Four vegan christmas courses

For me a perfect vegan christmas dinner or lunch would be very refined and have lots of techniques, textures… Veganism doesn’t mean that we need to eat non prepared vegetables or seeds. Recipes can be very sophisticated.

The perfect vegan courses will start with vegan garlic & herbs zucchini roll ups (raw, grain free, gluten free, paleo) recipe from the great The Clean Dish blog.

vegan-garlic-christmas-starter

Recipe ingredients : 

  • 1 large zucchini
  • ¾ cup vegan cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup chopped herbs of your choice, e.g. chives, parsley, dill, cilantro
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt, pepper, to taste
  • Optional: thinly sliced vegetable, e.g. radishes, cucumber, carrots etc.

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The second course for an amazing vegan christmas dinner would be some delicious Crostini with Roasted Cherries and Thyme on Almond Ricotta with Honey and Balsamic from the blog Heather Christo.

vegan-christtmas-ricotta-toast

Recipe ingredients :

  • Crostini:
  • 12 slices toasted baguette
  • 1 cup Almond Ricotta
  • 12 cherries, pitted and halved
  • 12 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • honey (agave for vegans)
  • balsamic glaze

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The third course is of course the entree, which is a Festive Butternut Roast from the blog The Veg Space.

vegan-butternut-rotis

Recipe ingredients :

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed or finely chopped
  • 100g puy lentils
  • 100g fresh cranberries
  • 2 stalks fresh rosemary, leaves stripped and finely chopped
  • 2 stalks fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 150ml red wine
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 80g fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • 50g pistachios, roughly chopped

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The last course is one of my favorite, of course it is desert. Which is a Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cake from the blog Tuulia.

vegan-buche

Recipe ingredients :

Crust:

  • 2 cups walnuts (or pecan nuts and/or almonds)
  • 2 teaspoons ceylon cinnamon
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 6-8 fresh dates, pitted

Filling:

  • 2 cups / 225g cashew nuts (soaked overnight)
  • 1 (400ml / 14oz) can full-fat coconut milk (refrigerated overnight)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3-5 tablespoons organic honey (or coconut syrup or maple syrup)
  • 2 teaspoons ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove

Toppings:

  • about 50g raw chocolate (or dark chocolate)
  • pecans
  • dried coconut flakes
  • raw cacao nibs
  • fresh berries (I used cranberries)

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