Top 10 Vegan Italian Appetizer Recipes

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Buon appetito! There’s something simply irresistible about Italian cuisine, from the delicate balance of flavors to the emphasis on fresh, quality ingredients. However, vegan foodies may often find themselves skipping the antipasti platter. Fear not, vegan aficionados! This blog post is dedicated to helping you rediscover Italian appetizers with a vegan twist. Whether you’re a long-time vegan, dipping your toes into plant-based eating, or just curious, these 10 delicious and easy-to-make vegan Italian appetizers will charm everyone at your dinner table.

A wooden cutting board topped with vegan bruschetta.

Vegan Bruschetta Recipe

A white plate topped with tomatoes, spinach, vegan cheese and vegan balsamic.

Simple Vegan Caprese Salad

Vegan-ize a classic with this Simple Vegan Caprese Salad. This is a perfect Italian appetizer or snack for sharing at BBQs and picnics this Spring!

A plate of crispy vegan oven fried artichoke hearts.

Crispy Vegan Oven Fried Artichoke Hearts

Smalll plates of vegan Italian stuffed mushrooms on a table with a knife and fork.

Vegan Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

A healthy, plant-based/vegan stuffed mushroom Italian appetizer with tasty Parmesan cheese and Italian sausage flavors.

Slices of vegan focaccia bread on a plate with olive oil and rosemary sprigs.

Vegan Focaccia

This delicious homemade vegan focaccia bread recipe is so easy to make. Topped with fresh rosemary, sea salt and olive oil it’s the best Italian appetizer ever.

Vegan green pesto in a jar with a spoon.

Easy Vegan Italian Basil Pesto

A bowl of vegetable and pasta soup with a wooden spoon.

Vegan Minestrone Soup (Healthy + Easy)

Loaded with veggies, beans and pasta, this vegan minestrone soup is healthy, comforting and so easy to make in one pot and ready in about 30 minutes!

Vegan olive tapenade dip in a white bowl with toasted bread on a white plate.

Vegan Olive Tapenade {10 Min Appetizer}

This vegan olive tapenade is salty, garlicy and loaded with Mediterranean flavor. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and will wow any of your dinner guests! It is the perfect quick and easy vegan Italian appetizer and is great for dipping, sharing, spreading or to add to a vegan charcuterie board!

A wooden box filled with vegan mushroom arancini on top of a table.

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Arancini

Zucchini boats filled with chickpeas and tomato sauce.

Italian-Style Vegan Stuffed Zucchini

Got zucchini? Make these vegan stuffed zucchini boats! They’re bursting with zesty Italian flavor. Super easy to make and perfect for a party appetizer.