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This collection of easy vegan appetizers is the only one you’ll need! Here you’ll find the most popular, best reviewed vegan appetizers.

Refer back to this list for all of your hosting and celebrating needs such as holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, game-days, book clubs, birthdays, family celebrations and more. You’re guaranteed to find a new crowd-pleasing favorite for the perfect party today.

Collage of vegetarian pigs in a blanket, vegan cheese ball, vegan spinach artichoke dip and stuffed mushrooms to showcase 31+ Vegan appetizers recipes.
Images by Fork in the Kitchen, Plant Power Couple, Rainbow Plant Like and From My Bowl. Find recipes below!

Why Everyone Will Love These Vegan Appetizers

The best part about these vegan appetizers is they don’t taste vegan! They’re just as creamy, rich, and flavorful as their dairy and meat counterparts and are GUARANTEED to please vegans and non vegans alike. Chances are many won’t even notice these appetizers are actually vegan!

Here you’ll find delicious cold appetizers, crudités, hors d’oeuvres, finger foods, salsas, hot and cheesy dips, fried foods, and more. Use the below table of contents to jump to a recipe that catches your eye or simply scroll through all for the ultimate inspiration.


Cold Appetizers and Dips

1. Vegan Cheese Ball


Vegan Cheeseball by Plant Power Couple

You will not believe how easy this vegan cheese ball recipe is! It uses simple methods and ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Not to mention, this vegan cheeseball has an amazing cheesy flavor, mind-blowingly creamy texture, is omnivore-approved, and cashew-free!
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2. Mezze Platter


Vegan Mezze Platter by Crowded Kitchen

Be the hero of hosting and serve this Vegan Mezze Platter. It has something for everyone and is the ultimate snacking platter. It's made with hummus, pita bread, savory olives, vegetables for dipping & more.
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3. Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip


Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip by My Quiet Kitchen

This Vegan Caramelized Onion Dip is the simplest vegan appetizer yet packs a punch with flavor. Serve with crackers, french bread, veggie sticks, and more.
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4. Baba Ganoush


Baba Ganoush Recipe by The Forked Spoon

The BEST Baba Ganoush! Delicious and flavorful Middle Eastern Eggplant Dip made with roasted eggplant, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. Gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb, learn how to make this easy Baba Ganoush Recipe and enjoy with crunchy vegetables, warm pita bread, or your favorite crackers.
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5. Pine Nut Hummus


Pine Nut Hummus by Your Home, Made Healthy

This easy to make Pine Nut Hummus is made in just 35 minutes with a few classic ingredients. You won’t be able to stop dipping!
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6. Air Fryer Pita Chips


Air Fryer Pita Chips by This Healthy Kitchen

If you're serving hummus or baba ganoush, you can't go wrong with serving crispy and flavourful air fryer pita chips on the side. They're the perfect, last minute dipper that’s ready in less than 10 minutes!
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7. Vegan 7-Layer Dip


Easy 7-Layer Dip by Sweet Simple Vegan

The only party dip you may ever need! This vegan 7-layer dip is made with beans, guacamole, vegan sour cream, salsa, taco meat, vegan cheese and more. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and watch this dip disappear in a blink of an eye.
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8. Homemade Vegan Cheddar Cheese


Vegan Cheddar Cheese by Nora Cooks

Make your own Vegan Cheddar Cheese from scratch with just 8 ingredients! It's easy to slice and the perfect addition to your vegan charcuterie board. Serve with crackers, fruit, and more!
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9. Creamy Pecan Stuffed Dates


Vegan Creamy Pecan Stuffed Dates by Nutriciously

Dates stuffed with vegan cream cheese, sun dried tomato, and fresh basil and finished with a rich and buttery pecan. This vegan appetizer is quick to make and unbelievably flavorful!
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10. Vegan Guacamole

Guacamole in a molcajete garnished with jalapenos and lime.


Guacamole without Cilantro by Home-Cooked Roots

Making guacamole without cilantro only requires 4 simple ingredients and 5 minutes in the kitchen. Plus, learn the absolute best quick and easy way to make guacamole creamy. Get ready to dive in with your favorite tortilla chips, veggies, or crackers.
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11. Tomatillo Green-Chili Salsa

Salsa in white bowl with hand dipping chip in.


Tomatillo Green-Chili Salsa (Chipotle Copyat)

This Tomatillo Green-Chili Salsa is a Chipotle Copycat recipe of their medium salsa. It uses canned tomatillos and chilies, meaning all the flavor without the hassle of cleaning and roasting fresh tomatillos and tomatoes.
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12. Corn Salsa

Corn salsa with half lime in large white bowl and silver spoon.


Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa (Chipotle Copycat!)

This roasted chili-corn salsa is a copycat version of the corn salsa served at Chipotle Mexican Grill! Sweet corn, charred poblano peppers, cilantro, red onion, and a healthy squeeze of lime juice are key flavors in preparing this new family favorite. It's the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and tangy and ready in 25 minutes!
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13. Vegan Ceviche


Vegan Ceviche by Vegan Huggs

Vegan ceviche that's just as tangy and delicious as the classic! Made with hearts of palm and chickpeas to make the best vegan appetizer.
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14. Cranberry Vegan Cheese Ball


Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Cheese Ball by Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen

This Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Cheese Ball is made cheesy with cashews and vegan cream cheese, then rolled in cranberries and pistachios for the best sweet and savory crunch. Spread on your favorite crackers for the best holiday vegan appetizer.
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15. Cold Vegan Spinach Dip


Easy Vegan Spinach Dip by The Hidden Veggies

A quick and easy vegan spinach dip recipe that’s also allergen friendly! Your friends and family will rave about this vegan appetizer and no one will ever notice that it doesn’t have dairy!
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16. Mango Corn Salsa

Closeup of mango corn salsa garnished with cilantro.


Mango Corn Salsa

This quick and easy mango corn salsa is the perfect balance of savory and sweet! It takes just 5 minutes to throw together and is a simple, yet impressive salsa for hosting or boosting the flavor of any savory dish. Try it on my Jackfruit Carnitas or with my veggie fajitas and Copycat Chipotle Black Beans in a vegan burrito bowl.
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17. Garlic Miso Eggplant Dip


Garlic Miso Eggplant Dip – From My Bowl

This Eggplant Dip is made with roasted eggplant and Asian-inspired flavors for a modern twist on the Mediterranean eggplant dip. Vegan, Gluten-Free.
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18. Spinach Artichoke Vegan Pinwheels

Spinach Artichoke Vegan Pinwheels by Zardy Plants


Spinach Artichoke Vegan Pinwheels by Zardy Plants

These spinach artichoke pinwheels are the perfect appetizer to serve year round. Try it for the holidays, game day, parties, and more!
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19. Vegan Salami


Vegan Salami by Zardy Plants

Looking for the perfect ingredients for a vegan charcuterie board? This salami is a crowd favorite!
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20. Faux Gras

Faux Gras Recipe (Vegan Pate) by Two Spoons


Faux Gras Recipe (Vegan Pate) by Two Spoons

This faux gras is a classic french spread that’s been made vegan. Enjoy spread on toasted garlic bread or your favorite crackers as the ultimate vegan appetizer!
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21. Crudité Platter

How to Make a Beautiful Crudité Platter by Jessica in the Kitchen


How to Make a Beautiful Crudité Platter by Jessica in the Kitchen

This tutorial will show you how to make a vegetable crudité platter that’s sure to impress your guests. It’s an easy vegan appetizer to put together, but it’s an absolute feast for the eyes!
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22. Vegan Cheese Board

Vegan Cheese Board Recipe & Tips by My Quiet Kitchen


Vegan Cheese Board Recipe & Tips by My Quiet Kitchen

Make this beautiful Vegan Charcuterie Board complete with your favorite fruits, veggies, crackers, vegan cheese, olives, and "meats."
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23. Authentic Lebanese Hummus

Authentic Lebanese Hummus by Feel Good Foodie


Authentic Lebanese Hummus by Feel Good Foodie

If you're looking for the smoothest, creamiest hummus, this authentic Lebanese recipe is for you! Serve it with your favorite crackers, veggie sticks, pita, and more!
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24. Fresh Cranberry Salsa


Fresh Cranberry Salsa by My Quiet Kitchen

Cranberry salsa is zesty, fresh, tart, and a little sweet & spicy! It’s an easy holiday appetizer and a great way to use fresh cranberries.
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25. Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta by Connoisseurus Veg


Strawberry Bruschetta by Connoisseurus Veg

An appetizer that's light and refreshing enough for the summers, yet festive enough for the holiday season.
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26. Olive Tapenade


Olive Tapenade by A Couple Cooks

This olive tapenade recipe is a simple vegan-friendly appetizer filled with bold and briny flavor! Serve spread on your favorite bread, crostini, or crackers.
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Hot Appetizers and Dips

1. Vegetarian Pigs in a Blanket


Vegetarian Pigs in a Blanket by Fork in the Kitchen

This Vegetarian Pigs in a Blanket appetizer is made with vegan "carrot dogs" wrapped in puff pastry and sprinkled with Everything But the Bagel seasoning. It's quick, easy, and the perfect finger food for any holiday or gathering.
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2. Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms


The BEST Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms by From My Bowl

These Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms truly are THE best! Hearty, flavorful and baked until juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside. It’s the ultimate party appetizer or side.
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3. Hot Vegan Crab Dip


Vegan Crab Dip by Make it Dairy Free

This hot vegan crab dip is so good and a perfect vegan appetizer! You will be shocked at how similar it tastes to the real one. Can be made in the oven or crockpot.
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4. Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Baked cauliflower bites close up.


Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (Air Fryer Option)

These Crispy Cauliflower Bites are baked until crispy on the outside, tender in the middle and coated in a spicy buffalo sauce mixture. Bake them in the oven or air fryer and serve immediately as a vegan appetizer or as Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with coleslaw. All you need is 10 simple pantry staple ingredients.
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5. Outrageously Good Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip


Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip by Rainbow Plant Life

This Vegan Spinach Artichoke dip is unbelievably creamy, cheesy, and indulgent. Your non vegan guests won't even realize it's made without dairy or cheese and sure to be the most popular appetizer at the party!
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6. Vegan Queso Dip


Vegan Queso Dip (Easy Recipe) by Crowded Kitchen

This vegan Queso dip is made thick and creamy with cashews and is the ultimate vegan appetizer! Serve with corn tortilla chips and a garnish of jalapeños, tomatoes, and avocado.
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7. Air Fryer Onion Rings


Frozen Onion Rings in Air Fryer

Frozen Onion Rings in the Air Fryer make for the perfect easy side dish or game day appetizer. They'll satisfy a fast-food restaurant craving for a fraction of the price and are golden and crispy in just minutes. Serve alongside a juicy burger or creamy sauce for dunking!
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8. Vegan Jalapeno Popper Dip


Vegan Jalapeno Popper Dip by Nora Cooks

This baked Vegan Jalapeno Popper Dip is rich, creamy, and perfectly spicy. You and your guests won't be able to stop dipping!
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9. Loaded Vegan Nachos


Loaded Vegan Nachos by Sweet Simple Vegan

No one will be complaining when they see these hot vegan nachos being pulled from the oven. Tortilla chips layered with vegan taco meat, beans, salsa, jalapenos, avocado, vegan sour cream and the creamiest vegan nacho cheese. Perfect for game-days, hosting, and holidays!
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10. Buffalo Chickpea Dip


Buffalo Chickpea Dip (Vegan + Oil-free) by No Sweat Vegan

This hot vegan buffalo dip is the perfect vegan and oil-free appetizer to serve with tortilla chips, celery sticks, and more. No one will miss the chicken!
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11. Tofu Satay Skewers


Tofu Satay Skewers Recipe by Debra Klein

This tofu satay skewers recipe is made with firm tofu and served with a creamy peanut sauce. The perfect quick and easy vegan appetizer for any occasion.
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12. Baked Vegan Samosas with Cilantro Chutney


Baked Samosa Recipe with Cilantro Chutney by Debra Klein

These Vegan samosas are filled with potatoes, peas and the perfect blend of spices then baked wrapped in rice paper wrappers. They're easy to make, packed with flavor, and absolutely delicious dunked in homemade cilantro chutney.
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13. Mushroom Puff Pastry Pinwheels


Mushroom Puff Pastry Pinwheels by From My Bowl

Baked Vegan Pinwheels are everything you’d want in a holiday appetizer. Savory mushrooms and vegan mozzarella wrapped in buttery, flaky puff pastry. Your guests will absolutely devour this vegan appetizer!
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14. Ecuadorian Cheese Empanadas


Ecuadorian Fried Cheese Empanadas by Sweet Simple Vegan

Have your guests swooning over these golden and flaky fried vegan cheese empanadas. They're simple to make, absolutely delicious, and make the perfect vegan party appetizer.
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15. Vegan Hot and Crispy Crab Bites


Easy Vegan Crab Bites by Vegan Huggs

These Vegan Crab Bites and quick to make and unbelievably delicious. Serve hot or cold with just 20 minutes of prep. It’s the perfect party bite.
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16. Cauliflower Pizza Bites


Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Bites by Jessica in the Kitchen

Everything you love about pizza in a easy to eat vegan bite. They're cheesy, savory, and perfectly seasoned. Serve as a vegan appetizer at your next party or gathering.
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17. Homemade Crispy Falafel

30-Minute Homemade Crispy Falafel by Fork in the Kitchen


30-Minute Homemade Crispy Falafel by Fork in the Kitchen

It’s so easy to make crispy falafel at home in just 30 minutes. Perfect for hosting year round.
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18. Spicy Garlic Edamame

Spicy Garlic Edamame by Minimalist Baker


Spicy Garlic Edamame by Minimalist Baker

This Spicy Edamame is the ultimate party appetizer for the holidays or hosting guests any time of year. Vegan or not, everyone will love this garlicky app!
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19. Vegan Focaccia

Vegan Focaccia by Nora Cooks


Vegan Focaccia by Nora Cooks

This 6-ingredient Vegan Focaccia recipe is beginner-friendly and gives you bakery-style results every time. It’s soft and fluffy on the inside and golden and crispy on the outside!
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20. Vegan Grape Jelly Meatballs

Vegan Grape Jelly Meatballs by Nora Cooks


Vegan Grape Jelly Meatballs by Nora Cooks

These meatballs are the ultimate party appetizer for the holiday season or any special occasion that needs a hearty app!
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21. Spinach Pies

Spinach Pies by Feel Good Foodie


Spinach Pies by Feel Good Foodie

This authentic Lebanese Spinach Pies recipe (called fatayer) is made with a simple homemade dough recipe and the best zingy spinach filling!
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22. Air Fryer Tofu Wings

Air Fryer Tofu Wings by Easy Chickpeasy


Air Fryer Tofu Wings by Easy Chickpeasy

These Air Fryer Tofu Wings are the best vegan appetizer when you're craving something savory and finger-licking good!
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23. Puff Pastry Wrapped Asparagus


Puff Pastry Wrapped Asparagus with Creamy Cashew Cheese by Connoisseurus Veg

These puff pastry wrapped asparagus spears make perfect party appetizers. They’re easy to make and absolutely scrumptious!
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  1. What a fabulous list! I’ll be making these year round!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    What an amazing collection! They all look amazing. I’m sharing this with my vegan friends. MmMmmMm!

  3. Lima Ekram says:

    Tried the salsa – it was amazing! Great collection!

  4. Those cauliflower pizza bites sound amazing. I will definitely be trying them.

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