Meat-free recipes so good even the fiercest carnivore will love them

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Image: 15 all-out veggie recipes you absolutely need in your life

Photo: Martin Poole

Think veggie food isn't filling or doesn't have enough flavour? Think again, my meat-eating friends. These wondrous dishes could turn you forever.

 

Tomato and rosemary pearl barley risotto

Topped with sliced almonds and creamy ricotta to boost the flavour and fill-factor.

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Tomato and rosemary pearl barley risotto

Photo: Karen Thomas

 

Grilled vegetable salad with manchego

José Pizarro’s Spanish salad has got some serious cojones. And there's not a limp lettuce leaf in sight.

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Grilled vegetable salad with manchego

Photo: Tara Fisher

 

Beetroot soup with crème fraîche and feta toasts

Make double of this one and freeze – peeling beetroot’s a messy job and you won’t want to do again for a while! 

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Beetroot soup with crème fraîche and feta toasts

Photo: Martin Poole

 

Pappardelle with mushroom ragu and crispy sage

A drizzle of walnut oil and crispy sage leaves makes this the daddy of all pappardelle dishes.

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Pappardelle with mushroom ragu and crispy sage

Photo: Philip Webb

 

Very green quinoa

It might look like bunny fodder but don’t be fooled. With pistachios, avocado and quinoa, tummies will be quiet.

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Very green quinoa image

Photo: Dan Jones

 

Mexican bean hotpots topped with cheesy wedges

Who doesn’t like a potato wedge smothered with cheese? A dish (literally!) for one and one for all.

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Creamy red lentil moussaka

Lentils, aubergines and pomodorini cherry tomatoes in a rich sauce.

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Mushroom and ale pie topped with sweet potato mash

A hearty pie if there ever was, with ale, 'shrooms and a secret touch of Marmite to really beef things up.

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Tofu & spiced veg noodle stir-fry

Tofu has a bit of a bad rep but fried until golden those crunchy, crispy bits taste just 'lish.

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Mushroom stroganoff

Come and get some if you think you're stroganoff! Seriously though, with all that brandy and cream you might have to fight for your fair share.

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Fig, thyme and goats’ cheese tart

The winner of any foodie beauty contest ... who wants steak now, huh?

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Mile-high chickpea burgers with purple coleslaw

Making your own burgers is a bit of a faff, but with the help of your trusty food-processor you can knock these out in no time.

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Mile-high chickpea burgers with purple coleslaw

Photo: Emma Lee

 

Three-veg frittata with goats' cheese

Swoon! This dish sure looks pretty. Plus the combo of eggs, baby potatoes, pesto and goats’ cheese will make a most satisfying supper.

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Three-veg frittata with goats' cheese

Photo: Martin Poole