One of the best things about Christmas, aside from family and gifts, is the food. Those mouthwatering turkey roasts, scrumptious secret recipes filled with fat and happiness. Those are the meals that you will thoroughly enjoy. But for the vegan folks like you, that may just sound like a nightmare. Well, no worries. Many recipes are as equally scrumptious without the grease, carbs, and all things vegans must avoid.
Here are the top ten best vegan dishes you can serve at Christmas dinners:
Classic Mac with a Vegan Touch
Mac and cheese are party favorites during Christmas dinners. Just imagining the heavenly taste of cheese is enough to make you drool. To make this dish more vegan-friendly, do not bake it. Boil the pasta instead. For the cheese, mix sauerkraut and nutritional yeast, blend until smooth, and pour over the pasta. Top with some toasted panko, and you are good to go.
Take a look at this vegan mac and cheese recipe below.
Nutty Sweet Potato Pie
Who says only meat pies are in on the Christmas table? You can just easily attract eaters with this delicious and healthy nutty sweet potato pie. All you need is make your vegan pie crust and stuff it with a mix of sweet potato puree, honey, ground ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, corn starch, almond milk, vanilla, and some kosher salt. Bake it and top with coconut cream.
See this Vegan Twist On Sweet Potato Pie
If you love lasagna but hesitate to eat because of all the meat, then this vegan take on the dish will be just for you. Just switch the ground meat with a mix of baby Bella mushrooms, spinach, firm tofu, and tomatoes. For the sauce, you can cook up a blend of marinara, tomato sauce, nutritional yeast, almond milk, flour, and spices. Even meat lovers will surely love this dish.
This Vegan Lasagna below looks delicious 🙂
Marinated Tofu Skewers
Tofu is a popular alternative for meat. Give the traditional chicken skewers a new look with this dish. You just have to replace the chicken with firm tofu. Marinate the tofu in a concoction of herbs, spices, and barbecue sauce. Pan fry on olive oil, skewer and serve.
Check out this Tofu skewers on the flames
Vegan Meatballs on Tomato Sauce
Give the classic meatballs a new look by taking out the meat in this recipe. In place of the meat, use a combination of chickpeas, chia seeds, rolled oats, and fennel seeds. You can also add ground firm tofu. Make sure to get the chia seeds into their gelatinous state to make things stick better.
Check out these Vegan Meatballs
Spinach Mushroom Wellington
Another favorite dish on the Christmas table is the beef wellington. But beef and vegan do not go well together. So, turn the whole meat lover’s delight into your very own vegan version. For starters, you need to keep off of the regular flour wrap. Use whole grain Spelt and avocado for your wrap. Fill it with a mix of ground flaxseed, brown mushroom, rolled oats, walnut, spinach, herbs, onions, dry white wine, and spices as a substitute for the beef.
Watch as they prepare this delicious Vegan mushroom wellington
Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Broccoli
You can easily spice up a simple broccoli dish by tossing the broccoli in a sauce made from a combination of Sriracha, chili sauce, honey, lime juice, and olive oil. Season well and bake. It is a recipe that is purely vegan, easy to make, and utterly delicious—an excellent choice for a side dish.
In this video, the chef takes it a step further and adds “chicken”.
Roasted Vegetables with Herbs and Spices
Another excellent side dish candidate is this roasted mix of vegetables, herbs, and spices. All you have to do is toss cut potatoes, carrots, eggplants, cauliflower, and broccoli in a bowl of mixed herbs and spices. Roast until the potatoes and carrots are crispy.
This seems pretty simple, take a look.
Vegan Cashew Cheesecake
Cheesecakes are such delicious desserts. Too bad they can be too much for a vegan like you. Well, not really. You can easily revamp this recipe with some changes. For starters, replace the crackers in the crust with a blend of coconut flakes, oats, and almonds. For the filling, blend soaked cashews, coconut milk, honey, vanilla, and cream cheese.
My mouth is watering already, check this out.
Vegan Cinnamon Eggnog
Of course, a meal cannot be complete without the drinks. One of the most popular is eggnog, but since you are going full out vegan, your eggnog will also be vegan. For this recipe, you will need coconut milk, cashews, dates, maple syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon, sea salt, and turmeric. For some kick, add cinnamon whiskey.
Take look, fast and easy to make.
Just because you are vegan does not mean that you cannot offer scrumptious meals on the table that everyone will love at Christmas. You will definitely wow the family and friends with your cooking skills. Spread the love of vegan food through these recipes.