Vegan Appetizers

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Vegan appetizers, they will never know it's vegan! You are having a dinner/cocktail party at your house Saturday night. You want to impress your guests with your cooking skills but want to make sure everyone will like it.

Here are some great Vegan Appetizer recipes with pictures to help you get the party started.

Cranberry Sauce
A traditional tangy appetizer to accompany Thanksgiving dinner.

Rosemary Roasted Cashews
Go nuts for these delicious roasted cashews.

Vegan Nachos
Enjoy crispy individually made nachos topped with vegan sour cream and homemade guacamole.

Vegan Guacamole
Eat with your favorite chips or on vegan nachos.

Tofu Cakes
Bite size cakes served with a soy sauce dip along with fresh chopped cucumber and mango.

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Better than popcorn and rather addictive. Make in advance to snack on anytime.

Roasted Artichokes
Artichokes roasted to perfection with onions, garlic and lemons.

Black Bean Cakes
Bite size tangy cakes served with salsa, vegan sour cream and guacamole.

Strawberry Lemonade
A tasty and refreshing drink for summer or any time really.

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus
The perfect amount of spicy in a hummus. Try it with blue corn chips or on a multigrain cracker with shredded cucumbers.

Avocado Chimichurri
A fusion of cultures. A traditional Argentinean sauce is transformed into an Italian bruschetta

Vegan Artichoke Dip 
Baked and served warm with pita chips or french bread. Enjoy it at your next party.

Vegan Crab Cakes
Vegan Crab Cakes are a New Orleans inspired version has no crab but chickpeas! Best enjoyed with fresh lemon squeezed over them.

Garlicky Mushrooms
Having a party? Serve these mushrooms with french bread or pita bread and your guests will love it!

Vegan Cream Cheese
Use vegan cream cheese as a dip and in other recipes. You can make anything creamier with non dairy cream cheese.

Vegan Cocktail Weenies
Vegan Cocktail Weenies are usually made with Lil Smokie's miniature hot dogs. This recipe I use Smart Dogs, meat-free and just as delicious.

Mushroom Triangles
This simple vegan appetizer is made with fresh mushrooms, cumin, ginger and wrapped in filo pastry.  Try these for your next party.

Black Bean Salsa
This salsa is made with black beans, corn, red onions, cilantro, tomato, and many other fresh ingredients. Try this recipe with tortilla chips or over jasmine rice.

Simple Salsa
All time favorite! Super simple salsa with only 6 ingredients plus tangy spices.

Vegan Hummus
I love this for an appetizer or with lunch. Serve with pita chips, blue corn chips or whole grain crackers.  And of course very simple to make.

Vegan Spinach Dip
Our vegan sinach dip is made with homemade vegan mayonnaise and served with sour dough or pumpernickel bread.

Lentil Falafel
This recipe uses brown lentils, chickpea flour, parsley, cilantro and spices. They are cooked by lightly sauteing before baking. Enjoy with fresh squeezed lemon.

A middle eastern favorite and a new found favorite of mine. Try falafels alone or in a pite bread pocket.

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
There many options when it comes to this recipe. The filling could be made with stuffing, rice, bread crumbs or risotto.  

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