Christmas dinners are a classic, A special moment where the whole family gets together to enjoy a good meal, a few sips and of course good company.
These dates are special and are the occasion to reunite the whole family, which is surely more complicated the rest of the year. Love is infused into a night of celebration and good food like a tradition.
But vegetarians may not be considered on the Christmas table, so baked turkey or shrimp are common. That is why in today’s article we present you different recipes so that vegetarians can enjoy a delicious dinner in the company of their loved ones.
Some tips before you start cooking
If you’re going to surprise a vegetarian family member, partner, or friend, start with be aware that there are differences between the products that different types of vegetarians eat or not.
So pay attention to this differentiation:
- Lacto-ovo vegetarian: These types of people consume eggs and dairy products.
- Lacto-vegetarians: Like the previous ones, they consume dairy products. However, they do not eat eggs.
- Classic vegetarians: They are the strictest, because they do not eat dairy products or eggs, only vegetables.
- vegans: They do not include animal products in their diet.
Christmas dinner proposal for vegetarians
Whether you want to serve a vegetarian menu for a group or for one person, you can make your diners appetizing with meatless recipes. Now remember that not all vegetarians eat eggs and milk, so try to find out what your guests can and cannot eat. This way, you will be perfectly right about their tastes and you will have a great evening together.
To know some Christmas recipes for vegetarians, just follow the following lines.
1. Mushroom pâté
A delicious starter to start the night in a delicious way.
- 1 onion
- 500g mushrooms (rolled)
- 1 tablespoon of tahini
- 80 ml olive oil
- Salt, garlic or spices to your taste
We cut the onion and slice the 500g of mushrooms. We place them together on a tray and put them in the oven at 180 ° for 15 minutes. Once this time has elapsed, place the mushrooms and onions in the blender. Add a tablespoon of tahini (sesame butter), 80 ml of olive oil, salt, garlic or whatever spices you prefer. We fight, and we have it ready. You can spread this delicious pâté on toast, grain bread sticks or any vegetable (carrots, celery, etc.).
2. Bruschetta with cream cheese and cherry tomatoes
An easy recipe to make but with a rich flavor to please guests. Another delicious starter.
- Bread, toast or square cookies
- Cherry tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
- onion chives
- The missiles go off
- Olive oil
The first thing we are going to do is “soak”. Mix the two tablespoons of mayonnaise and the two tablespoons of cream cheese and add the chives. We mix it again with the cilantro. Divide the bread into slices, although it is also possible to use toast or cookies, and toast in the oven at 150 º with a little olive oil. We cut the cherry tomato into slices and finally we make the bruschetta: place the dip on the bread and then the cherry tomato. Alternatively, mix the olive oil with the arugula and finally add them to the bruschetta in small amounts.
3. Christmas quinoa with hazelnuts, apples and blueberries
- 1 cup of quinoa
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of hazelnuts
- ½ cup of blueberries
- 1 street
- ¼ onion
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 5 Cambray onions
- Salt and pepper
We rinse the quinoa and clean it. Place it in a saucepan, add salt and cook for 15 minutes. You can also heat the tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the celery and chopped onion for two minutes. Add salt and pepper and cook for another three minutes. Remove from the heat and add the parsley, blueberries and the green part of the Cambray onion cut into thin slices. We chop the apple and also add it. We squeeze the lemon on these ingredients. Finally, add the cold quinoa and the chopped hazelnuts and the olive oil, salt and pepper.
4. Eggplant cannelloni
A Christmas classic. Simply replace the meat with plant-based ingredients. A very healthy recipe.
- Olive oil
- 1 large onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 6 tomatoes
- Spicy pepper
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup of ricotta cheese
- mozzarella cheese
- 4 black olives
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
Put olive oil in a saucepan and mix with garlic and onion and sauté. Add the chopped tomatoes to the stir-fry after 5 minutes of cooking and toss with the basil, oregano, bay leaf, chili, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, lower the heat and cover. It will be the sauce.
Soak the eggplant for 5 minutes and place it on the grill or on the grill until golden brown on both sides. For the sauce, mix the ricotta, black olives and fresh basil and add a little salt and pepper. Once mixed, place it in the thinnest part of the eggplant and roll up. Then add the sauce and place the mozzarella cheese on it. We put it in the oven for 35 minutes at BROIL. It’s ready.
5. Puffed potatoes
A light and rich oven-prepared dish for vegetarians and vegans.
- 4-5 potatoes
- ⅓ Nutritional yeast cup
- ⅓ Cup of quinoa flour
We peel the potatoes and peel them. Then we cut them into thin pieces. Boil for about 20 minutes so that they are cooked through. We drain and chop them without leaving them as a puree. Add the carrots, broccoli, nutritional yeast and quinoa flour and mix. Add the pepper and put in the oven at 250 º for about 15 minutes. It’s ready to eat.
6. Christmas oatmeal ginger cookies
Healthy cookies to enjoy with the family on this special day
- 1 cup of oats
- wholemeal flour
- flax seeds or flour
- pieces of ginger
- lemon zest
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix with the water. Mix until you get a wet paste. Grate the ginger and lemon and put them in the bowl. We cut the dates into small pieces and add them to the dough. On a wooden table, we put the wholemeal flour and lay the dough we made just above to make the cookies with molds. On a plate covered with baking paper, place the cookies on top. We put it in the oven over medium heat for about 30 minutes. The delicious cookies are ready to eat.