Mouth-watering festive plant-based recipes

Whole spice and tahini roasted cauliflower with almond and herb pesto

These delicious plant-based dishes will take center-stage on your festive table!

Whole spice and tahini roasted cauliflower with almond and herb pesto

Whole spice and tahini roasted cauliflower with almond and herb pesto

The fairest cauli of them all! Something about slicing up a whole cauliflower to serve, like you would a roast, feels very ceremonious – perfect for serving when entertaining, or as a simple weeknight meal. This dish is filled with the nourishing benefits of veggies, herbs and spices, and has a good dose of healthy fats too.

 

Hasselback butternuts with bay leaves, cinnamon and sage

Hasselback butternuts with bay leaves, cinnamon and sage

Do you have vegans or vegetarians on your guest list over the holidays? Don’t fret! This delicious veggie-based dish is all you need to whip up an unforgettable spread. Be sure to make extra, though, as meat eaters will want to tuck in, too.

 

Whole roasted tomatoes stuffed with pecan nuts and goat’s cheese

Whole roasted tomatoes stuffed with pecan nuts and goat’s cheese

Lovely as a side or a main for vegetarian guests. You can assemble this dish up to 2 days ahead, store in the fridge and simply roast before serving.

 

Cauliflower steaks with tomato and chickpea sauce

Cauliflower steaks with tomato and chickpea sauce

Rustic and full of flavour.

 

Charcoal-smoked cabbage with maple-mustard vinaigrette

Charcoal-smoked cabbage with maple-mustard vinaigrette

A great way to use the hot coals of your braai while cooking your meat. You can also roast the cabbage in an oven set to 200˚C for 1 – 2 hours.

 

Sweet and sticky T-bone steak with blooming onions

Sweet and sticky T-bone steak with blooming onions

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