Easy vegan/veggie Christmas recipes to wow the fam
You’re onto a winner with these festive dishes
Bored with your family whipping out the classic alternatives that are bland and flavourless? We feel you. Whether you’re a top chef or you’ve never touched a frying pan in your life, we’ve got you covered with quick and easy veggie and vegan Christmas recipes to wow the fam this year. Try your hand at these Christmas recipes to bring Christmas day to a whole new level.
Easy vegan / veggie Christmas recipes
How can we not start off with gravy, the classic roast dinner condiment? Start off by peeling onions, wash and chop carrots, celery and porcini. Fry these off for 25 mins until golden. Add blackcurrant jam until sticky and caramelised. Stir in flour, Marmite, tomato puree and red wine vinegar. Pour the vegetable stock in a pan and boil for 10 mins until reduced to your liking and bobs your uncle.
Whole roasted cauliflower
If you want a Christmas recipe that is packed full of flavour, this is it. Preheat your oven to 160’C. Peel garlic, grind with paprika and thyme. Create a paste and add 2 tbsps of olive oil. Zest a lemon into another bowl. Strip the outer cauliflower leaves and stalk so it sits flat. Rub in the paste and drizzle lemon over the top. Bake for 1h20m. Add sliced tomatoes, lemon zest, thyme leaves and roast for 10 mins.
For the perfect side dish, preheat oven to 200’C. Peel potatoes, carrots and parsnips and half lengthways. Bash garlic clothes lightly. Boil the veggies in salted water for 10 mins. Take the carrots/parsnips out and fluff the potatoes by shaking. put a glug of oil and a tbsp of butter into your roasting pan. Tip the veggies into the tray and season with salt/pepper. Roast for 1 hour, flipping every 10 mins. Serve with your gravy for a delish side dish.
Preheat your oven to 180’C. Place your washed squash on a tray. Pierce the squash and bake for 1h30m until golden/soft. Scatter pine nuts on the tray and roast. They will only need 5 mins, so keep an eye out. Fry sage leaves until crisp. Place on paper to drain. Remove the cooked squash’s and slice lengthways and discard seeds. Sprinkle crushed pine nuts over the squash. add a pinch of cinnamon and pepper. Serve with sage and drizzle the reserved sage oil.
This is a super simple vegan and veggie approved mincemeat recipe which should be added to your Christmas cooking list asap. To start this classic recipe, chip dried figs, grate an apple and zest/juice a clementine. Don’t forget to pick and chip rosemary leaves finely. Place ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Spoon into your vegan pie crust shells and bake for 20 mins. Finish with a dusting of powdered sugar for a festive treat for Christmas.
Saffron poached pears
Peel the pears, leaving the stalk and crush cardamom pods. Combine this all in a saucepan with 1 litre of water, simmer and poach pears for 2 hours until tender. Allow cooling then refrigerate overnight. Before serving, bring the pears to room temperature. Boil the leftover syrup until reduced to a glaze. Drizzle 2 tbsp of saffron glaze over the pears and serve with cream and vanilla ice cream – YUM.
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