Harissa Cauliflower Recipe

Best vegan dinner party ideas

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Impress your plant-based pals with these dinner party ideas, from earthy beetroot hummus and crispy fried cabbage to showstopping veg-packed wellingtons

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Looking for vegan dinner party ideas? Try our vegetarian starter recipes here or read on for the best plant-based entertaining tips, from vegan canapés to meat-free mains.

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Ingredients

  • We use plant-based ingredients in our recipes

Vegan dinner party snacks and starters

Beetroot vegan hummus

Make the most of beetroot in this earthy hummus recipe, ready in 10 minutes for a last-minute entertaining idea.

Vegan Beetroot Hummus Recipe

Purple sprouting broccoli tempura with ponzu dipping sauce

Try coating purple sprouting broccoli in tempura batter and serving with a ponzu dipping sauce for an easy yet impressive party snack.

Broccoli Tempura with Ponzu Sauce

Crispy fried cabbage

Fried crispy cabbage seasoned with sea salt and Chinese five-spice makes for a moreish vegan snack to serve at party. Our recipe serves two as a side but you can double if you want to serve more.

Crispy Fried Cabbage Recipe

Grilled vegetable antipasti

Kick off an Italian-inspired dinner party with our grilled vegetables. Serve with fresh focaccia and olives for a mezze-style starter that everyone can tuck into.

Grilled Vegetable Antipasti Recipe

Vegan summer rolls

These Vietnamese-style vegan rolls packed with carrot, courgette and cucumber make for a light start to a dinner. Try serving as canapés if you’re hosting a bigger party.

Summer Rolls Recipe With Courgetti

Warm hummus with pine nuts, raisins and olives

Jazz up hummus with pine nuts, juicy raisins and olives for a sharing-style starter. You can make the hummus ahead of time and top with the extras before serving.

Easy Hummus Recipe Topped with Pine Nuts, Raisins and Olives

Beer batter pakoras

Although these crispy beer batter pakoras require a little bit of work straight before serving, they're worth it and serve six people.

Crispy Pakora Recipe with Beer

Cashew cream and ancho chilli elotes

Serve these vibrant grilled sweetcorns with punchy ancho chilli as part of a BBQ feast.

Cashew crema

Smoked aubergine, pepper and walnut salad with pomegranate

Smoked aubergine combined with sweet red peppers and walnuts makes for an easy sharing starter that you can make ahead of time. Serve with flatbreads if you want it to be more filling.

Smoked Aubergine Salad Recipe with Pomegranates

Vegan dinner party mains

Sunblush tomato and olive vegan paella

Full of antipasti favourites like peppers and courgette, this plant-based paella is packed with punchy flavour and will impress all your dinner guests.

Vegan Paella Recipe


Throw a DIY pizza party for all your vegan friends with this delicious plant-based pizza recipe. Creamed sweetcorn makes a great saucy base for fried paprika mushrooms.

Vegan Pizza Recipe For Vegan Pizza Dough

Jackfruit tacos

Smoked paprika jackfruit tacos, served with homemade tomato salsa and plenty of chilli sauce... it's the perfect party food for your vegan friends!

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos Recipe

Vegan chilli non carne

A sweet 'n' smoky chilli non carne (see what we did there?) with Quorn, two types of beans and plenty of spices for an added kick.

Vegan Chilli Recipe

Vegan wellington

Looking for a showstopping vegan main? Our vegan wellington is packed with roasted red peppers, beetroot and kale, plus it comes with a vegan stuffing and Marmite-glazed the pastry.

Vegan Wellington Recipe

Chickpea stew with dates, turmeric, cinnamon and almonds

This comforting chickpea stew is made in a slow cooker so can easily be prepped ahead before a dinner party. The heady spices give it a rich, warming flavour, ideal for winter.

Vegan Chickpea Stew Recipe with Almonds

Whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus

Feed a hungry crowd with this impressive whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus. Either serve it as a side dish or as the centrepiece.

Harissa Cauliflower Recipe

Chestnut, squash and sweet potato loaf

This smart chestnut, squash and sweet potato loaf looks impressive but is easy to make. It can be made the day before a dinner party, too.

Vegan Christmas Nut Roast Recipe For Vegetarian Christmas Dinner

Roasted cabbage steaks with hazelnut dressing

These roasted cabbage steaks are sweet, zingy and bursting with crunchy textures. Serve with a few veggie salads for a hearty dinner.

Roasted Cabbage Steaks With Hazelnut Dressing

Aubergine stuffed with pisto

These easy-to-make stuffed aubergines are packed with tomatoes and fragrant spices, then topped with a crunchy sourdough mixture for a moreish main.

Aubergine stuffed with pisto

Vegan desserts

Vegan brownies

Bake a batch of our decadent vegan chocolate brownies for an indulgent sweet treat to end the meal. Our unique recipe is super chocolaty so vegan and non-vegan friends and family will all love it!

Vegan Brownies Recipe

Vegan chocolate mousse

Using avocado instead of cream or egg white is a great way to make a vegan version of classic chocolate mousse. It’s rich, so serve in small glass pots or shot glasses, and top with cocoa nibs for an extra chocolate hit without the added sugar.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Vegan Eton mess

Who'd have thought aquafaba (the liquid found in a tin of chickpeas) could make such glossy, chewy meringue? Pair it with coconut yogurt and lots of berries for a great vegan mess.

Vegan Eton Mess Recipe

Vegan chocolate cheesecake

Make a smooth and creamy vegan cheesecake using a simple, shop-bought ingredient – silken tofu. Choose a good quality dark chocolate for the filling and use Oreos (yes, they're vegan!) for the base.

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
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