Christmas is just 2 weeks away! Right about now you’re scrambling to tick off the last items on your shopping list and moving onto your grocery list.
But what are you making?
Do you go traditional or eclectic? Stick with what you know or do something a little different?
Coming up with new dinner ideas can sometimes be tough. That’s why we’ve done the hard part and rounded up 10 vegan dinner options that you can add to your menu this year; some modern, some traditional with a vegan spin. Whether you’re starting from scratch or just need an extra somethin’, we’ve got your covered from salad to trifle and everything in between.
Let the festivities begin!
This light and crisp salad is the perfect starter or side dish to add to your Christmas meal. The pomegranate aril topping is the most festive touch!
Warm your family up with this soup from Lauren Caris Cooks. It has just the perfect hint of spice from the garlic and medley of added spices. Make extra and store it in the freezer for a quick dish to carry you into the New Year!
Claiming to be the best ever is a big statement, so this must be delicious! Such a simple recipe that can be made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Brussels sprouts have long had a bad rap among its vegetable siblings. I’m the first to admit that they’ve not always been my favourite, but Abbey’s Kitchen has my attention with these sprouts roasted with fig and grape and drizzled with aged balsamic. Can you say yum?
Why have regular potatoes when you can have scalloped potatoes? Amongst the layers of this dish, you’ll find a milky-cashew sauce that is 100% vegan!
A holiday dinner is just not complete without a sweet potato dish. This one, with cinnamon, cranberries and maple syrup, is the definition of sugar and spice and everything nice!
A great option to serve as the main dish for your gathering, this chickpea-based loaf is topped with a glaze made of maple syrup, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce and paprika.
We’re such a pie fans! A pie, whether for dinner or dessert, is a no-fail meal solution. It’s great because you can make it ahead of time and just one feeds so many. One unexpected ingredient, the crust of this pie calls for vodka (hmm!).
Making these cute cookies will be just as fun as eating them. They’re gluten-free and vegan (with a Paleo option), AND made with only 4 ingredients!
This trifle is also vegan and gluten-free. The mousse is made from banana, avocado, dates, cocoa powder and cinnamon— yum!
So there you have it— from appetizers to dessert, these recipes give you the tools you need to make this Christmas a memorable one and a happy one for the tummies of you and your guests!
Let us know below which ones you tried out this holiday season!
And if you need some help getting off on the right foot Christmas morning, check out 30 Days of Meatless Mornings for some vegan breakfast ideas you can breeze through on the big day.