30+ Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes
Looking for the perfect vegetarian appetizer recipes? This list has you covered! From small plates to dips, there’s something for everyone.
Whether you’re looking for bite sized snacks to serve for a crowd or just a simple appetizer to enjoy at a dinner party, these dips, spreads, bites and shareable plates will give you plenty of ideas!
The Best Vegetarian Appetizers
Looking for a few delicious meatless recipes to share with family and friends? Look no further than this list of the best vegetarian appetizers!
Bite Sized Appetizers
Parmesan Sweet Potato Chips
These Parmesan Sweet Potato Chips are a tasty side dish. Salty Parmesan and savory garlic take these simple chips to the next level!
Air Fryer Brie Bites
Buttery, creamy and sweet, these air fryer brie bites with fig jam are sure to be a hit all year long and they only take minutes to bake.
Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta
This sun-dried tomato bruschetta recipe is an easy appetizer for any occasion. The combination of fresh tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes takes this simple bruschetta to the next level!
Vegan "Cheesy" Kale Chips
These kale chips have a cheesy flavor but they’re completely vegan! These crispy chips are a great way to enjoy leafy greens in a new way!
Air Fryer Pasta Chips
These trendy air fryer pasta chips are made with chickpea pasta! It’s a great way to turn this tasty idea into a healthy appetizer!
Strawberry Basil Feta Skewers
These Strawberry Feta Skewers with Basil are a perfect vegetarian appetizer. They require only four ingredients and can put together in minutes.
Puff Pastry Cheese Straws
These puff pastry straws are perfect for any occasion! Topped with your choice of parmesan cheese, sesame seeds or poppy seeds.
Peach Burrata Crostini
This peach and burrata crostini is the ultimate summer appetizer! Sweet peaches, creamy burrata, and crispy toasted bread make a deliciously simple snack.
Vegan Cranberry Cream Cheese Bites - The Fresh Fig
These Vegan Cranberry Cream Cheese Bites are easy and delicious to make. The perfect appetizer, these bites come together with only four ingredients and 20 minutes.
Blackberry Ricotta Crostini
This blackberry ricotta crostini is a simple and delicious appetizer. It’s for a party because it only takes a few minutes to make but it’s a beautiful dish!
Perfectly Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant Bites
These light and flavorful air fried eggplant bites are so tasty, you’ll forget you’re eating a vegetable. All it takes are a few simple steps and you’ll have an effortless appetizer that will please any palate.
Hummus Stuffed Peppers
Sweet mini-peppers are stuffed with creamy hummus for a deliciously simple bite-sized finger food! These are perfect for a healthy appetizer or after school snack!
Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes
Oven Baked Zucchini Fries
These crispy zucchini fries are baked in the oven with just a bit of oil! They’re a delicious healthy alternative to traditional fries!
Vegetarian Dips and Spreads
Buffalo Chickpea Dip
This cheesy buffalo dip is made with chickpeas instead of chicken! This spicy vegetarian side dish is perfect for an appetizer!
Warm Taco Dip
This Warm Taco Dip is creamy and cheesy with plenty of spices for a deliciously spicy flavor. This is the perfect dip to serve with your favorite tacos or enchiladas!
Vegan Black Bean Dip
This vegan black bean dip has a spicy flavor that is perfect with tortilla chips or veggies! Try it as a taco night appetizer!
Healthy Honey Mustard Dip
This healthy honey mustard dip is the perfect dipping sauce for salty, crunchy, pretzels! It’s thick and creamy, making it a simple and delicious appetizer!
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Miso Aioli Dip
If you haven't tried Japanese Blistered Shishito Peppers, you're in for a treat! Tossed with lemon and sprinkled with flaky salt, or served with Miso Aioli Dip, these will be devoured at your next party. A fun-to-eat appetizer that takes less than 15 minutes!
Skinny Greek Yogurt Spinach Dip
This spinach dip is made with Greek yogurt! It’s just as creamy and delicious as you’d expect but with less fat and more protein. It comes together in just a few minutes so it’s perfect for a party!
Spicy Mexican Street Corn Salad
This Spicy Mexican Street Corn Salad is my favorite appetizer to serve with tacos or fajitas! It’s great for a crowd because you can make it ahead of time and you can make it as spicy or as mild as you like.
Black Bean and Corn Salad
This black bean and corn dip is a great vegan option for a taco night appetizer! Made with creamy avocado, this dip is irresistable.
4 Ingredient Guacamole
This easy 4 ingredient guacamole recipe is the perfect dip to serve with your favorite tortilla chips! You only need a few basic pantry staples to transform your avocados into crave-worthy guacamole!
Everything Bagel Hummus
This easy hummus tastes just like your favorite everything bagel! You can quickly turn a can of chickpeas into a creamy dip with tons of savory flavor.
French Onion Dip
Homemade French Onion Dip with yogurt, a bit of mayo, easy caramelized onions in Instant Pot (or not) and fresh herbs. Appetizer made more healthy and fresh to dunk your veggies or crackers into at any party. Maybe even chips!
5 Minute Whipped Ricotta Recipe
This spicy whipped ricotta only takes a few minutes to make and this creamy spread is delicious on a toasted baguette or your favorite crackers!
Easy Vegan Queso
This easy vegan queso is so creamy and delicious, you’ll be shocked that its dairy-free! With just a handful of pantry staples, you can have queso on the table in 30 minutes!
Baked Feta Cheese with Tomatoes
This baked feta cheese with tomatoes is a deliciously simple appetizer. Salty feta pairs perfectly with sweet, juicy summer tomatoes. Add a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of herbs and you’re ready to serve this delicious dish!
Cream Cheese Veggie Pizza
This cream cheese veggie pizza is topped with plenty of fresh veggies for an easy, healthy appetizer or snack! It can be served chilled or at room temperature so it’s perfect for a party!
Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Feta
This whole roasted cauliflower with spicy whipped feta is a delicious appetizer or side dish. This recipe is simple to prepare, and it’s a great low carb addition to any meal!
Crispy Air Fryer Halloumi
This crispy air fryer halloumiThis crispy air fryer halloumi is made without any oil and it only takes a minute to prepare! Enjoy it as an unexpected appetizer and your guests will ask for seconds.
Panko Crusted Asparagus
Tender asparagus spears coated with crunchy panko crumbs are a quick and delicious side dish to pair with your favorite protein. This easy recipe only takes a few minutes to make!
All of these vegetarian recipes look amazing and I can’t wait to give each and every one of these a go when I can! thank you for sharing these!
Thank you! You had made my holiday appetizer planning a lot easier. I feel that we always need more veggies in our holiday meals. You have compiled a great list.
Wow so many great appetizers! Crostinis are always my favorite choice.
That skinny yogurt dip looks amazing. I am seriously addicted to dip and have been trying to behave with healthier recipes. This is one heck of a resource to have access to for all kinds of indulgent yet good for you snacks!
This delightful vegetarian recipe roundup proves that it’s easy to produce a hearty, delicious appetizer lineup. Nobody’s gonna miss the meat with these colorful bites! Bookmarking this list to refer back to it over the holidays.
Thank you for all these delicious appetizer ideas! I saved a few and going to make it next weekend for a family dinner.
Loving all these appetizer ideas! Such a great spread!
So many great recipes listed here for appetizers! Those pasta chips were a new one for me! Such a fun idea!!
With the holidays around the corner, it’s so great to have this list of vegetarian appetizers on hand. They all look so good!
What a great collection of recipes. Just in time for the holiday parties. Lots of delicious to choose from for sure.