30 Easy Plant Based Appetizers To Try

30 Easy Plant Based Appetizers To Try

About Plant Based Appetizers

Are you trying to make snacks for family, friends, guests, or even yourself but you want them to be healthy? Maybe you are sick and tired of the same old fatty fried sides packed with unhealthy ingredients. These 30 easy plant based appetizers will leave you wanting more. Furthermore they’re packed with video and minerals! 

Try this Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe. It’s packed with the most wonderful creamy earthy flavors. With simple plant based ingredients like Butternut squash, Walnuts, soy milk, garlic, and more.


1. Butternut squash soup

Crockpot slowcooker butternut squash soup recipe
Butternut squash soup

If you like easy plant based appetizers and you like soup then you might like this healthy vegetable curry. Vegan curries are so delicious ass you need for the broth is vegetable broth, coconut milk, and some herbs and spices. Then just add your favorite vegetables and bam! You have the best healthy soup as your side.

2. Healthy Vegetable Curry Recipe

easy plant based appetizers

Soups are plant based great side dishes because you can put any vegetables you like. More plant based soup recipes to try:

3. Instant pot lentil soup

4. Easy potato soup

5. Cabbage Soup

6. Hearty Vegan Red Bean Chili

These simple sweet potato noodles are exactly why you need a spiralizer! Actually you can just use a vegetable peeler but you won’t get the long curly noodles like you do with the spiralizer. You can get a cheap one for under $20 on Amazon. Anyway this recipe is packed with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A and K!

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recipe for sweet potato noodles

Sweet potatoes make the best easy plant based appetizers! Try some of these for example:

8. Sweet potato fries

9. Instant pot sweet potatoes

10. Mashed sweet potatoes

If you love vegetables as much as I do then surely you love asparagus! This recipe for grilled asparagus is the perfect plant based appetizer recipe for any meal.

11. Grilled asparagus

easy plant based appetizers
Grilled asparagus in foil

If you like asparagus you might also like Bok Choy, i adore Bok Choy especially this oven roasted recipe with garlic.

12. Oven Roasted Boy Choy With Garlic

Another amazing vegetable side dish is this recipe for shishito peppers!

13. air fryer shishito pepper recipe

air fryer shishito pepper recipe
air fryer shishito pepper recipe

Vegetables are the best side dish ideas because they are nutrient dense on minimal calories. More vegetable side dishes:

14 .Sesame Garlic Green Beans

15. Crockpot artichokes

You will never miss out on a good cheese spread again with nut cheese recipes. Pistachio non dairy cheese is 100% plant based. You will have to soak the pistachios overnight in order to get them soft enough to blend as they are less porous as cashews.

16. air fryer shishito pepper recipe

Pistachio Vegan Cheese Appetizer

You can also try these other plant based cheese recipes! Cashew cheese is a bit easier to make because cashews only need 4 hours to soak before blending.

17. Cashew cheese ball

Do you love sushi but want to keep it plant based? Try this quinoa and avocado sushi roll. If you have never rolled sushi before don’t worry! This post comes with simple rolling instructions, it’s easier than it looks too!

18. quinoa sushi rolls

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quinoa sushi rolls

Try these other easy plant based appetizer recipes! Like couscous salad, sautéed mushrooms, and rice sushi.

19. Vegan Israeli Couscous Salad

20. Sautéed Mushrooms

21. Rice Sushi

Salads make amazing easy plant based appetizer recipes too! This one comes with a homemade avocado salad dressing for example. All you need is a fresh ripe avocado, aquafaba, and some herbs and spices. The salad itself contains fresh kale, cherry tomatoes, purple cabbage, and shredded carrots. Check out all the salad side dish recipes below.

22. vegan Kale plant protein salad with avocado dressing

vegan Kale plant protein salad with avocado dressing

More salad side dish ideas:

23. Chickpea and kale salad

Plant based appetizer recipes like these are healthy and delicious.

24. Quinoa and cranberries

25. Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad

26. Kale and sweet potato salad

kale sweet potato chickpea salad vegetarian high protein vegan
kale sweet potato chickpea salad vegetarian high protein vegan

You will always be satisfied when you choose from this list by Anyreasonvegans!

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Healthy Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe 

Healthy Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe 

Recipe Video: Sweet Potato Noodles

How To Make Sweet Potato Noodles

If you like spirilized vegetable noodles then you have to try this healthy recipe for sweet potato noodles. They are super nutritious and delicious especially sautéed with some of your favorite spices. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals which makes them great for vegan dishes like this one. 

How do you make sweet potatoes noodles? Sweet potatoes one of the easiest vegetables for spirilizing! First make sure you rinse them thoroughly before peeling off the skin. You might even want to rinse again afterwards. 

  1. Spiralize with the spaghetti blade (fine blade or 1/8-inch).
  2. Make long flat noodles with a vegetable peeler like lasagna. 
  3. Use a mandoline or a V-slicer fitted with an 1/8-inch julienne attachment. 

What ingredients do you need to make this recipe for sweet potato noodles?

  • 4 cups of spirilized sweet potatoes (4-5 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp black garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp nutritional Yeast 
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes 
  • 1 oz fresh cilantro  
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How do you make this vegan vegetable noodle dish? 

Heat your skillet on medium high with olive oil.

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Heat the oil in the skillet on medium high heat

Once it’s nice and hot toss in the sweet potato noodles and sprinkle with the salt. Toss them around a few times and sauté for 1 minute then sprinkle in the rest of your spices.

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Sear the sweet potato noodles

Sauté for another 2 minutes before removing the heat. 

Pro tip for these vegetable noodles: sweet potato is not like zucchini, they will become mushy if over cooked or cooked in sauce. It’s important to sear them in oil with salt and not over cook them! 

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Add the spices

How do you store this recipe for sweet potato noodles?

I LOVE making these vegetable noodles for meal prep so I prefer storing them in person portion sized containers. However you can store them in any seal tight container or bowl with plastic wrap. 

How do you reheat this dish?

I love eating them cold right from the refrigerator. However you can simply toss back in your skillet on medium heat for 5 minutes or microwave for 1-2 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts:

  • Servings: 3
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories 250
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 5.5g 7%
  • Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 1582mg 69%
  • Total Carbohydrate 46.8g 17%
  • Dietary Fiber 8.7g 31%
  • Total Sugars 1.1g
  • Protein 5.9g
  • Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
  • Calcium 44mg 3%
  • Iron 3mg 15%
  • Potassium 1469mg 31%
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How do you make sweet potatoes noodles? Sweet potatoes one of the easiest vegetables for spirilizing! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet DiabeticDiet, GlutenFreeDiet, LowCalorieDiet, VeganDiet
Keyword antioxidants, cheap, healthy, plant based diet, sweet potato, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Author admin

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups spirilized sweet potatoes  4-5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp black garlic powder
  • 1 Tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 Oz fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Wash, prep, and spirilize your sweet potatoes 

  2. Heat the oil in your skillet on medium high 

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  3. Drop in the sweet potato noodles and sprinkle the salt in

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  4. Mix them around so they sear on all sides for 1 minute

  5. Mix in all the spices and sear for 2 minutes

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 3

Amount per serving

Calories 250

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5.5g 7%

Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 1582mg 69%

Total Carbohydrate 46.8g 17%

Dietary Fiber 8.7g 31%

Total Sugars 1.1g

Protein 5.9g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 44mg 3%

Iron 3mg 15%

Potassium 1469mg 31%

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Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dressing 

Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dressing 

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How to make healthy vegan salad dressing

Are you looking for a recipe for healthy salad dressing? If so then this vegan Green Goddess Salad Dressing is just what you’re looking for. It’s all natural and full of flavor. I use it on all kinds of plant based salads and vegetables. So if you’re wondering what’s the healthiest salad dressing? Just check this one out ASAP! 

This recipe for healthy salad dressing uses all natural vegan ingredients! I use 2-3 tbsp of vegan mayonnaise. There are a few different brands to choose from as well. Here are some of my favorites:

  1. Best Foods Dressing & Sandwich Spread Alternative to Mayonnaise Vegan
  2. Sir Kensington’s Vegan Classic Mayo
  3. Follow Your Heart Vegenaise Soy Free
  4. Sir Kensington’s Vegan Mayo Chipotle 12 oz, Size: 12 fl oz
  5. Hellmann’s Vegan Mayonnaise
  6. HLTHPUNK Bionnaise Organic Vegan Mayo with Superfoods | Worlds First Oat Based Eggless Mayo | Soy & Gluten -Free

You might be wondering what’s the healthiest salad dressing? Well it’s this one right here!

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What’s the healthiest salad dressing?

Other ingredients beside vegan Mayo includes:

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1/2 avocado 
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 can of chickpeas (just the aquafaba- juice from the can) 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp black garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tbsp thyme 
  • 1/2 tbsp basil 
  • 1/2 tbsp Dill 
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise

What is aquafaba?

So what is aquafaba? It is a viscous water in which legume seeds (like chickpeas) we’re cooked in then canned. It’s consistency allows it to be used to replace egg white in certain situations such as meringues and marshmallows. You can use the liquid from any type of beans also not just chickpeas. It makes great salad dressing bases. 

How do you store this recipe for healthy salad dressing? Store it in a seal right jar like a mason jar so it’s easy to shake before using. If you don’t have one you can use any kind of Tupperware with a lid or plastic wrap. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks! 

Green Goddess Salad Dressing | Vegan Plant Based

Show Me The Nutritional Information

  • Servings: 6
  • Amount per serving
  •  Calories 25
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 2.1g 3%
  • Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
  • Cholesterol 1mg 0%
  • Sodium 19mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 1.7g 1%
  • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
  • Total Sugars 0.3g
  •  Protein 0.3g
  •  Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
  • Calcium 4mg 0%
  • Iron 0mg 0%
  • Potassium 42mg 1%
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if you’re looking for a delicious healthy salad dressing that’s also vegan this is the recipe for you.

Course condiment, dressing, sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword condiment, dressing, healthy, raw vegan diet, salad, sauce
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 25 kcal
Author admin

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 average sized avocado
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 can chickpeas (just the aquafaba- juice from the can) you need the aquafaba from 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp black garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp vegan Mayo Any kind

Instructions

  1. First blend the avocado, vegan mayonnaise, garlic, spices, and herbs

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  2. Blend in the lemon juice and aquafaba

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Spicy Mushroom Black Bean Tacos 

Spicy Mushroom Black Bean Tacos 

Recipes with sautéed mushrooms like these vegan tacos are out of this world flavorful. If you love vegan food like tacos and black beans then you need to try this dish. The Smokey mushroom flavor will delight you especially when combined with the flavors of the sauté and beans. It’s so easy to make too, only a few minutes in the skillet or pan. 

Recipe Video: Spicy Mushroom Black Bean Tacos 

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Spicy Mushroom Black Bean Tacos

The Smokey mushroom flavor will delight you especially when combined with the flavors of the sauté and beans.

Course dinner
Cuisine American, asian
Keyword beans, easy, plant based, tacos, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 175 kcal
Author admin

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup Mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 cup onions chopped
  • 1 average jalapeño rinsed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp black garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable broth
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 12 mini Flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Chop the onions and jalapeño 

  2. Add them into a mixing bowl with the mushrooms and ginger 

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  3. Marinate with liquid smoke, soy sauce, and some juice from the jar of ginger if you have it 

  4. Heat the oil before tossing in mushroom mixture and add the orange juice, all the seasoning, and the flour and stir 

    Season the vegetables
  5. Slowly pour in the vegetable broth and stir, put the lid on for 3 minutes and remove heat 

    Add the liquid to the vegetables
  6. Heat your canned black beans however you please 

  7. Fry your tortillas if you want, stuff the tacos with sautéed mushroom mixture and beans!

    vegan recipes with sautéed mushrooms then you will adore these tacos with black bean

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving  
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.4g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27.2g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 15%
Total Sugars 2g  
Protein 4.3g  
Vitamin D 42mcg 210%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 240mg 5%
vegan recipes with sautéed mushrooms then you will adore these tacos with black bean
Add the sautéed mushrooms

What ingredients do you need to make the sauté? 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 cup mushrooms, 1/4 cup chopped white onion, and 1 jalapeño – rinsed and chopped. Also 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 tsp liquid smoke, 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp orange juice, and 1 tsp paprika. Don’t forget 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp black garlic powder, 2 tbsp all purpose flour, and 1/2 cup vegetable broth.

Recipes with sautéed mushrooms like these vegan tacos also need flour tortillas and black beans! A little guacamole never hurt a vegan taco either. 

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Recipes with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and jalapeños are mouthwatering! Recipes with sautéed mushrooms like these tacos also use jalapeños in the sauté. Once you chop your herbs combine them with the mushrooms and add the grated ginger, 1 tsp liquid smoke, 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp orange juice and let them marinate. It really brings out the flavors. 

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Slice the jalapeños

Heat the oil before tossing in mushroom mixture and add the orange juice, all the seasoning, and the flour and stir.Slowly pour in the vegetable broth and stir Put the lid on for 3 minutes and remove heat. Heat your canned black beans however you like. Fry your tortillas if you want that extra crispness. Stuff the tacos with sautéed mushroom mixture and beans!

vegan recipes with sautéed mushrooms then you will adore these tacos with black bean
Add any toppings! Like guacamole

How do you store the leftovers for these tacos with sautéed mushrooms?

It’s best to store the beans and mushroom mixture separately than the tortillas so the tortillas don’t get soggy! Store it in a seal tight container like Tupperware with a lid. Sometimes when I do t have any containers available I just use plastic wrap around a mixing bowl. Then simply reheat the mushroom and bean filling in a skillet for 10 minutes, in the microwave for 3 minutes, or the oven for 15 minutes!

Recipes with sautéed mushrooms like these tacos will quickly become your favorite dish. 

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Easy Asian Eggplant Vegan Tacos

Easy Asian Eggplant Vegan Tacos

If you love delicious plant based recipes then this is the taco dish for you. Easy Asian eggplant vegan recipes like this will have you shouting for more meatless dishes. That’s because the flavors are out of this world and the textures are mouthwatering. It’s so simple to make this recipe too, furthermore once you make the eggplant stir fry you can add it to more than just tortillas, it’s perfect for noodles, wraps, salads, and more. 

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Eggplant Stir Fry Tacos

Easy Asian eggplant vegan recipes like this will have you shouting for more meatless dishes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine asian, Mexican
Keyword cheap, dinner, easy, Eggplant, plant based, plant based recipes, stir fry, tacos, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 103 kcal
Author admin

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium large Eggplant Fresh
  • 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar or any vinegar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Diced jalapeños fresh
  • 1/4 cup diced onions Fresh
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 average lime For the juice
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chopped parsley fresh
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp red chili flakes
  • 1.5 cups vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Chop up eggplant to 1/2 inch by inch chunks

  2. Combine with vinegar and salt in large bowl and toss- set for 20 minutes 

  3. Pat the eggplant dry with paper towel 

  4. Heat pan with oil on medium/high 

  5. Sauté onions and jalapeños for a few minutes until they start to brown 

  6. Reduce heat to medium add the egg plant and stir 

  7. Squeeze in half the lime and combine garlic paste, soy sauce, and seasoning then stir.

  8. Put the lid on the pan for 2-3 minutes 

  9. Pour in the vegetable broth then stir in the cornstarch and sugar followed by 1 tbsp of fresh parsley 

  10. Allow the mixture to simmer while stirring occasionally for another 5-6 minutes until the sauce has reduced and eggplant is cooked to your liking 

  11. Top with fresh parsley, chili flakes, and some more fresh lime juice!

  12. Scoop into tortillas to your liking or eat with noodles whatever your pleasure!

Recipe Notes

Tip: if your broth is too liquidy add more cornstarch, if it’s too think add more vegetable broth*

Recipe Video: Asian Eggplant Tacos

The first thing I do is cut up the eggplant and toss it with vinegar and salt in a large bowl. It’s important to let it sit for 20 minutes in order to have the eggplant release moisture. Make sure to pat it dry afterwards to soak up the moisture. This allows for a crispier end result! It also allows the eggplant to absorb the other flavors better. 

Other ingredients you need for easy Asian eggplant vegan recipes like this include: 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp diced jalapeños, 1/4 cup diced onions, and 1/2 tbsp garlic paste.

Also 1/2 tbsp grated ginger, Juice of 1 lime, 3 tbsp cornstarch, and 2 tbsp sugar. Don’t forget 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, 2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp turmeric, and 1 tbsp red chili flakes. Last but not least you need 1.5 cups vegetable broth to make the saucey base. 

How To Prep The Eggplant: 

Easy Asian Eggplant Vegan Recipes
How To Pre and Cook The Eggplant

Easy Asian eggplant vegan recipes like this are so simple to make too. Once you soak and dry the eggplant you need to heat the oil in a pan on medium high before sautéing the onions, ginger, and jalapeños. Next toss in the eggplant and stir before cooking it down for a minute. Stir in the lime juice, soy sauce, and seasonings followed by the broth and cornstarch. Allow it to simmer on medium low before removing from heat and serving in some soft shell tortillas! 

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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
 Calories 103
Total Fat 4.4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 760mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 14.2g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 7%
Total Sugars 5.9g 
Protein (Plant Based) 2.8g
 Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 222mg 5%

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