Vegetarian for Life

Recipes

Salads and Starters

Salads do not have to be just a mixture of lettuce, tomato and cucumber, which is fairly bland and boring. The possibilities are endless, and many combinations are tasty, nutritious and attractive. They should always include raw foods, but can also include cooked vegetables, pasta and grains. Salad ‘recipes’ are a little prescriptive and restrictive – so we have only included a few below. Just vary salads endlessly and include mixtures of the following raw ingredients: peppers, beetroot, onions, carrot, celery, celeriac, kohlrabi, garlic, cabbage, watercress, apple, dates, raisins, sultanas, apricot, pine kernels, cashew nuts, walnuts, orange – and, perhaps, some of the following cooked ingredients: couscous, bulgur wheat, rice, quinoa, pasta, potato, cauliflower, sweetcorn, beans, chick peas, lentils. And vary the salad dressings – using good quality oils, vinegars, mayonnaise, yoghurt, crème fraiche, fruit juices, herbs and spices. No two salads need be the same.

  • Vegetable Sushi – Maki Rolls

    Serves: 2
    Time to prepare: 20 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Wheat-free
    Get practicing your sushi rolling with these healthy maki rolls. You’ll be a master in no time.
  • Kale Crisps

    Serves: 2
    Time to prepare: 05 mins
    Time to cook: 05 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegan (with substitutions), Wheat-free
    Homemade Kale crisps, full of flavour
  • Borlotti Bean and Dill Pâté

    Serves: 4
    Time to prepare: 05 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
    The humble bean does not get the attention it deserves – in this quick recipe, it is the star!
  • Smashed Avocado

    Serves: 2
    Time to prepare: 05 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegan, Wheat-free
  • Pesto and Vegan Mozzarella

    Serves: 1–2
    Time to prepare: 10 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan
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