These easy vegan appetizer ideas are simple to make but big on flavor. They’re exactly what you’re looking for to bring to your next party to impress your friends and relatives.
These vegan appetizers are crowd pleasing (even for the omnivores). They don’t require fancy or obscure ingredients, and can be pulled together in no time at all.
I love sharing plant-based vegan recipes with my family friends. It’s my time to shine, and show them that eating vegan doesn’t mean you lose out on flavor.
These appetizers are perfect for game day football parties or tailgates. They also seamlessly integrate into holiday celebrations, and birthday parties. For just about any occasion you’re sure to find a recipe that will be the talk of the party!
Easy Vegan Appetizers: Chips and Dips
Traditional Guacamole by Keeping the Peas
Pass the guac! This traditional guacamole recipe will become one of your tried and true go-to recipes. It’s made with authentic ingredients that bring out the subtle flavor and natural creaminess of the avocados. Not too spicy yet full of flavor!
Creamy Gluten-Free Hummus by Keeping the Peas
This gluten free hummus recipe has the creamiest texture without the need for any oil! It’s naturally vegan and whole food plant-based making it a healthy snack or spread you can make it at home in less than 10 minutes!
Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip by Keeping the Peas
Creamy vegan spinach artichoke dip is a crowd pleasing appetizer or snack made with all natural ingredients. All the cheesy and creamy goodness without any artificial vegan cheese substitutes. Shhh! Nobody will even know it’s vegan!
Vegan Pumpkin Dip by Keeping the Peas
This creamy vegan pumpkin dip that has only 4 simple ingredients and whips up in under 5 minutes. It’s tastes like a light and creamy pumpkin pie filling. It’s perfect for dipping fruit, graham crackers, or my favorite, gingersnap cookies!
Vegan Cheese Sauce by Keeping the Peas
An easy creamy vegan cheese sauce made with raw cashews and spices. This versatile cheese sauce is perfect for nachos, quesadillas, steamed veggies, or using as a base for mac and cheese! It’s a vegan classic made with whole food ingredients that will become a staple in your kitchen!
Vegan 7 Layer Dip by Keeping the Peas
This 7 Layer Vegan Bean Dip has a layer of homemade creamy refried beans, vegan cheese sauce, guacamole, and it’s topped with all your favorites! It’s a huge hit at parties and gatherings, but also makes a tasty meal for the family to dig into!
Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce by Keeping the Peas
This simple vegan nacho cheese sauce is nut-free, made with potatoes, carrots, nutritional yeast, and spices. It’s perfect as a dip with chips, mix in your favorite chunky salsa, or spice it up with jalapeño.
Avocado Salsa Verde by Peas and Crayons
This Avocado Salsa Verde can be made in your blender in just 10 minutes! Ditch the jar and make this easy peasy tomatillo guacamole dip at home.
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus by Key to My Lime
This roasted cauliflower hummus is the perfect healthy snack! Not only that, it’s low carb, paleo, keto, vegan, and gluten free (so everyone can eat it)!
Vegan French Onion Dip by Rhian’s Recipes
This Vegan French Onion Dip is rich and creamy, sweet and tangy and highly addictive!
Pico de Gallo by Downshiftology
Pico de Gallo is an authentic Mexican chunky salsa recipe that’s simple to make at home with fresh ingredients found at any grocery store. It’s delicious, addictive and has a spicy kick.
Chipotle Corn Salsa by Happy Kitchen
This addictive Chipotle Corn Salsa is a perfect accompaniment to any Mexican food. Sweet roasted corn makes a perfect pairing with smoky chipotle peppers.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa by Neighborfood
This Black Bean and Corn Salsa is a go-to for parties! It’s easy to make ahead of time and is perfect for dipping, topping, or just eating with a spoon!
Easy Cheesy Kale Chips by Crowded Kitchen
These super crunchy, savory homemade cheesy vegan kale chips with vegan cashew cheese sauce will have your arms reaching for more!
Healthy Homemade Plantain Chips by Eat the Gains
Easy paleo homemade plantain chips! All you need is plantains, oil, and salt to make crispy, baked and not fried, better than store bought, plantain chips. Perfect for dipping, snacking, or even meal prep. Paleo, vegan, and gluten free.
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips by Keeping the Peas
These Air Fryer Zucchini Chips come out perfectly crispy made with a combination of almond flour, whole wheat breadcrumbs, and a flax egg wash. They’re a healthy flavorful snack or appetizer!
Easy Vegan Appetizers: Nachos
Vegan Black Bean Nachos with Cashew Cheese
These vegan nachos with black beans and cashew cheese sauce are the ultimate easy family dinner for those weeknights when you’re ready to call in for take-out. It’s a crowd pleasing meal that’s healthy and nutritious while also being mouth watering delicious!
Loaded Vegan BBQ Nachos by My Quiet Kitchen
Healthy CAN taste amazing! These Loaded Vegan BBQ Nachos are made with easy baked BBQ tempeh, sweet corn, ranchero beans, coleslaw, and a creamy oil-free cashew-lime sauce (plus all of your favorite toppings)!
Easy Vegan Appetizers: Bites and Poppers
Vegan Jalapeño Poppers by Crowded Kitchen
These vegan jalapeño poppers are crispy, cheesy, gluten free and pack just the right amount of spice for an easy 30 minute appetizer.
Air Fryer Tofu Bites by Keeping the Peas
Spicy and crispy air fryer tofu with five simple ingredients is flavorful and versatile.
Smoky Maple Roasted Chickpeas by Fab Food For All
Smokey Maple Roasted Chickpeas are a super tasty healthy snack which taste like maple cured bacon but are vegan and made with sesame oil, smoked paprika, onion granules and maple syrup.
Vegan Zucchini Pizza Bites by Stacey Homemaker
Low-carb zucchini pizza bites are the most delicious gluten-free vegan snack or appetizer to serve at a party! All the flavors of pizza that you love in a mini, snackable, tasty bite!
Easy Black Eyed Pea Falafel Cakes by Food Fidelity
Delicious falafel dish that substitutes black-eyed peas for chickpeas. Perfect as an appetizer and great with hummus.
Buffalo Chickpea Meatballs by Watch Learn Eat
These gluten-free and vegan Buffalo Chickpea Meatballs are the perfect party appetizer! You can also enjoy these veggie balls over rice or quinoa for an easy dinner! These chickpea balls are extra delicious when drizzled with some homemade vegan ranch dressing and topped with chopped scallions.
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings by This Healthy Kitchen
Cauliflower buffalo wings are super flavorful with just the right amount of heat. Soft and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. These bite sized appetizers are perfect for game day and party platters! Bonus, they’re gluten free, dairy free, and even oil free!
Easy Sticky Sesame Cauliflower by Eat with Clarity
This sticky sesame cauliflower is like your favorite Chinese takeout, but better. It’s easy to make, gluten free, vegan, and perfect as a simple entree or an appetizer for a crowd.
Spicy Hummus Stuffed Roasted Potato Bites by Running to the Kitchen
These hummus stuffed potato cups are full of smoky spice flavor and the perfect little roasted bite for a slightly out of the box appetizer or side dish.
Easy Vegan Appetizers: Cheese Balls
Hawaiian Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball by Wicked Spatula
The sweetness paired with how creamy this cheeseball is out of this world! It’s super easy to make and tastes delicious.
Vegan Cheeseball by Crowded Kitchen
This creamy, herby, nutty vegan cheese ball is the perfect make-ahead holiday appetizer for entertaining. Coated in pecans, dried cranberries and fresh herbs, it’s perfect served with crudités and crackers!
Easy Vegan Appetizers: Flavorful Veggies
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Soy Sauce by She Keeps a Lovely Home
This blistered shishito pepper recipe is the easiest and tastiest crowd-pleasing appetizer for any occasion! With only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time, you’ll be amazed just how exciting these little peppers can be!
Air Fryer Asparagus by Keeping the Peas
This easy Air Fryer Asparagus is simply seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper, and comes out perfectly cooked and crispy in minutes.
Air Fryer Carrots by Keeping the Peas
These air fryer carrots are simply seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper. A touch of olive oil roasts them to perfection. Serve topped with fresh dill!
Red Cabbage and Radish Spring Rolls by Erica’s Recipes
Crispy spring rolls filled with the most DELICIOUS red cabbage, mushroom, and radish filling you could ever hope for in your life.
Baked Sweet Potato Wedges by The Organic Kitchen
These easy baked sweet potato wedges and chipotle cashew dip are always the first to disappear at the party!
Air Fryer Potato Wedges by Keeping the Peas
These simple air fryer potato wedges are a healthy alternative to French fries. Made with Yukon Gold Potatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper these air fryer potato wedges come out crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.
Air Fryer Tater Tots by Keeping the Peas
Crispy air fryer tater tots are simply the best! Enjoy them as an appetizer or side dish. Made with quality frozen tots, and a touch of oil, the air fryer creates tot perfection in minutes!
Sweet Spicy Thai Tofu Skewers by Easy Cooking with Molly
Delicious & Flavorful Thai skewers using tofu, veggies (zucchini, onion, tomatoes and bell pepper) and homemade sweet-spicy Thai-basil sauce. Finger licking good, vegan & gluten-free!
What are some no cook easy vegan appetizers?
- Raw Veggie Platter with Hummus
- Fruit Skewers
- Pita Chips and Hummus
- Chips and Salsa
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Heidy L. McCallum
28 awesome recipes and I have no clue what I want to start with first they look so delish. Saving this for our next gathering. I’m super excited.
Such a great roundup of recipes!!! I needed to find some vegan-friendly appetizer ideas to keep on hand. Thanks for sharing!
Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life
What a great collection of yummy vegan recipes!! Pinning this for my next party!
SOOO many great recipes!! I am a sucker for chips & dip so I especially appreciate the dip recipes. However, these will all be great to have on hands when I’m having vegan friends over – now I can make a dinner targetted at them and not just try to make something vegan out of the dinner we’re “really” having!
Such a delicious roundup and they would be perfect for gameday.
I love how these game day apps are healthy and delicious!