Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean all you can eat are boring salads. In fact there are heaps of delicious veggie recipes out there to try out! Start off by checking out our ten recipes that vegetarians are sure to love, we’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
1. Baked green eggs
Start your day well with delicious baked eggs. This veggie recipe from BBC Good Food is packed with spinach, which is a rich source of iron and helps to maintain healthy skin and hair. With only five ingredients, this is a quick and easy vegetarian breakfast that will keep you fuller for longer.
2. Greek chickpeas on toast
Chickpeas are a good source of fibre and protein, and this veggie recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen is all about delicious chickpeas. Flavoured with paprika and tomatoes, this is a warming comfort dish that will be perfect for breakfast in winter.
3. Sweet potato and kale hash
This breakfast hash from Minimalist Baker is another warm, satisfying breakfast recipe. And with plenty of sweet potato and kale it’s good for you too! This veggie recipe is also made vegan friendly by making a tofu scramble, instead of using eggs.
4. Baked falafel
Falafels make for a great vegetarian lunch, especially because you can make a large batch ahead of time and have lunch ready-made for the week. And you can eat them however you like, for example with pita bread or in a salad. These ones from Cookie and Kate are baked instead of fried, which makes for a much healthier option.
5. Tofu and kale pesto sandwich
Sandwiches are usually seen as a boring lunch, but not if you get creative with the fillings! This veggie recipe from Vegan Heaven is packed with tofu, zucchini, carrots and a homemade kale pesto. Absolutely delicious and definitely filling!
6. Veggie pasta salad
This veggie recipe from Cooking Classy is loaded with all kinds of vegetables – olives, onion, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumber and capsicum! So it’s super healthy and makes for a filling lunch. You can also meal prep a large batch and portion it out for the week.
7. Vegetarian bolognese
This veggie recipe from Pass the Plants makes the pasta sauce out of carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms and walnuts, giving you that classic thick bolognese texture without the meat! And for a vegan-friendly option, they have used “zoodles” instead of spaghetti. With vegetables in the sauce and the pasta, this dish makes a very healthy meal.
8. Spicy bean fajitas
This vegetarian dinner from Delicious is made from kidney beans, which is a good source of fibre and helps improve the digestive system. It’s also super quick and easy to make. And you can serve these bean fajitas with whatever you like, such as a tomato salsa or fresh guacamole.
9. Beetroot pasta
For something a little different, try out this incredible beetroot pasta from Hurry the Food Up. Beetroots are good source of vitamins and minerals, and this vegetable turns the colour of your pasta purple! This veggie recipe is a quick and simple meal, but it also makes for an impressive dinner if you have guests over. Served with walnuts and feta cheese, it is absolutely delicious.
10. Lentil Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes are a classic dish, and making them with lentils turns it into a delicious vegetarian-friendly meal. Not only is it a super quick and easy meal to make, but lentils are a good source of protein and iron, which make them a great meat alternative. Check out this recipe from Minimalist Baker.