The Vegetarian Kitchen: Must-Have Pantry Basics

Stocking your kitchen with these meatless staples will make impromptu meals easier.

While a good shopping list is the key to a quick and painless trip to the supermarket, a well-stocked pantry is the best way to ensure you’ll have everything you need to cook once you get home. Our Healthy Pantry includes many of the ingredients you need to prepare a healthy, meatless meal any night of the week.

Canned & Bottled Goods

Broth: vegetable, “no-chicken” and mushroom
“Lite” coconut milk
Tomatoes, tomato paste
Beans: black, cannellini, kidney, pinto, great northern, chickpeas, lentils
Wine: red, white or nonalcoholic
Sherry, dry

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