4 Vegan Dinner Party recipes that you need to try!

Yvonne O'Halloran

According to a report by The Guardian, as many as 9% of UK adults have tried going vegan for January, participating in the yearly event hosted by the Veganuary charity. Even beyond this challenge, the UK has seen a general decline in meat consumption, which dropped by 17% between 2009 and 2019. Since more consumers have grown to accept plant-based alternatives, there is increased demand for vegan products— meaning more meal options for vegetarians and vegans.

Veganism brings a plethora of benefits, from health to climate benefits. Unsurprisingly, many people want to start sharing these perks through the food they serve to others. If you’re looking to make food for a dinner party, there’s no better way to impress your guests than with an exquisite vegan dinner. Listed below are four vegan dinner party recipes that you need to try:

Hummus party platter

Credit: @aichabouhlou on Instagram

Every party should have some finger food, including vegan dinners. Hummus makes for a flexible dip, making it the perfect option to pair with vegetables, like carrots and cucumber slices or pita chips. When making hummus, a Cuisinart food processor is a must-have for an extra creamy dip. The Custom 14-Cup Food Processor model is a versatile tool for blending, with its pared-down design that can make it easier to use and clean. Its features make it suitable for wet foods like hummus, which often sticks to the bowl’s sides. Add toasted pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, and parsley to enhance your hummus for a stronger crunch factor.

Brown rice veggie rolls

Credit: @thevegansara on Instagram

Another easy-to-pick-up dish is brown rice veggie rolls. An essential tip to having crunchy but not tough vegetables is to slice them thinly and soak them in cold water. Since cutting vegetables can be laborious, relying on a rice cooker is vital to ease the process. Gadgets like the Cuckoo rice cooker are multifunctional and technologically advanced, incorporating smart wheel controls, automated control systems, and self-cleaning functions. The CRP-GHSR1009F model not only has an easy-to-navigate wheel control, but it also has voice navigation that can deliver cooking instructions in English, Chinese, and Korean. After cooking the rice, mix in rice vinegar, salt, and sugar, then cool before preparing the rolls.

Lentil & sweet potato cottage pie

Credit: @minimalistbaker on Instagram

You can share a hearty meat-free pie as the main course: a lentil and sweet potato cottage pie. The British Nutrition Foundation on healthy eating notes that lentils and sweet potatoes are high in dietary fibre, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals, making them nutritious options for your dinner. To add an extra protein layer, cook some sliced portobello mushrooms to layer later between your lentil and sweet potato. When baking, we recommend you prepare a baking sheet underneath your baking dish to catch any overflow. One of the best parts of this meal is that it’s freezer-safe, allowing you to store it for up to a month before thawing it in the refrigerator and reheating it in the oven.

Persian love cake

Credit: @francescakookt on Instagram

The Persian love cake is an indulgent dessert that can be vegan and gluten-free. Depending on your preference, you can use lemon or orange as the citrus flavouring. You can also cook the cake in a Bundt pan for even cooking and a unique shape. Our recipe post on Living Vegan has a unique take on this cake’s recipe— adding rose water for a fragrance and enhancing the flavour of the roasted pistachios. For stronger pink colours, it’s best to add red food colouring to the icing. You can prepare this dish in advance as it tastes better a day or so after it’s been baked.

Article written by Alice Penelope Cross

Do you wish to transition to a vegan lifestyle in a safe and supportive environment?

Join V-TRIBE today.

Keep Informed

Join our mailing list to receive the free monthly Living Vegan newsletter, as well as two professional Dietitian Resources.


Our Purpose

Co-founded by Accredited Professional Nutritionist and Dietitian Yvonne O’Halloran, LivingVegan.com aims to provide a safe, informative space for anyone wishing to transition to and thrive on a vegan lifestyle. Aside from the proven health benefits, a whole-food plant-based diet has massive positive impacts for the environment and all the creatures we share our planet with. Our goal is to bring you news and resources that will dispel the myths associated with veganism and make the change second nature.

For Health, For Earth, For Compassion

Join V-TRIBE today