Veggies in Blankets – A Very Vegan Christmas

Serves: 6

Time: 1 hour

Price: €4.29 – €0.72 per portion

Pigs in blankets were always one of my favourite parts of Christmas dinner, so since I keep the little piggies off my plate now I wanted to prove to myself that it was possible to veganize this traditional side! And I DID IT!

I’m delighted to share this recipe with you as it shows that you don’t need animals on your plate to enjoy “all the trimmings”.

You will need:

  • 6 vegan sausages
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 carrot – sliced thinly, I used a peeler

I chose these vegan sausages because they are slightly thinner and more like a chipolata. The “no porkies” ones from Iceland would work great for this, too – or the Linda McCartney rosemary and red onion sausages as their flavour is quite festive!

How to make it:

Add the tamari, maple syrup, liquid smoke and garlic powder into a dish then lay the carrot strips in for their cold bath. Marinate this for at least 30mins – you can leave it overnight if you want but 30 mins is the minimum.

Wrap your cruelty-free piggies in the carrot strips and bake or grill until the sausages are cooked through – this will vary depending on your sausage choice. You can add a little bit of oil at this stage if you want them to look nice and glazed but that’s not essential!

That’s it – serve with your Christmas roast and watch as all your guests are amazed at you pulling off vegan pigs-in-blankets.

The final Christmas dessert will be up tomorrow so make sure to follow the blog so that you don’t miss out!

Let me know if you try this recipe by commenting down below and tagging me on Instagram! If you have any suggestions on ways you improved this recipe or your own little additions, please share!  Also feel free to share/pin this recipe on Pinterest!

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