25 Vegan Recipes for a Merry ChristmasChristmas is just days away, and like most holidays, it tends to be a food-centric day. Meat often takes center stage at holiday meals, making them tough days for vegans. A little preparation can help get you through the day, though. Your holiday dinner can be a great way to show omnivores how delicious vegan food is, so we’ve put together a list of recipes to that are sure to please everyone, no matter what their dietary preference is, this holiday season!

25 Vegan Recipes for a Merry Christmas

HummusClassic Hummus from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – Hummus is always a crowd-pleaser at gatherings, and this recipe has an extra step that ensures the dip will turn out extra smooth and silky.


Tofu Ricotta CrostiniTofu Ricotta Crostini from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – This dish is a great appetizer or snack to serve before your main meal.


Spinach Salad Bowl with Warm Pecan DressingSpinach Salad Bowl with Warm Pecan Dressing from Vegan Bowls  by Zsu Dever – This salad is filled with shaved fennel, perfectly cooked quinoa, and candied pecans. The warm orange-pecan dressing ties all the flavors together and for a delicious appetizer or side dish.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAButternut Squash Bisque with Cranberry Gremolata from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio. The zesty gremolata adds color, flavor, and crunch to this simple and familiar cold weather soup.


Cheesy Potato & Cauliflower BakeCheesy Cauliflower and Potato Bake from The Abundance Diet by Somer McCowan – This healthy dish is a great side dish option.


Oven Roasted Brussels SproutsOven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Medjool Dates from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – No holiday meal is complete with a side of Brussels sprouts, and their natural flavor really pops when matched with the sweet creamy consistency of dates and the sharp spiciness of garlic in this recipe.


Easy Curried Green BeansEasy Curried Green Beans from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen by Richa Hingle – If you’d like to add a little bit of spice to your holiday table, give these curried green beans a try.


Mashed PotatoesMashed Potatoes with Sautéed Chard and Garlic from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan – This dish is actually a Mediterranean take on the Irish potato and cabbage dish colcannon, but the combination of potatoes and greens makes it perfect for Christmas.


Savory Shiitake and Parmesan Bread PuddingSavory Shiitake and Parmesan Bread Pudding from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – Because sometimes you have to indulge, this is not Chef Ayindé healthiest recipe, but it’s a an excellent side dish option for Christmas dinner. Be sure to pace yourself and enjoy!


Vegan Buttermilk Herb BiscuitsFlaky Buttermilk Herb Biscuits from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – These biscuits bake up big and beautiful and they’re the ideal complement to your holiday meal.


corn muffinsCornbread Muffins from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – If you prefer cornbread over biscuits, you’ll love these light and buttery muffins.


Paella BowlPaella Bowl from Vegan Bowls by Zsu Dever– The red and green vegetables in this dish give it a festive appearance, which makes it a perfect dish to serve at Christmas dinner.


Giardiniera Mac and CheeseGiardiniera Mac and Cheese from Cook the Pantry by Robin Robertson – Mac and Cheese is a comfort food classic, it’s a great dish to serve at parties and holiday gatherings.


Devils Pot PieDevil’s Pot Pie from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – When brainstorming main dishes for The Lusty Vegan, Ayindé asked his Facebook friends what holiday food they missed most, and the response was a resounding “OMG I miss pot pie.” Ayindé took on the savory American classic. This is gravy, veggies, and a fluffy crust all in one magical pie.


Classic Tofu LoafClassic Tofu Loaf from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – This easy-to-make tofu loaf can easily take center stage on your Christmas dinner table.


kale and squash tartItalian Rustic Squash and Kale Tart from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan – The vegetable filling in this tart has quite a “meaty” taste, making it the ideal main dish.


Deep Dish Caramel Apple PieDeep-Dish Caramel Apple Pie from Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley. This pie made with a tender, nutty crust, crumble topping, caramel-coated apple slices and cinnamon makes for the perfect ending to your holiday meal.


Easy as (Chocolate) PieEasy as Chocolate Pie from Cook the Pantry by Robin Robertson – This decadent chocolate pie from Cook the Pantry by Robin Robertson assembles in minutes. After some time in the fridge, it’s ready to serve, making cooking for your holiday meal super easy!


Stovetop Peach-Blueberry CrumbleStovetop Peach-Blueberry Crumble from Cook the Pantry by Robin Robertson – Similar to a fruit crisp, this dessert is made in a skillet on a stovetop instead of in the oven. The basis of the “crumble” topping is healthful, toothsome oatmeal.


Fudgy Cardamom SquaresFudgy Cardamom Squares from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen by Richa Hingle – Bake these squares in advance and serve them as a sweet treat to end your meal.


Russian Tea CakesRussian Tea Cakes from Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley –  These nutty cookies are sometimes called Mexican Wedding Cookies or Snowballs, and they are perfect for Christmas baking. They make a great addition to gifted treat boxes and they’re sure to be a hit at holiday parties.


Vegan Sugar Cookie CutoutsSugar Cookie Cutouts from  Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley – These classic treats will make a stellar addition to your holiday cookie tray. Try using cookie cutters with fun shapes, like hearts, stars, or gingerbread men.


Vegan Chocolate Chip CookiesChocolate Chip Cookies from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – This vegan version of the classic American chocolate chip cookie is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Full of just the right amount of chocolate chips to actually be able to taste the cookie, these are like the ones mom used to make.


Raw Cashew HorchataRaw Cashew Horchata from The Abundance Diet by Somer McCowan – This drink is made with cinnamon and dates, giving it a holiday feel and making it a perfect beverage with which to wash down those cookies!

No matter what recipes you choose to celebrate Christmas with, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!


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