Sticking to a vegan or dairy-free diet? Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be boring for non-meat eaters. No matter how you’re celebrating this year, you can substitute plant-based creations for traditional turkey, stuffing, and buttery mashed potatoes. Here are a few vegan Thanksgiving recipes to try this holiday.
Pumpkin season isn’t over yet. Let the fall squash be the star of your Thanksgiving spread with this simple creamy pumpkin soup. We recommend including the optional pinch of cayenne to give it a spicy little kick.
Another one of our favorite plant-based Thanksgiving recipes is this sweet potato lentil pie. Inspired by Shepard’s Pie — a classic, comforting dish — its lentil filling is studded with mushrooms and layered with mashed sweet potatoes. Soy sauce is the unexpected ingredient that takes it from good to great. If you’re gluten-free, sub tamari sauce for the soy sauce.
Broccoli salad is one of those side dishes that’s healthyish. While broccoli’s high in fiber, typical broccoli salad is slathered in high-calorie dressing and sugary additives. This vegan alternative still has the creamy texture and salty-sweet flavors you’ve come to expect from the dish without the unhealthy ingredients. It’s so good, we enjoy it year round.
A Thanksgiving spread is incomplete without cranberry sauce. Traditional cranberry sauce is already a vegan side dish, so you’re good to go. But if you want to elevate the simple dish, we recommend this orange apricot version, which has flavors of zest and thyme that perfectly complement the tart cranberries.
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