The 5 Best Vegetable CookbooksJump to Recipe
All of these cookbooks highlight the fresh plants of the season and get you excited to eat your veggies. Not all the books are vegetarian cookbooks, but they offer vegetable forward dishes.
By far, my favorite way to cook is from a cookbook. When something has to be printed you know the chef double checked and recheck the recipe to make sure it’s good. I’m also such a sucker for a well designed cookbook. I keep them on display in my dining room. And as a graphic designer, I can really appreciate the work that goes into creating a book of your own. I always joke that my dream is to create my own cookbook. Now I just need to work on my cooking skills.
These are my top 5 cookbooks to eat more veggies.
If you are looking to get an understanding of vegetables, this is your book. I love how she breaks down the section by vegetables. So based on what you have in the garden or what you have in your fridge you can build a whole meal around it.
This book really made me learn the importance of cooking with the seasons. Six Season is one of the top rated cookbooks and it is for good reason. There are a variety of recipe types and you can really find something for everyone. All I have to say is, make the smashed potatoes.
I wanted to “Julie and Julia” this book because every single recipe looks amazing. I love that they are simple ingredients turned into amazing dishes. You do need to make your own pasta in this book, so be prepared. It is definitely extra effort, but totally worth it. It is such a fun things to do with a group of friends or family. Honestly every recipe in this book has been amazing so far, so I don't think I could pick a favorite.
The Vegetable: Recipes That Celebrate Nature
I got this book as a gift 4 years ago and it was the first book to make me excited about cooking. It showed me how to make vegetable dishes that taste amazing. I often make 2 or 3 of these sites together and do a sharing style dinner. The stuffed jalapeños and grilled asparagus are 2 recipes that I go back to over and over.
The Modern Cooks Year
This was one I borrow and I immediately wanted to buy afterward. This cookbook is packed with different vegetable recipes that you could cook throughout the year. My favorite section in this book was how she broke down all the components of a good salad. It made it so easy to whip up a salad with what you've got. That section is worth it enough to get this cookbook.
There are many more cookbooks I love, but these are the 5 that any home cook would love to have in their collection.