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The day of warm family gatherings and turkey eating is coming up, and it may mean a few things. In this pandemic, Thanksgiving might be a little bit different. For vegetarians, it might just be like any other – wondering what innovative meals you can cook up that even non-vegetarian family members will love.

We gathered 5 of our favorite vegetarian Thanksgiving Dishes for you to replace the classic turkey.

  1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Baked Tofu With Honey-Sesame Glaze

Looking for an Asian-style meal to spice up your Thanksgiving? Healthy, sweet, and spicy, this dish combines power foods like caramelized Brussel sprouts and tamari or soy sauce flavored crispy tofu cubes. Tossed in with brown rice and imbued with a homemade honey-sesame sauce. Finally, garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro for a refined, professional finish.

  1. California Fig and Farro Salad

Try this exotic salad that no one will expect on the Thanksgiving table. Another complex combination of different flavors – sweet and zesty – this dish is ripe with juicy dried figs, chewy farro, and the addition of feta cheese. With a squeeze of lemon, a dash of vinegar, shallots, mustard, black pepper, this arugula-based salad will give a beautiful, earthy dish to decorate your plate.

  1. Composed Waldorf Salad

The classic Waldorf Salad – now renovated for the vegetarian and non-vegetarian alike. And there’s another critical difference – it’s a deconstructed, more “composed” version. It’s a platter of all fruit and nut favorites, like apples, grapes, walnuts, pomegranate seeds, and crunchy sticks of celery beside a bowl of sweet, tangy mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and sour cream.

  1. Sweet Potato-and-Cauliflower Salad

With a selection of seasonal vegetables, this platter will ramp up the festive time of year. With roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower tossed with olive oil, this warming salad is mixed with a vinaigrette of olive oil, sherry vinegar, and lettuce. Finally, top it off with a delightful handful of pomegranate seeds.

  1. Wild Rice-and-Cider-Cranberry Pilaf

A warm dish of Autumnal classics, this rice pilaf is a delicious addition to any plate. A mixture of cinnamon, garlic, pepper, apple cider, and topped with cranberries provides a fragrant explosion of flavors. Throw in some scallions and onions for an aromatic crunch.

Try one of these recipes out, and let us know how it turns out!