Vegan recipes

Veganism is becoming an increasingly popular life choice and for those who aren't aware that meat-free can be fabulous, we've picked some vegan recipes – including starters, mains and desserts – for you to try.

Vegan recipes

Starters

Spicy gazpacho

Spicy gazpacho

This is not the classic Spanish gazpacho recipe, but it tastes wonderful regardless, especially on a summer’s day.

Fennel, chicory and lemon salad

Fennel, chicory and lemon salad

This recipe is shockingly simple, but big on flavour.

 


Main courses

Aubergine and red lentil curry

Aubergine and red lentil curry

A warming and spicy vegetarian dish for those of you on a budget.

Winter broccoli and mixed mushrooms in garlic black bean sauce

Winter broccoli and mixed mushrooms in garlic black bean sauce

Ching-He Huang's delicious vegetarian stir-fry recipe is a quick and easy winter dish.

Cauliflower and coconut dhal

Cauliflower and coconut dhal

Cauliflower and coconut complement each other well in this speedy veggie supper that proves you don't have to sacrifice taste if you give up meat.

Sesame tofu with pak choi

Sesame tofu with pak choi

Even if you’re not vegetarian, you’ll love this low-calorie stir-fry. For meat eaters, use minute steak instead of tofu.

Warm spinach, shallot and baby beetroot salad

Warm spinach, shallot and baby beetroot salad

A simple to prepare, healthy, no-meat salad. Join the green gourmets and discover the joys of veggie food.

Hot potato, red cabbage and orange salad

Hot potato, red cabbage and orange salad

A low-cal, low-salt veggie dish.

Aubergine and chestnut tagine with herb couscous

Aubergine and chestnut tagine with herb couscous

This is a flavoursome vegetarian tagine.

Vegetable chilli jackets

Vegetable chilli jackets

Beat the midweek blues with these comforting baked potatoes that just so happen to be good for you. Omit the crème fraîche so they're vegan friendly.

 


Desserts

Redcurrant sorbet with baked apricots

Redcurrant sorbet with baked apricots

The intensely fruity redcurrant sorbet complements the soft, baked apricots in this colourful recipe.

Nectarine, raspberry and blackberry fruit salad

Nectarine, raspberry and blackberry fruit salad

Sugar syrup infused with basil makes fruit taste gorgeous in a simple fruit salad.

Pumpkiningeradamia cupcakes

Pumpkiningeradamia cupcakes

Blogger Naomi Rose, aka the Gluttonous Vegan, shares with us her vegan cupcakes recipe. The oil replaces eggs; vegan margarine is next to the butter in most supermarkets now.

Autumn puddings

Autumn puddings

A no-cook recipe using stale white bread and autumn fruits - autumn puddings are gorgeous.

Sticky chilli and mint pineapple

Sticky chilli and mint pineapple

For a pineapple dessert with a twist add chilli and finely chopped fresh mint.

 


More about being vegan

The pros – and cons – of being vegan

The pros – and cons – of being vegan

Blogger Naomi Rose, aka the Gluttonous Vegan, weights up the pros and cons of being vegan. If you can't bear the thought of life without meat and dairy, read on, and try Naomi's vegan cupcakes recipe – you may be surprised...

Vegan wine

Vegan wine

Winemakers can use egg white, isinglass (fish collagen) and even animal blood to clarify their wine. If you wish to avoid these, read on...

Where to buy vegan ingredients

Where to buy vegan ingredients

Being vegan can make food shopping frustrating at times, so we've found vegan ingredients to buy online – from mayo, to stock, to mozzarella – to make your life easier.

 

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