Lent inspired Vegan recipes

Lent inspired Vegan recipes

Winter is coming to an end and the countryside is blooming with all forms of new life. Whether this be fields of seasonal flowers, adorable lambs or punnets of fresh fruit and veg. We can guarantee that spring will bring new, fresh and exciting ingredients to your table. Read more about our favourite spring recipes below…


The beginning of spring also brings with it the beginning or Lent. Lent is a religious tradition that suggests that the person participating should abstain from certain foods for 40 days. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent and initially came around as a way of eating foods that you wouldn’t normally eat during lent, so they were removed from your cupboard – this is how pancakes day was formed! Pancakes are made from milk, eggs and flour. Since a lot of Christian’s sustain from eating any animal products during lent, milk and eggs would need to be removed from their homes.

Although a lot of Lent diets have changed in recent years, many Christians choose to become vegetarian or vegan during Lent, with some indulging in Fish Friday’s. Due to this, we have comprised a list of seasoned vegetables below, to help see you through to the beginning of Easter,



Asparagus is perfect as both a side and a main dish. With various ways to cook it you will never get bored! It may sound silly, but one of the best ways to store asparagus is in a cold jug of water in your fridge, it really keeps them fresh. We love asparagus so much, especially in a stir fry, soup, pasta and even as a roasted side. See our favourite recipes linked below…

Spring Vegetable Stir Fry

Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Roasted garlic and Asparagus soup

Spring Onions

Although spring onions are available all year round, their light peppery taste is perfect to add to any spring recipe. We love the freshness spring onions add to a dish, especially when they’re one of the main ingredients…

Spring Onion Soup

Charred Spring Onions and Teriyaki Tofu


Cucumbers are one of the freshest vegetables as they contain 96% water! Perfect as a snack, whether eaten whole or sliced with various dips. Cucumber is incredibly healthy and will also leave you feeling refreshed.

Thai Cucumber Salad

Sesame and Ginger Cucumber Noodles

Cucumber Noodle Salad

Cucumber Avocado Rolls


As well as it being filled with vitamin A and C, Spinach is an easy vegetable to consume to achieve your daily goals – only half a cup of raw spinach counting towards your 5 a day!

Spanish Spinach with Chickpeas

Potato Spinach Balls

One Pot Spinach Rice

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This spring make sure to tempt your palate with the delights of green eating. If you’re still stuck for ideas, contact us today and we will be happy to tell you other ingredients that are in season, as well as ways to cook them! Contact us on 0191 491 0856 or email us at sales@jrhollandfoodservices.co.uk

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