Recipes: Main courses

Pizza bianca with artichoke, Padrón pepper and chilli

Pizza bianca with artichoke, Padrón pepper and chilli0 Ratings

Category Main course Serves 2 Preparation 15 mins Cooking 10 MINS
The contrasting creamy base and fiery topping makes a great change from the usual tomato-based pizzas. For the sake of a speedy midweek supper, this pizza ... Read recipe »

Pappardelle with tomato, mascarpone, basil  and green beans

Pappardelle with tomato, mascarpone, basil and green beans0 Ratings

Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 10 mins Cooking 10 mins
The sauce for this pasta is to die for! Follow the Italian tradition by choosing the freshest, best quality ingredients to make this dish really sing. Cook... Read recipe »

Beetroot and rocket sausage rolls with  tomato relish

Beetroot and rocket sausage rolls with tomato relish0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 25 mins Cooking 55 mins
The base of this recipe uses vegetarian haggis, which is simply a mixture of grains, pulses and vegetables – it is totally delicious, hugely underrat... Read recipe »

Toad in the hole with courgette, sprouting broccoli and feta

Toad in the hole with courgette, sprouting broccoli and feta0 Ratings

Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 15 mins Cooking 20 mins
Rather than serve this with a traditional gravy accompaniment,
I have instead teamed it with a fresh and vibrant coleslaw – far more suited to s... Read recipe »

Balsamic tomato tart with ricotta and olives

Balsamic tomato tart with ricotta and olives0 Ratings

Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 15 mins + chilling Cooking 30 mins
In contrast to tarts that are baked with a custard filling, this is much lighter, fresher and more suited to warm days. Read recipe »

Sweet potato jackets with runner bean, avocado and radish filling

Sweet potato jackets with runner bean, avocado and radish filling0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 15 mins Cooking 1 hour
A jacket potato is one of my most satisfying suppers. They take a while in the oven, but factor this into your day and pop them in an hour before you think... Read recipe »

Chargrilled asparagus rolls with cress, capers and béarnaise sauce

Chargrilled asparagus rolls with cress, capers and béarnaise sauce0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 10 mins Cooking 5 mins
The starting point for this dish was asparagus with hollandaise sauce. To make this more of a meal – especially one which would be perfect enjoyed in... Read recipe »

Filo tarts with asparagus, dolcelatte, lemon and pine nuts

Filo tarts with asparagus, dolcelatte, lemon and pine nuts0 Ratings

Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 10 mins Cooking 20 mins
These are fantastically quick little quiches to make. Baking them on a hot tray is important to cook them from the bottom as well as the top, ensuring a cr... Read recipe »

Spinach and watercress ravioli gratin

Spinach and watercress ravioli gratin0 Ratings

Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 10 mins Cooking 20 mins
I adore ravioli and love serving it like this, baked in creamed spinach and watercress, and topped with melted cheese. Read recipe »

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course Serves 3-4 Preparation 1 hour Cooking 30-45 mins
A delicious burger recipe that vegans and non-vegans alike will enjoy! Read recipe »

Golden vegetable pasties

Golden vegetable pasties0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course Makes 6 pasties Preparation 30 mins _ chilling Cooking 30 mins
Perfect for picnics and packed lunches, these golden pastries are our take on a Jamaican patty, made with a light turmeric-coloured flaky pastry and filled... Read recipe »

Aubergine and courgette tempura with hummus

Aubergine and courgette tempura with hummus0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 20 mins Cooking 15 mins
Tempura is remarkably easy to do, and a great way to get veggies into kids too. I'm quite discerning about hummus. I like it smooth, packed with flavou... Read recipe »

Chana sundal flatbreads with raita and rocket

Chana sundal flatbreads with raita and rocket0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 30 mins Cooking 15 mins
Sundal is a South Indian snack, made of chickpeas and spices. I remember eating it and wondering how on earth chickpeas could taste so amazing! Traditional... Read recipe »

Pomegranate, carrot and chickpea braise

Pomegranate, carrot and chickpea braise0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course Serves 4 Preparation 10 mins Cooking 30 mins
Pomegranate molasses is fabulously sweet and sour and with the spicy chilli and salty feta, this easy-to-put-together dish is a real winner!
G... Read recipe »

Banana and tofu fritters in sweet chilli sauce

Banana and tofu fritters in sweet chilli sauce0 Ratings

Suitable for vegans
Category Main course Serves 3 Preparation 18 Cooking 15
Fried bananas are really popular, as well as very tasty. In this dish, they balance out the tofu with the sweet chilli sauce, which is coated over them. Th... Read recipe »