Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Our favorite seasonal vegan-friendly recipes for the Thanksgiving table.

Butternut Squash Pepe Soup

Butternut Squash Pepe Soup

Flaming Scotch bonnet chiles lend an invigorating jolt to this African version of the ubiquitous fall soup.Ryan Liebe
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Perfect Brown Rice

Cooking brown rice, or at least cooking it well, is tricky. Here is our technique for making light and fluffy rice.Matthew Taylor-Gross

Onion Fennel and Mushroom Soup

Onion Fennel and Mushroom Soup
A variety mushrooms gives nuance to this hearty vegetarian soup. Any assortment of fresh mushrooms will work and you can change those flavorful notes by switching up the combination each time you make it. Get the recipe »Farideh Sadeghin
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Roasted Mushrooms with Chile-Lemon Oil

Mixed mushrooms are tossed with chile-lemon oil and roasted, resulting in a flavorful, umami-packed dish.Matt Taylor-Gross
Fried Artichoke Hearts with Taratur Sauce

Fried Artichoke Hearts with Taratur Sauce

We found this recipe—a flavorful local favorite, in which tender artichoke bottoms are fried and served with an intense, tahini-based sauce—at al-Az, a casual but well-known restaurant in Damascus.Helen Rosner
Carrot and Pistachio Salad

Carrot and Pistachio Salad

Carrots are roasted before being topped with crunchy pistachios and a sweet fig vinaigrette in a simple salad from Eli and Max Sussman's Classic Recipes for Modern People (Olive Press, 2015). Get the recipe for Carrot and Pistachio Salad »Matt Taylor-Gross

Soy-Braised Kabocha Squash

Soy-Braised Kabocha Squash
Braising—with a healthy dose of soy—is one of our favorite ways to bring out the texture and flavor of winter squash.Maxime Iattoni

Apple and Kale Salad with Black Sesame and Cashews

Apple and Kale Salad with Black Sesame and Cashews
Crunchy cashews coated with maple syrup and sesame seeds, and a boldly piquant dressing of Shanxi vinegar, add texture and verve to the classic kale salad.Matt Taylor-Gross
Roasted Potatoes with Lemon Olive Oil

Roasted Potatoes with Lemon Olive Oil

Simple roasted baby potatoes with whole garlic cloves are the perfect foil for a zesty lemon and olive oil emulsion.Ingalls Photography
Tofu, Long Bean, and Crispy Shallot Vinaigrette with Black Bean Vinaigrette

Tofu, Long Bean, and Crispy Shallot Vinaigrette with Black Bean Vinaigrette

Crisp-tender Chinese long beans pair with silky tofu and an umami-rich dressing for this simple chilled salad from chef Matt Wilkinson.André Baranowski
Brussels Sprouts with Horseradish and Pomegranate

Brussels Sprouts with Horseradish and Pomegranate

The caramelized brussels sprouts are garnished with sweet pomegranate seeds and tossed with horseradish to give this dish a kick.Andre Baranowski
Onion and Poppy Seed Bialys

Onion and Poppy Seed Bialys

These soft and chewy cousins of bagels are a stalwart of Polish bakeries, where their hole-less centers are filled with caramelized onions and poppy seeds. Get the recipe »Todd Coleman
Parsley and Onion Salad

Parsley and Onion Salad

Fresh onions add cool spice to this simple parsley salad.Todd Coleman
Pan-Fried Eggplant with Balsamic, Basil, and Capers

Pan-Fried Eggplant with Balsamic, Basil, and Capers

Creamy, mild eggplant pairs with briny capers, floral basil, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction for a knockout appetizer or side dish.Landon Nordeman
Lentil and Beet Salad with Lavender-Mustard Vinaigrette

Lentil and Beet Salad with Lavender-Mustard Vinaigrette

A honey-sweetened dressing of orange juice infused with lavender lends floral notes to a hearty lentil salad.James Oseland
Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

A simple salad of raw shredded kale and Brussels sprouts is a refreshing variation on cold weather's ubiquitous green vegetables.Helen Rosner
Green Beans and Tomatoes

Green Beans and Tomatoes

In so many green bean casseroles, the beans are cooked well past the point of mushy. In this recipe they keep some snap.Todd Coleman
Hummus with Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

Hummus with Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

A tangle of fried mushrooms provides textural contrast and a savory boost to this silky hummus.Todd Coleman

Poached Pears

Poached Pears
With a little fernet, vanilla, and crystalized ginger, pears are the centerpiece of this simple Passover dessert. Get the recipe for Poached Pears »Matt Taylor-Gross

Gemelli with Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower

Gemelli with Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower
Cauliflower roasted until sweet with garlic and cumin gets tossed with toothsome gemelli pasta, golden raisins, and slivered almonds for crunch.Helen Rosner