Christmas is on the way and the absolute favorite week of all has started.
If you have a holiday favorite then make it vegan. Serve a festive plant based feast with the latest vegan Christmas starters, main course, sides and desserts.
This year the markets have been on a mission to add more festive vegan options than ever before to meet the growing demands from consumers.
Vegan recipes are the best way to cover most of the bases out of which many of them are lip smacking delicious
The magical time is here with a lot of entertainment. The holiday table will be surrounded by guests with different dietary options and as a good host it is important for you to prepare a meal which can be enjoyed by everyone.
Here are few vegan food ideas which you can try this season:
VEGAN NUT ROAST
Simply combine the root vegetables with grains, hazelnuts, fresh herbs and mushrooms to make this stunning vegan center piece. For the added crunch, top it up with parsnip crisps.
CRANBERRY & LENTIL BAKE:
Double up the quantities of this festive cranberry and lentil bake to serve more people, only if you like. The dish can be prepared 2 days before serving.
SIMPLE CHICK PEA BOLOGNESE:
Pasta has got an amazing makeover here which is amazingly delicious. It is easy and with no meat it is delicious as well. The dish has flavor, comfort, satisfaction, healthy, simple and plant based.
SWEET POTATO CHICK PEA BUDDHA BOWL:
Buddha bowls here means giant bowls which is defined as a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded belly appearance on the top which is much like the belly of a Buddha. It is healthy and is loaded with 4 kinds of vegetables.
GREEN CHILI MAC N CHEESE:
This is wholesome, dairy free and unprocessed Mac n cheese for those who still crave a bit of their childhood favorites without all the junks.
SWEET POTATO LASAGNA:
Another noodle free pasta dish is here for all the vegan lovers and somehow better and entirely plant based. It is creamy, herby, lemony and delicious enough to convince anyone to try it. There are thin sliced sweet potatoes which add the perfect texture and flavor to it.
1 HOUR VEGAN POT PIES:
All you need to know about this food is that it is delicious, flaky, packed with veggies. A little more which you must know about it is that these pot pies come in time for extra chilly winter days. Made from scratch, they are warm, thick, creamy, buttery and entirely vegan.
WHITE BEAN & THYME POT PIES:
It is that time of the year when temperature drops down and days become shorter and if during these days you crave for some comfort food then this idea are for you. The recipe is perfect for holidays and also to satisfy the food cravings this season. A good food option for hosting your dinner party.
VEGAN FALL POT PIES:
It is a modified version of 1 hour vegan pot pies with a bit of variation. In this idea the veggies are carrots, potatoes, kale and parsnips which are topped with savory and tender pumpkin sage biscuits for an earthy twist. These changes will make a difference in color and flavor which is easy to notice.
SIZZLED SPROUTS WITH PISTACHIOS & POMEGRANATE:
A perfect side dish option which can be added to the dinner table for all vegan lovers which is loaded with pan fried sprouts and juicy pomegranate seeds, drizzled with pomegranate molasses.
VEGAN CHRISTMAS PUDDING:
Make this vegan pudding for the Christmas dinner party as a part of festive feast which is packed with raisins, dried figs, lots of rum and sultanas. Simply serve it warm with vegan ice cream.
CHILLI CHARRED BRUSSELS SPROUTS:
For christmas day, spruce the Brussels sprouts with the addition of lemon, chilli and garlic and the end result will mesmerize you with a flavorful vegan healthy dish.
SWEET POTATO PARCEL:
As a vegan Christmas day center pieces, bake this moreish sweet potato parcel and enhance with the festive flavors of sage and chestnuts for the perfect treat.
VEGAN CHRISTMAS WREATH:
With spinach, tofu and pine nuts, bake your own vegan Christmas wreath as a center piece for a meat free Christmas day and adorn it with dill and festive cranberries.
HERB INFUSED ROAST POTATOES:
With your roast potatoes throw in some herbs for an added burst of flavor. The roasties make a wonderful festive dish for the roast.
ROAST POTATOES WITH PAPRIKA:
Prepare some roast potatoes and mix it with smoked paprika for adding flavors and crispy finish. An ideally tasty and healthy dish for the Christmas Eve.
RED CABBAGE SALAD:
With no dairy or meat in this, the salad makes a perfect festive food item which you can make almost 5 days in advance so there will not be much to do on the main day when you will be hosting the guests and it will actually taste better if made in advance.
VEGAN CAULIFLOWER & POTATO SOUP:
Potatoes, Onions and Cauliflowers in this soup give it a creamy and hearty texture. On a chilly day, it is a perfect dish to be enjoyed.
HOMEMADE VEGAN EGGNOG:
Eggnog without eggs is now possible because nothing is there which a tofu and soy milk can’t handle. The eggless eggnog is not thick and will please even to those who do not like soy milk. Make this vegan eggless eggnog mix and blend it with some ice cubes before serving.
VEGAN ROASTED CHEST NUT SOUP:
If you are looking for a perfect roasted chest nut soup then this vegan idea is the best way to enjoy the subtle, nutty flavor of this holiday ingredient. Use vegan oil or margarine and soy milk for this.
VEGAN LENTIL LOAF:
The vegan lentil loaf is a wonderful main food recipe for the holiday season. It is easy, healthy and delicious as well. Serve it with pumpkin and sweet potato mash, vegan gravy and cranberry sauce and impress everyone who visits your dinner table.
VEGAN HOLIDAY BURGER
Sandwiches made with the leftovers are one of the best parts of Christmas but why to wait for a left over? Enjoy the main course burger directly which are super festive. Use a veggie patty, cranberry glaze,, mushroom gravy and garlicky Brussels sprout slaw for the burgers. The recipe is full of nutrients from green lentils, oats, kale, carrots, brown rice and walnuts which strike a perfect balance of sweet and savory. Top it up with tangy pops of sweetness from cranberry glaze and dried cranberries.
VEGAN TURKEY ROLL:
Use a tofu and gluten free stuffing for your turkey roll and serve it with vegan gravy to impress everyone with your cooking skills and taste of vegan. The vegan turkey roll is a perfect dish to the holiday center piece for a main course.
VEGAN MASHED POTATOES:
Creamy and delicious mashed potatoes are possible even while being completely dairy free and this can be proven with this vegan dish. If you are still tempted by real butter then you can go out with cream too.
Save the need and your craving along with your baked potatoes with this vegan gravy which you can easily prepare even if you do not have onions and mushrooms or other fresh vegetables and the best thing is that it is 100% gluten free.
VEGAN GINGERBREAD PEOPLE:
To make this vegan Christmas gingerbread biscuit switch your eggs for chia, butter for coconut oil and use chick pea water in royal icing.
CARROT & CARAWAY CRACKERS:
If your party is for vegans then make these easy carrot canapés that will be loved by everyone. Top it with vegetable crisp and sprig of dill to impress your guests.
As a festive treat, make a vegan Tiffin square which is packed with ingredients like pistachios, dried cranberries and ginger nuts. A perfect party treats.
AUBERGINE & CHICK PEA BITES:
Mix chick peas and aubergine with cumin and garlic for a healthy and tasty vegan canapés and serve them with harissa yogurt. Your guests will crave for more.
TERIYAKI TEMPEH WITH PEANUT DIP:
Prepare these canapés for the party and re – warm them in the oven or a microwave and serve with moreish peanut dipping sauce. Unique vegans treat for the holiday night dinner.
VEGAN STUFFED SHELLS:
If you are vegan and you love pasta of all kinds then this recipe is really for you and all the vegan lovers. Prepare some vegan shells and fill it up with roasted eggplant pieces for the party night and serve it with red tomato sauce.
SIMPLE FALL SLAW:
The amazing slaw is loaded with fruits and vegetables in about every shape and texture and topped with delicious tahini – apple cider vinegar dressing bringing the whole thing together. For an extra nutritional punch and protein, pack it up with unsalted sunflower seeds.
VEGAN PECAN PIE CINNAMON ROLLS:
It is one of the most recent creations in the vegan food list and is such a perfect way to sweeten up the holiday night. Soft, big and fluffy rolls with a sweet cinnamon filling and topped with thick & sticky spiced caramel and toasted pecans are absolutely delicious for a treat.
The vegan roast wellington is another great meal for the holiday. Fill it up with mushrooms, chestnuts and lentils and other ingredients and serve it to the guests for the perfect treat.
ROSEMARY ROASTED WINTER VEGETABLES:
The rosemary roasted winter vegetables are a great vegan food for the Christmas feast. Cook potatoes, onions, Brussels sprouts, carrots and zucchini for the dish and dust it up with garlic and salt and do not forget the oil and fresh rosemary. Delicious and easy yet the perfect show stopper of your dining table this season.
PURPLE SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI:
A stunning color in the vegan food will make everyone on the dining table try it once, even the meat eaters. Serve the dish with tahini parsley sauce. The best part about the dish is that it is gluten and nut free. The texture and density makes a perfect gnocchi creation.
VEGAN ORANGE CINNAMON COOKIES:
One of the favorite cookies for all the vegans out there which are easy to make and packed with flavor and nutrients and are so delicious with cinnamon involved in it. The best thing is that it is gluten free and packed with lots of vital nutrients.
VEGAN THANKS GIVING WRAPS:
A whole food focused dish which is simple yet delicious and something which can be enjoyed by everyone. The dish is loaded and wrapped with cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes, baked chick peas, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, etc. and it is warm, savory, sweet and crispy as well. A perfect dish for a vegan eater.
CHIPOTLE BLACK BEAN TORTILLA SOUP:
A perfect vegan soup for your vegan and non vegan guests. The soup is so good that you can even eat it up with chips. You just have to sauté some vegetables and add your spices along with salsa, beans and stock and let it simmer. The soup is packed with fiber and protein as well.
VEGAN BANANA CRUMB TOP MUFFINS:
Perhaps the famous and the favorite muffin of all the vegans. Top it up with vegan butter, raw sugar and flour and you are good to go. The moist, sweet muffin is ready to be consumed with the morning coffee. An ideal breakfast for the holiday season.
VEGAN RASPBERRY THUMB PRINT COOKIES:
The gluten free cookies are loaded with vegan jam and spiked with amaretto. Pump up your holiday dining table with this amazing recipe and impress your guests with your creative skills.
DARK CHOCOLATE QUINOA BREAKFAST BOWL:
Quinoa might not be the first pick when it comes to grain for a lot of people out there, however when disguised as a brownie in the breakfast bowl, a lot of people are found craving in for it and if chocolates are involved then there is no looking back, just dive in. have the vegan breakfast with this simple bowl which is loaded with about 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber along with magnesium and iron. No better way to start the day.
PEANUT BUTTER FLAXSEED PAN CAKE:
If you love pan cakes then you must try this oat flour based pan cake because it is much healthier than others. The dish is fluffy and filled with ingredients which are essential for you.
VEGAN HOLIDAY HUMMUS:
The vegan holiday hummus is a perfect appetizer for the holiday party. It is an amazingly delicious dip which your guests are surely going to love. The vegan holiday herb hummus combines some of the famous Christmas flavors like garlic, parsley and rosemary. Roasting the carrots gives a perfect combination of savory and sweet dish.
WALNUT FALAFEL WITH CRANBERRY PEAR DIP:
The vegan falafel with cranberry pear dip is a delicious appetizer for the Christmas feast. Instead of dried chick peas, you can go for the canned ones as they will serve perfectly well. Serve it with the cranberry dip for the perfect taste.
KALE FARRO SALAD:
The kale farro salad is an ideal addition to your Christmas dinner table which is packed with hearty kale, toasty walnuts, pomegranate seeds, dried cherries and farro. Try this for the Christmas dinner as a side dish and your guests will love to have some more of it.
CHRISTMAS TREE CHEESE PLATTER:
The cheese platter is super easy to make and amazingly beautiful which can be made in few easy steps and the best thing is that it is gluten and soy free. Holiday entertainment should never be complicated and with this platter, you can keep things as simple as you want and at the same time, play with your creativity.
VEGAN STICKY BUNS:
The vegan sticky buns are elusive, majestic and sticky. It does not need complicated making techniques rather it all starts with simple dough. The sticky buns are soft, tender, sweet and fluffy dish which you can serve on your holiday dining table without any regret because it gets better with every bite.
MOROCCON SPICED CAULIFLOWER & ALMOND SOUP:
The vegan soup is a ultimate meal bowl for the holiday dining table which you will never regret to introduce in the first place. It is comforting and satisfying which is as same as the spicy and smooth North African blend.
VEGAN MINCE PIES:
Bake some pies for the Christmas party and serve your guests some tasty treats on this holiday Eve. The vegan mince pies are loaded with the filling of hazelnut and cherry which will make sure that everyone in the party falls in love with it and you be able to impress them with your creative and tasty baking skills.
There you go. This is the trending vegan list and we hope you have a good time preparing vegan food items this year. Try to play with the ingredients and mix up the recipes for a totally new dish for your dining table on the big day. Keep experimenting. We wish that your week goes smoothly and happily with your near and dear ones and is filled with all the delicious delicacies.