13 Plant-Based Recipes Perfect for Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner, are you ready? We can help take some of the stress out of your holiday planning by bringing you some of the best plant-based recipes to enjoy with friends and family this year.


1. Curried Acorn Carrot Soup

On a cold night, there’s nothing more perfect than a little dash of spice in your evening meal – this dish is no exception.

2. Orange & Beet Salad

What a fun combo! Kids and adults alike will love this light and sweet recipe, with just a few ingredients for you to worry about.

3. Christmas Tree Salad

This ingenious (and healthy!) salad is a perfect centerpiece for your holiday table. Chard, kale, oranges and pomegranates are topped with a toasted star – lovely!

4. Simple Pumpkin Soup

It may be simple, but the taste is anything but. If you are looking for soup that will please everyone’s taste buds, this is the one.

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5. Lentil Loaf

For a meat-free entrée, look no further than this lovely lentil loaf with apples and walnuts. Hearty, healthy, and delicious, even the staunchest holiday holdout will come back for seconds!

6. Vegan Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

You can easily up the nutritional value on traditional mashed potatoes by adding cauliflower to the mix. Odds are, no one else will notice the difference, and you’ll love the health benefits.

7. Balsamic Roasted beet & Rosemary Cashew Cheese Phyllo

 Now here is a recipe that will certainly turn heads. Luscious and delicious, you can pair with a store-bought, gluten-free, vegan phyllo pastry or use this recipe to make your own.

8. Raw Cranberry Sauce

A side of cranberry sauce adds color and flavor to any vegan meal. This fun recipe doesn’t use sugar, only dates and orange juice, to add a dash of sweetness.

9. Eggplant Rollatini

This gorgeous dish (featured in the photo above) is a showstopper on the table. Find the recipe in The 22-Day Revolution Cookbook.


10. Vegan Skillet Apple Pie

Here is a simple recipe that will please everyone. If you have a cast iron skillet (or one to borrow), then you are well on your way.

11. Hot Chocolate

Everyone at your party will enjoy a warming cup of hot chocolate. It tastes even better after a nice walk in the wintery weather.

12. Peppermint Patty Slice

Wow! This is one delicious looking dessert that will have everyone asking for the recipe.

13. Maple Pecan Shortbread

This recipe from the Borges Family Kitchen is perfect for your table or to bring to a cookie swap or as a hostess gift. It’s delicious!

So, which are you going to try? It might be hard to choose – but we know you can do it! Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas!