Vegetarian Dishes

Mnazelah

A thick and flavoursome dish from Israel. You could serve it as a main course, an entree, as part of a buffet or for lunch with some home made tortillas.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Chickpeas and Tahini Sauce

You'd never know this recipe is vegan. It oozes flavour and is very colourful. Although there are four components, each one is easy to make and doesn't take long. Full of fibre, low in fat and delicious!

Honey Miso Tofu and Eggplant

Japanese umami flavours make this dish really tasty. Serve with buckwheat or rice noodles or brown rice to keep it gluten free if that is your preference.

Pumpkin and Ginger Soup

A warming soup with an added kick!

Zucchini Halloumi Cakes

Such a quick and easy way to make fritter-like cakes. Perfect for freezing and using in packed lunches.

Moroccan Inspired Bulghur Wheat and Chick Pea Salad

Moroccan Inspired Chickpea and Bulghur Wheat Salad

 

Combining a whole grain wheat with legumes (chick peas) for protein and more fibre plus whatever vegetables you have handy, fresh herbs, spices and a healthy dressing is a recipe for a very tasty salad or  a complete dish for vegetarians.

 

Rachel's Buddha Bowl

Until I tried this I didn't believe how delicious and satisfying it would be. Fermented miso is beneficial for gut health, soy is a great low fat protein and the greens and mushrooms add loads of fibre and vitamins and minerals.

Vegetable Frittata

Great for using up odd vegetables in the fridge or to use for lunch/picnic food.

Vegetable Paella

Add a little Spanish flavour to your cooking! Paella is an impressive looking colourful dish with some gutsy flavours.

Rocket Pear Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad

Such a simple salad and yet so satisfying with its mixture of bitter rocket, sweet pear, salty cheese and crunchy pecans. If you prefer to keep sugar out of it, make a simple olive oil and white wine vinegar dressing instead.

And of course feel free to mix it up- spinach instead of rocket, parmesan or fetta instead of  blue cheese, walnuts instead of pecans, apple or nectarine instead of pear.

Crushed Carrots, Harissa and Pistachios

Really tasty North African way to serve carrots. Use as a mezze dish, a side dish or a dip.

Minestrone Soup

Super Winter soup, substantial enough for dinner. Throw in whatever vegetables you have lurking in the fridge. For extra fibre, use wholegrain pasta.

Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry

Lots to love about a fragrant curry. This one has chickpeas for good fibre for your gut, cauliflower for phytochemicals to reduce chronic disease risk, and turmeric for anti-inflammatory effects. Thats a good package in just one dish! It freezes, keeps in the fridge for 2-3 days and reheats well.

Fragrant Spiced Lentils

This one has a definite Thai flavour and if you don't have kaffir lime leaves I'd choose to make something else- they are essential!

Involtini

A delicious and filling Italian stuffed eggplant dish. the name Involtini means "rolled".

Mejadra

A delicious Middle eastern dish which can be used as part of a meal in so many different ways, or taken as leftovers for lunch.

Zucchini Agro Dolce

The dressing on this salad/vegetable dish is excellent- a great combination of sweet and spicy.

Quinoa and Chickpea Cakes

These are fast to make, full of plant fibre and they hold together well thanks to the peanut butter. Could be used as a burger if you made them bigger too.

Peanutty Noodley Salad

Fresh herbs make this a lovely salad.

Spinach Pie

A 1970's classic, but its still a winner. I serve it with a tomato salad for lots of colour. Leftovers are good for lunch next day too.

Vegetarian Pizza

Pizzas don't have to be junk food. Ever popular with children (and some adults!) they offer a good way to pack some colourful vegetables into a meal and you can choose to use low fat cheese, a little parmesan (small amount but big flavour) or even no cheese to cut down the fat. Wholemeal flour can be used instead of white, or do half and half plain/wholemeal as a compromise!

Lentil, Beetroot, Feta Orange Salad

This delicious salad can be served as a side dish or as the main event. The lentils provide a good source of protein and fibre. Beetroot's vibrant colour gives it away as a good source of antioxidants.

Quinoa Pumpkin Tabbouli Bowl, Tahini Dressing

An excellent vegetarian main course salad which also doubles nicely as a packed lunch for work or school next day. Quinoa is a wholegrain with a high protein content, also suitable for gluten -free diets. The tahini adds valuable omega 3's to the dish.

Sweet Potato, Kale and Peanut Stew

Sounds odd, tastes great. All it needs on the side is a green salad or a green vegetable. The peanuts add protein to the dish.

Tomato, Brown Rice and Lentil Soup

The perfect Winter warmer of a soup. The best thing is that it makes a good quantity and it improves upon reheating next day. Full of fibre, prebiotics and veggies.

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