Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes

Recipes for easy and delicious vegetarian and vegan appetizers, including tartlets, roasted chickpeas, hummus, candied nuts, and more.

Staff Picks

Hummus III

Rating: 4.5 stars 2274
Hummus is a pureed garbanzo bean dip with Middle Eastern origins. Serve with pita and an assortment of fresh vegetables. This is the secret combination straight from a Boston restaurant. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, can be found in health food stores, gourmet shops and even many grocery stores.

Vegetarian Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 3.5 stars 23
Creamy, cheesy, spicy, vegetarian dip. I have been a vegetarian for 19 years, and this is a great hot dip for parties - enjoyed by non-vegetarians too! Serve with wheat tortilla chips.

Dill Dip III

Rating: 4.5 stars 336
My mother gave me this recipe, and told me never to share it, but I think everyone should enjoy it. This dip is definitely better if you make it one day ahead. It can be easily halved, because it makes so much!
By Darby “SilverSprite2004” Kenne

Veggie Delight on Garlic Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 106
Looks elegant and very, very tasty.
By Ila

Vegan Air Fryer Taquitos

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Delicious taquitos made with mashed potatoes just like mom used to make. Only now they're vegan and none of the flavors are sacrificed! Serve with sides of non-dairy yogurt, Mexican tomato sauce, guacamole, or your choice of sides.

Easy Red Pepper Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 129
Red Pepper Hummus that has been a favorite of all my friends. Easy to make! Serve with chips, pita chips, veggies, or whatever.

Parmesan Garlic Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 298
This is a recipe I came up with myself. It is great with most Italian dishes. It can be doubled as needed.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Cheese Ball II

Rating: 4.5 stars 840
A delicious and easy way to enjoy a cheese ball. Serve with crackers and enjoy! You can cut this recipe in half to make a smaller version. You could substitute Colby, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack cheese for the Cheddar the recipe calls for.

Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Rating: 5 stars 4521
Easy to make, tasty fruit salsa and cinnamon tortilla chips. Great as an appetizer or a snack. Great for anytime!
By Allrecipes Member
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Balsamic Bruschetta

Rating: 5 stars 1154
An easy recipe for homemade bruschetta, the classic Italian appetizer.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Guacamole

Rating: 4.5 stars 1048
Simply a quick recipe for tasty guacamole! Great with tortilla chips or as a topping for Mexican foods!
By Denise Goodman


Rating: 4.5 stars 835
Sweet, fragrant Mexican-style churros are easy to make at home!

Inspiration and Ideas

Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms
Rating: Unrated 4307
"This is the first time I have ever attempted to make stuffed mushrooms and they were great! There were NO leftovers! Easy, fast, and budget-friendly." – summer
Hummus III
Rating: Unrated 2277
"Yummy! As people's diets are more diverse, hummus wins for just about everyone! It's vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free!" – Career2HomeSchoolMom