Friends Over For Dinner = Amazing Vegan Dinner Party Recipes!


Pecan Crusted Eggplant with Cashew Cream Sauce, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Asparagus and Carrots

Pecan Crusted Eggplant with Cashew Cream Sauce, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Asparagus and Carrots

Cashew cream sauce

1 cup non-dairy milk
2/4 cup cashews
1 tbs Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
1/2 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs olive oil
splash white wine vinegar
2 tbs parsley
salt and pepper

Process cashews and milk in food processor until smooth. Cut garlic and sauté in olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the cashew cream and mustard. Bring to a boil and simmer for 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and set aside.

Pecan crusted eggplant

2 baby eggplants
1/4 cup pecans
3 tbs bread crumbs
2 tbs rosemary
salt and pepper

Peel and slice the eggplant so it resembles steak and set aside.

Add pecans, bread crumbs, rosemary, salt and pepper to food processor and blend until fine crumbs.

Dredge the eggplant in the cashew cream and then the bread crumbs. Fry in olive oil on medium heat until eggplant is a bit mushy and the breading is a golden brown.

Asparagus and Carrots

1/4 Cup raw almonds
1 Tbs garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 lb Asparagus Spears, bottoms trimmed
3-4 Carrots, peeled
2 tsp Olive Oil (or any kind you like)
Fresh Zest and juice of 1/2 Orange

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Process almond until they break to small pieces. Julienne carrots so it resembles the same size as the asparagus. In baking sheet, add carrots and asparagus and coat with the olive oil, half the almonds, and seasonings. Add remaining almonds, orange zest, and sprinkle with orange juice.

Bake for 20 minutes or longer.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

5 lb bag of potatoes
1 bulb of garlic
1 tbs garlic powder
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 non-dairy milk
1 tbs parsley
salt and pepper

Peel and dice potatoes and add to a big pot of salted water. Put garlic bulb in aluminum foil and drizzle with oil oil. Close foil around bulb and bake for an hour. Mash potatoes and garlic. Add the margarine, non-dairy milk, parsley, salt and pepper.

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7 thoughts on “Friends Over For Dinner = Amazing Vegan Dinner Party Recipes!

    • so how did it work for Thanksgiving. It is what I am thinking to serve this 2012 Thanksgiving. I just asked….is it a typo about 2/4 cup of cashews??? suppose to be 1/4 or 1/2?

      • It actually is 1/2 cup. Or 2/4 cup. It equals to the same thing. Thanks for commenting and good luck with the recipe. It’s one of my faves!

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