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Flavour-packed vegan recipes for the weekend

by Genevieve Halbert

published on 6 January 2021

Get creative in the kitchen this weekend with our collection of extra-special vegan dishes. We’ve selected the most flavoursome, colourful, and exciting plant-based recipes on our site, including Rachel Ama’s crispy jerk barbecue tacos and Ottolenghi’s umami-rich portobello steaks with butterbean mash. Read on for the full collection.

‘Chicken’ Supreme

‘Chicken’ Supreme

by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook

If you’re missing the traditional Sunday roast, this clever recipe for ‘chicken’ supreme makes an excellent substitute. Fried oyster mushrooms do a wonderful job of replacing the chicken, while the rich, creamy sauce is made using white wine and vegan cream. 

From the book

Melissa Hemsley’s Fried Chermoula Cauliflower on Herby Bean Dip with Slaw

Melissa Hemsley’s Fried Chermoula Cauliflower on Herby Bean Dip with Slaw

This deeply flavoursome and visually stunning dish is surprisingly simple to whip up – it takes just thirty minutes and makes a beautiful centrepiece for a plant-based sharing feast. 

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Turnip Cake

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Turnip Cake

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

For something lavish and truly unusual, try this turnip cake from Ottolenghi FLAVOUR. Inspired by traditional Chinese dim sum, this sweet-and-salty dish is guaranteed to get those taste buds tingling – especially when served with these leeks with miso and chive salsa.

Ainsley Harriott's Mushroom, Kale and Chestnut Pies

Ainsley Harriott’s Mushroom, Kale and Chestnut Pies

These fluffy potato-topped pies are pure comfort food, with an umami-rich filling of hero winter ingredients.

Crispy Jerk Barbecue Tacos

by Rachel Ama

Rachel Ama puts a tasty Caribbean twist on a Mexican classic, using oyster mushrooms, jerk barbecue sauce, and fried plantain. This is a recipe that’s guaranteed to be popular with vegans and meat-eaters alike.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Portobello Steaks and Butter Bean Mash

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Portobello Steaks and Butter Bean Mash

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

Slowly roasted with chipotle chilli, garlic, and various spices, these meaty portobello steaks are bursting with umami flavour. Serve them atop the creamy butter bean mash for a simple but highly effective meal.

Squash Gratin

Drew Barrymore’s Squash Gratin with Cashew Cream

by Drew Barrymore

Enriched with a cashew cream sauce, this heavenly gratin needs no further accompaniments than a crisp salad or crunchy green veg.

Jamie Oliver Fragrant Squash Curry | Vegan Midweek Meal

Jamie Oliver’s Fragrant Squash Curry with Chickpeas, Ginger, Spices and Coconut Milk

The ideal choice for Friday night curry, Jamie’s squash and chickpea dish is warming, creamy and full of flavour.

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

by Elly Pear

No weekend feast is complete without an indulgent dessert. Elly Pear’s aquafaba chocolate mousse is lighter than air, intensely chocolatey, and super straightforward to make. 


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