Dive into this collection of 30 easy vegetarian appetizers! From dips, to finger foods, to flatbreads, you’ll love the endless possibilities of these meatless snacks!
Here at Fork in the Kitchen, appetizers are synonymous with snacky dinners and the best-kind-of-eating. Who doesn’t love dipping a chip in dip, or picking up a crostini piled high with toppings, or having bite-sized snacks that are full of flavor? If it sounds like you, you’re in the right place!
We’ve gathered up our favorite appetizer recipes that just so happen to be vegetarian. Friends and family will love these recipes, whether they’re vegetarian or eaters of all things. Many can be made, or are, vegan, too!
These meatless recipes are perfect for entertaining a crowd, serving at a potluck, or for those times when you’re sitting down to enjoy a quiet evening at home and need a happy hour snack.
You can make many of these recipes ahead of time, saving you time when hosting parties. And most are easy enough to make mere minutes before your guests arrive. There are kid-friendly options, along with healthy appetizers, and both cold and hot options. So what are you waiting for?! Let’s dig in!
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30 Vegetarian Appetizers: Roasted Grape Crostini
- 2 cups red grapes
- 1 TBSP olive oil additional for crostini
- 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme chopped, plus 3 sprigs
- 1 baguette sliced on the bias (~14-16 slices)
- 4 oz. goat cheese room temperature
- 1 TBSP honey
- Salt to taste + flakey sea salt for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss grapes in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, with 3 thyme sprigs (no need to destem them for the roast). Place the grapes on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip over, and continue to bake for an additional 6-8 minutes. Once roasted, remove the grapes from the vine (if you haven't already; you can roast them either way) and discard thyme stems.
- Meanwhile, place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil across one side of the slices. Flip, and lightly drizzle additional olive oil, being careful to not drench them. Sprinkle on salt and pepper as desired. Bake for 5-7 minutes on each side, until toasted.
- While the crostini and grapes bake, stir together the room temperature goat cheese with honey and 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves. Add salt to taste.
- Spread goat cheese mixture evenly across the tops of the crostinis. Top the crostini with roasted grapes and sea salt flakes, and an additional drizzle of honey if desired!