Just because you are busy it doesn't mean you can't treat yourself to a comforting home-cooked meal. With these fast vegetarian recipes you'll have a meatless lunch or dinner ready in thirty minutes or less.
Whether you are in the mood for Asian, Italian, Mexican or Indian food, you'll find a nice blend of flavors to cater to your cravings. We've even included an easy breezy dessert recipe pretty enough for entertaining. Here are the fast vegetarian recipes you'll want to keep handy:
HONEY AND SOY GLAZED TOFU
Cubed tofu is marinated with honey, lime, soy sauce and sesame oil then skewered and cooked until perfection. The marinade doubles as glaze in this easy appetizer recipe.
In just 15 minutes of cooking time you'll be able to enjoy a satisfying vegetarian cauliflower dish seasoned with saffron, garlic, cumin and chili peppers and ghee. Enjoy with a side of rice or flatbread.
These scrumptious fritters feature a tasty blend of leeks, sweetcorn, cauliflower and shallots. It's a fast vegetarian recipe that would be perfect served with a crisp salad.
QUESADILLA WITH AVOCADO AND TOMATO
Cheese lovers looking for a quick and easy meal will love these mouthwatering quesadillas loaded with sliced avocado, scallions, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and herbs.
PENNE WITH PESTO
If nothing but pasta will do give this fast vegetarian recipe a try. Speed things up by making the basil pesto sauce while the pasta cooks then mix together and serve.
KIWI BANANA SMOOTHIE
Quench your thirst or power up your mornings with this tasty three-ingredient smoothie packed with potassium, calcium, protein and vitamin C.
Looking for an easy no-bake dessert? This refreshing Peach Melba is the answer - a lovely blend of peaches, vanilla ice cream and raspberries.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.