Ahhh Christmas…..The world’s favorite holiday…..
There is no better way to celebrate this day than spending it with your loved ones as you share bottles of wine and delicious foods. Speaking of food, people usually prepare roasted beef, ham, and all the other meat products that you can ever think of. But how about vegans? If you are a vegan yourself or you are cooking for your friends or family members who are in this type of diet, what will you make?
No need to stress yourself out looking for the perfect Christmas vegan menu as we’ve listed 7 exciting recipes for you to try.
Mac and Cheese
You must be surprised to see this item on this list, but yes, it’s doable!
First of all, to come up with an excellent mac and cheese, or any other pasta recipe for that matter, it is crucial that you cook the pasta al dente. You would need sauerkraut to replicate the cheesy flavor, and don’t forget about the nutritional yeast.
To sum it up, the ingredients for a vegan mac and cheese include olive oil, Panko bread crumbs, thyme leaves, Kosher salt, ground black pepper, medium shells, coconut oil or vegetable oil, yellow pepper, mustard, cumin, cashews, potato, white wine vinegar, and hot sauce.
Another exciting main dish…
To make vegan lasagna, prepare the following ingredients: lasagna noodles, tofu, ground black pepper, olive oil, onion, garlic, dried oregano, baby bella mushrooms, and frozen spinach. For the white sauce: olive oil, all-purpose flour, almond milk, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, kosher salt, ground black pepper, marinara, tomatoes, and basil.
This dish may take you about two hours to make, but it’s definitely gonna be worth it.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
One of the best ways to cook Brussels sprouts and bring out their best flavor is to roast them. No sweat at all! You just have to toss them with olive oil and roast for about 30 minutes. Make sure they get crispy enough.
Balsamic-Glazed Roasted Cauliflower
For your main dish, you can go for a whole roasted cauliflower with sweet balsamic glaze. You can also add in some cherry tomatoes, red onion, and green beans. Garnish with parsley.
Roasted asparagus is super easy to make. Just toss the asparagus and olive oil on the baking sheet and roast for 25 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
To impress your guests, make some cinnamon sugar vegan donuts for desserts. Yummy!
For this one, you can use either almond milk or coconut milk. It’s up to you to choose. You can make them in classic flavor. Or, if you want to play a little bit, feel free to make a non-dairy glaze.
Fresh Cranberry Relish
Wanna save yourself from another saucepan to clean? Make the cranberry relish. All you need for this one is a food processor. Put all the ingredients (cranberries, sugar, orange juice and zest, kosher salt, and cinnamon) in it. Refrigerate before serving.