Life isn’t easy if you are a vegan. If you are looking for vegetarian finger food for a party, then you know what we are talking about. But hey, it really isn’t all that bad. Take it from us – Fingerfoods.com.au has been catering finger food for the last few decades and we know what we are talking about.
In fact, the Vegan Society of NSW claims that there has also been an increase in demand for vegetarian menus. Just to give you some idea of what kinds of vegetarian finger foods we can serve, here is our list of Australian vegan finger food favourites from around the web:
Vegetarian Finger Foods
1. Vegetable Samosas
Samosas are a common finger food in almost every party. While samosas typically have meat in them, you can easily substitute them with vegetables instead. If you want the samosas to be that much healthier, you can bake them instead of deep frying them.
2. Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Crunchy spring rolls are another vegetarian finger food favourite because of its great texture. Popular fillings for spring rolls include jicama, bean sprouts and basil.
When you think of sushi, you invariably think of salmon and other types of raw fish. But there is vegetarian sushi available as well. These could be made either from vegetables such as cucumber or mock fish. The cucumber, cream cheese, and avocado sushi blend smooth and crunchy textures perfectly, but the cream cheese and avocado adds slightly more fat content to the mix. Other popular vegetarian sushi includes tofu and green onions, mushrooms, roasted eggplant, and zucchini as well as tempura and egg sushi.
4. Edamame Pods
Since we were talking about sushi, we should also mention that edamame pods are a popular – and very easy – vegetarian finger food that you can serve at you party. Just boil the edamame pods for about 5 to 6 minutes until they are tender, and toss them in a bowl of garlic, and ginger and oils and mix well.
5. Grilled Portabella Mushroom
Another simple, healthy yet elegant vegetarian dish to serve at your party is grilled portobello mushrooms. Add the mushroom in a bowl with black pepper, soy sauce, and vinegar. Cover it and let it marinate in the fridge for around 2 hours. Place the mushrooms on the preheated grill and cook until they start to caramelize. Serve these with toothpicks.
Bruschetta (pronounced “brusketta”) is another popular vegetarian finger food dish in Australia. These are typically made of tomato, garlic, basil and olive oil. Just chop the tomatoes finely, mix the ingredients together and place them on a slice of lightly toasted Italian bread.
Guacamole is a dip that is a favourite for both vegans and non-vegans alike because of its rich and smooth texture. You can serve them with tortilla chips.
8. Vegetarian Truffles
How could you consider your spread complete without adding something sweet? A lot of people don’t think that chocolate isn’t vegetarian, but did you know that dark chocolate is typically free of animal ingredients? This would make a perfect dessert for your vegan party.
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