Its time to celebrate that brand new golden year just around the corner with a festive, plant-powered party! Enjoy some of my sparkliest, prettiest, plant-based recipes perfect for your holiday celebration with my New Years Eve Plant-Based Party Recipes.
11 New Years Eve Plant-Based Party Recipes
If youre looking for a light, herbal cocktailIve got your number with this aromatic champagne sparkler. Its theperfect drink to showcase for New Years. And with less than 100 calories per serving, youll feel indulged without the indulgence.
Eggplant Pecan Pt (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Im sharing the perfect traditional recipe to healthify your festive party. Pt is a traditional spread made from animal liver, butter, mayo and spices. I took this idea and turned it into a healthy, completely plant-based (vegan) version in my Eggplant Pecan Pt, which calls upon some of the same classic flavorsmustard, thyme, allspiceto create a savory, creamy spread that works wonderfully well as a party appetizer.
Green Pea Hummus (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
I love adding a new twist to hummus. And this green pea hummus is just the thing. The addition of peas adds a warm, spring green flair to this classic hummus. Not to mention the addition of more fiber, protein, and phytochemicals found in those petite peas. Making your own homemade hummus is a cinchjust throw these 6 ingredients (not including pantry staples) into the blender or food processor, and whiz them up to make creamy, delicious hummus in no time.
Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower with Ranch Dip (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Are you in love with this plant-powered dish as much as I am? I still remember the first time I tasted Buffalo Cauliflower in a cool, trendy restaurant in Silver Lake a few years ago. And ever since then its been popping up on restaurant menus all over the place. Unfortunately, many of those Buffalo Cauliflower dishes at restaurants (as well as the Internet) are hardly healthy. I did some research on how to make this divine, spicy dish, and discovered that many classic recipes are loaded down with butter and oils. So, I created a lighter, oven-baked version in this Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower with Ranch Dip recipe, thats still rich in flavor, I promise! Make a batch and watch these babies disappear!
Completely plant-based (vegan), the soup is quick and easy to make. Just roast the squash in the oven or on a grill, saut the veggies and herbs in a pot with broth, and then whiz it all up in a blender. Garnish with crunchy, nutty hazelnuts, fresh herbs, balsamic vinegar, and EVOO to make the soup really sing. And, if you have a smoker, try smoking the squash to add a hint of sweet-smokiness to the soup.
Heres a fun, hearty twist on a classic tabbouleh. Whip up this recipe as a rustic side dish for your party menu. Make it gluten-free by substituting a gluten-free grain.
German Potato Beet Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
A German-style potato salad is simple, tangy and served warm. I added a pop of brightness with the addition of another root vegetablebeets. This easy, wholesome German Potato Beet Salad is the perfect complement to your party table.
If youre trying to shine the light on plant foods this holiday, try making a plant-based entre alternative. One of my favorite options is veggie meatballssavory little balls filled with the goodness of beans, grains, vegetables, and herbs. These crispy veggie balls are filled with the earthy, holiday flavors of golden beets, white beans, sage, and hazelnuts. Serve them with this easy, plant-based almond crema dip flavored with cranberries and sage.
Sage White Bean Veggie Balls with Pomegranate Mandarin Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
This recipe for Sage White Bean Veggie Balls with Pomegranate Mandarin Sauce is perfect for your party appetizer platter. These little veggie ball disappear so quicklyeven my carnivore friends snatch them up. If you have extras, you can freeze them for later on. The sauce, made with pomegranate and mandarin orange, is just the perfect amount of sweet and tart, offering a wonderful accompaniment for the earthy flavors of the veggie balls.
Maple and Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Who doesnt love roasted Brussels sprouts these days? These cruciferous veggies have gone from hated to adored over the past couple of years. And the chief reason is the discovery that these petit choux (small cabbages) roast up so nicely. This easy winter roasted recipe calls upon maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, cranberries, hazelnuts, red onions, and rosemary to really bring on the flavor. These Maple and Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts will be one of your favorite dishes at your holiday party.
Tollhouse Pan Cookies (Vegan)
These easy Tollhouse Pan Cookies are completely plant-based. Just pat the dough into a baking sheet and slice them into irregular squares for a simple, delicious treat. Theyre super served warm fresh out of the oven!
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