These dishes aren’t just about what to eat while everyone else is having turkey, there are some fantastic alternatives, too!
And although not dedicated to the holidays, we have a roundup of the best quality plant-based recipes to give you even more ideas!
Sit back, either choose the category you’re interested in or just have a scroll through. These recipes are also easy to make, affordable and filled with ingredients that are easy to source.
The last thing you need around the holiday season is to go around looking for difficult ingredients.
With all the holiday recipes in one place, we hope this Christmas will be at least a bit easier for you!
Table of Contents
- Vegan Christmas Bread & Loaf Recipes
Vegan Christmas Breakfast Recipes
- 2-Ingredient French Toast
- Cranberry Orange Scones
- Blackberry Chia Jam with Lemon and Rosemary
- Creamy Cranberry Oatmeal
- Sage Mushroom Turnovers with Almond White Wine Cream
- Banana Eggnog Pancakes
- Easy Maple Cranberry Sauce
- Chai Coconut Brown Rice Pudding
- Chocolate Buckinis
- Gingerbread Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl
- Vegan Christmas Chocolate Recipes
- Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Vegan Christmas Dessert Recipes
Vegan Christmas Dinner Recipes
- Christmas Tofu Roast with Cornbread Crumble and Roasted "Punched" Potatoes
- Squash Wellington
- Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Stew
- Ultimate Christmas Tofurkey Roast
- Roasted Green Beans
- Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary Maple Balsamic
- Butternut Squash Almond Bisque
- Holiday Stuffed Squash
- Stuffed Seitan Roast
- Vegan Christmas Drink Recipes
Gluten-Free Vegan Christmas Recipes
- No Bake Christmas Almond Balls (Gluten-Free)
- Christmas Fruit Cake (Gluten-Free)
- Iced Holiday Shortbread Cookies (Gluten-Free)
- Chewy Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten-Free)
- Christmas Brownies (Gluten-Free)
- Hearty One-Pot Ratatouille (Gluten-Free)
- Vanilla Cream Christmas Tree Pie
- Fluffy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
- Vegan Christmas Lunch Recipes
Vegan Christmas Salad Recipes
- Winter Salad with Kale, Squash, Apples, and Fennel
- Christmas Root Vegetable Salad
- Christmas Salad
- Butternut Squash Salad with Apples, Cranberries, and Candied Pecans
- Christmas Kale Salad
- Mexican Christmas Eve Salad
- Noche Buena Salad
- Jeweled Persian Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad
- Easy Moroccan Inspired Festive Salad
Vegan Christmas Snack & Treat Recipes
- Gingerbread Candied Nuts
- Raw Lemon Meltaway Balls
- Buttery Soft Jam Thumbprint Cookies
- Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (Gluten-Free)
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- Spiced Maple Rosemary Paleo Mixed Nuts
- Christmas Vegan Rocky Road
- Melomakarouna: the Greek Christmas Cookie
- Gingerbread and Roasted Cranberry Ice Cream
- Saltine Peanut Butter Toffee
- Special Picks
- Wrapping Up
Vegan Christmas Bread & Loaf Recipes
Christmas Wreath Rolls
Don’t these just look great! Guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.
This is far more than just regular bread you’re making, included in the ingredients is rosemary, garlic powder and more!
You can make this from scratch in a little over 30 minutes.
The perfect accompaniment to just about anything!
Chocolate Cinnamon Bread with Icing
A fantastic recipe for the holidays! Not only plant-based but gluten-free as well.
The bread is packed with pumpkin purée and unsweetened applesauce to give you that holiday feeling.
Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, you get a wonderful icing for the glaze. Absolutely perfect!
Christmas Cranberry and Orange Loaf
Nothing says Christmas quite like orange and cranberries!
This loaf uses three different types of flour and, as well as the main two ingredients, you’re also looking at oranges and dates in there as well.
Perfect for a dessert or makes for the perfect holiday snack!
Holiday Fruit Crown Bread
I love this recipe! It’s absolutely delicious and perfect for Christmas.
With ingredients such as coconut flakes in the bread and a filling that contains apples, raisins and cinnamon, it’s difficult to go wrong.
To make things even easier for you, there’s a video just above the ingredients that takes you through each step, so you literally can’t go wrong.
We don’t often see this in recipes as there’s a lot of extra work involved to create videos so on the rare occasion where we see one, it definitely deserves a shout-out as it makes your life so much easier.
The Best Vegan Meatloaf
We’ve seen so many plant-based meatloaf recipes and discovered that it’s quite difficult to make one that is outstanding. This one ticks all the boxes!
A hearty dish made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans), onions, carrots and more!
There’s just a 10 minute prep time and then you cook for about 50 minutes.
A delicious loaf that will go perfectly alongside mashed potato and all the other holiday goodies!
Seed and Carrot Roast Loaf
In my experience, plant-based loaves are not always that inspiring.
Many of them look the same and kind of taste similar as well. This recipe is different and delicious!
Just look at the ingredients and you’ll see this is no ordinary vegan loaf. Every one of them is wholesome and healthy.
You’re looking at just over an hour to bring this to the table. Do check out the recipe page as there’s a great video on how to put everything together.
Vegan Christmas Breakfast Recipes
2-Ingredient French Toast
It’s Christmas morning and you want something quick and easy but also a little fancy, hey, it is Christmas after all right?
Get a good quality loaf of French bread, and just a couple of ingredients and follow the simple instructions. Comes together in a snap and tastes great!
Cranberry Orange Scones
These are a real treat for the holidays!
The ingredients are super simple and the flavor comes from the zest of two navel oranges.
I love the dried cranberries in every bite! Just bake for about 20 minutes and then allow to cool on a wire rack.
They store great in an airtight container for a good few days, if they last that long!
Blackberry Chia Jam with Lemon and Rosemary
If you’ve ever made your own jam, you know how long the process can be. Not to mention the 16 trucks of sugar you need for every jar! This recipe is different.
The texture of this beautiful jam comes from the natural properties of chia seeds.
Other than that, you’re looking at four other ingredients and refined sugar is not one of them!
Make ahead of Christmas and treat yourself over the holidays, this stores for a good month so is also the perfect gift!
Creamy Cranberry Oatmeal
If you have any leftover cranberry sauce over the holidays, this recipe is a great way to use it up.
So easy to make and super healthy with just five ingredients, and one of them is water!
This comes to the table in less than 10 minutes and is loaded with flavor. Serve immediately after cooking and you’ll be in for a treat!
Sage Mushroom Turnovers with Almond White Wine Cream
Call these turnovers, or some people call them pasties. Either way, they’re incredible!
This recipe is a winner because it’s easy, has just a handful of ingredients and its super quick! Best of all, you can make these ahead of time or even the day before.
White wine is part of the ingredients but the alcohol boils away during the cooking process so no worries about that.
The pastry is flaky, and I don’t know about you, but I’d probably prefer these over a big plate of Christmas dinner any day!
Banana Eggnog Pancakes
Once you have all the ingredients, you’re ready to create these festive pancakes.
The amounts listed in the ingredients make for eight servings so adjust as necessary. Full of flavor and they taste great!
Easy Maple Cranberry Sauce
Most of us buy cranberry sauce from a jar. Whether it’s any good or not is hit or miss. Making your own seems like a lot of work when you already have so much to do.
Try this recipe as its super easy and there won’t be any hitting or missing going on here! Totally delicious and you’ll be having an extra helping.
Print out the recipe and leave a bunch of copies nearby because everybody will ask you for it!
Chai Coconut Brown Rice Pudding
Rice pudding is a favorite for so many people! Finding a plant-based recipe isn’t always easy. This dish has everything!
Made with coconut, fresh berries, brown rice and just a couple of other things, this will take you back to childhood memories. Serve with nuts, fruit, or both!
When I first saw the title of this recipe I was like, ‘huh’? I have no idea what a buckini was. Maybe I’ve lived a sheltered life so forgive me!
Made with coconut chips, nuts, and more, these wonderful crunchy snacks are perfect with milk, as you would eat a cereal, sprinkled over a smoothie or just take them with you for a snack on the go. Healthy and crunchy!
Gingerbread Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl
The flavor of this smoothie bowl has to be tried to be believed.
Made with frozen bananas, blackstrap molasses, almond butter and more!
Just blend all the ingredients together and you’re good to go.
Drink as a smoothie or pour into a bowl and add lots of toppings. Delicious!
Vegan Christmas Chocolate Recipes
Nothing says Christmas like a chocolate dessert. Don’t buy one this year, impress everybody and make your own!
The ingredients are divided into two sections, the shell and the custard.
Both have everyday ingredients that are easy to source although I imagine you’ll have most of them already.
You’re looking at about a 20 minute prep time and the same for baking. Your need to allow a further three hours for it to set. Very tasty and a guaranteed favorite!
I bet you would never have imagined being able to make something like these at home. Well, nor would most people which is exactly why you must make them!
Wonderful ingredients and surprisingly easy to create, they really do taste incredible. The dough is made from dried figs, vanilla extract, walnuts and just a couple of other ingredients.
It’s almost too easy! They store well in an air-tight container. Enjoy!
Mint and chocolate are a match made in heaven, here we get both flavors in one cookie!
With ingredients such as applesauce and chocolate chips, you know these are going to be a hit with everybody.
You’re looking at about 30 minutes in total including prep and cooking time.
Allow to cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container. Perfect to take with you to parties over the holidays.
Okay, so we know chocolate and mint are perfect together, why not add some coconut?
Applesauce, vanilla, and almond milk are just a few of the ingredients that create these delectable cookies.
I guarantee these will be a hit with everybody so however many you make, it won’t be enough!
Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters (Gluten-Free)
I really love these clusters as they look fun and different to cookies and cakes.
Would you believe there are just five ingredients, and one of them is sea salt so you could argue just four is all it takes to create these clusters. Two types of nuts, chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
The recipe page has some great instructions and photos to help you along the way.
These store great in the refrigerator although you won’t be storing them for too long!
Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding
Chia seeds have natural properties that lend them well to smoothies and puddings.
This is sweet and also a little spicy! Certainly healthy enough to eat at any time of day.
First, you mix the chia seeds with the almond milk and allow to sit in the fridge for at least an hour, then, with your blender, follow the simple instructions and in five minutes or less you’re ready to eat.
Garnish with cacao nubs or fruit, or both!
If you fancy something a little different this Christmas, these cookies will hit the spot!
Authentic recipe made with just a handful of ingredients, these are easier to make than you may imagine. They taste wonderful and melt in the mouth on the first bite.
The amounts listed in the ingredients make for about 25 to 30 cookies so adjust as necessary. Or, do I mean increase as necessary?
These are so fancy I would say keep the recipe for a special occasion, as well as Christmas!
And when I describe these as ‘fancy’, don’t think it’s a complicated recipe. Sure, they don’t make themselves but you’re looking at about 20 minute prep time with some stages along the way.
The recipe page gives great photos and step-by-step instructions. Take these to a party and you’ll be the star of the show!
Nothing says Christmas quite like cranberry. Make cookies with cranberry, throw in a little ginger and you’re onto a winner!
With ingredients such as grape molasse, fresh ginger and coconut blossom sugar (to name but a few), you know you’re onto a good thing.
There is a little prep time here but you’ll bake for just 10 minutes. They store well although I promise you that storing is something you won’t be doing much of with these!
All these wonderful and unique recipes are all great, but what about a vegan version of a classic? This is just what we have here.
Get your creative mojo on and decide what shapes your cookies are going to take.
Perfect recipe for getting the kids involved, too! Wonderful, wholesome ingredients. Love it!
These cookies are just great. They are made with just eight ingredients and one bowl!
You just have to give the list of ingredients one look and you know this is as good as it gets. The only sugar in these cookies is coconut sugar, maple syrup and regular molasses (not blackstrap).
I recommend you read through the instructions first to be guaranteed the perfect cookie!
Did you know ‘pignoli’ is the Italian word for pine nuts? Consider that your free lesson for the day!
With just a 10 minute prep time and 20 minutes baking, these delicious cookies will just melt in your mouth. If you can, allow to cool before serving!
There’s nothing quite like lemon shortbread!
Other than the salt, you’re looking at just six ingredients in the cookies.
The icing has just four ingredients. Put them together and you have a wonderful zesty cookie that melts in the mouth.
Perfect for holidays and just about any time of year!
Vegan Christmas Dessert Recipes
A vegan gingerbread cake is just about as good as it gets.
This is light, soft and perfect on its own or with a mug of tea or coffee. Incredibly easy to make with just a 10 minute prep time.
With ingredients such as ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, you know you’re onto a winner! The amounts listed make an 8 inch cake, my advice is, make two!
The Ultimate Christmas Pudding
This is a great twist on a traditional British Christmas pudding.
Christmas puddings in the UK are dense, physically heavy and don’t get me wrong, totally delicious!
It’s just sometimes after a big meal the last thing you need is something heavy!
This recipe creates the opposite, the dessert is light and yet still fruity at the same time. It’s so good!
Spiced and Sugared Cranberries
How about a tasty snack to have on the Christmas table? Something you can make yourself in a snap.
Have a quick read through the instructions as there are just four steps.
Make these a couple of days before Christmas Day and though be perfect.
Mulled Pomegranate Cider Poached Pears
How about a fancy dessert that is easy to make and yet looks like it has just been served from the finest restaurant?
You won’t believe how easy these poached pears are to make.
Everyday ingredients and beautifully light dessert that bursts with flavor with every mouthful.
Squash, Apple and Cranberry Bake
The great thing about squash is that its taste is quite benign. This means it lends itself well to dishes of a sweet nature as well as savory.
Check out this bake with apples and Cranberry. It really is a wonderful side dish not just for the holidays but for any time! Easy to make and super healthy!
Apple Cranberry Galette
A dessert guaranteed to be loved by everyone!
This has the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Easier to make than you think and filled with nothing but wholesome ingredients.
Not only does it taste great, its presentation is effortlessly perfect.
Black Forest Trifle (Gluten-Free)
When I was a kid, I used to love Black Forest Gateau! This brings back those memories with an even better recipe.
A dessert with zero guilt? You bet! The mousse is made from avocados, dates and three other ingredients.
The whipped cream is all about coconut milk. This looks great and tastes even better. You’re going to love it!
Mini Apple Pie
I’ll openly admit I love apple pie and the best part for me is the pastry. With mini apple pies you get more pastry!
The best thing about mini pies is that everyone can just pick them up. No need to worry about slicing anything and the filling falling out.
You get to make these from scratch and if you’re a little nervous, scroll down past the ingredients and instructions and you’ll see a fantastic video that walks you everything step-by-step.
The presentation on this dessert is outstanding and a lot of that is due to its simplicity.
Made with cashew cream, avocado, coconut and vanilla (to name but a few ingredients), this cheesecake will delight all your guests, and you!
The crust is made with peanuts, dates and just two other ingredients. Instructions are simple with photos showing you each step. Perfect!
Raspberry Chia Seed Parfaits
Chia seeds make for great desserts.
This could not be more simple and is one of the quickest recipes I have seen.
The raspberry layer comes together in a snap. Top with your favorite fruit and why not add some chopped nuts?
Vegan Christmas Dinner Recipes
Okay, so it’s time for the main event at the Christmas table and you don’t want another lentil loaf. Check out this!
If you’ve never been sure about tofu, you seriously need to try this recipe. Roasted with delicious ingredients your end up with the perfect vegan Christmas dinner.
The toppings have been thought through although there’s nothing stopping you getting creative and adding a little bit of what you fancy!
Anything with pastry and I’m in!
Grab yourself a sheet of puff pastry, get all the ingredients and put this bad boy together. You’re looking at about 45 minutes prep time which isn’t bad considering.
You get a wonderful array of textures from the flaky pastry, the smoothness of the squash and then everything else comes in. Totally delicious and perfect for Christmas or any time!
Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Stew
Sometimes people want something completely different from a traditional Christmas dinner. If this is you, look no further.
Get your slow cooker out of the cupboard, throw in all of the ingredients and enjoy unwrapping your gifts while your dinner is cooking.
This is exactly why slow cookers were invented. Healthy, loaded with flavor and hearty like no other dish.
Ultimate Christmas Tofurkey Roast
If you thought tofu was just a tasteless block of wobble, well, firstly there are so many things you can do with it and secondly, this recipe takes that to a whole new level.
Thomas has done a fantastic job with this roast. Nobody will be expecting anything like this!
Whether it’s for yourself, a guest or just for a family dinner, this is the ultimate special treat.
Roasted Green Beans
I love green beans but don’t tend to do much with them. I mean, you can steam them and that’s about it.
Okay, maybe throw them in a stir-fry but it’s unlikely you’re going to be stir-frying anything Christmas Day!
This recipe shows you how to easily roast them. Just add olive oil and a couple of other ingredients and bake until almost tender. I think I will do this from now on!
Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary Maple Balsamic
There are two great parts to this recipe, the vegetables and the drizzle!
Whether it’s for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this has to be the only way to present your vegetables. Roast a good selection following the instructions.
If you do just this, it will be outstanding. Add the Rosemary Maple Balsamic over the top and you have something that may as well be a main meal!
Butternut Squash Almond Bisque
A super easy soup for those winter months.
This will make a perfect starter for Christmas Day as it’s light and really simple to make.
Eva says the soup is even better the next day, so you could make this the day before and save yourself some time.
Make sure you read the notes as there is some great information there. A wonderful recipe!
Holiday Stuffed Squash
When I first saw the title of this recipe, I was expecting something completely different.
Actually, I was expecting something that I normally see when it comes to stuffed squash. It is this recipe that is completely different!
With ingredients such as onion, lentils, baby spinach and more, you’re definitely in for a treat. Totally satisfying and loaded with great flavors.
I think I could eat three of these, maybe four? If you tell anyone I said that, I’ll deny it!
Stuffed Seitan Roast
If you’re not into tofu, you must try seitan. Its texture is very ‘meat-like’ and, therefore, probably more palatable, especially if you’re transitioning.
You can buy seitan from the store, but this recipe goes all-out and you make it yourself!
Please note: the ingredients list mentions, ‘poultry seasoning’; unbeknown to me, this is a selection of herbs and spices and is entirely vegan so worry not.
If you’re unsure, look it up in the search engine and it will give you everything you need to know.
The dish itself is delicious and will be perfect for Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, or any special celebration!
Vegan Christmas Drink Recipes
Homemade Christmas Liquor
Make something fun for Christmas with your very own liquor!
With grapefruits such as oranges and apples, you know you’re in for a treat.
This also contains cinnamon and a couple of other ingredients!
Makes a great gift for co-workers and friends and family alike.
Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail
There’s nothing quite like a Christmas drink that looks as good as it tastes!
Kombucha is all the rage, get yourself a bottle and make this wonderful festive drink.
Add one or two ingredients as listed and decorate with some Rosemary and even Ginger! Delicious.
Decadent Hot Chocolate
After a full day of festivities, there’s nothing quite like relaxing with a warm and comforting drink.
This dairy-free hot chocolate is topped with coconut cream and even toasted coconut.
It’s a real treat for yourself and if they’ve been good, your friends and family as well!
Spiced Hazelnut Milk
With plant-based milks becoming ever more popular, how about we branch out a little?
This hazelnut milk is perfect to drink and even makes a great accompaniment to cereal.
With ingredients such as cinnamon and turmeric, to name but a few, you simply know this is super healthy.
Best of all it tastes fantastic. Just blend all the ingredients until smooth!
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Look, everybody knows peanut butter and chocolate were made to be together.
Why not combine them to make the perfect comforting drink? At just 80 calories per serving, and that includes the toppings, you’ve got nothing to lose!
Raw Vegan Eggnog
The good thing is that because this is vegan, you know they’re are no raw eggs in this!
You’re looking at banana, cashew milk, medjool dates and just a few other things to make this delicious festive drink.
Simply blend everything together and serve immediately.
This festive drink is so silky smooth, you’re going to have it again and again.
Thick and creamy and maybe just a few super healthy and wholesome ingredients, you’re going to wonder how you ever lived without it!
Christmas Spiced Hot Chocolate
If you like your chocolate spicy, this is the drink for you!
With the base of coconut and your favorite plant-based milk, you’re going to add some great ingredients such as star anise, cinnamon and more.
Heat everything in a small saucepan and serve while still hot. Beautiful!
If you’ve never heard of this drink, it is from Puerto Rico. It is somewhat similar to eggnog and is made over the holidays.
Get yourself some white rum and follow the simple steps to make a plant-based version of this beautiful drink.
Perfect for when you have a gathering of friends and family when you want to surprise them with something special.
Cranberry Gin Cocktail
When you want to treat yourself either on Christmas Eve, for the up and coming festivities, or to congratulate yourself on the celebrations when they’re all over, this might be what you’re looking for!
With just two or three ingredients to go with your gin, this vibrant colored drink will be a special treat. Cheers!
Gluten-Free Vegan Christmas Recipes
No Bake Christmas Almond Balls (Gluten-Free)
There are a few recipes around of different types of ‘energy’ balls. This is one with a difference!
Containing just five ingredients these will be a definite hit!
Just mix all ingredients together and then coat and sprinkle! Place in the freezer for a short time before serving. Yummy!
Christmas Fruit Cake (Gluten-Free)
A delicious Christmas fruitcake!
Rhian has done an amazing job on this. The recipe page not only shows you how easy this cake is to make, it gives you an array of substitutions you can make as well, including tips on how to make it nut-free.
Nothing quite says the holidays like shortbread! The trouble is, traditionally it’s certainly not vegan and definitely not gluten-free! This recipe is both!
You won’t be missing out on anything with this wonderful recipe. Just a handful of ingredients is all you need to make these delicious cookies.
Made with coconut flour and vanilla extract, you know you’re in for a treat!
The recipe includes a link on how to make Vegan Royal Icing. Put them together and you have unbeatable Christmas cookies!
If you want some ideas of what to bake over the holidays, this has to be in your list.
A simple and quick recipe using easy to source ingredients, even if you bake just occasionally, I imagine you’ll have a lot of these in your kitchen already.
Every bite gives you ginger and vanilla with a very slight hint of nutmeg and cloves in the background.
Christmas Brownies (Gluten-Free)
The only thing better than a regular brownie, is a Christmas brownie!
This fantastic recipe contains cinnamon, mixed spice and a hint of vanilla in every bite. You’re looking at just 10 minutes to prep and about 30 minutes baking.
Allow to cool down completely before cutting into squares. Totally delicious!
Hearty One-Pot Ratatouille (Gluten-Free)
If you want something completely different over the holidays, whether it’s for yourself or a guest, this is your answer.
Not only delicious and super healthy, but perhaps more importantly, really easy to make as everything goes in one pot.
When everything is hectic around you and you have to make a separate meal, something like this would be perfect. Minimal fuss, minimal space and really tasty!
Vanilla Cream Christmas Tree Pie
Isn’t the presentation here just perfect?
You’re looking at a brownie crust that doesn’t need baking and a filling that is creamy and beautifully sweet.
It gets its color from baby spinach, but you don’t taste that at all.
Vanilla and maple syrup are just a couple of the gems in this wonderful pie! Makes in just 10 minutes.
Fluffy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
This recipe is perfect if you have a long day ahead of you over the holidays.
Perhaps you’re working an early shift and will be joining your family later in the evening.
This breakfast bowl has everything you need. It’s hearty, warm and super easy to make. It will give you enough energy to keep you going for hours.
By the time you get home you’ll be ready for Christmas dinner as you won’t have snacked in between!
Vegan Christmas Lunch Recipes
Cranberry Bok Choy Soup
If you’re working over the holidays and you need something substantial but not overly filling as you’ll be having a Christmas dinner later, this is the perfect solution.
Prepare the soup beforehand and take it with you in a flask.
Really easy to make and due to the cranberries, you’re still reminded its Christmas even though you might be at work!
Florian from Contentedness Cooking has fantastic gluten-free recipes where everything contains six ingredients or less.
If most of your family are eating meat around you on Christmas Day, this easy recipe takes some of their ingredients and makes it into a super healthy and delicious stir-fry.
It doesn’t need any more flavors although you could easily add a splash of soy or chili sauce, or both!
The Perfect Roast Potatoes and Parsnips
Let’s focus on the things most people take for granted. How do you make the perfect roasted potatoes and parsnips?
It isn’t always as easy as it looks. Straightforward and with very clear instructions, this recipe takes you through each step guaranteeing you the perfect roasts for when you need them!
Quinoa Salad with Pecans and Cranberries
This salad is perfect as a side dish or even as a main meal if you have someone who doesn’t want a roast dinner.
The ingredients are wholesome, and the recipe is super easy, everything you need over the holidays!
I love how versatile this recipe is as well, so you could easily make it your own.
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Jars
This recipe is perfect in so many ways. You can find your own reasons for needing something like this over the holidays.
For me, it’s perfect for anyone travelling where you don’t want to eat in some greasy diner.
Combine ingredients as suggested and would you believe these store perfectly for up to 5 days.
Check out the ingredients page as you have a great video that walks you through everything step-by-step.
What do you make as an appetiser for a holiday celebration? These are the perfect solution, they look great, taste fantastic and are super easy to make.
You’re looking at just three ingredients. If you’re unable to source Pillsbury dough, simply get an equivalent.
Then grab the other two ingredients and with just a little prep time, you’re ready to bake for just 15 minutes. Perfect!
Vegan Christmas Salad Recipes
Winter Salad with Kale, Squash, Apples, and Fennel
If you’re going to a family Christmas dinner later and you want something super healthy to start your day, a dish that will not fill you up but will keep you going until later, check this out.
Just a handful of ingredients is all you need, bake the squash and combine with the other ingredients for a wonderful winter salad.
Christmas Root Vegetable Salad
I think this is the perfect side salad for the Christmas table.
Perfect because of its color, its taste and the recipe couldn’t be simpler.
Perhaps the best part is that you can make this beforehand which is really important if you’re going to be super busy all day!
If you’re on a health regime over the holidays but still want to be festive, this is the perfect solution.
This fruity salad simply has Christmas written all over it. Red Apple, tangerines and chopped walnuts to name but a few, are all tossed together.
The salad dressing is the star of the show believe me! Perfect for yourself if you’re going to attend a family Christmas dinner later, or this works really well on the Christmas table.
Butternut Squash Salad with Apples, Cranberries, and Candied Pecans
Don’t pass this recipe by! What an amazing salad this really is.
I love how the recipe page has fantastic photos, really useful snaps that add to instructions perfectly.
Surprisingly few ingredients but I guess all the best recipes in the world are simple.
Just a 10 minute prep time and the rest is cooking. Looks great and tastes even better!
Christmas Kale Salad
The colors in this salad absolutely speak Christmas!
The perfect plate to have on the Christmas dinner table.
Wonderful greens, chopped pine nuts with a little mustard, and the cranberries add the perfect color and taste.
Mexican Christmas Eve Salad
Add that Mexican twist to your festive salad with this great recipe!
This traditional dish is eaten on Christmas Eve. Totally delicious but won’t fill you up and ruin your Christmas day!
The colors remind you it’s Christmas!
Noche Buena Salad
In this wonderful Mexican Christmas Eve salad, you have the freshest ingredients you could possibly imagine.
It’s refreshingly fruity and yet full of different textures and flavors that combine beautifully together.
This traditional dish is perfect for Christmas Eve as it satisfying, tasty and doesn’t leave you feeling heavy afterwards. Feliz Navidad!
Jeweled Persian Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad
This salad is gluten-free as it uses ‘couscous’ made from cauliflower whizzed in the food processor.
Wonderful ingredients such as currents, pomegranate mixing with great herbs make this festive dish.
Whether it’s for a Christmas dinner with a difference, or you’re looking for something unique for the table, this hits the spot!
Easy Moroccan Inspired Festive Salad
If you’re looking for a Christmas salad with a tried and tested recipe, go to Morocco!
Okay so perhaps not literally go to Morocco, although why not?! This dish inspired from that beautiful country uses Brussels sprouts, carrots and nothing but the most wholesome ingredients.
It’s also flexible so you could make it your own as well. It would make a wonderful dish on the Christmas dinner table.
Vegan Christmas Snack & Treat Recipes
Gingerbread Candied Nuts
It’s easy to get a bunch of snacks over the holidays, you can go to the store and buy all sorts of things.
But why not make your own without any dubious ingredients often found in store-bought foods.
These nuts ooze Christmas in every bite. Best of all, they are ridiculously easy to make!
Raw Lemon Meltaway Balls
The perfect treat for the holidays!
If you love lemon, you’re going to adore these. Just a few ingredients such as almond flour, vanilla and lemon to name but a few.
Add all the ingredients in a food processor and you’re good to go.
Once the dough has formed, shape into balls and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Zesty, fresh and they look just great!
Sometimes over the holidays it’s easy to forget that the kids may want to be involved in preparing the food as well.
This recipe uses jam you can buy from the store, and fantastic shortbread that you make yourself.
It’s great for children that are starting to bake with you in the kitchen.
These store well in an airtight container for a few days so make beforehand and they’ll be waiting for you on Christmas Day!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, peanut butter and chocolate were made to be together. It’s like perfect romance!
These cookies are the perfect gift over the holidays. They look like you spent hours in the kitchen making them and yet the opposite is true!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls just went up a level!
Add pumpkin to the already classic dessert snack and you have a match made in heaven.
This recipe is oil-free and super easy to bring together. Make the dough, add the filling and the glaze tops them both off to perfection.
Spiced Maple Rosemary Paleo Mixed Nuts
Seriously, don’t buy flavored nuts from the store. They are loaded with salt (probably really cheap salt as well!) and may contain other weird ingredients too.
Make your own Christmas snacks, they are so much more healthy, taste far better and everybody will be impressed!
This recipe is perfect as it’s easy and you can make it ahead of time.
Christmas Vegan Rocky Road
Christmas is everything but a rocky road with this recipe!
I guess this is a sort-of bake, except no baking is involved!
Perfect for the festive season, simply combine all the ingredients, shape and allow to set in the fridge.
Impress your friends with this traditional Greek Christmas recipe!
The ingredients are divided into four sections. Do note that a little brandy is in one of ingredients, the alcohol evaporates during baking although you could leave this out altogether if you prefer.
Best of all, there are no refined sugars anywhere to be seen!
Gingerbread and Roasted Cranberry Ice Cream
How about a vegan ice-cream with a Christmas flavor?
Made with coconut, vanilla and ginger amongst others, this ice-cream is going to be everybody’s favorite.
You can make this days in advance so no need to worry about another recipe on Christmas Day. The only thing you’re going to do with this, is eat it!
Saltine Peanut Butter Toffee
Don’t these look just great? The best part is, just 4 ingredients, and that wasn’t a typo!
You’re looking at just 10 mins prep and the same for cooking to create these great treats! Perfect for Christmas and any time of year.
Mini Wreath Cakes
The first thing I thought of when I saw these was, ‘OMG’! Don’t they look just incredible?
Then I was worried that you need to be some kind of Picasso to make them. Well, you don’t and you get a video on the recipe page that takes you through each step.
If you want to impress friends and family over the holidays, these should be at the top of your list!
Cinnamon Sugar Pizzelles
Don’t buy store-bought desserts this Christmas! With recipes as easy as this, there is no excuse not to make your own super dishes.
This recipe does require a pizzella maker and I don’t think we can get away without having one if you want the pattern.
owever, I don’t see why you can’t get creative and see what you can come up with in the kitchen.
The ingredients and idea behind this recipe is too good to slip by even if you don’t have this gadget at home. Let us know what you come up with!
Raw Strawberry Santas
This is definitely something to get the kids involved in!
As you can see from the ingredients page, these little treats are too easy to make yet they look so much fun.
Perfect if you want to get your children involved in preparing food for the holidays.
This is a fancy recipe that will impress your friends and family.
Grab some dried figs, pistachios and a handful of other ingredients to make this tasty treat.
The presentation is naturally intriguing, so you are guaranteed lots of questions about what they are and how you made them!
This recipe traditionally has eggs in the bread, but we wanted to find a vegan Babka, and we have!
The ingredients are divided into three sections, the sponge, the dough and finally the filling. The first two just have four ingredients, and the filling has five (not including the salt!).
The instructions are also divided accordingly so the entire dish is very easy to make.
Winter Beet Hummus
You just can’t beat hummus, it makes a great dip, a fantastic sandwich filling and we also have it as a salad dressing.
Hummus comes in all sorts of flavors; my favorite is lemon although I really love onion as well.
This flavor takes it to a new level and it drastically changes its color too!
It looks vibrant and tastes outstanding. Stores well in the refrigerator so make ahead of time and enjoy!
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Yes, that’s right, vegan condensed milk!
Just two ingredients is all you need to create this plant-based version of this classic milk.
Depending on what brand of coconut you use, this may or may not taste of coconut.
It really depends on how authentic you’d like it to be. Either way this is a great recipe!
Christmas Fruit Tree
They say the best recipes are the most simple and I believe this to be true.
I love this fruit tree for many reasons. Even if you don’t consider yourself artistic, I think you could make this with your eyes shut and it would look outstanding.
More importantly, I think it’s a great idea for children to make. It gets them involved, is safe and everybody will love their creation!
Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Hollandaise
Asparagus is so good for you. Normally, they are just steamed and that’s about it.
Here we roast them and if that wasn’t enough, we have a great recipe for a vegan Hollandaise sauce.
Most of us know that the traditional Hollandaise sauce recipe is far from healthy.
You won’t miss out on the flavor with this plant-based version. Incredibly easy to make, I guarantee you’ll be looking for dishes to pour it over!
Breakfast Christmas Day is often skipped as we want to save ourselves for the big dinner.
Sometimes you should treat yourself and if you can’t do it on Christmas Day, when can you? This treat is incredibly easy to make, especially as you do most of the preparation the day before!
Then, when you’re ready to cook, follow the simple instructions and have the best crêpes!
As much as we wanted to find the very best plant-based Christmas recipes, we also didn’t want to simply find vegan alternatives to traditional recipes.
Here, you have a collection of the widest possible variety of recipes to suit every palate and occasion.
Whether you’re celebrating Christmas with just a friend or the entire family, or even if you’re working over the holidays, there is something here for you.
We hope these dishes make your life a little easier over the festive period.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, from all of us, to all of you.