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Best Nigella vegetarian recipes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 24 May 2023

Nobody does sumptuous comfort food and dinner party crowd-pleasers quite like Nigella Lawson – and with countless vegetarian-friendly recipes under her belt, she’s proven time and time again that a rich, hearty meal doesn’t need to be meaty.

We’ve rounded up some of the best of these recipes below, comprising everything from easy midweek meals, to brunch staples, to antipasti sharers, to warm and indulgent suppers.

Nigella Lawson’s Spiced Bulgur Wheat with Roast Vegetables

Nigella Lawson’s Spiced Bulgur Wheat with Roast Vegetables

Perfect as a main or side dish, this vegan recipe packed with roasted leeks, peppers, cherry tomatoes and red lentils also makes for great leftovers (warmed up or served cold as a salad).

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Nigella Lawson’s Fennel Gratin

Nigella Lawson’s Fennel Gratin

It doesn’t get much more indulgent than this gratin, made with double cream, nutty gruyère and wedges of fennel steeped in vermouth.

Turkish Eggs

Turkish Eggs

Greek yoghurt, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of aleppo pepper-infused butter come together to make the perfect brunch dish. Be sure to serve with plenty of thick-cut toast for mopping up.

Nigella Lawson’s Noodles with Mushrooms and Mangetouts

Nigella Lawson’s Noodles with Mushrooms and Mangetouts

Ready in minutes, this versatile stir-fry with a flavour base of soy sauce, fresh coriander and sesame oil makes for a brilliant midweek meal.

Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil purée

Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil, My Way

With roasted tomatoes and puréed basil, Nigella’s take on the classic caprese salad is an antipasti for all seasons.

Caramelized Garlic Hummus

Caramelized Garlic Hummus

Going back to store-bought tubs of hummus will prove difficult (if not impossible) after trying this simple homemade recipe.

Halloumi with Chilli

Halloumi with Chilli

A simple coating of fresh chilli, olive oil and lemon juice cuts through the rich saltiness of pan-grilled halloumi.

Pasta with Courgettes

Pasta with Courgettes

This is not, by Nigella’s own admission, a photogenic dish, but its simple sauce made with braised courgettes, parmesan and a dash of white wine makes it the perfect comfort meal for one – or a fuss-free dinner party main course.

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