Cooktop Cove: 9 vegetarian snacks that are just too good to pass up
Finding a vegetarian-friendly snack in a pinch isn't always easy, but if you have a few good recipes on hand, you'll be ready to go when your midnight craving strikes. We've snagged a few simple, tasty snack options that are meat-free.
Keep reading to find a new recipe to try for your next movie night:
1. Pumpkin and peanut butter energy balls
Not only are these vegan and gluten-free, they're no bake! In just 15-minutes, you'll have a freezer-friendly snack that even the kids will love. Each ball is stuffed with peanut butter, honey, vanilla, oats and mini-dark chocolate chips. Get this tasty recipe from Pumpkin and Peanut Butter
2. Rich and creamy (vegan) hot chocolate mix
With colder weather moving in, now is the time to stock up on hot chocolate. You can save a little money by making your vegan recipe at home. The combination of dark chocolate, dark brown sugar, salt and vanilla bean make this a real treat. Get the full recipe from Vegetarian Times
3. Korean-fried cauliflower
If you have a hankering for a little sweet and sour action, check out this fried cauliflower. You'll skip the meat and still get the same tasty flavors. The recipe includes two different options so you can opt for sweet and spicy or a tamer soy glaze. Get the full recipe from Serious Eats
4. Black bean dip
This creamy bean dip is stuffed with robust flavors. Plus, it's vegan and gluten-free. It's perfect for dipping your favorite vegetable or tortilla chip. Check out the full recipe from Sprinkles & Sprouts
5. Strawberry salsa
This dish tastes and pretty as it looks! Pairing strawberries with a little lime, honey, onion, and a jalapeno may sound odd, but this recipe pulls it off. The recipe makes about 4 to 6 snack portions, but you may want to double the recipe as it's a crowd pleaser! Check out the recipe from Cookie and Kate
6. Low-carb creamy cucumber salad
Cucumbers are the unsung heroes of the veggie drawer. They’re crisp and sweet with a mild flavor that pairs with any number of varied cuisines –Middle Eastern, Asian and European. You’ve probably got a cucumber in your fridge right now, and the recipe below is a tasty way to put it to use. Get the full recipe here
7. Inside out cucumber sandwich
This fun recipe from Super Healthy Kids
works for grownups and tots. The recipe calls for sliced up deli meat (optional) and cheese, just skip the meat and try tofu or extra veggies on this snack. As a fun twist, try using hummus as a spread with tomato and peppers.
8. Cherry tomato halloumi skewers
You can enjoy these tasty vegetables in less than 30 minutes! While this recipe calls for cooking the skewers on the grill (a great option in the summer), you can also bake them in the oven as needed. Get the full recipe from Health
9. Broccoli cheese bombs
Broccoli, cheese, and seasoned butter? That's comfort food heaven! These tasty rolls are ready to eat in less than 30 minutes. The recipe on The Novice Chef
gets rave reviews because it's easy to make.
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