We all know that reducing our intake of meat is great for the environment and our health, but falling back on familiar meat-based dishes is easily done, particularly after a long day at work and when time is of the essence. Enter this collection of fast and simple veggie midweek meals that can be easily flung together midweek to keep you on the path to greener eating.
Jamie Oliver's vegetarian take on this old favourite can be whipped up in just 20 minutes and packs a flavoursome punch, with mushrooms offset by crunchy cornichons and coated in an indulgent whisky sauce.
A perfect balance of acidity and creaminess, Meera Sodha's pad thai uses tofu and broccoli, making it perfect for vegetarians.
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Every repertoire needs a good traybake and this recipe from Elly Pear's Green is a great veggie option, packed with substantial chickpea and aubergine and flavourful cherry tomatoes.
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This bold, flavourful chilli from Jamie Oliver's Veg is absolutely packed with veggies. It's comfort food at its best, and the fresh, crunchy salsa adds a welcome zing.
Rukmini Iyer's latest one-tin wonder, The Quick Roasting Tin, is packed with super-speedy weeknight dinner inspiration. The addition of Boursin to this easy pasta bake is a great way to get that moreish garlic and herb flavour while minimising time spent chopping and prepping ingredients.
Looking for a vegetarian meal that feels substantial and comforting? Yotam's got you covered with this hearty aubergine and lentil stew that's bursting with flavour and easy to put together.
The perfect recipe to help you incorporate more starchy veg into your diet, this one-pan pasta is the kind of recipe a hectic midweek evening is crying out for. Just switch the Parmesan for a vegetarian-friendly alternative and away you go.
Love chicken tikka masala and yet to find a meat-free alternative that is just as good? Call off the search because this paneer-based recipe from Fresh India is the answer. Sweet, creamy, substantial and quick to cook, it's a true all rounder.
Go one step greener with this one-pot vegan twist on a family favourite from Recipes for Happiness.
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Crispy Gnocchi with Roasted Peppers, Chilli, Rosemary and Ricotta from The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer
The Green Roasting Tin is the vegetarian midweek meal bible no green eating cook should be without and this one-tin gnocchi wonder is one of our favourites from the book. Just chuck all of the ingredients in a tin and leave the hard work to the oven. Winning.
A veggie twist on this comfort food classic that's super quick and economical too.
Who doesn't love brinner? This quick and easy one-pan egg wonder is a satisfying quick supper that would also work well as a brunch dish too.
Using just five ingredients and less than 15 minutes of your time, this creamy pasta will feature high up on your midweek meal hit list. Switch to vegetarian Parmesan and it's just as delicious.
Bulgur Wheat with Roasted Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Feta & Pine Nuts from The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer
Another one-tin favourite from the orginal The Roasting Tin cookbook, we love the Mediterranean flavours of this easy dinner that also works perfectly as a packed lunch (if you manage to leave leftovers!). Use a rennet-free feta cheese to ensure this dish is fully vegetarian.