Appetizers and Snacks

Black Bean Dip

Seasoned with cocoa powder, nutritional yeast, lime juice and chipotle chiles.      Shopping List



Eggplant with peppers, onions, garlic, capers, kalamata olives, and balsamic vinegar balanced with the sweetness of raisins.

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Cheezy Hummus

This is a recipe I modified from one by Elise Murphy. Contains no nuts or nut butters.


chipotle-hummus Chipotle Chickpea Dip

Another delicious dip from Susan Voisin. Contains no nuts or nut butters. Photo by Susan Voisin.



chickpea-curry-salad7-rectangleCurried Chickpea Salad

With a bit of sweetness from dried apricots and crunch from celery, red pepper and red onion.

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Kale Dip 2 008Kale Dip

Great on bread or crackers, and also used as the filling in Chef AJ’s Disappearing Lasagna. View recipe at 4:47 on video. Recipe created by Chef AJ.

Mushroom PateMushroom Pâté

This pâté, which is seasoned with basil, thyme and oregano, is equally good served on the patio in summer or inside during the cooler months.      Shopping List


Oil-Free Bruschetta

This is one of our summer favorites. It’s best with vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil.      Shopping List


nacho-cheeze-smRoasted Cauliflower Bites with Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

Recipe and photo by Susan Voisin.



Roasted Garlic Roasted Garlic

This is delicious spread on bread and used whenever a recipe calls for garlic.



garlic-hummusRoasted Garlic Hummus

This is my husband’s favorite hummus recipe; it’s loaded with garlic, as you would expect.


Roasted Tomatoes

Simply prepared and simply delicious. A treat made from fresh summer tomatoes.


seasational-chickpea1Sea-sational Chickpea Salad

Made creamy using silken tofu and seasoned with seaweed, this is great on a green salad, as a sandwich filling, or on crackers. Recipe and photo by Susan Voisin.

bite-with-7-layer-dipSeven Layer Bean Dip

Layers of seasoned pinto beans, green onions, corn, creamy seasoned silken tofu, olives, cilantro, and tomatoes, with optional jalapeño slices on top. Yum!      Shopping List


Sriracha and Garlic Hummus

Sriracha and garlic taste fabulous together. We love this recipe!      Shopping List


Sriracha Hummus

With the spicy tang of Sriracha and the flavor and color of roasted red peppers.      Shopping List


Sun-Dried Tomatoes

These may be great to add to recipes, but they are also delicious for snacking.


Tortilla chipsTortilla Chips

View a 4 minute video for instructions. Recipe by Chef AJ shown at 3:03 on video.


Vegan Corn and Kale Dip

This creamy, Mexican-flavored dip is great with tortilla chips or crudités.

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nacho-cheeze-smVegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

This recipe of Susan Voisin’s is great on top of anything with Mexican flavors or as a dip for tortilla chips or veggies. Photo by Susan Voisin.


Vegan Spring Rolls with Low-Fat Peanut Sauce

Typically eaten as an appetizer, but these are so good that you might want to eat enough to make a meal.      Shopping List                        Meal Suggestion