Slow-cooked oxtail and lamb bredie are staple dishes when it comes to South African winter feasting, but plant-based meals are rising in popularity! If you’re not sure where to start, or want to expand your plant-based recipe repertoire, Fresh Living is here to help! Scroll down for 19 meat-free winter warmers that everyone will love.
Budget-friendly pantry ingredients shine in this spicy, warming soup. It’s perfect for any weeknight when you don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen.
This vibrant green soup is full of goodness!
Warm, comforting and packed with umami! This soup will not only warm you right up, it’s good for you, too! Miso is a Chinese soy-bean paste that boasts a long list of healthy minerals and vitamins that are great for gut health.
Yes, you can enjoy a salad in winter! This salad is a great way to bulk up leftover roast veg.
This filling bowl is inspired by Tex-Mex nachos. Forgo the meat and swap with beans. Don’t forget the nacho chips for a satisfying crunch!
Mielies are a popular South African street food that can be enjoyed steamed or grilled. We’ve put a twist on this favourite by poaching the mielies in coconut milk and coriander.
This spicy tomato and rice dish is a West African classic. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at making jollof rice, now’s your chance!
Kitchari is a simple Ayurvedic dish that’s very similar to dahl. Make a big batch to eat throughout the week – it’s great for your gut.
This is probably the easiest Indian dish you’ll ever make. All you need is potatoes and cauliflower and a mix of your favourite spices.
Laksa is a Malaysian coconut curry soup served over noodles. It’s usually made with chicken or prawns, but butternut is the star in this vegetarian laksa.
This root veg roast is definitely one to serve when you’re feeling a little fancy. Halve the roasting time by using baby veg. You can still use regular veg: chop them into smaller chunks before placing in the oven.
Feeling the mid-month pinch? 5-ingredient butternut pasta to the rescue! The butternut and coconut milk pureé adds a creamy texture that’s not too rich and works perfectly with any pasta shape you have in your pantry.
Slow-roasting tomatoes gives them a bold depth of flavour. Don’t reach for jars of tomato sauce: a little patience is all your need to make this dead-easy meat-free pasta dish. Best of all, one pan means you have less washing up to do!
Move over pasta Alfredo, this is the creamy pasta dish you need to make today!
If you’re in the mood for Thai takeout, this peanut noodle recipe will satisfy your cravings. The peanut sauce is totally addictive. Make an extra batch and add to a jar to toss through salads or to use a marinade.
Crunchy fried tofu has taken Instagram and TikTok by storm! Don’t get left behind, give this recipe a try! We guarantee you’re going to love it. We suggest tearing the tofu rather than slicing to get extra crispy edges (try to resist eating it all before plating).
Pot pie is a winter comfort classic, this sheet tart is our cheat’s version. Swap out the yoghurt for a dairy-free version to keep this recipe 100% plant-based.
Sloppy joes are an American favourite to serve at summer barbecues. Typically made with minced meat, our plant-based recipe uses spicy brinjal and trust us, it’s packed with flavour!
Plant-based baking goes beyond cashew-cream fridge tarts. Flaxseeds act as a raising agent in plant-based baking – no more missing out on your favourite bakes.