Appetizers set the mood for any party, whether it's a holiday party, birthday party, baby shower, or elegant dinner party. Browse our favorite vegetarian appetizer recipes and find the perfect way to welcome your guests.
Kale is sauteed with garlic and lemon juice, and heaped on top of toasted baguette slices in this rustic appetizer. Use a vegetable peeler to create the thin curls of Parmesan cheese that top the crostini.
Goat cheese seasoned with garlic, parsley, and hot pepper is stuffed into button mushroom caps, topped with fresh breadcrumbs, and baked until lightly browned. This easy appetizer recipe can be customized to your liking with shallots, chopped olives, or toasted nuts.
Bright-green edamame (young soybeans) are pureed with carrot, ginger, sesame oil, scallion, and Sriracha sauce to make the filling for these vegetarian dumplings. Serve the steamed dumplings with a flavorful dipping sauce made of soy sauce, rice-wine vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and julienned ginger.
These easy cheese-straw appetizers are made with frozen puff pastry and grated Parmesan cheese. In addition to cheese, you can vary the flavorings with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, paprika, or cayenne pepper. The baked and cooled straws will keep at room temperature up to one week.
Roll up red bell pepper, beets, carrot, daikon, cucumber, and radish sprouts in delicate rice-paper wrappers and serve with a tangy ginger-soy dipping sauce. These can be prepared a few hours in advance, or you can let your guests have fun making their own spring rolls.
This tart's topping of tender sauteed leeks flecked with thyme, Nicoise olives, and Parmesan and Pave d'Affinois cheeses makes a beautiful presentation. Using store-bought puff pastry is a great time-saver. If you can't find Pave d'Affinois, use another soft-ripened cheese, such as Camembert.