Favorite Plant-Based Holiday Recipes

Right here comes an inventory of our favourite, plant-based vacation recipes, which we replace yearly. This weblog is popping 10 in 2020, so we had been capable of accumulate fairly just a few scrumptious and festive recipes all through the years. We’ve bought you coated on mains and hearty sides, in addition to lighter sides, soups, salads, dessert, and drinks. Wishing you and your loved ones a cheerful and wholesome vacation season 🙂

v = vegan, gf = gluten-free, veg = vegetarian, vo = vegan possibility

Mains and Hearty Sides

Entire Braised Vacation Cauliflower (v, gf)

There’s one thing so grand and ritualistic a few vacation desk centerpiece that took time, care and anticipation. Since most such centerpieces contain meat, one can really feel slightly neglected throughout the peak of a celebratory meal if meat is just not their jam. On this recipe, we utilized this grand, ceremonious strategy to braising a head of cauliflower. Somebody even made a video outlining the whole braising course of.

Baked Latkes (v, gf)

Latkes are my final weak point, however I’ve all the time dreaded the lengthy and smoky means of frying them. My love for latkes is so sturdy although, that I needed to give you a neater path to that crispy, golden potato goodness. These baked latkes are SO a lot simpler to make than the normal fried sort, for the reason that oven does all the primary give you the results you want. The flavour and texture should not compromised one bit, I promise. The recipe additionally features a beet salad with an avocado mayo, which is to die for.

Vacation Veggie Roast with Oven Cranberry Sauce (v, gf)

This entire meal comes collectively in a single oven, all on the identical time. The veggies are roasted in a mustard-miso sauce for additional savoriness and crispiness, which fits so effectively with the tart and candy cranberry sauce.

One Pan Brussels Sprout and Crimson Lentil Pie with a Root Vegetable Crust (v, gfo)

This stunning, cozy, one-pan dish can act as a fundamental or hearty facet. It’s full of varied root greens and Brussels sprouts, making it very straightforward to satisfy the veggie quota on an in any other case protein-centric vacation desk.

Vegan Cauliflower and Leek Pie with Onion Crust (v, gf)

This pie options caramelized cauliflower and leeks, smothered in a ‘tacky’ potato and carrot sauce, and baked in an extremely savory onion crust. It may undoubtedly act as the primary occasion, paired with a salad or some vegetable sides, or it may very well be a facet as effectively, relying on what you’re cooking!

Spaghetti Squash Mung Bean Lasagna (v, gf)

This healthful however hearty lasagna employs spaghetti squash in place lasagna noodles. There’s mushrooms, mung beans, kale, carrots, tomato sauce, and a simple almond ‘cheese’ as effectively.

Braised Leeks with Cauliflower White Bean Mash (v, gf)

Should you’ve by no means tried braising leeks, you’re in for a critical shock. They’re wonderful, particularly served over a hearty cauliflower and white bean mash. If leeks should not your factor, take into account making the mash alone and serve it as a facet, to up your vacation mash recreation 🙂

Candy Potato and Brussels Sprout Gratin (v, gf)

I can’t say sufficient about this gratin comprised of layers of candy potato, Brussels sprouts, and caramelized onions, showered with spices and coconut milk. It’s straightforward to make however so stunning and satisfying on the identical time.

Heat Salad of Roasted Cauliflower, Grapes, and Black Rice (v, gf)

This can eternally be my favourite fall/winter salad. It’s all in regards to the distinction of flavors: fragrant black rice, nourishing spiced cauliflower, juicy grapes, and a barely spicy miso dressing filled with umami. Sprinkle in some pomegranate seeds for an additional festive look.

Sorghum Beet Risotto (v, gf)

This vibrant risotto would make for a wonderful facet dish at a vacation desk, particularly for those who don’t know what to do with that forgotten bag of sorghum at the back of your pantry 🙂

Curried Squash and Kale Riceless Risotto (vo, gf)

One other various (aka riceless) risotto possibility. This one makes use of riced kabocha squash instead of precise rice. It’s luxuriously creamy, warming, and general spectacular.

Root Vegetable Chickpea Flour Quiche (v, gf)

This vegan quiche comes collectively fairly magically, with no crust, eggs or cream to talk of. Chickpea flour acts equally to the egg-cream basis of conventional quiche and solidifies right into a kind of custard when baked at a excessive temperature. Add a studding of silky root greens and greens to that, and also you’ve bought your self the proper, healthful and scrumptious fall/winter quiche.

Soups and Sides

No-Recipe Creamy Soup (v, gf)

There’s a fool-proof components for making actually nice, pureed soups, and this publish lays it out for you. You would possibly even have all of the elements readily available for a shocking, creamy soup proper now, since these soups are inclined to magically come along with odds and ends from the crisper.

Creamy Butternut Squash, Pear and Cranberry Soup with Crispy Kale (v, gf)

That is butternut squash soup elevated. The addition of cranberries and pear is as scrumptious as it’s sudden. There’s a particular ingredient that may assist support digestion throughout a giant meal, too.

Winter Root and Fennel Soup with Greens and Caramelized Cauliflower (v, gf)

A soup that’s each grounding and fortifying, and ok to function an sudden, colourful starter on the vacation desk.

Pink Soup with Roasted Onion and Broccoli (v, gf)

One other gorgeous, colourful soup possibility.

Subsequent Stage Lemon Miso Potatoes (v, gf)

These potatoes are considered one of our hottest recipes from 2019! They’re additional in each approach. They take additional elements, additional work, and are available out additional flavorful in consequence.

Celeriac Parsnip Mash with Crispy Sage (v, gf)

We love mashed potatoes, however we additionally love pairing a bowl of mashed potatoes with one other, extra attention-grabbing mash made with underutilized root greens. Each celeriac and parsnips are so uniquely flavored and healthful, it’s no surprise that they make for some scrumptious mash. Serve it with the Braised Vacation Cauliflower for the last word plant-based vacation meal.

Vegan Miso Kale Scalloped Potatoes (v, gf)

On this recipe, thinly mandolined potatoes get layered with silky kale, then baked in a miso-pine nut sauce, till golden and crispy on prime and tender and creamy inside. The result’s pure coziness.

Roasted Potato and Break up Pea Salad with Miso French dressing (v, gf)

This salad is assured to be a crowd pleaser, since you possibly can by no means go fallacious with roasted potatoes and an excellent savory miso French dressing.

Candy Potato Nachos with Tacky Chipotle Sauce and All of the Fixings (v, gf)

A healthful tackle nachos, with crispy candy potatoes taking the place of tortilla chips. Nice for self-serve fashion, snack-heavy events. Should you don’t wish to undergo the intricate course of of constructing candy potato chips, roasted candy potatoes will work completely of their place.

No-Recipe Winter Slaw with Dreamy Orange Tahini Dressing (v, gf)

Just about any finely shredded greens and uncooked veg will style wonderful when slathered on this orange-tahini dressing.

Kale Salad with Marinated Beets, Lentils and Almond Cheese (v, gf)

This salad is easy however efficient: visually gorgeous, healthful and scrumptious. Plus, you’ll wish to sprinkle that almond cheese on every part!

Roasted Parsnip and Pomelo Salad (v, gf)

Earthy, nourishing parsnips go so effectively with juicy, bittersweet citrus. The mix is very irresistible when sprinkled with spiced and toasted walnuts and raisins. Use grapefruit for those who can’t discover pomelo.


Apple Pecan Pie with Salted Pumpkin Caramel (v)

That is three favourite Thanksgiving pies in a single: apple, pecan and pumpkin. It’s decadent and spectacular, and a particular crowd-pleaser. (Additionally pictured in slice type at the start of this publish).

Upside Down Orange Polenta Cake (v, gf)

This cake appears so spectacular and cheerful, however it’s really extremely straightforward to place collectively. The slight bitterness of the orange peel and the fragrant orange taste go so effectively with the fluffy polenta cake. Recipe is in our new e book.

Olive Oil Loaf with Hibiscus Beet Icing (v)

On this recipe, a scrumptious, spelt flour olive oil loaf is topped with a shocking, electrical pink icing that’s surprisingly straightforward to make. It’s an amazing, fuss-free dessert for post-holiday meal espresso/tea time.

Harmony Grape Fruit and Nut Cake (v, gf)

Slices of this fruit and nut cake make for an amazing accompaniment to a cheese plate, in addition to an superior present basket element.

Chocolate Fudge with Recent Sage and Goji Berries (v, gf)

The super-festive look of this decadent, frozen fudge mainly speaks for itself.

Banana Cream Pie (v, gf)

Even for those who’re not a fan of bananas on their very own (like us!), you’ll nonetheless most probably love this pie. The bananas current themselves in a completely new and sudden mild when mixed with cream, chocolate, and a buttery crust. Recipe is in our new e book.

Rum and Raisin Bundt with Orange and Miso Glaze (v)

The universally liked mixture of rum and raisins is elevated by a candy and subtly salty orange and miso glaze on this vegan bundt recipe we developed for Meals & Wine.

Fast Candy Potato Chocolate Pudding w/ Adaptogenic Mushrooms (v, gf)

It is a nice, chocolatey possibility for these seeking to maintain dessert time as straightforward and low-key as potential. The adaptogenic mushroom powders will be added for an extra increase, however they will also be neglected utterly.

Candy Potato Caramel Nougat (v, gf)

Oh man, this nougat! Not as sticky or candy as conventional nougat, this one has a caramel-like complexity from our trademark candy potato caramel. There’s a studding of toasted nuts and cookie crumble all through every slice, too. Nice for home made presents or social gathering platters.

Pecan Pie (v, gf)

Toasted pecans are baked in a gooey coconut caramel on this recipe, and the result’s so scrumptious. Recipe is in our new e book.

Black and White Chocolate Pudding (v, gf)

These elegant, black and white chocolate pudding cups are straightforward to place collectively, however very spectacular and filled with entire meals elements.

Chocolate Beet Layer Cake with Pink Frosting and Chocolate Ganache (v, gf)

In case you are on the lookout for a grand and enjoyable cake undertaking, however nonetheless need one thing healthful and never too sugary, look no additional than this stunner of a cake.

Chunky Monkey Cookies (v, gf)

If chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, and banana bread all (in some way?) had a love youngster, these gluten-free, vegan, and date-sweetened Chunky Monkey Cookies can be it. They’re as healthful as cookies will be, but additionally so SO satisfying.

Hibiscus Orange Blossom Turkish Delight

On this recipe, we’ve up to date the old-fashioned deal with with the usage of healthful elements, and the attractive, floral flavors of hibiscus and orange blossom. Serve these Turkish delights alongside tiny tongs at a vacation social gathering for the last word, fancy dessert expertise 🙂

Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Pine Nut Frosting (v, gf)

Zucchini contributes moistness and entire meals energy to this bread, however you don’t style it in any other case. What you do style is an extremely decadent dessert, with an additional lush pine nut frosting. Recipe is in our new e book.

Honey-Roasted Pears with Vanilla Cashew Cream (veg, gf)

All of the elements of this dessert will be made forward of time, and assembled later. The cashew cream is just not your common cashew cream, both – it’s extra-fluffy with the assistance of a particular ingredient.

Pumpkinseed Butter Goji Cookies (v, gf)

These cookies are crunchy on the skin, chewy on the within, and extremely buttery all through. Their sudden inexperienced coloring appears stunning, contrasted by the purple topping of goji berries.

Miso Caramel Popcorn (v, gf)

It’s fully potential to make actually good caramel popcorn at dwelling! This popcorn is good, salty, and extremely addicting – you’ve been warned 🙂

Lemon Meringue Pie (v, gf)

This pie is all in regards to the complementary flavors of the subtly tart lemon filling, candy, fluffy (and really steady!) vegan meringue, and the buttery gluten-free crust. Recipe is in our new e book.

Poppyseed Dukkah-Stuffed Baked Apples with Coconut Caramel (v, gf)

Baked apples would possibly look like a boring vacation dessert possibility, however these should not – they’re full of a candy, poppyseed dukkah and topped with dreamy coconut caramel.

Our New Book: Golubka Kitchen Sweets!

Discover extra vegan and gluten-free desserts recipes for all of your vacation wants in our new e book! It’s full of all of our favourite candy treats – each recipe is really distinctive and was developed with a ton of intention. We’re so proud to have it out on the planet. You’ll be able to see the total recipe index and purchase your e book by following this hyperlink.


Rosemary Sizzling White Chocolate (v, gf)

This sizzling white chocolate is each cozy and decadent, with sudden, warming notes from rosemary and a wonderfully clean, frothy consistency.

Fast Persimmon Eggnog (v, gf)

That is eggnog for each the adventurous and the health-conscious. A lot lighter than the unique, however nonetheless completely creamy and satisfying.

Spiced Kombucha Moscow Mules (v, gf)

That is the proper winter cocktail for these of us who don’t drink alcohol, however nonetheless wish to take part within the celebratory ritual of clinking glasses and toasting with one thing particular and scrumptious.

Pear Cranberry Chai (v, gf)

This cozy chai is brewed with the addition of pears and cranberries, which takes the flavour to the subsequent stage. Merely put, it’s the very best chai we’ve ever had.

Tahini Sizzling Chocolate (v, gf)

This sizzling chocolate might be essentially the most comforting drink you may make this vacation season, and it comes collectively in a flash.