Plant Based Festive Feast Recipe

This year, nearly 10% of the nation is looking to ditch traditional Christmas dishes in favour of plant based options so it’s unsurprising that searches for ‘vegan christmas dish ideas’ have increased by 64%, as home cooks look for dish inspiration for their festive spreads.

To deliver on taste, here’s a meaty plant based dish that’s quick, easy and delicious for any festive meal. It’s rich in Christmas flavours with a touch of festive elegance from the clean label plant-based meat brand, Planted.

Festive Orange & Cranberry Plant-Based Feast with Couscous and Pomegranate 


3 tablespoons orange marmalade

3 tablespoons cranberry sauce

Pinch Chinese 5 spice powder

100ml orange juice

1 star anise

Planted Kebab Original (available at Tesco)

500g long stemmed broccoli, trimmed

Extra fresh pomegranate seeds, to garnish

Add the marmalade, cranberry sauce and 5 spice powder with the Kebab in a large bowl to marinate overnight. Transfer the marinated meat to a baking dish and cover with orange juice and star anise, cover with foil and cook in the oven for 40 minutes. For the last 5 minutes, add the tenderstem broccoli to the baking dish and cook until tender.

Meanwhile, make the jeweled couscous:

Serves 6


150g wholewheat couscous

150ml hot vegetable stock

2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint

2 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds

100g fresh pomegranate seeds

In a bowl, add the couscous and hot stock, cover for 10 minutes until absorbed. Gently stir in the remaining ingredients and make a light balsamic glaze for couscous.

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