Chickpea and Squash Vegetarian Curry Recipe

Healthy vegetarian recipes

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From fragrant aubergine curries to fresh chickpea salads, try our vibrant meat-free meal ideas, all with less than 300 calories per portion


Make one of our healthy vegetarian recipes for a colourful, low-calorie midweek meal. Our low-calorie vegetarian dishes make healthy, meat-free eating really easy (you can make them for dinner if following the 5:2 diet). 

Try vegetarian curry recipes, quick vegetarian pasta dishes 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?

Here are our easy healthy vegetarian recipes…



  • Our vegetarian recipes include ingredients such as aubergine, courgette and cauliflower

Mushroom bhaji

The perfect midweek vegan dinner, this bhaji comes packed with chestnut mushrooms, garlic, ginger and turmeric. Less than 100 calories per serving, it's great served with warm, fluffy naans for mopping all those juices up.

Mushroom bhaji

Thai-style broccoli fried rice

Packed with protein and low in calories, this speedy broccoli rice dish is a great, healthy twist on a classic fried rice dish. It's full of exciting texture and flavour, with punchy chilli, zingy lime, crunchy veg and peanuts.

Thai style broccoli fried rice

Mushroom stroganoff

Swap beef for porcini and flat mushrooms to create a rich vegetarian version that doesn't compromise on flavour. Our easy meat-free meal comes in at under 300 calories a serving.

Vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe

Courgette fritters

Top our lightly spiced courgetti fritters with poached eggs for a quick weekend brunch or light lunch with fewer than 250 calories.

Easy Courgette Fritters Recipe

Preserved lemon, spinach and cherry tomato pilaf

Packed with subtle perfume flavours and zesty preserved lemons, this vegan pilaf is a hearty and healthy all-in-one midweek meal for the family to enjoy.

Spinach Rice Pilaf Recipe with Tomatoes and Lemon

Aubergine dhansak

Cook aubergine pieces with fragrant spices and red lentils for a hearty yet healthy vegan curry.

A large silver pot filled with cooked lentils and chunks of aubergine

Coronation chickpea and apple salad

Make this classic lunch favourite vegetarian by replacing the chicken with chickpeas. Refreshing, crunchy and full of flavour, this easy salad recipe is ready in just 20 minutes and low in calories.

Coronation Salad Recipe with Chickpea and Apple

Tex-Mex baked veggie frittata

Try our quick and easy frittata with roasted red peppers, spring onions and punchy pickled jalapeños. This vibrant vegetarian meal makes for great leftovers to brighten up lunchtime at work.

Vegetable Frittata Recipe

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 with less than 300 calories.

Gigantes Plaki Recipe

Vegetarian chilli soup

Try this punchy vegetarian soup with red kidney beans and crunchy veg. This easy recipe is packed with flavour, ready in less than an hour and under 300 calories.

Chilli Soup Recipe served with garlic bread in a white bowl topped with chopped spring onions

Stir-fried tofu vegetarian noodles

Check out our easy veggie stir-fry with crispy tofu and crunchy broccoli. This simple low-calorie recipe is packed with plenty of flavour, plus it's high in protein too.

Tofu Stir Fry Noodles

Mushroom dhansak

Check out this easy dhansak recipe with mushrooms and punchy red chilli. Serve this simple low calorie curry recipe as a vegetarian dinner for four.

Dhansak Recipe with Mushroom

Vegetarian 'meatballs' with fresh tomato sauce

Lentils are a great way to make a meal vegetarian. Swap these for your usual meatballs for a low-cal dinner that's ready in just 40 minutes.

Lentil ‘Meatballs’ With Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

Low-calorie spiced cauliflower soup

Check out our creamy spiced cauli soup recipe. This simple veggie soup is low in calories and ready in under an hour. Try our soup recipes here...

Spicy Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Spring greens shakshuka

We've given shakshuka a green twist by adding asparagus tips and broad beans for a vibrant veggie meal. Try our low calorie breakfast ideas here

Green Shakshuka Recipe (Plus How To Video)

Mushroom chilli with lime soured cream

Try our simple healthy twist on a family classic, chilli con carne. This version is vegetarian, low in calories and gluten free too, a great midweek meal.

Healthy Mushroom Chilli with wild rice and soured cream

Vegan miso shiitake ramen

In need of a healthy yet warming midweek meal? Try our low calorie, vegan miso shiitake mushroom ramen for an easy dinner for two.

Vegan Ramen Recipe with Shiitake Mushrooms

Turmeric-fried veggie rice

Make our vibrant turmeric-fired rice. This colourful recipe is packed with punchy flavour and super simple to make. Plus, it comes in under 300 calories per serving.

Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe with Turmeric

Penne alla norma

Check out our easy gluten free tomato pasta with aubergine topped with fresh basil. This simple recipe is veggie friendly and low in calories.

Penne Alla Norma Recipe

Roast pumpkin and chickpea salad with coriander dressing

Try this roast pumpkin and chickpea vegetarian salad for a healthy dinner recipe. Our super easy gluten free recipe makes an ideal midweek meal for the family. Plus, it's low in calories, too.

Roast Pumpkin Salad recipe with Chickpeas

Beetroot rice with feta

You’ve heard of courgetti and cauliflower steaks, but what about beetroot rice? Try this beetroot rice recipe for a low calorie, healthy dinner.

Beetroot Rice With Feta Recipe

Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Try our recipe for Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce. This dish is quick, easy and simple to make, a great low fat vegetarian midweek meal.

Turkish ratatouille with yogurt sauce

Chickpea and squash coconut curry

Hunker down with a big bowl of our warming chickpea and squash coconut curry. Our veggie curry makes for a healthy way to feed a family.

Chickpea and squash coconut curry in a grey pan

Freekeh risotto with spring greens

Use freekeh to make this spring greens risotto. This healthy dinner recipe is a hearty dish that's also low calorie. Try our favourite risotto recipes here

Risotto Recipe With Freekeh and Spring Greens

Courgetti som tam salad

Our quick and easy vegan som tam salad uses courgetti for extra colour, taste and substance. Try making our vegetarian salad for a healthy lunch recipe or a light dinner. 

Courgetti Salad Recipe

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 low-cal and 5:2 diet-friendly.

Broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata

Yaki udon noodles

Our easy vegetarian yaki udon noodle recipe is ready in 20 minutes and under 300 calories. Make this low calorie meal for a healthy dinner recipe.

Yaki Vegetable Udon Noodles Recipe served in a deep silver metal pan

Aubergine bhaji

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and low in calories. Made with aubergines and packed full of spices, this dish is the perfect go-to dinner for a midweek meal.

Bhaji Recipe with Aubergine

Vegetarian spinach and ricotta filo pie

Our spinach and ricotta vegetarian pie made with filo pastry is very light at under 200 calories per slice. Ready in under an hour you can make it ahead and cook it when you need it.

Spinach and Ricotta Vegetarian Filo Pastry Pie Recipe

Aubergine and sesame stir-fry

A quick, easy and healthy vegetarian stir-fry that makes for a simple midweek meal to serve two.

Aubergine Stir Fry With Sesame

Spring veg and lemon broth

Our recipe for spring veg and lemon broth is a quick, easy and healthy meal to make midweek – plus it's under 300 calories. Try making this vegetable broth for a warming winter dish.

Spring Veg and Lemon Broth Recipe