18 Vegan Appetizers Anyone Will Enjoy

Get appy! Try these crowd-pleasing bites, taken from a few of our favorite blogs.

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Vegan Vegetable Tempura

Vegan Vegetable TempuraVegan Yum Yum
This vegan appetizer recipe from Vegan Yum Yum will make you wonder why other tempuras were shrimply irresistible. Snow peas, carrots, and broccoli work especially well here, but try what you like.

Vegan Quinoa Spinach Bites with Gingered Orange Honey Dipping Sauce

Vegan Quinoa Spinach Bites with Gingered Orange Honey Dipping SauceSunday Morning Pancakes
Bean there, dunked that? Blog Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes takes trendy quinoa and rolls it into a finger-friendly treat.

Three Color Hummus

Three Color Hummus Eating Made Easy Amelia Winslow
You say hummus, we say yummus. Blog Eating Made Easy creates a pretty trifecta: classic, green (herbs and spinach) and red (sun-dried tomatoes).

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Thai Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Thai Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping SauceThe Curvy Carrot Shannon Lacy
Slim dunk: Blog The Curvy Carrot rolls up veggie-packed apps made for a bowl of tangy peanut sauce. Rice noodles (very thin, practically thread-like strands) can be found often in the Asian food aisle at most supermarkets.

Spring Pea Guacamole

Spring Pea Guacamole Tori Avey
Dip, dip, hooray! A classic hit at casual parties, blogger Tori Avey slips frozen or fresh green peas into a simple guac recipe.

Polenta Fries

Polenta Fries oh my veggies
For a fry without the fryer, try baked polenta fries from the blog Oh My Veggies. Light and crispy, you can dunk them in a homemade garlic-y tomato sauce, or just pop open a jar of marinara.

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Fried Risotto Balls

Fried Risotto Balls Lunch Box Brunch
Call these tasty poppers by their classic Italian name, arancini, if you're feelin' fancy. Here, blog Lunch Box Bunch coats leftover risotto in bread crumbs and nutritional yeast.

Cucumber and Zucchini Summer Salsa

Cucumber and Zucchini Summer Salsa Sunday Morning Pancakes
Skinny dip your way through this vegan salsa from blog Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes with a big bowl of whole-grain pita chips. Great for summer when the cukes and zukes arrive.

Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Nacho Cheese

Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Nacho CheeseFat Free Vegan
These morsels from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen hit the same appetizer notes as buffalo chicken wings, but with a vegan tune.

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Chickpea Fries

Chickpea Fries The Brazen Kitchen
Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside chickpea fries from blog Brazen Kitchen make for a filling vegan appetizer. Try adding curry powder and chili mayo to the mix for an additional kick.

Vegan Cranberry Tofu Lettuce Cups

Vegan Cranberry Tofu Lettuce Cups That Was Vegan, Barbara Musick
Like Thanksgiving side dishes in a bite, That Was Vegan scoops colorful tofu, mushrooms, carrots, and cranberries into lettuce leaves.

Vegan Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Vegan Artichoke and Spinach Dip Choosing Raw
Blog Choosing Raw's macho nacho dip layers smooth artichoke and spinach with mozzarella-style shreds and a rich cashew cream sauce, then tops the dish with nutty breadcrumbs.

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Vegan Garlicky-Pepper Tofu Bites with Chili Dipping Sauce

Vegan Garlicky-Pepper Tofu Bites with Chili Dipping SauceThat Was Vegan, Barbara Musick
This spicy vegan appetizer from That Was Vegan uses on-hand pantry items like soy sauce, black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and lemon juice.

Vegan Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Skewers

Vegan Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Skewers Olives for Dinner
You'll be a non-dairy queen with this vegan appetizer recipe from blog Olives for Dinner: homemade cheese gets skewered caprese-style with basil and cherry tomatoes.

Onion Rings with Thai Dipping Sauce

Onion Rings with Thai Dipping Sauce Olives for Dinner
Golden brown onions from the blog Olives for Dinner get tongue Thai'd with an Asian-inspired, five-ingredient dipping sauce: water, rice vinegar, sugar, salt, and red chile pepper flakes.

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Triple-Stacked Vegan Quesadilla

Triple-Stacked Vegan QuesadillaLunch Box Brunch
Vegan quesadillas from Lunch Box Bunch ooze with vegan sausage and cheese, plus mushrooms and cabbage slaw.

Vegan Mushroom Crostini with Rosemary Lemon Cashew Cream

Vegan Mushroom Crostini with Rosemary Lemon Cashew Cream86 Lemons
Vegan appetizer of champignons: Blog 86 Lemons calls for dried porcini mushrooms, but use whatever shrooms are at the market to top the velvety lemon-cashew spread.

Tofu Tempura with Vegan Wasabi Aioli

Tofu Tempura with Vegan Wasabi Aioli Downtown Epicure, Megan Huylo
Blog Downtown Epicure transforms a block of tofu and some Asian pantry staples into an impressive vegan appetizer.

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