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!
Goat's cheese, roasted vegetables, couscous and a fiery dressing combine to make this one of Delia's best and most popular recipes, perfect for a buffet or party.
A chilled soup goes down just as well in winter as it does in the summer
Roasting tomatoes results in a soup that's packed with intense flavour, while the addition of basil brings out the very best in this Mediterranean ingredient.
A summer pasta dish if ever there was one, this recipe combines peas and beans with a rich cream sauce. If you've got vegetarians to feed, this is perfect…
It’s the dates (as in the famous pudding) that give this dark, sticky cake its toffee flavour, which is complemented beautifully by the fudge-flavoured icing.
These were once economy cakes, not too expensive, providing cake for large families. They were not going to be included in this edition – until, that is, we made some. And unbelievably they went down a storm. Perhaps we’ve got so used to bland shop-bought
This recipe was kindly given to me by a lady called Christine who lives in Nice. You'd think that when they eat it there it would be made with fresh tomatoes ripened in the Provencal sun - but no, she uses tinned tomatoes and bought puffed pastry.
Veggies will love this recipe – marinating mushrooms adds masses of flavour. Serve them with a sweet-spice pimenton mayonnaise for dipping.
Filled with wintry root veg and a cheesy sauce, with a parmesan pastry, this pie is a real treat! Replace the lard with vegetable fat if making this for vegetarians.
Made in moments, this trifle is a real treat for chocolate lovers. And even complete beginners can make this, as all it involves is a quick trawl round the supermarket and an assembly job.
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