Thinking of making your Christmas dinner more ethical this year?
Or maybe you’re catering for a vegan guest?
There are plenty of delicious (and festive) plant-based dishes on offer, saving you the faff of making anything yourself.
Sainsbury’s, Aldi, M&S and more have added vegan delights to their festive ranges, and some of them are real showstoppers.
Here are our top vegan dishes for Christmas dinner:
Specially Selected Vegan Festive Wreath
Packed with butternut squash, chestnuts and pumpkins seeds, topped with candied orange slices.
Plant Pioneers Cheese Selection
Coconut oil-based alternatives to cheese including a cheddar style, a caramelised onion cheddar style, wensleydale style with cranberries, and blue style.
Vegan No Chorizo Pigs in Duvets
These ones are mushroom based with roasted red pepper and smoked paprika. Perfect canapés.
Plant Kitchen Vegan No Beef Wellington
If you’re looking for a showstopper, here’s your answer.
The puff pastry looks home-made, but inside is a wheat and pea-based protein and rich mushroom duxelle.
Plant Pioneers No Salmon En Croute
So what makes a salmon alternative?
Here, it’s jackfruit, soya and oyster mushrooms stepping into the breach, wrapped in vegan puff pastry and layered with white sauce.
Vegan Jewelled Roast
It’s a new dish using those old vegan favourites of caramelised onion and chestnuts, with an apricot layer and a hint of Christmas cloves, scattered with sunflower seeds and pine nuts.