Beautiful Vegan Dinner Party Dishes

Beautiful Vegan Dinner Party Dishes

Joanna Miller
Apr 23, 2010
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 (Images: See linked posts for full credits)
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