From Dips & Spreads to Classic Finger Foods, this collection of over 30 Easy Vegan Appetizers has you covered. Whether you're celebrating Christmas or New Year's Eve, gathering for game day or just cozying up for a weekend in, these Vegan Appetizer Recipes will turn any ingredients into party food!
I've always loved big spreads with small bites. Munching on a little of this and a little of that is just so fun. So much so that my favorite holiday and party meals are always appetizer extravaganzas! Even better when you're serving Vegan Party Food! So come on in, grab a drink, and dig into this list of delicious, must-try Vegan Appetizers!
Growing up my family had a tradition of serving appetizers while we decorated the Christmas tree, and that's a tradition I share now with my own children. My point is you don't need to have a huge party to enjoy appetizers. They can be just as fun in little groups as in big. So even if your holiday plans are small this year, that doesn't mean you can't make a festive spread of the best vegan appetizers.
You'll love these Vegan Appetizer Recipes because they're:
- Vegan / Vegetarian
- Dairy-Free / Lactose-Free
- Easy to Prep and Make Ahead
- A Versatile Bunch to Please Different Palates
- Perfect Party Food -- Even if the Party is Small!
- Simple & Delicious
These Easy Vegan Appetizers are Perfect for Serving at:
- New Year's Eve
- Super Bowl or Game Day
- Summer Cookouts / Grill Parties
- Birthday Parties
- Any Night of the Week you want to turn into a Celebration!
I've grouped these Vegan Starters into the following categories:
- Vegan Dips & Spreads
- Vegan Cheeses & Boards
- Roasted Munchy Snacks
- Classic Vegan Finger Foods
- Bites From Around the World
- Incredible Crostini Recipes
Delicious Vegan Dips & Spreads!
Who doesn't love a good dip? Some spreads are vegan to begin with (think hummus or tapenade). Others need a little finessing (ahem, anything with cheese!). But eating plant-based doesn't mean you have to give up your favorites. So let's get the ball rolling with some delicious vegan dips and spreads.
Vegan Cheeses & Charcuterie Boards
Think you have to give up your cheese platters when you go vegan? Think again! Not only can you make vegan cheeses worthy of a coveted spot on the cheeseboard, but you can do it in style and serve an amazing snack board full of your vegan favorites. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Roasted Munchy Snacks
While they might not always get top billing, crunchy and savory roasted nuts, veggie chips, and chickpeas are sure to round out any party-food spread. Add them to a snack board or place little bowls around the room for people to munch on wherever they're at.
Fabulous Vegan Finger Foods!
Classic Finger Foods and Vegan Canapés are perfect for any appetizer spread. Whether it's fancy party food or a veganized version of my childhood favorite, Pigs in a Blanket, bite-sized hors d'oeuvres are sure to go fast at any gathering. But don't worry if you're not planning a big shindig any time soon, they also make a great snack for family movie night!
Vegan Appetizers From Around the World!
While the classic appetizers we grew up with are always a must, it's fun to try foods from around the world, and what better way to do that than with mini bites. Inspired by recipes from Asia, South America, and more, these appetizers are sure to wake up any palate and introduce new flavors you'll love.
Incredible Vegan Crostini
Nothing is quite so perfect as a delicious topping piled on a crispy, toasted slice of baguette. Plus they make for a gorgeous centerpiece to any spread! Feel free to mix and match sweet with savory, old favorites with new. (Bonus: these can all be easily made gluten-free by simply substituting regular bread with gluten-free.)