Nice vegetarian dish for house guests

(15 Posts)
jennymac Wed 09-Jul-14 13:12:11

My dsis is coming home from America for a visit and in the years since I have seen her last, she and her daughter have become vegetarians. They'll be staying with me for a few days so a few recipes that would be easy to make would be great.

Onlyonamonday Wed 09-Jul-14 13:18:14

Look online at the BBC good food website search vegetarian meals .. They have some lovely ones especially with pasta .

PeterParkerSays Wed 09-Jul-14 13:29:42

Cheesy Baked tortillas. They freeze well if there are leftovers.

heartichoke Wed 09-Jul-14 13:35:53

When I have veggie friends visiting I've tried these:
* spinach & ricotta pancakes
* garlic-stuffed backed potatoes & salads
* vegetable kebabs with rice
* stuffed peppers, cous cous & salads
* butternut squash soup & crusty rolls
* pasta/pesto combinations.
* pasta & veg bakes

TheSpottedZebra Wed 09-Jul-14 16:04:01

Does she like curry? We have better Indian food than America, so might be nice to do something 'typically British' ? grin

Lovely lovely bahjis [sp?) bought in, plus a nice dahl, veggie curry and rice.

Or a quiche: I love quiche.

Or catch the end of the British asparagus season - steam or griddle and serve with poached eggs as a lovely starter or lunch. Could fit in with a 'british summer' meal which would of course end with strawberries.

SOmething like a lasagna could be made in advance, and just ovened when you want it.

BrieAndChilli Wed 09-Jul-14 16:09:38

A really nice dish is tagine with couscous, basically veg in a tomato sauce with spices such as cayenne and cinnamon, I just stick what ever in such as mushrooms, courgettes, carrots, peppers, cherry toms etc.
mushroom fajhitas, use those massive mushrooms cut into slices
Veggie curry is always nice and lots of recipes around, I particularly like paneer in a curry

I am not veggie either

PasswordProtected Wed 09-Jul-14 20:36:52

Rose Eliot's cookery books are very good.
I might do the lentil and cheese loaf, served with my own mushroom sauce, potato gratin and a greesn salad.

Cantdothisagain Thu 10-Jul-14 08:58:57

Nigella's veggie chilli is lovely and good for guests as can be made ahead and dressed up with homemade guacamole, sour cream etc.

Onlyonamonday Wed 16-Jul-14 22:48:19

Have just made the bbc good food " summer vegetable curry" it's lovely.

Happy36 Wed 16-Jul-14 22:53:20

Homemade quiche with plenty of strong cheese, fresh eggs and seasonal veg. or grilled Mediterranean veg. or mushrooms.

Stuffed mushrooms or peppers.

Cauliflower, broccoli and macaroni cheese.

Crispy potato skins filled with cream cheese and hard cheeses, garlic, spring or other onions, chives, vegetarian chile, pieces of grilled vegetable

Potato pizza (recipes online)

DoItTooJulia Wed 16-Jul-14 22:54:35

Biryani, curry and the trimmings....yum

Salads, lots of different salads and jacket potatoes. Think home made coleslaw, beet root and lentil, tabbouleh, wild rice and roasted veg, tomato and mozzarella and basil pesto

Roast dinner or veggie toad in the hole.

Spinach and ricotta tart or pizzas.

Lentil or Aubergine or spinach and ricotta lasagne

Veggie burger chips and salad

Happy36 Wed 16-Jul-14 22:56:11

Chickpea or lentil casseroles with onion, garlic, carrot, vegetable stock, diced potato - very easy if you have a slow cooker. Or use cooked, tinned pulses and just make it in a pan or the oven in 30- 60 mins.

Chickpeas are also delicious stewed on water and curry powder. Serve with rice.

Happy36 Wed 16-Jul-14 22:57:14

vegetable gratin - courgette is my favourite

anyone else feeling hungry now?

LePetitPont Sat 19-Jul-14 21:59:02

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni
Aubergine parmigiana with nice ciabatta bread and fancy salad
Couscous with lots of lemon and mint, with griddled courgette ribbons and halloumi.
A nice risotto, e.g. stilton and broccoli

Pipbin Sat 19-Jul-14 22:08:54

I'm a vegetablist.
One thing I make that loads of people ask for again is a spinach and feta filo pie.
Mix feta, spinach, pine nuts, eggs, salt, pepper, herbs, chilli flakes. Use filo to line a cake tin. Put feta mix in the tin. Cover with more filo and then bake.

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