Vegan dinner party ideas once upon a time would have been as rare as hens teeth! However, the times they have a changed, and with them the mindset of many people has done likewise. In fact were you to try and source dishes for a vegan dinner party not too many moons ago then undoubtedly, the majority, if not all of them, would have been conceived in your kitchen. The lack of choice in the shops and supermarkets would have been to say the least, underwhelming.
But thankfully those slender choice days are gone and there is now an abundance of choice out there for vegans to put together some fantastic vegan dinner party ideas. Still, don't let that stop you throwing your hat into the ring and bashing out some of your own top notch offerings.
From delicious starters to scrumptious desserts there are a multitude of ways to impress your friends at dinner. From the simple to the sophisticated there are some absolute belting vegan dinner party recipes out there.
Lets try and point you in the right direction of some of them here.
Vegan dinner party ideas, like most other dinner parties, will likely follow a tried and trusted format. By that we mean, Starters, Mains and Sides and the grand finale Dessert.
Vegan Dinner Party Starters
A few suggestions, but by no means an exhaustive list. Check out some of these.
Cauliflower hummus with pitta bread, nice or maybe some vegan spring rolls? Like to share your food and good taste?
Could be that Vegan Nachos are the answer. There's a recipe below which can be found on the BBC good food site.
400g butternut squash chopped into 2.5 cm rounds 150g cashew butternut
1 tbsp pickled jalapeno chillies and 1tbsp of pickling juice 1 large garlic clove
3 – 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
3 tbsps almond milk or vegan milk alternative
Juice of half a lemon and salt and black pepper for seasoning
4 wholemeal tortillas cut each into 6 triangles 4 white tortillas cut each into 6 triangles
4 medium tomatoes roughly chopped 2 red onions
2 avocados halved
a handful of fresh coriander
1. preheat the oven 200c/180c Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking paper 2. roast the squash for 30 minutes then set aside to cool
3. spread the tortillas over a few baking trays trying to not overlap if possible, then bake for 15-20 minutes turning them half way through
4. remove the skin from the squash and discard it. Blend the squash in a processor until very smooth 5. scatter a third of the crispy tortilla pieces into an ovenproof dish and cover with a third of the tomatoes, onion and sauce, then repeat until all used before topping with the avocado and coriander.
There you have it.A stunningly simple yet crackingly good starter.
Vegan Dinner Party Mains
Having set your mates' taste buds off on a vegan dinner party adventure, follow up with something hearty yet equally satisfying. What's your poison as they say. Vegan burgers? Vegan curry or vegan lasagne? Loads of recipes online for the likes of these bad boys. Throw together your own vegan stir fry with imaginative additions. There's always good old roast potatoes and salads or maybe creamy mash to accompany your main dish of the day.
Great tasting, really filling and well received dishes are at your fingertips.
Vegan Dinner Party Desserts
Vegan dinner party guests are pretty much like any other dinner party guest, quite full but eagerly awaiting the challenge of forcing down that decadent dessert. You won't disappoint with some of the many fantastic desserts out there. Maybe make your own or follow another's recipe. Either way the power is in your hands.
Will it be the respected vegan chocolate cake? Maybe ice cream or cheesecake or, a favourite of almost all diners, vegan or otherwise, the chocolate brownie.
170g self raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
170g caster sugar
5tbsps sunflower oil
230ml sweetened soya milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.preheat the oven to 180c/350F/Gas4
2.grease and flour a 20cm square tin using a little of the oil
3.in a bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder and sugar, adding a pinch of salt 4.add the oil, soya milk, vanilla extract and mix until completely mixed together
5.pour into the cake tin and bake for 25 minutes or until the cake springs back when gently pressed 6.leave to cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
All done in next to no time at all, whack it out for those lucky guests. Oops nearly forgot. On its own, with ice cream or some vegan custard? Decisions decisions decisions. Pretty tasty ones though.
Oh yes, you might want to indulge your brownie senses with some added chocolate chips, which rather neatly brings us round to some other very special dessert options.
Chocolates. Not just any old chocolates but vegan chocolate at it's very best courtesy of the much loved KAKOA.
Talking of the very best , seems natural to tell you about the Ultimate Peanut Butter chocolates which, you may already be aware, have been recipient of a great taste award. Does it get any better than that? Well to a point yes. When you round off the perfect vegan dinner party with these delights you also contribute to the driving force of our company. You put a little bit back into the environment as we donate to the planting of sea grass.
If you like variety in your dinner party desserts there's plenty of choice at KAKOA. Vegan iconic 24 chocolate selection, stunning choices in a box. Will it be Divine Viennese, Rum Bomb or maybe our take on the Brownie. There really is no need to worry when you pop these into the arrangement.