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25 Vegan Festive Recipes for a delicious Christmas

Get ready to sleigh your Christmas feast with these 25 merry and bright plant-based recipes! Say hello to Christmas joy as you indulge in these cruelty-free delectable dishes. Whether you're a seasoned plant-based pro or simply want to dazzle your loved ones, this collection of festive recipes will have everyone begging for seconds. So get your apron on and let the holiday cheer begin!

25 Vegan Christmas Recipes
25 Vegan Christmas Recipes

DIY Christmas Presents

These Orange Chocolate Christmas Truffles are so easy to make, super festive and so yummy! They are nutty and sweet, yet fresh thanks to the orange flavors.

Here is a super easy to make DIY Christmas Gift - Spiced Nuts. This recipe requires minimal cooking skills, and takes 25 minutes and the spiced nuts are deliciously sweet and aromatic.

Here is one for all chocolate lovers. I'm obsessed with these Chocolate Clusters. They are crunchy, chewy and sweet. Isn't it the best combination you can ask for when it comes to chocolate clusters? Yum! A perfect DIY Christmas Present!

Christmassy Breakfast

A perfect Christmas breakfast! If you aren't in the Christmas spirit yet, this delicious vegam Christmassy Breakfast will get you there with its first mouthful. 🎄

Is there anything dreamier than a cake for breakfast? Well, this Vegan Carrot Cake Oatmeal tastes just like a delicious carrot cake and takes no time to make.

This Apple Pie Smoothie is insanely delicious and so festive. Every sip of it tastes like Christmas. 🎄


All-time Christmas staple meatloaf but vegan. It's perfectly moist, flavorful and filling. This Vegan Lentil Meatloaf is rich in savory flavor combined with a fruity and aromatic glaze.

Are you planning your Christmas Menu yet, or leaving it for later to just go with the flow?

I am obsessed with Christmas food and have already planned everything. Here is one of my favorite meals – Vegan Roasted Cauliflower. It’s crunchy, juicy, and smoky. Yum. I’m in love with it.

One of Nick’s favorites growing up so, no wonder it was one of the very first classics I was determined to veganize. Plus I had never had it before going vegan as I'm lactose intolerant.

After many many many attempts, here is our delicious Homemade Mac and Cheese with smoky bacon strips.

It is filled with New Zealand made @plantfoodsnz ground mince, mushrooms, and fresh herbs. It’s a very satisfying plant-based Wellington, thanks to its flavourful and hearty filling. plan*t ground mince used in this recipe provides an amazing meaty texture and flavour.

Side dishes

This is one of my favorite side dishes. It’s aromatic, flavorful and so easy to make, and yet, packed with goodness thanks to the addition of hemp hearts.

Here is another beautiful side dish - Maple Balsamic Glazed Carrots - that cannot be missed on the Christmas table. These maple syrup and balsamic vinegar glazed carrots are sweet and buttery and have an amazing balsamic aroma.

These are simply The Best Roasted Potatoes Ever! They are so easy to make, crispy and delicious! A real crowd pleaser. Plus, there is no pre-cooking is required. Make sure you try them this Christmas!

These Harissa and Maple Roasted Carrots are a perfect side dish. I love the balance in this dish, the smoothness and the crunch, the delicate creaminess with the spiciness of harissa. I'm sure you will love it too!

This is my favorite Big Festive Salad. It’s such a crowd-pleaser, very filling and satisfying, and it’s full of beautiful flavors and textures, cause salads don’t have to be boring. Try it for yourself and I’m sure you will love it

There is no Christmas BBQ without a good crunchy salad. This Cauliflower Lentil Tabbouleh-style Salad pairs perfectly with BBQ marinades and sauces. It’s fresh, herby, crunchy, and packed with protein.

This delicious Strawberry Spinach Salad is made with vegan queso blanco (white cheese) and balsamic vinaigrette. Christmas in New Zealand means lots of fresh and juicy berries! Who doesn't love them! I love using fruit in my salads. They add so much flavour and excitement, even to a very simple salad. I serve this salad with my lentil loaf and roasted potatoes.

The holiday season is upon us, so here is how to make an easy and super flavorful Vegan Gravy. This vegan miso gravy will be sure to please everyone. It pairs perfectly with roasted vegan mains, vegetables, and mashed potatoes!


It might seem like an impossible mission to achieve a nice cheesy texture and manage to shape it into a nice-looking ball, but it’s actually quick and easy. Here is how I make my super flavorful and festive vegan cheese ball 🎄

No more missing out on baked Camembert. Do yourself a favor and make this insanely delicious Vegan baked cheese. It’s super creamy and gooey and has an amazing cheesy flavor. Topped with cranberries and pistachios makes a fun and festive appetizer for you and your guests.🎄 Enjoy!

These festive Vegan Chorizo Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are perfect as an appetizer or side dish to celebrate Christmas festivities filled with plant-based deliciousness.

Fresh crunchy cucumber bites filled with vegan seafood mousse. These little Vegan ‘Seafood’ Canapes will give you the taste of the ocean and guess what, they are vegan! They are a perfect plant-based appetizer for your Christmas party 🎄


Strawberries are in season and who doesn’t love dipping them in delicious chocolate sauce? this Mint Chocolate Dipping Sauce is so quick and easy to make at home. Enjoy this vegan treat with family and friends over Christmas 🎄

If you are still skeptical about using beans or chickpeas in your baking, you must try this recipe this Christmas! These Black Bean Brownie Cupcakes and so deliciously fudgy and have a lovely crunch. No one would ever believe they were made with beans!

I have been obsessed with this Vegan Chocolate Mousse lately and I'm sure once you try it, you will be too. It's so easy to make. Looks beautiful and tastes amazing! Yum!

Is there anything better than gingerbread cookies? Perhaps Chocolate Coated Gingerbread Cookies. This is my favorite recipe, they are so tender and flavorful.

Make sure you check out other delicious recipes!

Happy Christmas cooking!


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