Vegetarian Christmas – festive options for the non-meat eaters
As so much of the Christmas holidays are focussed around eating meats – turkey, ham, and goose to name but a few, the festive period is a completely different experience for vegetarians. There is a certain amount of challenge that comes with organising Christmas dinner if you are a vegetarian, vegan, or are just catering for someone who is vegetarian or vegan. However there are plenty of festive options for non-meat eaters to choose from.
Traditional vegetarian Christmas recipes can include Frittatas, spinach salad, potato salad, nut roasts, vegetarian lasagne, and spinach and ricotta cannelloni. Frittatas are the ultimate vegetarian Christmas morning treat and are packed full of vegetables and plenty of herbs and spices – ideal for getting you in the mood for some carol singing at church or to fuel your hours of present unwrapping.
Oven baked pasta dishes are also a popular vegan and vegetarian Christmas choice such as the veggie lasagne and cannelloni meals, and with such delicious dishes available, who needs meat? Vegans and vegetarians are much more widely acknowledged nowadays and this means that a lot of new vegetarian Christmas recipes have been created to cater for all the non-meat eaters out there. You can find numerous such recipes on Recipebridge.
Contemporary take on vegetarian Christmas menus
Modern takes on the vegetarian Christmas also include cheese and potato filled pies (look on Recipe Bridge for more inspiration). The puff pastry in this particular recipe alongside the creamy texture of the cheese and the softness of the potatoes is enough to make even the meat eaters jealous!
But who writes the rules about what makes a traditional vegetarian Christmas dinner? You do, of course! If a nut roast sounds delicious to you, then gather a wide variety of nuts and get roasting. Or if pasta dishes sound more intriguing, go for it. And if you want to experiment some more, then give a vegetable casserole or stuffed peppers a go – the possibilities are endless.
As suet is a raw fat from an animal but plays a big part in a lot of Christmas dishes, make sure that if you are serving Christmas pudding to a vegetarian that you have made it without the use of suet. Other than that, the Christmas pudding is an ideal dessert for all to share on Christmas day – whether you are vegetarian, vegan or anything else!
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