Christmas is next week, and it’s a time for sharing a meal with friends and family. Vegetarians are often neglected during these festive holiday celebrations – don’t make the same mistake at your event! Whether you’re cooking a full vegetarian Christmas dinner or cooking a couple vegetarian dishes for a family member, we want you to have the recipes you need at your disposal. We’ve rounded up some tasty vegetarian Christmas recipes for appetizers, side dishes, and main dishes. (Bonus: some of these will work for vegans, too!)
Roasted Pears with Brie & Pistachios
If you’re looking for an appetizer that’s sweet, savory, and looks beautiful, check out this recipe for roasted pears with brie and pistachios. Pairing fruit and cheese is always delightful, and the pistachios elevate the flavor even more. Here are a few of the ingredients you’ll need: ripe pears, brie cheese, lemon juice, and toasted pistachios.
Eggplant Caponata Crostini
There’s no denying it: these eggplant caponata crostini are delicious. Bonus: the relish you’ll make to top the crostini can also double as a pasta sauce or a sandwich spread (if you have any leftover, that is). Here are some of the ingredients you’ll need: golden raisins, eggplant, pine nuts, and white-wine vinegar.
This couscous with olives and sun-dried tomatoes dish is both vegan and vegetarian, but don’t let that fool you. This dish has plenty of flavor to go around. Bonus: it has a red and green theme going on, which makes it look extra festive for the holidays. You’ll need ingredients including Israeli couscous, shallots, black olives, pine nuts, and fresh parsley.
Roasted Cabbage with Walnut-Rosemary Dressing
This roasted cabbage with walnut-rosemary dressing is as wonderful as it sounds. Roasted cabbage is tasty on its own, but this walnut-rosemary dressing takes it to a whole other level. The rosemary even makes it taste like Christmas! Here are a few of the things you’ll need for this recipe: green cabbage, rosemary, walnuts, apple cider vinegar, and more.
This fabulous vegetarian main course recipe combines two of our favorite holiday flavors: cranberries and chestnuts. This parsnip, cranberry, and chestnut loaf will make a great centerpiece for your Christmas dinner. Just make sure you have the following components: chestnuts, walnuts, cranberries, parsnip, and honey.
Do you have any vegetarian Christmas recipes to share?