By Sara Novak, Planet Green
Just because you don’t partake in the consumption of animal products, doesn’t mean that you should be left out of the enjoyment of this quintessential foodie holiday. With so many flavorful and completely delicious plant-based recipes out there, Thanksgiving is as much fun for vegans as it is for meat-eaters. And even if you’re not a vegan and you just want to up your consumption of vegetables, these recipes are the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving feast. Also, be sure to check out more recipes in a Bird-Free Thanksgiving Feast.
1. Emeril’s Tuscan Bean Soup
This bean soup is a hearty way to start off this vegan feast. The recipe offers parmesan cheese as an option which you would obviously omit as it doesn’t have a whole lot of impact on the recipe. The rustic nature of this recipe lends itself to the perfect vegan harvest dinner. You could also gut small pumpkins and cut their tops off to use them as bowls for some added festive flair. Other vegan soup options include Turkish Lentil Soup or White Bean Soup with Greens and Rosemary.
2. Homemade Focaccia
Pair your soup with homemade focaccia. It’s simple to make and once you learn how, you’ll never return to the store bought variety again. It’s crusty on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. The flavor of rosemary and a pinch of salt meld perfectly with the earthy olive oil coating.
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