Try These Easy and Delicious Vegan Snacks

10 July, 2020
These recipes for vegan snacks will give you new ideas on how to make wholesome and nutritious plant-based snacks. You'll love them whether you're vegan or not!
 

Are you having vegan or vegetarian guests over and you’d like to surprise them? Or perhaps you’re just looking for healthy vegan snacks to munch on between meals. Either way, stick around. This is because today we’d like to give you three delicious recipes you can make at home.

These recipes are all rather easy and quick to prepare. This is because they’re made with all-natural healthy ingredients that’ll provide all of the energy you need during the day. You’ve got to try them – they’re truly irresistible!

Three easy vegan snacks to make at home

1. Avocado-almond creamy dip

A bowl of avocado soup.
This fruit contains many essential nutrients and it’s great for making a highly nutritious and refreshing creamy soup.

Avocadoes can’t be missing from these vegan snacks. This is because they’re a rather wholesome food with which to enrich any menu. They’re a good source of vegetable protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids.

 

Also, we propose combining them with almonds in this recipe. So, the result will be quite rich in protein, fiber, and phytosterols. You may not know it but these components can help reduce bad cholesterol levels.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ c. of almonds
  • ½ c. of water
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika

Preparation

  • First, soak the almonds overnight or at least for an hour
  • Then, drain the almonds and blend them with the water
  • After, strain the liquid and blend it with the avocados (no pulp).
  • Finally, add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and smoked paprika to your taste

This cream is great as an appetizer, as a sauce, or as a dip for fried potatoes or raw vegetables. In addition, you can season it with any other spices of our liking. Also, save the almond pulp for later use in cookies or other desserts. You can also use it as a thickener in soups and stews.

Also read Juicy Vegan Zucchini Omelette

2. Vegan snacks: lentil hummus

 
A serving of hummus and pita bread is a great vegan snack.
Bring variety to this traditional dish by making it with other legumes such as lentils.

You may already know hummus. It’s a Mediterranean recipe that originated in Egypt and it’s still consumed today almost everywhere in the world. However, today we propose giving it a twist by making it with lentils instead of chickpeas. Know you can make it with pretty much any type of legume.

The advantage of this recipe is it promotes the consumption of legumes, especially for those who don’t like them that much. In addition, it’s the perfect portion from which to obtain vegetable protein and fiber.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. of cooked lentils
  • 3 tbsp Tahini (toasted sesame butter)
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • The juice of one lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Cumin powder
  • Fresh parsley
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

Preparation

  • To begin, add the lentils, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil to a blender or food processor and beat it to a smooth, silky texture.
 
  • Then, season it with salt and cumin to your taste (begin with a little bit of it and add more if you think it needs it).
  • Finally, serve it on an appetizer plate and garnish it with fresh parsley and a splash of olive oil (you can add a little bit of paprika to give it a deeper color).

Hummus is a great appetizer. You can enjoy it on pita bread or by dipping raw vegetable sticks.

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3. Gazpacho with basil

A bowl of green gazpacho.
Take advantage of basil’s properties to make this refreshing nutritious dish.

Gazpacho is a rather healthy refreshing recipe that contains many vitamins and minerals. This traditional Spanish dish is made with fresh vegetables. You can mix and match them according to your preferences.

So, for today’s recipe, we propose adding basil for a fresher touch. This plant isn’t only highly aromatic but also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities. So, you’ll also benefit from its wonderful medicinal properties.

 

Gazpacho is great as a main dish or snack, and it isn’t just for vegans. It’s particularly good if the meal is going to be heavy. However, you can also enjoy it by itself at any time of the day. In fact, it’s an ideal drink during hot summer days.

Ingredients

  • 6 overripe tomatoes
  • A small cucumber
  • 1 small red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of vinegar
  • Fresh basil to taste
  • Salt

Preparation

  • To prepare this gazpacho, all you have to do is cut the vegetables into smaller pieces and blend all of the ingredients for about a minute (the final product should have no lumps).
  • Then refrigerate it for at least an hour.
  • Finally, serve it cold (garnish it with a couple of basil leaves).

Are you ready to try these delicious vegan snacks? They’re a simple pleasant way to take care of yourself and enrich your diet. The best part is everyone in your family will love them!

 
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