Christmas feasting is honestly one of my favorite parts about the holidays, and seriously, I’d be surprised to hear someone tell me otherwise.
Holidays are all about getting family & friends together over food or a meal to celebrate, indulge & enjoy.
While these little rolls aren’t likely to make up much of your feast, they are a perfect appetizer to bring over to a gathering you’re not hosting, and ensure there is something vegan you can devour pre-dinner. Or as a simple side with your traditional mains.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup non dairy milk
- 1 cups fresh basil
- 1 tsp minced garlic (1 clove)
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
What To Do:
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Set aside a parchment lined baking dish.
- Add filling ingredients to blender or food processor & blend until smooth. Set aside.
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt and mix.
- Add oil and mix until combined.
- Add non dairy milk and mix until all ingredients are combined. You should see a dough-like shape forming.
- Place dough onto a very well floured surface and roll until it forms a ball. Continue to flour the surface as needed.
- Sprinkle flour on the top of the ball of dough and use a rolling pin to roll dough out to roughly a 10×12″ rectangle.
- Spoon pesto filling ingredients over rectangle of dough, leaving about 1/4″ of space as a perimeter around the edge of the dough.
- Carefully roll dough starting with one of the 12″ ends and rolling tightly… Press the edge of the roll into the dough so that it sticks.
- Cut the log, spacing your cuts about 1″ apart. You can also wrap dental floss & pull instead of cutting (I like this method as it keeps your rolls round). Recipe should make approximately one dozen rolls.
- Place your pesto rolls in parchment paper lined baking dish, relatively close to one another, though they do not need to be touching, they will spread a little.
- Bake at 375F for 28-30 minutes (edges should be lightly browned).
- Remove rolls from oven and brush with optional vegan butter.
Display in tree shape formation if you like & eat immediately!
Lastly, if you’re in search of a few more holiday recipes, be sure to check out my plant based pals recipes. See My Vegan Minimalist’s simple vegan pot pie & Short Girl Tall Order’s cranberry chocolate chip cookies. Pick & choose, or make them all for an entirely cruelty free Christmas dinner!