Hosting a party? Who needs a sit down dinner when you can try your hand at making one or two of these crowd-pleasing vegan appetizer recipes.
Hosting a party? Why not try your hand at making one or two of these crowd-pleasing vegan appetizer recipes?

It’s easier than ever to go meat-free. And nothing beats home-cooked food made with love, so why not try your hand at making some of these recipes yourself? Even meat-eaters will love these vegan appetizers.

17 Vegan Appetizers That Even Meat Eaters Will Love


Make your own hummus dip and serve with bread and vegetables.

1. Hummus

A favorite among vegans and non-vegans alike, serve hummus with carrot, cucumber, celery, or anything that can be dipped. According to Oh She Glows, this hummus recipe is deliciously versatile. If it’s not to your taste, play around with it by yourself. Add ingredients like lemon or garlic, depending on what you and your family like. If you have the time, you could even make several different batches.

Get the recipe here.

Pack your quesadillas with healthy veggies.

2. Loaded Avocado Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a crowd-pleaser, and this version — loaded with avocado — will be no exception. While you could choose to add your own vegan cheese, Connoiseurus Veg says it isn’t necessary, as the avocados provide the perfect creamy texture. They’re the perfect appetizer to make if you don’t have much time, prep everything in advance and then simply stuff into the quesadilla pockets when you’re ready. Throw a few on to the stove as and when your guests get hungry.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan meatballs work well as an appetizer and as leftovers.

3. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Meatballs

These vegan meatballs work well as a party food, serve them alongside a creamy tomato dip or vegan pesto. If you have some leftovers, simply add the meatballs into a spaghetti dish in the days following your celebration.

Get the recipe here.

Liven up your mushrooms by stuffing them with a tasty filling.

4. Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a great source of vitamins and protein, but they can be a little bit boring as an appetizer on their own. So why not try stuffing them? This gluten-free recipe recommends you fill your mushroom bites with walnuts, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes.

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Bruschetta is simple to make and tasty.

5. Bruschetta

This easy vegan bruschetta is a classic crowd-pleaser that will add color to your table. It features four simple ingredients: a crunchy baguette, tomatoes, basil, and olives. Ceara’s Kitchen says, “[this is a] vibrant and simple appetizer that is perfect to serve when loved ones come to visit!”

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Guac is a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

6. Spinach Guacamole

You really can’t go wrong with guac! Grab some corn chips and it will disappear before you know it.

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Fresh spring rolls are a unique and tasty party dish.

7. Spring Rolls with Carrot-Ginger Dipping Sauce

This recipe for fresh spring rolls take a little more effort, but the payout is definitely worth it. The sauce is the real showstopping element of this recipe. According to Martha Stewart, it provides a “tingling jolt” of ginger and vinegar.

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Add some flavor to your table with this Cuban black bean dip.

8. Cuban Black Bean Dip

Sick of ordinary dips? Why not try this Cuban black bean dip? It’s packed with flavor and nutrition, and it’s super tasty too. Serve it alongside corn chips, breadsticks, or raw veggies, like carrot sticks.

Get the recipe here.

Potato skins are tasty and comforting.

9. Loaded Potato Skins

Is there anything more mouthwatering than loaded potato skins? This recipe is tasty and comforting. Load up your potatoes with chickpeas, capers, and sun-dried tomato.

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Swap chicken for cauliflower with this tasty wing recipe.

10. Korean Fried Cauliflower

For something a little different, try a unique (and healthier!) twist on traditional chicken wings. If you’re not a fan of the Korean flavors, try buffalo instead.

Get the recipe here.

Stuff your mushrooms with tabouleh salad.

11. Tabouleh Stuffed Mushrooms

If you want more than one variety of stuffed mushroom, try these, which are stuffed with tabouleh, for a refreshing addition to the dinner table.

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Tomato chutney is simple and tasty.

12. Tomato Chutney

Tomato chutney is simple but well-loved. Serve with corn chips or toasted bread at your gathering, and don’t forget to brag that it’s made from scratch.

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Pot pies are a comforting winter classic.

13. Thyme and White Bean Pot Pies

These warming Thyme and White Bean Pot Pies are great for the colder months. They’re easy to make too, and require only ten ingredients.

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Make one pot of this warming chili and share it out.

14. One Pot Red Lentil Chili

This red lentil chili can be shared among guests as a unique appetizer. With only one pot needed, it’s a simple way to please all of your guests.

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No shellfish were harmed in the making of these vegan crab bites.

15. Vegan Crab Bites

These vegan crab bites are (as you might have guessed) are completely shellfish-free. The key ingredient is actually hearts of palm, which is then mixed in a food processor to create a crab-like consistency. Mayonnaise, mustard, kelp, and parsley are among the other ingredients added to make it taste like a real fishy appetizer. Your guests won’t know the difference!

Get the recipe here.

Tofu Bahn Mi Vegan Sliders work well as party finger food.

16. Tofu Banh Mi Vegan Sliders

These tofu banh mi vegan sliders are perfect party finger food. They take a little bit of time to prepare, but your guests will thank you for it. If you enjoy this recipe, the sliders make a great mid-week dinner when served with salad and chips.

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These vegan pinwheels are easy to make.

17. Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels

If you don’t have much time on your hands, these tasty vegan pinwheels — filled with sun-dried tomato and basil — only take about 15 minutes to make. All you do is prepare the ingredients, spread them onto your tortillas, and then roll and slice them up.

Get the recipe here.