Whether you already have a plant-based lifestyle or you’re trying to incorporate more plants into your life, or maybe you have a vegan friend showing up for the holidays, it’s helpful to have an arsenal of recipes at your disposal. Here are some easy to make, 10 ingredients or less, plant-based holiday recipes.
Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
This nutrient-dense dish is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and, thanks to cocoa powder, is also rich with antioxidants. Fresh fruit and a square of dark chocolate make the perfect toppings.
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy
This vegan dish is heart-healthy and packs three servings of vegetables. It’s easy to throw it together (only 30 minutes!), and it’s perfect for fancy weeknight meals and special occasions alike. You can serve it with grilled corn or lentil or tofu-based entree.
Butternut Squash Hummus
This hummus contains only ten ingredients. Ready in just about 30 minutes. Filled with flavor from both roasted and fresh garlic, lemon juice, parsley, smoky cumin, paprika, and a pinch of cinnamon, it bursts with autumnal flavor. It can be served with some whole-grain pita chips and roasted carrots.
Plant-Based Green Bean Casserole
Time for something cozy and nostalgic: the green bean casserole! This incredibly simple, creamy, savory, and healthy recipe is perfect for the holidays and beyond.
Dairy-free Green Chili Mac n’ Cheese
Everyone’s favorite: mac n’ cheese! Have you tried a dairy-free version, filled with protein? Well, you will love this green chili mac n’ cheese recipe. You can serve this to a non-vegan, and though they may be able to tell it’s not “true mac n’ cheese,” the creamy and flavorful taste is so satisfying they will have to honor it.
Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas
This delicious 5-ingredient pomegranate bubbly margarita made with sparkling white wine is perfect for New Year’s Eve! It’s perfectly tart, sweet, and refreshing.
Pumpkin Spiced Apple Pie
A simple fall dessert made simpler. With only 8 ingredients, this plant-based apple pie has a subtle pumpkin flavor from both pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin butter (vegan butter). If you’re a first-time baker, this is the perfect recipe for you. Despite the minimal effort, the result is majestic. As in, make this pie and impress your family and friends with your pie skills.
Recipe source: Minimalist Baker