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Best ever vegan recipes

The rules of vegan diets can be tricky, but we've pulled together a collection of 31 vegan recipes for you to choose from - be inspired by salads, curries and sourdough recipes


Tex-Mex black bean and avo salad

A quick and easy Tex-Mex, black bean and avocado salad – perfect for midweek.

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Hoisin-glazed tofu with stir-fried brown rice

Healthy hoisin-glazed tofu with stir-fried brown rice is really easy, vegetarian, and under 500 calories. 


Aubergine stuffed with pisto

This recipe for aubergine stuffed with piste comes from Pizarro restaurants. The slow-cooked vegetable stuffing in this recipe together with the crunchy, garlic migas topping is like a hug on a plate. This could be a main, starter or side dish, it’s a really versatile recipe. 


Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast

This recipe for smoky cannelloni beans on garlic toast is packed with flavour, vegetarian, ready in just 20 minutes AND under 500 calories. What more could you want for a midweek meal?


Roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon

This recipe for roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon makes for a really easy midweek meal for one. It’s vegetarian, ready in under and hour and around 300 calories, but still delivers big, punchy flavours. You’re welcome.


Ginger-glazed squash with sesame

This Asian-inspired recipe for ginger-glazed squash with sesame is a great way to make everyday ingredients more exciting. It’s packed full of delicious flavours but is under 300 calories and takes just 45 minutes. 


Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds

This Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds is easy, ready in 35 minutes, vegetarian and, best of all, under 300 calories. It’s so packed full of flavour from the sweet butternut squash and crunchy almonds though, that you’ll forget you’re being virtuous. 


Cauliflower rice with aubergine ragoût

This recipe for cauliflower rice with aubergine ragoût is really on-trend. By blitzing cauliflower in a food processor, and quickly cooking, you get the consistency and texture of rice but without the carbs and with fewer calories. It still fills you up, and it’s quicker to cook, too.


Sweet potato and coconut maki

Sushi street food company Happy Maki (‘sushi from the land’) travels the UK dishing out sushi wraps. Unusually for sushi, everything is ‘fish free’ to raise awareness about unsustainable fish farming. Here’s our version of the Thai sweet potato wrap. 


Coconut and peanut aubergine curry

This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian, under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting meal to make midweek. 


Asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf

This asparagus, saffron and almond pilaf is a lovely spring dish and a great alternative way to use asparagus. It is officially in season on 24 April, but might be in the shops a bit earlier depending on the weather. 


Hot and sour aubergine with sticky rice

Sticky rice with aubergine in a hot and sour sauce, made from very simple ingredients: red chilli, soy sauce, vinegar and a little sugar. 


Potato and cauliflower curry

Great veggie curry. Whether you’re vegetarian or not, try this fast and easy spicy dish, ready in about 30 minutes. Bulk it up with basmati rice or naan breads.


Mushroom masala with coriander rice

Make the best vegetarian curry in half an hour. This quick recipe made with mushrooms, peas and spinach is easy for when you’re eating healthily or in a hurry. Serve with a pile of rice on the side. 


Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

A fast-to-make and easy spicy soup made with chickpeas. This vegetarian recipe, gets its heat from harissa, the hot chilli pepper paste from Morocco. Ready quickly in 20 minutes.


Okra and tomato tabbouleh

Okra, or ladies fingers, is a subtle-flavoured vegetable that works well with strong flavours. This recipe with bulgar wheat, mint, parsley and lemon is ideal.


Keralan runner bean curry

New idea for a vegetarian curry using runner beans. These often-overlooked veg make a tasty, spicy dish and work well with Indian spices and coconut milk. 


Ratatouille with crisp garlic sourdough

Our best, easy, ratatouille recipe; packed with tomatoes, aubergine, courgettes and red pepper. It’s dead easy to make and feeds 4. Serve alongside Sourdough with a kick of garlic.


Three bean, tomato and spinach stew

Beans, tomato and spinach for when it’s cold outside: a recipe with a kick, perfect for meat-free Monday with the family. High protein and only 153 calories per serving.


Aubergine and sesame stir-fry 

Quick, easy and healthy vegetarian stir-fry. Baby aubergines cook in minutes and soak up the flavour of mirin to make a fast and filling midweek meal. Serve with rice on the side.


Vegan burrito bowl

This vegan burrito bowl recipe delivers all the big flavours you’d want without the calories


Quick quinoa and black bean chilli

Make this quick and easy quinoa and black bean chilli – it’s high in protein but low calorie and it’s vegan


Ultimate grillable vegan burgers

With their full-on flavour and meaty texture, suitable for the grill, these completely vegan loaded burgers are an absolute must at any barbecue.


Wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon

This recipe for wholewheat spaghetti with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon is quick and easy to make and vegan. Plus, it’s pasta for under 500 calories – yes please


Runner beans with tomato and black onion seeds

This recipe for runner beans with tomato and black onion seeds is vegan, low-cal and gluten free making it an easy, please-everyone side dish


Chocolate avocado mousse

Using avocado instead of cream or egg white is a great way to make a vegan version of classic chocolate mousse. It’s rich, so serve in small glass pots or shot glasses, and top with cocoa nibs for an extra chocolate hit without the added sugar.


Vegan meringues

It sounds mad, but it does work, believe us! The brine from a tin of chickpeas (a.k.a. aquafaba) takes over from eggs in this meringue recipe


Tender spring onions with charred romesco

This recipe for tender spring onions with charred romesco makes a great vegan alternative for the BBQ


Runner beans with tomato and black onion seeds

This recipe for runner beans with tomato and black onion seeds is vegan, low-cal and gluten free making it an easy, please-everyone side dish


Sweet potato falafel with coriander chutney and carrot salad

This recipe for sweet potato falafel with coriander chutney and carrot salad is vegan, low-calorie and gluten-free. Plus, it’s ready in under an hour – perfect for midweek


Spiralized summer rolls

Spiralized veg takes the place of noodles in these super-healthy, Vietnamese-style vegan rolls. They’re great to pack for a posh picnic.


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