No festive table is complete without a bountiful selection of Christmas vegetable side dishes. I have a few favourites - red cabbage and roasted parsnips - to name but a few. What are yours? The following Christmas veg dishes are all suitable for vegans.
Can you imagine Christmas dinner without the sides?
For me, the vegetable side dishes are just as important as the centrepiece. Perfectly crispy roast potatoes, deliciously sweet parsnips, homemade gravy, spiced red cabbage - these are just some of my favourites.
Of course the centrepiece of the meal is important too. For our vegan Christmas meal we usually have either a wellington or a nut roast like this chestnut and squash roast or perhaps my parsnip and cashew nut roast.
Christmas vegetable side dishes
Roast potato recipes
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without perfectly crispy roast potatoes. I love to add fresh herbs to my roast potatoes - rosemary or sage are both good options. I keep my roasties vegan friendly by using sunflower oil to cook them.
Rosemary roast potatoes (vegan)
Sage roast potatoes
Vegetable side dish recipes
There are so many delicious vegetables that are in season at Christmas-time. Parsnips, sprouts, red cabbage - they are all delicious and they all have a place on your Christmas table.
And while we're here let me ask if you've ever tried roasting your sprouts? If not - please try it this year - it's a real game changer.
Creamy vegan mashed parsnips
How to prepare Brussels sprouts
Roasted balsamic Brussels sprouts
Maple roasted carrots
Maple balsamic roasted carrots and parsnips
Easy Christmas red cabbage recipe
A good, thick homemade gravy improves every Christmas dinner. Even better it can be made the day before and reheated. I can never decide which is my favourite - onion gravy or mushroom. Both are delicious.
These stuffing balls are made with chestnuts and fresh sage and are just so delicious. They're a world away from stuffing made from a packet mix.
Chestnut and sage vegan stuffing balls
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