5 meat-free marvels for World Vegetarian Day

A few favourite meals to celebrate the vegetable

To join in with the World Vegetarian Day celebrations, we’ve gathered five of our favourite meat-free marvels for you to feast on for dinner tonight :

Strawberry, avocado, tomato and feta salad with basil oil

It’s vibrant recipes like this colourful and minimal-effort salad that are helping change the way salads are viewed. Filled with fresh and delicious fruit and veg and brought together by a bright homemade basil oil (the foundation of endless salad combos), it’s anything but boring.

Squash, camembert and sage baked risotto

This main is inspired by two warming classics – the comfort of a generous helping of risotto and the awesome ooze of baked camembert. And the brilliant added bonus? The risotto is cooked in the oven, so there’s barely any time spent stirring.

Tomato and mozzarella calzone

Like pizza, but maybe better. This version opts for the crunch of broccoli, creaminess of mozzarella and saltiness of olives, but any fillings that tickle your fancy will work a treat. Think along the lines of crunch from green veg, some sort of cheese to please and an element of freshness – perhaps capers or herbs – to bring it all to life.

Portobello mushroom burgers with kale crisps and beetroot tzatziki

This recipe elevates the veggie burger to a new level. Marinated in a deliciously herby, mustardy mixture, the meaty portobellos are griddled until charred and smoky. On-trend kale crisps and beetroot tzatziki on the side are both really easy to make and are the perfect match for the main event.

Chick pea coconut veggie curry

Creamy and gently spiced, this curry can be on the table in under 30 minutes. At its heart are the fresh flavours of coconut milk and curry leaves, and the vegetables can be whatever you like or have to hand. And like all curries, it tastes even more delicious the next day, so is a great one to make in bulk.

For more recipes that celebrate glorious and versatile vegetables, browse through our online collection, bursting with ideas for every time of the day and all months of the year.