‘Tis the season for vegan Christmas dinner! Whether you’ve been cooking up plant-based creations for your family feast or are considering making the switch this holiday, here’s what you’ll need to know.
The secret to awesome vegan roast potatoes is actually no secret at all – pop down to the shops and pick up some sprouts, parsnip, and swede. For those of you who can’t stomach these vegetables pre-roast, simply scrub them clean and chop them into small cubes before coating them in oil, salt, and pepper. They will work beautifully with any type of gravy so go ahead and use that quick mix from a box!
Best Vegan Dinner For Christmas
A number one requirement when hosting a festive feast is making sure everyone can enjoy the meal, not just those who follow a vegan lifestyle. So to make sure no one goes hungry, cook up a big batch of vegan sausages or nut roast – both of which can be found in most supermarkets.
1. Vegan shepherd’s pie: This classic dish can easily be made vegan by using vegan mashed potatoes and gravy.
2. Tofu “turkey”: For the main dish that will satisfy meat-eaters and vegans alike, try serving up a tofu “turkey” roast.
3. Roasted Brussels sprouts and roasted root vegetables: These two sides go great together and make for a delicious and healthy Christmas dinner option.
4. Cranberry sauce: Can’t imagine Christmas without cranberry sauce? Make your own vegan version using cranberries, orange juice, and sugar.
5. Quinoa stuffing: Stuffing is a classic holiday dish and you can make it vegan by using quinoa in place of bread.
6. Roasted veggies: Load up a pan with vegetables and roast them in the oven for a pretty presentation and a delicious side dish!
7. Vegan Christmas cookies: There’s nothing better than freshly baked cookies when it comes to dessert, but these can be made vegan using bananas instead of egg.
8. Chocolate cake: This delicious vegan chocolate cake will leave everyone impressed!
9. Vegan eggnog: If you need a dairy-free option for your eggnog, this recipe uses rice milk and tofu to make an egg-free version of this holiday drink.
10. Fruit salad: Fill a bowl with a bounty of fresh fruit and dress it with a little bit of lime juice and agave nectar for a festive dessert that the whole family can enjoy. And if you really want to get into the holiday spirit, why not make one of these cocktails too?