Eat your veg!
Woman’s Day Magazine NZ|January 31, 2022
Fresh and filling meat-free flavour sensations to add to your menu
Ismat Awan

VEGO DELIGHT BURGER

MAKES 6 PREP 10 MINS COOK 20 MINS

  • 250g butternut pumpkin, peeled, 1cm slices
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 11/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 400g can butterbeans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 180g halloumi, sliced
  • 4 bread rolls, halved
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • small mint leaves, veggie chips, to serve

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.

2. Toss pumpkin with 1 tbsp oil on the tray. Season. Bake 10-15 mins until tender.

3. Mash peas and beans. Stir in zucchini, flour, and egg. Season. Shape into four even-sized patties.

4. In a large frying pan, heat the rest of the oil on high. Fry patties 2-3 mins each side until golden and cooked through. Drain on a paper towel.

5. In the same pan, cook halloumi on high for 1-2 mins on each side until golden.

6. Top each roll base with combined sour cream and sauce, pumpkin, patties, halloumi, and mint. Serve with veggie chips and mint leaves.

SPICY LENTIL BOLOGNESE

SERVES 4 PREP 15 MINS COOK 20 MINS

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 cup red wine (or chicken stock)
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 400g jar arrabbiata sauce
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 375g linguine
  • 400g can lentils, drained, rinsed
  • finely grated parmesan, basil leaves, to serve

1. In a large frying pan, heat oil on medium. Saute onion 5 mins until tender. Add carrot, capsicum, zucchini, and garlic. Stir-fry for 4 mins until fragrant. Add red wine and dried herbs. Cook 30 secs until wine almost evaporated.

2. Add arrabbiata sauce, tomatoes, and sugar. Bring to boil on high. Reduce heat to low. Cook, uncovered, 15 mins until sauce reduced slightly.

3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook linguine following packet directions until al dente. Drain. Set aside.

4. Stir lentils into tomato mixture. Cook 5 mins to heat through. Toss linguine through the sauce. Serve topped with parmesan and basil leaves.

FALAFEL WRAPS

MAKES 4 PREP + COOK 25 MINS

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