Just in time for the holiday season, I’ve put together my favourite 30 vegan holiday recipes! You’ll find breakfast ideas, appetizers, salads, main dishes, desserts, and drink ideas to make it easier for you to serve super delicious vegan food to family and friends. Or if you’re not the one cooking, send this post to the person that will be for some inspiration if they need it.
I chose to call this post “Vegan Holiday Recipes” as I wanted to make sure I wasn’t excluding people and groups that don’t celebrate Christmas. I always try and be as inclusive as possible and make it easier for others to enjoy whatever holiday they celebrate without feeling as though all they can find is content that is dedicated to Christmas.
Easy guide to vegan holiday recipes
I love all of these recipes, (yes, they are all my own ;)) and sometimes it’s nice to have a spot where you can quickly filter out dishes that are dedicated to showing off what veganism is all about. All of these recipes are easy to make and are sure to impress the people that you’re with!
Bring any of these vegan holiday recipes to your gathering and I’m sure you’ll impress others with the amazing food that vegans can eat. Be careful though, they might just dig into your food first! So be prepared with your plate first to make sure you get the vegan options that you’ve brought with you.
80% of the recipes in this post are also gluten-free. So for those of you with gluten sensitivities/allergies, there are plenty of options here for you as well.
Not only are there gluten-free options, but many of them are also healthy. I know what you’re thinking, but you can indulge in a meal that feels naughty but that isn’t going to send you into a food coma that your body will take forever to recover from afterwards.
If you try any (or all!) of these vegan holiday recipes, I would love to hear what you and the people that enjoyed the food with thought of them in the comments below. You can also follow us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook and share what you made there!
Plant-Based Holiday Breakfast Recipes
These delicious vegan holiday breakfast options will cater to everyone, especially for the ones with a sweet tooth. All recipes are easy to make and will quickly become a weekly favourite in the household.
With crepes, pancakes, rice puddings, French toast and tofu scramble, what more could you need?
This would have to be my biggest weakness. Every time I make these bruschettas, no one knows how to pick out their favourite!
You can make the classic tomato and basil topping, scrumptious mushrooms with thyme, a burst of flavours with olives and oregano, or the beautifully vibrant mashed peas with mint. Four different toppings to choose from to satisfy every palate.
Another flavourful snack to serve on its own with some bread or veggie sticks. If you're not a fan of sundried tomatoes, you can swap them out for grilled red peppers. Alternatively, you can make a plain hummus by removing the sundried tomatoes and serving them on the side.
Most of the recipes in the appetizer section can be made as part of a colourful platter.
Fresh & Vibrant Vegan Salads
Plant-based salads can really make or break the dining experience at a holiday gathering. When you have a choice of a few different salads, others can pick what they enjoy and have a little bit of everything. This is the best way to try new things.
They can be served on the side of any of the main dishes that I've shared with you below.
This is such a wonderful salad, simple and super easy to make. You get all kinds of flavours with the beautiful soft kale, married with the crunchy sweet and earthy walnuts, paired with the bursts of flavour and freshness from the pomegranates.
I love the way that this salad presents, it has a very holiday look about it!
This vegan falafel salad is a wonderful combination of colours, flavours and textures. Quick and easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time. Just leave the dressing to the side until you're ready to serve.
You can make it without the falafel and serve it on its own. It takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare.