A selection of the best Vegan Christmas Appetizers to start your holidays celebration with the right tone.
We have easy or sophisticated, traditional with a twist or creative new recipes, gluten-free and healthy. Some for every kind of feast you are planning.
1🎅Broccoli and Spinach Pâté Tart by One Green Planet
The bright green color, with a sprinkle of something red on top, just makes this tarts super holiday ready.
The crust is also very tasty, from chickpea and tahini as some of the ingredients. Nutritious and gluten-free too.
2🎅New England-Style Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms by That Was Vegan
This stuffing is loaded with flavor. Spices, fresh cranberries and chopped nuts make for an impossible amount of flavor for such a small finger food.
Christmas appetizers to impress.
3🎅Seitan Skewers With Chimichurri And Jalapeno Lime Aioli by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
You can use all pre-made ingredients here or you can make your owm chimichurri, aioli and even the seitan itself.
Whatever you choose, you end up with this perfect for parties skewers.
4🎅Pistachio Pomegranate Holiday Cheese Ball by My Darling Vegan
Only 10 fuss-free ingredients and no fancy equipment needed.
This is probably the most versatile food for appetizers. Can be used as filling, with crackers, fruit, veggies, nuts, tortillas…well, it is a cheese.
5🎅Christmas Pinwheels by VNutrition and Wellness
Another Christmas appetizer in red and green colors. Festive!
Easy and quick to make and with a delicious extra recipe for pistachio pesto.
6🎅Vegan Buffalo Quinoa Bites & Vegan Ranch Dip by Simply Quinoa
Buffalo and creamy ranch dressing, you should be convinced by now.
This recipe is also simple, protein-packed, healthy and full of flavor.
7🎅Baked Sweet Potato Fries by Love and Lemons
If fries aren’t the ultimate appetizer/snack/finger food, I do not know what is.
And making the sweet potato version is like dressing them to the party.
8🎅Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Cashew Ranch Dressing by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
I do love a spicy snack, and the buffalo is already a classic among vegans.
These are not just delicious but gluten-free, healthy and with yet another amazing dressing idea to serve it with.
9🎅Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Bites With Sriracha Aioli by Blissful Basil
These bites are hearty, flavorful, and totally snack-worthy. As promised by the Blissful Basil.
And if you skip the aioli they are a hit with the kids and a pleasing way to make them eat nutritious packed appetizers.
10🎅Mini Crispy Eggplant Pizzas by Minimalist Baker
Crispy and cheesy, what can go wrong?
Shaped like pizza but with more flavor and healthier because of the eggplant.
Certain hit with the crowd.
11🎅Crunchy Potato Bites by That Was Vegan
You probably already have all the ingredients for these appetizers in your kitchen.
Also easy to make and hard not to please. Potatoes make the best finger food, don’t they?
12🎅Vegan Quiche Muffins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach by Jessica in the Kitchen
Great option if you want to prep ahead and can be eaten hot or cold.
Easy too to make them smaller, bite size, which might be even better for a party appetizer.
Also packed with nutritious ingredients and flavor.
13🎅Mixed Vegetable Croquettes by One Green Planet
Gluten-free and slightly pan-fried, making this Dutch snack specialty naturally healthier.
These Christmas appetizers are also very simple and easy, the veggies can be in any combination you want.
14🎅Crispy Baked Kale Chips by Joy Food Sunshine
Covered in a delicious almond coat these are impressively delicious, the kind that is hard to stop eating.
And it’s just the easiest thing to pair it with. As an appetizer by itself or alongside any main and even sprinkled on top of rice.
15🎅Sweet Potato Tater Tots by Jessica in the Kitchen
Another potato staple appetizer getting fancier by the sweet potato swap. Like the baked fries on number 7 above.
And may I add that they are healthier and packed with a lot more flavor too.
16🎅Cornmeal Crusted Brussels Sprouts by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Quite the creative way to eat Brussels sprouts.
The veggie is in season and there are plenty of recipes using them as side dishes.
This take however makes them perfect as an appetizer.
17🎅Vegan Mini Shallot Bhajis & Minted Yogurt by Claire Justine OXOX
Think small fancier tempura. Or something like that.
They are super full of flavor and great with drinks. Perfect Christmas appetizers material.
18🎅Easy Vegan Salsa Con Queso by Cotter Crunch
One of the easiest vegan cheese dip recipes I have found. Not loosing on the flavor or creaminess, of course.
And that is pretty much all you need to transform anything you have available in Christmas appetizers.
19🎅Festive Mac ‘n’ Cheese Balls with Mince & Cranberry by Vegan Food and Living
Little balls of surprise.
It is unbelievable the amount of contrasting flavors you find inside such small bites.
Flavorful, fancy and festive.
20🎅Vegan Thai Corn Fritters by Lazy at Kitchen
Corn fritters are one of my usual go to snacks. But this recipe really takes the appetizer to another level.
Much more flavor and the nicest idea, of pairing it with Thai sauce.
21🎅Vegan Mac and Cheese Bites by A Virtual Vegan
Just a little twist and you have this good old favorite in cup format.
Impossible not to like, super easy to make and in small bite size. Always a winner.