I've organised a church function and think we should do a vegetarian dish?

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In fact I'm certain of it as a lot of people like it (including me) and a lot are vegetarian.

Does anyone have a fairly easy to moderately easy dish, preferably one pot, that is tasty and that I can make to feed say 20?

I'm doing a meat dish too, plus salad and bread. But I want the vegetarian dish to be really nice as they're sidelined a lot of the time.

TIA

Thanks WF.

WilsonFrickett Sat 04-May-13 00:05:50

A spring minestrone that's closer to a stew than a soup? So all the greens you can get (my veg box had masses this week and they're not normally lavish - spinach, kale, white flowering broccoli) in a light broth with pasta and some hard cheese to sprinkle over. (which makes it vegan-friendly too)

multitaskmama sorry spelt it wrong blush

I haven't seen those threads? I just know there won't be any quorn being eaten on my watch! bleurghhhhhh

multitastmama that looks lush, bookmarked it. Do you think I could use passatta instead of blended tomatoes? Same thing surely? I love chickpeas in any form.

multitaskmama Thu 02-May-13 18:36:54

Chickpea are really easy. One tin serves about three people, so you could get away with 6-7 tins which only cost 3 for £1.

I use this recipe and it goes down a treat. I had taken it to the school summer fayre and it sold out in seconds! Good luck and don't panic, it will be great x

ChickPeas

StealthOfficialCrispTester Thu 02-May-13 16:38:00

Blondebubble, did you see the "plate of carrots" thread?

StealthOfficialCrispTester Thu 02-May-13 16:36:37

I'd say beans and lentils are protein
But given the arguments I'm having on other threads where as far as I'm concerned plain common sense has left the building, I don't know anything any more

Or other pulses?

lentils are protein aren't they? And with wholemeal bread buns that's balanced.

blondebubble Thu 02-May-13 15:51:45

Whatever you do I would try and have some protein in it. It drives me crazy when the vegi option is just, well veggies, with no protein not a balanced meal imo!

Thanks again everyone. I'm saving some of these for my own use smile

TheSlug Thu 02-May-13 14:38:05

asda's own veggie mince is better value but not as tasty (IMO)

TheSlug Thu 02-May-13 14:37:28

If you're going to make a chilli, they're best made with either lentils or quorn mince, you can add loads of veg to bulk it out, I fry onions, carrots, mushrooms, peppers (added to the pan in that order), add quorn mince, a couple of tins of toms, a tin of kidney beans, then a lovely stock with marmite and tomato puree, chilli powder, and anything else you have in your cupboard. Even yummier next day.

Drladybird Thu 02-May-13 13:52:54

I'd go for a chilli, stew or curry. They normally smell so nice that meat eaters want to dig in too. What about this Blackbean and Chocolate Chilli? It is mild and very tasty. We served it in wraps so it could work well for a social event.
Otherwise, what about a moroccan style dish? They normally go down well because they are flavoursome but also easy to make. I have this Carrot and Chickpea stew recipe

Waswondering Thu 02-May-13 13:43:40

Macaroni cheese (esp if there are to be children there!)

Or Pasta Puttanesco (sp?) - I'm sure that's tomatoes and capers and herbs and veggie ....

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 02-May-13 13:40:38

Yes rutabaga is swede grin

It is really good - easy to cook and so delicious.

You could serve it with flatbreads or something.

So rutabaga is swede?

Thanks Startail.

That sounds tasty GetOrf thanks.

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 02-May-13 13:21:51

The Rose Harissa Tunisian stew from Nigella's Feast, she serves it with meatballs but more often that not I just serve it with the veg. Recipe is here. It's not too spicy if you follow the recipe - I normally put a load more harissa in and it's not too spicy. You can get the rose harissa from Sainsburys. It is really lovely and with pomegranate and coriander on top looks lovely. www.kitchenkapers.com/meatballs-and-couscous.html

Startail Thu 02-May-13 13:17:01

Sadly no, it was made by a Mum Who's vanished. My DDs have gone to one secondary and hers to another.

I think you just need lots of veg, onions, carrots, spuds, peppers, courgette, tinned tomatoes, kidney beans, a bit of chilli or chilli sauce (often easier to get right), and I'd add a veggi stock cube rather than salt and lots of pepper.

Startail do you have a recipe? I've got a month so no hurry I'm just keen to get it planned so I can get the tickets and poster done.

The meat option is going to be a broth I think? It goes down well and I'm not in charge of that bit, just homemade bread and the veggie option.

Veggie curry may be the best idea? I could make a load of chappatis too they're easy and cheap. Or a mexican veggie chilli and put out tortilla chips and suchlike?

Startail Thu 02-May-13 12:36:36

Mild veggi chilli, suitable for vegans and DCs is what we do for school.

It's lovely too, I'm not a veggi, but I'm not into hot chilli and pinch a ladle full of this one.

Make extra, horse meat fuss may mean people are cagey about cheap mince.

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Thu 02-May-13 12:12:25

Veggie curry has mass appeal. (Unlike aubergine wink sad )

Spinage and feta tart is a good suggestion.

Also onion and feta tart. (Yum yum )

With most veggie stew/chilli/curry dishes, they taste better if you make them the day before so it will be a bonus.

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