Vegan Party Snacks to Kick off Veganuary

vegan party food guide

It’s that time of year where we indulge in snacks and delicious party foods. But being a vegan and attending these parties can often be a bit of a minefield, with most of the usual treats not suitable for vegans or those with dairy and egg intolerances and allergies. Here are some ideas on what you can eat, and a recipe for a delicious vegan snack to enjoy at home or take to parties.

Vegan Party and Buffet Food Guide

Savoury Snacks

Apart from the old crudites and hummus, there’s lots of delicious things that vegans can enjoy on the savoury side of party food. Here are a few ideas:

Onion bhajis (watch out, some supermarkets put milk and eggs in theirs!)

Vegetable tempura

Pakora

Samosas*

Vegetable spring rolls* with sweet chilli dipping sauce* (watch out for honey in the sauce)

Tortilla chips and guacamole (if you’re buying, rather than making your guac, make sure to check for milk, as those sneaky supermarkets like to pop that in there!)

Buffalo cauliflower (I love Lauren Toyota’s Hot for Food buffalo cauliflower recipe!)

Polenta fries

Onion rings (home made beer/sparkling water tempura onion rings are the best!)

Roasted cauliflower bites

Bruschetta

There are loads of recipes for savoury vegan snacks online – it’s worth having a play around in the kitchen to see if you can veganise your favourite pre-vegan recipes, it’s usually really simple to do! And don’t forget to give my savoury rolls recipe (below) a go!

Sweet Treats

It’s pretty easy to serve up premade vegan friendly sweet treats, such as Party Rings, pink wafers and Oreos, but sometimes you want something a little more special! How about…

Fruit with assorted dips (such as Lotus Biscoff spread*, dairy free chocoate spread, vegan cheesecake dip made with non-dairy cream cheese and icing sugar, or Betty Crocker ready made icing)

Flavoured popcorn

Co Op jam and custard doughnuts

Mr Kiping treacle tart

My chocolate biscoff swirl loaf

Hartley’s glitter jelly

Mini vegan brownies

Homemade vegan hobnob biscuits

 

If you fancy cooking something that’s not too difficult to make and doesn’t take a long time, why not give my vegan savoury rolls recipe a go? They are the perfect vegan replacement for sausage rolls, and unlike shop bought vegan sausage rolls, can be filled with lots of tasty vegetables.

 

Vegan Savoury Rolls Recipe

vegan vegetable sausage rolls

These savoury rolls are a delicious party snack, but can also be packed into lunch boxes. They are a great way to use up leftover vegetables -whether they are pre-cooked or raw.

Ingredients

1 packet of vegan friendly stuffing mix (I like Paxo sage and onion stuffing*)

Your choice of vegetables (I used diced potatoes, brussels sprouts, mushrooms and parsnips)

1 tsp fennel seeds

Mixed herbs to taste

1 square of Jus Rol puff pastry*

Plant milk of your choice

Method

Preheat oven to 180 Celsius (356 Fahrenheit, gas mark 4)

Make up stuffing as per recipe and put to the side.

Saute vegetables in olive oil with the fennel seeds (add these to the oil before the vegetables) and mixed herbs until the vegetables are part-cooked – they will finish in the oven. If you are using leftover vegetables that are already cooked, you can still saute your veggies with the fennel and herbs, just not for as long.

Roll out pastry if it’s not already rolled out (if you are using frozen pastry you’ll need to make sure that it is fully thawed before starting!)

Mix together the stuffing mix with the vegetables.

vegan stuffing rolls puff pastry

Place a strip of the vegetable stuffing mix along the pastry and roll once, pinching the ends of the pastry once you’ve cut off the excess. Cut into smaller pieces and place fold down onto lined baking tray. Repeat.

vegan vegetable rolls

vegan pastry rolls

vegan stuffing sausage rols

Once all pieces are in the baking tray, use a pastry brush to lightly glaze the top of each roll with the plant milk of your choice.

vegan stuffing sausage rols recipe

Cook in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are light golden brown.

Enjoy!

 

I’ve got loads of delicious vegan friendly recipes on my Pinterest, why not give me a follow so you can see what vegan treats you can cook next?!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Donna December 30, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    I love the sound of these sausage rolls 🙂 I’m definitely going to give them a go! And I’m thinking of joining Veganary…I’m definitely cutting out my dairy intake if nothing else. I’ll be asking you for all the tips!! 🙂 xx

  2. Izzy McLeod December 30, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Ok so I know a food post is off to a good start when the first 3 items are some of my faces, tempura, pakorah, so much good food. I need to find some veganuary parties to go too if they’re using this as a guide

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