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Vegetable and Vegetarian

Vegetable and vegetarian dishes for all occasions. Vegetables which are natural sources of vitamins and minerals form the basis of a huge variety of meals. Vegetables and vegetarian food is healthy, naturally fat-free and provides plenty of fibre, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals as each one has different nutritional benefits.

Mushroom and Tarragon Stroganoff

  1 large onion, quartered and sliced. 1 garlic clove, chopped. oil for frying. 600g mixed wild mushrooms, halved, or quartered if large. butter. sherry. small bunch tarragon, leaves chopped. 2 tbsp crème fraîche. brioche toast, to serve.   Method Fry the...

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How to cook Shitake Mushrooms

Watch the video on how to cook these wonderful mushrooms

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Ken Hom Ginger Broccoli Stir Fry

Famous Chinese chef Ken Hom delights you with a classic stir fry recipe.

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Vegetable and Butter Bean Crumble

  Ingredients 75g butter, chilled and diced. 175g plain flour. 50g Cheddar (or vegetarian alternative), grated. 2 x 250g vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots). 500g tomato and herb sauce. 420g can butter beans in water, drained and rinsed.   Method Preheat the oven...

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Asparagus and Ricotta Tarts

Ingredients 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry, at room temperature. 250g vegetarian ricotta, well drained. 50g freshly grated vegetarian Parmesan. Juice of 1 small lemon. 4 tomatoes, finely chopped. About 20 asparagus spears, trimmed to fit the pastry ‘window'. 1 tbsp extra-virgin ol...

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Butternut Squash, Spinach and Goat Cheese

Ingredients 2 (about 1kg each) butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into thick slices. 4 tbsp olive oil. 2 tsp cumin seeds, toasted. 2 tsp ras el hanout (from the spice section of most major supermarkets). Pinch of chilli flakes. 2-3 red onions, thinly sliced. 4 whole garlic cloves wi...

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Marrow Madness

Ingredients 350g basmati rice. 2 x 1kg marrows. 1 onion. 1 red pepper. 100g mushrooms. 3 medium tomatoes. 3 celery sticks. 1 tbsp olive oil. 1 apple. Pinch of sweet paprika.   Method Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Put the rice into a saucepan and add twice ...

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Courgette, Onion and Cheddar

Ingredients 400g shortcrust pastry. Plain flour for dusting. 350g (2 medium) courgettes. 1 tbsp olive oil. Knob of butter. 1 large onion, finely chopped. 2 large garlic cloves, finely diced. Small bunch of fresh thyme leaved picked. 150ml double cream. 1 large free-range egg, plus. 2 eg...

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Veggie Gravy

Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil. 1 onion, finely chopped. 2 celery sticks, finely chopped. 1 large carrot, finely chopped. 1 large leek, finely chopped. 1 tbsp plain flour. 500ml vegetable stock (made from good-quality vegetable bouillon). 1 tbsp soy sauce.   Method Heat olive oil...

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Vegetable Fritters with Poached Eggs

Ingredients 3 carrots, grated. 200g (about 2) maris piper potatoes, grated and squeezed really dry. Bunch of spring onions, finely sliced. 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley. 200g vegetarian feta, crumbled. 3 tbsp plain flour. 6 large, very fresh free-range eggs. Vegetable oil, for shallow fryin...

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Baked Stuffed Onions with Rich Mushrooms

Ingredients 12 small organic onions, each 120-140g.  Bunch of fresh flat leaf parsley. 4 fresh rosemary sprigs.  2 garlic cloves.  Butter, for greasing.  50g mixed dried wild mushrooms (we like Merchant Gourmet, from major supermarkets).  2 tbsp olive oil.  15...

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Courgette and Artichoke Tarts

  Ingredients 100g crème fraîche. Small handful of fresh basil, leaves picked and chopped. 8 sunblush tomatoes, sliced. 4 Marks & Spencer Savoury Pastry Cases. 2 courgettes, peeled into ribbons. 4 artichoke hearts in oil (we like Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Chargrilled...

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Red Pepper, Goat Cheese and Almond Tarts

Ingredients ½ x 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry, at room temperature. 2 heaped tbsp red pesto. 290g jar roasted red peppers in oil, drained. 100g mild goat’s cheese, cut into 4 rounds. Few sprigs of fresh thyme. 1 tbsp flaked almonds. Method Heat the oven to 220°C/f...

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Fennel and Broad Bean Tart

Ingredients 375g ready-rolled shortcrust pastry. 2 tbsp olive oil. 2 large fennel bulbs, finely sliced. 150g broad beans. 3 large free-range eggs, plus. 1 egg yolk. 200ml half-fat crème fraîche. 50g vegetarian Parmesan, grated. Method Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180...

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Nut Roast with Roasted Mixed Vegetables

Ingredients 4 tbsp olive oil.  1 small onion, chopped.  100g  mixed white nuts, such as pine nuts, almonds, macadamia and brazil, ground in a processor 1 garlic clove, crushed.  Grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon.  50g  fresh white or brown breadcrumbs.  4...

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Stilton and Leek Bread and Butter Bake

Ingredients 30g butter. 2 large leeks, trimmed, cut into medium slices and washed. 1 tbsp Dijon mustard. 8 medium slices Granary bread. 3 eggs. 500ml whole milk. 200g vegetarian Stilton, crumbled. 200g Cheddar, grated. Method  Heat 10g butter in a large frying pan over a medium-...

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Roast Vegetable and Houmous Pie

Ingredients 1 onion, cut into wedges. 50g small broccoli florets. 1 each red and yellow peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks. 2 courgettes, thickly sliced. 2 tsp cumin seeds. 1 tbsp olive oil. 200g reduced-fat houmous. Finely grated zest of 1 lemon. 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander. 375g ...

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Bitter Gourd Curry

An interesting dish. Please view the video for instructions.

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Roasted Carrots

Ingredients:   500g carrots. 1 tablespoon sugar. 1 knob butter, plus a little extra. 1 small handful of fresh herbs. 1 orange. a few whole cloves garlic. 1 pinch cumin. salt. pepper.   Directions: carrots boiled with orange, garlic a...

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Roast Vegetable Megamix

Ingredients: olive oil. 500 g carrots, peeled. Juice from 1 clementine, squeezed, halves reserved. Few sprigs of rosemary, leaves picked. 2 bulbs of fennel, peeled, quartered. few sprigs of thyme, leaves picked. 1/2 lemon. 400g parnsips, peeled. Glug of ...

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Stir-Fried Vegetables

Ingredients: 1 clove garlic, crushed. 1 thai chilli, thinly sliced. 3 spring onions, thinly sliced. 1 small red onion, thinly sliced. 1 handful mangetout, shredded. a few white mushrooms, sliced. 1 handful hispi cabbage, finely sliced. a few water chestnut...

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Lentil and Spinach Curry

Ingredients:   1tbsp olive oil. 1 red onion, peeled and chopped. 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped. ½tsp garam masala. 1½tsp mild curry powder. 100g (3½oz) red lentils. 400g cherry tomatoes. 250ml (8fl oz) water. 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained. 200g (7oz) ba...

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Colourful Two Bean Salad with Tomatoes

This salad is filling enough to be used as a main meal, light lunch, or as a side dish. It is also a versatile and easy potluck item. Be sure to use plenty of parsley as it is a good source of vitamin C, iron, and calcium.   Ingredients: 1 14-oz (398 mL) can chickpeas or navy beans, rinsed a...

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Roasted Rhubarb and Beet Salad

Ingredients: 4 medium beets, washed. 1 1/2 cups (350 mL) rhubarb, cut into 1 1/2 in (3 cm) diagonal slices. 1/4 cup (60 mL) honey. 2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil. 2 Tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar. Dash each of salt and pepper. 4 cups (1 L) mixed organic greens. 1/2 cup (125 mL) walnuts. 3 1/2...

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Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is an ancient cereal that was eaten by the Incas centuries ago. It was so revered that they called it the “Mother Grain.” Quinoa is so high in protein (13 percent) that the United Nations classified it as a supercrop, giving this tiny nondescrip...

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Kale Gratin

Ingredients: 2 bunches fresh organic kale, leaves stripped from stems, washed and chopped.1 large cooking onion, peeled and sliced lengthwise.1 clove fresh garlic, finely minced .1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil.1/4 cup (60 mL) bread crumbs.1/4 cup (60 mL) freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano ch...

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Mushroom and Pepper Kebabs

This delicious side pairs perfectly with any burger while providing a nutritious punch to the meal. Ingredients: 12 ounces button, cremini, or shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and cut into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick slices.1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1 1/2 by 1/2 inch (3.8 by 1.25...

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Tempeh with Syrian Lemon Olive Sauce

Tempeh has a definite affinity for lemon and other citrus. This interpretation of a classic Middle Eastern dish will have your guests asking for more! Simmering the tempeh in broth before frying it results in a subtle yet rich flavour. Ingredients: 3 cups (750 mL) low-sodium vegan “chicken-s...

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Tomato and Fish Stew

Tilapia and catfish can also be used as the main protein source. Serve with some crusty bread. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil.  1 large onion chopped.  3 cloves garlic minced.  2 medium carrots sliced.  1 medium zucchini chopped.  3/4 cup (180 mL) dry w...

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Eggplant Casserole

Ingredients: 4 slices streaky bacon. 3 small onions chopped. 3 medium green peppers chopped. 1 large eggplant (aubergines) cubes.  2 tsp salt.  1/4 tsp black pepper.  8 oz tomatoes.  grated cheese.  1 1/2 cups( 1 1/20z) cornflakes crushed. Directions: Fry the ba...

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Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients: 11'' pie shell unbaked, using 2 cups (8oz) flour. 3/4 cups (6oz) margarine. 3/4 cups (6oz) sugar. 1 1/2 cups (3/4pt) grated sweet potato. 1/3 cup (4tbsp) milk. 3/4 tsp ground ginger. grated rind of 2 oranges. 1 tbsp orange juice. salt. Directions: Prick the base of the unba...

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Sweet Potato Souffle

Ingredients: 2 cups (1pt) cooked and mashed sweet potatoes. 2 eggs separated. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg. 1/2 tsp ground ginger. 1 cup (1/2pt) milk. Directions: Separate the egg yolks and whites and mix the yolks thoroughly with all the other ingredients. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fo...

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Plantains in Bacon

The combined flavours of sweet plantain and savoury bacon is delicious. Plantains are ripe when their skins begin to blacken and they feel soft. Ingredients: 4 ripe plantains. 12 slices streaky bacon. Directions: Peel the plantains and slice each into 6 chunks. Halve the bacon slices and wra...

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Avocado Souffle

Ingredients: 1 medium or 2 small avocados. 3/4 cup (1/3pt) white sauce. 3 eggs separated. salt and pepper. Directions: Make the sauce and allow it to cool. When the sauce is cool add the beaten egg yolks and beat well. Peel and grate the avocados then stir it into the sauce mixture. Gently ...

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Stuffed Eggplant

Ingredients: 4 medium eggplants (aubergines). salt and pepper. 1 tbsp margarine. 1 large onion chopped. 1 garlic clove crushed. 1 1/2 cups (3/4pt) cooked rice. 1 1/2 cups (3/4pt) stock. 1/2 cup (1/4 pt) wine or beer. grated cheese. Directions: Half the eggplant lengthways and score the ...

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Okra Ratatouille

Ingredients: 2 medium onions chopped. 1 garlic cloves crushed. cooking oil. 6 okras sliced crossways. 3 medium green peppers chopped. 2 medium eggplant (aubergines) cubed. 14 1/2 oz tomatoes. 1 tsp oregano. salt and pepper. Directions: Fry the onion and garlic in just enough oil to cove...

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Stuffed Butternut Squash

Butternut squash are pear shaped, cream coloured on the outside and bright orange inside. This is so delicious simple recipe to try to cook at home. so why not try? Ingredients: 2 butternut squash, 6'' long. 8 pitted prunes finely chopped. 1/3 cup (2oz) raisins. 2 tbsp rum. 1/2 a small apple, ...

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Tropical Fruit Curry

Ingredients: 2 tbsp margarine. 1 onion finely chopped. 4 bananas sliced. 3 slices pineapple cubed. 1 green pepper silced. 2 large apples, peeled and sliced. 1 tbsp curry powder. 1 tbsp flour. 1 1/2 cups (3/4pt) water. 6 dates chopped. 2 tbsp sultanas. 1 lime or 1/2 lemon juice. 1 tsp su...

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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: 6 sweet potatoes. 3/4 cup (6 oz) brown sugar. 2 tbsp butter. 1/2 cup (1/4pt) water. 1 tsp salt. 1 tsp agostura bitters. 1 tsp rum. Directions: Boil the sweet potatoes in their skins for 20-30 mins. according to their size. Cool them a little then peel and slice into a 1/4'' s...

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Spinach Souffle

This Souffle makes an interesting dinner party dish as it is an eye-catching emerald green. Ingredients: 1 lb raw spinach. 1 cup (1/2pt) white sauce. salt and pepper. 2 eggs beaten. Directions: Boil the spinach in salted water for 5 mins. and allow it to cool a little. Make the sauce, seaso...

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Beef And Eggplant Loaf

Ingredients: 2 medium eggplant (aubergines). 1 lb minced beef. 1/2 lb sausage meat. 1 medium onion grated. 1/2 tsp mixed herbs. 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce. 2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs. salt and pepper. 1 egg beaten. salad to garnish. Directions: Prick the skin of the eggplants with a for...

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Stuffed Plantains

Ingredients: 3/4 lb minced beef.  3 large ripe plantains (their skin are nearly black when ripe).  6 slices streaky bacon.  2 onions chopped.  1 garlic cloves crushed.  1 green pepper chopped.  2 tomatoes chopped.  1/2 tsp oregano.  salt and pepper.&n...

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Plantain Chips

Ingredients: 2 half-ripe plantains oil for deep frying salt Preparations: Slice the plantains diagonally into 1/8'' thick slices. Chill in iced water for 30 mins. and then dry the slices on absorbent paper. Deep fry until golden brown and spicy. Sprinkle with salt and serve with drinks.

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Tropical Rarebit

Ingredients: 2 tbsp/10z margarine 1 cup/4oz grated cheese 4 large bananas mashed 1 egg yolk bean 1/4 tsp mustard salt and pepper parsley chopped chives chopped 6 slices bread for toasting butter for toast Preparations: Mealt the maragirne over a low heat then add the cheese and banana,...

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Fruit And Nut Kofta

Kofta and meatballs, are ubiquitous in Arab cooking, although they vary widely from place to place in their exact ingredients. For the right melting texture the meat must be minced at least two or three times or pulse in a food processor until smooth.   Ingredients: 1kg/2 1/2lb minced lean s...

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Courgette Tortilla With A Herb Salsa

Ingredients: 2 large potatoes, diced small.  30g/1oz butter.  2 tbsp olive oil.  2 onions, finely chopped.  3 garlic cloves, finely chopped.  3 large courgettes, thinly sliced.  8 eggs, beaten.  2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley.  salt and freshly grou...

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Tabbouleh

A must at any barbeque, this fresh tasting salad is more herbs than bulgar, as is traditional.   Ingredients 25g/1oz bulgar wheat. 2 large, ripe vine tomatoes. large bunch fresh flatleaf parsley, leaves only, washed, dried, finely chopped. small bunch fresh mint leav...

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Caponata

Ingredients 4 medium aubergines, chopped. salt and freshly ground black pepper. 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling. 1 onion, chopped. 2 celery sticks, chopped. 400g/14oz chopped tomatoes. 100g/3½oz green olives, pitted and sliced. ...

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Tamarind

 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 8 oz. dried Pad Thai rice noodles, OR enough for 2 people (linguini-width).  1-2 eggs (vegans can substitute 1/2 cup soft tofu - see instructions below*).  4 green onion...

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Grilled Vegetables With Lemon Dressing

Ingredients: 3 large garlic cloves, chopped. 150ml/1/4pt extra virgin olive oil. 2 small fennel bulbs. 2 red sweet peppers. 2 yellow sweet peppers. 4 baby courgettes. 4 plum tomatoes. 2 red onions. 1 aubergine. 1 unwaxed lemon. 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley. salt and freshly gr...

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Red Peppers Stuffed With Fennel

Ingredients: 4 large rectangular red sweet peppers. 4 fennel bulbs. 5 tbsp oil. 2 onions, finely chopped. 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped. 450g/1lb ricotta cheese. 55g/2oz shelled pistachios, finely chopped. 400g/14oz canned chopped plum tomatoes. 1 tbsp tomato paste. 1 tsp sugar. large p...

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Vegetable Rotini

For this dish, the pasta, veggies and cheesy sauce cook in the same pot...you see, easy really can be delicious! Ingredients: 1 (1-pound) package corkscrew-shaped pasta (rotini) or pasta twists. 2 bags (about 16 ounces each) frozen vegetable combination (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) ...

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Courgette Gratin

Ingredients:   3 tbsp oil. 2 tbsp flour. 3 or 4 large courgettes, unpeeled and cut into thick sticks. 1 onion, finely chopped. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped. 400g/ 14oz cznned chopped plum tomato. 2 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley. 1 lemon juice. 2 tbsp dry bread crumbs. 3 tbs...

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Baba Ghanouj

The aubergines must also first be charred to impart the right degree of smokiness. Serve both these dips with strips of pitta bread or crudites such as celery stalks, steaks of cucumber and courgette and sweet pepper.   Ingredients: 2-3 large of aubergines. 3 garlic cloves, crushed. 1 smal...

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Kashmiri Spinach

This is an imaginative way to serve spinach, which adds a little zip to it.  It is a very simple dish, which will compliment almost any curry. Ingredients: 500g/ 1lb/ 2oz spinach or swiss chard or baby leaf spinach 2 tbsp mustard oil 1/4 tsp garam masala 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds 2 sprin...

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Winter Vegetable Casserole

This hearty supper dish is best served with plenty of warm crusty bread to mop up the delicious juices. Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 red onion, halved and sliced 3 garlic gloves, crushed 225g/ 8oz spinach 1 fennel bulb, cut into eight 1 red (bell) pepper, seeded and cubed 1 tbsp plain (al...

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Vegetable Hot Pot

In this recipe, a variety of vegetables are cooked under a layer of potatoes, topped with cheese and cooked until golden brown. Ingredients: 2 large potatoes, thinly sliced 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 red onion, halve and sliced 1 leek, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 carrot cut into chunks 100...

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Creamy Baked Fennel

Fennel tastes fabulous in this creamy sauce, flavoured with caraway seeds.  A crunchy breadcrumb topping gives an interesting texture. Ingredients: 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced 60g/ 2oz/ 1/4 cup butter, plus extra for greasing 125g/ 4 1/2oz/ 1/4cup low-fat soft cheese ...

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Saute of Summer Vegetables

The freshness of lightly cooked summer vegetable is enhanced by the aromatic flavour of a tarragon and white wine dressing. Ingredients: 225g/ 8oz baby carrots, scrubbed 125g/ 4 1/2oz running (string ) beans 2 courgettes (zucchuni) trimmed 1 bunch large spring onions (scallions) 1 bunch radish...

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Vegetable Kebabs (Kebabs)

These kebabs (kabobs), made from a spicy vegetable mixture, are delightfully easy to make and taste delicious. Ingredients: 2 large potatoes sliced 1 medium onions sliced 1/2 cualiflower cut into small florets 50g 1 3/4oz/ scant1/2 cup peas 1 tbsp spinach puree (paste) 2-3 green chillies fre...

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Stuffed Globe Artichokes (Kabobs)

This imaginative and attractive recipe for artichokes stuffed with nuts, tomatoes, olives and mushrooms, has been adapted for the microwave. Ingredients: 4 globe artichokes 8 tbsp of water 4 tbsp lemon juice 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tbsp olive oil 225g/ 8oz/ 2 cups button m...

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Savoury Mushroom Bread Pudding Recipe

A savoury mushroom bread pudding explodes with the deep, rich flavors of the fruits of the forest. It's a great accompaniment to beef or game dishes and it can be made with rye or white bread. It's great napped with a demiglace, Madeira sauce or other rich, brown gravy. Makes 6 servings of Savory M...

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Layered Squash, Barley and Spinach Pie

This is a wonderful Christmas dish for vegetarians METHOD Ingredients FOR THE FILLING 1 small butternut squash (about 1kg/2lb 4oz) peeled and cubed 3tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for brushing 3 onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves crushed 100gm mushrooms sliced 85gm whole cooked che...

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Patates SalatasÃ�± (Turkish Potato Salad)

Patates Salatası (Turkish Potato Salad) This is how we make patates salatası: Peel 2 medium-to-large potatoes and chop them into bite-sized chunks. (We were using baby new potatoes so I just scrubbed them and cut the bigger ones in half.) Boil the potatoes in a pan for a...

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Potato Tortilla/Frittata

Fritatta/Tortilla the classic Spanish dish is often served as part of a tapas (appetiser) selection. A variety of cooked vegetables can be added to this recipe. Ingredients 675g Boiling potatoes (waxy) 1red/yellow/orange pepper. Deseeded and thinly sliced 1 onion halved and thinly sliced 1 tin ...

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