9 Vegan Christmas Recipes to Master That Each Require 10 Ingredients or Less

Updated 12/04/18

If you've been asked to bring a plate on Christmas Day and need a few uncomplicated dishes to whip up, we've done the hard yards and found nine easy recipes you can master. We've turned to Minimalist Baker for simple recipes that are healthy, quick and each require 10 ingredients or less. 

We've gathered some dips for your platters and cheese boards, hearty salads, and desserts your whole family will enjoy (whether they have dietary requirements or not). 

Keep reading for nine quick and easy recipe ideas you can nail this Christmas Day. 

Sweet Potato and Avocado Green Salad

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This hearty salad that will go perfectly with a Christmas turkey, or tastes great on its own.

What you need:

  • Avocado
  • Maple syrup
  • Lemons 
  • Tahini
  • Sea Salt
  • Water
  • Greens 

Vegan Ricotta and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Salad

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Vegan ricotta (Minimalist Baker has a recipe) is simple to make and tastes great with fresh apples. You can also candy your nuts in sugar for extra sweetness. 

What you need: 

  • Vegan Ricotta
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Pine Nuts
  • Chickpeas
  • Pesto 
  • Lemon Juice
  • Greens

Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

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This dish is extremely simple and also light enough that you'll have plenty of room leftover for dessert.

What you need: 

  • Pecans
  • Arugula
  • Apples
  • Red Onion
  • Lemons
  • Maple Syrup
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Six-Ingredient Vegan Tzatziki

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Even though you can pick up tzatziki from the supermarket, making it yourself guarantees that it tastes fresh, and you can add your own spin to it.

What you need:

  • Cucumber
  • Coconut Yoghurt
  • Garlic
  • Dill
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemons
  • Olive Oil

Easy Probiotic-Cultured Vegan Cheese

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What's a summer event without an impressive cheeseboard? If any of your guests follow a vegan diet, you can create your own vegan cheese. And it's easier than you think!

What you need:

  • Raw Cashews or Slivered Almonds
  • Garlic
  • Lemon Juice
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Sea Salt
  • Water
  • Probiotic Capsules

Creamy Eggplant and Caramelised Onion Dip

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This dip is one of the best things you'll ever make. It only requires six ingredients (with an optional seventh) and goes perfectly with toasted pita bread.

What you need:

  • Eggplant
  • Brown Onion
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pita Bread (for serving) 

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

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This vegan peanut butter banana pudding will leave your guests asking for seconds.

What you need: 

  • Vegan Peanut Butter Pudding
  • Coconut Milk or Cream
  • Stevia
  • Bananas
  • Crushed Peanuts

No-Bake Vegan Brownies With Chocolate Ganache

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You can't go wrong with a batch of brownies and this is the kind of dessert that you can box up and send with your guests as a parting gift.

What you need:

  • Raw Walnuts
  • Raw Almonds
  • Dates
  • Cacao Powder
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Almond Milk
  • Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate
  • Coconut Oil
  • Powdered Sugar

Vegan Gluten-Free Raspberry Rhubarb Crisp

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Hosting a Christmas morning get-together? This festive rhubarb crisp is perfect when served with a side of Greek yoghurt.

What you need: 

  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Cane Sugar
  • Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
  • Almond Meal
  • Raw Pecans
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive Oil

Opening Image: Jessica Sepel

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