While a traditional Christmas dinner may not be very vegan-friendly, this collection of recipes can change all that. Avoid having the table piled high with slices of ham, dressing, and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Instead make this menu, free of meat, dairy, and eggs, that lets vegans and omnivores alike enjoy Christmas dinner without sacrificing a bit of flavor. Robust sides, simple salads, a rich main dish, and unique desserts all come together for a plant-based menu that wows.
Roasted Broccoli with Pistachios and Pickled Golden Raisins
Drawing on seasonal produce, plus flavorful grains and legumes, this Christmas dinner menu comes together for an unrivaled feast. Everything from sides to dessert is covered.
This dish came to us from kitchen of longtime Cooking Light friend Rich Landau. Landau, chef and owner of Vedge in Philadelphia, offered us this lovely autumn salad, in which bright bursts of sweet-tart raisins accompany each bite of toasted broccoli.