Lenten menu during Lent

During the year, the Orthodox believers should meet the following four multi-day fasting, among which the most important and the most stringent is Lent. In 2012, he will start from February 27 and will last until Easter.

During Lent the faithful in the diet should be only Lenten food. Therefore, people who want to first honor this tradition, want to know which products can be used in the post, and what dishes can be prepared.

The food in Lent

During the fast food should be non-animal origin. So you can not eat meat, fish, eggs, butter, milk and milk products. Only on Palm Sunday and Annunciation allowed to eat fish and seafood.

In addition, Lenten menu during Lent exclude from the diet of white bread, pastry, candy and mayonnaise. In fact, during this period it is not advisable to use any treats even made vegetable-based.

There is a ban on alcohol and smoking. In days like Monday, Wednesday and Friday, can not be added to food oil.

So, what to eat, when you fast? It's safe to say that the foundation of this menu should be plant products. It - fruits, dried fruits, vegetables, root crops and legumes. Also, these days you can eat all kinds of meats, nuts, mushrooms and cereals. From pastry allowed black and brown bread, crackers and drying. Coffee lovers should refrain from this drink, the best drink is tea, fruit drinks, herbal teas and jellies.

At first glance it may seem that the post rather imposes greater restrictions in Prima food, in fact range of dishes that can be consumed - is very wide. Lenten menu, the recipes of which are recommended in this article will help you to organize your meals in the days of Lent. During this period, the food, of course, should be simple, but the ban on its diversity - does not exist!

What and how to cook in the post?

To power in the post did not look any irritating diet, and led to humility, peace and understanding of life, offers recipes for meatless dishes based on old Russian tradition with the addition of modern culinary art. Products used for them - are tasty and easy to prepare. So fast with pleasure!

In order to post your menu was varied, we suggest the following tips:

  • when preparing salads combine fresh vegetables with all sorts of blanks - salted, pickled, frozen, as well as with rice or other grains;
  • boiled cereal water only and without oil. And to improve the taste, the finished pudding can be poured jelly, put the frozen berries, dried fruit, honey and nuts. Cook porridge of various cereals;
  • when cooking meatless soups important is proper cooking of vegetables: they all have to be ready at the same time;
  • The basis of this menu are vegetables. They can be combined with cereals and flour products. Do not be afraid to experiment, for example, are very tasty pancakes made from unleavened dough stuffed with fried onions and carrots;
  • do not forget about baking, simple dough exclude eggs, milk is replaced by water, butter - margarine or vegetable oil. So you can prepare any dough - fresh yeast, shortbread.

Meatless dishes do not require expensive products, they are tasty and easy to prepare. Here, try:

 Lenten menu recipes

Vinaigrette with sea kale

This is not only a favorite snack of all, it can be used as a garnish and as a separate dish, which is simply indispensable in the menu of man, to observe the fast.


  • canned sea cabbage - 100 g,
  • pickled cabbage - 100 g,
  • carrots - 1 pcs.
  • Potatoes - 5 pcs.
  • beetroot - 1 pcs.
  • pickles - 1 pcs.
  • Bow-turnip - 1 pc.,
  • canned green peas,
  • vegetable oil, salt - to taste.


Carrots, potatoes and beets cook, cool and cut into cubes. Marine and chop sauerkraut and add to vegetables. There also send green peas and chopped onions. All the salt, add the vegetable oil and stir.

Simple salad

This salad is very simple to prepare, but its taste nice hit.


  • pickles - 1 pcs.
  • fresh tomatoes - 1 pc.,
  • red onion - 1 pc.,
  • greens - 1 bunch.

For the filling:

  • mustard - 0, 5 tsp.
  • vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons,
  • salt, black and red pepper - to taste.


It's very simple: all the listed ingredients chop, stir and season.

Tomato salad with buckwheat

The successful combination of tomatoes and buckwheat makes this salad a tasty and satisfying.


  • ready buckwheat - 4 tablespoons (50-60 g)
  • tomatoes - 1 pc. (150-100 g)
  • Chinese cabbage - '30

For the filling:

  • vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons,
  • 3% vinegar - 1 teaspoon,
  • salt - 1/5 teaspoon.


Cook crumbly buckwheat. Cool to a temperature that you want. Chinese cabbage to tear by hand. Dice tomatoes. Mix the cabbage, tomatoes and boiled buckwheat. If you wish, you can add finely chopped onion and sweet pepper. Pour the sauce, add salt to taste.

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Borsch with prunes

This soup is prepared without meat, but it is - a hearty and delicious.


  • 3 liters of water,
  • large beets - 1 pcs.
  • Chinese cabbage - 100 g,
  • Potatoes - 4 pcs.
  • carrots - 1 pcs.
  • Bow-turnip - 1 pcs.
  • Prunes - 100g
  • tomato paste - 1 tsp
  • Lemon - ½ pcs.
  • Garlic - 1 clove,
  • Salt - to taste
  • Dried basil - to taste
  • greens - to taste
  • bay leaf - 1 leaf.

Note: who does not like cabbage, you can take cabbage.


Grate the beets on a coarse grater. Put in a pan, add the lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of water and tomato paste. Simmer it all for 15 minutes. At this time, shredded cabbage, potatoes cut into cubes, grate carrots and chop the onion. In a saucepan pour water and boil. Lower back cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions. Add bay leaf and salt. All this boil for 15 minutes. Having washed, chopped prunes. In boiling vegetables to put prunes, braised beets and basil. Cook for another 15 minutes. Soup is ready. Add a crushed garlic and herbs. Give borscht infuse for 10 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

Pea soup

This soup - lean. But despite this, he tries it, will be satisfied, because it is delicious and hearty.


  • peas - 100 g
  • Potatoes - 3 pcs.
  • carrots - 1 pcs.
  • Bow-turnip - 1 pcs.
  • tomato sauce - 1 tablespoon
  • pepper, bay leaf, salt,
  • coriander, garlic - to taste.


Soaked peas washed and put to boil until soft. Then add the potatoes. Saute carrots, onions, add chopped garlic. Put the tomato sauce and seasonings. Mix well, season with salt. Sauteed vegetables to shift into the soup, stir. Soup with salt and cook for 10 minutes. Serve it hot, garnished with croutons.

Fish soup with seafood

This soup of fish and seafood on the Italian recipe - very unusual and delicious. In those days of fasting, when allowed to eat fish, it is perfect for the breakfast meal.


  • water - 1 liter
  • Fish - 500 g,
  • seafood mix - 500 g,
  • Tomatoes - 1 pcs.
  • tomato paste - 1 tablespoon
  • celery stalk - 1 pcs.
  • Lemon - 1 pc.,
  • Garlic - 3 cloves,
  • Salt - to taste
  • Parsley - beam
  • dried herbs (oregano, basil, thyme, etc.).


Boil the broth from the fish. Finely chop the garlic and celery and fry. Add to the seafood mix and simmer for another five minutes. Tomatoes are scalded with boiling water and remove the skin from them, make them into mashed potatoes, which together with the tomato paste to put in a roasting pan. All this is put out for another 5 minutes. The fish from the broth to get it, remove the bones and to cut into small pieces. In the boiling broth add the roast and fish. Season with salt. Cook for 10 minutes. The soup is ready, add the lemon juice and herbs.

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Mushroom risotto

Lenten menu, here are recipes that will help you eat is diverse, not only during Lent, but in the following days. For example, the mushroom risotto. Try to cook it you will love it!


  • frozen forest mushrooms - 300 g (can be replaced by mushrooms)
  • long grain rice - 1 cup,
  • carrots - 1 pcs.
  • Bow-turnip - 1 pcs.
  • garlic - 4 cloves,
  • vegetable oil, salt,
  • barberry, anise or seasoning for pilaf.


Coarsely chop the onions, carrots - cubes. Frozen mushrooms cover with water and soak for an hour so. Then get them out of the water, wash and cut. In a saucepan with a thick bottom pour vegetable oil and heat it for 5 minutes to fry the onion, add the carrots and cook for another 5 minutes. In a saucepan with vegetables to put the mushrooms, cover and simmer for 10 minutes so. Then add salt and seasoning. The washed rice to put an even layer on the mushrooms with vegetables without mixing. Next, pour the hot water so that it was above the rice 1 centimeter.

Add the fire, bring to a boil, close the lid tightly. The fire abated and cook until all the water has evaporated. Add peeled garlic cloves. Within 10 minutes more to cook on low heat without removing the lid. Next, turn off the fire, rice mix, but still 15 minutes to leave it to stand under the lid tightly closed.

Stuffed cabbage with vegetables and rice

Help diversify the menu stuffed with vegetables and rice. They are obtained better than meat, the same tasty and appetizing.


  • cabbage leaves - 8 pcs.
  • carrots - 4 pcs.
  • Bow-turnip - 1 pcs.
  • vegetable oil - 30 g
  • Tomatoes in own juice
  • salt, cloves, black pepper.


Cabbage leaves are put in boiling salted water and cook for 5 minutes. They are then removed with a slotted spoon and rinse with cold water. Dense cuttings lightly beat off. Boil the rice until half, mix with vegetables, previously sautéed in vegetable oil, salt. In the middle of the cabbage leaf to put cooked stuffing, roll tube, bending the sides. Put in a pan, pour the tomato, produce seasoning to taste and allow to boil. Then put in the oven and simmer over low heat until tender.

Vegetables - bank

Very tasty meatless meals! It is - beautiful, fragrant, well, about the benefit and say nothing. Vegetables stewed in their own juice - what could be better!

Ingredients per jar container 1, 5 liters:

  • eggplant - 1 pcs.
  • small zucchini - 1 pcs.
  • tomatoes - 300 g,
  • Bow-turnip - 1 pcs.
  • vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons,
  • salt, spices (hops-suneli).


Eggplant peel and cut. Tomato dip in boiling water, remove their skins and chop. Squash peeled, seeded, cut into cubes. Chop the onion. All vegetables folded into a bowl. Add vegetable oil, salt and seasoning. Stir. All shift in dry jar lightly tamping. Cover tightly with a lid or foil 4 addition. Bank to put the vegetables on the tray and send it in a cold oven, which immediately turn, set the temperature of 110-130 degrees. When a boil, reduce the temperature to 160-180 degrees and cook for 1 hour.

Meatless pancakes on mineral water

Pancakes on this recipe make beautiful, with small holes.


  • Mineral water with gas - 1 cup,
  • Flour - on demand,
  • vegetable oil - 1 tablespoon
  • sugar - 1 teaspoon,
  • salt - to taste.


Mineral water mix with the flour until the consistency of sour cream, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil, salt and sugar, stir. If necessary, dilute mineral water dough to the desired thickness for pancakes, but do not make it too runny. Hot frying pan grease with vegetable oil and bake. There can be pancakes with honey, saffron milk caps or savory stuffed vegetable stuffing.


This cake is delicious served hot, but you can eat it in the cold. He - a delicious, appetizing, with a ruddy crust!


  • flour - 400 g,
  • yeast - 30 g,
  • sugar - 1 teaspoon,
  • Bow-turnip - 400 g,
  • vegetable oil - 1 tablespoon
  • salt - to taste


Of flour, water and yeast with warm lean dough is kneaded with the addition of salt and sugar. Give it up twice. After the second time, roll it on some thin cakes. Chop the onion and fry it until golden brown in vegetable oil. Next on the bottom of the form, lubricated, put a thin pancake dough, fill it fried onion, then - again a cake on it - the bow. So to make multiple layers. The top layer should be made of dough. Connect beautiful region. Lukovnikov bake in preheated oven well. Taking out the finished cake, smear it with oil, cover with a cloth and let it stand for a few minutes.

Collegiate porridge

This lean porridge from different cereals - delicious, original and very useful.


  • various cereals - in equal proportions,
  • mushrooms - 400 g,
  • Bow-turnip - 3 pcs.
  • carrots - 1 pcs.
  • vegetable oil - for frying,
  • salt, seasonings - to taste.


Pearl barley pre-cook and wash. Pshenko bring to a boil and drain the water. Buckwheat and rice wash. Mushrooms fried with onions and grated carrots. In a pan spread layers: a layer of cereal, vegetable layer, a layer of other cereals - a layer of vegetables, etc. vegetables. Sprinkle with spices, salt and add water to the point that the water was a little higher than the top layer. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender.

Lean porridge "Hercules"

This porridge of oatmeal for fast days and diet.


  • oat flakes - 1 tablespoon
  • boiling water - 100 ml
  • salt - to taste.


Oatmeal brew boiling water, cover, can be a bit prisolit, let stand for 10 minutes. Porridge is ready. For a taste you can add a grated apple or dried fruit, or honey, nuts, etc.

Lean food - healthy food

We hope that the Lenten menu, recipes which are recommended above, will help you keep the Orthodox tradition during Lent. Dishes that are offered here, you can easily cook and please their households. In addition, recipes meatless dishes will be useful for people who take care of their health, having certain diseases, and - all adherents correct and healthy diet.

Bon Appetit!

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