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Christmas Appetizers – 21 Vegan Recipes – The Best Holiday Finger Food

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.

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1πŸŽ…Broccoli and Spinach PΓ’tΓ© 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.

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2πŸŽ…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.

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3πŸŽ…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.

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4πŸŽ…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.

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5πŸŽ…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.

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6πŸŽ…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.


7πŸŽ…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.

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8πŸŽ…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.


9πŸŽ…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.


10πŸŽ…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.


11πŸŽ…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?

12πŸŽ…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.

13πŸŽ…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.

14πŸŽ…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.

15πŸŽ…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.

16πŸŽ…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.

17πŸŽ…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.

18πŸŽ…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.

19πŸŽ…Festive Mac β€˜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.

20πŸŽ…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.

21πŸŽ…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.

Now that you have your entree sorted, take a moment to be further inspired by our selection of Christmas Cookies and the ultimate Christmas Dinner Main Dishes.

With gratitude,


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