Thanksgiving is, traditionally speaking, not a very vegan-friendly holiday. A table piled high with slices of turkey, giblet gravy, and buttermilk mashed potatoes is not what someone with a plant-based diet dreams of. But this menu, free of meat, dairy, and eggs, lets vegans and omnivores alike enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without sacrificing a bit of flavor. Robust sides, simple salads, a rich main dish, and unique desserts all come together for a vegan Thanksgiving menu that wows.
Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Currants
Seasonal fruits and vegetables, paired with legumes and grains, build a dinner that will leave guests raving.
Quinoa is a modern twist on this old-world dish. Dried currants are smaller and less sweet than raisins, but either will work in this dish.