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The Best Vegan Appetizers

Whether planning a party or looking to expand your cooking skills, there is a range of vegan-friendly recipes that you can try. As these foods will prove, you can combine vegan foods with delicious flavors. Let’s look at some of these recipes. 

You might want to try making the Maple Dijon Cheese Ball. This is very simple to make. First, soak one and a half cups of cashews in water for at least four hours. Then, combine the cashews with; three teaspoons of nutritional yeast, a quarter cup of coconut oil, and one and a half tablespoons of maple syrup. Add a teaspoon of salt to season the mixture then mix together. Once combined, roll it into a ball and surround it with cling film. Then, leave it in the fridge for a few hours, allowing it to harden. When you’re ready to serve it, remove the plastic wrapping and press pecans around the outside.

Another great vegan recipe to try is stuffed mushrooms. This will impress your non-vegan friends by recreating the flavor of bacon using vegan ingredients. First, you need to create the tempeh, which will act as the bacon replacement. Combine; two teaspoons of soy sauce, two teaspoons of liquid smoke, two teaspoons of maple syrup and two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Then, crumble your tempeh into the bowl. Ideally, you should leave it in the bowl for 12 hours, this will give it plenty of time to absorb the flavor of the marinade. Next, turn a pan up to high heat and place the tempeh into it. When it’s lightly brown, move it into a bowl. When you’re cooking the mushrooms, remove the stems and create a hollow in the middle. Then, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the mushrooms with olive oil, then place them into the oven for ten minutes. After this time, remove the mushrooms. You might need to use a paper towel to remove any moisture that has gathered in the mushroom. Finally, place the tempeh mixture into the bowl of the mushroom and cook for five minutes. When the tops of the mushroom are brown, they are cooked. After allowing some time for them to cool, you can serve.

Finally, you can try some simple appetizers for when you have unexpected visitors. For example, purchase some vegan dip from the supermarket, or prepare it yourself. When making a dip, ensure that you combine a wide range of ingredients. This will provide the most complex flavor combinations. Then, when friends come over you can slice up some carrots or celery, which you can smear with the dip.

One of the hardest things about entertaining friends is making the type of foods that they will enjoy. Sadly, many non-vegans might be reluctant to try recipes made from vegan ingredients. We’ve looked at some of the best appetizers that you can make. Even non-vegans will enjoy these foods. So, try some of these recipes for your next event.

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