16 Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Hi Friends! I’ve gathered 16 Easy Vegan Appetizers to spice up your Thanksgiving menu this year. These simple dishes will help you save time and make the lead up to mealtime absolutely delicious. 

Dipping a slice of pita bread into a bowl of our Pumpkin Hummus recipe
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White Bean Pumpkin Hummus
Fluffy, savory, 10-minute white bean hummus infused with pumpkin, lemon, and crispy garlic and sage! A perfectly spiced, hearty, and wholesome dip or snack for fall! 
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Using wooden salad spoons to pick up a serving of Lentil Grape Cauliflower Salad
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Curried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil Salad
Crazy delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.
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Bowl of Mediterranean Lentil Dip topped with kalamata olives and freshly chopped parsley
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Mediterranean Lentil Dip
Creamy, Mediterranean-inspired Lentil dip with sautéed garlic and shallots, and a 2-minute garlic-dill sauce. A protein-packed, vegan and gluten-free appetizer or side dish.
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Plate of sliced cucumbers, pita, and a bowl of Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
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Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip
9-ingredient savory eggplant dip with smoked paprika and spicy harissa paste. A subtly-spiced dip loaded with flavor and nutrients. The perfect side dish or appetizer.
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Bowl of vibrant pink Roasted Beet Hummus surrounded by carrot and cucumber slices
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Roasted Beet Hummus
Super creamy roasted beet hummus featuring a whole roasted beet, lemon, and plenty of garlic flavor. Perfect with chips, pita, or veggies or as a sandwich spread.
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Quick and easy Vegan Crudite with Macadamia Nut Herb Cheese and goodies for dipping
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5-Minute Macadamia Cheese + Vegan Crudité!
Creamy macadamia nut cheese and hummus served with roasted and fresh vegetables! The perfect 30-minute plant-based snack or appetizer.
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Bowl of Golden Goddess Turmeric Hummus surrounded by carrot sticks
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Golden Goddess (Turmeric) Hummus
10-minute golden hummus infused with anti-inflammatory spices like ginger and turmeric! Creamy, flavorful, and protein-packed!
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Parchment-lined baking sheet of Vegan GF Rosemary Crackers
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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten Free Crackers
Crispy, thin, gluten-free crackers reminiscent of Wheat Thins! Just 7 ingredients and 1 bowl required for these delicious snacks. Perfect for dipping in hummus, nut butters, and more!
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Plate with crackers, celery sticks, and a Spicy Vegan Cheese Ball
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Spicy Vegan Pimento Cheese Ball
10-ingredient spicy vegan cheeseball with pimento peppers and nutritional yeast! Creamy, simple to make, and incredibly flavorful! The perfect holiday dip!
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Dill Garlic Vegan Cheese Wheel on a wood cutting board with crackers
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Easy Garlic & Herb Vegan Cheese
EASY, creamy vegan cheese infused with lemon, garlic and dill, and nutritional yeast for that extra cheesy flavor. Soft, spreadable, delicious.
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Skillet of Vegan GF Spinach and Artichoke Dip
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Kale & White Bean Artichoke Dip
A creamy, savory artichoke dip with sautéed kale, white beans, and nutritional yeast for a cheesy kick. A protein-rich plant-based appetizer that requires just 10 ingredients!
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Bowl of Creamy Red Pepper Tomato Soup with fresh dill, roasted cherry tomatoes, and coconut milk
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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup
Creamy roasted red pepper tomato soup made in 30 minutes! Savory, flavorful, and so easy to make. The perfect side to sandwiches, salads, and more!
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Top down shot of a big bowl of Butternut Squash Hummus with olive oil and pine nuts
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Butternut Squash Hummus
Savory, 10-ingredient Butternut Squash with garlic, parsley, and cumin. A creamy, flavorful dip that’s perfect for fall.
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Baking sheet with a scoop of coconut sugar and batch of Candied Spiced Nuts
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15-Minute Candied Spiced Nuts (1 Pan!)
Amazing 15-minute roasted candied nuts made all on 1 pan! No bowl required, so spicy-sweet. The perfect holiday snack or homemade gift!
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Platter of Shawarma Dip made with chickpeas and fresh vegetables
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Chickpea Shawarma Dip
Amazing, 30-minute shawarma-inspired dip with baked chickpeas, parsley-tomato salad, and an easy 4-ingredient garlic dill sauce!
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Large plate of Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
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Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
Amazing, flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels that come together in 15 minutes with 8 ingredients. The perfect crowd-pleasing, summer appetizer.
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If you give any of these Thanksgiving appetizers a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

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