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23 Must Try Vegan Appetizer & Starter Recipes

By Diana D / January 9, 2018

Hot or cold appetizers are meant to excite your appetite for what’s coming next.  It’s a social thing and a perfect way to introduce that vegan recipes are as tasty as their meat counterparts.

We don’t want to keep you any longer so prep your taste buds with these sumptuous starters vegans and non-vegans will surely devour.

1. Spanish Potato Bombas | Cilantro and Citronella

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Potato bombas are tasty little stuffed mashed potato balls that you can find in Spanish tapas bars. Stuffed with mushrooms to make a great vegan appetizer.

2. Easy Mexican Vegan Falafel Bites | Cotter Crunch

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Mexican Vegan Falafel Bites that are healthy and easy to make! A quick vegan falafel recipe that's packed full of flavor and gluten free.

3. Tofu Banh Mi Vegan Sliders | The Stingy Vegan

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These tofu banh mi vegan sliders are packed with flavour and a twist on the classic. They’re great as appetizers for a party, or as a delicious dinner.

4. Crispy Onion Bhaji | Oh My Veggies

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Crispy Onion Bhajis make the perfect naturally gluten free and vegan snack or starter. Light, crispy, and completely moorish!

5. Vegan Crunchy Baked Eggplant Bites | Tastes Lovely

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Vegan crunchy baked eggplant bites, served with a marinara dipping sauce.

6. Baked Zucchini Fries | Healthier Steps

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These yummy Baked Zucchini Fries are low carb, gluten-free, vegan and pair well with my delicious avocado mayo!

7. Vegan Fried Pickles with Mississippi Comeback Sauce | Rabbit and Wolves

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Plant based super crispy fried pickles with spicy Mississippi comeback sauce. Ready lightening fast, and so delicious. Perfect for any party!

8. Fancy Vegan Sausage Rolls | Crazy Vegan Kitchen

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Vegan Sausage Rolls with Pesto, Sun Dried Tomato and Vegan Mozzarella. A quick appetizer for your friends and family, easily done in under 30 minutes!

9. Vegan Spinach Puffs | Connoisseurus Veg

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Puff pastry shells are stuffed with spinach, creamy cashew cheese, garlic and dill, and then baked to flaky perfection to make these vegan spinach puffs.

10. Veggie Rolls with Avocado Hummus | The Glowing Fridge

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Vegan Veggie Rolls with Avocado Hummus. A perfect appetizer that's healthy & fun!  Fresh, crunchy veggies with a light & creamy avocado hummus.

11. Pesto Tortilla Rollups Recipe | Vegan in the Freezer

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Pesto Tortilla Rollups are to die for. The pestos are very different so their flavors stand out. Using beans as a base melds it all together.

12. Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels | Minimalist Baker Recipes

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Amazing, flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels that come together in 15 minutes with 8 ingredients. The perfect crowd-pleasing, summer appetizer.

13. Vegan Rice Papper Wraps | Eat. Drink. Shrink.

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If you love pink, need more veggies throughout your week, or just need to mix it up and experiment with new culinary creations-You have to try this.

14. Rolled Toasted Mushroom Appetizer Recipe | Vegan in the Freezer

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Rolled Toasted Mushroom Appetizer is very unique & super delicious. Roll the bread flat first, spread with filling, roll up and bake.

15. Roasted Garlic Mushroom Bruschetta | Ceara's Kitchen

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Roasted Garlic Mushroom Bruschetta Recipe! Yumm... It's delicious. Give it a Try on Christmas. Also can be served as midday snacks!

16. Olive & Sun-Dried Tomato Rustic Tapenade | It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken

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Olive & Sun-Dried Tomato Rustic Tapenade! Hello perfect party appetizer. Make ahead, colourful, and gorgeous.

17. Vegan Sundried Tomato Sweet Potato Bites | Abbey's Kitchen

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These vegan sundried tomato sweet potato bites make a great easy gluten free holiday appetizer recipe for entertaining this festive season!

18. Carrots in a Blanket | NeuroticMommy

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The perfect veggie appetizer for kids and adults alike. Dip into classic yellow mustard and enjoy the flakiness of the puff and sweetness of the carrot.

19. Southwest Blistered Shisito Peppers | SoFabFood

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These Southwest Blistered Shisito Peppers are perfect party starters! Japanese shisito peppers are paired with spices for an amazing fusion of flavors.

20. Lightened Up Patatas Bravas | Lauren Caris Cooks

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Patatas Bravas is an addictive Spanish starter, but it’s pretty heavy on the calories. You’d never know this recipe was “lightened up” when you try it!

21. Vegan Crab Cakes | Vegan Huggs

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These Vegan Crab Cakes are crunchy on the outside, yet moist and flaky on the inside. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish or a main dish.

22. Vegan Cream Cheese Avocado Flatbreads | This Savory Vegan

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A new take on traditional avocado toast - these Vegan Cream Cheese Avocado Flatbreads are layered with cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado slices and arugula.

23. Spicy Gluten free Vegan Chickpea Flour Sticks | She Loves Biscotti

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These Spicy Gluten free Vegan Chickpea Flour Sticks are a rustic, flavorful & healthy fingerfood.

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