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These easy veggie recipes make the most of seasonal veg, and are perfect for enjoying with friends and family. Whether you want baked feta pasta, vegetarian paella or fajitas for sharing with a crowd, we've got lots of meat-free meals to inspire you.

1. Halloumi fajitas

Get your fajita fix with these simple wraps filled with salty halloumi, sweet red peppers and caramelised red onions. Ready in 20 minutes, this easy recipe is a great midweek meal for two.

Fajitas Recipe with Halloumi

2. Asparagus lasagne

Packed with plenty of fresh greens and a crispy topping, this easy asparagus, pea and pesto lasagne is ready in just an hour.

Veg lasagne in a baking tin

3. Vegetarian enchiladas

A classic veggie traybake that's loved by all the family. Squash, tomatoes and onion are flavoured with spicy chipotle, then rolled up in tortilla wraps and baked with a rich tomato sauce and cheesy topping.

Roasted veg enchiladas

4. Miso roasted cauliflower, avocado and lentil salad

Fibre-rich cauliflower is roasted in a miso dressing, then tossed with pickled onions and lentils to make this hearty salad. It's delicious and great for your gut, too.

A platter topped with roasted cauliflower, lentils and slices of avocado

5. Gazpacho sauce spaghetti

If you like gazpacho and tomato pasta, you'll love this Mediterranean-inspired dish. Ready in just 15 minutes, spaghetti is combined with a smooth, fiery gazpacho-style sauce.

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Recipe with Gazpacho Sauce

6. Aubergine chilli

Charred aubergine brings a smoky depth of flavour to this vegan chilli, a brilliant meat alternative that’s guaranteed to please everyone at the table. Serve with rice, soured cream and a squeeze of fresh lime.

two bowls of veggie chilli with sour cream and lime, and a side of rice

7. Paneer and chickpea curry

This one-pan curry is a quick, healthy and easy midweek meal. Tikka paste takes any effort out of making this dinner extra-flavourful.

A white plate topped with a chickpea and paneer curry with two chapatis on the side

8. Baked feta pasta

A simple vegetarian pasta bake packed with creamy feta, tomatoes and olives. Casarecce or gemelli pasta shapes work well here, as they captures plenty of sauce.

Baked feta pasta

9. Vegetarian ramen

Tahini enhances the creamy texture of the veg-packed broth, as well as providing deep savoury notes. Serve with fried tofu and a selection of veg for a nourishing dinner for two.

A teal blue background with two bowls of veg-packed ramen

10. Roasted tomato orzo

Impress dinner party guests with this vibrant pasta made with sweet roasted vine tomatoes, orzo and vermouth, with a zesty herby salsa.

Baked Orzo Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Herb Salsa

11. Halloumi and watermelon salad

Warm, salty halloumi pairs brilliantly with sweet watermelon and fresh mint – ideal for a barbecue side dish.

Halloumi and Watermelon Salad on a White P|late

12. Masala french toast with coriander chutney

Brunch doesn't get better than this. French toast made with fragrant spices such as cumin, turmeric and coriander is delicious with a vibrant coriander chutney and chillies.

Two plates of masala French toast, topped with coriander chutney, chillies and coriander

13. Vegetarian pasta bake

Add this cheesy, bubbling pasta bake to your weekly repertoire – it's ready in less than an hour. It's made with rigatoni, tomatoes, nutty parmesan and creamy mozzarella.

Vegetable Pasta Bake Recipe with Tomato and Basil

14. Vegetarian paella

Full of vibrant colours and punchy flavours, our easy, plant-based paella is sure to impress family and friends. Make it a bit different with Mediterranean-style ingredients, such as olives, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes.

Vegetarian Paella with Courgettes, Peppers and Olives

15. Thai green tofu curry

Looking for a quick and easy vegan curry recipe? Try our Thai green curry with smoked tofu and plenty of crunchy veg, ready in 25 minutes and low in calories.

Thai green tofu curry

16. Vegetarian quiche

This classic vegetarian cheddar tart can work equally well for a buffet main or midweek meal. Using spring onions and ready-made pastry cuts down on the cooking time.

Cheese and Onion Quiche Recipe

17. Vegetarian moussaka

Treat your family to a rich and creamy bake with layers of melting aubergines and succulent Quorn mince. This easy veggie lasagne is pure comfort food.

Vegetarian Aubergine Moussaka Recipe

18. Vegetarian sausage rolls

Make these delicious sausage rolls for a vegetarian picnic. They are packed with meaty mushrooms, encased in flaky puff pastry, and topped with crunchy poppy seeds.

Vegan Sausage Rolls on a Baking Tray with BBQ Sauce for Dipping

19. Sweet potato and black bean tacos

Transform traditional tacos into a meat-free dinner with spiced sweet potatoes and black beans, topped with a zingy coriander salsa.

Tacos featuring sweet potato, black beans and coriander salsa

20. Pea risotto

Simple, bright and bursting with fresh, zesty flavours, this meat-free risotto is welcome at any time of year. You may already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen.

Bowl of pea risotto next to a glass of water

21. Vegetarian meatballs

Make your own meat-free meatballs from quinoa, black beans, breadcrumbs and smoked paprika, then serve them with a roasted red pepper and tomato sauce.

Veggie meatballs

22. Vegetarian bolognese

Puy lentils and mushrooms bulk out this delicious bolognese. A healthy, substantial and hearty midweek meal that you can make in batches and freeze.

Lentil Bolognese Recipe

23. Vegetarian carbonara

Recreate an Italian classic with fresh summer veg, such as asparagus and peas. It's ready in just 20 minutes, and makes the most of what's in season – what could be better?

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

24. Chickpea, pepper and bulgar wheat salad

Chickpea salad is a great addition to picnics, and any leftovers can be packed up for lunch during the week. Bulgur wheat is filling and healthy, too.

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Bulgar Wheat

25. Spinach and feta pastry slice

Made big or small and served hot or cold, a classic spinach and cheese spanakopita never fails to satisfy, and is very simple to make. As many find filo pastry a bit daunting, Sabrina Ghayour has used puff pastry here.

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Spinach and feta pastry slice

26. Vegetarian burger

Make the most of any allotment veg you have in these fresh burgers. We've used aubergine, courgette, red onion and pepper, and served them on a bed of hummus with zingy tomato and basil salsa. You could always barbecue the aubergines and courgettes for a delicious charred taste.

Veggie Burger Allotment recipe

27. Vegetarian tagine

If you need a good hit of veg, simmer a bunch together to make a wholesome tagine. This makes enough for four, but the leftovers freeze well.

Moroccan Tagine Recipe With Veg and Chickpeas

28. Paneer tikka masala

Swap chicken for paneer to make a creamy vegetarian masala. Using tikka curry powder saves time, but still adds plenty of fragrant spice.

Paneer tikka masala

29. Pasta alla norma

This easy penne combines aubergine, tomato and fresh basil. It's rustic, satisfying and low in calories, as well as gluten-free.

Penne Alla Norma Recipe

30. Cold sesame noodles

Peanuts and sesame are big factors in Sichuan cooking, as is a love of cold, savoury dishes on hot days. This is a great recipe for lunch or dinner during summer.

Cold sesame noodles

31. Coronation tofu salad

Forget coronation chicken: smoked tofu is just as good when coated in a sauce made with curry powder and sweet mango chutney. Plus, this simple salad is low in calories.

Coronation Chicken Recipe with Tofu

32. Shakshuka

A classic brunch dish, shakshuka is vegetarian and quick to make – spices, peppers, tomatoes and eggs are cooked all in one pan, and it can be served with toast for dunking.

Shakshuka Recipe

33. Vegetarian lasagne

With layers of greens and fresh pesto, this kale, ricotta and leek lasagne is low in calories and easy to whip up, making it a great midweek meal.

kale, ricotta and leek vegetarian lasagne

34. Vegetarian chilli

Try our simple, healthy twist on a family classic: chilli con carne with mushrooms and soured cream. This version is not only vegetarian, it's low in calories and gluten free, too – a great midweek meal.

Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne Recipe

35. Vegetarian shepherd's pie

Packed with plenty of chunky veg, this easy, spiced shepherd's pie is a great veggie version of the classic. It's ready in an hour, and makes enough to feed the whole family.

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Recipe With Spiced Lentils

36. Sticky soy aubergines on gingery peanut fried rice

Aromatic rice is combined with ginger, garlic, chilli and peanuts, and topped with sweet, sticky aubergines. This is a great alternative to fried rice and stir-fries.

Soy Roasted Aubergines Recipe With Fried Rice

37. Potato and paneer kebabs

Make these potato and paneer kebabs – which sees paneer marinated in lemon juice and gunpowder spice – for a simple vegetarian starter or light lunch.

A plate of paneer skewers with cucumber and carrot salad next to a board of more skewers

38. Dhal with fried okra

Check out this punchy dhal, flavoured with south Indian gunpowder spice and topped with crisp fried okra. It's budget-friendly and can be made in a big batch to enjoy throughout the week.

A bowl of orange dhal topped with crisp fried okra

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