As a personal chef, a request I receive often is to prepare something for a client’s holiday vegetarian or vegan guest. It can really throw a host or hostess who is used to preparing a traditional holiday meal with all the trimmings for a loop!
A vegetarian or vegan guest at a holiday get-together is often the odd man or woman out–and they feel like it, too. However, many people are giving up meat for health and environmental reasons these days so a non-meat eater at Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday gatherings is becoming more commonplace these days. For some, it’s religious.
Make your vegetarian or vegan guest feel welcome with something from this delicious collection of 75 Amazing Appetizers, Sides, Mains and Desserts to Serve a Vegetarian or Vegan Guest This Holiday Season. This collection of meatless recipes is so good, your carnivorous guests are sure to enjoy them all, too!
Keep in mind that vegetarian and vegan are not the same thing:
- A vegan abstains from ALL animal products and proteins. Many of these recipes can be adapted to a vegan lifestyle by substituting plant-based products.
- A vegetarian may abstain from animal proteins but may also consume eggs and dairy. Things like chicken broth are NOT considered vegetarian.
Show your thoughtfulness by checking with your guest or guests on what they will or won’t eat and make them feel welcome at your holiday gathering.
Be sure to check out my Pinterest board for all things Vegetarian and Vegan!
Start the party off with these lovely appetizers even carnivores will love!
Sides, Salads and Soups
These lovely salads, side dishes and soups are the perfect accompaniment to a delicious meal!
The Main Dish
Your vegetarian or vegan guest is sure to love any of these hearty main courses!
Last but not least, a sweet ending to a delicious meal!