Three dinner party-worthy vegetarian recipes

National Vegetarian Week is coming to and end, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying good veggie meals. Here are three mouth-watering recipes from the latest ocadolife magazine that even diehard meat eaters will love – including one dessert to sweeten the deal for afters.

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It’s crunch time: seven summery radish recipes

Did you know that radishes are one of the UK’s fastest growing vegetables? They only take about four weeks to grow from seed to ready-to-eat radish. Their bright colour, peppery flavour and crisp, crunchy texture stands out in both cold and warm salads: read on for seven different ways to enjoy them…

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NOW EXPIRED : 500 FREE Speedy Meal Bundles up for grabs

UPDATE: Sorry – all gone now. Keep an eye out for our next free bundle.

Busy week? We’re giving away 500 FREE Speedy Meal Bundles, each including four delicious and quick-to-prepare products so you can rustle up dinner in no time. All you have to do is enjoy.

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Feeling naughty or nice? Check out Daily Brunch with Ocado

Morning! Today’s recipes go from a virtuous salad, packed with fresh, crunchy veg and a juicy dressing – to a rich, darkly tempting chocolate tart. Come over to the dark side…

Crispy Chickpea Salad

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This chickpea salad is a delicious lunch dish or light dinner. Simon deep-fries the chickpeas to add a deliciously crunchy texture, complementing the juicy baby tomatoes and fresh watercress leaves. He marinates the feta cubes in lime juice for an extra zingy flavor that cuts through the rich saltiness of the cheese.

  • Serves 2-4
  • Preparation time: 5 mins + 20 mins for marinating
  • Cooking time: 2-5 mins

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Bright, bold flavours on Daily Brunch with Ocado

Morning! Today Simon used zingy, zesty flavours – from orange segments and watercress in his tilapia salad to lemon and passion fruit in his Swiss roll. Here’s how you cook his recipes:

Crispy Tilapia Salad

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Simon’s Crispy Tilapia Salad is a nutritious but hearty dish that’s perfect for winter. He combines fresh vegetables with healthy fish and a zingy dressing for a deliciously flavoursome salad. Simon uses tilapia but you could use another white fish like pollack or dab.

  • Serves 4
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Natoora guest post: Pink is my favourite orange

Some truly fantastic pink produce is now in season, bringing a bright note to the grey winter days: pastel-coloured pink radicchio, vibrant forced rhubarb, blushed garlic from Lautrec… The newest entry is perhaps the most interesting: ever heard of pink oranges?

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We source them from a citrus grower, Carmelo, with whom we have a long-established relationship. His farm is based in Scordia, near the Sicilian town of Catania – widely known as one of the best citrus growing regions in the world. There the microclimate provided by the volcano of Mount Etna, with warm days and cool nights throughout the whole winter, gives way to some excellent citrus.

Carmelo’s are simply the best we have ever tasted. His family has been growing outstanding citrus fruits for generations, and we started to work with him for the consistent quality he produces, as well as for a common interest in innovation. Pink oranges are his latest, fantastic discovery – one that we fell in love with at first bite.

A cross between a navel orange and a grapefruit, pink oranges combine a lightly acidic kick with a delicious, sweet juiciness and an easy-to-peel unwaxed skin. They are delightful simply juiced, but they also make for a fantastic alternative to more common oranges in most recipes.

Try them in a colourful seasonal salad with thinly sliced fennel and olives…

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Or in a medley of oranges for a new take on the classic marmalade.

Natoora marmalade recipe at Ocado

Of course, they work great in most citrus-based desserts, like a moist and decadent Flourless Orange Almond Cake

Natoora Flourless Orange Almond Cake recipe at Ocado

…or a dense, crumbly Polenta Upside Down Orange Cake.

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Enjoy!

Katherine from Natoora