37 healthy vegetarian recipes
Whether you fancy a fragrant veggie curry, filling chickpea salad, risotto or shakshuka, you'll love our vibrant and healthy meat-free meals
Make one of our healthy vegetarian recipes for a colourful, vibrant midweek meal. Our healthy vegetarian dishes make meat-free eating really easy (you can even make them for dinner if you're following the 5:2 diet). For more healthy inspiration, check out our low-calorie vegetarian recipes, low-carb vegetarian recipes and healthy vegan recipes. Try out recipes from around the world with our global vegetarian recipes, or check out our budget vegetarian recipes for low-cost veggie meals.
Adding more meat-free meals to your diet may help reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases as well as improving the overall quality of your diet, and you'll be doing your bit for the environment too! Research indicates that vegetarians have a better quality of diet than meat eaters, and will also get a higher intake of key nutrients includes fibre, vitamin C and magnesium. Including dairy or eggs as part of a vegetarian diet also ensures plenty of calcium, vitamin D and all-important B vitamins in the diet, as well as providing a good source of protein which helps with weight and blood sugar balancing.
Try vegetarian curry recipes, dairy-free dinner recipes and low-calorie one pots. We also have vegetarian salad recipes, including courgetti salad, noodle salad and falafel. Or why not go for an on-trend cauliflower steak?
Healthy vegetarian recipes
The perfect midweek vegan dinner, this bhaji comes packed with chestnut mushrooms, garlic, ginger and turmeric. It's great served with warm, fluffy naans for mopping all those juices up.
Healthy fried rice
Paneer is flavoured with ginger, garlic, chilli and curry powder to make this quick and healthy fried rice dish.
Healthy spinach omelette
Creamed spinach and juicy cherry tomatoes top this healthy veggie omelette – we've lowered the fat by replacing cream with light soft cheese and milk.
Love gnocchi but looking for something healthy? Check out Nadine’s baked gnocchi dish, mixed with vibrant vegetables and a moreish hazelnut pesto.
Gazpacho is a refreshing cold soup featuring cucumber, red pepper and red onion on a plum tomato base, best served with crusty baguette.
In this lighter take on panzanella, bread is crisped up with juicy veg and drizzled in a piquant dressing to get the taste buds dancing.
This veg-packed frittata is served with a simple green leaf salad to make a nourishing, satisfying dinner.
Courgette and chimichurri salad
Make the most of summer veg by tossing courgettes and green beans in a zingy chimichurri dressing, creating a healthy yet satisfying lunch.
This healthy twist on tacos comes bursting with vibrant veggies – they’re easy to assemble and are sure to go down well with vegan and meat-eaters alike.
This twist on a family favourite is full of our favourite veggies: aubergine, onion, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and pine nuts. Perfect for a meat-free weeknight dinner.
Nadine Brown’s speedy vegan dish makes the most of tofu and long-stemmed broccoli, offering fresh and zesty flavours which vegans and meat-eaters alike will enjoy.
Vegan aubergine curry
Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy vegan curry.
Try Hetty McKinnon’s healthier take on a classic stir fry for a dinner that’s easy to rustle up yet offers bold, punchy flavours thanks to cumin and chilli.
Gigantes plaki (Greek baked beans)
Ready in under an hour, this Greek one-pot is packed with plenty of fresh flavours as well as protein and fibre, making it a healthy vegetarian meal idea.
Cauliflower fried rice with crispy baked tofu
Serve golden tofu with cauliflower fried rice and plenty of sweet chilli sauce for a light, veg-packed midweek dinner.
Check out this easy dhansak recipe with mushrooms and punchy red chilli. Serve this simple curry recipe as a vegetarian dinner for four.
Master this classic and you’ll never be stuck for a delicious lunch. The key to an authentic Greek flavour is plenty of oregano and red wine vinegar.
Spring greens shakshuka
We've given shakshuka a green twist by adding asparagus tips and broad beans for a vibrant veggie meal. Try more of our low-calorie breakfast ideas.
Turmeric-fried veggie rice
This colourful, vibrant recipe is packed with punchy flavour and super simple to make.
Searching for a risotto with added health benefits? Our meat-free risotto with chestnut mushrooms, baby leeks and pecorino swaps rice for quinoa to make a dinner that’s rich in protein. Check out more nutritious quinoa recipes.
Pasta alla norma
Check out our easy gluten-free tomato pasta with aubergine topped with fresh basil. This simple recipe is veggie friendly and very satisfying.
Roast pumpkin salad
Try this roast pumpkin and chickpea vegetarian salad for a healthy dinner. Our super-easy gluten-free recipe makes an ideal midweek meal for the family.
Beetroot rice with feta
You’ve heard of courgetti and cauliflower steaks, but what about beetroot rice? Try this beetroot rice recipe for a nutritious dinner.
Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce
Try our recipe for Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce. This dish is quick and simple to make – a great vegetarian midweek meal.
Moroccan veggie soup
Check out our easy Moroccan vegan soup recipe with lemons, chickpeas and plenty of spice. This low calorie soup serves four and ready in under an hour.
Freekeh risotto with spring greens
Use freekeh to make this vibrant spring greens risotto for a hearty midweek dinner. Try our other favourite risotto recipes, too.
Broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata
Our broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata makes for a quick, healthy and easy midweek meal. It's on the table in just 20 minutes, plus it's 5:2 diet-friendly.
Spring veg and lemon broth
Our recipe for spring veg and lemon broth is a speedy and nutritious meal to make midweek.
Vegan tempeh and pineapple kebabs
Delicious chunks of marinated tempeh work brilliantly with juicy pineapple in this easy alternative to the traditional BBQ skewer.
This light, summery courgette curry is ready in less than an hour – perfect for a vegetarian midweek dinner.
Aubergine teriyaki bowls
Our 30-minute vibrant vegan recipe is packed with fresh flavours of crunchy radishes, fiery ginger and zesty lime.
Smashed broad beans on toast
Looking for a healthy veggie lunch? Try our wonderfully green broad beans on toast. This recipe is quick and easy to rustle up, ideal for when you’re short of time.
Aubergine kebabs with charred onion salsa
Try these veggie skewers for an easy BBQ option – simple to put together, quick to cook and easily scaled up or down depending on how many you’re feeding.
Spelt and apple salad with crispy nuts and seeds
Pack plenty of crunch into this balanced vegetarian salad and sprinkle with a homemade nut and seed mix.
Fennel, courgette, peas and parsley make for a wonderfully green risotto, flavoured with a little nutritional yeast in place of parmesan.
Pea and mint soup
Frozen peas are the secret weapon here – always keep a stash in the freezer and you’ll be able to whip up this fresh, summery soup in just 30 minutes.
Serve this pea and mint soup with homemade ricotta and lemon crostini, then check out our glorious green gazpacho.
Sunblush tomato and olive vegan paella
Filled with rich Mediterranean morsels, this plant-based paella has bags of flavour and will impress the whole family.
Roasted courgette, chickpea and lemon salad
Check out this quick and easy vegan salad recipe with roasted courgettes and crunchy chickpeas tossed in punchy harissa. It’s ready in 20 minutes and low in calories, too.
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