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10 Addictive Appetizers That Just Happen to Be Vegan

If you're heading to a party, why not take along one of these incredibly tasty appetizers. They're healthyish, addicting, and also vegan.

1. Tofu Nuggets with Maple-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Crispy fried tofu with a tangy mustard dippy sauce is the kind of snack that's hard to stop eating.

Tofu Nuggets with Maple-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

2. Spicy Bean Salsa

Rave Review: "I have to agree with everyone, its definitely addicting!" -- MAGGIE MAGUIRE

Spicy Bean Salsa

Photo by bd.weld

3. Medium Cheddar Cheese Sauce 

This  gooey vegan cheese sauce is made with cashews and nutritional yeast, and is just as yummy as regular cheese dip.

Medium Cheddar Cheese Sauce (Live, Raw, and Vegan)

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

4. Roasted Bell Peppers with Sunflower Seeds

This appetizer looks a picture, and those roasted red peppers taste even sweeter with balsamic and toasted sunflower seeds.

Roasted Bell Peppers with Sunflower Seeds

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

5. Muhammara (Roasted Pepper & Walnut Spread)

Move over hummus,  muhammara is the new dip in town. The flavor is more complex than hummus, and that sweet, nutty flavor will hook you for life.

6. Vegan Spinach Bites

These little fried potato and spinach bites are heavenly served straight from the skillet.

Vegan Spinach Bites

Photo by My Hot Southern Mess

7. Jicama Appetizer

When you need a cool and refreshing summer snack, there's nothing quite like some crunchy jicama, lime, and chili.

Jicama Appetizer

Photo by bd.weld

8. Nacho-Flavored Roasted Chickpeas

Rave Review: "Spicy little crunchy gems. Yum!! After rinsing the chickpeas, I allowed them to dry for half an hour on paper towel. I think this helped in making them super crispy. Awesome snack recipe." -- Buckwheat Queen

Nacho-Flavored Roasted Chickpeas

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

9. Fresh Tomato Salsa

The secret of this salsa is its simplicity. Fresh tomatoes, serrano chile, lime and cilantro. Add some chips, and you've a refreshing appetizer to snack on all evening.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Photo by lutzflcat

10. Basque Salad

Sweet peppers, onions, herbs, and red wine vinegar  -- it sounds like a simple salad, but the flavor combination is just perfect.

Basque Salad

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at stasty.com.