushrooms with your regular Thanksgiving meal. 

This also helps make the delicious Thanksgiving lunch or dinner a low-calorie meal. 


  • 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 teaspoon of roasted and powdered black sesame seeds 
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  • Arrange the cleaned mushrooms on a baking sheet and coat it with some oil. 
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, spinach, tomatoes, black sesame seeds, and spices. Fill the mushroom caps halfway with the mixture and top with mozzarella.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft and the cheese has melted.
  • Once cool, enjoy your mushrooms with some delicious orange and cranberry sauce! 

Spiced Brussels sprouts 

These are the best and healthiest alternatives to something heavy like buttery corn in a Thanksgiving meal. Not only are they crunchy but packed with flavor too! 


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) 
  • Combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl 
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until crisp
  • Simmer balsamic vinegar, sugar, and maple syrup in a small pot until thickened 
  • Before serving, drizzle over the roasted sprouts

Mango Mousse

Mango mousse is a creamy dessert that is ideal for special events or last-minute sweet desires. This eggless mango mousse recipe is simple to create from scratch and requires no cooking. In only 10 minutes, you can make a batch of deliciously fresh and fruity mango mousse by following these step-by-step directions


  • 2 mangoes – sweet, ripe & medium-sized or 1.5 cups chopped
  • 120 ml light cream (25% to 35% fat) or whipping cream
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • Mint leaves 


  • Blend the mangoes in a blender.
  • You can add sugar at this point. 
  • Blend until smooth and finely pureed.
  • Serve chilled and garnish with mint  

When combining dairy products, use only sweet-tasting mangoes. Avoid mangoes that are tangy or sour-sweet 

The Last Bite 

Natural ingredients are essential in enhancing the essence of a Thanksgiving dinner. These nutritious ingredients add fresh flavors, colorful textures, and a variety of health advantages to Thanksgiving recipes.

Fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, spices, and whole grains are high in natural goodness, and their innate freshness enhances the meal. 

They not only add depth and complexity to meals, but they also assure a nutrient-dense feast that is good for everyone. 

Using natural products encourages culinary innovation, resulting in different and innovative Thanksgiving recipes that tantalize taste senses and accommodate a variety of dietary preferences. 

So, hope you have an amazing and delicious holiday with friends and family! Happy Thanksgiving! 

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