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Recipes » Appetizers

Chickpea Tenders With Flaxseeds

These Chickpea Tenders are a whole food, plant-based alternative to chicken nuggets, one of the most popular convenience foods in America. A favorite with kids and adults, this recipe is so simple to make--especially if you mix the spices ahead of time. Good for a snack, a party appetizer, or even a sandwich stuffer!

8 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 58 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5(8)

Oil-Free Baba Ganoush

If you’re like most plant-based Epicureans, you probably have a thing for hummus. I do! But there are plenty of other Mediterranean dips that are just as wonderful. This oil-free baba ganoush is a thick & creamy roasted eggplant dip that's the perfect accompaniment to sliced raw veggies.

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5(1)

Challah Bread

Challah is braided bread served on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. Chickpea flour has an egg-like flavor and makes this conventional egg bread taste more authentic. All I can say is challah-lujah!

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Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

A savory white bean and spinach filling seasoned with garlic, onions, and white wine, are sure to make these stuffed mushrooms a hit at your next party. In fact, they’re so scrumptious, you’ll probably forget they’re also packed with nutrients. You might want to make a double batch, because they go fast!

3 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5(3)

Crispy Cauliflower Bites

These crispy breaded and baked cauliflower bites are a guaranteed hit! You can’t have just one. Use your favorite seasonings to create spicy, salty, or tangy flavors with an appetizing crunch.

4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5(4)

Vegan Chili Cheese Fries

Vegan Chili Cheese Fries are plant-based and amazing! Crispy oil-free fries, topped with layers of tangy spicy chili and creamy vegan cheese sauce. The ultimate heart-healthy comfort food!

9 votes, average: 4.56 out of 59 votes, average: 4.56 out of 59 votes, average: 4.56 out of 59 votes, average: 4.56 out of 59 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5(9)

No Oil Baked Fries

These perfectly crisp baked french fries are the perfect side for veggie burgers and carrot dogs. By boiling the potatoes for a few minutes before baking, you reduce some of the starch and provide enough moisture to yield crispy fries that are completely oil free.

10 votes, average: 4.20 out of 510 votes, average: 4.20 out of 510 votes, average: 4.20 out of 510 votes, average: 4.20 out of 510 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5(10)

Cheezy Baked Tofu Cubes

Want a wonderfully different, healthy and tasty appetizer to please a vegan crowd? Try these! They have a great texture and are super easy to make.

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Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet potato adds extra flavor to this hummus. Chipotle and spices impart a smoky heat. The texture is creamy and light, perfect as a dip or a spread for vegetable wraps.

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5(1)

Asparagus Roll-Ups

I love bean dips and asparagus and wanted a healthy alternative to similar recipes that use cream cheese for filling. The result was this easy and beautiful appetizer.

3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5(3)

Breaded Onion Rings

This recipe was inspired by the canned onion strings on top of a traditional green bean casserole. The canned onions are greasy, salty, and highly processed, and I knew there had to be a delicious alternative. These onion rings are it! In fact, the first time I threw them together, my family ate them all before they even made it to the top of the casserole.

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5(1)

Nori Rolls

Nori rolls make a great light lunch on their own, but are sublime when served with salad greens and grilled shiitake mushrooms. A sushi mat makes rolling neat nori rolls much easier.

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Avocado Rice Cakes

There will be no plain rice cakes or boring snacks on my watch. Crunchy rice cakes are topped with sliced avocado and a few generous spoonfuls of Spicy Tomato Jam. A light sprinkle of salt (optional) and pepper finishes off this simple yet immensely satisfying snack.

2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 52 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5(2)

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