This year, we’re so thankful to bring back Christmas traditions – surrounded by family and friends and delicious, wholesome recipes! Food has the unique ability to bring people together and, on Christmas Day, we’re absolutely going to make the most of that!
Increasingly, many households are becoming more creative with their selection of Christmas dishes. According to The Vegan Society, 1 in 4 Brits have reduced the number of animal products that they’re buying and, with so many delicious alternatives out there, we’re not surprised! The centrepiece isn’t necessarily your (once) traditional turkey; it’s a veg-packed wellington, mouth-watering nut roast or tray-full of stuffed root vegetables!
We all know by now, the key to a successful, stress-free Christmas dinner boils down to one thing – good prep! That’s where we come in (hi!). We’re about to fill your screen with a selection of the best vegan Christmas recipes, from starters and sides all the way through to mains and desserts – a full festive spread!
Crispy Sharing Tofu Sticks
We all love a tasty sharing plate and these golden, crispy Tofu Sticks are perfect for dunking and dipping into a sweet chutney. Our top tip: make sure to position yourself near the cranberry dip, as it’s sure to “disappear” quite quickly!
Falafel & Fig Skewers with Citrus Dressing
These sweet & savoury skewers combine the sweetness of roasted fig with the lightly spiced Cauldron Falafel and a tart orange and cinnamon dip. A real marriage of flavours, these are perfect for any festive gathering.
VEGAN FESTIVE PARCELS
Soft tofu marinated with warming spices and dried herbs and encased in a light crispy pastry – perfect for serving alongside seasonal vegetables to kickstart a tasty Christmas feast!
TOFU MINCE CHRISTMAS WELLINGTON
Looking for a showstopper? Nothing quite says ‘the feast has begun’ like a golden, crispy wellington! This recipe is filled with seasoned Tofu Mince, veggies, chestnuts and sweet chutney! It’s a celebration with every mouthful.
TOFU STUFFED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Baked, filled and roasted – sweet squash is packed with cubed tofu, lentils, chestnuts and sweet cranberry sauce to give you ALL the flavours of Christmas. Our top tip, make extra because these go down an absolute treat!
STUFFED TOFU LOAF WITH APPLE AND PECANS
Just when you think the classic Christmas Loaf can’t get any better, you stuff it with smooth tofu, fruit, vegetables, seasonal nuts and lather it in vegan gravy! Believe us; this loaf is the ONE!
Vegan Nut Roast
Every Christmas dinner table needs a beautiful centrepiece, and our festive take on a Vegan Nut Roast will definitely turn heads and tingle tastebuds! The grape molasses and rhubarb chutney bring a sweet, tangy flavour that brings the whole roast to life.
Vegan Christmas Side Dishes
Vegan Yorkshire Puddings with Winter Filling
Households up and down the country each have their own view on whether Yorkshire Puddings should be on a Christmas dinner, and honestly, we can’t imagine it without them! These golden and fluffy vegan Yorkshire puddings are topped with stuffing and seasonal vegetables for this seasonal side.
Vegan Tofu & Parsnip Mushroom Cups
Don’t just stop at the roast veg classics this Christmas – spice things up with these little mouthfuls of flavour. These delicate cups have a rich, sweet, honey roasted parsnip and organic tofu filling and are finished with caramelised onions and peppery rocket.
TOFU & CHESTNUT ROLLS
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a tasty vegan roll encased in flakey pastry – there, we said it! These Tofu & Chestnut Rolls are packed with flavour and go perfectly with a sweet chutney or chilli dipping sauce. We won’t be held responsible for how many trays get eaten over the festive period.
Vegan Christmas Dark Chocolate Torte
This vegan torte really is as rich and delicious as it looks. The tasty twist is that we’ve added tofu into the mix to create a silky smooth ganache, perfect for some festive indulgence!
Vegan Gingerbread Cheesecake
If you’re after a dessert centrepiece that’s going to have your friends and family skipping mains and going straight for sweet – it’s this! The perfect vegan Christmas dessert, a fluffy whipped cheesecake topped with ginger syrup and vegan gingerbread men.
HEDGEROW SYLLABUB WITH SABLE BISCUITS
Sweet, creamy and a little bit tangy, these pots of fruity flavour and the perfect end to a big feast! Not to mention they’re extremely elegant for a dinner party! We’ve whipped up the smooth cream using Authentic Tofu to make it extra thick and extra creamy!
And there we have it – three courses, three options for each and a selection of seasonal sides! We think it’s safe to say, this year’s Christmas spread will be the tastiest one yet – not to blow our own trumpet too much!
Wherever and whoever you’re with this year, we hope you have a fantastic Christmas and enjoy some delicious festive food!
Merry Christmas from everyone at Cauldron Foods.