Energy Codes Online Course

44 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes So Good You Won’t Miss The Turkey

By: Laura Newcomer | Greatist

vegan thanksgiving recipes


There are worse things in life than not being able to eat the Thanksgiving turkey or take a bite out of Aunt Clarise’s famous pumpkin pie. But when the whole country is happily gathered around the holiday table, it can feel pretty isolating to be a person who can’t join in because of food restrictions (by choice or necessity).

Vegans—who choose to eschew all animal products and byproducts for environmental, health, and/or ethical reasons—are particularly hard-pressed to find viable fair amidst traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Luckily, this roundup of healthy, vegan recipes is here to help. Pick and choose your favorites from the list below for a delectable holiday meal that will have even meat-eaters reaching for seconds. Bon appétit!

Related Article: Holiday Recipes: A Plant Based Thanksgiving Menu To Be Thankful For

1. Wild Mushroom Croustades
Healthy fats from olive oil combine with garlic, onions, thyme, wild mushrooms, and (to match the festive spirit of the holidays) some sherry. Slices of crusty French baguette make this dish the perfect comfort food in colder weather.
2. Fresh Apple Tarts with Phyllo
Pretty, bite-sized tarts draw from very few ingredients: raisins, vegan margarine, tart apples, sugar, phyllo dough, and some booze (Armagnac, cognac, or rum — take your pick). They’re sweet enough to eat as a savory dessert, but savory enough to eat as a treat to whet the appetite.
3. Cumin Apple Chips
These sweet-and-savory, crunchy-and-chewy chips are as fun to eat as they are tasty. Cumin, cinnamon, and sugar dust tart apples for a surprising and healthy mix of flavors: Cumin has been shown to relieve indigestion and hypertension, while cinnamon (a superfood in our book!) has been shown to fight inflammation.
4. Flaxseed Crackers
Raw crackers? Believe it. Flaxseeds, carrots, ginger, garlic, curry powder, cumin, olive oil, cilantro, water, and tamari or miso paste make for a healthy, crunchy, surprisingly tasty dip transporter.
5. Coconut Crusted Tofu with Creamy Green Curry Dipping Sauce
These fancy little bites are vegan, gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, and grain-free — and yet we’re willing to bet they taste great. Coconut, green curry paste, and pineapple and lime juices make for a flavorful (and healthy!) pre-dinner snack.
6. Fig and Olive Tapenade
This recipe may be simple, but it will make you feel all kinds of fancy-schmancy. Kalamata olives, dried black mission figs, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, and (our favorite) one cup of sauvignon blanc combine to give this healthy tapenade a savory kick.
7. Vegan Spinach Dip
This bright green dish will pop on any table. Superfood spinach combines with garlic, lemon juice, parsley, arugula, and raw cashews for a healthier take on this classic appetizer.
8. Squash Parsley Dip
Celebrate fall with the seasonal flavors of butternut squash. Combine it with garlic, parsley, lime juice, paprika, and nut butter for a creamy, flavorful, protein-packed dip.

Related Article: Here's Why “Hallelujah” is the perfect Thanksgiving Song (And What It Means)

Soups, Salads, and Sides

Main Course


Get the recipes here…

Tags: , , , , ,


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on YouTube

1 Reader Comment

Trackback URL Comments RSS Feed

  1.' Susan Stringfellow says:

    Great article! I’m not sure if it’s just me but unfortunately, I can’t access any recipes. The names of the recipes aren’t serving as links. Let me know what I’m missing, if you have time. Thanks!

New Title

NOTE: Email is optional. Do NOT enter it if you do NOT want it displayed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the articles on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use' must obtain permission from the copyright owner. And, if you are a copyright owner who wishes to have your content removed, let us know via the "Contact Us" link at the top of the site, and we will promptly remove it.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.
Send this to a friend