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Best vegetarian dinner party recipes

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ZsaZsaMc Thu 06-Feb-20 19:37:40

Serving 6 - 2 vegetarians. So we’d all eat vegetarian ideally or something with the meat as a bonus side dish!

Ideally something you can make in advance / serve up on the table for people to help themselves. Not curry though! Any ideas? For some reason I hate cooking for vegetarians as I find it hard to do anything slightly fancier!

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Kiki275 Thu 06-Feb-20 19:40:37

A bake-in-the-oven paella? Can do a large vegetable one and a variety of sides tapas style?x

Ricekrispie22 Fri 07-Feb-20 04:55:32

Mushroom stroganoff (although it’s another dish served with rice perhaps too similar to curry) www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/mushroom-recipes/mushroom-stroganoff/
Chickpea tagine and couscous www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/recipes/vegetable-and-chickpea-tagine
Moussaka www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/red_lentil_and_aubergine_33187

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 07-Feb-20 05:03:03

Bean chilli with tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, salsa, guacamole etc?

TerpsichoreanMuse Fri 07-Feb-20 05:10:18

A really good roasted vegetable lasagne, with lashings of cheese sauce (gruyère)? Salad on the side.

moochew Fri 07-Feb-20 07:24:10

I like a 5 cheese and tomato lasagne with a rich tomato sauce - don't put a vegetable anywhere near it - serve with a green salad. I'm sure you can find interesting veggie cheeses - we always have mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan (you'll need to find the veggie version) and a couple of others depending what's at the deli counter.
A very easy recipe, that everyone loves - choose a fresh lemony type goats cheese - that's light on goat flavour - Rosary goat is good. Serve with new potatoes and salad.

What kind of thing are you cooking for the meateaters? How fancy do you want to get - the trend is not get fancy anymore - too 1970s parent's dinner party, personally I'm all for this new trend...if you want fancy eat in a restaurant!

lastqueenofscotland Fri 07-Feb-20 08:10:40

Spanakopita with a few sides:
Cous cous salad
Flatbreads
Hummus
Tzatziki

PurpleDaisies Fri 07-Feb-20 08:12:45

Indian feast with daals, curries, bhajis, naan, pickles etc etc etc. The bonus with curry is it’s best made in advance and reheated.

ZsaZsaMc Fri 07-Feb-20 09:03:11

Not fancy fancy but something that you’ve made a bit more of an effort - we would eat vegetable curry, chili etc. as a midweek meal but that said I like the idea of an Indian feast - or indeed a Greek feast (after I had googled spanakopita!)

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Flossie44 Fri 07-Feb-20 09:57:59

We often do fajitas. I do a meat version in the oven, and a roasted veg tray also. Both work well in wraps with all the same trimmings - home made guacamole, salsa etc. Served with a big green salad.

Starters, goats cheese filo parcel. Google those, they’re soooo easy and gorgeous!!

Let us know how it goes

iklboo Fri 07-Feb-20 10:13:05

Greek feast sounds gorgeous - vine leaves, spanakopita (or feta parcels), veg moussaka etc. Mmmm.

5zeds Fri 07-Feb-20 10:15:10

Mezze

PippinStar Fri 07-Feb-20 10:30:59

I would probably do tapas, or as others have suggested a Greek mezze. Or fajitas. Or a mushroom wellington. Or a Guinness and mushroom pie. Or puff pastry tartlets.

You could also look up the vegetarian menus on some fancy restaurant websites for ideas.

moochew Fri 07-Feb-20 17:49:34

Cauliflower steaks are quite special looking a taste better than they sound. Something like this? realfood.tesco.com/recipes/spiced-cauliflower-steaks.html

ZsaZsaMc Sun 09-Feb-20 14:12:42

We did aubergine pasta in the end - but in an Italian feast way, with really nice bread, a caprese salad, meats for meat eaters, artichokes, sundries tomatoes etc. I find it so much easier to put everything on the table and the people serve themselves.

Definitely going to experiment with Greek food next time

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Flossie44 Sun 09-Feb-20 14:33:36

What did you do in terms of the aubergine pasta?? It sounds lovely

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