Christmas is coming! The days are drawing nearer for the big man in red to pay us a visit. This means, it won’t be long before it’s time to serve Christmas dinner! Only, what happens if you’re a vegan who can’t eat the traditional turkey dinner? Have no fear, we’ve prepared a list of vegan Christmas dishes you can fill your dining table with, completely animal product free! Perhaps you have a vegan friend who you could gift some delicious vegan Christmas treats to!
Vegan Mince Pies by BBC Good Food
Mince pies are an absolute Christmas staple, there’s no denying that. These little pies are filled with dried fruits and spices, known as mincemeat. They’re a perfect treat! The only issue is the pastry they’re traditionally made in isn’t vegan. That’s why we’ve got this recipe from BBC GoodFood that’ll teach you how to make mince pies that are totally vegan. These particular mince pies are filled with cherry and hazelnut filling, with a fantastic flaky pastry for you to enjoy, knowing full-well that it’s vegan through-and-through.
Check out the recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-mince-pies
Easy Vegan Turkey-less Roast by The Vegan Recipe Club
While the vegan diet offers a range of delicious meals and products that make you never miss your old diet, one thing people can’t help but miss is a traditionally turkey Christmas dinner. It’s been such a staple for so many dinners that the table doesn’t truly feel complete till there’s a grand roast sitting in the middle. That’s why we have a solution to your problem. The Vegan Recipe Club has made an incredible recipe for a beautiful roast that doesn’t include our turkey friends. This roast looks absolutely gorgeous while also tasting delicious. Your friends and family will surely be impressed, and you get to save some turkeys!
Check out the recipe here: https://www.veganrecipeclub.org.uk/recipes/easy-vegan-turkey-less-roast
Pan-fried Brussels Sprouts with Tofu Bacon by Natalie Tamara
Brussels sprouts by themselves are obviously vegan, but what’s the fun in that? A lot of people serve brussels sprouts with bacon, so Natalie Tamara has come up with this recipe that’s perfect for that! Their recipe guide is great for anyone, with lots of visuals and explanations. In no time at all, you’ll have some delicious brussels sprouts with bacon to serve your vegan guests without a single worry. The guests don’t even need to be vegan to enjoy this delicious dish!
Check out the recipe here: https://natalietamara.co.uk/2015/11/05/brussels-sprouts-tofu-bacon/
Vegan Gravy by Jamie Oliver
Gravy is such a fantastic edition to a roast dinner, adding that moisture and extra flavour to the dish to truly bring it to life. Sadly, gravy itself isn’t vegan, but don’t worry! Renowned chef Jamie Oliver has prepared a recipe for gravy that anyone can enjoy. It’s packed with flavour and it’s said to be just as good as the real thing, and we don’t doubt that!
Check out the recipe here: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/vegan-gravy/
Vegan Yorkshire Puddings by The Vegan Society
Yorkshire puddings! They’re the best, almost no Christmas dinner is perfect without these delicious little puddings. Unfortunately, Yorkshire puddings aren’t vegan, as they’re traditionally made with milk and eggs. However, your dinner table won’t have to miss out on this side dish as The Vegan Society has prepared some excellent vegan Yorkshire puddings for everyone to enjoy. The recipe is incredibly straight forward and the outcome is definitely worth it.
Gluten-free & Vegan Meatloaf by Healthful Pursuit
Meatloaf is another staple dish you’d expect to find mixed amongst the Christmas dishes on the dining table. Unfortunately, like the name suggests, meatloaf is full of just that… meat. Your table doesn’t have to miss out on this iconic loaf dish, as Healthful Pursuit has created a very in-depth recipe on how to make a vegan meatloaf that also happens to be gluten-free. She’ll walk you through the whole process with images to help!
Vegan Mushroom Rolls by Jamie Oliver
It’s always good to have a finger-picking food on your dining table. A lot of people will have some type of roll, most times a sausage roll. Jamie Oliver is here again with a vegan twist on these sausage rolls, giving you an easy recipe for these lovely mushroom rolls. They feature a golden puff pastry packed with a herby mushroom filling. Talk about yummy. This recipe is super easy and won’t take you too long, while adding a key addition to your feast that people are sure to love.
Vegan Chocolate Yule Log by The Veg Space
A yule log is another traditional dessert you’ll expect to find on your dinner table during the Christmas time. It’s perfect for people of all ages, and absolutely delicious. The original yule log contains animal product, rendering it not edible by vegans. Luckily, The Veg Space has made a recipe for a truly delicious yule log that even vegans can enjoy! The Veg Space has a cool twist up their sleeve in order to replace the egg whites, so their recipe is worth checking out for that too!
View the recipe here: https://www.thevegspace.co.uk/vegan-chocolate-yule-log/
Vegan Christmas Pudding by The Veg Space
Christmas pudding- it’s in the name! It’s made for Christmas, so is it really Christmas without it? This fruity pudding is a British tradition and it’s definitely worth finding a way to vegan-ise it so it can be on your dinner table this festive season. The Veg Space has you covered with their recipe on a vegan substitute, which is actually super easy! It’s definitely worth preparing in time for Christmas this year.
Find the recipe here: https://www.thevegspace.co.uk/recipe-the-ultimate-vegan-christmas-pudding/
Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce by Veggie Inspired
Is it really possible to have a Christmas dinner without cranberry sauce? It’s rare you’ll find a Christmas dinner without it. While cranberry sauce out of the can is usually vegan (although some brands add gelatine), store-bought cranberry sauce usually isn’t very nice, so Veggie Inspired has came up with her own recipe for a flavoursome homemade cranberry sauce for all to enjoy. Their sauce is sweet, tangy and super easy to make.
View the recipe here: https://www.veggieinspired.com/maple-cinnamon-cranberry-pear-sauce/
Seitan Turkey Roulard with Sage & Onion Stuffing - Available at Soul Food Kitchen
This bonus dish isn't actually a recipe, it's something you can get yourself at Soul Food Kitchen! The Seitan Turkey Roulard is a dish on our festive Christmas menu! We have a large list of delicious dishes to serve you this month if you come and join us in our restaurant. Some other treats you can find on our menu are; Smoked carrot lox, Xmas trifle, cranberry pâté and more!
Check out our menu and opening times here: https://www.soulfoodkitchen.co.uk/christmas-menu