Looking for vegetarian meal inspiration? Try one of our quick vegetarian recipes ready in under 30 minutes, 63 vegetarian meals perfect for midweek that you can prepare in under half an hour. From vegetarian curry, to colourful veggie salads and quick vegetarian lunch ideas (try our halloumi-stuffed pita, ravioli with buttered greens and buddha bowls), we have your vegetarian needs covered…
Salty halloumi makes a satisfying vegetarian wrap filling. Serve with a fresh and bright salad for a quick, nutritious midweek meal.
This veggie salad recipe is packed with prebiotic goodness from the resistant starch in the seeds and finished with a tangy tahini-yogurt dressing.
Take your pasta salad to the next level by adding sweet diced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese balls for a quick and easy veggie dinner.
Coat salty halloumi in a layer of quinoa for an added layer of crunch. Our veggie salad is quick to make and served with an easy romesco dressing and seasonal sprouting broccoli.
Give your basic omelette a lift with this quick and easy idea packed with crunchy spring onions, shredded carrot and fiery ginger.
Check out our recipe for the ultimate veggie burger packed with mushroom, avocado, spinach and halloumi – ready in just 30 minutes.
Add a bit of spice to your eggs with dukkah, a Middle Eastern condiment. Our vegetarian recipe makes an exotic brunch idea or an easy midweek meal ready in under 30 minutes.
Check out our easy lentil salad with avocado. This simple salad recipe is packed with crunchy cucumber, crumbly feta and fresh basil.
If you’re a veggie who loves fajitas, check out these super simple wraps with salty halloumi, sweet red peppers and crunchy red onions. Ready in 20 minutes, this easy recipe is a great midweek meal for two.
Check out this super simple creamy feta recipe with sweet red onion and punchy chilli. This easy meal is low in calories, veggie friendly and ready in just 30 minutes.
Check out this quick and easy veggie dish with crunchy green beans, fried olives and creamy goat’s cheese, ready in just 15 minutes. This flavoursome recipe comes from East London restaurant, Little Duck The Picklery.
This quick and easy recipe for romana courgettes with a sweet and spicy agrodolce sauce is ready in just 30 minutes. Make this courgette recipe from Little Duck The Picklery for an easy vegetarian dinner party dish.
Need a quick soup recipe? Make our creamy chilled cucumber soup, it’s simple to make and ready in just 20 minutes. The chilled soup makes a great starter or light lunch recipe.
This vibrant Middle-Eastern inspired tabbouleh salad with puy lentils is quick to prepare, making it ideal for a vegetarian midweek meal. Mint, parsley and lemon add freshness to contrast against the meaty texture of halloumi and what’s more, this recipe is low in calories and gluten free too.
These substantial falafel burgers give the classic beef burger a run for their money. Healthy chickpea patties packed full of flavour with warming spices, fresh coriander and spring onions nestle amongst citrusy red cabbage, hummus, beef tomato and pickled chilli; all piled into a toasted bun. A quick and easy vegetarian recipe to feed 4 that also benefits from being low in calories.
With just 5 ingredients, this vegetarian soup with potato and spring onions is easy to make and ready in only 30 minutes. Its velvety texture makes it the perfect winter warmer and the spring onion garnish adds a fresh crunch to a bowl of comforting goodness.
Try our spiralized courgette recipe for a healthy alternative to pasta tossed with fresh pesto, crunchy pine nuts and baby plum tomatoes bursting with flavour from balsamic vinegar and garlic. Just 15 minutes to make, ‘courgetti’ is great for a quick, vegetarian meal for one.
Perfect for green-fingered enthusiasts or simply for those who love a super-easy, great tasting vegetarian meal, the idea behind these burgers is that you can grow many of the ingredients. Get creative with this recipe and use what you’ve lovingly grown or stick to the winning combination of roasted Mediterranean veg, hummus and a dollop of tomato salsa in a toasted ciabatta bun. From garden to plate in under 30 minutes!
Quick vegetarian recipes ready in under 30 minutes
Soft, pillowy gnocchi with kale and meltingly creamy dolcelatte make for a dreamy combination in this super simple vegetarian recipe. With only a few ingredients and dinner on the table in just 20 minutes, this gnocchi recipe is midweek perfection.
Try your hand at making labneh, a type of strained yoghurt popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, by leaving goat’s yoghurt over a sieve in the fridge overnight. Deliciously creamy yet low in calories, it works wonderfully with the sweet, ripe figs, aromatic thyme and a good drizzle of honey. Spread onto sourdough toast, this simple vegetarian recipe makes for a mouth-watering breakfast, brunch or snack.
Try our fresh and simple vegetarian spaghetti recipe with creamy mozzarella, smashed kalamata olives and ajvar. Ajvar, a sauce traditionally from the Balkans and made up primarily of red peppers, is super quick and easy to whip up. It works particularly well in pasta dishes as an alternative to a classic pesto. Feel free to substitute spaghetti for linguine and mozzarella for burrata.
Try our quick, easy and moreish halloumi fries. Deep fried for extra crunch, an absolute cheese sensation. Dip into our homemade tartare sauce; perfect party food or the ultimate weekend snack, and they take 15 minutes to make! Can’t stop thinking about deep fried cheese?
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This easy vegetarian meal is super zesty and buttery and great when you’re short on time. Low calorie and meat free make this the perfect start to the week.
Our quick and easy vegetarian brunch recipe is a real winner. Shakshuka, traditionally a North African dish has taken our breakfast menu by storm. Typically comprised of spices, eggs and tomatoes, we have decided to mix things up a little. Give it a spring green healthy option, using asparagus tips and broad beans whilst keeping the classic cumin flavours. This breakfast option is one not to be missed. Got you in the mood for brunch?
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This pea and spinach soup is packed with green goodness and really easy to make. Serve with a swirl of creme fraîche and some crusty bread, if you like. Not only is it brilliantly good for you, it also takes only 15 minutes to make! Good, warm food that won’t take up your whole evening. This super quick and easy low-fat veggie recipe will nourish and rejuvenate, leaving you feeling full but also cleansed. Sounds good, right? Have a look at our best ever quick and healthy meal ideas in under 30 minutes!
This is a seasonal selection of veg if ever we did see one. Plus it only takes 20 minutes! Serve this bed of peppery kale, succulent raisins and sweet, garlicky shallots alongside a Sunday roast. For more festive trimmings recipes, look no further.
Buddha bowls are generous portions of good-for-you ingredients piled into a bowl as a healthy but filling salad. They’re balanced in grains, protein, veggies and carbs, so choose what you fancy and get filling. Think of this as a savoury smoothie bowl; it’s all about those toppings. For a recipe that has so much to it, it’s a massive bonus that it will impress your guests while only taking you 20 minutes to make. It’s that quick and easy!
Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party. Pair this gluten free, low calorie zingy salad with some of her other easy recipes (such as her lamb kofta puffs with tahini and tomato sauce or spiced cod frittas with harissa honey dip) to create an impressive sharing spread. All this for under 30 minutes! Craving a light, juicy (but most importantly, quick) salad? Check out all our 15 minute salad ideas here.
Feeling fancy? But would also love to make a spectacle quickly? Make comforting beans on toast a bit posher with this vegetarian, low-calorie recipe for two. The best bit is it only takes 20 minutes to make. How quick and easy is that?! Butter the toast and pile on the beans. Finish with some grated parmesan if you like. Sometimes the best ideas come when you go back to the basics. Check out our Best ever British comfort food recipes here.
Save time and still impress with this super-simple starter. Whip this up in 20 minutes, it’s perfect for a festive dinner party. Its quick, it’s easy and it’s simply beautiful too!
Our simple starter of chargrilled asparagus, fried duck egg and morels comes from Noble Rot in Bloomsbury and makes a great quick, veggie starter. Get this super easy starter out for your diners in less than 30 minutes! We all know asparagus is one great vegetables. So, if this sounds like a vegetarian dish you’d love, check out our 16 best asparagus recipes here.
Our grilled melon caprese salad is a great quick and easy starter for the summer months. This works well with watermelons too, just swap the mozzarella for feta, and sprinkle with a few oregano leaves and rocket. It will take you less than 30 minutes to create! Since you’re saving so much time, why not scatter with the herbs, drizzle with oil and balsamic, and serve with some artisan crusty bread too!
Our recipe for Tex-Mex hash with eggs – a combination of potatoes, tomatoes chills, avocado and eggs – is, to us, one of the ultimate comfort foods. This is ready in just 30 minutes, so makes a great brunch or lighter dinner.
Make the most of two great seasonal ingredients while you can with this recipe for Jersey Royal potatoes with wild garlic. It’s vegan, easy and ready in just 15 minutes! Mix the potatoes with smokey seasonings, wilt the wild garlic, then tip into a bowl to serve.
Or as we like to call them, ‘MLT’. M is for mushroom, L is for lettuce and T is for… truffle oil, of course. These vegetarian burgers can be enjoyed by family, friends, or as a perfect mid week dinner in under 30 minutes!
Not a fan of the classic beans on toast? Try our greener healthier version, broad beans on toast. This recipe is quick and easy to rustle up, ideal for when you’re short of time.
Our recipe for rigatoni with broccoli pesto is a great twist on a classic pesto and a good way to use up broccoli. What’s more, it’s vegetarian and ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for midweek. It’s a great way to get the kids eating their greens too.
Our recipe for allotment burgers is genius. The idea behind them is that you can grow many of these ingredients. Add what you’ve got in your garden or allotment. They’re ready in under 30 minutes, are super-easy to put together and vegetarian.
Our pasta combines wilted spinach and soft goat’s cheese to create a creamy and rich dish. Oh, and it’s incredibly quick. Garnish with some extra parmesan and enjoy in 20 minutes!
Our California scramble is a quick and easy vegetarian meal for one – try for breakfast, brunch or a quick midweek meal. Have a look at more quick and easy olive recipes for one here.
Our recipe for papperdelle with buttery tomato and shallot sauce is a really quick, simple, vegetarian meal.
Our super-quick and easy mushroom and tarragon stroganoff makes for a great, healthy midweek meal, ready in just 15 minutes and under 300 calories.
Our feta, baby kale and beetroot fattoush is vegetarian, easy and ready in under 30 minutes. Plus, it’s under 500 calories. Use a mix of colours of beetroot if you like.
The classic brunch dish shakshuka is vegetarian and quick and easy to make – spices, peppers, tomatoes and eggs bubbled up in a pan – what’s not to like? Our expert one-pot ideas are delicious (and save you time, and a mountain of washing up!)
Our black bean and squash quesadillas with smoky chipotle salsa are vegetarian, ready in 30 minutes and under 300 calories, making them perfect for a speedy midweek meal with a Mexican twist.
Our linguine with garlic mushrooms and sage is quick and easy, vegetarian, and under 500 calories. A buttery, cheesy pasta dish for under 500 calories? You’re welcome! We love vegetarian pasta.
There is not much better than cheese stuffed in bread! And since pickling is a definite trend, our stuffed pittas are delicious and exciting. Our quick and easy halloumi-stuffed pittas with cucumber and pickled cabbage serve the family in under 30 minutes.
Our recipe for baked feta with cherry tomatoes and garlic toast is quick and easy to make, vegetarian and under 500 calories. Serve the baked feta with herb salad and sourdough toast! No time, and no regrets.
We love avocado! With our recipe for grilled avocado halves with harissa hummus and tahini yogurt, we’ve promoted it to BBQ star. Check out our BBQ recipe ideas here.
Burrata is a creamier mozzarella with a lovely, luxurious texture. This butter lettuce with burrata and caper dressing is a great, simple way to use it.
Stir-fries are the best quick meal. This yaki udon noodle recipe is ready in 20 minutes and under 300 calories. Get all your ingredients ready then the cooking takes minutes – the recipe takes just 20 minutes. Healthy and vegetarian, it’s made with broccoli, peppers, ginger, garlic and udon noodles. Leave out the Worcestershire sauce for a vegetarian version.
Our spiced paneer with chilli green lentils recipe is vegetarian, easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes – perfect for midweek meal.
Our creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian, under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting meal to make midweek. Here’s our pick of the best vegetarian curry recipes to keep you going.
Our quick and easy falafel mezze bowl makes a great vegetarian midweek meal. A whole lot of goodness in such a short about of time. That’s the magic formula we all want!
Our recipe for Tuscan bean and barley stew is a perfect one to have on hand for a quick midweek meal. It’s ready in 30 minutes, serves 4 and is under 200 calories. You can use any leafy greens for this, just whatever you have around.
Our quick and easy soba noodle salad with teriyaki mushrooms is vegetarian, ready in 30 minutes, and under 300 calories. All these cuts for so many gains. It sounds like a winner to us!
Our recipe for papperdelle with buttery tomato and shallot sauce is a really quick, simple, vegetarian meal.
Our vegetarian big bowl chickpea salad is super quick and easy to make – perfect for lunch or a speedy supper. It will only take you 15 minutes to make. Lots of colour, lots of flavour and lots of time to spare.
Our recipe for ginger, spring onion and mushroom omelette makes a speedy midweek meal for one. Easy to make and you only need to flash it under a hot grill to finish, then flip onto a plate – or eat straight from the pan. We wouldn’t blame you if you just can’t wait. Serve with kejap manis and sriracha sauce, if you fancy.
Our smashed chickpea and feta salad makes a hearty, no-cook supper for two in just 15 minutes. It makes a great lunch box, too. Smashing the chickpeas helps them to soak up some of the dressing.
Our recipe for za’atar aubergine steaks with sesame dressing and pomegranate makes for a quick, easy and delicious veggie dinner. Plus, it’s under 300 calories and gluten free.
Indian spiced chickpeas make a hearty but healthy filling for baked spuds. Pile into a sweet potato with a big dollop of yoghurt for an easy midweek meal.
Our recipe for ricotta toast with kale and cherry tomatoes makes a great 10-minute meal for 1. It’s veggie and low cal, so ticks a lot of the midweek boxes. It is quick, light and will absolutely satisfy.
Our recipe for courgetti, pea and artichoke salad with pistachio pesto is vegan, low calorie, gluten free and ready in just 20 minutes. The next thing to do is pile onto plates.