Browse through our unique and vegan appetizers created by leading chefs in the vegan movement.
Nourish your relationships and the people you care for by feeding them something fantastic you’ve made by hand. Perhaps…a parfait?
Breakfast, snack, dessert, treat. Whatever or whenever you feel like a healthy and sweet flavor explosion - this is the perfect choice. Ridiculously easy to prepare, filling and so boosting it's nutty to even think of it all.
We love cultured veggies for a variety of reasons. One: they are a great way to consume more nutrient rich vegetables, especially the tougher cruciferous ones, during the winter months when the availability of fresh produce might be lacking. Two: the process of fermentation softens the texture for easier chewing, no cooking required! Three: probiotic bacteria is so important for our overall immune system and digestive health, and cultured veggies prove to be a delicious way of consuming them! Three: you can make a huge batch of kimchi for just a few dollars! Learn how to make the perfect batch of delicious kimchi with Sarah Britton of My New Roots - and check out her site for trouble shooting tips in case something goes a bit array the first time you try it out.
Who says you have to ditch the sushi rolls to be healthy? Crowd pleasing, mouth watering and super fun to make sushi rolls sans rice, sans fish and full of living nutrients.
This recipe has a lot going on! A fully raw flax cracker style crust is topped with fresh zucchini and sesame butter hummus and plenty of veggie "pizza" fixings such as tomato, onion, and marinated mushrooms! The look is definitely reminiscent of pizza, the texture somewhat tostado-like. Whatever it is it sure is yummy!
In the mood for a snack? How about a few handfuls of spicy, beta carotene, vitamin c and vitamin b6 rich sweet potato chips dehydrated to crispy, salty perfection!
So you want to know what’s inside these gooey, sweet and delicious bars? You will only need 4 ingredients, it is extremely easy to do and you can make it either low fat or completely “fat free” if you don’t use the almonds for topping.
A simple base (almonds and buckwheat), sweets (dates, goji berries), spices (vanilla and lavender flowers), superfoods (bee pollen) and seeds (sesame) make their way into this recipe, but feel free to modify depending on the depths of ingredients in your own panty.
Rice paper spring rolls are a fresh and fun way to get more raw veggies into your body! While rice paper isn't technically raw we consider it to be a healthy whole food option to use on a high raw diet. Julienne some strips of radish, red pepper, and cucumber, and dont be afraid to add in things like cultured veggies, bean sprouts, soaked nuts and seeds, or avocado for more bulk. Let this recipe act as a rough guideline for you to go on and make your own version of this popular Asian inspired appetizer!
A few other ingredients suggestions from the chef: marinated mushrooms, carrots, sauerkraut, mint, avocado, squash/zucchini and watercress.
It is gorgeous! You can spread it on any raw cracker you have, on a slice of bread or if you are expecting guests – cut and bake a french baguette with a little bit of olive oil…
Mexico In One Bite! This is a recipe that will surely inspire a fiesta in your tummy! The basis for this creation is a Mexican Wild Rice that is made entirely of vegetables and herbs. The mixture can be rolled up in collards, fresh romaine leaves, or served in purple cabbage boats as photographed. Enjoy your wraps dipped in a fresh and spicy mandarin dipping sauce!
Tasty and oh so fresh! These tacos are low fat, very simple, and contain absolutely no corn or gluten containing flour! Use very thinly sliced jicama root for your taco shell, wrap up lots of yummy fresh vegetables, and choose between a sweet and herby mango beet or a savory and tangy avocado lime sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
Be the hostess with the mostest (and yummiest!) of Holiday party snacks this year by using soaked nuts and seeds lightly seasoned or sweetened and dehydrated. Sweet, crunchy and easy to munch on. Soaking your nuts and seeds before hand is a win win situation! You'll de-activate enzyme inhibitors as well as increase the absorbability of things like amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Soaked pumpkin seeds are full of healthy protein and fats, and also contain loads of zinc for a robust immune system and healthy glow to the skin!
A winning kale chip recipe by Chef Priscilla! Cheesy, crispy and delightfully herby. The sauce is an easy mixture of soaked cashews, soaked pumpkin seeds and yellow bell pepper as well as raw miso, lemon juice, mineral salt and a generous dash of nutritional yeast. Coat each bit of kale evenly for a flavor explosion with every nibble.
A whipped and creamy eggless mixture of macadamia nuts, cashews, zucchini and spices form the perfect appetizer when placed on top of thinly sliced yellow crookneck squash. Sarahfae recommends this particular variety of squash because of its soft texture and mild flavor making it a great substitute for tradition egg. Don't forget to garnish with a sprinkle of spanish paprika. Yum!
Not only is it a relatively simple and easy dish to execute, you have options to make it as an appetizer, main course, or even finger food -- it all depends on the size of your tart crust. If you'd rather not make a tart you can simply enjoy the tender/wilted veggies alone (they're certainly tasty enough to do so) and pair them with a sauce or dressing of your choosing.