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Embrace vegetarian cooking with delicious recipes that are packed full of inspiring flavours. From sizzling cauliflower steaks and fruity bakes to ‘being good tonight’ falafels, make the food you love for the people you love with our vegetarian Food Love Stories, brought to you by Tesco.

Henry's 'being good tonight' falafel
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Henry's 'being good tonight' falafel

Henry was a bit gutted when he found out that his girlfriend had become a devout vegetarian – especially as he loves his steak and chips. However, being the true gent that he is, he crafted this wonderfully tasty veggie meal for her that's become an instant favourite in their house.

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  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Wrap the corn in foil and bake for 18 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, toast the quinoa in a frying pan over a medium heat, stirring frequently for 2-3 mins, until golden. Add the stock, cover with a lid and simmer for 15 mins.
  3. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for 5 mins before stirring in the lemon juice and olive oil.
  4. Remove the baked cobs from the oven and reduce the temperature to gas 5, 190°C, fan 170°C. Put the falafel on a baking tray and bake for 6-8 mins until crisp. Once the cobs are cool enough to handle, remove the foil and slice off the kernels.
  5. Mix the red cabbage, carrot, corn, rocket and quinoa together. Divide the mixture between 4 bowls, then top with the falafels, avocado, and a generous dollop of tzatziki.

Little helps

Short on time? Swap the corn on the cob for a drained 325g can of sweetcorn in water.


Leftover cabbage makes for a lovely slaw – grate it together with raw beetroot, carrot and apple.

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  • Ingredients
  • 2 large corn on the cob
  • 200g quinoa
  • 450ml vegetable stock
  • 1 lemon, half juiced, half cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 x 152g packs falafel
  • 200g red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 60g wild rocket
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 200g pot tzatziki