Black Bean and Beetroot Burgers (4)

These vegetarian burgers from Claire Thompson are very good, though you do have to be careful they don’t break up when you are frying them. They benefit from an extended period to firm up in the fridge. Serve with your choice of sour cream, mayonnaise, aïoli, pickles (, lettuce leaves, goat’s cheese or feta. On rye bread or in a brioche roll …. 

Lentil Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs and Tapenade Toasts (4)

A very good lentil salad from ” The Really Helpful Cookbook” by Ruth Watson. The salad will benefit from being made ahead and sitting in the dressing for a day or two.The tapenade in this recipe does not include any anchovies so it is suitable for vegetarians. You could use ready made tapenade if you like or put anchoiade on the toast instead. Any leftover tapenade can be kept in the fridge for up to a week to serve with drinks .