Looking for vegetarian appetizers to please a party crowd? Look no further than these surprisingly tasty vegetarian hors ‘d oeuvres!
Some people get intimidated by plant-based meals as they think they’re boring. Well, not at all!
There are tons of vegetarian recipes (not just the same old salads) that are delicious even without meat or animal fat; take our vegetarian slow cooker recipes as an example.
If you’re new to this whole thing and want to take the first step of your vegetarian cooking journey at home, then you should begin with these 23 veggie appetizers.
Not just they’re wholesome, these starters, including Pumpkin Crostini and Baked Sweet Potato Wedges, are truly out-of-this-world, especially #22.
And since they’re destined to impress and entertain, preparing these vegetable appetizers for your next party is inarguably ideal.
This crostini features incredibly tangy vegan sage cream, garlicky spinach, and sweet and spicy maple roasted pumpkins sitting on addicting baguette slices.
The vegetarian finger food is laden with seasonal flavors, making the recipe the perfect starter for fall and winter get-togethers.
There are two things you’ll love about these cauliflower bites: their topnotch crispiness and too-addicting spicy flavor.
The cauliflower florets get tossed in a simple batter then spiced with seasonings and hot sauce before baking in an oven.
3. Vegan Pate
Apart from its versatility, there’s something about this vegan pate that makes everyone go crazy; the recipe is full of Mediterranean flavors!
It has an expected combo of sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, red bell peppers, and aubergine eggplants.
Chickpeas and walnuts add a noticeable nutty flavor, too.
If you’re a fan of cherry or grape tomatoes, chances are you’ll fall in love with this hummus recipe served with homemade pita.
The fresh tomatoes are slow-roasted with garlic, sugar, salt, and thyme and then mixed with chickpeas, tahini, and lemon juice for a quick blend.
Give your humble kale a vegan and cheesy spin with this easy nacho recipe.
It starts by preparing the ‘cheese’ sauce and mixing it with kale.
After that, the cheese-coated kale leaves are baked to perfection.
Feel free to tweak its taste by adding cayenne pepper.
These brussels sprouts are packed with smoky goodness and sweet, mustardy, and spicy flavors; plus, they take less than 30 minutes from start to finish!
Blanching the veggies for boiled water minutes before grilling is the key to quickly letting the skewers go through.
This mouthwatering vegan appetizer contains familiar broccoli, nutritional yeast, and smoked paprika.
The result? A cheesy and flavorful finger food!
Serve the bites with sriracha aioli or leave them as is to make it child-friendly.
Chickpea dip, anyone?
This yummy, 30-minute dip consists of hummus base, golden brown chickpeas seasoned with shawarma-inspired spices, and garlic herb sauce.
It’s scrumptious when paired with complementary sides such as falafel, roasted sweet potatoes, or salad.
These 10-minute white bean artichoke basil toasts will impress party guests, even the pickiest eater!
It mixes tangy artichokes, basil salad, and spinach—all sitting on whole wheat toasts.
Serve this in a wrap or chips if you want something new.
These vegan teriyaki meatballs are tender, meaty, and flavorful enough to compete with the original recipe.
Instead of ground meat, the meatballs blend buckwheat groats, onion, mushroom, red kidney beans, and pecans.
To serve, pair them with greens!
These corn fritters are undeniably simple and oh-so-tasty, thanks to the inclusion of Thai red curry paste and fresh Makrut lime leaves.
And with just eight ingredients and a 15-minute prep time, this recipe becomes the perfect bet for a scrumptious and last-minute appetizer.
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create your guacamole at home with just a few ingredients.
The dish is more enjoyable when served with Mexican dishes like quesadillas, Mexican quinoa, and taquitos.
To turn up the heat, add diced jalapeños and cayenne pepper.
Coated with herbs and spices and baked to golden brown perfection, these cauliflower wings are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Partner them with garlic and herb dipping sauce or French onion dip—and BOOM!
You get a heavenly party snack there.
Gather three things to achieve that perfect crispy baked pakodas: spiralized veggies, a mixture of chickpea flour and rice flour, and lastly, your mighty oven!
Serve hot with ketchup or coriander chutney.
Storing these onion pakodas isn’t ideal as this makes them soggy.
Sausage rolls, but in vegan form? You must be surprised!
These ‘sausage’ rolls aren’t using real meat, but instead, they’re made from the blend of onions, mushrooms, walnuts, and beans.
They’re best eaten on the same day they’re made, but you can store them in the fridge for a couple of days.
These baked sweet potato fries are genuinely exceptional, whether they’re alongside ketchup, vegan mayo, or served alone.
To create, peel sweet potatoes and cut them into sticks; mix them with the dry seasonings, like onion powder and sweet paprika, then bake until golden brown.
17. Green Pea Hummus
Spring peas, chickpeas, and lemon fuse together to create a vegan-inspired appetizer destined to bring a party in your mouth.
Enjoy it with spring mezze ingredients such as strawberries, carrots, asparagus, radishes, or simply alongside naan bread.
Serve these tasty spinach artichoke cups with vegan parmesan on top, and you’ll be surprised how fast they disappear on the appetizer table.
Make these size-bite goodies ahead of time.
Ensure to store them in an airtight container in your fridge.
They freeze beautifully, too!
Raw almonds, lemon juice, and fresh herbs meet in this crowd-pleasing appetizer spiced with garlic powder.
The spread is stunningly creamy, thanks to nutritional yeast.
It’s bursting with a nice flavor, too, and fantastic alongside crackers and sandwiches.
If you can’t find a decent pair for guacamole or hummus, then these tuiles are a must-try!
Packed with delicate cheesy flavor, the recipe also calls for roasted sunflower seeds and pine nuts.
Pro tip: Spread the batter thinly on the baking sheet to achieve that thin and crispy tuiles.
21. Cowboy Caviar
Fresh and vibrant, this cowboy caviar recipe combines two bean varieties, summer vegetables and tangy lime dressing.
Play the dish by adding avocado and hot sauce for a creamy, spicy finish.
Want more color? Put sweet corn!
22. Baked Falafel
Imagine crispy on the outside and soft on the inside baked falafel with herbs, garlic, onion, and spices. Yes, you’re not dreaming!
Put the party in the palm of your hand by serving them wrapped in a warm pita or over Greek salad or vegetable quinoa salad.
Looking for easy vegetarian appetizers, these baked sweet potato wedges are sure to deliver!
Roasted to perfection, this delicious appetizer only requires five essential ingredients.
To serve, dunk them into homemade garlic aioli.
The bottom line
For me, baked sweet potato wedges, guacamole, and slow-roasted tomato hummus are a few of the appetizers that should be on your party table, especially if you have some guests who enjoy these delights.
Don’t take this the wrong way; the remaining recipes above are pretty reliable, too.
It’s just that I chose them because of the convenience.
How about you? What are your favorites in this collection? Let us know in the comments!
- Pumpkin Crostini
- Vegan Nashville Hot Cauliflower Bites
- Vegan Pate
- Slow-Roasted Tomato Hummus
- Vegan Nacho Cheesy Kale Chips
- Grilled Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts
- Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Bites
- Chickpea Shawarma Dip
- 10-minute White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts
- Vegan Tender Teriyaki Meatballs
- Vegan Thai Corn Fritters
- Baked Cauliflower Wings
- Crispy Baked Onion Pakodas
- Vegan Sausage Rolls
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Green Pea Hummus
- Vegan Spinach Artichoke Cups
- Garlic Herb Vegan Almond Cheese Spread
- Seedy And Cheesy Tuiles
- Cowboy Caviar
- Baked Falafel
- Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
- Choose two or more vegetarian appetizers in this list
- Start gathering the ingredients and make them.
- Enjoy and share your thoughts on our Facebook page.