Hosting The Perfect Vegan Christmas

Hosting The Perfect Vegan Christmas

05 December 2019

With an estimated 3.5 million vegans in the UK, more people than ever are opting for a plant-based diet with both health and environmental benefits in mind.
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Recreate traditional Christmas dishes with plant-based ingredients, or create your own traditions with these vegan alternatives.

Planning a plant-based Christmas?
With an estimated 3.5 million vegans in the UK, more people than ever are opting for a plant-based diet with both health and environmental benefits in mind. It is likely you will be hosting at least one vegan at your Christmas table this year, or you may be looking for vegan options for yourself.
One of the joys of a vegan lifestyle is discovering how to recreate traditional dishes using plant-based ingredients, or starting new traditions with spectacular vegan dishes packed with flavour.
Here are suggestions on how to craft a perfect vegan Christmas:

Vegan Christmas Dinner Main Courses

Rather than serving your sides up around a joint of meat, it is important to choose a vegan centrepiece which can still mop up the gravy. This cranberry mushroom lentil loaf is simple to gather together in a large loaf tin and is topped with a tart layer packed with cranberries which pop at every bite.
Prove that vegetables can truly be the main event with this fabulous spiced whole baked cauliflower, served on a bed of lentils dotted with festive sparkling pomegranate seeds. Once the cauliflower is prepared in a roasting tin, it only has a roasting time of 90 minutes, and is a great fuss-free recipe if you want a more relaxed Christmas day.
Want to show off your vegan culinary skills? This vegan Wellington puts a twist on a classic with a smoky beet filling. Layered with rich mushroom duxelles and wrapped in flaky vegan pastry, prepare for gasps at the table when you reveal the dark pink filling.

Are you creating a vegan Christmas this year? Snap your vegan centrepieces and tag us on Instagram @circulonuk