As the holidays quickly approach, it’s time to start thinking about menu planning, especially if you’re going meatless or want to add some plant-based cheer to this year. There’s an array of vegan recipes guaranteed to please, from appetisers to main courses to sides to desserts - you’ll love these savoury & sweet vegan recipes.
6 festive vegan recipes to serve this holiday
These two recipes are dippable crowd-pleasers that also happen to go together well. Both recipes are from Minimalist Baker.
Feed your hungry guests on arrival with this creamy dip starring kale and spinach. It’s a riff on the popular spinach and artichoke dip but unlike the other version which is usually filled to the brim with cheese, this vegan version utilises cashew cream.
The crunchy chip for your dip! These colorful crisps will serve as the perfect vehicle for your kale and spinach dip and will entice your guests with their beautiful hue.
vegan christmas main course
Now for the main course, these two meatless but mighty vegan dishes will wow your friends and family with rich flavours and bold textures.
A refreshing take on a classic — instead of meat this Wellington is filled with hearty mushrooms surrounded by crunchy puff pastry dough. Filled with umami flavor, this main course is a showstopper. Bonus, if you can’t finish this dish, it tastes just as good (if not better) re-heated in the oven the next day.
Another meatless favorite, these meatless veggie balls are made with carrots, spinach beans, potatoes and tonnes of spices. They’re flavourful and filling, with a crisp outside and soft, delicious inside.
vegan sides ideas
It wouldn’t be the holidays without some tasty sides, the ones below are just like the popular favorites but re-imagined vegan.
Butter and cream are usually heavily involved in mashed potatoes but these ones are completely dairy-free. Made with vegan butter, they’re still decadent and full of flavor.
This green bean side is ready in ten minutes and is served with crispy onion for perfect texture. Finely chopped mushrooms add umami flavor and pairs well with your main dishes.
Let’s not forget dessert, the perfect way to close out your festive meals. Our options below are dairy-free takes on two irresistible sweet treats.
Fancy a chocolate mousse sans cream? This Jamie Oliver 100 percent vegan chocolate pot is luxurious and silky. Best of all, because it doesn’t contain cream it’s lower in calories and the individual serving pots allow for uninterrupted eating.
Yes, cheesecake can be completely dairy free. In this vegan version almonds, coconut, oats and dates create a sweet and creamy texture. This one is also ideal for people who don’t like to bake as it only requires freezing. Top with fresh fruit and you have a gorgeous dessert.
What’s your favorite vegan festive dish?