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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.

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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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…

Vegan Mozzarella Sticks see recipe

Sweet Potato Hummus

With their bright color, earthy-sweet taste and creamy texture when blended, sweet potatoes are a natural fit for vegan hummus recipes. Here,…

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Summer’s Best Avocado Toast

Dressed up with thinly sliced tomatoes and cucumber, greens, and alfalfa sprouts, this easy, vegan avocado toast recipe features some of summer’s…

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Sweet Potato Bruschetta with Avocado-Tomato Topping

Sweet potatoes are endlessly versatile, and this inventive vegan bruschetta recipe offers a great new way to enjoy them. Simply slice sweet…

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Vegan Nachos Verdes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo—or elevate any day of the year—by serving up a big batch of vegan Nachos Verdes. Our veggie-packed recipe…

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Rustic Bread Bowl with Sun-Dried Tomato and Asparagus Dip

A no-knead, homemade vegan bread bowl doubles as both the serving vessel and the dippers for a very flavorful, creamy vegan dip….

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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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Loaded Potato Skins

These simple, budget-friendly vegan loaded potato skins make a delicious main dish with a side salad, but they’re also perfect as a…

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Dairy-Free Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Great for parties and game-day snacks, this dairy-free spinach and artichoke dip has a delightfully creamy yet light taste and texture. Serve…

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Mexican 10-Layer Dip

We can’t get enough of this colorful, guilt-free Mexican 10-layer dip, topped with avocado and tofu “sour cream” and served with homemade…

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