Are you looking for some recipe inspiration? In this list, you will find 10+ vegan party recipes your friends will love. Give them a try!
Now that summer is almost here, it’s time for parties! And you know me, I love a good party with all my friends, preferably at our house in the countryside and, even better, with a BBQ near us, sizzling with good food. 🙂
What I love most about parties is the connection with everyone around, the music, the drinks (I have a newly discovered passion for mixology – find my cocktails here), and, of course, the food.
But there’s one thing I realized during all these years of following a vegetarian or vegan diet: if you’re a vegan at a party, there are only a couple of (sad) things you can eat. Celery sticks, chips, peanuts, and probably fries. The array of vegan options is very limited when you’re the only one that doesn’t eat meat and dairy and it usually revolves around snacks or sides.
And I think this is such a shame! I don’t blame anyone, but it really is a shame because there are so, so many vegan recipes out there that are both quick and delicious and so, so many replacements for the classic meat or dairy. And it really doesn’t hurt for anybody to try something new from time to time!
If you’re following a vegan diet and you’re invited to a party, say yes. Then prepare a couple of yummy dishes yourself and let the rest of the people taste if they’re eager to. You may be surprised by their reactions, trust me!
This has happened to me many times before. I’m invited to a party, I know I’ll have nothing to eat than fries with ketchup, so I prepare my own nibbles. Some quesadillas, maybe some tacos too, or simply some grilled sandwiches. Then I take my food to the party, only to realize that most of the guests love MY vegan food more than whatever else was on the initial menu. Once this happens a couple of times, you’ll see that people will be less and less reticent about eating vegan and ditching meat altogether.
I think this is the best approach! Don’t force people to do something they don’t believe in and don’t talk for hours on end about your special diet. Instead, share your food with others and let them decide. Vegan food is so good, most of them will be convinced in an instant!
This being said, I hope I brought you a little bit of hope that your next parties will be better. But we need to put some work into it first. And I mean finding some awesome recipes that you can cook and bring to the party.
In order to help you out, I have created this very list that you will find below. Scroll down through it and you will find more than 10 vegan party recipes that everyone will love. I promise! Plus, all of the recipes below are simple yet super flavorful, as well as pretty easy to make. The effort will be minimal but the results will be incredibly good.
Click on the titles, buttons or images in order to access each of the following recipes. Happy cooking!