Easy Vegetarian and Vegan Lunch Recipes

Easy vegetarian and vegan recipes from soups and light lunches to sandwiches and wraps.


Lunch can get pretty repetitive and boring really quickly if you don't put a bit of time and effort into it.  From long luxurious lunches, to lunch in the garden or quick work lunches, you'll find it all here. So bookmark this page and start perking up your lunches.

All the recipes are from my food blog Tinned Tomatoes and are tested by my family and friends. I hope you enjoy them.


Veggie Fritters and Falafels

Beetroot, Rocket & Feta Fritters
Kale & Cheddar Bubble & Squeak
Turkish Zucchini (Courgette) Fritters

Vegan Fritters and Falafel

Beer Battered Haggis Balls
Green Edamame & Pea Falafel with Yoghurt, Cucumber & Mint Dip  NEW
Kidney Bean Falafel 


Vegetarian Light Meals and Starters

BBQ Apricots with Goats Cheese
BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
Bean, Sweetcorn & Potato Mash

Easy Cheesy Vegetable Potato Cakes

Jamie's Blackened Potatoes

Marinated Mozzarelle Ottolenghi Style

Paprika Spiced Cauliflower with Four Cheese Dip
Picnic Eggs


Saganaki Fried Cheese (halloumi)
Spicy Tiffin Eggs
Spinach & Feta Triangles  (Spanakopita)
Stuffed Peppers with Potatoes & Feta

Vegetable Fritatta

Vegan Light Meals and Starters

Beer Battered Garlic Mushrooms  
BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy Cheesy Vegetable Potato Cakes

Mojo Picón (spicy red potatoes)
Paprika Spiced Sweet Potato Fries   

Savoury Cauliflower Rice   
Scottish Potato Scones  NEW
Southern Style Rice   
Spiced Tofu Fingers   


Vegetarian Lunchbox Snacks

Vegan Lunchbox Snacks

Homemade Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Kale Crisps (chips)    NEW


Vegetarian Pasta Salad

Conchiglioni Pasta Salad with Sautéed Mushrooms and Goats' Cheese
Double Tomato Pasta Salad
Edamame, Feta & Beet Pasta Salad
Herbful Pasta Salad with Mushrooms
Roast Pepper, Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad with Feta
Rocket and Mozzarella Farfalle Pasta Salad

Vegan Pasta Salad

Creamy Chestnut Mushroom and Fresh Herb Pasta Salad
Mediterranean Couscous Salad
Summer Greek Pasta Salad
Summer Tomato & Corn Pasta Salad 


Vegetarian Pies & Tarts

Baby Egg Pies
Layered Burger Pies
Moroccan Parcels
Puff Pizza Pie with Pesto
Spinach & Onion Puff Tarts
Veggie Haggis, Tatties & Baked Beans Pasties

Vegan Pies & Tarts

Chickpea and Vegetable Picnic Hand Pies
Curried Vegetable Pasties 
Mini Margherita Puff Pastry Pies  NEW
Mini Savoury Mince Pies
Mini Spinach and Cream Cheese Puff Parcels  NEW
Puff Pastry Tomato, Red Onion & Vegan Feta Tart  NEW
Savoury Puff Pies 
Vegetarian Haggis Pasties  


Vegetarian Quiche & Egg Recipes

Baby Egg Pies
Mushroom, Spinach & Feta Quiche
Picnic Eggs (Scotch Eggs)
Skinny Vegetable Fritatta
Spinach, Avocado & Poached Egg Toast 
Tomato & Broccoli Quiche with a Layer of Pea Puree


Vegetarian Rolls & Baguettes

Falafel & Roasted Red Pepper Stack
Grilled Halloumi and Red Pepper Burgers
Grilled Halloumi and Red Coleslaw Pitta

Vegan Bagels

Falafel & Hummus Bagels 


Vegetarian Salads

Artichoke, Red Pepper & Feta Salad
Asparagus, Avocado, Blue Cheese & Beetroot Salad
Aspargus, Egg & Potato Salad

Butternut Squash, Puy Lentil & Feta Salad

Carrot & Tiffin Egg Salad with Caesar'a Dressing
Chopped Egg, Avocado & Tenderstem Broccoli Salad

Fig, Beetroot & Feta Salad
Fridge Salad

Griddled Vegetable & Mozzarella Salad

Halloumi Salad with Balsamic Tomatoes
Hearty Potato, Egg & Apetina Salad

Orange, Carrot & Goats Cheese Salad

Puy Lentil, Beet & Mozzarella

Roast Vegetable & Mozzarella Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

Vegan Salads

Apple, Beet & Pecan Salad   
Avocado, Apple & Hazelnut Salad  

Beet, Grape & Cream Cheese Salad   NEW
Bulgur, Couscous & Puy Lentil Salad   

Classic Homemade Salsa  NEW

Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

Layered Salad with Pasta   

Quinoa, Lentil & Bean Salad 

Roast Vegetable, Olive & Beetroot Salad  NEW

Spiced Roasted Vegetables with Rocket (Arugula)
Summer Greek Pasta Salad  NEW

Warm Dressed Noodle Salad  
Warm Tenderstem and Samphire Bulgur Salad with Herbs   


Vegetarian Sandwiches

Best Stuffed Picnic Loaf 
Caprese Pinwheel Sandwiches
Creamy Avocado & Goats Cheese Sandwiches
Veggie BLT

Vegan Sandwiches

Best Ever Sloppy Joes
Carrot, Hummus & Avocado Sandwiches 
Falalfel and Apple Salad Sandwiches
Mushroom, Avocado & Horseradish Sandwiches  
Roast Vegetable and Tofu Sandwiches    NEW
Spiced Chickpea and Carrot Sandwich Filler
The Ultimate Vegan Sandwich 



Vegan Chutney

Coleslaw & Salsa


Pate & Spreads

Vegetarian Pate and Spreads

Vegan Pate & Spreads


Vegan Pickles


Vegetarian Sausage Rolls & Pastries

Veggie Sausage Rolls

Balsamic Tomato & Feta Tart
Brie, Potato & Mushroom Tart
Garlic Mushroom & Spinach Puff Tart   NEW
Spinach & Onion Puff Tart
Tomato, Onion and Feta Tart

Vegan Sausage Rolls & Pastries

Beet, Chive & Asparagus Tarts
Easy Mediterranean Tart
Garlic Mushroom & Spinach Puff Tart   NEW
Mini Margherita Puff Pies
Mini Spinach and Cream Cheese Parcels  NEW  
Spicy Tattie Puffs   
Spicy Three Bean Sausage Rolls 
Tomato, Onion and Vegan Feta Tart
Veggie Haggis & Apple Clangers


Vegetarian Side Salads

Chickpea and Tomato Side Salad
Green Bean Side Salad
Green Charlotte Salad
Red Cabbage Coleslaw
Warm Ribbon Courgette & Potato Salad

Vegan Side Salads

Balsamic Beetroot & Chickpea Salad 
Beetroot Slaw 
Carrot & Orange Salad with a Coriander & Brazil Nut Dressing 
Coleslaw with Fresh Herbs   NEW
Creamy Pesto Potato Salad with Baby Corn
Creamy Vegan Potato Salad  
Potato & Bean Salad with a Zingy Herb Dressing  
Potato Salad with Rhubarb Balsamic Dressing  
Tex Mex Coleslaw  NEW


Vegetarian Soups

Autumnal Noodle Soup

Broccoli & Cheese Soup

Carrot, Cumin & Yoghurt Soup
Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Broccoli
Cheesey Broccoli & Spinach Soup
Courgette, Brie & Cumin Soup
Courgette Vichyssoise With Parmesan Crusted Courgette Croutons

Madras Curried Tomato Soup

Onion, Celery & Apple Soup

Rich Mushroom Soup
Roast Onion & Lemon Thyme Soup

Spinach, Pear & Blue Cheese Soup

Tortellini Minestrone Soup

Vegan Soups

5 Minute Green Smoothie Soup   

Basic Lentil Soup  
Broccoli & Celery Soup  
Butternut & Spinach Soup  
Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup  NEW

Carrot & Coriander Soup   
Carrot, Leek & Mustard Seed Soup 
Carrot, Spinach & Lentil Soup  
Carrot, Spinach & Coconut Soup 
Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup with Spinach  NEW
Charred Tomato Soup  
Creamy Butternut Squash & Tomato Soup  
Curly Kale, Watercress & Potato Soup  
Curried Lentil Soup with Lime 
Curried Parsnip & Sweet Potato Soup 

Earthy Mushroom & Baby Leaf Soup 
Easy Broccoli and Spinach Soup
Easy Carrot & Mixed Vegetable Soup   NEW

Four Tomato & Red Pepper Soup  
Fridge Lentil Soup  
Fridge Vegetable Soup 

Green Lunchtime Soup for One  

Hearty Spiced Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

Leftovers Lentil Soup  
Low Calorie Spicy Tomato Soup 

Minestrone Soup 

Parsnip, Carrot & Lentil Soup

Quick Blender Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Red Lentil, Carrot & Coconut Soup  
Rich Blender Tomato Soup
Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Soup  
Root Vegetable Soup  NEW

Scottish Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup   NEW
Scottish Tattie, Neep & Carrot Soup  
Spiced Carrot, Lentil and Spinach Soup
Spiced Potato & Red Lentil Soup 
Spicy Aubergine & Tomato Soup
Squash, Carrot & Noodle Soup 
Summer Root Vegetable Soup

Tomato, Lentil & Coriander Soup 

Vegetable Soup

Warming Red Lentil & Chickpea Soup  
Winter Minestrone Soup   NEW
Winter Vegetable Soup  

Yellow Split Pea Soup


Vegetarian Tacos & Quesadillas

Vegan Tacos & Quesadillas


Vegetarian Toast & Toasties

Peanut Butter, Nutella & Banana French Toast
Spinach, Avocado & Poached Egg Toast 
Garlicky Mushroom Melts
Comfort Cheese Toasties
Halloumi & Balsamic Onion Toasties
Thai Spiced Eggy Bread Dippers with Coconut
Toasted Potato & Beet Toasted Sandwich

Vegan Toast & Toasties

Pa Amb Tomaquet
Veggie Haggis & Onion Chutney Toasties   NEW


Vegetarian Wraps

Bean, Spinach & Red Pepper Quesadillas
Caprese Pizza Wraps
Cheesey Bean Wraps
Falafel, Beetroot and Goats Cheese Wraps
Roast Vegetable, Veggie Sausage & Halloumi Wraps
Spicy Veggie Tacos

Vegan Wraps

Beet Salad Lunchtime Wrap  NEW
Carrot & Spinach Crunch Lunch Wrap  NEW
Green Power Lunch Wrap  NEW
Leftover Bolognese Quesadillas   NEW
Spiced Tofu & Mushroom Tacos  NEW
Spicy Bean Lunch Wrap (copycat recipe)  NEW
Summer Salad & Baby Beet Wrap   NEW
Veggie Sausage, Red Pepper & Hummus Wraps  


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10 Vegan Lunchbox Ideas for Kids
41 Insanely Good Vegan Lunches
Back to School Vegetarian and Vegan Lunchbox Ideas  NEW
The Ultimate Sandwich Guide - 50 Mouthwatering vegetarian and vegan sandwiches and wraps

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