Vegan Christmas Dinner, Sorted! (Part 2)

By Lora O’Brien, www.eluxemagazine.com
December 11, 2015 Updated: March 12, 2018

If you’re going meat-free this festive season, you’ll surely be hoping for something worthy of the word ‘feast’ on the table. Guess what? I’ve got some great news: I’ve scoured the net to find the tastiest, most exciting vegan Christmas dinner recipes on the planet. So whether you’re hosting, taking along a side dish, or nudging your gran in the direction of a full-on vegan friendly dinner this year, this list should provide plenty of inspiration for vegan feasts for years to come. 

1. Caramelized Onion & Kale

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Caramelized Onion & Kale (eluxemagazine.com)

 

Christmas is all about indulgence, but why not do it as healthily as possible? Especially when food can taste this good. This warm caramelized onion and kale is the perfect dipping food to feed your guests. Serve it up with crudités, some gluten-free crackers or blue corn chips (like in the photo) and you have yourself an easy yet very, very satisfying dish.

Get the recipe here.

2. Salt & Pepper Tofu Triangles 

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Salt & Pepper Tofu Triangles (eluxemagazine.com)

 

Bring a bit of geometry to the table with these delicious salt and pepper tofu triangles? With the option of making them slightly cheesy with the addition of nutritional yeast, these will be a real winner on your table this year, or as a side dish when family come to visit. Plus, if you have any left over (but we’re pretty confident you won’t) then you can also throw them into your leftover Christmas wraps the next day.

Get the recipe here.

 

3. Stuffed Sweet Potato 

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Stuffed Sweet Potato (eluxemagazine.com)

 

Another twice baked recipe, this time with sweet potato, rosemary and sautéed  balsamic onions. This recipe does call for cheese, but it’s perfectly easy to replicate for a vegan by finding vegan cheeses from brands such as Tofutti. Serve a plate of these up on your table and not only are they going to bring a pop of colour, they’re delicious, too! Definitely a snazzier take on the roast potato.

Get the recipe here

4. Maple Roast Parsnips with Pear & Sage

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Maple Roast Parsnips with Pear & Sage (eluxemagazine.com)

Why not spruce up those parsnips this Christmas and turn a side dish into something altogether a little more exciting? These sweet and sticky parsnips are just brimming with a variation of flavours that not only compliment one another but will taste amazing. 

Get the recipe here.

 

5. Honey & Mustard Brussel Sprout Slaw

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Honey & Mustard Brussel Sprout Slaw (eluxemagazine.com)

 

This recipe is a whole new take on the traditional brussel sprout recipe. We get it; brussel sprouts are the marmite of the veggie world. You either love them or you hate them. But we think this recipe is a real game changer. Brussel sprout coleslaw? Who knew? We we’re amazed when we stumbled upon this one. But it’s such a great idea to serve up either with your dinner as a side dish, or the next day when we all tend to tuck into cold dishes of food. We bet even those who are brussel-foes will love this one.

Get the recipe here.

6. Brussel Sprout, Sweet Potato & Tomato Salad

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Brussel Sprout, Sweet Potato & Tomato Salad (eluxemagazine.com)

Another great recipe for keeping it healthy this Christmas. Whether you cook this up for a light side during your Christmas dinner or whip it up on Boxing Day with leftover brussels, this warm salad is delicious and nutritious. We know there’s a lot of sprout haters out there, but if you don’t like them you’ve probably been cooking them wrong. Madeleine Shaw shares her secret to making brussels taste delicious: ensure they’re not only cooked through properly, but seasoned well, too. They should be nice and soft, not like the rock hard bullets of displeasure we’ve all suffered through over past Christmas dinners.

Get the recipe here.

7. Baby Root Salad

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Baby Root Salad (eluxemagazine.com)

 

Another recipe to add a little life to those bland vegetables this holiday season. When you’re vegan or vegetarian, vegetables make up a huge portion of your plate so it’s vital to vary recipes so you don’t feel like you’re not eating the same old thing again and again and again. This dish has your brussels, some beetroot and onion and it’s all tossed into some walnut oil bringing another punch of flavour to your dish. Not only that, it’s pretty bright and colourful. Perfect for your table.

Get the recipe here.

 

8. Cauliflower, Chestnut and Onion Tart

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Cauliflower, Chestnut and Onion Tart (eluxemagazine.com)

 

Martha Stewart is the brain behind this treat for the tastebuds. A blue cheese bechamel makes this tart deliciously rich, so you need only a small piece. Vegans can substitute a cashew cheese sauce for the bechamel – we’ve tried it, and it works! It’s a good starter or side dish for a holiday meal, but it works just as well for lunch or a light dinner with a green salad.

Get the recipe here.

9. Christmas Pudding

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Vegan Christmas Pudding (eluxemagazine.com)

 

It just wouldn’t be a proper dinner without a traditional Christmas Pudding, but these are normally made with lashings of butter and quite a few eggs. Not so this recipe from the Mouthwatering Vegan! There are plenty of fruits, nuts and spices in this pud, but not a single animal product. Super boozy too!

Get the recipe here.

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