Choosing the menu for your wedding doesn’t need to be one of the most hated tasks on your to-do list. The same thing can be said for weddings that have dietary restrictions such as having vegetarians as guests. Here is a list of highly recommended vegan dishes from hors d’oeuvres to dessert.
- Hors d’oeuvres
- Vegan Mozzarella sticks
This can be prepared using flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, panko for breadcrumbs and palm. Don’t forget to serve it with marinara sauce.
- Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls
Lentil balls are perfect for festivities. Aside from the main ingredients, they are also packed with cranberries, spiced with thyme, oregano, rosemary and kale. Sherry vinegar will elevate the taste of the mushrooms.
- Salads and soups
- Watermelon Gazpacho
For weddings scheduled during the summer, this is a light and refreshing cold soup that will highlight the sweetness of watermelon. Add some onions, garlic, cucumber, herbs, pepper, salt and olive oil. A perfect balance between sweetness and spice will be achieved.
- Apple and Grape Salad with Cinnamon Spice
This is a salad that guests will enjoy during winter. The combination of pan-fried grapes and apples with cinnamon will surely bring in the heat that you need during the day.
- Formal Entrees
- Tofu in Red Wine Mushroom Sauce
To replace meat in your entrée, use tofu. Elevate its elegance by using red wine and mushrooms to give you a warm, rich and satisfying taste. Your guests will surely want to go back for a second or third serving.
- Tofu Scallops
Even vegans love scallops! The combination of kelp flakes, kosher salt and old bay seasoning and lemon will enhance the flavor of seafood. You can serve this in a scampi or with pasta.
- Lemon Coconut Curd Cupcakes
Desserts should only be light so that the guests don’t feel too heavy to dance. This coconut cake just hits the spot with its moistness, sweet lemon curd filling and lemon meringue buttercream on top.
- Coconut Panna Cotta
This recipe is quite simple, but will surely delight your guests. Just mix heavy cream and coconut milk. Add some macadamia nuts on top in order to give it a sweet and nutty crunchiness.
Do you still think that planning a vegetarian menu is a challenge? Having special dietary restrictions doesn’t mean that the food to be served will be plain and boring. With the help of a professional wedding caterer, pulling off these vegan recipes will definitely be easy.
Written by bleu events, one of the top caterers Columbia, MO has to offer.