Vegetable tart with slice cut

Vegetarian Father’s Day menu

Father’s Day doesn't have to mean the stereotypical steak. Our vegetarian menu is full of hearty, picture-perfect mains and stunning starters and sides.

This Father’s Day, ditch the clichés and try our marvellous meat-free menu, full of stunning vegetarian mains to please the whole family. These recipes are fresh, filling and full of irresistible seasonal flavours. Don’t get stuck with the standard token veggie restaurant main – treat your dad to a foodie extravaganza and create your own menu from our choices below.

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Looking for even more veggie classics? Our vegetarian hub is filled with recipes, tips and guides on meat-free living.

Veggie starters


Whether you fancy a relaxed pub grub-style menu or something a little different, we’ve got tasty bites everyone will be wanting seconds of. Upgrade much-loved cauliflower cheese into a seriously addictive snack – we bring you cauliflower croquettes. These crunchy, cheesy, golden-brown beauties will disappear rapidly, so make sure you grab one.

Keep it simple and try a Mexican-inspired starter of classic chunky guacamole, fresh tomato salsa and spicy Mexican potatoes. Tuck into them with gusto, and have plenty of homemade tortillas on hand for a crowd-pleasing spread.

Alternatively, try our equally easy Italian fare, with simple tomato bruschetta or an extravagant burrata and broad bean version. Nobody could say no to these classic pairings, bursting with summer flavours.

Take a look at our vegetarian starter collection for even more inspiration.

Veggie mains


Delicious DIY plates

Keep it relaxed and full of flavour with a colourful mix of Mexican dishes. Take your pick from spicy black bean tacostostadas or chickpea fajitas. Serve with cheesy courgette quesadillas and endless bowls full of all your favourite trimmings. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it!

Impressive centrepieces

Want a sure-fire showstopper? Our summer vegetable and pesto rose tart is sure to raise a gasp or two. Prepare for jaws to drop as you present your veggie masterpiece – if you have time to spare, this main is well worth the effort. Serve hot or cold with simple side salads. For a classic flavour combination in the prettiest of pastries, try our open leek & sweet potato pie with crisp filo pastry.

Veggie bbq favourites

Thinking of dining al fresco? Our veggie barbecue recipes will inspire you to get grilling in no time. Try our crispy sweet potatoes, spiced squash & halloumi skewers and of course, the ultimate veggie burger to top it all off. Our seriously indulgent veg-packed mains will leave meat-eaters green with envy.

Sunday roast classics

If classic English family fare is your dad’s favourite, our veggie toad-in-the-hole with all the trimmings is not to be missed. This moreish main is perfect for satisfying the whole family. Serve with vegetable sides like our ultimate roast potatoes and our roasted root veg and of course, our smooth veggie gravy.

Check out our vegetarian dinner recipes for more veg-packed meals to impress.

Sweets, treats and drinks


Need some inspiration for dessert? These indulgent ideas are perfect for feeding a crowd. Add a little grapefruit zest and vibrant hop bitterness to a classic dessert to create our IPA treacle tart. Go for something light and fruity with one of our favourite summer cake recipes, or take a trip down memory lane and make one of our top 10 retro British desserts.

Enjoyed these suggestions? Try our other Father’s Day guides…

Our Father’s Day hub
Our ultimate Father’s Day recipe collection
Father’s Day gift guide 2018

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