14 Vegan Winter Solstice Recipes to Celebrate the Season

Vegan Winter Recipes

Winter is an opportune time to get some cooking done! This collection of vegan winter solstice recipes will get you and your loved ones in-tune with the season. They’re perfect for any winter holiday and to celebrate brighter days ahead.

1. Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad

Winter vegetable salad
Winter vegetable salad. Photo: Andrea Potischman.

This roasted winter veggie salad recipe by Andrea Potischman, founder of Simmer + Sauce, is super healthy and filling. You can get the recipe here on UniGuide.

2. Balsamic Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts

My dad, Eddie, recommended this roasted Brussels sprouts recipe by Kevin O’ Leary. The combination of balsamic vinegar with honey strikes just the right balance of tangy and sweet. I know because my dad has cooked these for our family a few times.

For my vegan friends, you can substitute the real honey with Bee Free Honee, maple syrup, or brown rice syrup.

Here’s a video from Kevin Is Cooking on how to make them:

You can get the full recipe here.

3. Vegan Dumplings

In Japan, tihe wnter solstice is called Tōji. And like other cultures around the world, people love to get together and eat! These vegan dumplings are a perfect way to honor the occasion. Here’s a view from Tabi Eats that show you how to make them, and get you can get the full recipe on their YouTube channel.

4. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

Ah, the perfect winter comfort food – scalloped potatoes! This vegan recipe by Monson Made This is extra creamy because it’s make with cashews. Here’s a video on how to make this dish:

You can get the full recipe here.

5. Vegan Acorn Squash Chili

Vegan acorn squash chili
Vegan acorn squash chili. Photo: Veg Obsession.

This seasonal chili is perfect for rainy or snowy winter days. Chili powder and paprika give it a zesty kick. Get the recipe here.

6. Vegan Butternut Squash Al Pastor Tacos

It’s practically a requirement to make at least one winter solstice recipe with butternut squash. These vegan tacos are an unusual twist on other traditions. The term al pastor is Spanish and it means “shepherd style.” Typically al pastor tacos are made with grilled pork. This recipes from Tasty turns that notion on its head with marinaded squash that will win over even the most hardcore carnivores.

7. Stuffed Butternut Squash (Pizza Style)

Here’s another satisfying and healthy vegan butternut squash recipe. This one, from Life of Rip, puts pizza-style toppings on butternut squash.

8. Vegan Butternut Squash Pizza

Vegan butternut squash pizza
Vegan butternut squash pizza. Photo: Jennifer Drummond.

Here’s an easy butternut squash pizza by Jennifer Drummond. It has a super crunchy crust that’s made with flat out bread or a tortilla. The original recipe calls for goat cheese, so I included some info on making vegan goat cheese with the recipe here on UniGuide.

9. Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Vegan Mac and CheeseHere’s one of the best food ambassadors I’ve seen for turning carnivores on to the plantbased way: vegan mac and cheese. In all, there are nine different recipes for delicious, plantbased macaroni and cheese. You can check them out here on UniGuide.

10. Vegan Lasagna

Vegan whole wheat lasagna with mushrooms recipe
Vegan whole wheat lasagna with mushrooms. Photo: Ruxandra Micu, Gourmandelle.

Another hearty food to celebrate the winter solstice: vegan lasagna. This recipe by Ruxandra Micu is made wholewheat lasagna and portobello mushrooms. It’s the perfect meal before a day of snowboarding or other fun winter activities. You can get the recipe here on UniGuide.

11. Vegan Gingerbread

Vegan Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce Recipe
Vegan Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce. Photo: The Gifted Photographer.

Where would the winter holidays be without gingerbread? This recipe comes with a side of tangy lemon cream sauce. Get the recipes here on UniGuide.

12. Vegan Chocolate Yule Log

Vegan Chocolate Yule Log
Vegan chocolate yule log. Image: Juliet Sear.

An Old Norse tradition, a Yule log is the perfect way to celebrate the winter solstice. This recipe is by Juliet Sear. You can get the full recipe on YouTube.

13. Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Egg Nog
Vegan egg nog. Photo: Andrea Potischman.

For the eggnog lovers out there, there’s a new recipe to try: plantbased eggnog with almond milk. Chef Andrea Potischman makes it super delicious with coconut, almonds, dates, cinnamon, and other seasonal ingredients. Get the recipe here.

14. Mulled Wine with Cinnamon and Brandy

Spicy Mulled Wine Recipe
Mulled wine. Photo: Andrea Potischman.

In ancient cultures around the world, the winter solstice didn’t go by without a little bit of partying. Thismulled wine recipe is the perfect way to top off the darkest evening of the year. Get the recipe here.

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