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Tag: Vegan Appetizer Recipes

  • Vegan Black Bean Dip

    Vegan Black Bean Dip

    This is an easy homemade vegan black bean dip recipe with canned blacked beans, onions, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, liquid smoke, chili powder, cumin and more. It’s a two step process–sauté the onions, garlic and jalapeño and then, combine all the remaining black bean dip ingredients in a blender. That’s it. This recipe makes ~2 […]

  • Cherry Bruschetta

    Originating in Italy in the 15th century, bruschetta is grilled bread rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, and often topped with tomatoes and fresh herbs. Inspired by bruschetta and summer stone fruit, I put together this easy vegan cherry bruschetta recipe with sweet red cherries, fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic reduction, olive oil and […]

  • Buffalo Flavored Nuts

    This vegan buffalo flavored nuts recipe keeps you coming back for more. When I was putting it together, I had the Snyder’s of Hanover Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzel Pieces on my mind. Homemade buffalo almonds and cashews should taste like the king of all vegan snack food. And when they do, those spicy nuts are […]

  • Vegan Guacamole

    When I first moved to California, I went through a guacamole phase. I’d make a big bowl of vegan guac, and we’d eat it for dinner with tortilla chips. Yep, that was dinner. And now, I’m going to share that vegan guacamole recipe with you! This avocado dip is super easy. You mash up the […]

  • Watermelon Salsa

    This watermelon salsa recipe is quick, easy, tasty and refreshing! I love how the watermelon’s sweetness balances with the spicy jalapeño, savory garlic and acidic lime juice. Enjoy it with tortilla chips, on tacos, and more! A few things… This recipe makes ~4 ½ cups of blender watermelon salsa. It’s perfect for summer, because all […]

  • Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

    Is tzatziki vegan? Unfortunately, one of the main ingredients in the popular Greek sauce is yogurt. So no, it is not vegan. Fortunately, this Greek-inspired vegan tzatziki sauce recipe uses either vegan sour cream or vegan yogurt. It does a great job filling the void. It’s super easy to make. You chop some cucumber and […]

  • Romesco Sauce

    Is romesco sauce vegan? Yes, the Catalan condiment is made from roasted tomatoes and red peppers with toasted almonds, stale bread, garlic and vinegar. There are some differences in ingredients, but commonly, it is free of dairy and animal products. Traditionally, it is served with fish, but there are many other ways to enjoy it. […]

  • Vegan Queso Dip

    Inspired by the beloved Tex-Mex dip, this is one creamy vegan queso recipe with cashews, nutritional yeast, and Rotel! Whether you use mild or hot Rotel, this vegan homemade queso disappears fast. It is so good smothered on nachos, tacos, or with soft pretzels. You could even use it to make a vegan queso mac […]

  • Roasted Garlic

    This roasted garlic recipe is easy, healthy and tastes amazing smeared on toasted bread, spread on a sandwich, added to vegan gravy, put into soups, like Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup, added to bean salad and more. If you love garlic and haven’t been roasting it, you’ve been missing out! As it roasts, the garlic cloves […]

  • Kalamata Olive Tapenade

    This quick, easy vegan kalamata olive tapenade recipe is packed with serious flavor from sautéed garlic, oregano, parsley, olives, and capers. It tastes great spread on toasted bread, sliced baguette, pizza, sandwiches or really anything that goes on the grill. It also works well as a kalamata olive dip for fresh veggies or pita. Whether […]

  • Sicilian Eggplant Crostini

    Fancy appetizer, delicious snack, light lunch, hearty side. However you look at it, this vegan eggplant crostini recipe is where it’s at! Some crushed red pepper, green olives, eggplant and fresh tomato… it’s really something. A few bites, and it’s on to the next one. This vegan crostini tastes amazing straight out of the oven […]

  • Black Bean Avocado Salsa

    This vegan black bean avocado salsa recipe is… the perfect answer for “lunch?” A crowd-pleasing dip for chips. An awesome topping to a baked sweet potato. A delicious filling for a tortilla wrap. A tasty topping to a Southwestern-themed salad. Over and over, this black beans and avocado recipe is my go-to, because it makes […]

  • Roasted Garlic Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Traditional spinach artichoke dip is loaded with cheese, cream cheese, and sometimes, even sour cream. This vegan artichoke dip recipe takes inspiration from the classic appetizer, but it is not meant to be a perfect copycat. Instead, it depends a lot less on vegan dairy products to bring the flavor, and a lot more on […]

  • Hearts of Palm Ceviche

    Eaten all across Latin America and the Caribbean, ceviche is a popular seafood appetizer.  It often involves raw fish, citrus, cilantro and chiles. It is commonly enjoyed on its own or with tortilla chips. And there are cultural differences in ingredients and preparation. Inspired, I came up with this vegan (or vegetarian) hearts of palm […]

  • Orange Miso Chickpea Salad with Pita Chips

    This is a simple recipe that works great for lunch, a midday snack or a light meal. It requires few ingredients, and minimal time to execute. The flavor is umami goodness. In some ways, this salad is a deconstructed hummus with a bit of a nod to Asian flavors. Overall, it is creamy and delicious! […]