3 Vegan Appetizers to Bring to Your Next Holiday Party
The holiday season is upon us! We took three of our favourite easy-to-make vegan appetizers and prepared them to share with you.
The first recipe we made was an Artichoke and Spinach Dip from The Full Helping. This dip is creamy and delicious, and it's not difficult to eat the whole thing in one sitting.
This recipe takes the most time to prep and cook, but it's well worth it! The recipe calls for Daiya mozzarella-style cheese, but instead we used Daiya cheddar slices and cut it up into smaller pieces (it still worked well and would work with any vegan cheese that's meltable). Pair the dip with your favourite raw veggies, crackers or bread!
The second recipe we prepared was Quinoa Buffalo Bites from Mallory Maddox. These bites are perfect for dipping and easy to share with your friends and family!
The recipe calls for 3 1/2 cups of oat flour, but we suggest 2 1/2 - 3 cups. Add just a little bit at a time until you find the right consistency (it should be easy to form the balls, but not be too sticky). We would also suggest adding more hot sauce to give the bites a little more oomph! Add your favourite dip on the side (they suggest vegan ranch, but it's also delicious with a Sriracha mayo - 1 cup of vegan mayo, 2 tablespoons of Sriracha hot sauce).
The final recipe is one of our favourites, super easy and a crowd favourite at any party; vegan nachos! The crunch from the fresh veggies and nachos, and the creamy queso makes for a delightful balance of textures and flavours. This recipe is so quick and simple that it can be made last-minute with ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard.
We use an easy vegan queso from Hummusapien. Spread out a layer of nachos, add any fresh toppings you like (we used black beans, tomatoes, jalapeños and mashed avocado) and pour your vegan queso on top. No need to bake, only takes 10 minutes of preparation time and you're done!
We had a great time making these recipes and we hope you enjoy sharing them with your friends and family this holiday season!
- Anna Kowaleski & Jaime Schmidt-Little