If you or your loved ones are vegan, you can still have a decadent festive feast.
Wellington’s Tess Eden (aka Eden Vegan) shares some of her favourite plant based dishes for a top notch vegan Christmas.
Spinach and tofu savories
Try out this plant based twist on the traditional Christmas savoury. Ideal for serving on Christmas eve, or you can prep them prior to cooking and keep in the freezer for the arrival of unexpected guests! Made with tofu, spinach and spices these savouries are simple yet delicious.
Zesty grilled eggplant
Cook these sliced eggplants on the barbeque out back or in the oven, either way they’re a crowd pleaser. Topped with coconut yoghurt and festive dried cranberries, it tastes best sprinkled with the juice of a lemon.
Quinoa, beet and pine nut salad
Prep this salad the day prior, so you can spend more time exchanging pressies and less time in the kitchen! A great way to get your greens in for the day, and tastes delicious topped with roast beetroot and toasted pine nuts.
Stuffed roast butternut
A stuffed roast butter nut makes a great main dish for Christmas lunch. Made with couscous, seasonal veg and fresh herbs. Serve this to add a pop of colour to your table. Garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds for a festive touch.
Rustic berry mince pies
Plant based guests don’t have to miss out on Christmas mince pies with this rustic vegan alternative. Made with raspberries, they are the perfect sweet treat this festive season. Get creative with the filling, adding your choice of berry.
Vegan rocky road
This chunky chocolate goodness can be jam packed with your choice of ingredients. Choose from a selection of nuts, dried fruit, vegan marshmellows and gingernuts. This dessert is quick to make and works well as a post-dinner treat.
You can get all of these delicious recipes for free in Eden’s e-book. Download it here.