Meat-free recipe ideas

Jill Dupleix's Tunisian breakfast soup with harissa.
Jill Dupleix's Tunisian breakfast soup with harissa.

Vegetarian fare is no longer the poor-cousin to meat-based dishes, with ingredients and techniques from around the world increasingly infiltrating our commercial and domestic kitchens.

Think spices, curries, vegetable braises and non-meat protein sources such as nuts, eggs, tofu, pulses, legumes and cheese.

 

Recipes

Ricotta gnocchi with spring vegetables and Burnt butter.

Ricotta gnocchi with spring vegetables and burnt butter

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Soft polenta with mushrooms.

Soft polenta with mushrooms

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (27)
Broccoli stem noodles.

Broccoli stem noodles with snow peas and Japanese dressing

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Ricotta gnocchi.

Ricotta gnocchi

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (31)
Raw cauliflower tabbouleh.

Raw cauliflower tabbouleh

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Pete Evans

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Lentil shepherd's pie.

Lentil shepherd's pie

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (46)
Frank Camorra's pumpkin and washed-rind cheese tart.

Pumpkin and taleggio cheese tart

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Farro and haloumi salad.

Farro salad with haloumi

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Wakame and miso soup.

Miso and wakame soup

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Bubble and squeak.

Frank Camorra's bubble and squeak

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Roasted vegie and whipped ricotta pizza.

Roasted vegie and whipped ricotta pizza

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Roast red onion and spelt salad.

Roast onion and spelt salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
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Five-spice braised eggplant with tofu and bok choy

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Carrot and red quinoa salad with oregano, smoked almonds, currants and roasted garlic dressing.

Carrot and red quinoa salad with almonds and roast garlic dressing

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Braised sweet potato, pumpkin and parsnip with cous cous.

Sweet potato, pumpkin and parsnip with chickpeas and spinach

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (25)
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Hot and sour eggplant curry with rich coconut

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (21)
Lentils

Lentils with tamarind sauce

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (55)
Zucchini flower, wild rice, lentil and yoghurt salad.

Zucchini flower, wild rice, lentil and yoghurt salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Potato chip tortilla with chermoula.

Potato chip tortilla with chermoula

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Fresh mozzarella, farro and cherry tomato salad.

Fresh mozzarella, farro and cherry tomato salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Sicilian caponata.

Sicilian caponata

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Chickpeas with mushrooms and vinaigrette.

Chickpeas with mushroom and red-wine vinaigrette

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Spaghetti with pangrattato.

Spaghetti with garlic, pangrattato and olive oil

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (85)
Falafel with broad beans and spice on tahini sauce.

Falafels with broad beans, tahini yoghurt and mint

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Cavatelli pasta with zucchini and garlic.

Cavatelli pasta with zucchini and garlic

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
SPINACH-AND-FETA-CAKES-THUM

Spinach and feta cakes

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (24)
Lentil and sweet potato curry.

Lentil and sweet potato curry

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (56)
Soba noodles with snow peas, ginger and tofu

Soba noodles with snow peas, ginger and tofu

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Broccoli, pea and chilli frittata

Broccoli, pea and chilli frittata

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Jill Dupleix TOFU recipe images. Photographed by Marina Oliphant, September 3, 2012. Please contact Jill Dupleix or Caroline Velik for recipe titles. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik.

Silken tofu with soybeans and chilli

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Barley, parsley and cauliflower salad.

Barley, roasted cauliflower, almond and feta salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (23)
Quinoa salad with pumpkin and hazelnuts.

Quinoa with roast pumpkin, hazelnuts

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Arabella Forge

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (28)
Pumpkin, taleggio and lasagnette.

Baked pumpkin lasagnette

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Tunisian breakfast soup with greens. Jill Dupleix BREAKFAST recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. Mud bowl from Essential Ingredient, salt bowl from Safari Living, napery from Manon bis. MUST CREDIT. Photographed March 22, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Tunisian breakfast soup with greens

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Pear tart with Gorgonzola and walnuts.

Pear tart with thyme, gorgonzola and walnuts

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Pumpkin and feta pie with olive-oil pastry.

Pumpkin and feta pie with olive-oil pastry

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Good Food. Hot food. Jill Dupleix
April 2 Vadouvan spice mix. 
Photo Edwina Pickles. 14th March 2013.

Roast cauliflower with vadouvan

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Cypriot grain salad.

Hellenic Republic’s Cypriot grain salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Travis McAuley

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (781)
Ultimate vegie burger.

No-fail vegie burger (two flavours)

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Frank Camorra whips up a couple of pizzas.

Zucchini, green olive, mint and fetta pizza

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Fried rice with natto.

Fried rice with natto

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Arabella Forge

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Haloumi and zucchini fritters.

Haloumi and zucchini fritters

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (16)
Mushroom rarebit.

Mushroom rarebit

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Karen Martini's salad of freekah with pickled red onion, fresh cherries toasted walnuts and mint.

Salad of freekeh with pickled onion, toasted walnuts and mint

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Fried haloumi with white cabbage, date and green chilli salad.

Fried haloumi with white cabbage, date and green chilli salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Karen Martini's gluten-free recipes.

Gluten-free Napoletana pizza

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Zucchini and potato stew.

Zucchini and potato stew

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Stephanie Alexander

Slow-roasted beetroot with feta yoghurt

Slow-roasted beetroot with feta yoghurt

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Shakshuka surprises every time with its rich complex flavours.

Shakshuka (baked eggs)

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (44)
Yellow miso eggplant with tofu.

Yellow miso eggplant with tofu dressing

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Warm roast veggie salad with lemony lentils. Jill Dupleix BREAKFAST recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. Bowl from Essential Ingredient, fabric from Manon bis. MUST CREDIT. Photographed March 22, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Warm roast vegie salad with lemony lentils

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (16)
White beans with spicy chipotle tomatoes on toast.

White beans and spicy chipotle tomatoes on toast

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Middle Eastern lentils and rice with blackened onions

Middle Eastern lentils and rice with blackened onions

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Greek spinach rice with tomatoes and feta

Greek spinach rice with tomatoes and feta

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (33)
Sweet potato frittata with pan-roasted mushrooms. Jill Dupleix BREAKFAST recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. Wooden board and napery from Manon bis. MUST CREDIT. Photographed March 22, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Sweet potato frittata with roasted mushrooms

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (19)
Quinoa and red rice salad with spicy cauliflower and black lentils.

Quinoa, red rice and black lentil salad with spicy cauliflower

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
Tony Tan's Persian pilaff rice.

Addas polow (Persian rice pilaf and lentils)

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Tony Tan

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Tomato and ricotta pasta

Ricotta and tomato pasta

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Bill Granger

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Special vegetarian fried rice.

Special vegetarian fried rice

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Silverbeet and ricotta pie.

Silverbeet and ricotta pie

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Heirloom tomato and goat's curd tart.

Tomato and goat's curd tart

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Jill Dupleix TOFU recipe images. Photographed by Marina Oliphant, September 3, 2012. Please contact Jill Dupleix or Caroline Velik for recipe titles. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik.

Mushroom and tofu with beanthread noodles

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Gnocchi, sweetcorn and marjoram

Gnocchi, sweetcorn and marjoram

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jeremy & Jane Strode

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Mushroom stir-fry.

Mushroom stir-fry

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jeremy & Jane Strode

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Sweet potato and Swiss chard pie with olive oil pastry.

Sweet potato and Swiss chard pie

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Freekah with cauliflower, pomegranate and mint. Caroline Velik ANCIENT GRAINS recipes for Epicure and Good Living. Photographed by Marina Oliphant. Food preparation and styling by Caroline Velik. Fabric and wooden plates from Manon bis, MUST CREDIT. Photographed March 8, 2012. The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Freekeh with cauliflower, pomegranate and mint

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (25)
Chinese fluffy omelet

Chinese fluffy omelet

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
Vegetable lasagne

Vegetable lasagne

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (50)
Baked portabello mushrooms topped with quinoa and feta.

Baked portobello mushrooms topped with quinoa, feta and micro herbs

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Arancini with lemon mayonnaise

Arancini with lemon mayonnaise

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Tony Chiodo

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)