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If you're entertaining this weekend and one of your guests is vegetarian, why not try making the whole meal veggie friendly with these delicious vegetarian friendly dinner party dishes.

If you're entertaining this weekend and one of your guests is vegetarian, why not try making the whole meal veggie with these delicious vegetarian friendly dinner party dishes. We've got so many different options to choose from that you won't even miss the meat.

Vegetarian starters couldn't be easier to whip up with our tasty recipes, whether you want individual things like our Mushroom, Goat's Cheese and Tarragon Tartlets to serve up to your guests, delicious soups or a really tasty salad like our Fennel and Feta Orange Salad, there are plenty of veggie based starters to choose from.

Curry makes a great vegetarian dish as it's full of spice and flavour and no two curries will taste the same. Try our aubergine and coconut curry, which is lovely and filling thanks to the meaty aubergine and full-fat coconut milk. With red onions, ground almonds and curry powder, this dish is creamy and full of flavour

Another delicious curry recipe to try for your veggie friends is our Spinach and Paneer Curry, which is given a great amount of spice thanks to the green chillies, turmeric and cayenne powder. Ready in less than an hour, it's a great dish to fill up a hungry crowd in a hurry.

If you want to try a veggie twist on another classic recipe, try our delicious Vegetarian Moussaka for something warm and comforting. If it's a burger you're after, our Aubergine Burgers are full of flavour and feel really meaty thanks to the use of this substantial veg.

Risotto also makes a simple but delicious vegetarian dinner party dish and we've got plenty to choose from. For something really different try our Pearl Barley and Mushroom Risotto, it's a tasty and filling dish that's ready in a flash but feels really different to the norm.

Get the recipe:Aubergine and Coconut Curry

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Fennel, Feta and Orange Salad

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Fennel, Feta and Orange Salad

What makes a better starter than a deliciously light salad? Particularly when it's full of the zingy flavours of orange and creamy feta. This recipe is just the right kind of dish to get your appetite going without filling you up before your main. This dish is really easy to make ahead and could even double up as a side dish too, it's so versatile. Get the recipe: Fennel, Feta Orange Salad

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Polenta, Tomato and Goats' Cheese Tartlets

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Polenta, Tomato and Goats' Cheese Tartlets

Polenta, tomato and goats' cheese tartlets transform simple polenta into something magical, so try it for your next dinner party to really impress any vegetarians you're entertaining. Ready in just an hour, this dish serves four people. Get the recipe: Polenta, Tomato and Goats' Cheese Tartlets

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Bruschetta with Baked Borlotti Beans and Roasted Peppers

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Bruschetta with Baked Borlotti Beans and Roasted Peppers

Bruschetta is full of lovely Mediterranean flavours and this delicious version is even better as it's like a posh Italian version of beans on toast. Super filling and bursting with flavour, your guests will love this versatile dish. Get the recipe: Bruschetta with Baked Borlotti Beans and Roasted Peppers

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Mushroom, Goat's Cheese and Tarragon Tartlets

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Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Mushroom, Goat's Cheese and Tarragon Tartlets

Mushrooms and goat's cheese go so well together, and these tartlets with tarragon are super tasty. Ready in a flash, these tasty tarts are ready in no time and will go down really well with guests.   Get the recipe: Mushroom, Goat's Cheese and Tarragon Tartlets

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Falafel with Houmous and Grains

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Falafel with Houmous and Grains

A great idea if you're after something to share with your veggie friends for your next dinner party. We love an informal sharing starter and these little cakes look great served up on a board in the middle of the table for everyone to dig into. Hummus and falafel are full of chickpeas, which aren't just tasty, but really good for you too. Get the recipe: Falafel with Houmous and Grains

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Super Green Soup

Vegetarian Dinner Party Starter: Super Green Soup

A super soup for a super dinner party - this delicious green dish is full of flavour and really lives up to its name with a whole host of vegetables, including courgette, kale and brocolli. It takes just 30 minutes to whip up and serves six, so it's a great one for a crowd. Get the recipe: Super Green Soup

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Spinach and Paneer Curry

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Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Spinach and Paneer Curry

For a veggie dish that's super tasty, you can't go wrong with a curry and this version with paneer cheese and spinach is a great one to try to please any vegetarian guests. Serve it up with Indian breads for a really filling dish everyone will love. Get the recipe: Spinach and Paneer Curry

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Vegetarian Moussaka

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Vegetarian Moussaka

If you love Moussaka, you'll just love this veggie version - and any vegetarian dinner party guests will love it too. Meaty aubergines give this dish a great base and while it takes a little while to prepare, it's really worth the wait. Get the recipe: Vegetarian Moussaka

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Aubergine Burger

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Aubergine Burger

If you love a good burger, you can't go wrong with this delicious veggie recipe. A slice of goat's cheese and a wedge of tomato really tops off this burger dish - whether you prepare just one to go alongside meat burgers for the veggies in the party, or do them for everyone - these are sure to be a winner. Get the recipe: Aubergine Burger

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Aubergine Parmigiana

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Aubergine Parmigiana

Aubergine parmigiana is one of those classic Italian recipes that everyone will love and is great to fill up any vegetarians you might be entertaining. Rich with a tomato sauce and lots of cheese it's comforting, warming and absolutely delicious. Serve it up with garlic bread and a big green salad for a delicious main meal. Get the recipe: Aubergine Parmigiana

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Butternut And Orzo Risotto

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Butternut And Orzo Risotto

Risotto is such a great dish to try at a dinner party because it will fill up all your guests and leave them really satisfied. This version uses butternut squash and orzo rather than your usual risotto rice for something a little different. Get the recipe: Butternut And Orzo Risotto

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Pearl Barley and Mushroom Risotto

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Pearl Barley and Mushroom Risotto

Another great risotto dish that's super good for you and feeds a crowd with ease is this pearl barley version.

Pearl barley has a low Glycemic Index, which means it doesn't cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. It's also rich in soluble fibre, which can help reduce high cholesterol.
Get the recipe:Pearl Barley and Mushroom Risotto

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Squash and Ricotta Canelloni

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Squash and Ricotta Canelloni

Rich and delicious, this cheesy pasta dish is a great crowd pleaser that's perfect for when you're entertaining vegetarians. As it serves eight, it's the perfect way to feed a crowd too and goes perfectly with a crisp salad and some crusty bread. Get the recipe: Squash and Ricotta Canelloni

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Nut Roast

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Nut Roast

This delicious meat free alternative to a roast dinner is perfect if you're entertaining vegetarians, as it's full of great tasting nuts, seeds and plenty of garlic. This great veggie dish is served up with a lovely tomato sauce too, so you don't need to think about any extras other than your usual sides. Get the recipe: Nut Roast

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Camembert Tart

Vegetarian Dinner Party Main: Camembert Tart

This Camembert tart oozes delicious melted cheese as soon as you cut into it and is the perfect dish to serve to vegetarians at your next dinner party. The centre is a whole baked Camembert, and the rest of it is made from pastry and quiche filling, which makes for a lovely, rich combination. Get the recipe: Camembert Tart

Vegetarian Dinner Party Dessert: Lemon and Prosecco Sorbet

Vegetarian Dinner Party Dessert: Lemon and Prosecco Sorbet

A delicious and light way to finish off your veggie dinner party, this dessert option is a great way to serve up something tasty with just a hint of booze too. And what's more, this recipe is ready in just 15 minutes. Get the recipe: Lemon and Prosecco Sorbet

Vegetarian Dinner Party Dessert: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Vegetarian Dinner Party Dessert: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

What better time to test out a delicious veggie dessert recipe than when you're entertaining vegetarians? This avocado chocolate mousse is super healthy and literally takes minute to whip up, so it's a win win. Get the recipe: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Vegetarian Dinner Party Dessert: Classic Lemon Tart

Vegetarian Dinner Party Dessert: Classic Lemon Tart

Who doesn't love a classic lemon tart? The perfect way to finish off your veggie dinner party, this pud is ready in a couple of hours but super easy to make. It serves eight too, so you'll know there's some there for anyone that wants seconds! Get the recipe: Classic Lemon Tart

Vegetarian Dinner Party Drink: G & Tea

Vegetarian Dinner Party Drink: G & Tea

A delicious cocktail treat to serve up to your guests at the end of your meal - this drink is made with green tea syrup. As with any G&T, you can garnish this drink however you like to suit the mood of your dinner party. Get the recipe: G & Tea

Vegetarian Dinner Party Drink: Aperol spritz

Vegetarian Dinner Party Drink: Aperol spritz

A great summer drink that's perfect to serve to your guests at your next dinner party - Aperol is all the rage at the moment. This easy drink is made with Aperol aperitif and Prosecco, then topped with soda water. Get the recipe: Aperol spritz