21 Easy Vegan Appetizers For Holidays & Thanksgiving!

These wholesome vegan thanksgiving appetizers are just fabulous, not only are they packed with flavour, but they’re healthy, easy to make, and budget-friendly. These delicious easy vegan appetizers are so healthy and easy to make and great for your holiday parties. The most incredible, healthy, and budget-friendly party food is perfect to please a crowd! Have a look at this colourful and tempting list of 21 appetizers, they will look amazing on your table. I’m definitely sure they will make everybody happy.

21. Vegan Veggie Pinwheels

Vegan Veggie Pinwheels

These Vegan Veggie Pinwheels are the perfect-sized appetizer or snack. It is creamy with bursts of crunchy red pepper, carrots, and red onion. The vegan cream cheese goes really well with the hearty spinach amaranth tortillas. Trust me this is one of my favorite fancy vegan appetizers.
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20. Vegan Cabbage Rolls

20. Vegan Cabbage Rolls

These vegan cabbage rolls are so amazing, loaded with lentils, grains, and seasonings. You can also mix the filling ingredients and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the rolls. This is one of the most delicious vegan appetizers I have tried till now. 
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19. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip is an all-time crowd-favourite appetizer. The recipe is made with simple puréed cashew cream seasoned with nutritional yeast, sautéed shallot and garlic, salt, and pepper. And once the spinach and artichokes are combined with the sauce, simply bake for a few minutes until bubbly and hot. Then serve. Swoon! It’s so delicious and one of the best Vegan Thanksgiving appetizers you are gonna try. 
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18. Chickpea Shawarma Dip

Chickpea Shawarma Dip

We’ll toss the garbanzo beans in my homemade shawarma seasoning and roast them off! Then, just layer it all in a dish! I don’t think I’d be doing my job if I didn’t bring you food fit for the long weekend celebration to come that not only looked and tasted as phenomenal as this layered dip but also hit the checkmark of ‘easy to pull together. Let’s imagine: layers of creamy, dreamy hummus with roasted, shawarma-scented chickpeas, crumbled feta cheese, and a bright, fresh parsley salad. Best of all, it’s a recipe that uses ingredients most of us already have in the fridge.
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17. Sweet Potato Mini Samosas

17. Sweet Potato Mini Samosas

One of the most popular Indian appetizers, these sweet potato samosas are savoury-filled pastry triangles with potato, peas, and spices served with an easy mango and mint sauce. Making samosa is easier than you would think and become easier with practice. Achieving the triangle shape is the hardest part. They don’t have to be perfect, but they do need to be well-sealed so the filling does not spill out when frying. This makes the dough so crispy and really good. You can bake them, but the outcome is really not the same.
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16. Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

 Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

These Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms truly are THE best! Hearty and well-spiced, these little umami bombs make the perfect appetizer or side dish. Gluten & Grain-Free. I’ve recently come to the conclusion that these Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms are my new favourite Vegan appetizers.
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15. Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

This Texas caviar (Cowboy caviar) is full of big, zesty flavour and perfect for parties and cookouts. Our favourite recipe has loads of colourful veggies, cilantro and jalapenos, and a simple zingy dressing with the perfect flavour. Even better: this party dip happens to be a vegan and gluten-free appetizer that’s full of plant-based protein. It’s too delicious and one of the best Vegan Thanksgiving appetizers you will ever get. Try this at home and enjoy it with your family and friends. 
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14. Air Fryer Zucchini Chips with Vegan Basil Aioli

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips with Vegan Basil Aioli

Need the perfect recipe to use up that zucchini in your fridge?!? They will curb your salty cravings when you get your veggies. Plus, I’m serving them with the best vegan basil aioli dipping sauce! Whether you make them in the air fryer or the oven (I have instructions for both), you won’t want to miss this! These little one bite appetizers are seriously easy to make. Prepare your breading station, spray the air fryer basket with olive oil, and cook for 10 minutes.
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13. Chickpea Bruschetta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

 Chickpea Bruschetta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

This Chickpea bruschetta with sun-dried tomatoes was made with a rather loose plan of blending a few pantry ingredients together in my food processor and crossing my fingers it came out delicious. The sun-dried tomato chickpea spread has a lot of the Mediterranean flavours of a white bean dip, but a bit more of the texture of a rustic hummus. It tasted really fresh and delicious for a summer snack, but I’m going to keep this recipe in my back pocket for some easy holiday entertaining Vegan appetizers too! 
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12. Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

Many pumpkin recipes are sweet, but this savoury pumpkin recipe is killer. The idea of combining that ubiquitous fall vegetable with chickpeas into savoury hummus seemed a little odd at first. Alex and I were a bit wary but loved the idea of seasonal pumpkin hummus. And now we’re converts! It’s surprisingly good: creamy, savoury and with an undertone of autumnal goodness. This easy hummus recipe is quick to whip up: just 10 minutes in a food processor. This is one of the best Vegan Thanksgiving appetizers so far for pumpkin. 
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11. Vegan Dumplings 

Vegan Dumplings 

Here is another one of my favorite fancy vegan appetizers which I love most. These homemade vegan dumplings are so simple, satisfying, and packed with fresh veggies. My favourite meals are those that are filled with nutritious vegetables AND are super satisfying at the same time. These dumplings have a crispy, golden brown bottom with perfectly steamed sides and tender-crisp veggies inside.
Get the recipe here.

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10. Vegan Buffalo Tofu Nuggets 

Vegan Buffalo Tofu Nuggets 

These Baked Buffalo Tofu Nuggets are so tasty and served with a vegan ranch dip for the ultimate Vegan appetizer. I was even surprised by how amazing these turned out. They’re crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and they have the perfect flavour thanks to our homemade vegan buffalo sauce. Cauliflower is softer and the baked batter makes for a tasty, but softer texture. These are so delicious that you are gonna crave more once you taste these Vegan appetizers. 
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9. Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil and Spinach Pinwheels 

Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil and Spinach Pinwheels 

This sun-dried tomato, basil, and spinach pinwheels make a perfect party appetizer or light lunch. They take about 15 minutes to prepare at home with a few simple ingredients. The ingredients hold up well and so it is a great thing to bring to the park, sports games, on-the-go dinners in the car, and in a lunch box. 
Get the recipe here.

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8. Vegan Caramelized Onion And Mushroom Tart

8. Vegan Caramelized Onion And Mushroom Tart

Yum…Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Tart: a flakey puff pastry topped with balsamic caramelized onions, sautéed garlicky mushrooms, and topped with whatever you’d like! A definite crowd-pleaser. Add to that some fresh thyme and salty capers, and you’ve got yourself some very special tarts. It’s one of the best Vegan Thanksgiving appetizers I have ever tasted. 
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7. Soft Pretzel Bites (vegan)

Soft Pretzel Bites (vegan)

These soft pretzel bites are exactly like regular homemade soft pretzels but shaped into smaller pieces. Have fun shaping the bites (they don’t need to be perfect!) and enjoy warm flavorful homemade pretzels within an hour. Serve plain, cinnamon sugar style, or with your favourite dips such as spicy cheese sauce or stone ground mustard. You can have this as one of the best and east vegan party food.
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6. Grilled Jalapeño Polenta Bites

Grilled Jalapeño Polenta Bites

A healthy vegan and gluten-free summer appetizer that is smoky, crispy, and spicy. These Grilled Polenta Jalapeño Bites are sure to be a crowd-pleaser! These Grilled Jalapeño Polenta Bites are a new twist on an old classic. Bet you can’t eat just one! One of my go-to summer appetizers is these Grilled Polenta Rounds with Black beans and Avocado Salsa. This is also one of the best cold vegan appetizers.
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5. Homemade Vegan Garlic Knots

Homemade Vegan Garlic Knots

If you are looking for a completely foolproof bread dish for your next dinner, then these vegan garlic knots are it. You really can’t mess this up. They make a great starter, side dish or addition to a pot-luck and they dip so well in marinara sauce! It’s so tasty and delicious and one of the best Cold Vegan appetizers ever. 
Get the recipe here.

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4. CRISPY Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings

CRISPY Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings

These crispy baked bbq cauliflower wings are a delicious, crispy, and great appetizer for any party or occasion. These amazing one bite appetizers are ready in just 20 minutes with a few simple ingredients and are one of the simple and best vegan appetizers on this list.
Get the recipe here.

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3. Vegan Mushroom Cream Cheese Wontons

 Vegan Mushroom Cream Cheese Wontons

These stuffed mushroom cream cheese Wontons are so tasty, vegan, and the best healthy recipe that you can make with a few simple ingredients such as Cream cheese, Boursin, sautéed mushrooms, shallots, parsley and garlic. These vegan bite size appetizers really taste good and can impress your family for evening snacks.
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2. Vegan French Onion Dip

Vegan French Onion Dip

This homemade French onion dip is creamy, tangy, and packed with umami flavor, it takes only a few minutes to the meal prep. This recipe is vegan, dairy free, and perfect for side dishes for holidays.
Get the recipe here.

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1. Zucchini Corn Fritters

Zucchini Corn Fritters

These crispy zucchini corn fritters are easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes and perfect as an appetizer, side or snack! Combine the two together for a sweet, flavorful fritter that will make you wish it was summer year-round! So what are you waiting for guys???? Try these amazing Vegan thanksgiving appetizers and enjoy with your family and friends. 
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1. Are these vegan appetizers suitable for parties and gatherings?

Absolutely! These vegan appetizers are perfect for parties, potlucks, and gatherings. They offer a variety of flavors and textures that will impress both vegans and non-vegans.

2. Can I find ingredients for these recipes at local grocery stores?

Yes, the ingredients for these recipes are typically available at most grocery stores. They often include common vegan pantry staples like vegetables, legumes, grains, and plant-based dairy alternatives.

3. Are these vegan appetizers suitable for gluten-free diets?

Many of these recipes are naturally gluten-free or can be easily adapted. Look for recipes that use gluten-free flours, grains, and ingredients to accommodate those with gluten sensitivities.

4. How can I add an extra flair to these appetizers for special occasions?

For special occasions, you can enhance the presentation by garnishing with fresh herbs, edible flowers, or colorful sauces. Consider serving them on decorative platters or using themed toothpicks for a festive touch.

5. Can I make these vegan appetizers ahead of time?

Sure! Several of these vegan appetizers can be prepared in advance. Consider making dips, spreads, or assembling appetizers a day before to save time on the day of your event.

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Vegan Appetizers
vegan appetizers

Abhijit Dey
Try these amazing vegan appetizer recipes at home for meal prep.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 4 person


  • Vegan Veggie Pinwheels
  • Vegan Cabbage Rolls
  • Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Chickpea Shawarma Dip
  • Sweet Potato Mini Samosas
  • Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Texas Caviar
  • Air Fryer Zucchini Chips with Vegan Basil Aioli
  • Chickpea Bruschetta with Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • Pumpkin Hummus
  • Vegan Dumplings 
  • Vegan Buffalo Tofu Nuggets 
  • Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil and Spinach Pinwheels
  • Vegan Caramelized Onion And Mushroom Tart
  • Soft Pretzel Bites (vegan)
  • Grilled Jalapeño Polenta Bites
  • Homemade Vegan Garlic Knots
  • CRISPY Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings
  • Vegan Mushroom Cream Cheese Wontons
  • Vegan French Onion Dip
  • Zucchini Corn Fritters


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