Looking for high-protein vegetarian meals? Want to know the best sources of vegetarian protein? Try our ideas below, then check out our high-protein vegan meals. Or try out dishes from around the world with our global vegetarian recipes.


We have consulted our expert nutritionist Kerry Torrens to identify the most protein-rich vegetarian foods and used them in our nutritious vegetarian meals. Then check out our vegan protein balls, energy granola bars and high-protein meals. For more healthy recipe inspiration, check out our anti-inflammatory recipes.

High protein vegetarian recipes

Light paneer curry

Cook this veg-heavy curry for a healthy vegetarian meal. The peas add extra protein while ginger and plum tomatoes make a light, fragrant sauce. Want to know how to make your own paneer? Use our step-by-step guide.

two plates of paneer curry with rice

Miso tofu soup

This silken tofu and miso soup is nourishing, smooth and speedy, too – it’s ready in just 15 minutes.

Two white bowls filled with noodles, green vegetable and eggs with a bright orange yolk

Healthy spinach omelette

A healthy veggie lunch that’s high in protein, check out this veggie omelette layered with creamed spinach and juicy cherry tomatoes.

Omelette Stuffed with Spinach with Tomatoes on the Side

Halloumi and Greek salad wraps

Not only is salty halloumi a satisfying veggie wrap filling, it is a delicious source of protein. Serve with a fresh and bright salad for a quick, nutritious midweek meal.

Halloumi Wraps With Greek Salad

Gochujang roast sweet potato with mixed grain salad

Pack plenty of protein into this low-calorie vegetarian salad. The mixed grains boast a wealth of protein, and taste delicious with roasted sweet potatoes, radishes, cucumber, and a punchy Korean dressing.

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe With Mixed Grains

Vegetable omelette

Jazz your omelette up with plenty of grated courgette, kale, peas and chilli flakes, then serve alongside cherry tomatoes dressed simply with white wine vinegar for an easy, high-protein vegetarian meal.

Omelette Filled with Green Vegetables on a Plate with Tomatoes

Quick quinoa and black bean vegan chilli

Try our quick and protein-packed vegan chilli. The quinoa and black beans in this chilli recipe are low calorie, vegan and high in protein – but still taste impossibly creamy.

Easy Vegan Chilli Recipe with Quinoa

Stir-fried tofu noodles

Check out our high-protein, veggie stir-fry with crispy tofu and crunchy broccoli. The recipe is simple and easy and delivers plenty of nutritious flavours.

Tofu Stir Fry Noodles

Mushroom chilli with lime soured cream

Try our simple healthy twist on a family classic, chilli con carne. Kidney beans are not only vegetarian, low in calories and gluten free, they are one of the best sources for plant-based protein.

Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Cajun tofu tacos

Tofu is a brilliant source of protein, and doesn't have to be a boring replacement for meat. This recipe for cajun tofu tacos is vegan, low calorie, and only need 30 minutes cooking time.

Easy Tofu Recipes For Best Tofu And How To Cook Tofu

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