40 dairy-free recipes
From vegan mac 'n' cheese and baked orzo to coconut overnight oats and chocolate chip cookies, we have plenty of dairy-free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes to keep you satisfied
Are you looking for delicious dairy-free recipes? We've got you covered with 40 breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes, all containing no milk, butter or yogurt. Below you'll find creamy curries, satisfying pasta dishes, fluffy pancakes, cakes, cookies and more.
40 dairy-free recipes
With hints of spice, our curry is a great way to liven up your week. Super creamy (thanks to the coconut milk and cashews which are soaked then blended), nutty and low in calories, this recipe is perfect for a simple family dinner.
Have a look at all our healthy curry recipes.
Our vegan expert, Richard Makin, tells us the secret to perfecting this plant-based version of a comforting classic is white miso – it makes the sauce extra rich and full of flavour.
Like this? Check out our vegan pasta recipes.
Shakshuka is a classic for brunch, lunch or dinner. It’s vegetarian and quick and easy to make – spices, peppers, tomatoes and eggs cooked all in one pan. Ditch the butter but make sure you serve with toasted bread for mopping up the sauce.
Love shakshuka? Then you need to try our recipe using spring greens.
When those afternoon hunger pangs strike, reach for one of our double chocolate chip cookies, that just happen to be vegan. Made with dark chocolate and coconut oil, they are both dairy-free and egg-free.
If vegan baking is your thing, you'll love our delicious vegan baking ideas.
It doesn’t get quicker than a fried rice when you need something filling, fast. We've ramped it up with the addition of sweet, juicy crab.
Looking for another dairy-free fried rice recipe? Try it with chicken satay.
Check out our vegan cauli steak recipe with punchy jerk spice and soft red kidney beans. This easy dish serves two for a simple nourishing meal.
We have lots more delicious ways with cauliflower steak.
Take your fluffy vegan pancakes up a notch with the classic combo of peanut butter and jam (we use homemade blueberry compote).
8. Pea hummus
Experiment with dried black lime powder to make this fresh and vibrant pea and spring onion hummus, then scoop it up with slices of crispy pitta or your favourite crackers.
Check out our five best low-calorie snack recipes.
You can soak oats in any milk overnight but we love the creaminess that coconut milk gives. This makes a few portions for the week, so you get a healthy breakfast that’s quick to make in the morning.
Have a look at our best healthy oat recipes – we have cookies, smoothies, baked oats and muffins.
Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy vegan curry. This aubergine dhansak makes for a comforting family meal when served with rice or warm fluffy naan.
Aubergine is so versatile. We love using it to make our healthy aubergine parmigiana.
Marinating the chicken in soy, hoisin, honey and garlic before cooking really ramps up the flavour in this healthy rice dish. It’s a simple midweek dinner that’s guaranteed to please.
We have lots of healthy chicken recipes to get stuck into.
12. Banana smoothie
This plant-based almond milk smoothie combines banana, cinnamon, porridge oats and nutmeg to make a hearty, high-protein and gently spiced shake.
Get up and go with our easy smoothie recipes.
Impress your vegan friends with this vibrant vegan sharing pasta dish featuring roasted vine tomatoes, orzo and vermouth with a zesty herby salsa.
When it comes to orzo, we can't get enough – we have 27 recipes to try.
Fluffy pancakes topped with vibrant berry compote makes for an delicious vegan brunch ready in under 30 minutes.
Looking for another vegan way with berries? Try our dairy-free breakfast berry fro-yo.
Fibre-rich cauliflower is roasted in a miso dressing – also filled with probiotics – and turned into a rustic salad with pickled onions and lentils. It's delicious and great for your gut, too.
Dive into our fantastic collection of vegetarian salad recipes.
16. Vegan enchiladas
These sweet potato, corn and black bean enchiladas are less heavy than their cheese-laden counterpart but just as easy and delicious. Serve in the centre of the table and let everyone tuck in.
We also have a recipe for vegan burritos.
17. Saag aloo
An Indian classic of spiced potatoes and spinach, saag aloo comes flavoured with red chilli, cumin seeds, turmeric and fresh ginger.
Got a bag of spinach to use up? We have 43 recipes for you to browse.
Perk up your midweek meal with flaky chunks of fish cooked in creamy coconut milk and mild thai green curry paste, ready in just 10 minutes.
You can't beat a good fish curry – check out our best recipes.
Check out our quick and easy chorizo and butter bean stew. This warming recipe is a simple midweek dinner for two – ready in 20 minutes.
If it's a vegan stew you're after, try our comforting recipe.
This low-calorie vegan breakfast recipe made with smoked tofu, punchy chilli and pan-fried courgette makes a great alternative to eggs.
Check out our best tofu recipes for meat-free inspiration.
For a speedy meal that’s guaranteed to keep you full until dinner, try frying prawns with spring onions, harissa paste, chickpeas and a pouch of microwavable rice. It delivers big flavours in just 10 minutes, making it perfect for a working from home lunch.
We have plenty more delicious 10-minute recipes to choose from.
We’ve put a vegan twist on this brunch staple – the maple-cinnamon glaze helps crisp up the toast and caramelise the edges. Serve with yogurt and berries for a great start to your day.
Not got a sweet tooth? Tuck into avocado on toast instead with our four best recipes.
An easy idea for a dinner party starter. Give a courgette fritters a Korean-style makeover with a tasty dipping sauce.
Courgette curry is another delicious, dairy-free way to use this versatile veg.
Make the most of tart, juicy blackberries when they’re in season, in the summer months, in this easy oat bake – it’s perfect for breakfast with vegan yogurt or dessert.
We also have a wonderful recipe for vegan blackberry sorbet, which makes an impressive dinner party dessert.
Pack this crisp vegan crêpe with garlicky mushrooms for an easy plant-based lunch.
Or use meaty mushrooms to make our light but filling vegan ramen.
Prepare this comforting chorizo stew and top with zesty avocado salsa and soft boiled eggs for a vibrant brunch dish.
For another interesting way with eggs, try our spiced grain salad with peas, spinach and jammy eggs.
Packed with nuts, fruit and oats, this hearty porridge bowl is perfect for a post-workout breakfast.
Our kiwi smoothie is another great option for enjoying after exercise.
Our moist vegan banana bread is moreish and easy to make, and goes perfectly with your morning tea.
Choosing wholegrain carbs at lunch is a good way to make sure you’ll feel full and energised all afternoon. Try cooking soba noodles with broccoli, then coat in a zingy peanut sauce and top with roasted peanuts for extra crunch. You only need 20 minutes to throw this easy veggie dish together, and it’s bursting with good fats.
We have lots more healthy carb recipes to fuel your day.
For a healthy and filling lunch, try a classic niçoise salad stuffed into a crispy, fluffy baked potato. It's high in protein and free from dairy.
We have 32 healthy lunch recipes, all are good for you and totally delicious.
Try our healthy chicken skewers, flavoured with oregano and lemon. Serve them as part of your own mini Mediterranean spread with hummus, warm pittas and a fresh salad.
Hummus lovers will really enjoy our recipe with noodles, kale, coriander and a hummus dressing.
Simply grilled hake, with a side of preserved lemon and paprika chickpeas plus leafy kale. Ready in 30 minutes, it's a low-calorie, gluten-free midweek winner.
We have enough healthy dinner ideas to keep you going for weeks – have a browse and find your favourites.
Turn storecupboard staples into this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad with roasted red peppers and black olives.
If you're veggie, check out our healthy vegetarian storecupboard recipes.
34. Miso tofu soup
Silken tofu helps make this miso-rich noodle broth smooth and creamy without the addition of dairy – a nourishing veggie lunch that’s ready in just 15 minutes. It’s low in fat, too.
Miso is delicious in everything from soup to salad – we like using it to add a deep, rich flavour to the dressing for this seared sesame tuna salad.
Our vegan red lentil dahl soup is low in calories and rich in plant protein – the perfect midweek warmer! Lentils offer a wonderful source of inexpensive plant protein, while broccoli provides a healthy dose of fibre, as well as an alphabet of micronutrients, from iron, potassium and calcium, to B vitamins, folate (folic acid) and sulforaphane.
Check out our best healthy soup recipes for more inspiration.
Avocados make salad dressings and ice creams super creamy, so why not put them in a pasta sauce? It’s a great way of using up overly ripe avocados.
This veggie stir-fry, loaded with veg and flavoured with soy, ginger, garlic and chilli, will be on the table in just 25 minutes.
Use broccoli to make this sweet and sticky gluten-free chicken dish for a quick weeknight dinner.
Check out this vibrant chicken salad with crunchy green beans, mangetout and lentils. This quick and easy salad is ready in just 30 minutes – the perfect way to start the week.
You can do so much with hearty lentils, check out our top veggie recipes.
Try this flavour-packed tuna steak with zingy lemon bulgar wheat salad. Ready in 30 minutes, this vibrant recipe is a simple midweek meal for two.
We love using lemon to add a zingy freshness to this vegan baked tomato pilaf.
Ready in just 20 minutes, this colourful salad is packed with green beans, kidney beans and cannellini beans, and comes finished with a green tahini dressing to boost the flavour.
Tahini adds delicious nutty creaminess to this vegetarian halloumi and kale salad.