Folks, it’s that time of year again – the weather is turning. The nights are cooling down and getting up in the morning is just that little bit harder. Autumn has arrived and it’s a good time to visit your local green grocer or farmers’ market, pick out some fresh Australian produce and create hearty, flavoursome dishes for your family.
At this time of year, there is so much exciting produce in season to choose from and this is great news for the vegetarians among us. Root vegetables like potato, sweet potato, carrot and beetroot make for a substantial ingredient to a meal.
There’s also versatile ingredients including pumpkin, eggplant, mushrooms, tomato, broccoli and cauliflower, that give so much flavour. And don’t forget nuts like macadamias, almonds, walnuts, pecans and pistachios. They’re all best in autumn, and are ideal for turning an everyday dish into something more interesting.
With so many wonderful and versatile vegetables in the seasonal spotlight, you can easily put vegetarian dishes at the centre stage of your meal. Think soups, curries, pasta – the possibilities are endless!
Stuck for inspiration? Here are some fabulous veg recipes from myfoodbook’s seasonal collection that make for the ultimate Autumn vegetarian meal.
Tandoori Roasted Cup Mushrooms
Kick off your next dinner party with these tandoori roasted cup mushrooms which take less than 15 minutes to put together.
Warm Kipfler, Caramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Salad
Perfect for a snack or as a starter when entertaining guests, this Warm Kipfler, Caramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Salad will be a big hit at the table.
Crunchy Potato Bake
If there’s a side that’s bound to be loved by everyone, it’s got to be this cheesy, four-ingredient Crunchy Potato Bake.
Sweet Potato, Spanish Onion & Goats Cheese Pizza
Treat the family to homemade pizza night with this sweet potato, spanish onion and goats cheese pizza, topped with a sprinkling of fresh thyme leaves.
Pasta with Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes
A pasta dish in under 30 minutes? Yes, it can be done! Give this colourful Pasta with Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes a try.
Pumpkin, Spinach and Blue Cheese Barley Risotto
A hearty risotto like this Pumpkin, Spinach and Blue Cheese Barley Risotto will easily feed the whole family and it’s full of goodness too.
So let’s get cooking! We’d love to hear from you – what’s your favourite Autumn vegetable dish?