If you’ve been searching for an easy vegan gravy recipe, look no further! We’ll show you how to make a delicious vegan gravy that definitely deserves a place at your next holiday gathering.
With holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to serve. While the centerpiece of a traditional holiday meal is meat, it certainly isn’t a requirement. But since gravy is traditionally made using the juices and drippings that run off when cooking a piece of meat or poultry, making a plant-based holiday meal means you’ll need to get creative when it comes to this particular holiday staple.
That’s where this easy vegan gravy recipe comes in – let’s take a look at how to make it.
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Delicious Vegan Gravy: Make it Yourself
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ½ white onion, finely chopped
- 1¼ cups fresh mushrooms, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp each of chopped thyme, rosemary, and sage
- 3 tbsp flour
- 3 cups vegetable broth, divided
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat, then add onion and sauté until soft and translucent.
- Stir in the mushrooms, salt, pepper, and herbs, and cook until soft.
- Next, add the flour and cook for another minute or two.
- Pour in 2 cups of vegetable broth and whisk until combined, then bring to a simmer and cook for about 8 minutes.
- Remove from heat and purée the mixture using an immersion blender until desired consistency is reached.
- Place back on the heat and add the remaining vegetable broth. Add more salt or pepper to taste.
Tip: If you don’t mind the mushrooms swimming around in the gravy, you can skip step six. Puréeing the gravy is only done to make the consistency resemble that of traditional gravy.
Tips and Tricks
You can make vegan gravy ahead of time and then reheat it when you need it. Just be sure to heat it up on the stove, and whisk it to get rid of any clumps – you may even need to add a bit of extra water to reach the desired consistency. If you want to freeze any leftovers, you can easily do that too – just remember to move it to the fridge the night before you want to use it so that it has time to thaw.
For best storage results, you’ll want to place your easy vegan gravy into a resealable and reusable container. You can learn more about how to store foods without plastic here.
Once you’ve made your gravy, it’s time to eat it. This easy vegan gravy goes well with:
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