Fasting is a time of spiritual cleansing. Meat, eggs, fish and dairy products are prohibited during the entire fast, vegetable oil, thermally processed vegetables and fruits on some of its days. Despite these limitations, food should be balanced and satisfying. This article will describe the most delicious lean meals you can make with the ingredients available.

How to cook lean meals quickly and tasty


Radish: 100 grams

Cucumber: 100 grams

Kvass: 300 grams

green onion: 1 bundle

  • Servings: 4
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes

Lenten first courses

Based on the prohibitions in force during Lent, first courses can be divided into three types:

  • not thermally processed;
  • using vegetable oil;
  • without vegetable oil.

Everyone imposes restrictions on himself independently, based on the state of health and the recommendations of the attending physician.

On Wednesday and Friday, you must adhere to dry days - there are only raw vegetables and fruits. Kvass will become the basis for the first course these days. To make Lean Stew, you will need:

  • 100 grams of radish; 100 grams of cucumber;
  • 300 grams of bread kvass;
  • a bunch of green onions;
  • dill;
  • parsley;
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Cut the vegetables into cubes, chop the herbs, cover with kvass and season to your liking.

If you are allowed to use oil, then you can safely cook all the same dishes as on everyday days.

Lenten borsch 

In boiling water, toss the diced potatoes, finely grated celery, beets and carrots. Fry the mushrooms and onions separately for growing. oil. Send the mushrooms to the vegetable broth. First, dilute the tomato paste in a glass of warm boiled water, and only then send it to the pot with borscht. Season the dish with bay leaves, salt and pepper. Herbs and dried mushrooms can be used to enrich the flavor of oil-free dishes.

To make lean borscht you will need:

  • 3 liters of water;
  • 500 grams of champignons;
  • 1 beet;
  • 1 celery
  • 1 carrot;
  • 5 potatoes;
  • 1 onion;
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil;
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste;
  • Bay leaf;
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Lean soup

To make vegetable soup you will need:

  • 3 liters of water;
  • 3 potatoes;
  • 200 grams of cauliflower;
  • 1 carrot;
  • 1 onion;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 1 bell pepper;
  • 100 grams of asparagus;
  • turmeric;
  • salt and pepper.

Cut all vegetables into cubes and put them in boiling water. Season the soup with turmeric for a golden color, salt and pepper. Cook until cooked.

Delicious, quick lean second courses

Second courses are subdivided in the same way as the first. Below are 3 recipes for dry food, with and without vegetable oil. Vegetable salad with croutons.


  • 1 tomato;
  • 1 cucumber;
  • green onions;
  • 100 grams of Chinese cabbage;
  • dill; parsley;
  • 100 grams of lean bread.

For dressing, you will need 1 teaspoon of mustard: salt, pepper, juice of half a lemon.

Cut the tomato into slices, the cucumber into slices, tear the cabbage into small pieces with your hands, chop the herbs. Cut the bread into cubes and fry in a hot skillet. Mix all the ingredients of the dressing thoroughly and add to the vegetables. During a dry day, you can cook lean dishes quickly and at the same time deliciously, the main thing is not to forget to use dressings from lemon juice, balsamic, wine, apple cider vinegar, mustard, and also add bread to the dish.

Rice with vegetables 

  1. Fry 1 grated carrot, finely chopped onion, chopped 1 bell pepper in vegetable oil.
  2. Rinse thoroughly 200 grams of rice and send to vegetables.
  3. While stirring constantly, let the rice soak in the oil and vegetables, then cover with water 2 centimeters above the surface of the rice.

Season the dish with salt, pepper, turmeric, bay leaves.

Buckwheat porridge with mushrooms and onions

Pour 100 grams of dried mushrooms with 500 milliliters of water and boil for 30 minutes, then add one finely chopped onion, cook for another 10 minutes.

Rinse thoroughly 200 grams of buckwheat porridge and pour into the mushroom broth.

Cook over the lowest heat until the cereal is cooked.

Using the proposed recipes, you can prepare delicious lean dishes, diversify your table and balance your diet.