After almost a year without dinner parties and social events, it's no question that this year's Christmas cheer is being spread more widely than ever. Uninterrupted time with family and friends, backyard cricket tournaments (much of which is spent rescuing tennis balls from neighbour's backyards), and of course, a mouth-watering selection of delicious food and treats to be consumed for days to come. With several people to cater for, it's important to cover all dietary requirements and preferences, which is where our guide to the best vegan Christmas recipes will come in handy.
While many vegans might have become accustomed to the limited dining options once available during the festive season, this is certainly not the case anymore. Our favourite chefs – vegan or otherwise – are sharing their most delectable Christmas vegan recipes to enjoy this holiday season. From delicious roast veggies to the easiest vegan eggnog recipe for the ultimate Christmas comfort, here are the vegan Christmas recipes we're cooking this year.
If much of your Christmas childhood memory is based around delicious pies filled with endless spices and buttery, flakey pastry, this vegan pot pie recipe will definitely pull on your heartstrings. Packed with earthy potatoes and onions slathered in a savoury, creamy sauce, along with fried shallots and white beans, this is the perfect dish to bring along to your Christmas Eve dinner.
One of the most iconic Christmas desserts, there is nothing more comforting than a warm glass of eggnog. Traditionally made with eggs, milk, sugar, nutmeg, and bourbon, this version is made instead with a blend of creamy dairy-free milks.
Shake up your usual selection of Christmas roast veggies with this tasty dish of maple-thyme roasted parsnips and carrots. Not only is this recipe super simple, but the natural sweetness of the parsnips and carrots make the perfect accompaniment to your mains.
Courtesy of one of Melbourne's most prolific vegan chefs, Zacchary Bird, this vegan rum and raisin ice cream will take you back to Christmas's gone by, where sneaking a square of the 'alcoholic' chocolate from your grandparent's pantry felt illegal. The touch of biscoff is an added treat.
The perfect salad is the trick to nailing Christmas entertaining. Treat your salad like the main event rather than a side this festive season by serving up this fresh green couscous, broad bean, dill and pistachio iteration.
A symbolic Christmas treat, there's nothing that spreads holiday cheer quite like a gift of chocolate truffles. The perfect petit fours with coffee after a day of eating, or a special DIY Christmas gift for your nearest and dearest.