Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes


Hi everyone, I thought it might be helpful if I posted a round up a handful of a few of my favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes. There are a bunch on the site that are inherently vegan and many more that can easily be made vegan with a minor tweak or two (which I’ll note in this list). I’ve also done a separate post for vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes and suggestions as well. Also, here is where you can find a full directory of the vegan recipes on 101 Cookbooks throughout the year. Vegan Thanksgiving recipes:

Golden-Crusted Brussels Sprouts – A quick and easy brussels sprouts recipe that will convert the biggest skeptics. Vibrant green, tender brussels sprouts that become deeply golden and crusty where they touch the pan. Skip the Parmesan cheese finish to make it vegan.

Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Saffron Garlic Mashed Potatoes – These are incredible. Cloud-like potatoes drizzled with a saffron garlic olive oil, and topped with a toasted almond, coriander, sesame sprinkle. Simple, but with a enough of a twist to make them special. Use your favorite non-dairy milk, and olive oil for the vegan version – equally delicious!

Saffron Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Maple Grilled Tempeh – A fantastic salty-sweet grilled tempeh recipe. The marinade is made from a simple (but effective) combination of maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic and ground chipotle pepper.

Maple Grilled Tempeh Recipe

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Apples – Another favorite way to cook brussels sprouts. Shredded brussels sprout ribbons, apples, garlic, pine nuts, and tofu in a skillet with a hint of maple syrup.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Apples

Vibrant Tasty Green Beans – A favorite green bean recipe – dill, green beans, leeks, salt and olive oil. That’s it – five ingredients, one skillet – tasty green beans.

Vibrant Tasty Green Beans Recipe

Roasted Delicata Squash Salad – So tasty! Pretty, scalloped-edged cross-cuts of the delicata squash, a few small potatoes, chopped kale, radishes, Marcona almonds – and a bold miso harissa dressing.

Roasted Delicata Squash Salad Recipe

Caramelized Tofu – One of my favorite tofu recipes, caramelized strips of tofu served over sauteed shredded brussels sprouts. It come together quickly and uses just one pan.

Caramelized Tofu Recipe

Hazelnut & Chard Ravioli Salad – I made this last year and it makes a great vegetarian main dish, you can make it vegan by using a vegan ravioli and omitting the Parmesan cheese. Plump raviolis tossed with toasted hazelnuts, sautéed ribbons of chard, and caramelized onions. It’s finished off with snipped chives, and lemon zest. You can prepare most of the components ahead of time.

Hazelnut & Chard Ravioli Salad

Broccoli Crunch – A great broccoli recipe, one of my favorites! Tiny green florets, crisp apples, crunchy shallots, candied nuts and slivered red onions are tossed in a barely sweet, creamy almond vinaigrette. Add baked tofu or pan-fried tempeh and you can easily turn this side into a main course.

Diana Henry’s Uzbeki Carrots – The most interesting carrot recipe I’ve attempted in a long time – infused with fragrant spices like saffron, cumin, and cinnamon. Punctuated by dried fruit, savory from caramelized onions and tomatoes, with spots of fresh, green herbaceousness from mint, and chiles, and cilantro. Things just get increasingly delicious from there. Use olive oil, and a sweetener other than honey, skip the optional yogurt, and it’s vegan.

Diana Henry's Uzbeki Carrots

Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup – This Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup couldn’t be easier to make – roasted winter squash, coconut milk, Thai red curry paste, and sea salt come together in a pot of vibrant, rich, flavorful soup. Total crowd pleaser. Use coconut oil or olive oil in place of the butter in the beginning and it’s vegan.

Miso Sesame Winter Squash – Inspired by a Bryant Terry recipe – roasted winter squash (and tofu) with a miso, maple, sesame, citrus sauce.

Miso Sesame Winter Squash

Roasted Pumpkin Salad – A roasted pumpkin salad made with wild rice, tiny, caramelized red onions drizzled with a simple, creamy sunflower seed dressing. Use agave nectar in place of the honey in the dressing to make it vegan.

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