AceFoodDesk says here’s todays “Vegetarian“ recipes for over the ‘ Festive Season ‘ to enjoy with Kindness & Love XX A&M
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Creating a vego-friendly feast this season is easier (and tastier) than ever…………….We’ve got 10 flavourful, satisfying recipes to cover mains and sides which will keep everyone happy at your festive celebration.
There is such ceremony in bringing a whole cauliflower, dressed up and pretty, to the table, ready to be carved. Whole roasted cauliflower is incredibly versatile and there are many flavour possibilities to explore.
This glazed butternut is an undeniable show-stopper. It’s a modern, vego take on the classic Christmas ham and embodies the festive cheer and playfulness of the season. Plus, studding the pumpkin with whole cloves makes it a fun dish to prepare with the family.
Sticking with the whole-roasted veg theme, this recipe is special enough to rival meaty main dishes. Here, whole cabbage is slow-roasted on a bed of shallots, garlic and thyme and finished with a rich caramelised onion and balsamic gravy.
Make this recipe a day ahead and let it sit in the fridge while the flavours develop.(ABC Life: Heidi Sze)none
You can win friends with salad with this flavourful, satisfying make-ahead pasta salad. It’s also versatile for those picky eaters — you can switch up the goats cheese for feta, or sub the beetroot for sweet potato or extra pumpkin.
Customise the filling by adding more feta or some ricotta for extra creaminess, some cheddar or parmesan for extra umami, or a pinch of chilli flakes for spice.(ABC Everyday: Hetty McKinnon)none
This take on spanakopita, the beloved hearty-but-light Greek spinach pie, uses puff pastry instead of the traditional filo, turning the pie into “sausage” rolls that are easy to whip up for your festive celebration. The chickpea salad is a bonus, too.
The saltiness and sharpness of cheddar works well with this dish but you could experiment with other cheeses such as parmesan, pecorino, or gruyère.(ABC Everyday: Hetty Lui McKinnon)none
While still beautifully cheesy, this is not your typical gratin. This recipe swaps gratin’s usual cream for a vibrant gochujang (a spicy and increasingly popular Korean red chilli paste) accented tomato sauce, which brings nuance to this textural sweet potato bake.
Feel free to use whatever grain you wish, if freekeh isn’t available to you.(ABC Life: Tim Grey)none
There’s a lot to love in this recipe, with chewy freekeh, sweet roasted carrots, creamy goat cheese, crunchy pistachios, bright pomegranate seeds, and the star of the show: rich roasted red grapes.
If there are some patties left over, use them to make vegetable burgers the next day.(ABC Everyday: Heidi Sze)none
These filling veggie patties are a delicious balance of savoury with a touch of sweetness, and are a great accompaniment to a full plate of festive foods — or on a burger bun if you prefer.
If you can nab fresh spring peas, use them, but frozen peas work perfectly for this salad.(ABC Everyday: Hetty Lui McKinnon)none
This lively salad has a creamy, filling sauce gribiche made with hard-boiled eggs and a piquant mix of vinegar, cornichons, capers and mustard. Festive feast tip: make extra sauce gribiche to slather onto bread or mix through roast potatoes.
You could serve these corn riblets with a chipotle dipping sauce.(Supplied: Jan Cranitch)none
Vibrant sweet corn riblets with turmeric, pepper, lime and butter sauce are a modern take on the meat version and will make your festive table pop.