9 Festive Vegan Christmas Appetizers to Start Your Holiday on a High Note

For many families, a key element of why Christmas is such a special time is the food. Sharing food and bonding over the mutual enjoyment of delicious, festive dishes, is something we treasure dearly. The first step to perfecting your Christmas menu is a brilliant appetizer. The appetizers break the ice and get guests noshing until the star main arrives. Here are nine vegan appetizer recipes to make this Christmas.

9 Vegan Appetizers to Make the Best Christmas Starters Ever

1. Meaty Vegan Porcini Mushroom and Walnut Pâté Recipe

Meaty Vegan Porcini Mushroom and Walnut Pâté Recipe

if you’re looking for an appetizer that says “I’m simple, yet sophisticated”, look no further. Mushrooms are the new meat, in this case, chicken liver, and the earthy flavor will provide a deliciously unique food experience.

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2. The Best Vegan 7 Layer Dip

One layer dips are so last Christmas. For an informal Christmas dinner, grab your biggest bag of nacho chips and let everyone dig in.

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3. Vegan “Mozzarella” Sticks

Who doesn’t love biting into an oozing stick of cheese? Vegan cheese does a great job at recreating the classic mozzarella sticks, ethically. That’s something everyone can buzz about.

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4. Easy Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze

Everybody loves bread. You can rest assured there’ll be no leftovers after a tray of these bruschetta is served up. Have a heavy hand on the balsamic glaze to enhance the flavor and balance the dryness of the bruschetta.

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5. Probably the World’s Easiest Vegan Pesto Recipe

If you’ve been to a Christmas celebration with children, you’re likely aware that the fancy and more sophisticated flavors aren’t always a hit. Take the safe route and offer failproof pesto as a simple appetizer people of all ages can enjoy. Not to mention, the color is totally appropriate for the festive occasion. Serve with crackers, crudités, and big spoons.

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6. Baked Plantain Chips

These are so simple to make, they’re the perfect appetizer to make last-minute and throw in the oven while your guests make their commute.

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7. No-Bake Stuffed Mushrooms

A true Unami flavor is present and we’re totally here for it. Although this recipe is relatively simple, the final product exudes a wide range of flavor.

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8. Vegan Garlic, Cheese, and Spinach Pizza Rolls Recipe

In the northern hemisphere, Christmas time is cold. Thankfully, hot and comforting pizza rolls are super effective at warming up the recipient. Make sure you put some aside for later if you want leftovers because a batch will go fast!

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9. Spring Rolls with Carrot-Ginger Dipping Sauce

Pile them a mile high and the dipping sauce gallons deep.

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