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December 9, 2020 Kathryn Lyster

delicious vegan holidays recipes to make this year

delicious vegan holidays recipes to make this year

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  

 

vegan appetizers

 

These two recipes are dippable crowd-pleasers that also happen to go together well. Both recipes are from Minimalist Baker.

 

1. Creamy Kale and Spinach Dip

 

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.

 

2. Baked Rosemary Beet Chips

 

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.

 

1. Mushroom Wellington

 

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.

 

2. Meatless Meatballs

 

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.

 

1. Vegan Mashed Potatoes

 

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.

 

2. Vegan Green Bean Casserole

 

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.

 

vegan desserts

 

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.

 

1. Vegan Chocolate Pot

 

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.

 

2. Vegan New York Cheesecake

 

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?

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