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Meat-Free Traditional South African Foods


As a tribute to our rainbow nation’s rich multi-cultural cuisine, we’ve put together a list of colourful, tasty and nutritious meat-free South African meals to try this Heritage Day.

Lentil Curry Tortilla Samoosas

Enjoy these tortilla samoosas filled with fragrant and flavourful lentil curry. It’s served with cool yoghurt, mint and cucumber raita and a crunchy onion and tomato sambal. Recipe here.

One Pan Pumpkin Leaf Sishebo

Create an authentic vegetarian Mzansi dish with this nutritious one-pan sishebo, made with pumpkin leaves (a Future 50 Food ingredient), Rajah curry powder, and Knorr Tomato Base Dry Cook-in-Sauce. Recipe here.

Quick Bean and Lentil Bunny Chow

This delicious, nutritious bean bunny chow is made with lentils, carrots, celery and potatoes piled into hollowed-out fresh loaves of bread. A hearty meal that takes just 35 minutes from start to finish! Recipe here.

Tasty Umfino Pap

This flavour-packed nostalgic pap and spinach dish is super simple and speedy to make - the perfect comforting family meal! Flavoured with Knorr Thick White Onion Soup and a Knorrox Chicken Stock Cube, this traditional favourite is great served alone or alongside stewed meat or beans. Recipe here.

Lentil and Butternut Bobotie

This better-for-you version of a treasured South African heritage dish replaces beef mince with lentils and butternut for a deliciously wholesome and tasty family feast.
Recipe here.

Try more of our meat-free and health Inspired Meals: Future 50 Foods recipes Knorr.

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