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25 alternatives to nut roast

Vegetarians get a raw deal when it comes to Christmas lunch. Either we get lumped with a meagre combination of side dishes, or nut roast - that fail-safe veggie option - rears its unimaginative head. While we've no problem with this perennial festive favourite, there's no reason why it's become the mainstay dish for vegetarians at Christmas. With global cuisine offering all manner of fresh, seasonal and unusual flavours, the culinary world is simply bursting with tasty and creative meat-free meal ideas. We've listed 25 recipes below, from zesty salads and soups to hearty mains:

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