Still not sure what to make for Christmas? Here are 16 amazing vegan Christmas salads, sides, mains and desserts to inspire you.
Are you in charge of Christmas menu planning? Or happy to let others take care of it? Maybe you just need to choose a recipe to contribute to a shared family meal? That’s me this year, and I still can’t decide what to make!
The decision should be easier based on this lovely selection of 16 vegan Christmas recipes from myself and some of my favourite bloggers. No meat on the table certainly doesn’t mean there needs to be any lack of flavour, colour or decadence.
I’ll be taking a break for a few weeks to recharge and spend time with my family. Then I’ll be back in January with some exciting news!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year.
Apple cider green beans (V, GF)
Perfectly crisp tender green beans lightly tossed on the stovetop in a vinaigrette of shallots, extra virgin olive oil, and apple cider vinegar, then liberally sprinkled with fresh dill and a handful of toasted slivered almonds.
From Kristie @ The Mostly Vegan
Fancy poor man’s potatoes (V, GF)
Patatas a lo Pobre, poor man’s potatoes, is a traditional Spanish dish that can be found on many a tapas menu and also makes a stunning side dish.
From Amanda @ My Goodness Kitchen
Sweet potato salad with pomegranate, pecans and barley (V)
Warm Moroccan roasted vegetable salad (V, GF)
A stunning Moroccan spiced warm salad with vegetables all roasted together and then served with quinoa, and topped with pomegranate seeds and a simple dressing.
From Alexandra @ Occasionally Eggs
Creamy mashed potatoes and savoury mushroom gravy (V)
Creamy mashed potatoes smothered in a savoury and rich mushroom gravy, a classic recipe that is easy to make.
From Melissa @ Vegan Huggs
Polenta stacks with BBQ squash and cashew cream (V, GF)
These delicious looking creamy, smoky polenta stacks would make an eye-catching dish for the holiday table or a dinner party.
From Cadry @ Cadry’s Kitchen
Chargrilled capsicum and eggplant terrine (V, GF)
Vegan turkey roll (V, GF optional)
A vegan turkey roll made with seasoned, firm tofu rolled around stuffing (gluten free if needed), baked till firm, sliced and served with gravy. This vegan turkey roll makes a beautiful centerpiece for a main course, and no one will miss the bird!
From Angel @ Cheftographer
Tempeh, parsnip and sage stuffing (V, GF optional)
Lentil loaf with classic brown onion gravy (V, GF)
A hearty lentil loaf with a rich brown onion gravy – healthy, classic and delicious.
From Kristie @ The Mostly Vegan
Gingerbread nice cream (V, GF)
With a banana base, plenty of spice, and lots of cookie chunks this gingerbread nice cream is a creamy, healthy holiday treat – and no ice cream maker required!
From Natalie @ Feasting on Fruit
Homemade cassata ice cream (V, GF)
Pumpkin chocolate pie (V, GF)
Pumpkin + pie spice + melted chocolate + vanilla.. mmm mmmmmm. This pumpkin chocolate pie has a simple gluten free crust and silky pie filling.
From Richa @ Vegan Richa
Raw vegan Christmas fruit cake (V, GF)
Festive fruit and nut flavours combine in this deliciously rich and moist raw Christmas fruit cake. A fabulous alternative to traditional baked Christmas cake and so easy to make!
From Mel @ A Virtual Vegan
Sticky date and orange pudding (V, GF)
This luscious looking sticky date and orange pudding is served with a smooth and creamy vanilla cashew custard.
From Taryn @ Wellness With Taryn