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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.

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…

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Savory Meatballs with Cranberry Glaze

Looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next gathering? These vegan, plant-forward skewers featuring meatballs and orange slices are sure to do…

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Harissa Hummus

Harissa, a spicy North African chile paste, adds complex flavor to this otherwise simple hummus. Store-bought harissa contains oil and can be…

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Corn and Mushroom Empanadas

The following recipe is a sneak peek from our new cookbook, Forks Over Knives: Flavor! Find more exclusive recipes from the recently released book here. Empanadas…

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Polenta Crostini with Chickpea Pesto

This polenta crostini recipe is one of my go-tos for quick and filling appetizer or snack. It is very easy to make,…

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Easy Beet Wonderdip

Looking for a colorful complement to crunchy cucumber? Try saying that five times, fast! This bright red bowl of delicious dip can…

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Creamy Vegan Spinach Knishes

While they may take a bit of prep work, these savory spinach knishes are well worth the effort. The crisp golden brown…

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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…

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Caramelized Onion & Pepper Vegan Quesadillas

Catering for Whole Foods Market was one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. Not only was it a great company to…

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Chickpeazella Sticks

A hearty mixture of chickpeas, butternut squash, and rice forms the base of this plant-based take on a lunchroom classic, and the…

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Squash and Bean Thread Noodle Spring Rolls

Transparent when cooked, bean thread noodles, aka glass noodles, are traditionally made from mung bean starch and make a tasty filling for…

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Apple Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Crunchy, cinnamon-scented tortilla chips are the perfect vehicle for enjoying this colorful apple salsa that’s infused with the warming flavors of allspice…

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