When talking about Thanksgiving dinner, roasted turkey is usually considered as the star. But what about if you are a vegan or vegetarian? Does that mean you won’t get to enjoy the feast?
Nowadays, there are plentiful vegan recipes that you can prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. Trust me, from main courses to delightful side dishes and desserts, you won’t run out of options.
Here are the recipes that you can prepare on the much-awaited last Thursday of November:
Add colors to your dinner with Harvest Succotash containing squash, beans, corn, and other seasonal vegetables, which you can prepare in only 40 minutes. All you have to do is to roast some onions and butternut squash.
In a separate sauce pan, heat two tablespoons of oil and add garlic, thyme, salt, corn, and edamame. Using a small bowl, mix some vinegar with mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir into the roasted onion and squash as well as the corn mixture.
Pumpkin and Sage Soup
Dinner will never be complete without a sumptuous soup, and this is when pumpkin and sage soup fits in perfectly. Pumpkins are a powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients. They are also rich in Vitamin A, which is essential in keeping your eyes healthy. Plus, this type of soup is low in calories. It makes you feel full longer, which is exactly what you need for your weight loss diet.
To make the soup, saute the onions, garlic, sage, ginger, and nutmeg in a sauce pan until they turn golden before adding the broth and pumpkin. Puree soup using an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
Now to prepare the sage and shiitake garnish, put some oil in a small saucepan before adding the sage leaves.
Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear, and Onion
For a savory vegan dish, consider making roasted pears with root veggies like sweet potato. Toss some pears, sweet potatoes, onions, and thyme in a baking sheet. Add a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for up to 40 minutes or until the mixture turns golden brown. You can top it with more thyme if you wish to. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Do the same with the shiitake mushrooms.
Green Bean Casserole
If you love onion, you will surely love the green bean casserole. Make the topping by combining onions with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add flour and Panko to coat the onions and broil until they get crisp.
Cook the green beans in boiling water and wait for them to turn bright green. Drain and set aside.
Using a skillet, heat olive oil and add shallots, mushroom, salt, and pepper. Once cooked, add them to the green beans. In the same skillet, whisk flour and add some almond milk. Once it’s thick enough, remove from heat and add the green bean mixture. Transfer into a casserole dish and bake for about 20 minutes. Top with fried onions.
Mashed potatoes are everyone’s favorite, and yes, you can make this recipe dairy-free! The steps are the same as making the regular version. The secret to this is the vegan butter.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
For dessert, there is nothing better than pumpkin pie. And believe me, it is as good as the classic one. You might even find it better! All you have to do is to combine pecans, oats, sugar, and salt using a blender. Add some coconut oil.
For the filling, you can utilize pumpkin puree, coconut milk, as well as ground cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Prepare brown sugar, cornstarch, pure vanilla extract, and salt too. As for the topping, you will only need coconut cream, powdered sugar, and kosher salt.