Vegan Appetizers

By Taylor Lucas / December 22, 2016

Wether you are hosting or a guest at parities this holiday season these vegan appetizers are the perfect table topper. 

Vegan Walnuts, Sage & Cranberry Stuffed Holiday Mushrooms

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pound (16 ounces) large cremini mushrooms or small portobello mushrooms (about 12 mushrooms with a 2-inch diameter), stemmed
  • 1 1/4 cups raw walnut pieces, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced shallots (about 2 medium shallots)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sage leaves
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, divided, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes (for the walnut "parmesan")
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, stemmed and finely chopped (optional)

Complete Recipe at Blissful Basil 

Cucumber Hummus Canapé

Ingredients: 

  • Cucumber-1 lebanese (sliced as 10 sections)
  • Hummus - 1/2 cup
  • Raisins-around 20 (2 per slice)
  • Almond flakes-10
  • Coconut oil-1 tsp
  • Ground Chili/Cayenne Pepper/Paprika-for sprinkling over the top

Complete Recipe at Yes, I am Vegan

Crab Rangoon

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Tablespoon neutral high heat oil (I used organic canola oil)
  • 5 Gardein crabless cakes
  • 8 ounces non-dairy cream cheese (I used Go Veggie plain cream cheese)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon non-dairy milk
  • 3 green onions, white and green parts chopped small, divided
  • 15 mini filo shells (I used Athens brand)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: Serve with dipping sauce of your choice like sweet & sour or sweet chili sauce.

Complete Recipe at Cadry's Kitchen 

Cranberry and Pecan Vegan Cheese Ball 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours, drained and rinsed 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonswater
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries, divided 
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans 

Complete Recipe at Oh My Veggies

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