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Snacks & Appetizers

These appetizers and snacks are more than just delicious shareable dishes: They’re opportunities to show friends and family just how tasty, satisfying, and creative whole-food, plant-based cuisine can be. Featuring mozzarella sticks, stuffed-pepper poppers, loaded potato skins, spiced tortilla chips, Buffalo cauliflower wings, mini pizzas, and so much more, our vegan appetizers and snacks are sure to please a crowd. Make one of these festive recipes for your next party or snack attack, or enjoy them as lighter meals on your own.

Blueberry Salsa

Blueberries pair surprisingly well with classic salsa elements such as tomato and jalapeño. Serve this fruity salsa with baked whole wheat or…

Blueberry salsa with tortilla chips on the side on a purple table see recipe

Navy Bean Hummus

This garlicky homemade hummus gets its extra-creamy texture from navy beans that you cook from scratch. It’s important to sort dried beans…

Navy Bean Homemade Hummus - white creamy hummus in a small bowl, garnished with cilantro, with whole grain crackers on the side see recipe

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

There’s a good chance you already have everything you need to make this hearty hummus-like dip. Serve this spicy bean dip with…

Chipotle Black Bean Dip in a red bowl, with chips on the side see recipe

Lima Bean Pesto Hummus

Lima beans stand in for chickpeas in this fresh, flavorful spread or dip. Frozen lima beans don’t take long to cook, and…

Lima bean hummus - green hummus with basil shown with pita chips see recipe

Fancy Vegan Meatballs

These bean- and rice-based “meatballs” are easy to make, and you can prep them right up to the baking step a day…

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Chickpea and Potato–Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Indian-spiced chickpea “sausage” and potatoes add a twist to stuffed poblano chiles. Jam-packed with flavor and hearty ingredients, these vegan stuffed peppers…

Vegan Indian-Spiced Stuffed Poblano Peppers - Four stuffed green poblano peppers on a white plate and white table see recipe

Sweet Potato and Veggie Roll-Ups

Hummus and baked sweet potato add heft along with luscious texture to these vegan veggie roll-ups. You can also skip slicing and…

Sliced veggie roll-ups shown from the top down, stuffed with spinach, sweet potato, hummus, and roasted red bell pepper see recipe

Lentil-Walnut Pâté

This plant-based pâté gets its meaty texture from brown lentils and walnuts, with sautéed garlic and onion, a dash of lemon juice,…

lentil-walnut vegan pate served with crackers and garnished with herbs see recipe

Bok Choy in Ginger-Garlic Sauce

In this simple yet so-tasty side dish, crunchy-tender baby bok choy soaks up a savory brothy sauce. We suggest choosing smaller heads…

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Sweet Potato Mini Galettes

Mashed Russet potato helps form a light, fluffy dough that bakes into a perfectly flaky crust for savory handheld pies. For the…

sweet potato mini galettes see recipe

Low-Fat Homemade Nut Yogurt

A blend of cashews and rice makes a delicious, neutral-flavored vegan yogurt, but you can use any nuts you like. Agar powder…

low-fat homemade nut yogurt see recipe

Nectarine and Blueberry Salsa

This sweet-and-savory fruit salsa is a treat for the eyes. Its mildly spicy flavor pairs perfectly with crisp chips and cucumber slices,…

nectarine and blueberry salsa with chips and cucumber slices - higher res see recipe