While traditional Christmas dinners are often centred around a roast turkey or gammon, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a vegetarian or vegan Christmas, with a range of festive dishes that are delicious and satisfying, while staying true to a diet that’s free of animal products. Whether you’re a lifelong vegan, or enjoying your very first festive season as a vegan, take a look at these creative meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free vegan Christmas recipes, and you’re sure to find a dish that delights you.


Vegan “Egg” Nog

The perfect chilled festive refreshment; an egg-free version of traditional Christmas eggnog.

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Simply mix all ingredients together in your blender.
  • Pour into a glass pitcher & serve over ice, garnished with a cinnamon stick & a sprinkling of nutmeg. This “vegg-nog” is pure Christmas bliss!

Lentil Walnut Roast

A filling and nourishing main dish; this roasted lentil and walnut loaf makes a great vegan alternative to turkey or beef.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red lentils or brown lentils
  • 4 sticks celery, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 200g walnuts and/ or cashews, finely chopped in a food processor
  • 150g vegan breadcrumbs (or gluten-free alternative)
  • 1Tbsp fresh rosemary & sage, chopped
  • 2Tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 1 small handful sunflower seeds (plus extra for garnish)
  • Pinch of sea salt to taste

Method:

  • Soak the lentils overnight to soften.
  • Bring the lentils to a boil with 1-2 cups filtered water in a covered saucepan.
  • Reduce to a simmer & add the vegetables until everything is cooked.
  • Mix in the nuts & breadcrumbs, until you have a thick mixture (add a little extra water if the mix is too stiff).
  • Add the herbs, flour, seeds & salt; mix well.
  • Press the mixture into a greased loaf tin, sprinkle sunflower seeds on top & bake in the oven at 200°C (400°F) for about 60min.

Gluten-Free Vegan Brandy Cream

An indulgent topping for desserts of all sorts; try this with our gluten-free fruit mince pies (replace the butter with a vegan alternative to make sure your pies are vegan-friendly too)!

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Blend the cashews & water in your food processor on high speed.
  • Add the agave, brandy, vanilla & salt. Purée until thick & creamy.
  • Chill your cream in the fridge before serving, to let it thicken.
  • Serve with your favourite vegan Christmas dessert.