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Vegetarian Recipes

Nigella's delicious and healthy vegetarian recipes.  From Tomato Curry with coconut rice to a variety of other tasty vegetarian recipes.

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6-8

This is a fabulous sidedish with a plain roast or piece of meat or fish, but is good enough to be relished alone, even for those who…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

I don't suppose this is ever going to win plaudits from the World Health Organisation, but a cheese fondue is surely the stuff of…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 450ml / scant 2 cups

This chilli sauce is big – big flavour, big kick, big reward. The name, however, derives from the fact that the recipe was given…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4 as part of a meal

I love the Japanese way of eating cold noodles: I just lift a bowl to my face, fork furiously and slurp. If you want to make these…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves -

Feel free to substitute the homespun variety in any recipe that stipulates shop - bought sunblush (though I'd use about half; the…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Yield approx. 750ml in total

I often give homemade chutneys to Italian friends when I visit, as I’m proud of our traditional recipes and know that an English…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6 as part of a starter

There are no bad ways of eating good mozzarella. I am perfectly happy just with a spatter of salt and a green glug of olive oil, but…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

This is a real rib-sticker of a soup. Photo by Francesca Yorke.Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 16, or thereabouts

I have mentioned my cookie-cutter collection elsewhere, and knowing of children's predilection for the grosser things in life, how…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4 as a main, 8 as a starter

I use frozen broccoli; actually, frozen organic broccoli, if that makes you feel better. In fact, this is better when made with frozen,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

This is really a vegetarian take on that classic combination of charred, peeled peppers and anchovies. This pepper and feta combo,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 2 hearty bowlfuls

While you can make it with pesto from a jar, the difference when you use the "fresh" stuff in a tub that you can find in chiller cabinets…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 1-2

This is not the place for in-depth social history, unless you take the view - as I do - that all food is social history, but I do…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

This tomato salad is all you need for a summer starter. What I do is take the tomatoes out into the garden, uncut, on a flat plate…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

This is one of my favourite salads. Photo by James Merrell.Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

I am almost indecently excited about the kick off of the World Cup, and by way of celebration give you my Soccermole. This, you won't…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

As improbable as it might sound, this combination is utterly fantastic, both savoury and refreshing at the same time. You can pare…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

It is not quite normal to feel as joyous as I do when saying the words “Brussels sprouts”, but this recipe does not merely…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2-4

This is an almost instant, super soothing supper made easily from store cupboard ingredients. I have stipulated two tablespoons of…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 35-40 shortbreads

This is an Italian-inspired recipe that comes to me from Australia via Brazil. To explain: a Brazilian friend, and the best cook I…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6-8

My not entirely orthodox way of turning out this otherwise classic dish of cream-softened potatoes has a lot going for it. Photo by…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

This recipe does involve a lot of fiddly preparation, but what it creates is addictive; every mouthful repays the effort a hundredfold.…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2-4

I love this combination of earthy lentils, sour tamarind and sweet dates. The finished dhansak is so full of tang and flavour that…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

For many of us, this Thanksgiving stalwart is beyond untraditional. To a European reader, no doubt to any non-American reader, it…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

Strictly speaking, I don't think of this as a casserole, but I know that this is the traditional nomenclature; and, besides, I do…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6-8

This has many strings to its bow: it serves as a vegetarian alternative to the Holiday turkey; it gussies up a plate of cold leftover…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

This is Italian food before Tuscan rustic chic. The 'in carrozza' bit means 'in a carriage' and doesn't really explain what this golden-crusted…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

I’ve always roasted honeyed parsnips alongside a turkey but as a marker of the culinary special relationship celebrated at Christmas,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

I found this salad in a lovely little book - 'a memoir with recipes' - called Apricots on the Nile, by Colette Rossant. And although…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

I always make a large vat of these since they're lovely to pick at in the fridge. Plus, although they're easy to make, you do need…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

Although this recipe does not itself issue from Italy, the inspiration is entirely Italian. One of my favourite things to eat is a…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2, or 1 in great need

Ever since I overcame my prejudices about buying pre-chopped fruit and veg, my cooking life has got a lot simpler. And you should…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 25 fritters

I know the word fritter conjures up a complex world of deep-frying and dense-eating, but these are light, simple babies - just grated…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

I can't remember why I call this my New Orleans coleslaw now (I've been making it, or a version of it, for so long), but I think it…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4-6

Forgive the tweeness of the title, but this is a soup of such sunny, mood-enhancing yellowness that it overcomes even the most pervasively…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4 heartily

This is in one sense wholly un-Italian, and yet the inspiration for it is the traditional pasta alla Norma, which combines aubergines…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

For all that you need to clatter about with Springform tins and baking sheets, this is remarkably easy to make. I always seem to have…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6-8

Greek salad is the sort of abominated fixture in the culinary canon which no appetite for retro-chic can make cool. Forget about all…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

Not being a vegetarian, I have a rather indelicate lack of faith in meatless main courses; I worry all too readily about whether I's…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

Cooking potatoes for large numbers of people is not always easy. This gratin makes it so, not least because I don’t peel the…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

I am convinced that it is when raw that beetroot is at its best, and this recipe offers the most persuasive evidence; I promise you…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4

This is the shortcut version: no cheese sauce, but a gorgeously huge amount of cheese, bound with egg and evaporated milk. Yum. Photo…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4-6

I don't think that Cauliflower Cheese exists as a comfort food staple outside of the UK, but it surely should, and why I gladly post…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 1

You don't actually need to have a hangover to enjoy this for breakfast (or anytime), but there is something about this easy and quick…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

When I was a child, I don’t think fresh cranberries were ever seen in England. For me, cranberry sauce came out of a jar –…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Yield approx. 1.5 litres / 1.5 quart

Although I call this chilli jam, I don't mean by this that it's the sort of thing you'd spread on your toast at breakfast (though…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4-6

This is one of my proudest creations and, I suppose, a good example of a recipe that isn't originally from Italy, but sits uncontroversially…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves approx. 8 people

I've used bottled peaches, I've used canned peaches, and it honestly doesn't matter which, but I'm afraid you have to resist the healthier…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-12

There is something so magnificent about a whole pumpkin stuffed with jewelled rice, that it doesn’t really need too many side…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

This is not only the best way to start the day, but the best way to end it, too. You can make it even more of a meal by serving some…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 2

This is a garlicky, lemony, ultra-fabulous, utterly addictive bean mash. It's the perfect accompaniment to the Flash-Fried Steak.…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4-6

Although I have called this incredible dip roquamole, I think it may be better made with a less illustrious bleu. St Agur out of a…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 20 rolls

You can griddle these aubergines, grill them or just blitz them in the heat of the barbecue: I really don't care. The point is this:…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 4 as side dish; 2 as main

This is not quite a stir-fry, though I do cook it in my wok. The chickpeas get soused with the sherry and infused with cumin, and…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 3-6

Something that is served, from California to Tuscany, as an evening savoury or appetizer may not seem an obvious choice for breakfast,…Read on

Posted by The Gourmet Vegan      Serves 4-6

I love mash topped pies and bakes and this is one of the most incredibly delicious pies I have tasted. I wanted to use ingredients…Read on

Posted by Konstant Kraver      6

By the konstant kraver This sweet potato round with pecans and its sinful maple syrup glaze will have you licking your fingers it…Read on

Posted by blackpoppy      1

These little salad wraps can be wrapped in rice paper rolls or nori sheets. Usually I dont like the idea of only putting vegetables…Read on

Posted by Sispaddy      Serves 4-6 people (as side dish)

I love semolina... I hope I'm not the only one! eheheh Here is a recipe for a side dish that even my hubby, who generally doesn't…Read on

Posted by blackpoppy      Serves 1

Recently I was in hospital and the food was pretty awful but they did do good mash and mashed swede and some cheesy egg flans. Since…Read on

Posted by Steph77      N/A

Nigella Thanks for your inspiring tips & tricks as well as the simple recipies for fantastic food! I have used your fudge chocolate-pistachio…Read on

     Serves 4

This stew is more substantial than the usual soup version of this recipe and is utterly delicious. Perfect at any time of day and…Read on

Posted by Meshkapesh      Serves 4 as a side

A traditional Gujarati style dish. Gujarat is a vegetarian region in India. My father's side of the family comes from there.Read on

Posted by The Gourmet Vegan      Serves 2-4

This is such a comforting dish and a must cook for any pasta lover. These delightful bean balls are so incredibly simple to make (they…Read on

Posted by sethyoung      Serves 8

This Middle-Eastern delight is a favourite of mine. It was made for me once by one of my Greek-Sudanese friends who made a Sudanese…Read on

Posted by FrancescafromItaly      Serves 4

Another recipe from my maternal grandmother!Read on

Posted by The Gourmet Vegan      Serves 2-4

Khoresh Loobia ( Green Bean Stew ) is one of Persia's most eaten dishes. This vegan version is absolutely incredible. It is, for sure,…Read on

Posted by The Gourmet Vegan      Serves 2

Each mouthful of this stew tastes like sunshine on your spoon. Amazing flavours and wonderful aromas that will have you believing…Read on

Posted by Vishinka      Serves 6-8

In this recipe the beef is replaced by tofu. I have also added some more vegetables: carrots and zucchini. The result is quite good.Read on

Posted by The Gourmet Vegan      Serves 2-4

Chermoula is a marinade or sauce that forms the basis of many Moroccan dishes. I have been thinking about how to use this for ages…Read on

Posted by caris      Serves 0

I almost always use a punnet (about 250g) of baby cherry, roma or plum tomatoes instead of chopping up big tomatoes. I roast them…Read on

Posted by Britt Jamar      Serves 2

This recipe is a golden one! I got it from a very dear friend of the family in Bologna. I gave it my own touch and filled many friends…Read on

Posted by charlie&henry's_mom      Serves dependent on size

I know you're thinking making fresh donuts is too much of a chore but these are truly worth it. It's not so much of a chore, really.…Read on

Posted by toowoombagirl      Serves 2

This has to be one of my favourite meals in summer because you can eat however much you like and it is a very fresh and light meal…Read on

Posted by starch&dairy      Serves 6.

spicy, lightly sweet, briny, and sensual: this one was inspired by Nigella's watercress and crabmeat linguine, but influenced by the…Read on

Posted by megan      Serves 4

This is a lovely, light entree. I love the combination of the citrus, shrimp and pasta. I had something similar to this dish in a…Read on

Posted by Miss B      Serves 4

Comfort Pasta. A great Sunday night meal when you are having a quiet night in. Consume on couch with glass of wine!Read on

Posted by Stuart      Serves 3-4

This is a creamy and very rich sauce served with light fluffy gnocchi. You won't need very large servings so it should be enough for…Read on

Posted by domesticgoddess      Serves 4

This is my grandmother's recipe, and it's absolutely delicious. It's a really good option for vegetarian friends as a main course.…Read on

Posted by tasha_durbin      0

This recipe has been in my family for a while. I'm not sure where it originated. We have it every Thanksgiving and I fix it often…Read on

     Serves -

This is a delicious sinus clearing soup from Ian Parminter. It does turn a scary shade of olive green but tastes divine. Perfect for…Read on

Posted by Sambo      Serves 2

The quickest, easiest and tastiest pasta recipe on the planetRead on

Posted by Monica      Serves 4 generously

This is a Bill Granger recipe and it can be made either with fresh or canned tuna.Read on

Posted by spacedog      2-4

A really delicious soup, which happens not to contain any added fat.Read on

Posted by Sandi      Serves 2-4

A super simple quick and easy dish for either starter or main meal.Read on

Posted by Natasha_g      Serves 4

A hearty soup which can be served as a lunch dish either on its own or with some pasta in it. It's also good with some grated parmesan…Read on

Posted by popszlike      Serves 1

It's a light dish with lots of vegetables and it's suitable for vegetarians. I like it very much because you can add any kind of vegetable-…Read on

Posted by sineadkb      Serves 4

Cold pasta salad suitable for summer, especially with barbecues and the like.Read on

Posted by 01shunt      Serves 2

Stuffed pasta shells, with home made mayo, tuna and sweetcornRead on

Posted by phernorr      Serves 4

This is an easy to make pasta with alll the goodness. I toke something classic and twisted it a bit to suit what is in the fridge…Read on

Posted by joshi      Serves 4

This is a delightful quick and easy recipe for a pasta sauce that features in many books (including Rick Stein's) though few realise…Read on

Posted by CamFoodie      Serves 1-4

It is a rare week in my life that doesn't feature this meal at least once. I eat it after rowing. I eat it before a long, uninterrupted…Read on

Posted by Coby      Serves 1-2

Serve over simple grilled pork, chicken, fish, lamb, beef, lol vegetables, anything really - goes well with roast chicken and steamed…Read on

Posted by kamorgan75      6 - 8

Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without this rich canberry dish. It's more than a sauce and is excellent the day after on turkey…Read on

Posted by JennieU      Serves 2

This is a really yummy, simple recipe, although a lot of chopping is involved. I wouldn't worry too much about the ingredient quantities,…Read on

Posted by Glitters      Serves 4

Gorgeous, quick and easy recipe for a mid-week supper! Recipe from Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros ;o)Read on

Posted by janiceward      Serves 2

A simple vegatable pasta dish which i think is best eaten cold- for two. All the instructions are not exact! Enjoy.Read on

Posted by CHEESEGIRL      Serves -

A delicious Italian dish full of flavor very easy to prep and cook takes no more than 20 min!Read on

Posted by leiladukes      Serves 8

This is a gorgeous, velvety and restorative soup that my grandmother used to make for me when I was little. The taste of this recipe…Read on

Posted by Banana Pancakes      Serves 2

Thought I should include this here, as it was the first meal I ever cooked for my husband. It is easy and slurpingly lovely! Just…Read on

Posted by lilly      Serves 3

gnocchi-pastaRead on

Posted by Tams      Serves 4

Great as a starter or main course for Veggies or as part of a meze. Especially niced cooked on a BBQ. (Everyone looks suspciously…Read on

Posted by paola78      Serves 0

Easy delicious vegan patties. Make a big batch and freeze the rest for an easy meal.Read on

Posted by Trkishdelight      Serves 2-4

This is one my mother taught me. Its so quick and easy and uses ingredients we all have in our house. Its wonderful as a light meal.Read on

Posted by Trkishdelight      Serves 2

Great if you have a packet of halloumi cheese handy!! Great for lunch -and low in fat. Enjoy on its own or with chicken or meat.Read on

Posted by Community      Serves 2

A nice pesto, courtesy of a very talented Sicilian chef named Filippo La Mantia. It has all the flavour of the summer....Read on

Posted by Tams      Serves 4

Pasta Baked with a tomato and vegetable sauce.Read on

Posted by jen      Serves 0

My advice cut and roll the gnocchi thinner than 2cm or they are too large!!Read on

Posted by KitchenGoddess      Serves 0

A Jamie Oliver Recipe http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta/three_cheese_risotto Serves 6Read on

Posted by Crafty Cookie      Serves 4-6

This is the french method of oven cooking potatoes and is delicous. It has the same reult of cooking the potatoes on the top of a…Read on

Posted by KitchenGoddess      Serves 3-6

Supposed to serve 6 people as a starter, although I usually serve it as a main course (for 3) and serve with plenty of crusty bread.Read on

     Serves 2

I made this pasta dish one night just to use up what was in the fridge. It turned out to be quite nice, so now I often make it. It's…Read on

Posted by missus      Serves 4

The humblest sauce for pasta that you can ever make!Read on

Posted by alihendo      Serves 2

This recipe is so quick, the sauce cooks in the same time as the pasta.Read on

Posted by Mooncat      Serves 2-4

This is a really delicious salad that is a perfect accompaniment to a barbeque, pasta dish, meat or fish, or just on its own with…Read on

Posted by passionfruit      Serves 4.

An easy non-cook pasta dressing.Read on

Posted by miss emmalou      Serves 4

This is a favourite, easy standby of mine.Read on

Posted by isabellesmama      Serves 1-2

My husband and I had this dish (in a slightly different form) at our favourite Italian restaurant in Brussels (Aglio e Olio, near…Read on

Posted by Tomatoqueen      Serves 2

One of my favourite pasta dishes ever. The flavours combine beautifullyRead on

Posted by MelissaF      Serves 4

I have never been a fan of traditional potato gnocchi - I find them too heavy. One day my best friend's grandmother made these for…Read on

Posted by JohnJJMartin      Serves 4

I drool over this dish every time I read about it, hear of it, see the jars of pesto in my cupboard or simply think about it - I’m…Read on

Posted by StoupaTart      Serves 4-6

Just made this out of scraps found in my fridge, and it was pretty tasty! Quick, delicious and healthy - what more do you want?Read on

Posted by Nollo      Serves 4

Great as a side, for BBQ's, picnics or just generally! My favourite dish for summer!Read on

Posted by Boo1      Serves 4 servings

It's yummy and you can put in various ingredients, whatever suits your taste budsRead on

Posted by Curlylu      Serves 4

This is the basic recipe for potato gnocchi. They can be seasoned with almost everything,try them with a ragu or pesto sauce, with…Read on

Posted by snail      Serves 2

Quick, simple, easy, warm and delicious: this is definitely comfort food...Read on

Posted by Raha Lane      4-6

This is a great side dish to Thanksgiving turkey.Read on

     Serves This recipe will make enough f

This is a very traditional pasta dish from Parma. Every year on 23 June for the Feast of Saint Giovanni everyone in the Emilia Romagna…Read on

Posted by guptamona      Serves 2

Very nice in winter. This will make you warm!Read on

Posted by Sheryll      Serves 4-6 people

I'm not sure if I gave this dish the right title, but this is what I know it to be. This is one of my family's favorite pasta dishes.…Read on

Posted by Rockvale      Serves 4

Simply, easy to make but delicious to taste!Read on

Posted by NYinRome      Serves 4

Found the recipe in a food magazine last month. Since I have had some failures in making traditional potato gnocchi, I tried these…Read on

Posted by Mandy_C      Serves 2-4

This is one of my all-time favourite side dishes. In fact, I love it so much that I will happily eat a big bowlful of it on its own,…Read on

Posted by capricorn69      Serves 2

I learnt this recipe from Italian friends I lived with and I want to share it with like-minded peopleRead on

Posted by annwip      Serves 1

This is a proper maincourse for vegetarians and extremely simple to prepare - takes 10 minutes, do it in advance, stick it in the…Read on

Posted by blackpoppy      1

Well I have no photo of this as I am temporarily without a camera or telephonic device. But basically it is a pudding that resembles…Read on

Posted by HannaBerlin      Serves 2

The minute I discovered that you can fry gnocchi I started using them as an instant carb hit for the times when all the peeling, chopping…Read on

Posted by HannaBerlin      Serves 2-4

While this is definitely health food it's also nourishing and incredibly tasty. It's made in fifteen minutes and out of ingredients…Read on

Posted by woaini64      Serves 8-10 (makes approximately 2 qu

These olives are wonderfully simple and so delicious! My family and friends request them for nearly every holiday and get-together.…Read on

Posted by franvama@libero.it      Makes 1 large glass jar

Perfect with roasted or boiled meat.Read on

Posted by Heather B      Makes 18 balls

These are easy to prepare and cooked from frozen. You can choose to cook as many as and when you need them. Cooked in a tomato sauce…Read on

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