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Vegan Ottolenghi recipes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 5 January 2021

From portobello mushroom steaks bathed in chilli oil to soba noodles dotted with aubergine and mango, we’ve gathered together our favourite vegan recipes from across Yotam Ottolenghi’s collection of cookbooks. Cook your way through these recipes for an introduction to some of Ottolenghi’s best plant-based recipes.

Ottolenghi, Noor Murad Green Cannellini Beans Saturday Kitchen

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Green Cannellini and Tahini

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

Packed with herby and zesty flavours, this recipe from the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen combines creamy cannellini beans with crispy pitta pieces, handfuls of fresh herbs, and a tangy tahini sauce.

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Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Sticky Rice Balls in Tamarind Rasam Broth

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Sticky Rice Balls in Tamarind Rasam Broth

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

A spicy and intensely flavoursome tamarind is the perfect counterpoint to the pale, delicately flavoured rice balls in this South Indian-inspired dish.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Iranian Vegetable Stew with Dried Limes

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Iranian Vegetable Stew with Dried Limes

Wintry root vegetables are given an Ottolenghi-style makeover in this simple one-pot recipe. Flavoured with dried lime, barberries, green chilli, and plenty of fresh herbs, this stew is just the thing to revitalise you on a cold evening.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Portobello Steaks and Butter Bean Mash

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Portobello Steaks and Butter Bean Mash

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

Slow-roasted until tender and bathed in a rich and fruity chipotle oil, Yotam and Ixta’s portobello mushroom steaks are finished with a serving of creamy butter bean mash.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Stuffed Aubergines in a Curry and Coconut Dal

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Stuffed Aubergines in a Curry and Coconut Dal

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

This flexitarian recipe for stuffed aubergines nestled in an aromatic coconut dal can be made with a filling of paneer or tofu if you’re going fully plant-based. 

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Pot Barley and Lentils with Mushrooms and Sweet Spices

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Pot Barley and Lentils with Mushrooms and Sweet Spices

Nutty, earthy and substantial, this is the dish to call on when only a bowl of comfort food will do.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s One-pot Orecchiette Puttanesca

Yotam Ottolenghi’s One-pot Orecchiette Puttanesca

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

All the punchy, umami-rich flavour of a classic puttanesca, minus the anchovy. This one-pot pasta recipe takes just 30 minutes to prepare, and is guarateed to become a weeknight favourite.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Miso Vegetables and Rice with Black Sesame Dressing

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Miso Vegetables and Rice with Black Sesame Dressing

Yotam describes this dish of miso vegetables served on a bed of rice and finished with a sweet black sesame dressing as his “go-to dish for winter evening comfort food.”

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Ultimate Traybake Ragù

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Ultimate Traybake Ragù

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

This all-in-one traybake ragù is rich, meaty, and guaranteed to appeal to vegans and omnivores alike. You can serve it with pasta or polenta, or use it as a base for a shepherd’s pie.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Figs

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Figs

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

Wedges of roasted sweet potato meet quarters of verdant fig in this winning combination of flavours.

Soba noodles with aubergine and mango

Soba noodles with aubergine and mango

from Plenty

Boasting a sweet and sour dressing, slices of creamy mango and chunks of fried aubergine, these soba noodles have it all.

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