Yay! Long weekend time :) :) Besides that obvious reason to celebrate, this weekend is also when Christians around the world will look forward to ending a month of lent and welcoming Easter. So it’s only fitting that they end this month long abstinence with the best meatless mains that they can get their hands on.

While we have tried to keep this list mostly vegetarian, there are quite a few fish and seafood delicacies too on offer. There are some kickass recipes on this list here, so put on that apron and lets get cooking!!

Easy Tandoori Whole Baked Cauliflower

Cauliflowers have been an ‘it’ food for sometime now. And what better way to include it in this list than this gorgeous creation??

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Eggless Asparagus & Paneer/ Ricotta Tart With Rough Puff Pastry

For a creamy, yummy, crumbly, meat free main, this is your go to option!

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Vegetarian chilli

We know you prefer it with the ground meat. But just humour us, and give this a try. It’s delish!

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Fish balls in soy sauce

Add some serious wow factor to your Good Friday recipes with this indo-chinese fish dish.

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Veggie Salad with Passionfruit Dressing

If you really want to embrace the simplicity of lent, this is a great recipe. Simple, flavourful and loaded with nutrition.

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Roasted Chickpea Gyros

When we talk about a meat free list, how can we exclude chickpea?!

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Maple Pecan Crusted Salmon

Going meat free is a great excuse to splurge on that salmon. And this avatar is addictive!

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Spinach and Mushroom Polenta Stacks

One go to ingredient whenever you go meat free is mushroom. So much flavour to work with!

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Chickpea Cauliflower Tacos with Lime Crema

Twin loves cauliflower and chickpea, come together in this Tex Mex take.

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Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom and Feta

Even staunch carnivores have a soft spot for potatoes. Work some magic with the root veggie and a trusty sidekick of mushroom and feta.

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Vegan Aubergine Meatball

Anyone going, “Hey, this is supposed to be meat free, what’s with the meatballs?”, relax, it’s not really a meatball. Check out the recipe!

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa

Aaaannndddd, here come the superfoods!

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Roasted Broccoli and Quinoa Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Broccoli and Quinoa, are the health gurus jumping with joy here?

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Gruyere and Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese just got a fancy makeover. And you know you want to try it!

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Savoury Yoghurt Salad with Chimmi Churri and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

The chickpea strikes again, and when it looks this good, you have to give it a try!

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Lemon Garlic Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

If you want an explosion of flavours, this is what you need to be eating this Good Friday.

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Barbecue Lentil Stuffed Potatoes

Oozing with flavour, and so, so filling, it will make you forget all about meat for a good while.

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Cashew Satay Spiralized Vegetable Stir Fry

This is so rich and creamy, but nutritious it’s perfect for a meat free meal.

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Halloumi Skewers with Roasted Tomatoes and Green Chutney

I know some of you may not lie it, but that salty, tangy flavour of halloumi with some green chutney sounds like major win win!

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Vegetarian Lasagna Roll Ups

Creamy ricotta cheese, herbs and the flavour of ripe tomatoes! All reasons to embrace the meat free!

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So whatchu waiting for?? Enjoy one of these meat free beauties this Good Friday.

Happy Easter!!