When you’re hosting a party, whether it’s for a birthday or a sports event, you want to make sure that everyone has food to enjoy. At a glance, it can seem like your options for vegan party snacks can be limited. But when it comes to parties, there are many more possibilities for vegan snacks than a veggie platter. So, put aside the cauliflower bites—although we love those too—and prepare to impress your entire party with these five creative vegan party snack ideas that everyone will want the recipe for.
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Potato Skins with Vegan Chorizo & Cashew Queso
For sports parties or other casual events, there are three main things you want from your party snack: crispiness, cheesiness, and strong flavors. Crispy potato skins with vegan chorizo in cashew queso provide all three while remaining vegan-friendly.
While you can purchase vegan chorizo from most grocery stores, you can make your own cashew queso right at home with some cashews, a food processor, and some basic seasonings.
Bunless Burger Kebabs
For summer parties, there are few things more loved than burgers. This summer, add a healthy twist by using vegan patties—and ditch the buns for a kebab!
Making these kebabs is simple, too. Simply skewer your favorite toppings and ingredients—think cherry tomatoes, pickle slices, and other family favorites—along with a portion of meatless hamburger patty.
This quick and easy vegan party snack idea is great for diverse parties featuring people of various ages and dietary backgrounds. Making a large quantity is easy, and they can easily be customized.
Seitan Carne Asade Fries
Looking for something with more of a kick? Try using seitan to make the perfect carne asade fries for your next event.
Seitan is wheat gluten that is made when the starch granules have been removed, usually through washing. This faux meat can be cooked in a variety of ways, including grilled in a delicious, spice-rich marinade.
The best way to ensure you get the perfect texture from your seitan is to refrigerate it in advance. And for an extra burst of decadent flavor, try topping your vegan carne asade fries with the cashew queso we mentioned above.
Hummus is often known as a vegan staple, for good reason. Easy to make and even easier to customize, hummus provides a great way to feed a party while allowing for plenty of versatility.
We love beetroot hummus, because it provides a rich, earthy taste along with a vibrant color that makes it as much of a table piece as a vegan party snack.
Serve atop crackers or crostini for elegant hors d’oeuvres or with chips for a family-friendly dip. You can also try garnishing it with lemon zest for a fuller taste.
Bruschetta with Tomato & Mango Salsa
Another vegan-friendly hors d’oeuvre for your next, this idea combines fresh bruschetta with a homemade salsa easily made from tomato and mango. Keep it cool as-is or add a kick of spice with finely minced jalapenos.
Salsa is a great addition to any party for many reasons. First, it’s a family favorite, with enough versatility to fit any dietary needs or preferences. It’s also easy to make by combining your favorite ingredients—like different tomato varieties and mango—in a food processor and garnishing with cilantro.
If you’re not a fan of bruschetta, tomato and mango salsa can be a vegan staple that goes well with tortilla chips, pita chips, and other vegan-friendly chips.
Go Beyond Party Snacks with Beyond Sushi
If you’re still feeling short on vegan party snack ideas, here at Beyond Sushi, we strive to make healthy and vegan dishes accessible to all—including those looking to host a party. From our renowned sushi rolls to our new dishes like Nori Tacos and Ube Cashew Cheesecake, our vegan catering service can take the hassle out of hosting without sacrificing any of the flavor or quality you love.