Find Vegetarian Recipes With 70 Amazing New Ideas!


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If you’re trying to find vegetarian recipes for any occasion then you need to check out this collection. It’s bursting with 70 delicious, healthy, and quick recipes!

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We’ve trawled our site to find the best recipes to suit your needs.

Whether you’re looking for high-protein, or low-carb, you need something speedy, beginner friendly, or you just need to feed the troops there is so much to choose from.

Care has been taken to make sure every dish follows our top criteria:

  • Every dish is either vegetarian or vegan-friendly
  • Made healthy with fresh whole foods
  • Can be made as quickly as possible
  • Contains ingredients that are easy to get hold of

There’s something for everyone in the collection below. We have 12 great categories for you to explore.

Let’s check out these 70 awesome recipes!

You may want to have a snack on hand as this list is going to make you hungry!

Healthy vegetarian recipes

All the goodness in one tasty dish!

Bonus: cream free but still creamy

Tired of soups that leave you feeling hungry? Try our fiber and protein-packed leek and potato soup with white beans now!

As vegetarian soups go this dish makes for some serious yummy comfort food.

Bonus: Low carb and delicious

Looking for a light lunch or snack? Try our vegan lettuce wraps, inspired by Korean ssam & filled with crispy tofu! Just don’t forget the soy sauce.

Bonus: a vegetarian meal from the Mediterranean

If meatless Mondays are a hit in your house then this creamy polenta with savory mushrooms is going to leave you wanting more.

Bonus: filling and full of flavour

This healthy high protein vegetarian moussaka is a true veggie delight with Greek soul and is full of flavour and texture!

With veggies in rich tomato sauce this main course would go great with a fresh salad on the side.

Bonus: low fat and high in protein

Love mac and cheese, but wish it was healthier? Then this is the perfect recipe for you. Try our healthy mac and cheese today. The same nostalgic flavor – lighter!

Don’t like broccoli? Why not swap it out for some brussels sprouts for a fun boxing day treat?

Bonus: a super healthy lunch idea

Looking for a quick lunch that’s packed with colourful veg and plenty of flavour? This tangy veggie wrap has got it all!

If you’ve got room for dessert after that but you still want to watch that waistline take a look at these 32 Easy Low Calorie Desserts Under 100 Calories.

Quick vegetarian meals

If you haven’t got long in the kitchen we have the recipe for you.

Bonus: a filling and fresh lunch idea

If hearty salads make your heart sing then our chickpea salad with quinoa and feta cheese is the recipe for you.

Bonus: perfect for a middle eastern mezze

Looking for an easy tabbouleh recipe? Get a load of our lentil tabbouleh – a protein-packed take on the classic dish!

With healthy ingredients like lentils, olive oil and cucumber you can have a good meal and feed well too.

Bonus: a quick and hearty lunch option

Upgrade your vegetarian sandwich offerings with this chickpea salad sandwich! It’s simple and speedy with 20g of protein! Full of leafy greens you can whip up a quick meal in no time.

Bonus: prep now and eat later

Looking for healthy, straightforward lunch options? Try our ramen noodle salad – it’s veggie, high-protein & gluten-free.

I love all the ingredients but it’s definitely the peanut butter that makes it a delicious meal for me.

Bonus: delicious and nutritious

This Mediterranean brown rice bowl is perfect for meal prep. Full of wholegrains & veggies, it’s simple, healthy, and delicious. It’s perfect for busy weeknights!

Bonus: a protein-packed breakfast that’s ready to go in 5 minutes

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie. A superior blueberry and banana smoothie with a huge protein kick! Try it, love it.

For more quick recipes this collection of 15 Yummy Vegetable Smoothies will be ready to drink in no time!

High protein vegetarian meals

To stay full throughout the day and avoid those snacking pitfalls, high-protein meals are the best way to go.

Bonus: easy to make and full of goodness

This simple vegetable frittata is full of veggie goodness and packed with eggs which are a great protein source. Give it a go, we dare you! It’s an easy way to up your protein intake.

Bonus: Fresh and zingy

Greek Pitas Recipe. Ready in 10 minutes. High in vitamins A, C, and iron (that’s the baby spinach).

Bursting out with delicious ingredients, perfect as a snack or healthy meal – it’s meals like these that make me love following a vegetarian diet!

Bonus: these beat sandwiches every time

Easy Veggie Quesadillas with a Melted Mozzarella and Cheddar Combo. They’re packed with black beans, kidney beans and red bell pepper to fill you up and give loads of flavor.

A few clever steps and you’ll be chowing down on gooey, crispy quesadillas in no time!

Bonus: flavourful and filling

This spinach and chickpea bake is easy, delicious, and super healthy- a breakfast your body will thank you for!

Bonus: Asian fusion in no time

Looking for a healthy meal that’s full of lots of veggies to bring to the office? Try our easy homemade ramen in a jar that is full of simple ingredients – hot noodle soup in minutes!

I just love the sweetness of the red onion.

Bonus: A delicious high protein smoothie

Boost your workouts with this protein-packed smoothie! My spinach banana smoothie is lean, clean, and oh so green!

If you love smoothies like this one you should try on of these 19 Natural High Protein Smoothies.

Protein is a great thing to add to any meal and has great health benefits. If you’d like more high-protein recipes we have a free 7-day high-protein meal plan for you to try.

If you love it take a look at the weekly high-protein plan too.

Low-carb vegetarian recipes

Reduce your carb intake today by trying some of these yummy recipes.

Bonus: high-protein and keto friendly

Looking for a high-protein, low-carb breakfast? Try these breakfast egg muffins – 1 recipe, 4 amazing flavours!

Bursting with veggies, eggs, and mozzarella cheese this has got to be my favorite low-carb snack.

Bonus: quick prep time for an easy dinner

This low-carb pie (that’s keto-friendly) is incredibly tasty – and the best thing – it takes only five minutes to prep! Seriously!

With baby spinach, cheese, and garlic powder it’s a delicious way to stay on track.

Bonus: a healthy and tasty little snack

How do you want your deviled eggs – with lemon juice? Check out our stuffed eggs recipe – complete with special taste boosters.

If you’re looking to try new recipes then this is the one for you.

Bonus: don’t feel left out on a low-carb diet with these beauties

The vegetarian Christmas dilemma is solved with these amazing sides – Christmas feasts are better and more vegetarian than ever!


  • Handful basil, finely chopped

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.

  • Using a cheese slicer or vegetable peeler, peel slices of courgette and aubergine skin. You may need to use a knife for the aubergine.

    1 courgette, 1 aubergine

  • Lay the slices of veg onto a lined baking tray and bake for about ten minutes, until they’ve softened a little.

  • Remove the vegetable slices from the heat and leave to cool slightly, whilst slicing the halloumi into thick slices, and about as wide as a slice of veg.

    1 pack halloumi cheese

  • Wrap the vegetable slices around the halloumi and lay back on the lined baking tray. Sprinkle over the salt, pepper and paprika powder.

    Salt and pepper to taste, 2 tsp smoked paprika

  • Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, until the halloumi is soft and beginning to brown.

  • Add the lemon juice and basil for the last five minutes.

    2 tsp lemon juice, Handful basil, finely chopped

  • Serve as a side dish along with your favourite Christmas treats! Delicious!

Nutrition Facts

Find Vegetarian Recipes With 70 Amazing New Ideas!

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Bonus: quick, healthy, and gluten-free

Looking for a healthy, low fat, and high-protein lunch or breakfast? This tomato omelette is just the trick – 20g of protein per serving! Just don’t forget to put olive oil in the pan first.

For more inspiration take a look at these 41 Delicious and Tasty Vegetarian Low Carb Recipes.

30-minute vegetarian meals

If you’re in a rush for dinner then quick vegetarian recipes are what you need. Take a look below and have dinner ready in half an hour.

Bonus: a super healthy Subway alternative

Need a tasty sandwich that’s healthy too? Try our vegetarian banh mi, an easy meal that’s a light and healthy take on the Vietnamese classic!

Bonus: a quick and filling lunch

In this superfood salad red lentils and quinoa are jazzed up with crunchy almonds, tangy olives and creamy avocado.

Bonus: great on toast for breakfast or lunch

Delicious and creamy garlic mushrooms that are so tasty and flavorsome, you want to eat them again and again!

Bonus: quick to make salad

After a salad recipe that actually fills you up? Try our Couscous & Pear Salad with goat cheese! It’s high protein, high fibre & low fat! 30-minute meals at their finest.

Bonus: plant-based foods make the best vegan meals

A tasty vegan eggplant and tomato pasta with white beans and kale and fresh herbs. Super healthy and super tasty – forget the shop-bought marinara sauce!

Bonus: delicious pancakes ready in just 10 minutes

A savory pancake begging to be eaten with pickles and chutneys or yogurts and cream. East meets West with this beautifully, wonderfully healthy dish.

There’s nothing quicker to make than a sandwich and we have tonnes of inspiration with our 37 Best Ever Vegetarian Sandwich Recipes.

Easy vegetarian recipes for dinner

Here are some delicious vegetarian recipes that are really easy to make.

Bonus: full of ingredients that are packed with vitamins

A dump-and-bake dish that will please everyone, this bean and pasta vegetarian casserole with sundried tomatoes makes a perfect healthy dinner.

Bonus: two of the best superfood veggies in one easy dish

Make the most out of your veg with this Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup – tasty, easy, healthy, full of vitamins, and only five mins to prep!

This is full of healthy veggies and makes the perfect comfort food for those chilly nights (especially if you sprinkle some grated mozzarella cheese on top)

Bonus: gluten-free and full of protein

Full of protein, fiber, and loads of other nutrients this halloumi salad will keep you feeling full for hours – and you’ll secretly be looking forward to more!

If you want easy vegetarian dinners this recipe would be a great choice. Drizzle on the olive oil for that Mediterranean taste.

Bonus: super quick and tasty

Red Pesto Pasta – The natural evolution of a classic dish. The pesto is all vegan and has received so much praise already that you won’t believe it!

It’s such a tasty vegetarian dinner idea.

Bonus: a great side to any meal

A super easy sweet potato mash meal that is going to fill you up, and add protein to your diet.

With sweet potatoes and melted cheese, what’s not to love about this easy recipe?

Bonus: one of our best Indian recipes and you can easily get everything you need from the grocery store

Creamy aubergine curry laced with unctuous coconut milk, delicately spiced with garam masala powder. Try making our aubergine curry today!

And if that curry has given you a taste for Indian cuisine we’re sure you’re going to love this collection of 57 Easy Vegetarian Indian Recipes!

Vegetarian bake recipes

There’s nothing better than saving on the washing up try out these one-pan bakes.

Bonus: a delicious vegan casserole

Looking for healthy comfort food options for your next midweek meal? This vegan broccoli casserole topped with bread crumbs is hearty, filling & surprisingly light! Try it now!

Saucy Roasted Cabbage Steaks (High-Protein Recipe)

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 23g

Calories: 522kcal

Ready in:35 minutes

Bonus: don’t miss meat with these delicious steaks

Get that extra-virgin olive oil sizzling and get excited about cabbage with these crispy panko-roasted cabbage steaks. A deliciously saucy and high-protein dinner for two!

Perfect Pizza Potatoes

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 29g

Calories: 669kcal

Ready in:1 hour

Recipe by: Heiko & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: so easy to make even the kids can help

Hands down, the best gluten-free pizza alternative out there. Tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and cheddar cheese – never feel like you’re missing out again!

Bonus: one of the best vegetarian casseroles

Looking for an easy and healthy dinner? Try our baked feta with roasted vegetables like kalamata olives. 1 tray, 30 minutes, and dinner is on the table!

Bonus: a good alternative if you don’t like cabbage

After the perfect cauliflower steak? Try this simple & delicious roasted cauliflower steak with ricotta and pepper sauce! It’s sure to make any main dish tasty.

The Best Savoury Ricotta Muffins

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 6.7g

Calories: 101kcal

Ready in:25 minutes

Recipe by: Heiko & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: an easy to bake to meal prep and freeze for later

Want a healthy breakfast or snack option that has great protein too? These savoury ricotta muffins are just what you need!

If you don’t have an oven don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with 37 Best Vegetarian BBQ Recipes

The best vegetarian breakfast ideas

We all know what the most important meal of the day is and with these dishes, you’ll never want it to end.

Pineapple Cottage Breakfast Burrito

Check out the recipe here

Protein: 16g

Calories: 395kcal

Ready in:15 minutes

Recipe by: Sharon

Bonus: a quick and healthy lunch

These are the best breakfast burritos we’ve ever had! An incredibly quick and easy recipe to follow.

With just four simple steps in the end, you get to enjoy a healthy, high-protein bite – starting your first meal of the day in the best possible way.

Bonus: creamy and zingy

Looking for easy breakfast ideas? Try our raspberry compote yogurt breakfast – 21g protein & just 303 kcal per serving! Creamy and zingy with fresh berries on top.

Bonus: gluten-free Mexican breakfast

If savory breakfasts are your thing then this recipe, with its corn tortillas and black beans, will be a delight.

Huevos rancheros are a quick and easy traditional Mexican breakfast that makes a great healthy option for vegetarians.

Bonus: hassle-free and vegan

A deliciously tasty breakfast: High in fiber, great against diabetes and heart disease. Did we mention it’s vegan too?

Just drizzle on that maple syrup, or maybe add peanut butter for added protein!

Bonus: full of healthy fats

The Ultimate Avocado Sandwich. A healthy, and nutritious sandwich filled with avocado, cheese, tomatoes and rocket for a juicy and unbeatable taste!

Bonus: a healthy and filling breakfast

An insanely healthy chia pudding with almond milk that will give you all the nutrients you need, without any unnecessary calories.

One of the tastiest breakfast is definitely oats so take a look at this compilation of Easy Healthy Overnight Oats to learn how.

Vegetarian recipes for kids

The best way to keep picky eaters happy is to give them a fun and tasty meal. Check these recipes out.

Bonus: simple ingredients and super tasty

Sweetcorn fritters provide a great healthy dinner option for the family. Served as a main or side dish, they’re so yummy!

Especially with some cherry tomatoes and cucumber sticks on the side.

Bonus: great for breakfast brunch and lunch

Looking for a healthy breakfast upgrade? We’ve made eating your greens easy with these delicious green waffles!

Use whole wheat flour for added fiber.

Bonus: a healthy way to start the day

Bulgur porridge completely revitalises the morning rush – with a naturally sweet (and incredibly tasty) whole grain breakfast – it’s vegan, too!

Bonus: if you need kid-friendly meals this is a great one

No puff pastry in the pantry? These pizza pancakes are perfect for lunch or dinner – super simple and full of the most exciting base and taste combos making it the best of both worlds!

They’d be great with a side of french fries!

Bonus: A favorite for the entire family

Did someone say burrito? Try our breakfast egg burrito recipe to wrap a perfect high-protein dish with healthy fillings. Add some cottage cheese for added protein.

Bonus: a tasty dessert that any kid would love

Now you really can have your cake and eat it with this healthy high protein cheesecake. Low on sugar but not low on yum!

When the little kids become big kids and fly the nest send them the link to these 63 Cheap Vegetarian Meals for students!

Beginner vegetarian recipes

If this is your first time cooking vegetarian food don’t panic, we’ve got you with these easy beginner recipes.

Bonus: if you want easy recipes you can’t beat these

This world’s simplest pancake recipe contains just two ingredients (egg and banana) and is super quick – just minutes from bowl to plate! Simple and tasty.

The only question is what are your favorite toppings?

Bonus: quick, simple, and full of fiber

After something different for lunch? Try this avocado and citrus salad with feta cheese and fresh basil – it’s sweet, and sour & packs a punch! It’s an all-around easy vegetarian meal.

Bonus: healthy and speedy vegan lunch

Chickpea Wraps – these firm faves are really easy to make, super tasty, and oh-so-satisfying. We’ll even show you how to roll them properly!

Bonus: simple and nutritious

Looking for a healthy vegan pasta salad that you can prep ahead for lunch? Try our Mediterranean pasta salad that’s bursting with fresh tomatoes!

It’s sure to get your taste buds tingling.

Bonus: a favorite for the whole family

A beautiful vegan soup starring cauliflower and lentils, spiced with a taste of Morocco. High in protein, works for lunch or dinner. Top with creme fraiche to finish it off nicely.

Bonus: just 2 ingredients and super simple to make

With only two ingredients in just 25 minutes, you could be staring at a fresh batch of mouthwatering healthy vegan banana oatmeal cookies!

If you are a beginner you might find our posts like this one on How To Make An Acai Bowl helpful to walk you through the steps.

5-ingredient vegetarian recipes

If your pantry is running low take a look at these recipes to create a great-tasting meal.

Bonus: a super simple recipe for breakfast or lunch

A high-protein and delicious combination you will love – cheesy scrambled eggs! A simple and quick recipe to fuel your day.

This is definitely one of my favorite recipes for brunch!

Bonus: a great lunch and party recipe

The ultimate guide to cucumber sandwiches. Know the traps to avoid and the tricks to making the best cucumber sandwiches available in polite society.

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: a satisfying and healthy vegetarian lunch

High in protein, and high in taste. So simple it just works. Full ingredients and easy cooking instructions right this way!

Forget the need for tons of ingredients with this recipe!

Bonus: quick and easy pancake recipe

You can’t get fewer ingredients with these 2 ingredient Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes. Just mix eggs and cream cheese to get delicious, low-carb, high-taste pancakes. Ready in 10 minutes.

Bonus: a quick breakfast idea with minimal ingredients

Anti Hangover Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich. Simple to make and refuels those important nutrients and amino acids to have you feeling better in no time.

Why not take a look at these 70 Surprising Foods That Start With F and come up with your own 5-ingredient recipes!

Healthy vegetarian snacks

Snack time doesn’t have to be boring with these recipes.

Bonus: a great way to get lots of nutrients in

Want a breakfast smoothie that will actually fill you up? Try our super-charged, protein-packed avocado spinach smoothie!

Bonus: this will help keep you happy until your next meal

Tomato Mozzarella Bread. Easy to make Italian tomato and mozzarella bread. High in calcium and Mediterranean flair. Delicious.

Bonus: quick easy and really tasty

Tangy and tasty guacamole with crispy tortilla chips that are healthy, vegan, and, very easy to make. High in good fats, fiber, vitamin C, and iron. Ready in 10 minutes and full of extra flavor.

I love vegan recipes when they taste this good!

Bonus: an easy alternative if you follow a plant-based diet

Quick White Bean Spread (vegan pâté). A super-fast recipe that works as an appetizer, snack, or party dip. Surprise your guests with this awesome spread!

Great with fresh veggies or on toasted pittas.

Bonus: street food in the comfort of your own home

This esquites-style Mexican corn salad is my healthy answer to indulgent street food. Greek yogurt makes it high in protein and super tasty!

Bonus: a great post workout snack or lunch option

Crispy tempeh and a creamy avocado filling are stuffed between slices of bread in this vegan tempeh sandwich. Get ready to experience the lunch of a lifetime!

For more healthy snack ideas why not try these 21 Healthy Low-Calorie Indian Snacks?


Here are the top answers to any questions you may have when you’re trying to find vegetarian recipes.

How do you plan a vegetarian menu?

To plan a vegetarian menu you could refer to a website like ours!

Seriously though, a good vegetarian menu contains plenty of leafy greens, fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, lentils & beans and plenty of flavorful sauces to add some pizzazz.

Like our buddha bowls, which are so delicious you will not miss the meat, and are so simple to put together.

Here’s a two-day menu plan to get you started. If this whets your appetite (heh!), take a look around the rest of our website, where we have plenty of menu ideas.

What is the easiest vegetarian recipe for a beginner to follow?

I’d say, vegetarian fried rice is one of the easiest vegetarian recipes for beginners to follow. And I will tell you why it is the easiest – you make it with leftovers.

Cut up your favorite vegetables, toss in some scrambled eggs, maybe some canned black beans for added body and it is the easiest stir fry in the world.

If you are looking for more, check out this collection.

I am a meat eater and want to transition to a vegetarian diet. How can I do this?

If you’re looking to transition to a vegetarian diet HTFU’s very own Hauke has written the definitive guide to going vegetarian.

It is a veritable masterclass in all this vegetarian full of the whys and wherefores of becoming vegetarian, as well as helpful tips and the pitfalls to be avoided.

From there, you can browse through our site to select your favorite vegetarian meals to try out and enjoy.

Just remember to be open to trying new things!

Can vegetarians eat eggs and dairy?

Yes, vegetarians can eat eggs and dairy. They are known as lacto-ovo-vegetarians.

Plant-based meals form the bulk of their diet and they get the added nutrients from eggs, milk, yogurt, cream and cheese, and other dairy products.

As a vegetarian, my favorite vegetarian recipes are meatless recipes. If you are struggling to come up with ideas for tasty meals cos you are on a budget, I have some good news for you!

We also have put together a handy compilation easy for students or if you are looking for cheap vegetarian meals.

This collection has been put together to really help you explore some new and exciting dishes.

Which recipe are you looking forward to trying next? Let me know below.

If you would love to find some gluten-free options check out this collection 100 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes and be inspired today!

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