I was recently visiting my vegans while they were planning a birthday party. This spurred a debate about appropriate party foods when vegans and non-vegans mingle. Will your carnivorous friends appreciate your tofu taco bites? I don’t know. But I think the answer to keeping everyone happy is “dip it, spread it or scoop it!” Foods that you can dip, spread, and scoop are often vegan friendly. Here are some platter ideas that everyone can enjoy:
If you are struggling to find a vegan friendly bread or cracker for your dips and spreads, here is an easy semi-homemade alternative. I haven’t included measurements for this recipe, because it is more of a technique. Use it to make as little or as much as your party or personal snacking requires.
olive oil (or other good tasting cooking oil)
ground seasoning of your choice: cumin, garlic, crushed pepper, etc.
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350⁰
Brush tortillas with light coating of oil
Stack your tortillas, three or four high, and cut like a pizza into small triangles
Spread the triangles onto a cookie sheet
Sprinkle your chosen seasoning, salt and pepper lightly over the tortillas
Bake in oven until the tortillas just begin to brown
Let the dippers cool, then serve with your favorite dip or spread.