Easy Vegan Appetizers To Kick Start Your Party

You will certainly not miss the meat, dairy and eggs in any of these easy vegan appetizers. Whether you are vegan or not give these top 5 delicious vegan appetizers recipes a try!

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5.) Spinach and Artichoke Dip

A creamy and delicious dip great with toasted pita bread or veggies of your choice. A comfort food for many, here’s the perfect vegan spinach and artichoke dip recipe.

Serves 6-8

 

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  • 3/4 cups finely chopped white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked for 20 mins in hot water)
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp.lemon juice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp. chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp. tapioca starch
  • 1 x 395 ml can butterbeans or navy beans
  • 1 cup marinated artichokes, drained from marinade

Instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 F.
  • In a pan over medium heat sauté onion in 2 teaspoons of olive oil for 2-3 minutes until slightly soft and fragrant. Lower heat to medium-low and add in minced garlic and spinach and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes until spinach is wilted and soft, but still bright green.
  • Drain and rinse cashews from soaking water and add to a food processor. Process until they become a fine meal and nearly smooth. Then add tapioca,  nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, sea salt, onion powder, white pepper, dried basil, chili flakes, and half the non-dairy milk to the food processor and process until smooth.
  • Then add in beans and artichokes and run the machine while you gradually add the remaining half cup of non-dairy milk. Process until smooth.
  • Pour this mixture into your baking dish and fold in the spinach, onion, and garlic mixture.
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top and bake for 20-25 minutes. It should be bubbling and slightly puffed and golden brown on top.
  • Serve with bread, crackers or vegetables for dipping