Top recipes for an awesome veggie ChristmasChristmas 2015
Christmas can be a tricky time for vegetarians with turkey, ham and goose dominating menus and recipes everywhere, so we’ve collected a few of our favourite meat-free recipes to give you a few ideas for the ultimate veggie Christmas feast.
Nothing says decadence like a three-course meal, and there are far more exciting things for you to enjoy than the old stand-by salads.
Spiced Parsnip and Apple Soup
Easy, relatively quick to make and absolutely delicious, this wintry little favourite will make a great Christmas starter or a festive lunch.
Find our favourite Spiced Parsnip and Apple Soup recipe here.
Squash, Sage and Chestnut Rolls
These sausage roll alternatives make the perfect finger food for any Christmas party and smell gorgeous while cooking as an added bonus.
Find our favourite Squash, Sage and Chestnut Rolls recipe here.
Roasted pumpkins make a great alternative to the traditional roast turkey, and with the wide variety of stuffing ideas out there you’d be hard pressed to find one that doesn’t appeal. We’re particularly fond of this recipe from cookery queen Nigella Lawson, featuring a basmati rice stuffing and a wonderfully Christmassy sauce.
Find our favourite Roast Pumpkin recipe here.
Nut Roast with Salsa Rossa Picante
If squashes aren’t your thing, then nuts can make an excellent (and tasty) alternative. Nut roasts come in many different shapes and forms but this one from healthy food champion Jamie Oliver has a spicy twist to keep things interesting.
Find our favourite Nut Roast recipe here.
Christmas Veggie Wellington
For those who aren’t fans of the roast as a Christmas centrepiece there’s always this alternative of a British winter classic that would make a great main event for any festive meal. With a rice and mushroom filling and crisp puff pastry on the outside, there’s everything to love about this unconventional Wellington.
Find our favourite Veggie Wellington recipe here.
Most desserts are vegetarian (we hope, anyway), but if you’re looking for inspiration this season here’s one of our favourite recipes anyway:
A little fiddly to make (and eat, probably,) but definitely one for showing off at your Christmas party, these festive little treats are easier to put together than they look. All you really need is a good biscuit recipe and some star-shaped cookie cutters!
Find our favourite 3D Christmas Cookie recipe here.