By now you are probably in the firm grasp of fully-fledged Xmas madness – running around like a headless vegan, buying last minute presents and doing last minute prep.
I wondered what recipe would be suitable for today given that there is not much time left ahead of the main event and I concluded that a simple and eye-catching vegan Christmas salad would be a fitting tribute to your festive table.
After the splendour of the Beet Wellington I posted on Tuesday, I owe you something light, refreshing and less hearty to balance all the indulgence you are about to (or maybe have already) throw yourself into head first! 🙂 .
I certainly owe myself that as having sampled a few too many cookies and slices of said Wellington, I managed to put on weight ahead of Christmas…Most vegan dishes may be healthier than their omnivorous counterparts, but they still aren’t in the ‘ya can stuff your face like there is no tomorrow and you’ll stay slim regardless’ category of food 😉
This simple salad is very seasonal. It gets its pleasant crunch from a host of root vegetables: celeriac, carrots and beetroots punctuated by some slices of sour apple. It’s not strictly speaking especially ‘Christmassy’ as I would happily eat it anytime between October and March, but it has nice festive-looking colours which I thought make a nice change from the usual beiges and browns of puff pastry roulades and seitan roasts that typically adorn our Xmas tables. Happy Xmas!
PS: If you make my vegan Christmas salad, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. I love seeing your takes on my recipes!