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10 easy veggie dishes you’ll discover in Jamie Oliver’s new book, VEG

by Malou Herkes

published on 1 August 2019

Jamie Oliver is back with yet another big-hitter cookbook packed with accessible, simple, no-nonsense recipes. VEG is all about making veggie meals that are flavoursome and satisfying with Jamie's signature hacks, tips and tricks that will make you want to cook them again and again. From tagines and curries to pasta classics and traybakes, here are our favourite recipes to discover in this brilliant new cookbook…

From the book

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Greens Mac 'n' Cheese

Leeks, tenderstem broccoli and spinach make up the greens in this comforting dinner. In true Jamie style, he shows how to put a healthier twist on a family crowd-pleaser with handy tips on how to use up what you've got in the fridge: “swap spinach out for any kind of exciting fresh or frozen greens”, he says. Topped with crunchy almonds, this is a great mac 'n' cheese recipe to have up your sleeve.

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Amazing Veggie Chilli

Vibrant, colourful and packing in three of your 5-a-day, Jamie uses sweet potatoes, red peppers and tomatoes in this veggie chilli recipe. With comforting black rice, a zingy salsa and chilli-rippled yoghurt, wrapped up in a tortilla, this is healthy and comforting.  

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Wonderful Veg Tagine

This dish is a true celebration of the end-of-summer harvest when aubergines, tomatoes, courgettes and mixed colours of peppers are ripening and bursting with flavour. Throw any mix of colourful vegetables into a pot with chickpeas, saffron, preserved lemons and apricots to make this Moroccan-inspired dinner, served with fluffy couscous and fresh mint.

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Scruffy Aubergine Lasagne

Jamie is a genius at reinventing a classic recipe into something simpler and more accessible for those times when you want a big-hitter dish in half the time. Here he's done it again with a delicious veggie lasagne that you can make from start to finish in one pan. Begin by making a garlicky aubergine and tomato base, grate in cheese, rip and layer in your lasagne sheets and finish with a crunchy almond and sage topping before baking it in the oven. Epic! 

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Brilliant Bhaji Burger

Paneer cheese, butternut squash and chillies make up these bhaji burgers, which you can make ahead and pop in the fridge before cooking. Served with coriander yoghurt, mango chutney and a crunchy poppadom sprinkle, squidged between a burger bun, what more could you want?

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My Cauliflower Tikka Masala

Jamie shows us how to make the most of the humble cauliflower in this rich veggie curry recipe. Marinated in paprika yoghurt and roasted until gnarly and crisp, cauliflower is paired with paneer, tomato, cardnamon, cinnamon and a deliciously rich cashew and saffron sauce. 

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Crispy Mushroom Shawarma

Meaty Portobello mushrooms and onions are marinated, skewered and roasted until succulent, gnarly and juicy in this brilliant twist on a chicken shawarma. Served up with flatbreads, tahini, pickled veg, jalapeño salsa and dukkah, this is a crowd-pleasing recipe that you can put in the middle of the table for everyone to help themselves. 

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Veggie Pad Thai

Jamie gives Pad Thai a twist with a clever tofu sauce, spiked with lime, tamarind and sweet chilli sauce. Teamed with sesame noodles, crunchy green veg and crispy fried eggs, this is divine. 

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Scrumptious Veg Traybake

This is a true celebration of vegetables, roasted in one tray with rich Chianti wine, porcini, olives, oregano and creamy baked feta for bold Med flavours. Jamie recommends serving it up “with crusty sourdough bread or interesting grains, such as cracked wheat, freekeh, quinoa, couscous or wild rice”. Plus it makes a great pie filling.

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Beautiful Buckwheat Pancakes

Rhubarb and plums are roasted here with orange zest, honey and rosemary to delicious effect. Served on pancakes with a dollop of yoghurt, a scattering of nuts and a drizzle of juice from the fruit tray, it's an absolute treat from VEG's brilliant chapter on brunch.  

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