Beautiful Vegan Dinner Party Dishes

Throwing a vegan dinner party? There are plenty of meat- and dairy-free recipes to choose from, but we think a party calls for something a little extra special. We're not talking about extra work – just dishes that are beautiful to look at and fun to eat. Here are a few that fit the bill.

STARTERS
Roasted Eggplant Caviar – Eating this flavorful dip with basil leaves makes it a little extra fun.
Fresh Shell Bean and Sage Spread – This dip is loaded with fresh herb flavor.
Ortine's Mediterranean Platter – This platter is filled with delicious bites and could easily be stretched into a whole meal.

MAIN DISHES
Stuffed Artichokes – Pair Vegan Yum Yum's version with some simple pasta and you've got a showstopping meal.
Vegan Corn Tamales – Wrapped up like little gifts, tamales are always a big crowd pleaser.
Watercress and Cabbage Stir-Fry – A beautiful easy dish, just add rice or noodles.
Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) – Homemade soup is always comforting, and so many flavorful garnishes make this one special enough for a party.

SIDES
This one is pretty easy – there are countless vegetable preparations. Here are a couple that will stand out:
Sweet Potatoes with Star Anise, Ginger, and Lime – A beautiful way to present a simple sweet potato.
Braised Radishes with Rice Vinegar and Mint – This is a perfect dish for spring with great seasonal ingredients.

DESSERTS
Vegan Chocolate Ginger Orange Cupcakes – Intense flavor, easy as 1, 2, 3!
Vegan Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream – Who doesn't love ice cream? This one is a hit with vegans and nonvegans alike.

Related: 10 Vegan Lunch Ideas

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