25+ Veggie Snacks for Feel-Good Munching

updated Jun 12, 2023
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: CC Buckley/Kitchn

When that 3 p.m. snack craving hits, what do you reach for? This is the time when finding a the right snack matters — you don’t want to spoil dinner in a few hours, but you also want something that will get you to dinnertime. The good news is that there are plenty of snacks that fit the bit, and our go to is vegetable snacks. They’re wholesome and satisfying, with just enough oomph to hold you over. Just add a creamy dip to some of these crunchy veggie snacks and you have yourself a party.

Since I know I can’t be the only one constantly on the hunt for these types of snacks, I’m sharing a list of the favorites I return to again and again. From crispy roasted chickpeas to crunchy kale chips to spiced cucumber sticks, here are 27 vegetable snack ideas that are easy and delicious.

Fresh Vegetable Snacks

Ready to go beyond your usual carrot and celery sticks? This lineup is just the way to jazz things up.

1 / 11
Veggie Nori Rolls
These vegan rolls have a crunchy-meets-creamy texture that's totally irresistible.
Go to Recipe
2 / 11
Cowboy Caviar
This colorful mix of black-eyed peas, black beans, and crisp vegetables keeps well in the fridge for up to a week, so it's worth mixing up whenever you have time so a healthy snack is always within reach.
Go to Recipe
3 / 11
Pineapple Kale Smoothie
For anyone looking to up their intake of leafy greens, this green smoothie is a great place to start.
Go to Recipe
4 / 11
Spiced Cucumber Sticks with Chaat Masala
Think cucumber is boring? Think again. These cucumber sticks garnished with chopped red onion, chili powder, and chaat masala will have you changing your tune.
Go to Recipe
5 / 11
Raw Avocado Lime Mousse
Think of this like the lighter version of guacamole and chips. Add a bit of agave nectar and lime juice, and top with shredded coconut for a decidedly tropical snack.
Go to Recipe
6 / 11
Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi (Oi Sobaegi Kimchi)
The cooling cucumber chunks provide the perfect foil to the spicy, fermented kimchi. Use your favorite store-bought kimchi or homemade.
Go to Recipe
7 / 11
Toast with Hummus & Veggies
In the era of fancy toast, we'll gladly enjoy a veggie-filled version for an afternoon snack. Change up your hummus flavor and veggies seasonally, and the combinations are nearly endless.
Go to Recipe
8 / 11
Stuffed Peppadews with Parmesan & Salami
Okay, these are bit more decadent than healthy, thanks to the salami and chunks of Parmesan. But served in tangy, spicy Peppadew peppers, they're just the right combo for the afternoon slump.
Go to Recipe
9 / 11
Super Easy and Delicious Zucchini Butter (or Marmalade)
Delicious on toast or sandwiches, zucchini butter is a great little staple to have in your summer cooking repertoire.
Go to Recipe
10 / 11
Rainbow Vegetable Spring Rolls

Punch up the flavor of the vegetables themselves with a bit of rice vinegar dressing sprinkled over top just before rolling everything up.

Go to Recipe
11 / 11
Blistered Cucumbers with Spicy Seeds
When cucumbers are blistered in a pan, the floral freshness combines with a deeply savory crisp crust. Here, they're topped with a crunchy, spicy sprinkle inspired by dukkah, a Middle Eastern seasoning made of crushed, toasted nuts, seeds, and/or spices.
Go to Recipe

Quick Snacks with Vegetables

Veggie-packed dips are just one of many winning options for a wholesome snack that comes together fast.

1 / 7
Beet Hummus
While chickpeas are the traditional base for hummus, we’ve loosened the rules a bit and opted for steamed beets instead. Not only does this give the dip a deep-pink hue, but it also lends an earthy sweetness to each bite.
Go to Recipe
2 / 7
Easy 3-Ingredient Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Roasting the oil-slicked florets in a screaming-hot oven is the key to getting them extra-crispy.
Go to Recipe
3 / 7
Creamy Avocado Dip
Blend together a ripe avocado, goat cheese, and lemon juice and the result is a creamy, tangy dip that's perfect alongside raw veggies.
Go to Recipe
4 / 7
White Bean Artichoke Dip
This hummus-like dip comes together in less than 5 minutes and works great with crackers, pita chips, or crudité.
Go to Recipe
5 / 7
Asparagus Parmesan Chips
Secretly, these might be more Parmesan than asparagus, but we'll give them a pass since they are so easy to make. Just add some shredded asparagus (use your food processor) to grated Parmesan and bake.
Go to Recipe
6 / 7
Brown Butter and Tahini Dipped Radishes
We like to snack on radishes on their own, but that can be a pretty spicy snack. This version, coated with brown butter and tahini, tempers the natural heat a bit and makes them easier to munch.
Go to Recipe
7 / 7
Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus
Sweet, earthy carrot and a mix of warm spices give basic hummus a huge upgrade.
Go to Recipe

Creative Vegetable Snacks

Just look at all the ways you can turn vegetables into a fun snack! I mean, there’s avocado fries!

1 / 9
Jicama Fries
This crisp-but-tender snack is a satisfying alternative to potato french fries.
Go to Recipe
2 / 9
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Tender zucchini are cut into batons and coated in garlicky, herby, Parmesan panko coating that turns crisp and brown in the air fryer.

Go to Recipe
3 / 9
Kale Chips (You Actually Want to Eat)
I’m not selling them to you because they’re of-the-moment. I’m telling you to make them because they’re so crunchy and salty and flavorful that you’ll want to eat them all straight from the sheet pan.
Go to Recipe
4 / 9
Borscht Crostini
Transfer all of this classic soup’s building blocks — roasted beets and carrots, pickled onions, fresh dill and garlic, and crème fraîche (aka fancy sour cream) — from the soup bowl to a piece of crunchy toast.
Go to Recipe
5 / 9
Butternut Squash and Parmesan Dip
This orange-hued dip is placed under the broiler for a few minutes so that the cheese melts and things get gooey and addictive.
Go to Recipe
6 / 9
Eggplant Jerky
Vegetarian jerky is no longer off-limits, thanks to this eggplant version. The dehydrated slices can be flavored any way you please, and will stay fresh for up to a month in a sealed container. (That is, if they last that long.)
Go to Recipe
7 / 9
Crunchy Baked Avocado Fries
Avocado fries? Yeah, we went there. The perfect mix of crispy outside and creamy inside makes for a delightfully indulgent snack.
Go to Recipe
8 / 9
Super-Crispy, Oven-Baked Asparagus Fries
Avocados aren't the only unexpected veggie that we like to turn into fries. Asparagus spears make great "fries" as well — especially when paired with a lemony hollandaise sauce.
Go to Recipe
9 / 9
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips
These air fryer sweet potato chips deliver everything you love about the deep-fried version, but require way less oil to make.
Go to Recipe