VegOut Menu Ideas

We do not have any set vegetarian or vegan menus, but prefer to discuss what you would like on an individual basis.  This way, we can include (or avoid!) any particular dish or ingredient.  Our aim is to provide a wide range of interesting food, so that even non-veggies don’t think about ‘where was the meat?’

Although we can cook pretty much whatever veggie food you want, we realise that a complete ‘blank canvas’ can be a bit daunting, so here are a few ideas:

Canapés
Mini filo tartlets filled with your choice(s) from:
Roasted butternut squash and red pepper
Broad bean puree with pine nuts
Cream cheese with fresh herbs
Goats cheese and sun dried tomato
Sweet potato globes
Mini tortilla wraps with spicy refried bean filling
Mooli slices with cucumber, ginger and red pepper
Cherry tomatoes stuffed with fresh herb cous cous
Dolmades
Marinated tofu with fresh pineapple and pickled ginger
Selection of olives
Selection of nuts

Soups
Roasted tomato with basil
Spicy sweet potato
Fennel and garlic
Roasted red pepper and butternut squash
Courgette, lemon and dill
Chilled watercress and rocket
Gazpacho
Cauliflower and stilton
Wild mushroom

Sorbets 
Lemon grass and ginger
Watermelon and chilli
Pink grapefruit
Tomato and basil

Starters
Spicy chickpea and apricot pate
Minted pea and asparagus mousse
Creamy wild mushroom éclairs
Crostini with pesto and red pepper
Marinated tofu, and assorted vegetable kebabs with a satay sauce
Sweet potato and walnut globes
Mini-tortilla wraps
Filo pastry tartlets filled with ‘cream cheese’ and chives;
Mediterranean vegetables and feta cheese; spinach, ricotta           
and pine nuts
Moroccan chickpea and apricot spiced pate
Mini mezze selection – dolmades, black olives, feta cheese, hummus, pitta bread

Main dishes
Blue cheese and butternut squash tart
Layered vegetable terrine
Brie, walnut and red onion strudel
Numerous tarts and quiches, including Ackee (a great vegan choice using an unusual West Indian vegetable instead of eggs!)
Roulades – Gorgonzola and pear; avocado; chilli and lime; spinach and ricotta; stilton, walnut and caramelised shallot
Creamy mushroom and cashew nut baklava
Carrot and chestnut cannelloni with watercress cream
Pancakes filled with leeks and parsnip, served with a tomato and fennel salsa
Mushroom, leek and stilton wellington served with a real ale gravy

We can also include meat substitute ‘Bacon’, ‘Hot Dogs’, ‘Savoury Nuggets’, ‘Cheatin’ Ham’ and ‘Sausage Rolls’ which can be popular with children and non-veggies.

Salads
Pesto and pasta
Moroccan style lentil
Spicy rice and cashew nut
Fruity cous cous
Broad bean, fennel and dill
Quinoa kedgeree (no fish or rice, but smoked tofu!)
Carrot, apple and coriander
Salade Nicoise (no anchovies, but with or without eggs)
Greek salad (chopped lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives)
Watercress, rocket and orange
Tomato and red onion with a basil dressing

Side Dishes
Paprika spiced potato wedges
Minted baby new potatoes
French beans with a hint of chilli and ginger
Broad beans with pine nuts
Courgette and carrot ribbons with parsley
Minted garden peas
Roasted butternut squash
Parsnip and carrot mash
Baked courgette with lemon and dill

Desserts
Pear frangipane
Mango and cardamom parfait
Cherry clafoutis
Lime and avocado cheesecake
Lemon creams
Dark chocolate mousse
Eton Mess
Seasonal berries with vanilla ice cream
Chocolate cups with strawberries and raspberries
Chocolate and orange cheesecake
Warm poached seasonal fruits
Tarte au Citron
Poached pears in chocolate cups with caramel sauce
Individual plum and ginger crumbles with flaked almonds
Rich chocolate and apricot truffle torte
Traditional fruit pies and crumbles
All served with cream or crème fraiche

And, of course, cheese and biscuits

Buffet
Samosas
Filo parcels with a selection of fillings
Veggie sausage rolls
Mushroom and walnut tarts
Onion bhajias
Sweetcorn fritters with a chilli dipping sauce
Selection of sandwiches
Spring rolls
Potato wedges with dips
Garlic bread
Hummus with pitta bread
Babaghanoush (aubergine and tahini dip) with pitta bread
Selection of crisps
Selection of savoury biscuits

Dishes from around the world
We love making dishes from other countries, such as:

From Greece – spanakoppita, puy lentil moussaka, dolmades
From the Middle East – hummus, falafels, babaghanoush
From Mexico – guacamole, salsa, tacos and tortillas
From India – samosas, onion bhajias, potato chaat

In addition, please ask about our range of seasonal jams and speciality chutneys to complement your menu.

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