With more and more chefs paying greater attention to their vegetarian diners the bar has very much been raised in recent years, and there is no need to resort to the same tired dishes when cooking meat free menus anymore. Stick your risotto rice back in the cupboard and stuff those peppers back in the fridge - this collection of stunning vegetarian recipes contains interesting meal ideas everyone can enjoy.
Geoffrey Smeddle's Goat's cheese and puff pastry tart combines the delicious flavours of figs, olives and goat's cheese to make a lovely summery starter or a light main meal. The same can be said of Robert Thompson's Buffalo mozzarella, pea and broad bean salad and Marcus Wareing's Queen Anne's artichoke tart - attractive, seasonal vegetarian meals full of complementary flavours. For warming dishes to light up the colder months, try Dominic Chapman's comforting Butternut squash soup recipe or Marcus Wareing's wholesome Mushroom cobbler recipe.
Aubergines make a great substitute for meat and are used in Martin Wishart's Spicy aubergine salad, as well as in Galton Blackiston's rustic Ratatouille. Alfred Prasad cleverly uses aubergine as a low carb alternative to wraps in his healthy Indian vegetarian recipe.