Looking for vegetarian storecupboard recipes? Want to make meat-free meals from storecupboard staples? Try our ideas below, then check out our other storecupboard recipes.


Storecupboard ingredients can be an affordable, versatile and effective way to make meals healthy when you're in a rush. From tins of black beans to lentils, tuna to baked beans, there are many ways to rustle up a meal that still packs in flavour but is also tasty and nutritious too.

Vegetarian storecupboard recipes

Vegan quinoa and black bean chilli

This quinoa and black bean chilli recipe is high in protein, rich in fibre and vegan too – but it still tastes impossibly moreish and creamy.

Easy Vegan Chilli Recipe with Quinoa

Smoky homemade beans with baked sweet potato

Using tins of beans and tomatoes, this dish makes for an easy veggie meal. It has a generous dose of fibre too, and will boost your five-a-day count.

Baked sweet potatoes with smoky beans

Black bean slow-cooker chilli

Check out our easy slow-cooker chilli using tinned tomatoes and black beans, which are rich in fibre, potassium and protein. This is a nutritious veggie recipe that the whole family will love.

Chipotle Black Bean Chilli Recipe

Grains, greens and beans salad with pesto dressing

This nourishing green salad jumbles healthy storecupboard staples like protein-rich freekah and beans with green veg, and finishes it all off with a tub of fresh pesto. Ready in 15 minutes.

Easy Grain Salad Recipe with Pesto Dressing

Puy lentil bolognese

Use tinned puy lentils and tomatoes as well as dried herbs in this great veggie bolognese. It's packed with veggies and is rich in protein and fibre.

Lentil Bolognese Recipe

Couscous salad with roasted cauliflower, zhoug sauce and crispy shallots

Check out our vibrant salad recipe with giant couscous. The cauliflower brings fibre to the table, as well as lots of vitamins and minerals. The garlic and herb dressing adds more goodness as well as punchy flavour.

Cauliflower Couscous Salad Recipe with Zhoug

Greek baked beans

This Greek one-pot is packed with protein and fibre as well as plenty of fresh flavours. Using tins, jars and other storecupboard staples, it's an easy vegetarian meal idea.

Gigantes Plaki Recipe

Super storecupboard salad

This super salad is made from storecupboard heroes like tinned chickpeas, frozen peas and beans and grains. It's ready in just 15 minutes so make for a speedy but nourishing salad. It serves four, but you can always have leftovers for lunch.

Super storecupboard salad

Vegan coconut dahl

Try our super simple, nutritious vegan dahl recipe, made from dry lentils and tinned coconut milk. The fried onions, curry leaves and mustard seeds make a colourful, crunchy topping. Serve with flatbreads, or as a side to a curry.

Coconut Dhal Recipe

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