Tea parties and picnics are wonderful summer activities. It’s so fun to eat tiny foods and sip tea with your friends under the summer sun (or in the comfort of an air-conditioned home!) Plus, vegan tea party and picnic foods are also super tasty–croissants, scones, mini sandwiches, vegan cheese–Yum! While making a vegan sandwich is pretty simple, some vegan tea party and picnic foods, like croissants, are a bit more complicated. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These 15 vegan recipes are perfect for serving at your next tea party or picnic. There are so many options and you can make as many or as few as you’d like (but come on — who doesn’t love a big spread?)
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1. Blueberry Scones
Source: Blueberry Scones
2. Turkish Rice Pilaf-Stuffed Hand Pies
Turkish Rice Pilaf made with rice simmered in a rich mushroom broth & fragrant spices, then stuffed into a puff pastry hand pie. These Turkish Rice Pilaf-Stuffed Hand Pies by Let’s Talk Vegan make for a grab-&-go dinner.
3. Walnut Ricotta Toast with Strawberries and Sweet Dukkah
Perfect for breakfast or as a snack, this Vegan Walnut Ricotta Toast with Strawberries and Sweet Dukkah by Angelina Papanikolaou is made with crispy toast topped with creamy walnut ricotta, fresh strawberries and a drizzle of sweetener!
4. Aloo Chana Chaat Tartlets
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These Aloo Chana Chaat Tartlets by Pavani Nandula have a savory tart shell filled with spicy potato and chickpea chaat. It’s an amazing dish that is great to serve as an appetizer, side dish, or as a snack.
5. Chocolate Chip Churro Cheesecake Pop Tarts
No pop tart could ever stand up to these babies. Tori Cooper’s Chocolate Chip Churro Cheesecake Pop Tarts are perfectly flaky on the pastry part, the filling is creamy and cheesecakey (not to mention studded with tons of chocolate chips!), then they’re covered with all the cinnamon/sugar goodness of a churro and drizzled in a little icing for cosmetic appeal and good measure. You know you need these in your life.
6. Herbed Cashew Cheese
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Cashews make a fantastic base for many raw food recipes, like this Herbed Cashew Cheese by Judy Moosmueller. In addition to zinc from nutritional yeast and cashews, it contains apple cider vinegar and fresh herbs, which are alkalizing. Goji berries add sweetness, but you can swap it out for your favorite dried berry, eat it plain, or add sun-dried tomatoes to make it savory.
7. Mini Blood Orange Hazelnut Tarts
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These Mini Blood Orange Hazelnut Tarts by Mitra Shirmohammadi are such a healthy, delicious, and refreshing dessert idea. If you aren’t lucky enough to find blood oranges at your local grocery store this time of year, you can still make them using regular oranges. They will be just as delicious, but with a different, not-so-vibrant color. There’s no need for baking, which means much less pressure in the kitchen and no need for precise measurements. You also don’t need a food processor or blender, if using flour for the base. Just mix the crust ingredients in a bowl and press down at the bottom of mini tart shells. You have to try these Blood Orange Tarts!
8. Cruffins: Croissant Muffins
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Surprise your family on the weekend and they will be begging for these every weekend. You can change it up in so many ways with the filling. Everybody will love them. Are you ready to learn how to make Mireille Aikman‘s Cruffins: Croissant Muffins? Let’s get started!
9. Garlicky White Bean Avocado Toast with BBQ Drizzle
If you didn’t think avocado toast could get any better, it just did! You can eat this Garlicky White Bean Avocado Toast with BBQ Drizzle by The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook, Jenn Sebestyen for lunch often as you want, plus as it’s easy to scale down (or up!). With such a short ingredient list, you’ll be amazed at how delicious this is!
10. Praline Macarons
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Chocolate and hazelnut are a match made in heaven! These light and fluffy Praline Macarons by Holly Jade are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, filled with a delicious homemade hazelnut, praline filling.
11. Croissants Stuffed With Dill Scrambled Tofu and Chive Aioli
Vegan croissants can be tricky to find in stores or bakeries. Save yourself the search by making a batch of your own! These croissants are far from the plain ones you would find anyway. The dish will leave you full and satisfied because the croissant halves act as the bread in this breakfast sandwich. Enjoy the herbaceous flavor of the scrambled tofu and the creamy, indulgent, oniony chive aioli. You have to try Plant Tribe‘s Croissants Stuffed With Dill Scrambled Tofu and Chive Aioli!
12. Spiced Mini Carrot Cake
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Easy to make and incredibly moist and delicious, this Spiced Mini Carrot Cake by Fabio Gallo is a must-make for any lover of carrot cakes. The batter is spiced with cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and allspice with added raisins and walnuts. It is paired with a sweet and tangy soy yogurt frosting.
13. Creamy Mushroom Hand Pies
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Great as an appetizer at a party or as a lunch you can grab on the go, these Creamy Mushroom Hand Pies by Trine Rask are absolutely delicious. A creamy, garlicky mushroom filling is sealed within a flaky puff pastry pie crust. The best thing about these little hand pies, other than their portability, is that once you perfect the art of making them you can try them with different types of fillings like tofu scramble for breakfast or fruit for dessert.
14. Strawberry Shortcake
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15. Saffron Pear Iced Tea
Source: Saffron Pear Iced Tea
This Saffron Pear Iced Tea by Charlie Rioux is spicy, sweet, and invigorating. It does have an intense saffron flavor, so only make it if you like saffron! Want to make this into a flavorful cocktail? Add a shot of vodka!
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