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15 vegetarian recipes that are perfect for winter

From pumpkin curries to pear tarts, these are our favourite vegetarian dishes to indulge in over winter. Warm, comforting and downright delicious, each of these dishes is made for devouring in front of the fire or wrapped in a blanket.

By Harriet Keown
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    Vegetarian roasted eggplant curry with coconut milk

    Vegetarian meals don't get much better than this roasted eggplant curry recipe! Serve this fragrant dish with rice and naan bread for a family meal that's made from scratch - and ready in under an hour


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    Egyptian-style beans

    This Egyptian-style beans recipe is popular as a breakfast dish as it’s cheap and robust enough to sustain you all day. Served with freshly baked flatbreads, for a delicious midweek meal.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Vegetarian kumara and sundried tomato lasagne

    Vegetarians don't have to miss out on everyone's favourite comfort food! This kumara and sundried tomato lasagne recipe is packed full of so much flavour even carnivorous members of the family will love it


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    Cauliflower and potato soup with crispy potato slices

    You'll see exactly why cauliflower soup is a winter favourite when you dig into this recipe. Creamy and oh so comforting, this vegetarian soup is served with crispy potato slices - perfect for dipping

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Chickpea, tomato and kale stew with herbed yoghurt

    Don’t let the long ingredients list put you off this simple, flavoursome chickpea stew recipe. It all comes together in a matter of minutes once you’ve got all the spices out of the pantry. Created by Emma Galloway for Taste magazine

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Roasted pear, leek and goat’s cheese tart

    This pear, leek and goat's cheese tart is a delicious celebration of autumn produce. Not only is it so simple to prepare, it also looks incredibly impressive thanks to the gorgeous pear topping and lemon honey glaze!


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    Southern beans with gluten-free buttery cornbread

    This Nici Wickes recipe gets its inspiration from New Orleans cuisine and sees cornbread, fresh from the oven, combined with a pot of beans to create an economical, nutritious and satisfying meal

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Nici Wickes' best potatoes ever

    Scalloped potatoes, potato gratin, dauphinoise… These dishes get us swooning at their sheer comfort. Feel free to make this delicious potato dish ahead of time and reheat, especially when planning for a dinner party.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Leek and kumara risotto

    This leek and vegetable risotto recipe creates a quick, tasty dinner filled with kumara, peas and parmesan. Try this hearty, budget-conscious meal for dinner tonight!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Supergreen vegetable curry

    This supergreen vegetable curry is made with a simple homemade curry paste, making it incredibly flavoursome and wholesome. Fried eggplant and pearl barley add a delicious dose of sustenance.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Leek, goat’s cheese, walnut and sage tart

    Perfect enjoyed for lunch or for dinner, this scrumptious leek, goat’s cheese, walnut and sage tart recipe creates a sensational vegetarian meal that's simple and easy to make


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    Pumpkin and cashew curry

    This pumpkin and cashew curry is so incredibly moreish! The cashews soften to a dull thud on cooking and the mix of spices forms the perfect background for the pumpkin.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Easy hand-rolled spinach and ricotta cannelloni

    Stuffing cannelloni can be a fiddly business. Instead, this Nici Wickes recipe uses sheets of store-bought fresh lasagne, rolling it around tasty fillings and baking it to cheesy, gooey gorgeousness

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Vegetarian Thai yellow curry

    Spice things up in the kitchen tonight with this delicious vegetarian Thai yellow curry from The Australian Women's Weekly's Almost Vegetarian cookbook, available where all good books are sold.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Chilli beans with chimichurri

    Spice up dinner tonight with these delicious, nourishing chilli beans with chimichurri - a great option for a quick and tasty vegetarian meal!

    Australian Women's Weekly|