My Top 30 Storecupboard Recipes
Wondering what to cook from your vegan store cupboard? Here’s 30 of my favourite recipes that use wonderful ingredients like pulses, rice, grains, nuts, seeds, and more…
From the ingredients in your store cupboard, you can transform your recipes and ideas into delicious, healthy and planet-friendly dishes for you and your family.
Most of the recipes here on my blog start in the store cupboard and use its contents as the foundations or essential enhancing components. Generally, you’ll need some fresh ingredients to transform them into super-tasty nutritionally rounded dishes, but some wonderful classics like hummus, can be made just from what you have in stock.
I love my vegan store cupboard, whether I’m filling it with cost-mindful quality basics, feeling the flow of inspiration as I open the doors, or transforming its contents using one of my recipes.
My traditional store cupboard is filled with dry goods – herbs, spices etc.. And, I think of my freezer as my second store cupboard. Frozen ingredients can be a brilliant time-saver when you need a fresh alternative. So I’ve included a few of my recipes that could use frozen ingredients below.
I’ve included the recipes below in groups, and I’ll be adding more, so come back soon for some more inspiration!
Dried ingredients like all-colours of rice, red split lentils for a delicious dal, the amazing earthy Puy lentils and the complete plant protein, quinoa.
An incredibly delicious and wholesome green lentil and spinach dal served with spinach flatbreads. Make a huge batch freeze in portions for a speedy meal.
An incredible risotto with juicy mushrooms and beautifully flavoured with basil pesto and lots of lemon. The popping roast tomatoes take it to the next level tasty.
Flours, like the wheat flours, favourite gluten-free buckwheat and gram flours, and the lovely nutty ancient grain-based flours made from rye and spelt.
Super delicious mini spelt pizzas with pesto and roast veg, they really tick all the boxes. Healthy, but super tasty - perfect for lunch or dinner with a salad.
These delicious spiced caramelised pear and fig pancakes are such a gorgeous brunch or special breakfast dish. You’ll love them!
Golden gram flour crepes with turmeric then topped with spiced butter beans and roast courgette and tomatoes. Vibrantly colourful and super healthy.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds to add crunch, texture, protein and good fats, and nut butters, and my all-time favourite, tahini for making hummus, dressings and more…
A simple dessert which celebrates the abundance and juicy goodness of berries with a gorgeous crispy topping.
Delicious pistachio dukka It’s a nutty, crunchy, spicy Middle Eastern dip that you sprinkle on your food or dip your bread into. It’s delicious & totally addictive!
Canned ingredients like beans and chickpeas to whip up curries, dips, and salads, tomatoes as the base for meals in minutes, and coconut milk/cream for super-smooth curries, and desserts.
A creamy bowl of coconut dal - lightly spiced coconut lentils, topped with sticky spiced caramelised onions. Serve with fluffy flatbreads, gorgeous.
I love this recipe, a rich spiced tomato sauce, cubes of aubergine, comforting pasta and pesto which lifts the dish and adds tons of flavour. It’s incredibly tasty and utterly more-ish.
A beautiful fresh and summery dish with courgettes, aubergines, lots of tomatoes - simple and so tasty. Served with incredible pan griddled bread.
Good oils like olive oil for cooking and roasting, extra virgin to add depth of flavour to dressing, drizzles, dips and pesto’s, toasted sesame oil for its distinct flavour for Asian dishes, and coconut oil, which I use in my Asian recipes.
This delicious crispy tofu with a crunchy, nutty sticky coating is amazing! Combined with a fresh and super nutty roasted peanut salad - a taste explosion.
Packed with lovely seasonal ingredients - my deliciously simple roast tomato and roast potato salad with pesto dressing, toasted seeds and olives.
Herbs, to add tons of flavour and make food look pretty too! Some of my fave herbs include mint for dips, salads and desserts, coriander for Asian dishes, basil for batches of pesto, and thyme, which is brilliant in tomato dishes. (Subscribe below to get my *free* Top 5 Recipes using Herbs eBook in return!)
Nothing says summer quite like an enormous slice of luscious lemon tart–A crispy nutty base combined with creamily sweet but zesty lemon curd filling.
These green and gorgeous spinach crepes are absolutely delicious - filled with juicy oyster mushrooms and a classic rich basil pesto. You’ll love them.
This whole roast cauliflower dish is AMAZING. Perfectly cooked and served with a delicious smoky tomato sauce and creamy mint dressing - so good!
Spices, that are also fab for flavour, including the Indian spices – cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, turmeric, coriander and garam masala, smoked paprika and ancho chilli for smoky flavours; fennel and caraway for Middle Eastern flavours; chilli flakes, hot paprika, and cayenne for levels of heat; cinnamon, allspice and mixed spice for sweetness; and not forgetting amazing all-rounder garlic powder.
A super simple, delicious, nutrient-dense curry packed with chickpeas and spinach, topped with a creamy zesty coconut chutney that you can make in 15 minutes!
This roast pepper and chickpea stew is like an enormous hug in a bowl. The beautiful deep flavour of the roast peppers and tomatoes is just gorgeous.
Condiments from around the vegan world include amazing ingredients like soy/tamari, Sriracha, harissa for an incredible depth of flavour and colour, and the magic nutty nutritional yeast for the perfect creamy cheese sauce.
The tastiest Asian style cabbage pancake - filled with a tasty mix of spring onions, cabbage and Asian flavours - easy to make and absolutely delicious!
This special meal deliciously combines creamy baba ganoush piled with nutty cauliflower steaks, harissa chickpeas and crunchy dukka. Yum!
Seasonings for bursts of concentrated flavour include the many tastes of sea salt, lemon juice and the huge variety of pre-prepared stocks and mixed seasonings you can find on the shop shelves.
A stunning dish - fresh, delicious and healthy crispy tofu & veg stacks with pea puree and lemon herb sauce are bursting with flavour, colours and texture.
Made with just five ingredients, these plant-based chocolate and oat squares have a delicious swirl of tahini and sea salt to create a delectable dessert the whole family will love.
A celebration of beautiful seasonal tomatoes in the delicious risotto. Topped with vibrant basil pesto, it’s an incredible combination of taste and texture.
And finally to frozen, which includes veggies like peas that can be transformed into an amazing dip/mash, sweetcorn, and edamame, and, of course, delicious and perfectly preserved frozen fruit like blueberries and raspberries.
Super simple, golden and crisp almond crepes filled with nut butter, warm gooey berries and topped with coconut yogurt and fresh mint. The perfect treat for the whole family.
The most delicious charred cabbage served with a fresh and tasty sesame edamame salad and crunchy, salty gomashio sprinkle.
I hope you’ll find this recipe collection inspires you to stock up your vegan store cupboard, open the doors, feel the love, and get cooking!
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