Today’s advent calendar door brings us to the Vegan Christmas Dinner main dish. A whole spiced roasted cauliflower with spicy lentils, this would make the perfect centre piece at any Christmas meal! To catch up on all of the Vegan Advent Calendar posts, click here!
One of the big dilemmas of the holiday season is what to cook for a vegan coming round for Christmas dinner, or what to make for yourself for Christmas dinner, that isn’t, well, nut roast. Is it just me who’s sick of nut roast already? Christmas dinner is one of the most important meals of the year, often one of the only times the whole family is around the table together, so a good meal is a must.
This spiced cauliflower is bursting with great flavour, sitting on a bed of spicy, thick lentils, it’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The lentils are gently spicy and intensely tomato-ey, and they add a real heartiness to the dish.
It’s also one of the easiest recipes you will ever make, there’s almost no prep involved, and the majority of the time needed is hands off. Just some chopping and light frying at the beginning. Then, I would suggest you enjoy a nice glass of wine with some Christmas music on, while the stove and the oven do the hard work for you ;)