With a who's who of A-listers being named sexy vegetarians by PETA and the endless source of inspiration that is #MeatlessMondays, eating vegetarian meals at least some of the time is easier than ever. A perfectly juicy summer tomato or potatoes slathered in a savoury sauce can be just as satisfying as your usual meat-laden fare - just ask 2015 sexiest vegetarian Miley Cyrus, or 2014 duo Jared Leto and Ellen Page. With that in mind, we've rounded up a half-dozen mouth-watering recipes to help you and your taste buds celebrate World Vegetarian Day.
A fusion of Asian ingredients lend a delectable glaze to sugar snap peas, with a sprinkling of nuts for an irresistible crunch. Recipe by Rose Reisman.
This one's a surefire hit if you're craving something fried but feel like shirking the usual fish and chips or shrimp tempura. Recipe by Matt Basile of Fidel Gastro.
Light and airy, this fruity salad is the perfect mix of sweet and savoury and won't weight you down. Recipe by Nicola Graimes.
These pesto-slathered spuds make a great side to a fresh salad or grilled veggies, and you'll be able to use any leftover pesto in other dishes! Recipe by Eric Akis.
If you're into healthy eating you've surely had a green goddess dressing, but this creative dish pairs the same flavours with corn on the cob. Recipe by Katie Lee.
Yes, you heard us right: Goat. Cheese. Croutons. Whip up this mouth-watering salad or toss these crunchy, cheesy bites into another greens recipe. Recipe by Trisha Yearwood.
Risotto is a decadent dish that needs no meat, and this pea version gets a dusting of freshness courtesy of mint. Recipe by Donna Hay
Crisp, buttery and laden with tomatoes, garlic, olives, parmesan and ground olives, this lip-smacking creation is like dessert for dinner. Recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi.