10 high-protein vegetarian meals
It can be tricky for vegetarians and vegans to get the daily fix of protein, but we've used protein-rich ingredients to create halloumi wraps, tofu tacos, mushroom chilli and more
Looking for high-protein vegetarian meals? Want to know the best sources of vegetarian protein? Try our ideas below, then check out our high-protein vegan meals. Or try out dishes from around the world with our global vegetarian recipes.
We have consulted our expert nutritionist Kerry Torrens to identify the most protein-rich vegetarian foods and used them in our nutritious vegetarian meals. Then check out our vegan protein balls, energy granola bars and high-protein meals. For more healthy recipe inspiration, check out our anti-inflammatory recipes.
High protein vegetarian recipes
Light paneer curry
Cook this veg-heavy curry for a healthy vegetarian meal. The peas add extra protein while ginger and plum tomatoes make a light, fragrant sauce. Want to know how to make your own paneer? Use our step-by-step guide.
Miso tofu soup
This silken tofu and miso soup is nourishing, smooth and speedy, too – it’s ready in just 15 minutes.
Healthy spinach omelette
A healthy veggie lunch that’s high in protein, check out this veggie omelette layered with creamed spinach and juicy cherry tomatoes.
Halloumi and Greek salad wraps
Not only is salty halloumi a satisfying veggie wrap filling, it is a delicious source of protein. Serve with a fresh and bright salad for a quick, nutritious midweek meal.
Gochujang roast sweet potato with mixed grain salad
Pack plenty of protein into this low-calorie vegetarian salad. The mixed grains boast a wealth of protein, and taste delicious with roasted sweet potatoes, radishes, cucumber, and a punchy Korean dressing.
Jazz your omelette up with plenty of grated courgette, kale, peas and chilli flakes, then serve alongside cherry tomatoes dressed simply with white wine vinegar for an easy, high-protein vegetarian meal.
Quick quinoa and black bean vegan chilli
Try our quick and protein-packed vegan chilli. The quinoa and black beans in this chilli recipe are low calorie, vegan and high in protein – but still taste impossibly creamy.
Stir-fried tofu noodles
Check out our high-protein, veggie stir-fry with crispy tofu and crunchy broccoli. The recipe is simple and easy and delivers plenty of nutritious flavours.
Mushroom chilli with lime soured cream
Try our simple healthy twist on a family classic, chilli con carne. Kidney beans are not only vegetarian, low in calories and gluten free, they are one of the best sources for plant-based protein.
Cajun tofu tacos
Tofu is a brilliant source of protein, and doesn't have to be a boring replacement for meat. This recipe for cajun tofu tacos is vegan, low calorie, and only need 30 minutes cooking time.
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