Vegetarian recipe ideas
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Gochujang is a spicy Korean pepper paste made from red chilli peppers, sticky rice, fermented soya beans and salt. It not only adds chilli heat to dishes but a deep savouriness from the fermented soya beans. It can be used in marinades, sauces and soups, among other things.
Cooks’ Ingredients Gochujang Chilli Paste, £1.70/105g, Waitrose
A small jar is handy if you're only using gochujang occasionally - a little can go a long way!
Chung Jung One Sunchang, £5.18/500g, Amazon
Made in Korea, this authentic gochujang comes in a practical large tub if you're reaching for it regularly in salads and stews.
Sosu Amoy Korean Gochujang, £2.50/90ml, Tesco
A small jar of paste based around miso and chilli instead of peppers.
Korean chilli paste, ginger and lime make a punchy dressing for this refreshing vegetable salad, brightened up with plenty of fresh mint and coriander.
Pack plenty of texture into this low-calorie vegetarian salad with roast sweet potatoes, mixed grains, radishes and cucumber, and lift with a punchy Korean dressing.
A hearty dish with a gochujang kick to heat things up over the winter months.
The sweet, savoury, umami punch of gochujang makes these burgers taste even beefier, while the cheesy melting middles add an extra surprise.
These nourishing vegan noodle bowls are bursting with colour and texture, from gochujang roast celeriac and crispy radishes to bright edamame beans.
A brand-new take on cauliflower, this fiery recipe sees roasted cauliflower steaks coated in a buttery miso and gochujang paste. Serve with sticky rice and cucumber pickle.
Try our epic egg sarnie with Korean chilli paste for a really special lunch. If you’re rushed for time, stir the gochujang into readymade mayo with a squeeze of lime.
Slow-roasted celeriac has a wonderful ‘meaty’ bite and a unique mellow flavour. Spicy Korean gochujang lifts this umami celeriac steak to the next level.
Winter root veg is tossed in a dressing of gochujang, sesame, soy and lime juice before being roasted, to make for a punchy side dish that’s really easy to prepare.
Give chicken a spicy kick with gochujang, a Korean chilli paste that’s wonderfully versatile. Sweet potato and long-stemmed broccoli make this traybake a colourful dinner choice.