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Vegan Appetizer Recipes

Bruschetta with Eggplant and tomtato spread

Not sure why, but vegan and vegetarian cookbooks rarely present many appetizer recipes to speak of, so hopefully you’ll find  the  wide array of choices here useful and appealing. A nice idea for entertaining (for the winter holidays or any casual occasion) is to offer a spread of hot and cold appetizers (instead of the usual sit-down dinner) with wine or cocktails, followed by a dessert buffet. If you need ideas for a vegan dessert buffet, we’ve got you covered there as well, of course, on the Vegan Dessert Recipes page. Shown above, Eggplant and Tomato Spread.

Easy Vegan Appetizers e-book

Are you tempted by VegKitchen’s appetizers and snacks? Here’s Easy Vegan Appetizers, a selection our favorites, now available on Kindle (can be read on any device with the Kindle app!)

vietnamese summer rolls

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Hot and warm appetizers

Tempeh fries recipe

Tempeh Fries with Horseradish-Dill Sauce; photo by Hannah Kaminsky

Finger foods and snacks

Green pea, parsley, and pistachio dip recipe

Green Pea, Parsley, and Pistachio Dip; photo by Hannah Kaminsky

Dips and Spreads

easy guacamole recipe

Salsas and guacamole

Smoky vegan cheddar cheez recipe

Smoky Vegan Cheddar Cheez; photo by Hannah Kaminsky

Cheezy delights

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  • Reply
    Dominique @ Just Another Phase
    April 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Oh my goodness those delicious vegan cheeses! I need to get me some cheesecloth and start trying them all!

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    April 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Most if not all of these vegan cheeses require no cheesecloth! Enjoy–

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    Alan Pratten
    December 25, 2013 at 1:22 am


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    Linda King
    January 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Am trying to become Vegan. Where can I fine your gradable cheese and Jack cheese recipes??
    Thank You
    Linda King

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    Olwyn Irving
    June 14, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Do you blog – post? Can I get on an email list if you do. Just discovered your site. Wonderful looking recipes!

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      June 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Olwyn, I don’t blog per se, but we do add content all the time. We also no longer send out a newsletter, but you can subscribe to the site with the RSS tool, which is in the bottom row of the social media icons at the top of each page. Another way to keep in touch on a daily basis is to join our FB page: — you need to remember to go there once in a while on your own, though, as FB shows individual posts to a very small percentage of fans. Thanks for your comment!

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