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Top 5 vegetarian recipes

by Miranda Freeman

published on 1 October 2014

With more and more people becoming interested in vegetarian eating, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite meat-free dishes. From scrumptious vegan fare to adventurous vegetarian bakes, feast your eyes on some of our top vege-centric recipes from cookbook authors like OttolenghiMary Berry and Madhur Jaffrey.

For more Vegan and Vegetarian recipe inspiration, check out our Pinterest board

Aubergine with Black Garlic from Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi

The mighty aubergine has long been a favourite ingredient of Yotam Ottolenghi. Here, he combines the vegetable with rare black garlic in a recipe from his thrilling new cookbook, Plenty More.

Ubergine with black garlic | Ottolenghi

Beetroot and Sweet Potato Gratin from The Recipe Wheel by Rosie Ramsden

This beetroot and sweet potato gratin is a truly spectacular sight. As Rosie Ramsden suggests, both these root vegetables cook happily in cream and take on a deliciously nutty flavour. Cut through the layers to find bright purples, hot pinks and dusky oranges. 

Buy Rosie Ramsden’s The Colour Wheel here.

Beetroot and sweet potato gratin | Top vegetarian recipes

Green Couscous Salad from Mary Berry at Home by Mary Berry

As Mary Berry says, couscous has to be the best of all the ‘instant foods’. Pair the versatile ingredient with assorted greens and toasted pine nuts for a delicious salad or side dish. 

Green couscous salad | Mary Berry

Earthy Red Wine Risotto from A Girl Called Jack by Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe’s earthy, red wine risotto is comfort food at its best – warm, flavourful rice with a red wine base, it’s the perfect meal to devour whilst snuggling under a thick blanket. 

Buy Jack Monroe’s A Girl Called Jack here.

Red wine risotto | Top vegetarian recipes

Rice Flour Pancakes from Curry Easy Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey

The queen of curries, Madhur Jaffreys replaces flour and milk with yoghurt and rice flour for a savoury pancake. It tastes absolutely fabulous with pickles and chutneys. 

Buy Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Easy Vegetarian here.

Rice flour pancakes | Top vegetarian recipes

See more vegan and vegetarian recipe inspiration on our Pinterest board


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