45 Recipes for Vegetarian Party Nibbles & Canapés you need to know about

Vegetarian Party Nibbles & Canapés

As a vegetarian, I’ve often found myself in the situation where I’m ravenously hungry at a drinks reception, but all the canapés coming past involve smoked salmon or prosciutto, or other meaty treats.  A very first-world problem, I know, but there you go!

So, as party season approaches, I thought a quick roundup of ideas for vegetarian party nibbles & canapés  would be a good idea.  Some are from friends’ blogs, others from my own, and a few I’ve spotted around the internet recently and thought they looked just stunning.

If you’re planning a party and are looking for some inspiration, you can’t go wrong with this lot!

Breads & Mini-Pizzas

Vegetarian Party Food

  1. Pistachio, Feta & Pomegranate Crostini from Recipes from a Pantry
  1. Healthy Taco Pizza Cones from The Petite Cook
  1. Mini Calzones from The Veg Space
  1. Mini Pizza Tartlets from Utterly Scrummy Food for Families
  1. Cheat’s Feta Flatbreads from The Veg Space
  1. Seedy Spelt Flatbreads from The Veg Space

Asian-Inspired Food

Vegetarian Party Nibbles

  1. Chilli-Peanut Vietnamese Rolls from The Veg Space
  1. Courgette & Baobab Bhajis from The Botanical Kitchen
  1. Bombay Potato Bites from The Veg Space
  1. Vegetarian Hand-Rolled Maki (Temaki) from delicious Magazine

Vegetable-based Bites

Vegetarian Canapes

  1. Creamy Jalapeno Mini-Pepper Bites from The Veg Space
  1. Mini Baked Potato Bites from Eats Amazing
  1. Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat’s Cheese & Cranberry from The Veg Space
  1. Aubergine Rolls with Pesto from delicious Magazine

Mini Pastries and Scones

Vegetarian Party Nibbles

  1. Herby Courgette Canapes from The Botanical Kitchen
  1. Savoury Chocolate Mushroom Vol au Vents from Tin & Thyme
  1. Mini Cheese & Onion Pasties from The Veg Space
  1. Beetroot Bites from The Botanical Kitchen
  1. Pesto, Mascarpone & Tomato Wheels from delicious Magazine
  1. Simple but Sensational Vegetarian Sausage Rolls from The Veg Space
  1. Tiny Cheese, Onion & Olive Scones from Delia Online
  1. Leek, Blue Cheese & Brussels Sprout Mini-Pasties from The Veg Space

Egg-based Bites

Vegetarian Party Food

  1. Red Pepper, Spinach and Cheese Egg Muffins from Celery & Cupcakes
  1. Truffle & Parmesan Potato Scotch Eggs from delicious Magazine
  1. Mini Quiche Bites from The Veg Space
  1. Rainbow Omelette Cakes from Eats Amazing

Savoury Biscuits & Crackers

  1. Walnut & Mustard Cheesy Biscuits from The Veg Space
  1. Artisan Cheese Crackers by Dan Lepard for The Guardian
  1. How to Cook the Perfect Oatcakes by Felicity Cloake for The Guardian


  1. Sweet & Spicy Nuts from BBC Good Food
  1. Warm Six-Spiced Party Nuts from The Veg Space
  1. Festive Honey-Roasted Nuts from Jamie Oliver 

Mini-Burgers & Sliders

  1. Beetroot & Halloumi Sliders with Chilli Jam from Olive Magazine
  1. Trio of Vegetarian Sliders (Mini-Burgers) from The Veg Space
  1. Mini Veggie Burgers & Salsa from BBC Good Food


  1. Roasted Garlic Hummus from The Veg Space
  1. Spinach, Tahini & Cumin Spread from Planet Veggie
  1. Kay’s Guacamole from Leon Fast Food

Mexican-inspired Food

Vegetarian Canapés

  1. Sweet Potato & Cavolo Nero Tacos from The Veg Space
  1. Tortilla Chips with Guacamole from The Veg Space
  1. Sweet Potato Quesadillas from Anna Jones
  1. Feta, Sweetcorn & Courgette Tacos from The Veg Space


  1. Beetroot, Sour Cream & Walnut Blinis from The Veg Space
  1. Mini Blinis with Grilled Vegetables and Lemon Cream from Planet Plant Based
  1. How to cook the perfect Blinis by Felicity Cloake for The Guardian

And don’t forget that my new book Vegan in 15 is now available to pre-order on Amazon, (whoop!) – publication date is 5th January 2017.  Many thanks for your support!

Vegan in 15 by Kate Ford


  1. What a wonderful list. I know where to come now if I need recipe inspiration for canapés over the festive period
    Jo of Jo’s Kitchen recently posted…Fulfiling a Dream at River Cottage HQMy Profile

  2. This is a such a great list, who knew you could do so much with vegetarian food!
    Petra / Be Healthy Now recently posted…Slovenian sauerkraut stew recipe, vegetarian versionMy Profile

  3. What a fabulous roundup of nibbles, I’m bookmarking this for Hogmannay when I have visitors.
    Jacqueline Meldrum recently posted…Barcelona for VegetariansMy Profile

  4. Mmm, all of these are right up my street! Yum yum yum.
    Cathy @ Planet Veggie recently posted…Recipe: Smoky Marinated Tofu in Pitta BreadMy Profile

    1. Thanks Cathy!

  5. Ooh, can I come to this party please? Would be wonderful to know I could eat everything with no worries as to what bits of meat or fish might be lurking within.
    Choclette recently posted…Figgy Almond and Whisky Christmas CakeMy Profile

  6. These all look brilliant! The perfect reference point for all those festive parties coming up for vegetarian guests. Thanks so much for sharing my recipe.
    Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes recently posted…Fully Loaded Mexican Sweet Potato Skins*My Profile

    1. Thanks Jemma, great recipe!

  7. These all look amazing, thank you!! Can’t wait to start trying some out.

    1. Thanks Janet – enjoy! x

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