Vegetarian versions of classic recipes

Love classic recipes from around the world, but despair that they're always so meat-centric? These vegetarian versions of classic recipes are here to save the day.

Vegetarian versions of classic recipes

American

Spiced mushroom ‘burger’

Spiced mushroom ‘burger’

TV chef Simon Rimmer's vegetarian burgers are great all year round, but are especially good on the barbecue.

Nut roast with roasted mixed vegetables

Nut roast with roasted mixed vegetables

It's the addition of artichokes and sweet potatoes that make this nut roast with roasted mixed vegetables recipe so darn fine.

 


British

Lancashire and mozzarella cheese sausages with beer gravy and mustard mash

Lancashire and mozzarella cheese sausages with beer gravy and mustard mash

Vegetarians don't have to miss out on the splendour of sausages. Simon Rimmer has created this easy recipe that everyone will enjoy.

Creamy potato, leek and Gruyère tart

Creamy potato, leek and Gruyère tart

This attractive tart is bound to impress – and the filling of potatoes, leeks and gruyère makes it surprisingly satisfying.

Roast vegetable and houmous pie

Roast vegetable and houmous pie

The sweet potato layer in the base absorbs the steam released from the baking vegetables, thereby keeping the pastry crisp.

 


Caribbean

Sunny vegetable patties

Sunny vegetable patties

Patties are the Jamaican answer to fast food. This vegetarian, Rasta-style patty uses bright, healthy veg and spiced yellow Jamaican pastry.

 


Chinese

Crispy Szechuan tofu stir-fry

Crispy Szechuan tofu stir-fry

This tasty fried vegetarian recipe gives a hearty kick thanks to the Szechuan peppercorns, garlic and ginger.

 


French

Ricotta and spinach crepes in tomato sauce

Ricotta and spinach crepes in tomato sauce

These delicious ricotta and spinach crepes in tomato sauce will taste like you've spent ages on them.

 


Indian

Split pea and vegetable curry

Split pea and vegetable curry

This divine veggie curry contains paneer, a soft, mild Indian cheese.

Vegetable biryani

Vegetable biryani

This healthy, aromatic, oven-baked pilau-style Indian recipe requires overnight marinating but it’s well worth it.

 


Italian

Roasted Mediterranean vegetable lasagne

Roasted Mediterranean vegetable lasagne

Try this lasagne made with aubergines, courgettes and peppers - it's veggie-friendly too.

Garlicky vegetable, bean and herb pot with Parmesan toasts

Garlicky vegetable, bean and herb pot with Parmesan toasts

Experiment with different cans of beans and herbs. Try using butter beans and cannellini beans with sage and chives.

No-stir tomato and basil risotto

No-stir tomato and basil risotto

This light vegetarian risotto recipe can be made in just one saucepan and requires virtually no stirring, which makes your life easier!

Vegetable bolognese

Vegetable bolognese

Everybody loves spag bol and every veggie or vegan will love you for making this vegetable bolognese. And it's a foolproof way of getting kids to eat their vegetables.

 


Mediterranean

Mediterranean vegetable moussaka

Mediterranean vegetable moussaka

Mediterranean Vegetable moussaka has all the ingredients of the classic Greek dish, except the lamb, and the robust flavours will have everyone clamouring for more.

 


Mexican

Chilli beans with monterey jack nachos

Chilli beans with monterey jack nachos

This easy Tex-Mex recipe from Matthew Drennan is a great hotpot-cum-hearty soup, enhanced by the gentle heat of green chillies. It's perfect comfort food fare.

Spicy refried bean and cheese quesadillas

Spicy refried bean and cheese quesadillas

A great vegetarian recipe that even die-hard meat eaters will love. Increase the quantities and serve this tasty Mexican treat at a party.

 


Thai

Green Thai curry with greens

Green Thai curry with greens

Give your greens some gusto with this low-cal vegetarian curry bursting with broad beans, courgettes and asparagus.

 

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The Soup Gardener

March 17

I'm pleased to find another cheese hater. Eating out is a nightmare as most veggie entrees have cheese included. Many a time I've sat watching friends eat whilst I went hungry. Meat eaters think we are rabbits!

1dumbblonde

September 3

I've saved this article for when my rellies visit. They're veggie, I hate cheese...... nightmare!

webeditor

December 11

Please write vegetarian in the search facility and then search for Christmas and wheat free although the choices are limited I'm afraid.

heather Lusty

December 9

I need wheat free veggie recipes for christmas dinner any help available (also no nuts Cripes!!!)

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