‘We’ve got everything from amazing new centerpieces that will totally wow the family, through to plant-based versions of favorite trimmings’
Tesco has announced its festive offering for 2020 and it features new impressive plant-based dishes plus its 2019 Christmas favorite: The Plant Chef Pigless Blankets for a starter or side.
This year’s highlight includes a ‘first of its kind’ whole vegan turkey crown and plenty of vegan luxurious treats including addition to its Wicked Kitchen and Plant Chef ranges.
‘Complete plant-based holiday experience’
According to executive chef and director of plant-based innovation Derek Sarno, Tesco is offering a “complete plant-based holiday experience” for those eating less meat or are full-on vegan.
“We’ve got everything from amazing new centerpieces that will totally wow the family, through to plant-based versions of favorite trimmings including pigless blankets,” Sarno said.
“And don’t forget the beautiful selection of desserts and sweet treats – no one has to miss out this Christmas.”
Starters, nibbles and sides
The retailer has veganized popular party food favourites to launch a tasty range of vegan-friendly starters and nibbles.
The selection includes Plant Chef No Mozzarella Sticks, which come filled with mozzarella-style vegan cheese with a crispy breadcrumb coating.
Other nibbles include finger licking Wicked Kitchen No-Chicken Drumettes, and Wicked Kitchen No-Prawn Firecracker Dippers. The prawn-free nibbles are made from soybeans seasoned with kicks of spice and a smoky BBQ sauce to make it look and taste like the real deal.
While last year’s plant-based Plant Chef Pigless Blankets is back on popular demand, the supermarket giant is also launching Plant Chef Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls made with pea protein and vegetable suet with sage and onion.
The Roasting Roots Rainbow Carrots & Parsnips with Thyme comes pre-prepared and all to need to do is roast it on the big day.
For mains, the supermarket has four mouthwatering tasty meat-free mains. First up is the Wicked Kitchen Wellington that serves as the perfect plant-based centrepiece. The flaky pastry is filled with a tasty seasoned pea protein, onion and garlic sautéed porcini and chestnut mushroom duxelles.
The Plant Chef Meat-Free Festive Vegan Roast is made with pea protein and caramelised red onions. If you want a classic nut roast then opt for the Plant Chef Festive Nut Roast & Gravy, which is deliciously prepared blending peanut and hazelnut and topped with apricots and cranberries.
And the first of its kind Wicked Kitchen No-Turkey Roast Crown combines savoury soy and wheat protein topped with vegan coconut melt and a traditional sage and onion stuffing.
Describing the dish, Sarno said: “It all comes down to texture and using a combination of soy and wheat proteins, kind of like a seitan. It’s the first one of its kind and we’re really excited to be able to launch that this year,”
“The flavorings are just amazing. It’s a great centerpiece.”
“If it were me I’d be enjoying all of these centerpieces at the same time,” he added.
The retailer’s lineup for desserts is equally impressive. This year it will launch a Wicked Kitchen Ginger Chai Cake and Plant Chef Mince Pies.
The ginger-spiced chai tea-soaked cake is flavoured with cinnamon-sugar and studded with caramelised ginger pieces.
Tesco’s Christmas items will debut across three months starting from August.
Share this story to let others know of Tesco’s new plant-based Christmas range.
Vegan culture, food, beauty & more
- Mohsina Dodhiya
- 29th June 2022
Rising food costs are motivating Brits to adjust their diets. While vegan food has always been branded more expensive than its meat counterpart, a new survey has busted this myth by showing that Brits are changing their eating habits with more individuals ditching meat in favor of vegan food. The survey The Vegan Society hosted …
- Mohsina Dodhiya
- 27th June 2022
“As the US military continues to seek ways to best support the overall health and diverse needs of its loyal service members, we’re calling on lawmakers to require all branches of the military to provide plant-based MRE options.” The majority of US military members want vegan Meals, Ready to Eat (MRE), according to a new …
All the quizzes you love to binge!
- Marlon Farrugia
- 10th January 2020
How much vegan knowledge do you have stored away? Do you have to Google your way through a shopping trip, or do you have all the bad E-numbers memorised? Find out now with this quiz. Marlon Farrugia Marlon Farrugia is a freelance writer from Brighton. He has been a dedicated vegan for many years, and …
- Marlon Farrugia
- 13th October 2019
Spook Season approaches. There will be ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and glucose. You need a costume, and you want to it to show off your personality, which means VEGAN. But what to choose? Take our quiz to find out your perfect outfit. Marlon Farrugia Marlon Farrugia is a freelance writer from Brighton. He has been a …
- Marlon Farrugia
- 26th September 2019
“If you were a vegetable, what kind would you be?” A question that has tormented humanity throughout the ages – until now. Read: QUIZ: If you score 19/20 on THIS quiz, you’re a Vegan God Marlon Farrugia Marlon Farrugia is a freelance writer from Brighton. He has been a dedicated vegan for many years, and …