8 of our best-ever vegetarian recipes

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The Heart Foundation has designed this recipe collection to help you boost the amount of vegetables, wholegrains and plant-based proteins in your diet. The meals below will get your taste buds tingling, whether you are looking to go meat-free or looking for ways to add more veggies to your diet. Read on to get inspired by our favourite vegetarian breakfasts, curries, burgers, snacks and more.

Smashed avocado with eggs on wholegrain toast.

The best smashed avo

Have you ever wondered why smashed avocado is always a top pick on the brunch menu? This delicious, energizing and healthy meal is our recipe for an easy breakfast at home. 

Falafel veggie bowl with tahini dip and lemon

Homemade falafel bowl

There's so much colour and flavour in these fluffy, light and crunchy falafels. Add some homemade creamy tahini dip and a squeeze of lemon to finish up this delicious veggie bowl. 

Colourful vegetarian stir-fry

Vibrant veggie stir-fry

A super-quick, tasty dinner fix that's brimming with vibrant veggies. Prepare your vegetables, make sure the pan is piping hot and... don't forget the cashews! 

Pumpkin mac 'n' cheese

Pumpkin and lentil mac 'n' cheese

Can mac 'n' cheese really be healthy? This family favourite can be a heart health winner when it's packed with vegetables and cooked with reduced-fat dairy ingredients. 

Indian lentil pilaf

Indian lentil pilaf

This hearty and fragrant vegetarian main meal is so easy to make and so wonderful to eat! The combination of flavours with mushrooms, cauliflower and onion takes your taste buds on a journey. 

Curry bean burger

Veggie curry burgers

Boasting curry, cumin and coriander flavours, these slightly spiced burgers are packed with protein. Best of all, they are ready in less than 20 minutes. 

Vegetarian Chinese dumplings

Vegetarian Chinese dumplings

Impress the guests at your next dinner party by serving these delicious parcels. Our vegetarian dumplings take only 30 minutes to prepare; that's faster than getting takeaway. 

Vegetarian nachos

Healthy vegetarian nachos

Here's a speedy snack; grab the kidney beans and serve up a Mexican feast. Oozing with mozzarella and flavour, vegetarian nachos are your perfect movie night snack. 

Want some more?

If we've whetted your appetite, it's easy to discover more heart-healthy vegetarian recipes. 

Remember vegetarian recipes aren't always healthy; chips, pastries, cakes and confectionary are also vegetarian. If you follow a vegetarian diet, be sure to include a variety of foods to help meet all your nutrition needs.