37 Easy Vegan Christmas Appetizers

In this article you will find easy and delicious (and kid friendly) vegan recipes for appetizers during your Holiday season, Christmas or otherwise! Be sure to try out and share the vegan appetizers for Christmas below!

vegan christmas appetizers

If you want this years holidays to be special (and kind or even a bit healthier) this year than years past, then you’ll want to try out some of the recipes below!

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And, I know you want to make holidays super special this year due to all that has happened through out the year.

You deserve it!

Luckily, you don’t even have to put your beliefs or health aside to enjoy the appetizers you’ll find below!

They are cruelty free and fun for kids!

So keep scrolling and be sure to check out the ones that look good to you!

Easy Vegan Appetizers For Christmas That Your Kids Will Love!!

garlic-stuffed olives in a blanket

garlic stuffed olives in a blanket on cutting board.
Photo from thebakingfairy.net

 Impress your party guests with this fun vegetarian take on pigs in a blanket! Garlic-Stuffed Olives in a Blanket are flavorful, addicting, and so easy to make.

Cute Christmas Fruit Salad Cups (vegan)

holiday styled fruit salad cups.
Photo from thegreenloot.com

These vegan Christmas Fruit Salad Cups will surely impress your guests and family members! They are cute, oh-so heavenly and take only minutes to make! 


vegan pinwheels with white beans and veggies.
Photo from oatandsesame.com

Easy vegan pinwheels are layered with white beans, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, basil and pine nuts. A healthy appetizer with lots of fresh flavor!

Easy Vegan Olive Tapenade

olive tapenade on serving platter.
Photo from profusioncurry.com

Olive tapenade makes snack-time and Holiday parties easier and healthier. Learning how to make this classic Mediterranean Dip is a cinch!

Vegan Chickpea Squash Fritters

Chickpea squash fritters on a plate with parchment paper.
Photo from pipingpotcurry.com

These vegan & gluten free Chickpea Squash Fritters are so easy to make and take less than 30 minutes. With freshly milled Chickpea flour using the Nutrimill Harvest, and lots of butternut squash, this is a great appetizer before any meal!

Avocado Hummus

avocado hummus in a bowl.
Photo from littlesunnykitchen.com

Healthy and delicious hummus dip with a twist! Chickpeas are blended with avocado for that extra creaminess and great flavor.

Mini Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffin Bites (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

gluten free mini gingerbread muffin bites.
Photo from strengthandsunshine.com

A perfect little taste of the season! These healthy Mini Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffin Bites are vegan, allergy-free, and baked full of gingerbread spice and deep molasses flavor! These kid-friendly muffins are great for breakfast, snacks, dessert, even at your next holiday party!

Easy AIR FRYER FALAFELS (Gluten Free, Vegan)

air fryer falafels on plate with dip.
Photo from recipesfromapantry.com

These Easy Air Fryer Falafels are deliciously crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Healthier than the deep fried versions, air fryer falafels are perfect for serving up as snacks, appetizers, or as a satisfying meal.


This easy Baba Ganoush recipe is a gluten-free, vegan snack or appetizer that’s perfect for any get together. Served with veggies, crackers, or pita bread, it’s sure to be a crowd favorite!

How To Make Fried Plantains

fried plantains in bowl.
Photo from recipesfromapantry.com

 Fried plantains are a tasty and versatile dish that can be served as a breakfast, snack, starter, side dish, or main course. Try this simple and easy-to-make fried plantains recipe and you’ll be hooked.

Baked Mini Gluten-Free + Vegan Mac & Cheese Bites (Allergy-Free)

baked mini gluten free and vegan mac and cheese bites.
Photo from strengthandsunshine.com

A healthy and snackable way to enjoy your favorite comfort food! These Baked Mini Gluten-Free + Vegan Mac & Cheese Bites are top 8 allergy-free, super kid-friendly, and act as a great side dish, snack, or even an appetizer recipe for your next gathering! Portable macaroni and cheese is never a bad idea!


vegan bao bun stacked.
Photo from marathonsandmotivation.com


vegan mushroom pate on a plate with crackers.
Photo from rhiansrecipes.com

This Vegan Pâté is rich and meaty, smooth and silky and so easy to make. It’s nutritious and makes a great appetizer for Christmas! Made with mushrooms and walnuts, it’s a delicious and elegant recipe that tastes just like a vegetarian version of French liver pâté!

vegan garlic parmesan cauliflower wings

vegan garlic parmesan cauliflower wings on a plate with white dip.
Photo from thebakingfairy.net

Whip up these tasty Vegan Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Wings for a plant-based way to fulfill all those crispy, crunchy cravings.

Mediterranean Mezze Appetizer Platter

mediterranean vegetarian mezze platter on serving dish.
Photo from profusioncurry.com

You will fall in love with this beautiful and delicious Mediterranean Vegetarian Mezze Platter. It’s a cornucopia of amazing flavors and textures. It’s salty, creamy, spicy ,warm, cold, crunchy and everything !! And it’s so easy to bring it together.


vegan cashew cheese ball on wood plate with fruit and crackers.
Photo from rhiansrecipes.com

This Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball is creamy, tangy and full of flavour! It’s perfect for sharing and makes an impressive appetizer!


herb and garlic stuffed mushrooms on cutting board.
Photo from veggiedesserts.com

Kids and adults will love these stuffed mushrooms. They only take minutes to prep and make a tasty appetizer! The creamy filling is full of fresh herbs and garlic, perfect with the soft baked mushrooms.

Guacamole with berries

guacamole in bowl with berries and tortilla chips.
Photo from gohealthyeverafter.com

A vegan and gluten-free recipe, this fresh and easy guacamole can transform even those who hate avocados into ardent fans.

Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds Appetizer Recipe

roasted sweet potatoes with toppings on baking sheet.
Photo from veggiesociety.com

Puff Pastry Asparagus Appetizer

In our family, there’s no Christmas without wrapped asparagus in puff pastry. We do an array of appetizers where the whole family can join in and cook, including kids. This is a kid-friendly vegan recipe so everyone can make it and munch on it to enjoy the holiday.

Mung Bean Hummus (Vegan, Gluten-free)

This healthy hummus recipe is excellent for direct consumption, as a vegan side dish, a vegan spread for toast, a gluten free dip and an appetizer or as a protein packed breakfast idea!

Beetroot Falafel

beetroot falafel on serving tray.
Photo from greedygourmet.com

Beetroot Falafels are eye catching with their natural red colouring that fits the season. They are great served with a vegan yogurt dip.


christmas pinwheels on serving dish.
Photo from vnutritionandwellness.com

These vegan Christmas Pinwheels are a festive appetizer for any meal or party. Pesto and sun-dried tomatoes are featured as the red and green ingredients to really bring out holidays!

Instant Pot Steamed Dumplings

instant pot steamed dumplings in bowl with lettuce and chopsticks and sauce.
Photo from corriecooks.com

Looking for something healthy and fun to eat? Try these Steamed dumplings. You can make them in only 20 minutes using your Instant Pot or any other pressure cooker. Just make sure the wrappers you got are vegan too!

Roasted Beet Hummus with Pita Chips

Beetroot hummus in a bowl with pita chips.
Photo from happykitchen.rocks

Healthy vegan Roasted Beet Hummus served with pita chips is a delicious colorful appetizer perfect for entertaining. This creamy beet hummus is packed with nutrients and flavor

Stovetop Candied Pecans

candied pecans in bowl.
Photo from asweetalternative.com

These stovetop candied pecans are the perfect plant-based nibbles to serve with cocktails before Christmas dinner. They’re easy to make and have the right balance of sweet and salty.

Guacamole Recipe

guacamole in bowl with spoon.
Photo from healthykitchen101.com

Guacamole is so popular for its soft but not too creamy mouthfeel as that of some pureed bean spreads. Assembling both the tangy aroma of garlic and lime, Guacamole’s taste is even more swirling thanks to the crunchy diced onions and tomatoes.

Vegan Carrot “Bacon” Wrapped Water Chestnuts

carrot "bacon" wrapped water chestnuts on blue plate.
Photo from slumberandscones.com

A plant-based take on a fun appetizer, these vegan carrot “bacon” wrapped water chestnuts are hard to stop eating!

Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts

Eggplant roll ups on a plate.
Photo from happykitchen.rocks

These Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Filling are a delightfully simply, healthy vegan appetizer. Three ingredients, some artfully chosen spices, and less than an hour of time and you have a vegan treat for the tastebuds with these walnut stuffed eggplant rolls.


cranberry chutney in bowls.
Photo from twosleevers.com

Spicy, sweet, and tangy Cranberry Chutney will wow your guests and make a wonderful addition to your cheese tray. Level up your favorite appetizer or sandwich with this tasty Cranberry Chutney recipe.


vegan TZATZIKI on serving platter.
Photo from theclevermeal.com


vegan ceviche in bowl on plate with chips.
Photo from veggieinspired.com

Vegan Ceviche – with lots of fresh dill and grapefruit juice. It’s a flavor combo you’ve got to try! This easy plant-based ceviche would be a delicious and gorgeous start to any meal.


Spicy Maple Rosemary Roasted Nuts are a simple oven roasted nuts recipe that are an easy make ahead appetizer and make a great holiday gift!


dairy free cranberry salsa dip in bowl on plate with crackers.
Photo from veggieinspired.com

Cranberry Salsa Dip – creamy, sweet, tangy, and a little spicy. It’s the perfect holiday appetizer or snack and is always a hit at parties.


butternut squash hummus in bowl with chips.
Photo from flavorthemoments.com

Butternut Squash Hummus is ultra creamy with sweet and smoky flavors. It’s topped with utterly addictive spiced pepitas for a dip that everyone will remember!

More Vegan Holiday Recipes!

If you’ve enjoyed the vegan Christmas Finger Foods above, then you’ll love putting together your Christmas menu with the vegan Holiday recipes below!

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