Vegan Snacks and Dips

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Kale leaves

In both our homes, the kids have been known to run off with the whole bowl — so get a good first helping! With this recipe, you want the chips to be both crispy and bright green. If they start to brown, they can taste burned. If you find that the chips are browning before the kale is crispy, reduce the oven temperature. From The Cleaner Plate Club* by Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin (Storey Publishing). more→

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Sweet and Savory Nuts and Pretzels

Almonds, pecans, walnuts, and peanuts in jars

This tasty snack is particularly nice to have on hand for guests to munch on during the winter holidays. more→

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Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Candied Pumpkin Seeds

This sweet treat makes a great holiday gift or party favor as well as a great everyday snack. They look pretty in clear bags tied with a ribbon. Contributed by Kim Lutz, from Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes(Sterling, ©2011). Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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Silken Tofu and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

This combination of silken tofu and dried tomatoes makes a delicious appetizer, served with whole grain crackers and raw veggies. It’s also wonderful as a spread for sliced fresh baguette. more→

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Curry Popcorn and Nuts

A seasoned popcorn mixture with a lingering bite. An “adult” snack that is good to have at parties. Recipe contributed by Nikki and David Goldbeck, from American Wholefoods Cuisine.* more→

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Quick Dill Pickles

Homemade dill pickles

Quick to make — and quick to disappear! [and a note from Nava: I'd been looking for a go-to recipe for refrigerator pickles, and was so happy to find this, adapted from one by Nikki and David Goldbeck — I really like mild, half-sour pickles and could never get the balance just right until I tried this version. That being said, once you use this easy recipe, if you like your pickles saltier, more vinegary, more garlicky, and/or sweeter, you can play with those flavors in your future batches. These are quick and easy, and a lot less expensive than buying jars of good pickles!] more→

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Dilled Miso-Tahini Dip

fresh and dried dill

Made with tofu, miso, and tahini, and flavored with lemon and dill, this is a bold-flavored dip that’s great with raw vegetables, bagel chips, or pita bread wedges. more→

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Nutty Cashew Dates

Dates in a bowl

Give this healthy treat a try when you need to whip up something quick for guests. Contributed by Amy Hemmert and Tammi Pelstring, from Laptop Lunches. more→

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