10 easy vegetarian midweek meals

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. 

Puy Lentil and Aubergine Stew from Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi

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. 

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta from Stirring Slowly by Georgina Hayden

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. 

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Paneer Butter Masala from Fresh India by Meera Sodha

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. 

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One-pot Spag Bol from The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness by Stephen and David Flynn

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. 

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Vegetarian Toad in the Hole from The Savvy Shopper's Cookbook by Amy Sheppard.

A veggie twist on this comfort food classic that's super quick and economical too. 

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Halloumi, Lime and Avocado Salad from The Little Green Spoon by Indy Power.

When a big plate of leafy goodness is what you're craving, this halloumi-packed salad is a fine choice and boasts plenty of healthy fats and vibrant flavours. 

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Egg Rougaille from Sunshine on a Plate by Shelina Permaloo.

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.

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Super Green Spaghetti from 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

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. 

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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!).

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