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9 vegan dinner party recipes to make your mouth water

by Malou Herkes

published on 18 December 2019

Got a bunch of friends coming round this weekend? We've hand-picked our favourite vegan dinner party recipes to get you cooking delicious, colourful, exciting dishes that will get everyone's tastebuds bursting. We're talking one-pot chillies and crispy pakoras, Friday night curries and pavlovas to impress. 

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Vegetable Chilli from Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats by Rachel Ama

Cooked in one pot, this chilli is easy to throw together and feed a crowd. Bring it to the table with the rice, sprigs of fresh coriander, sliced avocado and vegan crème fraîche, and let everyone help themselves. 

Order a copy of Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats here

vegan dinner party recipes Portobello Steaks and Butter Bean Mash from Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage 

Portobello Steaks and Butter Bean Mash from Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage 

Ottolenghi does it again with these flavour-packed mushroom steaks, slow-roasted in spicy, garlicky oil until gloriously tender. They take a minimal amount of prep, so you can relax with your guests while you let the oven do most of the work.

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vegan dinner party recipes 'Chicken' Supreme from One Pot Vegan by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook

'Chicken' Supreme from One Pot Vegan by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook

Fried oyster mushrooms have an uncanny resemblance to chicken. Cooked all in one pan in a rich, robust and creamy roux, and served up with green beans and crusty bread, this is a hit.

Order a copy of One Pot Vegan here.

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Sweet Potato Dhal with Cauliflower & Spinach Pakora from Green by Elly Pear

Spinach, squash and sweet potato dhal served up with yoghurt, naan or rice and deep-fried pakora is a real weekend feast. 

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Beetroot & Cumin Fritters from Peace and Parsnips by Lee Watson

Sweet, earthy beets and fragrant cumin make the perfect duo in these little fritters. Serve them with a herbaceous dill and horseradish yoghurt as a starter or with a selection of mezze.

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vegan dinner party recipes Squash and Sweet Potato Tagine from Ainsley’s Mediterranean Cookbook by Ainsley Harriott

Squash and Sweet Potato Tagine from Ainsley’s Mediterranean Cookbook by Ainsley Harriott

“Squash and sweet potato work beautifully with earthy, aromatic Moroccan spices and saffron”, says Ainsley. If you've got a well-stocked spice cupboard, this earthy winter tagine is easy on the wallet and really looks the part. Served with zesty lemon and pistachio couscous, this is a healthy, impressive vegan dinner that everyone will love.

Get a copy of Ainsley's Mediterranean Cookbook here.

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Chestnut and Cashew Wellington from The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness by The Happy Pear

Stuffed with nuts, celeriac, sage, thyme and with soy sauce for depth of flavour, this impressive Wellington is even better when served with cranberry sauce and homemade vegan gravy

Get a copy of The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness here

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Oyster Mushroom Po'Boy from Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota

Oyster mushrooms coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs, stuffed into a toasted bun with Thousand Island dressing, tomato slices, crunchy Cos lettuce and gherkins, this is an epic vegan twist on a New Orleans dish – serve it up to friends with cold beers. 

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Vegan Layered Pavlova with Coconut Cream from Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats by Rachel Ama

This clever vegan meringue is made with aquafaba instead of egg whites – aquafaba is the liquid from a can of pulses that whips into light meringues with a slight crisp outer shell. Finish with whipped coconut cream, fresh or frozen berries and a tasty and decorative berry drizzle.

Order a copy of Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats here.

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