23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party

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Want to do something unique for your holiday gathering this year? Why not come together over vegan Chinese recipes that everyone can agree on? It will be perfect! 

When you’re tired of serving all the same old holiday things, vegan Chinese recipes will shake things up. Healthy, delicious, and exciting, these 23 vegan Chinese recipes are sure to delight your whole crew!

Want to do something unique for your holiday gathering this year? Why not come together over vegan Chinese recipes that everyone can agree on? It will be perfect! {Vegan, Vegetarian}

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party

Appetizers

Start things off with vegan dumplings that get their wonderful texture from a blend of veggies, tofu, and vermicelli, all with awesome aromatic flavors. Chinese pickled cabbage makes a nice side to crunch on and add on top of your other appetizers. Everyone will love the Chinese cucumber salad and Szechuan spicy peanuts too. But the real show-stopper, vegan dan dan noodles, may just disappear faster than anything else. 

Homemade Vegan Dumplings (素菜锅贴)

Homemade Vegan Dumplings (素菜锅贴)

Chinese Pickled Cabbage

Chinese Pickled Cabbage

Easy Chinese Cucumber Salad (拍黄瓜)

Easy Chinese Cucumber Salad (拍黄瓜)

Vegan Dan Dan Noodles

Vegan Dan Dan Noodles

Szechuan Spicy Peanuts (黄飞鸿花生, Huang Fei Hong Spicy Peanuts)

Szechuan Spicy Peanuts (黄飞鸿花生, Huang Fei Hong Spicy Peanuts)

Main Dishes

Those appetizers will be a tough act to follow, but these main dishes should do the trick. Tofu is the perfect protein for these vegan Chinese recipes. The flavors of General Tso replace chicken with tofu. Crispy marinated tofu and home style tofu are other dishes that offer a surprising taste and texture sensation.

Round out the rest of the table with veggies as the star of the dish. Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce and Buddha’s delight are both popular takeout items that are easier (and tastier!) to make yourself. You can make vegetarian chow mein or Kung Pao Cauliflower too. And if you’re looking for vegan Chinese recipes that put a unique spin on a regular holiday dish no matter if it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, try the curried vegan green bean casserole and vegetarian duck

Vegetarian Duck (素鸭) Vegan Holiday Loaf

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Vegetarian Duck (素鸭) Vegan Holiday Loaf

Crispy Marinated Tofu

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Crispy Marinated Tofu

Curried Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Curried Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Home Style Tofu (家常豆腐)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Home Style Tofu (家常豆腐)

Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce (红烧茄子)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce (红烧茄子)

Buddha’s Delight (Jai, Chinese Vegetarian Stew)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Buddha’s Delight (Jai, Chinese Vegetarian Stew)

Kung Pao Cauliflower (宫保菜花)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Kung Pao Cauliflower (宫保菜花)

Vegetarian Chow Mein (素菜炒面)

Vegetarian Chow Mein (素菜炒面)

General Tso Tofu (Crispy Tofu without Deep Frying)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - General Tso Tofu (Crispy Tofu without Deep Frying)

Side Dishes

Don’t forget how important side dishes are. Instant Pot lentil soup is one of the best choices because you can set it and forget it. Try Napa cabbage stir-fry, baby bok choy stir-fry, or fried cabbage to get more greens to your gang. 

Instant Pot Lentil Soup (Chinese Style)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Instant Pot Lentil Soup (Chinese Style)

Napa Cabbage Stir Fry with Vinegar Sauce (醋溜白菜)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Napa Cabbage Stir Fry with Vinegar Sauce (醋溜白菜)

4-Ingredient Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - 4-Ingredient Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry

Chinese 4-Ingredient Fried Cabbage

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Chinese 4-Ingredient Fried Cabbage

Desserts

Make sure everyone saves room for dessert! They won’t want to miss the luscious vegan mango pudding! Chinese desserts tend to be very different from Western ones with focus on black sesame soup or red bean soup. Sticky rice is a popular ingredient for making desserts too, due to its fun texture, where eight treasure rice and mango sticky rice will pleasantly surprise you. 

Vegan Mango Pudding

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Vegan Mango Pudding

Eight Treasure Rice (八宝饭, Chinese Rice Pudding)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Eight Treasure Rice (八宝饭, Chinese Rice Pudding)

Black Sesame Soup (黑芝麻糊)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Black Sesame Soup (黑芝麻糊)

Mango Sticky Rice

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Mango Sticky Rice

Red Bean Soup (红豆汤)

23 Vegan Chinese Recipes for Your Next Holiday Dinner Party - Red Bean Soup (红豆汤)

Now all you need is to invite your favorite friends to join you for these vegan Chinese recipes at your next holiday dinner party. Make it even more fun by cooking it together or having everyone try their hand at making a dish!

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  1. Richard Tunner says:

    Such a great list recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Sabrina says:

    thank you for all of these! so many to choose from, much appreciated!

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