100 Recipes For A Merry & Happy Vegetarian Christmas

100 Recipes For A Merry & Happy Vegetarian Christmas

“New traditions need to start somewhere . . ” this is how Yotam Ottolenghi introduced his vegetarian Christmas recipes a couple of weeks ago on twitter. New traditions… I like this especially as I see this is something we could be embracing as a family.

Most people will not think about eating turkey the rest of the year, yet cannot do without it over the holiday period. Frankly, I feel sorry for turkeys. They are bred for the sole purpose of gracing our Christmas tables. So yes, I am keen to explore new traditions, not sure everyone else in the family is on board.

Whether you are going fully veggie this Christmas or are entertaining some meat free guests, here are 100 vegetarian and vegan recipes to help you plan for the big day.

Even if you decide to cook turkey, let’s make vegetables the stars of the show.
Maple & Smoked Paprika Spiced Nuts [vegan] [gluten free] by The Flexitarian
Persimmon & Mozzarella Bruschettas with Balsamic Glaze [vegetarian] by The Flexitarian
Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Vegan Cheese Log with Thyme by Raw Mazing
Stuffed Mushrooms [vegan] by Minimalist Baker
Baked Chilli Pear and Fig Bruschetta [vegetarian] by Vegetarian Living
Papaya Salad Rolls Recipe (with Spicy Lime Dip) [vegan] [gluten free] by The First Mess
Vegan Creamy Spinach Cob Loaf Recipe by Veggieful
Garlic Pistachio Cranberry Tarts [vegan] by Spabettie
Filo Tarts with Caramelized Onions and Goats’ Cheese [vegetarian] by Woman & Home
Smoked Aubergine & Yogurt Vol-Au-Vents by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi


Leek Soufflés With Miso Dressing [vegetarian] by The Flexitarian
Leek and Feta Quiches [vegetarian] by The Flexitarian
Vegetarian Christmas Cracker Starters via AO.com
Sweet Potato, Mushroom and Spinach Galettes [vegetarian] via Waitrose
Mediterranean Crescent Ring [vegetarian] via Erica’s Recipes
Mushroom and Camembert Wellingtons [vegetarian] via Tesco
Baked Brie En Croute (with Honey, Cranberries and Pecans) by Olivia’s Kitchen
Caramelized-Onion and Gruyère Tarts [vegetarian] by Country Living
Leek & Mushroom Croquettes [vegetarian] via Food & Wine
Wild Mushroom Arancini with Mozzarella [vegetarian] via Food Network


Sweet Potato Soup with Mushroom, Kale & Bean [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Spicy Butternut & Cauliflower Soup With Chipotle [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Miso Broth [vegan] by Kitchen Simmer
Slow Cooker Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup [vegetarian] by Amuse Your Bouche
Cauliflower, Pear, and Fennel Soup [vegetarian] by Fine Cooking
Rudolph’s Rocket Fuel [vegan] by Jamie Oliver
Celeriac Soup with Toasted Hazelnuts & Truffle Oil [vegetarian] via Veggie Magazine
French Onion Soup [vegetarian] by Raymond Blanc
Pumpkin Velouté with Wild Mushrooms [vegetarian] by Colin McGurran
Rustic Parsnip Soup [vegan] by Petit World Citizen


Black Miso Sticky Rice with Peanuts and Brussels Sprouts [vegan] by Yotam Ottolenghi
Baked Aubergines with Rice and Saffron [vegetarian] by Nigel Slater
Roast pumpkin with peanut sauce [vegetarian] by Nigel Slater
Mushrooms on Butternut Polenta Galettes [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Moroccan Spiced Pie [vegetarian] by BBC Good Food
Vegetables Wellington (The Ultimate Vegan Plant-Based Holiday Roast)
Gem Squash with Cranberry and Chestnut Stuffing [vegan] by Olive Magazine
Chana Dhal with Spicy Roasted Vegetables [vegan] by Veggie Magazine
Vegetable and Chestnut Stew with Sage Crust and Crispy Kale by James Mackenzie
Whole Roasted Cauliflower [vegan] with Olives and Capers via Epicurious



Vegan Mushroom, Chestnut & Cranberry Tart by Jamie Oliver
Roasted Vegetable Pesto Tart [vegetarian] by Archana’s Kitchen
Veggie Pot Pies [vegetarian] by Eat Drink Love
Roasted Beet, Baby Kale and Brie Quiche by Half Baked Harvest
Winter Vegetable Coulibiac with Porcini Mushroom Sauce [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Strudel Frill with Mushroom, Squash and Feta [vegetarian] by Vegetarian Living
Melty Mushroom Wellingtons [vegetarian] by BBC Good Food
Mushroom, Chestnut and Thyme Pithivier [vegan] by Karen Burns-Booth
Goodwill Pie [vegetarian] by Anna Jones
Parsnip Tatin with Winter Pesto [vegetarian] via Waitrose


Roasts Loafs

Hazelnut & Orange Nut Roast with Cranberry Sage Sauce [vegetarian] by The Flexitarian
Incredible Nut Roast Jamie Oliver
Mary Berry’s Nut Roast [vegetarian]
Nut Roast En Croute [vegetarian] via Homemade
Seed & Carrot Roast Loaf [vegan] by Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen
The Best Ever Nut Roast with Pistachios and Cranberries by Anna Jones
Vegetarian Nut Loaf by A Couple Cooks
Lentil-Loaf with Cranberry Sauce [vegan] [gluten free] by Heavenlynn Healthy
Sweet Potato, Chestnut and Apricot Loaf [vegetarian] by Olive Magazine
Vegetable “Meat” Loaf [vegetarian] via My Recipes


Wild Rice & Brussels Sprout Super Salad [vegan] by Jamie Oliver
Red Rice and Quinoa Winter Salad [vegetarian] by The Flexitarian
Brussels Sprouts, Chickpeas & Pomegranate Chipotle Salad [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Mung Beans & Chicory Salad With Orange Vinaigrette [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Roast Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Wilted Radicchio and Pear Salsa [vegetarian] by Thomasina Miers
Red Cabbage, Sprout, Celeriac and Chestnut Salad via The Telegraph
Holiday Crunch Salad [vegan] [gluten free] by Feasting At Home
Colourful Christmas Slaw [vegan] by Hurry Up The Food
Holiday Kale Salad with Cranberries, Walnuts, and Wild Rice [vegan] by Better Homes & Gardens
Citrus Salad With Fried Rosemary and Olives [vegan] via Epicurious


side dishes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower With Truffle Oil [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Pecans, & Balsamic Drizzle by The Local Vegan
French Lentils With Roasted Root Vegetable by Bev Cooks
Nutty Chickpea Pilaf [vegan] by Kitchen Treaty
Epic Winter Veggie Gratin [vegetarian] by Peas & Crayons
Christmas Chutney [vegan]
Extra Fruity Cranberry Sauce [vegan] by V8
Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Hazelnuts [vegan] by Josh Eggleton
Wild Rice–and-Sage Stuffing with Crunchy Croutons [vegetarian] by Vegetarian Times
Sweet Potato & Peanut Gratin [vegetarian] by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall


Vegan Chocolate, Cherry & Honeycomb Parfait [vegan] by Jamie Oliver
Citrus Fruit Salad With Passion Fruit Coulis [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Orange Oreo Cheesecake [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Blood Orange Polenta Cake [vegan] by The Flexitarian
The Christmas Chocolate Pudding with Nut Butter Filling [vegan] be Madeline Lu
Mandarin Sorbet with Champagne [vegetarian or vegan] via The Telegraph
Vegan Fruit Mince Pie Recipe by Veggieful
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Tart [vegan] [gluten free] by Feasting At Home
Cranberry Granita [vegan] via Epicurious
Gluten-free Christmas Cake  [vegan] via BBC
Quince Paste – Membrillo [vegan] by The Flexitarian
Peanut Better Balls [vegan] [gluten free] by Oh She Glows
Amaretto Snowballs [vegan] [gluten free] by Pure Ella
Stuffed Dates & Prunes [vegan] [gluten free] by The Flexitarian
Pumpkin Pecan Biscotti [vegan] by Natural Girl Modern World
Salted Caramel Maple Nut Clusters [vegan] by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Coconut Bliss Balls with Medjool Dates & Raw Cacao [vegan] [gluten free] by Tin & Thyme
Peppermint Bark Popcorn [vegan] [gluten free] by Cookie & Kate
Pistachio-Crusted Chewy Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies [vegan] via Oh My Veggies
Easy Festive Chocolate Truffles [vegan] by Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen

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3 Responses to 100 Recipes For A Merry & Happy Vegetarian Christmas

  1. Choclette January 6, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

    Great recipe resource for next year. I thought you might have had my nut roast or even my braised red cabbage as when I did a search for my blog Tin and Thyme this came up, but I couldn’t spot anything, so feeling a bit mystified.

    • theflexitarian January 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

      Hi Choclette – The recipe linked on this post is your “Coconut Bliss Balls with Medjool Dates & Raw Cacao”. Annabelle

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