Stuck for ideas on how to impress your guests this Christmas season? Decided to go for a truly vegan Christmas meal/celebration? Then you need to check out some of these sparkling treats to use as appetizers.
We have five dishes we’re sure will make your Christmas meal the one to remember, packed with flavor and bound to delight.
5 Best Vegan Appetizers for the Holidays
1. Vegan Pigs In Blankets
In principle, they’re the same as the usual variety of meat sausages wrapped in bacon. All you’re doing is substituting both with vegan alternatives.
The pig part is made from your usual protein substitute with the blankets being formed of delicious sundried tomatoes.
A great savory treat all round and best enjoyed before a warm open fire.
2. Roasted Soy Garlic Mushrooms
Roasted mushrooms, especially when equipped with garlic and soy balsamic, can give your appetizers that much-needed extra kick.
The garlic adds plenty of flavors already but the balsamic gives it an extra dimension of deliciousness and never lets the mushroom deflate in the mouth.
Packed with flavor and completely free of any kind of meat, this is a good finger food more many who are feeling a bit peckish before the main event.
3. Hummus And Caramelised Onion Crostini
With the potential to serve ten people with this yummy treat, crostini’s are always a good go-to for when you’re expecting a lot of people at your Christmas party.
The hummus/onion combo provides a healthy yet delicious and filling snack that anyone can pick at if they’re feeling peckish. The salt of the caramelized onion coupled with the nice savory creamy flavor of hummus goes really well together indeed.
To spice things up, even more, why not an extra sprig of rosemary? Make it feel much more Christmassy with just a few extra herbs.
4. Chilli Peanut Vietnamese Rolls
This is definitely a wildcard for Christmas appetizers, but this is still a tasty snack all the same. Served with a flavorsome dipping source, this will doubtless make all your guests remember your party for the next several months if longer!
All you need is plenty of noodles, chopped onions, lots of oil, rice wine vinegar and you’re good to go! Roasted peanuts make up the filling and will offer up a lovely surprise for your guests as they bite into it.
Be warned, though, that a lot of rolling is involved in the preparation and we advise you to practice before attempting! Hopefully, all this Christmas wrapping you’ve been doing will come in handy.
5. Spinach And Feta Filo Fingers
We know spinach isn’t everyone’s favorite but it’s fine to gamble sometimes. Because packed into a feta filo dinger roll they go down a real treat. Topped off with sesame seeds and stuffed with fresh oregano and plenty of healthy greens, not only is the dish meat-free but it’s good for your guests too!
You can also make lots of them very easily. Even by following an extremely simple recipe, you could easily pump out 30 of these fingers in no time. All within thirty minutes!