The weather is getting warmer, the sun is staying out longer, and we’re tossing aside sweaters and looking for lighter clothing and sandals. Summer is upon us, which means it’s the season for parties, gatherings, outdoor celebrations, cook outs, grilling competitions, and making and eating loads of delicious food. We, here at One Green Planet, have you covered with fantastic, meat-and-dairy-free dishes for your summer parties. Check out these 10 vegan party appetizers that your guests will love:
Lead image source: Cheezy Roasted Tomatoes
Healthy Stuffed Potato Skins
The restaurant version of this dish that you may know about and have once tried is loaded with cheese, bacon, fat, and grease. Try a healthy take on the greasy appetizer favorite with these lighter potato skins.
Vegan Baked Nut Cheese
Nut cheeses are a vegan’s best friend, so any vegan guests will surely love you if you put this scrumptious baked nut cheese out on the table.
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Everyone will love these little mushroom treats, which are stuffed with a delicious blend of tomatoes, onion, spinach, and garlic. Plus, they look gorgeous when presented on a platter.
Vegan Vegetable Tart
Balance out the decadent, oily, greasy, and/or fried dishes on the appetizer table with this vegetable tart, which has an overall Mediterranean flavor. This tart is wrapped in mouth-watering flavors from the roasted garlic artichoke spread, zucchini slices, olive, red peppers, and basil over a whole wheat herb crust.
You could go to the store, purchase a bag of potato chips that are vegan, dump them inside a bowl, and consider the chips handled. Or, try this amazingly simple recipe that yields an exotic-looking end result that’s perfect for showing off at a party.
Super-Healthy Vegan Berry Fruit Tarts With Chia Seeds
Showcase some delicious, ripe, and in-season fruit from your local farmer’s market or grocer by making a fruity summer tart. The crust is made only of dates, raisins, and figs, while the filling consists of bananas and chia seeds. For the topping, choose whatever fruit you desire.
Homemade Salsa Verde
Bust out the tortilla chips for this salsa, which is a perfect and simple blend of tomatillos, sweet onion, garlic, jalapeno, lime, and cilantro.
Cheezy Roasted Tomatoes
In this dish, combine tomatoes with nutritional yeast and dried oregano for a flavorful appetizer. Tomatoes are in season during the summer, so celebrate with fresh, ripe, and juicy tomatoes straight from a local farm for this dish.
Smoky White Bean and Roasted Yellow Pepper Hummus
Hummus is always a crowd pleaser and is easy to make. Change up the classic hummus recipe with this rendition, which calls for flavorful ingredients like bell peppers, navy beans, garlic, chipotle chili powder, and tabasco sauce.
Raw Vegan Parmesan 'Pita' Chips
These delicious Parmesan-flavored chips are made from good-for-you ingredients like flax seed meal, walnuts, and carrots. This one takes a lot of time since you need to dehydrate the finished chips for 12 – 24 hours before they’re ready.