For many around the world, November marks the beginning of the festive season. In Australia, the holiday season is the grooviest time of year – hotter weather, lots of get-togethers, crisp beers, and lots of yummy food.
If you’re planning a dinner or lunch this holiday season, you’ll want to make each of these meals count with a show-stopping centrepiece. There are a variety of delicious vegan roasts on the market to serve at your holiday feasts and parties this year.
Keep reading to find the perfect vegan roast for your holiday dinner!
Plant Based Celebration Roast by Field Roast
Made primarily of Vital Wheat Gluten, the Plant-Based Celebration Roast by Field Roast is an elegant and delectable option to serve at your social gatherings. This roast is crafted with sage, garlic and bread stuffing, served with porcini mushroom gravy. Simmer the gravy on your stovetop for a dark, rich and earthy experience that complements the roast in delicious ways. Take care not to overcook, otherwise this roast will quickly dry out. I like to serve this with rosemary potatoes and a kale salad. If you’re after a sweeter flavour profile, Field Roast also has created a Hazelnut & Cranberry Plant-Based Roast.
Vegan No Turkey Roast by Aldi
- The latest off-the-shelf meal to gain attention has been Aldi’s No Turkey Roast, which arrived in stores late October. This plant-based christmas roast is a BBQ flavoured, glazed soy and tofu coated, and filled with cranberry, apricot and pumpkin stuffing. It is designed to feed 2 people, weighing 350 grams and priced at $6.99 (AUD). The outside crisps very well whilst the inside remains soft. It is a good affordable and accessible roast option.
Vegan Nut Roast with Cranberries by Plantasy Foods
For those who do not like faux meat, the Plantasy Foods Nut Roast with Cranberries is a great option. This gluten-free vegan roast is made with premium ingredients, based on lentils and textured vegetable protein. Simply add 500ml of boiling water to the mixture, stir, pour into the loaf pan provided and bake. The flavour is decent, but I would recommend adding a gravy sauce otherwise it may be slightly dry. If you’re reheating, I recommend frying it in the pan until crispy and pairing it with caramelised onions for a delicious left-over experience.
Vegie Roast by Vegie Delights
The well trusted brand Vegie delights has created a plant-based Vegie Roast, packed with protein, iron and vitamin B12. I have used this like a traditional roast cooked in the oven, sliced and baked it in the air fryer, and used leftovers for toasties. This roast has an amazing macronutrient breakdown but it does have little flavour. That is why it is a great option for those with a bland palate. If you like more flavour, I would recommend marinating the roast in your own sauce before roasting.
Festive Roast by Suzy Spoon
This one is Josh’s favourite and has been a feature at his Christmas day lunch for the last 3 years. Every year he travels over to Perth to join his better half’s family for the festive period and enjoys a well prepared Festive Roast by Suzy Spoon. It has a delicious crunchy skin, while tasty and soft on the inside. It looks close to a traditional meat roast, so it fits well on the table (and trust us, is a hit every year!). Suzy Spoon offers a gluten free and a nut free option. Follow the instructions on-site for the best prep.
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