If you ask us, it’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit! And Tesco certainly seem to agree as are adding a whole host of delicious new products to their shelves, including a range of festive vegan products.
The UK’s largest supermarket chain, Tesco, has announced that thanks to ‘soaring’ demand for vegan products, they will be increasing the number of festive vegan food products available in stores.
After last years success, the store’s popular vegan cauliflower Wellington (£10) will be returning this year. The dish features a whole turmeric-spiced cauliflower with butternut squash wrapped in a flaky golden pastry-wrapped wellington and stuffed with minced mushrooms flavoured with red wine, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
The supermarket giant is also offering a vegan stuffed butternut squash entrée (£6) which would make a tasty starter before the main course. The sweet butternut squash is stuffed with tangy beetroot and apple filling that’s been cooked with a touch of sherry vinegar and garlic to complement the creamy squash. The dish is then topped with crunchy pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
To accompany the main dishes, Tesco is adding a braised red cabbage and apple dish (£2) flavoured with tangy apple, cinnamon, cloves and red wine that has been reduced to give it the perfect texture. There’s also ready to roasted vegetable shapes (£1.75) which come in a variety of festival designs like Christmas trees and feature sweet potato, butternut squash and swede.
No Christmas party would be complete without a selection of canapés, and Tesco has got your needs covered with their new snack-sized pastry selection (£2).
The new pastry selection will include Moroccan spiced rolls with roasted cauliflower, sultana, and harissa wrapped in puff pastry with a turmeric and fennel seed crumb, as well as roasted butternut rolls seasoned with spiced pearl barley and herbs, and katsu rolls featuring katsu curry vegetables and a katsu crumb topping.
For those who like the finer things in life, there’s a new addition to Tesco’s Finest range in the form of Thai-inspired butternut, coconut and lemongrass rolls (£5). These Thai-inspired hand-wrapped spring rolls are filled with creamy coconut and butternut squash and topped with coconut, parsley and smoky paprika.
Get creative with dessert this Christmas with Tesco’s Free From Chocolate Yule Log Cake Kit (3.50) which is milk, egg, wheat and gluten-free. The all-new cake can be made in two different ways – a traditional style yule log or a tree stump centrepiece – a genius twist on a modern classic that will wow your guests.
Tesco’s new festive vegan pastry range will be available in stores from November 12th.