Christmas is all about music, loved ones and food. It’s the perfect time for indulging and trying new things. If you’re cooking for a veggie, some people may feel daunted by this prospect. But the truth is, there are so many delicious vegetarian recipes out there, that will tickle even the most meat-loving tastebuds. If you’re veggie and looking for some inspiration for the dinner table this year, we’ve got you. And if you’re cooking for a love one, this list is for you. We’ve scoured the ultimate veggie Christmas recipes of the year.
Best veggie Christmas main course
Vegetarian is completely versatile. Not only can you use vegetables and other plant-based products to mimic meat such as turkey, but there’s also all the sides. Where would Christmas be without red cabbage and roast potatoes? With the right herbs and seasonings, you can have a completely meat-free Christmas which you cannot wait to try again next year. One misconception about vegetarian food is that it has to be healthy. Just because you’re utilising vegetables, it doesn’t mean it can’t be a treat. Why not give it a go this holiday and see how delicious it can be!
What would a vegetarian Christmas be without a nut roast? The perfect accompaniment to for your festive vegetables and a tasty alternative to the classic turkey. You can customise this dish with different nuts, vegetables and spices to create different flavours. We love this delicious recipe from BBC Good Food.
Stuffing is a key component to any delicious Christmas meal. You want something moist and full of vegetables which will pair perfectly with gravy. This recipe from teaspoon of spice is juicy and packed full of apples, carrots and pecans. No one at the table will be going hungry with this delicious recipe.
Vegan main courses for Christmas
Many vegetarian recipes can be tweaked and altered to your tastes. They can also be modified to be vegan if you replace any dairy or honey products. With so many alternatives on the market now its never been so easy to make vegan recipes. Not only are these ethical, but everyone can enjoy them and they taste absolutely delicious. Here are some of our favourite alternatives:
- Substitute cows milk for soy milk like this Alpro Unsweetened Soy Milk
- Swap honey for this Original Refined – Vegan Honey Alternative
- Exchange butter for this ‘No Udder’ Vegan Butter
- Eggs are important for the binding and moisture in a recipe, but you can exchange them for oil, banana, nut butter, apple sauce or a pre-mixed egg replacement.
- If you want to top a cake, we love this vegan cream recipe by Nora Cooks.
The classic wellington is a festive favourite which can be the staple or the side of your Christmas meal. The great thing about a wellington is that it can be stuffed with pretty much anything you fancy. We love the simplicity of this recipe and its sweet cranberry filling.
Spinach and ricotta filo baskets
Filo baskets are ideal for the holiday season to be handed out as canapes, or an appetiser to tingle the tastebuds. Good Housekeeping has a delicious recipe which combines fresh spinach with the mild and creamy ricotta.
Honey mustard cabbage
We all know the sides of a Christmas dinner are just as crucial as the main dish. Another great recipe from Good Housekeeping is a twist on the classic red cabbage. By combining the cabbage with mustard and honey, you can create a fantastic zingy recipe which will keep your guests coming back for more.
Fig and goats cheese puffs
For a really easy plate of finger food, we’d highly recommend Olive Magazine’s fig and goats cheese puffs. These bite-sized snacks are perfect to graze on during a party. These puffs are sweet and filling, ideal for the festive season.
Cauliflower cheese pithivier
Christmas can be a busy time and cooking everything on the big day can stressful. The thing we love about this recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and frozen until you’re ready to cook it. This cauliflower cheese pithivier recipe from Tesco Food combines a classic favourite with a festive twist.
Delish Vegan Desserts
Now that all the mains have been eaten, its time for pudding. The majority of Christmas desserts are vegetarian anyway so we’ve gone one step further and chosen two delicious vegan recipes. If there’s someone in your family who is cynical of vegan food, ensure they try some of these puddings. They are deliciously moist and the perfect finisher to our main courses.
Vegan Christmas pudding
After dinner wouldn’t be complete without the ultimate Christmas pudding. Ensure everyone can enjoy with this delicious vegan recipe. Packed with dried figs, raisins and sultanas, this moist pudding recipe is courtesy of BBC Good Food.
Vegan Christmas cake
This vegan Christmas cake recipe is moist, delicious and flavoured with orange. Change the rhetoric that vegan food is boring with this show-stopping cake. Pastry chef online has really outdone themselves with this recipe.
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