Vegan Snacks and Dips

Very Green Avocado-Tahini Dip

Avocado tahini dip from Wild About Greens

Kind of a marriage of guacamole and hummus, and infused with a good amount of tender greens, this rich dip makes a unique statement. Serve with tortilla chips, fresh pita, pita chips, raw veggies, or a combination thereof. Photo by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen. Recipe from Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas.

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Dilled Miso-Tahini Dip

Dilled miso tahini dip or spread

Made with tofu, miso, and tahini, and flavored with lemon and dill, this is a bold-flavored dip or spread that’s great with raw vegetables, fresh bread, or pita bread wedges. It’s also makes a tasty spread for starting a leafy wrap. more→

Passover Mock Chopped Liver (Mushroom, Cashew, and Onion)

Passover Mock chopped liver (Mushroom, Cashew, and Onion)

I don’t care for the name of this dish, but it’s a Jewish faux classic. It might look a bit like the dish it’s intending to imitate, but it tastes nothing like it — thank goodness! Another version is made with green beans (see Green Bean and Cashew Pâté — though Ashkenazik Jews don’t use green beans during the Passover week). The essential difference between this and the other recipe on this site is the use of mushrooms; both are simple and tasty. Serve with matzo or matzo crackers or raw veggies. This makes about 2 cups. more→

Lemon Walnut Bean Paté

White bean dip

This rich, nutty dip is great for a party or snack served with fresh baguette, pita bread, olives, carrot and celery sticks. Its texture is thick, like a paté. Recipe from Taste Life! Organic Recipes* (2002) by Leslie Cerier.

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Cool and Spicy Black Bean Dip

Cool and Spicy Black bean dip

This tasty dip is simple to make and gets plenty of flavor from salsa and fresh cilantro. Use mild, medium or hot salsa, whichever you like. You can also always add more cayenne, ground hot pepper, for a hotter dip. Recipe from Taste Life! Organic Recipes* (2002) by Leslie Cerier. Reprinted by permission of Square One Publishers. more→

Roasted Chestnuts

How to roast chestnuts

The chestnut vendor offering hot, charcoal-roasted chestnuts on the streets of many cities symbolizes the coming of winter. This seasonal treat can be enjoyed by a cozy fire at home as well. Chestnuts can be roasted in a popcorn basket over an open fire, in a shallow baking dish inside the oven, or in a skillet on top of the range. Recipe contributed by Nikki and David Goldbeck, from American Wholefoods Cuisine.The first method is preferred, for the charred, crunchy portions that result from the uneven cooking are really part of the appeal. more→

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Salt and vinegar kale chips recipe

With this recipe for salt and vinegar-flavored kale chips, you want them 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→

Sweet and Savory Nuts and Pretzels

Sweet and Savory Nuts and Pretzels

This tasty mix featuring pretzels, nuts, and dried cranberries in a sweet and savory glaze is an easy snack or appetizer to make for the winter holiday season. It’s also good for munching on while watching movies or sports. This makes about 5 cups. Photos by Evan Atlas.
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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→

Silken Tofu and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Tofu and sun-dried tomato dip

This combination of silken tofu and sun-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. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

Curry Popcorn and Nuts

Curry Popcorn and Nuts

A seasoned popcorn mixture with a lingering bite, this is an “adult” snack that is good to have at parties. Recipe contributed by Nikki and David Goldbeck, from American Wholefoods Cuisine.* Visit the Goldbecks at HealthyHighways.comPhotos by Evan Atlas.  

 

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Quick Dill Pickles

Homemade dill pickles

These quick dill pickles are really quick to make — and to disappear!  If you’re looking for a go-to recipe for refrigerator pickles, you’ll be happy to find this one, adapted from a recipe by Nikki and David Goldbeck. 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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