Nowadays, vegetarians can enjoy food that's as exciting, colourful and full of flavour as the dishes enjoyed by meat-eaters. It wasn't always so! Delia has drawn on some of the best cuisines in the world to bring you a selection of vegetarian recipes that will have you spoilt for choice!
Based on the Mediterranean salad, fattoush, this may sound unusual but go on, give it a try! We are confident you'll fall for its gutsy, robust flavours and textures. Great with barbecue food, or summery chicken and meat.
A bag of mixed salad leaves inspired Delia to create this lovely smooth soup that is cheap and nutritious. A good one for spring, when watercress and new potatoes are at their peak.
Shelled peas enjoy a brief season in the summer and if you've run out of other ways to use them, try this wonderful summery soup with lettuce, which can be served hot or cold, depending on the weather.
An Italian classic with an unbeatable vinaigrette, this lovely summery vegetarian dish demands to be eaten outside with plenty of crusty bread. Try to find the very best-quality mozzarella you can, ideally buffalo.
Creamy and full of spring goodness, this easy, fresh-tasting soup is destined to feature in your regular repertoire after just one tasting.
With plenty of kick, this storecupboard supper pasta recipe will definitely wake up your senses. An excellent dish for veggies…
Spicy, unusual and made in minutes, this dip is a great addition to your repertoire when you want some interesting nibbles. Serve it with potato wedges, crudites or strips of toasted pitta bread.
Wholemeal flour adds lightness to this stunning, classic cake - and of course you can kid yourself that it's a healthy option too! What could be better with a cup of tea?
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best and this is a good example: artichokes dipped into shallot vinaigrette for a real taste of early summer.
This excellent recipe is a treat for vegetarians and meat eaters, and features a totally successful culinary marriage: celery and Stilton, plus a few other ingredients besides.
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