National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week (Monday 16 – Sunday 22 May) is an annual awareness week aiming to show people how tasty and nutritious a vegetarian diet can be. To celebrate this week of delicious meat-free eating we have put together a selection of recipe ideas perfect for a veggie feast.

Watercress with balsamic roasted shallotsWatercress with balsamic roasted shallots – A simple but hearty watercress salad, topped with sweet shallots roasted in balsalmic vinegar, crunchy hazelnuts and creamy vegetarian Brie.







Wild rice and chickpea salad with halloumiWild rice and chickpea salad with halloumi – This light and fresh dish is perfect for lunch or a smaller dinner. With all that delicious halloumi even the carnivores amongst you won’t be missing meat.







Moroccan beetroot & herb salad with natural yogurt dressingMoroccan beetroot & herb salad with natural yogurt dressing – Be more adventurous with your salad! This delicious main features wedges of cooked beetroot, along with baby spinach leaves, fresh mint and coriander. Delicious.






British Asparagus PizzaBritish Asparagus Pizza – This springtime pizza recipe includes lovely seasonal asparagus. It can be eaten hot or cold so is perfect for a brunch at home or a vegetarian lunchtime picnic.







Curried beetroot & lentil shepherd’s pieCurried beetroot & lentil shepherd’s pie – Packed full of tasty vegetables, this super healthy alternative to a traditional shepherd’s pie substitutes minced lamb for beetroot and lentils. It’s dairy free, too, making it perfect for both vegetarians and vegans alike.






Spring onion & asparagus risottoSpring onion & asparagus risotto – This easy risotto recipe couldn’t be simpler – and it’s jam-packed with delicate and fragrant flavours thanks to the spring onions and crunchy celery.







Watercress & mushroom slidersWatercress & mushroom sliders – A delightful meat-free dish that will leave everyone satisfied, with big flavours from the watercress and the vegetarian cheese.







Persian jewelled rice with raspberries, walnuts and parsleyPersian jewelled rice with raspberries, walnuts and parsley – Based on the classic Persian dish Javaher Polow, this fruity rice is truly fit for a king. It makes a great main, or even a side dish, and the buttery golden crust that develops on the bottom of the pan is absolutely gorgeous!






Parpadelle of shallots, wild mushrooms and tarragonParpadelle of shallots, wild mushrooms and tarragon – We love this dish of sautéed shallots, wild mushrooms, Madeira and tarragon with al dente parpadelle pasta. It’s hearty, warming and goes perfectly with a crisp glass of white wine. Enjoy.






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