You can have a totally tasty Thanksgiving… even if you’re a vegan. We’ve rounded up 21 mouth-watering vegan dishes that will make any vegan (and non-vegan) want to dig in.
If your Thanksgiving dinner goes anything like mine, you're always waiting on at least one dish to brown. You'll be thankful you have these nuts on hand.
2. Vegan Cheddar Olive Balls
This one's a bit of a throwback. Enjoy a few before digging into the edible "main event."
Image: Vegan Comfort
3. Vegan Black Bean Dip Recipe with Cumin and Citrus
This black bean dip makes a great starter when served alongside some raw organic veggies.
I call Brussels sprouts “little orbs of joy.” This salad also contains a few of my other favorite foods, too. It’s a beautiful addition to any table.
5. Creamy Vegan Fennel Soup
Try not to fill up on this soup – it’ll be quite the task! It’s filled with awesome flavors that will complete the rest of your vegan Thanksgiving table.
Just omit the honey and the feta from this salad and you'll be in vegan heaven.
7. Protein-Packed Vegan Lentil Soup Recipe
This soup is hearty and filled with all those traditional Thanksgiving ingredients. (Think cloves, celery, and kale... well, that's traditional for vegans at least.) Enjoy before all the other vegan dishes to warm your body and soul.
Roasted vegetables make an incredibly hearty (and tasty) side dish. This recipe comes from Whole Foods. It’s vegan, gluten free, and will serve a table of guests.
9. Cornbread Stuffing with Bell Peppers
You don't need meat or dairy to make a rockin' stuffing. This Cornbread Stuffing is testament to that. Recipe from One Green Planet.
10. Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins
These hearty muffins are filled with nutmeg, cinnamon, and sweet potato. Serve warm and with some vegan butter.
You don't need a turkey, or a Tofurky for that matter, when you make this vegan roast.
This vegan risotto recipe makes the perfect main course for anyone at the table.
13. Wild Rice Pilaf with Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Pecans
The wild rice pilaf will go great with our previously mentioned sides. Via One Green Planet.
14. Slow Cooker Chili
Who says you can't eat chili for Thanksgiving? This is actually one of my "go-to" ideas for what I bring for myself whenever I'm going to a friend or boyfriend's turkey dinner.
15. Rustic Italian Pasta Recipe with Walnut-Pesto Pan Sauce
If you're looking for a different type of main dish, look no further than this pasta recipe. It's full of veggies and herbs, and will serve about four.
16. 'Tree Steak' Cauliflower Recipe with Vegan Cauliflower Mash
This simple vegan recipe is so tasty and rich, and will serve as a great main dish.
Photo Credit: GlowKitchen
17. Vegan and Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
No one will miss the traditional mashed potatoes when you serve up this casserole. This potato recipe will pair great with all the other vegan dishes mentioned here.
18. Vegan, Gluten-Free Brownie Recipe with Dates, Figs and Coconut Three Ways
These vegan brownies will standup to any creamy pumpkin pie.
19. Vegan Chocolate Gelato Recipe with Coconut Dark Rum
This is great option for those who want a light, sweet end to their hearty meal.
Photography by Erin Kunkel. Copyright 2014 by Weldon Owen Inc. and Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
20. Pumpkin Spice Baked Pears
These sweet little delights are seasonal and tasty.
21. Velvety Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Avocado, non-dairy milk, and dates make this mousse's texture to die for.
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