Thursday, November 10, 2022

A Plant-Based Thanksgiving- 4 of My Favorite Appetizers

           Creative postcard placed on plate

Whether your family gathering is large or small, Thanksgiving is a time when lasting memories are made and the aroma of delicious traditional holiday foods ooze from the kitchen. 

Making a plant-based Thanksgiving can be a challenge, but it is not as difficult as you might think. 

Thanksgiving, Dinner, Table, Turkey, Holiday

Most Thanksgiving sides are plant-based or can easily be made plant-based.  The greater challenge is finding the perfect entree to replace the Turkey. 

I sharing some of my favorite recipes from Thanksgiving's Past to help get think plant-based and gluten-free if you, a family member or guest have special eating needs this Thanksgiving. 

Appetizers Anyone? 
If you are like our family, we like to convene about 2:00 PM, hang around with some appetizers (and drinks)🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 share some mingle time together, and then enjoy the Thanksgiving feast. 

In today's post, I will share appetizer ideas. 
Following posts will address the other parts of the meal: 
Soups, salads, sides, desserts and entree. 

hummus appetizer with olives, roasted tomatoes, and chick peas
Extraordinary Hummus Platter( recipe link) - Homemade hummus is always the best, but whether you decide to make your own (recipe provided for homemade hummus- recipe link) or use prepared hummus you can still make a wow presentation with this delicious hummus display. 

vegan appetizer display, avocado, vegan

A beautiful display of tomatoes, capers, basil, avocado and cucumbers. Healthy, tasty, and appealing. 

stuffed artichokes, vegan

These are a little more work but absolutely delicious. Could be a side dish or an appetizer. 

Baked Vegan Pakoras, gluten-free, oil-free

Indian Style Vegan Vegetable Pakoras (recipe link)- Baked not fried and oil free. Easy to make and your family will love them. Again, serve them with the meal or as an appetizer. 

What time does your Thanksgiving meal begin? 
Do you mingle with appetizers and drinks or get right to the meal? 

Be on the lookout for My next 4 posts which will share ideas for Plant-based Thanksgiving recipes: 

  • Thanksgiving Soup Ideas and Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Salad Ideas and Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Sides Ideas and Recipes
  • Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas and Recipes


  1. Yummy looking. I look forward to more!

  2. Thanksgiving is the holiday here, but I would certainly taste some of your delicious menu!

  3. All of your appetizers look delicious. However, we have our sites on that delicious stuffed artichoke heart recipe. Yum!

  4. I love all your plant based appetizers. The pakoras are always vegetarian and gluten free and this is one dish I eat when I go to gatherings.

  5. Great recipes you shared! Making them plant based makes the meal even lighter :D


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