Happy Vegan Potluck Season! As the holidays ramp up, so do the opportunities to gather together and share some favorite family recipes. Unfortunately, the vegan options are usually pretty limited. Worry not! Whether you’re hosting or bringing, we have compiled some of our favorite yummy vegan protein-filled recipes that are totally worth sharing with a crowd!
First, The Savory
Sneaking vegan protein into the stacks of savory dishes is easier than you might think, and with these recipes everyone will want in. Give these hearty recipes a try!
Start with either (or both) Orgain’s Supergreens Hummus Recipe or Superfoods Beet Hummus Recipe. The Supergreens Hummus is very simple to assemble and can be whipped up at a moment’s notice. The Superfoods Beet Hummus is a bit more involved, but the beautiful pink pigment and unique flavor makes the extra effort well worth it.
Serve these protein hummus dips alongside carrot sticks, cucumber slices, cut-up peppers, and gluten free or seed crackers for a wholesome and delicious platter.
Lunch & Dinner
Orgain’s Twice-Baked Protein Sweet Potatoes are ideal for a more adventurous crowd. Savory, crunchy, and a little sweet, these protein-packed sweet potatoes are fit for an afternoon snack or alongside a salad as a main course. Skip the goat cheese topping to make them vegan!
Soups and chilis are a potluck staple, and for good reason! They are simple to cook and can feed a large crowd. Orgain Superfoods White Bean & Kale Soup Recipe can be made vegan by substituting the chicken stock for vegetable broth, omitting the sausages (or swapping for a vegan sausage alternative), and skipping the grated parmesan cheese topping. The white bean and kale soup is light but nutritious and perfect for a mid-afternoon gathering. Orgain Protein Butternut Squash Bisque can also be made vegan by substituting the chicken stock for vegetable broth. The squash bisque is creamy, hearty and a definite winner for vegans and omnivores alike.
Serve either soup with handfuls of crusty bread. Your fellow guests will certainly be sopping up every last drop.
And Then, The Sweets
If sweet treats are more your style (who can blame you?!) bring a dessert that will stand out from the box mix brownies and sugar cookies.
PB Popcorn Balls Recipe can be made vegan by swapping the honey for maple syrup or agave nectar. PB popcorn balls are the perfect combination of chewy and crunchy! We recommend wrapping each ball in parchment or plastic wrap to make sure they don’t get stale. (Although, some of us preferred the stale ones!)
Orgain’s Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownie Recipe is a delicious way to incorporate more nutrition, for a party or as part of your weekly routine! The peanut butter and maple syrup mask any hint of the beans. The texture is akin to regular brownies; ooey-gooey and dense.
Orgain’s Raw Brownies With Chocolate Avocado Icing Recipe is like brownie fudge. If you have a hectic schedule, they can easily be made a day or two ahead of time and stored in the fridge. While they are a bit more involved to make, these raw brownies are worth the extra time.
If you are not much of a chocolate fan, Orgain’s Almond Delight Protein Bars Recipe is for you! Swap the honey for maple syrup or agave nectar and just like that these protein bars are vegan. Almond Delight protein bars will be gobbled up in no time, so if you keep a few at home for yourself, we won’t tell anyone!
BONUS: A Beverage!
If you were asked to bring a beverage to share, consider whipping up a batch of Orgain’s Superfoods Super Punch!