When you're gathering friends for a party, there's bound to be concern about making food that everyone can eat. You may have a gluten-free guest, someone who is vegan, or maybe both, along with that friend who eats absolutely everything — so how do you please the whole gang? These appetizers are a good start. They all cover almost every dietary restriction while still managing to be so tasty that those without any will love them just the same.
Nutritional yeast gives these roasted chickpeas that cheesy, nutty Cheetos-like flavor without all the cheese. They're vegan-friendly, but they are so tasty that you don't have to be vegan to find yourself snacking on them by the handful.
If you have a bag of frozen edamame in your freezer, you have all you need to make this crunchy appetizer that almost anyone with a dietary restriction can eat. While seasoning them with salt and pepper is simple and tasty, feel free to experiment with other spices like chili powder or truffle salt.
Stir Greek yogurt together with the zest and juice of a lime and a little ground cumin and you have a dip that took all of 60 seconds to assemble. While not vegan, when served with just raw vegetables, it's vegetarian and gluten-free.
Popcorn is one of those appetizers that's unexpected, because no one really thinks of it as an appetizer, but it's a natural crowd-pleaser and infinitely adaptable. It's also gluten-free and vegan. Here it's tossed with za'atar, a Middle Eastern spice blend that adds a fragrant, nutty element to the kernels.
Sure, you can buy olives that are already marinated, but it's so easy to do it yourself that once you've tried it I guarantee you'll never go back. Plus, guests are always impressed when you pull out your own marinated olives. Adding a smashed clove of garlic to the marinade does make this a four-ingredient app, but it makes it so much more tasty that I think it's worth it.