This Thanksgiving will be different than what we’re used to. COVID-19 has made it difficult for us to follow through with our traditions, so we’re bound to make new ones while we wait for bigger gatherings to become safe again. Some may be cooking for themselves for the first time, for a smaller family gathering, or just their friends. No matter what you have in store for this holiday, this blog offers vegan and vegetarian bites that are not only healthy but super delicious, you can’t help but share.
Kale & White Bean Artichoke Dip
This Kale & White Bean Artichoke Dip is rich in protein and delicious. It’s loaded with antioxidants, high in fiber, and has other really great benefits. It’s the perfect side dish, or appetizer to enjoy with family and friends. You can prepare them whole or used canned artichoke hearts - they’re the best additions for this dip, and you can also use them for pasta, salads, and grilled vegetables. This dish can be paired with toasted baguettes, veggies, crackers, or tortilla chips! It’s definitely considered a veggie dish because cheese is involved, but if you’re completely vegan, try replacing this dairy product with your favorite vegan cheese. Feel free to also replace the milk in this creamy delicious dip with almond milk instead! This baked dip will be a tasty addition to the table, and one we really enjoy!
Pumpkin Soup is the absolute best thing to enjoy in the fall. Roasted pumpkin and a side of kale is a holiday treat! This recipe only requires 7 ingredients: pumpkin, coconut milk, maple syrup, veggie stock, shallot, garlic, and seasoning (salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon). This warm and savory soup can be served right before the main dishes, as a side, or even dessert. It’s healthy, a little sweet, and pairs well with kale. If you wanted to spice up this dish, you could roast and chop some kale veggies and sprinkle them on the top. Leftovers can be easily stored in the fridge and enjoyed later in the winter months, as comforting lunch, or meal.
Chickpea Shawarma Dip
Who doesn’t love a great dish with hummus? This vegan dish is the perfect food for sharing and packed with middle eastern flavor. You can pair this dish with pita, falafel, roasted sweet potatoes, and so much more! Not only is this dish vegan, but this dish is also gluten-free. The ingredients here aren’t as simple as the other two we have listed for great dishes to enjoy during the holidays, but it's definitely worth it! It takes about 30 minutes to prepare but could take you a little longer if you decide to make your hummus from scratch. This dish has a three-day lifespan but we’re certain it won’t last that long at the dinner table.
These vegetarian and vegan dishes will definitely make you a hit during your Thanksgiving dinner! If you want to look for more recipes, search for the plant-based Thanksgiving dish, and let us know what you picked!