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A vegetarian Christmas feast

An array of tempting vegetarian Christmas ideas to inspire your festivities

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A vegetarian Christmas feast

There’s more to a vegetarian Christmas than a nut roast. We can all suffer from a Christmas Day recipe block when trying to think of an amazing vegetarian centrepiece.

We've rounded up some amazing ways to spruce up a festive veggie feast, including canapés, starters, mains and sides – so there will be something for everyone.

From comforting gratins to elegant tarts, these recipe ideas will even make the carnivores jealous. 

CanapÉs and starters

spiced parsnip bisque with baked beetroot crisps

What could be getting than kicking off your Christmas feast with a winter warming soup! The baked beetroot crisps add a wonderful texture and a yummy alternative to croutons. Also suitable for vegans.

Hasselback roasties with cranberry Brie

Crispy tatties with a fruity cheese topping - what's not to love? Simply arrange these spuds on a beautiful serving platter and they'll be gone in a flash. 

Stilton, chestnut and cranberry mini tarts

Classic sweet and salty flavours of Christmas served up in a pastry case. What more could you ask for?

balsamic Shiitake mushroom bruschetta with chestnut pâté

Switch up the bruschetta this year, by giving it an Asian-inspired tasty twist. These rich bread bites combine earthy mushrooms, zingy balsamic vinegar and a crispy toasted base - suitable for vegans too!

 

the Main event

Sloe gin-marinated beetroot Wellington with carrot crisps

This stunning veg wellington has an irresistible filling of whole beetroot encased in a herby root veg mash. Yum!

Moroccan-inspired chickpea and apricot vegan filo pie

Crispy layers of filo make this pie irresistible, you are bound to want them for leftovers! The pastry envelops a deep, spicy vegetable and seasonal dried fruit filling. One for the Christmas dinner table for many years to come.

Vegan maple and butternut squash roulade

This vegan roulade combines all the comforting Christmas flavours you crave on the big day. Parnsips, cranberries and sweet candied nuts - yum!

Mushroom and chestnut pithivier

This impressive French pie makes a wonderful Christmas table centrepiece and it makes an even better main! 

Tenderstem broccoli & cauliflower gratin

This wonderful veggie gratin makes a hearty side dish but could easily double as a vegetarian main. Who wouldn't want to have a hearty helping of vegetables with cheese?

Savoury chestnut & mushroom bake

If you really want a nut roast on your Christmas dinner table this year, try this lighter version made with sweet chestnuts and earthy mushrooms. Drizzle with gravy and serve with fruity condiments.

 

for dessert

Vegan baked pears with dried fruit and baklava-style topping

A sticky, sweet and simple pudding that's also suitable for vegans. Spiced fruit and a roasted crumble adds an indulgent twist to poached pears.

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