Plant-based recipes for the whole family to tuck into

Plant-based recipes for the whole family to tuck into

With spring in full swing and National Vegetarian Week shining a spotlight on amazing plant-based ingredients we can cook up a storm with, now seems like the perfect time to add some brightness to our plates.

You don’t need meat to create delicious filling meals that will satisfy the entire family. There’s heaps of plant-based alternatives in the supermarket and veggie-packed dishes full of flavour that will hit the spot!

From tasty pancakes packed full of fruit to rainbow pizzas, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite plant-based recipes from BBC Good Food and Tesco Real Food that are designed for family mealtimes. Why not give them a go?

Banana Pancakes

This recipe for fluffy pancakes from BBC Good Food is a perfect wake up call for anyone with a sweet tooth. They’re full of goodness and claim to be easy to make, with minimal washing up! They only take three minutes to cook and the recipe serves two. You could double or triple the measurements to feed as many hungry mouths as you need.

Breakfast Burrito

For those who prefer something savory on a morning, Tesco’s breakfast burrito recipe is an ideal choice. You could even make it for brunch or lunch if you’re having a lazy morning. The recipe makes eight burritos which are filled with sweet potato, peppers, egg and cheese. They’re suitable for freezing if you have any leftovers or want to use it as a chance to meal prep in advance.

Vegetable Quesadilla

It’s no surprise that these vegetable quesadillas are full of colourful veggies. The recipe from Tesco recommends serving them with a mouthwatering guacamole, and there’s the option to customise the filling to your liking by adding extra vegetables – handy if you have any leftover veggies in the fridge. A 30-minute cooking time means it won’t take over your evening, giving you more time to put your feet up and relax.

Rainbow Pizzas

Homemade pizzas are always fun to make and you can personalise them however you want. Little chefs can get involved in the prep too. BBC Good Food’s recipe is vibrant and fresh, and when you see the finished product you’ll understand why they’re named Rainbow Pizzas! Get creative and let the whole family decorate their own pizzas. Just simply put the toppings in separate bowls on a table.

Vietnamese Style Noodles

Plant-based meals are packed full of flavour, and these Vietnamese style noodles from Tesco’s recipe bank are no exception. You may be tempted to cut out the lemongrass but try not to as it adds authenticity to the dish. The recipe is a healthier alternative to a takeaway and only takes 20-minutes to cook, which could even be quicker than the time it would take for a takeaway to arrive!

Red Pepper Orzo

Orzo is a popular dish at the moment and an alternative to rice and the more traditional pasta shapes if you want to mix up your midweek meals. This red pepper orzo recipe from Tesco sounds like a dish you’d get in a restaurant, but it can be whipped up at home no problem. The entire dish only takes 25-minutes to cook. Try doubling the measurements to create a pot big enough for sharing.

We hope you’re feeling inspired to give these plant-based recipes a try in your home kitchen, bon appetit!