Eat your greens

Meat free recipes can be full of flavour. Make the most of spring heroes with these green recipes.

Eat your greens

Spring has sprung and the fields are awash with green. From peas to spinach, courgettes and zingy limes the possibilities are endless. So ditch the meat and try one of these hearty vegetarian recipes, making the most of springtime’s green veg.

Pea, lettuce and tarragon soup

Pea, lettuce and tarragon soup

A refreshing soup recipe using plenty of greens to create a vibrant colour and memorable flavour.

Courgette and artichoke tarts

Courgette and artichoke tarts

These are impressive little vegetarian tarts to serve up, and easy too, thanks to the cheat ingredient: ready-made pastry cases.

Baked gnocchi with spinach and mushrooms

Baked gnocchi with spinach and mushrooms

A heavenly veggie dish that, thanks to a few cheat ingredients, is ready in under 30 minutes.

Spinach, watercress and pea soup

Spinach, watercress and pea soup

This vegetarian soup makes a delicate verdant starter or light lunch.

Two-bean soup with fresh pesto

Two-bean soup with fresh pesto

A hearty, fresh soup full of rustic Italian flavours. For tips on types of beans and how to store, soak and cook them, visit our Know How page.

Green bean and pea salad with salad cream dressing

Green bean and pea salad with salad cream dressing

This fresh green bean salad is the perfect accompaniment to any savoury pie.

Mojito cheesecake

Mojito cheesecake

These have all the flavours of the classic cocktail: rum, lime, sugar and mint. Deliciously creamy but sharp and light at the same time.

Low-fat lemon and lime meringue pie

Low-fat lemon and lime meringue pie

A low-fat, high-taste lemon and lime meringue pie, made using fructose, a naturally sweet fruit sugar that means you use less than normal sugar.

Courgette, onion and Cheddar tart

Courgette, onion and Cheddar tart

This versatile vegetarian tart recipe is perfect for informal entertaining or the family.

Green bean, olive and pine nut salad

Green bean, olive and pine nut salad

Green bean, olive and pine nut salad is a lovely fresh small starter, or antipasti. No Italian could possibly begin a meal without antipasti – deliciously delicate and tempting bites to whet the appetite.

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