Bowl of couscous and tomato salad

Vegetarian side recipes

Accompany your main with a selection of vibrant veggie side dishes. Choose from fresh salads, potato gratins, couscous dishes, roasted vegetables and more.

40 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Warm chickpea salad, ideal as a weekend lunch or weekday supper

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A little bit of this winter root mash goes a long way - make it a day ahead and cut the stress on Christmas Day

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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37 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Lentils are a substantial and healthy base to this fresh salad with onion, mango chutney, coriander, greens and tomatoes

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Looking for a simple side or starter that delivers on taste? Look no further than roast aubergines with yogurt and harissa. It's vegetarian and gluten free

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
40 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Cauliflower cheese gets more colourful with the addition of broccoli in this super Sunday lunch side dish

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
38 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This quick and easy vegan French salad combines delicious flavours - perfect summer dish

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
44 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Put a tray of these in the oven and serve them with anything from fish to sausages, fried eggs to roasts

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
31 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

If you mix the filling ahead you can ask BBQ guests to help you cook these Mexican-style treats

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
28 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This fresh and vibrant salad makes use of tinned lentils, a store cupboard staple. The result is filling, low-fat and contains all of your five-a-day

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

For a fresh idea with pasta, try Greek salad

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A quick and healthy recipe suitable for vegetarians

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
26 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

You’ll love the ‘tarka’, which is the spiced butter that’s poured over this subtly flavoured Indian chickpea and coconut dhal. Serve with chutneys and pickles alongside

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
28 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

You can rustle up these crispy bites with a few storecupboard ingredients - sparkling water is the key to a really light batter

Easy
Vegetarian
40 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Give your guests more than just mash with this tasty bake. Comfort food has never tasted so good

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
33 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This is lovely hot or cold, and even better a day later when flavours have developed

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
44 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A quick, thick Spanish omelette that's a brilliant way to use up leftover potatoes and cheese with eggs

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A classic Christmas combination – and it counts as two of your 5-a-day

30 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a Mexican-inspired guacamole from chef Edson Diaz-Fuentes, with green jalapeños, coriander and lime. It's perfect to serve with tortilla chips

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
43 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Spring flavour in every bite of this savoury bake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
29 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Not one to leave your tummy rumbling, this filling salad really hits the spot and has a spicy kick

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
31 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make this simple yet delicious twist on one of our favourite greens as the perfect side dish for a roast dinner

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Throw together a filling and fragrant couscous salad for a vegetarian lunchbox meal, or double it for a buffet

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
31 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bored with the same old side dishes? Fennel is the versatile ingredient with a slight aniseed flavour that goes gorgeously with fish

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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