Vegan Christmas Feast Recipes
It’s time to start planning my vegan Christmas meals. I didn’t think it was going to be that hard. But since it’s summer here in South Africa now, our Christmas Feast traditions are somewhat different to the northern hemisphere.
We tend to spend the day around the pool and generally braai on the day. This year I want to do something a little different.
Mixed mushroom stuffing from Jamie Oliver
This one isn’t designed to be stuffed into a bird, of course – at least not if you want to maintain its vegan credentials – but there’s no reason you can’t. Turkey and mushroom make a fine pair.
Baked squash from Jamie Oliver
Based on a beloved old recipe of mine, this method really takes advantage of stuffing and slow-roasting the sweet, versatile squash. You get wonderful flavours exchanging in the centre, great textures, and the slices look amazing.
Vegan mushroom rolls from Jamie Oliver
This is my twist on classic sausage rolls, with a herby mushroom filling surrounded by golden puff pastry.
Vegan Christmas wreath from Good Food
Bake our vegan Christmas wreath with spinach, pine nuts and tofu as a centrepiece for a meat-free Christmas Day. Adorn with festive cranberries and dill.
Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli from Minimalist Baker
We recently tried Lardo (a food cart turned restaurant), which has become quite famous for its coma-inducing sandwiches. However, after sampling a few items all I could think about was recreating their crispy fried Brussels sprouts.
Kumquat Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing from Minimalist Baker
I couldn’t wait to try my hand at making this gem of a dish at home. The results? Mega delicious, super simple, perfect for noshing down on lots of greens.
It’s the perfect balance of kale, kumquats, and crispy breadcrumbs all topped with a zingy dressing.
SHREDDED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH MEYER LEMON AND POMEGRANATE from Turnip the Oven
I adore roasted Brussels sprouts as much as the next veggie lover, but I think that it’s important to remember that there are other ways to enjoy them besides blasting them at high heat and showering them with bacon bits. Brussels sprouts can be light, crunchy and refreshing! They can even be a salad!
When developing this recipe, I might have gotten a teeny bit carried away adding all of my favorite fall flavors to one bowl. It was a lovely October afternoon, and I was listening to music in my kitchen, and it just sort of happened. I threw simplicity and minimalism to the wind and just went for it.
Old Fashioned Peppermint Fudge from Sunny Fegan
I don’t really eat a lot of sweets, and I don’t normally allow the girls to have them either. There are exceptions, like the Holidays, when I do allow some leeway for something like this old fashioned peppermint fudge. When I decide to have something sweet, it had better be worth it and this fudge is TOTALLY worth it.
What are your go to vegan dishes for the festive table?