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13 Healthy Veg Appetisers Recipes

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Updated on January 29, 2024

There are many veg appetisers that can be considered among the most famous foods that are at the top of any list of vegetarian and healthy foods, which in turn contain many nutritious vegetables and legumes, in addition to containing a high percentage of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and many other nutritious elements for the body, and now let’s get to know them.

Learn about some of how you can prepare delicious and healthy veg appetisers for you and your family through the following lines of this article. Vegetable recipes are considered useful vegetarian dishes that can be relied upon to provide the body with the nutrients necessary for human health, as they are rich in plant proteins.

We can prepare easy vegetarian recipes for lunch and dinner for all vegetarians who prefer to make vegetarian dishes without any animal proteins while being healthy and filling. Here are these recipes from various international cuisines:

Vegetable Pancakes

This is one of the primary and simple vegetarian recipes to prepare at home.

Ingredients

  • One cup of flour.
  • Half a tablespoon of baking powder.
  • Half a teaspoon of salt.
  • One egg.
  • One-quarter cup of grated carrots.
  • One cup to a quarter of grated zucchini.
  • One stick of chopped green onions.
  • A quarter cup of vegetable oil.
  • A quarter cup of milk.
  • A pinch of black pepper.

How to prepare

  1. Place the flour, salt, and black pepper in the mixing bowl, then mix these ingredients together.
  2. Place the eggs, milk, carrots, zucchini, and onions in another bowl, then mix the ingredients together until combined.
  3. Add this mixture to the flour, then mix the ingredients together until our dough begins to form.
  4. After finishing, put a frying pan on the fire and leave it until it gets hot, then put the oil in it and leave it on medium heat for some time.
  5. Then, shape the previous dough into discs, then place it in the pan and leave it until it takes on a golden colour on all sides.
  6. After that, the pancake discs will be golden on all sides.
  7. Take them out of the pan, put others in, and so on until we finish them.
  8. After finishing, place the discs on kitchen paper to get rid of any remaining oil.
  9. Then, place them in serving dishes, garnish with some chopped parsley, and serve.

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese

Here is another easy and fast recipe for a delicious appetiser.

Ingredients

  • Medium cauliflower, cut into small florets.
  • A quarter cup of olive oil.
  • One cup of parmesan cheese.
  • Half a tablespoon of garlic powder.
  • One cup to a quarter of ground rusk.
  • Salt as needed.

How to prepare

  1. Place the florets in a wide bowl, then add olive oil to them, ensuring they reach every part.
  2. Next, add salt and black pepper, then add the bread crumbs and garlic powder and stir these ingredients well with the cauliflower.
  3. Next, prepare an oven tray and place tin foil in it, then place the seasoned cauliflower in it and add parmesan cheese on top.
  4. After that, prepare the oven at 180 degrees, leave it for 5 minutes, then insert the tray into it.
  5. Leave the tray in the oven until it is cooked for about 20 minutes.
  6. The cauliflower should take on a golden colour, and the cheese should melt on it, after which it can be taken out of the oven.
  7. After the cauliflower is cooked, take it out of the oven and serve it hot.

Veg Appetisers

Vegetable appetisers can be made in different ways, but here is an easy one.

Veg Appetisers 5

Ingredients

  • One red or yellow pepper.
  • Two medium-sized zucchinis.
  • Two medium-sized eggplants.
  • One baked red beetroot.
  • Three boiled eggs.
  • One plate of ready-made Russian salad.
  • One cup of mayonnaise.
  • Three round tomatoes, not overripe.
  • A handful of chopped parsley.
  • Six pickled cucumbers.
  • One teaspoon of marjoram.
  • One tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • One tablespoon of tomato paste.
  • One cup of cognac.
  • Salt and ground black pepper.

How to prepare

  1. Place the peppers in a frying pan, brush them with a little oil and cook them in a hot oven for about half an hour.
  2. Before it cools, peel it and slice it, then season it with oil, salt and a little chopped parsley.
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half, remove the seeds and part of the pulp.
  4. Then, fill them with Russian salad and garnish with half the mayonnaise and a few pieces of gherkin.
  5. Peel the beets and cut them into sticks, then season them with oil, salt, pepper and chopped parsley.
  6. Cut the eggplant into slices, fairly thin, without peeling them.
  7. Put them in salt for at least an hour, then drain them and cook them in a hot oven.
  8. Then, season them with oil, marjoram, pepper and salt.
  9. Boil the zucchini, cut it on wheels and season it with oil, pepper, salt, oregano, tomatoes and tomato puree.
  10. Slice the eggs lengthwise, cover with the remaining mayonnaise, and mix with a little tomato paste mixed with cognac.
  11. Then, garnish with a wedge of gherkin.

Lebanese Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is one of the famous types of appetiser, which is very popular. It is a healthy vegetable salad made of parsley, bulgur, mint, and chopped vegetables, with the addition of olive oil, lemon juice, and some spices that give it a distinctive taste. Follow these steps to learn how to make fresh tabbouleh.

Background Image Of Tabboleh One Of The Lebanese Appetizers
Tabbouleh, a Lebanese appetiser.

Ingredients

  • Two cups of fresh parsley.
  • Half a cup of green mint leaves.
  • One medium onion.
  • Four green onions.
  • Four tomatoes, approximately four hundred grams.
  • Half a cup of bulgur.
  • A quarter cup of lemon juice.
  • A quarter cup of olive oil.
  • A small pinch of black pepper.
  • Half a teaspoon of salt.

How to prepare

  1. Before any step in preparing the vegetable, immerse the bulgur in an amount of water and leave it to soak for about half an hour.
  2. Then, wash the parsley and mint and leave them to dry to make cutting easier.
  3. Using a sharp knife, remove the parsley stalks and cut them into small pieces.
  4. Bring a serving bowl and place it in it.
  5. Also, get rid of the mint sprigs and chop them.
  6. If green mint is not available, you can replace it with two teaspoons of dry mint, then add it to the bowl of parsley.
  7. Cut the onion into slices, then cut it into longitudinal slices until you get small pieces and start chopping. After you are done, add it to the salad bowl.
  8. After that, we cut the green onions into small pieces.
  9. Prepare a pot of water, put it on the fire, and when it boils.
  10. Add the tomatoes, then remove them quickly and put them in ice water.
  11. Remove the outer skin of the tomatoes, then cut them into slices and remove the seeds from inside them.
  12. Later, we cut it into small pieces and add it to the rest of the salad ingredients.
  13. Drain the bulgur by hand until we get rid of the water completely, then add it to the salad.
  14. Finally, add lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
  15. Mix all of these ingredients together well until combined, then pour them into a serving bowl, and good luck with the main dishes.

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled vegetables can be made in different ways, but here is an easy one.

Vegetarian Antipasto
Appetisers plate with vegetarian antipasto.

Ingredients

  • Mixed vegetables:
    • One green pepper.
    • One red pepper.
    • Two onions.
    • Three zucchinis.
    • Two carrots.
  • One tablespoon of olive oil.
  • One teaspoon of salt and pepper.

How to prepare

  1. Cut the vegetables into thin, suitable slices and add the olive oil.
  2. Add the salt and black pepper to the vegetables.
  3. Heat a grill or frying pan over high heat.
  4. Place the vegetables on the grill or in the pan, and they must be stirred from time to time.
  5. Cook the vegetables until they are tender, golden, and fragrant.
  6. Serve grilled vegetables hot as a side meal or pickled in salads with other ingredients such as cheese, nuts and fruit.

Roasted Potatoes

You can serve roasted potatoes with butter and garlic sauce, healthy ketchup, or any sauce you prefer. You can also add the chopped onions or chopped parsley to the potatoes for extra flavour. To prepare roasted potatoes in a healthy way, you can follow these steps.

Ingredients

  • Peeled potatoes, cut into thin slices.
  • One tablespoon of olive oil, almond oil, or canola oil.
  • Half a teaspoon of salt and black pepper.
  • One chopped onion.
  • Three cloves of minced garlic.
  • One teaspoon of spices.

How to prepare

  1. Cut the potatoes into thin slices or long fingers of the same size.
  2. Place the potatoes in a bowl and rinse them well using cold water to remove excess starch.
  3. Leave the potatoes in cold water for 15-30 minutes to remove the starch further.
  4. Preheat the oven to 150 or 200 degrees Celsius.
  5. Place the potatoes in a bowl, add a little olive oil or coconut oil, and mix well until coated in oil.
  6. Put the potatoes in a single layer on one baking sheet, making sure not to crowd them.
  7. Sprinkle the potatoes with a little salt and optional spices such as black pepper or paprika.
  8. Place the tray in the oven and cook the potatoes for 25-30 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  9. Turn the potatoes after about 15 minutes to ensure they are evenly roasted.
  10. Take the potatoes out of the oven and serve them cold.

Lebanese Hummus

This hummus recipe comes on the list of easy recipes when searching for a healthy vegetarian appetiser, as hummus with tahini is considered one of the authentic Levantine dishes that can be served for breakfast or as a type of light appetiser.

Hummus With Warm Eggplant In Sweet Chilli Sauce Healthy Vegan Food Israeli Cuisine
Hummus with warm eggplant in sweet chilli sauce. Healthy vegan food.

Ingredients

  • Two cups of boiled chickpeas after soaking them in water overnight.
  • Half a cup of water.
  • Two cloves of garlic.
  • Lemon juice and salt.
  • An amount of liquid tahini, about a quarter of a cup.

How to prepare

  1. After boiling chickpeas in the blender, place the amount and mash them well.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients: tahini, water, garlic, and lemon juice.
  3. Garnish the dish with olive oil and parsley, and serve it alongside delicious falafel pieces.
  4. To get a white dish of hummus with tahini, you can add pieces of ice while mashing it.
  5. Or put the chickpeas in the refrigerator for a little before mashing them.

Egyptian Falafel with Chickpeas

Falafel with chickpeas is an easy vegetarian recipe that is delicious at the same time and is suitable for serving at the breakfast table.

Chickpeas Falafel Balls Vegan Food
Egyptian Falafel balls, vegan food. wooden background, selective focus.

Ingredients

  • One cup of chickpeas after soaking in water for 12 hours.
  • One finely chopped onion.
  • Half a cup of parsley, washed and finely chopped.
  • Five garlic cloves.
  • One teaspoon of salt.
  • One teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • One teaspoon of ground coriander.
  • One teaspoon of cumin.
  • One teaspoon of flour.
  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda.
  • Vegetable oil for frying.

How to prepare

  1. Place chickpeas in the food processor after soaking them and filtering them from the soaking water.
  2. Mix with all the previous ingredients until you have a homogeneous dough.
  3. Leave the falafel dough with chickpeas in the refrigerator for two hours.
  4. Falafel balls are shaped into a circular shape.
  5. Fry in abundant hot oil until it acquires a reddish colour.
  6. Place the falafel on kitchen paper to absorb oil.
  7. Serve after adding a little chopped parsley and a plate of tahini.

Oatmeal pancake without Eggs

Pancakes are famous among the snacks that can be served for breakfast or among the main meals due to the simplicity of their ingredients and the ease of making. Children and adults also love it.

Ingredients

  • One cup of ground oats.
  • Half a cup of almond milk.
  • One teaspoon of vanilla.
  • One teaspoon of baking powder.
  • A pinch of salt.
  • Two bananas, one mashed and the other cut into slices.

  How to prepare

  1. Mix the following dry ingredients together (oats, salt, and baking powder).
  2. Mix the milk with vanilla and the mashed banana.
  3. Combine the previous two mixtures together well until they become one homogeneous mixture with a soft consistency.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan, and put an appropriate amount of pancake mixture.
  5. Leave the pancakes for two minutes until they are cooked.
  6. Then, flip them to the other side and repeat this process until the amount is finished.
  7. Serve pancakes with slices of banana.

Bulgur with Tomatoes

We can make vegetarian recipes for lunch using bulgur, which is used as a substitute for rice, especially in the Levant, and is considered an essential ingredient in many delicious dishes.

Ingredients

  • One cup of coarse bulgur.
  • Two tomatoes, cut into small cubes.
  • One finely chopped onion.
  • One tablespoon of tomato paste.
  • Two tablespoons of oil and a little salt.

How to prepare

  1. Brown the onions in a pot over the fire, then add the diced tomatoes.
  2. Add the well-washed and drained bulgur after the tomatoes wilt, and stir them together.
  3. Add a spoonful of tomato paste and salt, stir the ingredients, then cover the bulgur with appropriate water and reduce the heat until it is cooked like rice.
  4. Served with a plate of your favourite salad.

Green Beans for Diet

Vegetable recipes are considered useful vegetarian dishes that can be relied upon to provide the body with the nutrients necessary for human health, as they are rich in plant proteins.

Ingredients

  • Two tablespoons of oil.
  • Five pieces of chopped garlic.
  • Two cups of frozen green beans.
  • Half a teaspoon of salt, cumin, and black pepper.

  How to prepare

  1. Fry the garlic in a frying pan over the heat with oil until it turns golden.
  2. Add the beans, pepper and salt, stir until browned and cooked, and serve hot.

Mini Potato Pies in the Oven

Of course, when searching for vegetarian recipes, we should not ignore the existence of vegetarian recipes with potatoes, which many people love, as potatoes are considered a filling and abundant vegetable ingredient that can be used in preparing the most delicious and wonderful dishes.

Mini Quiches
A plate of many mini bite-size quiche appetisers.

Ingredients

  • Two potatoes.
  • Enough water to boil the potatoes.
  • One small onion, finely chopped.
  • Two tablespoons of finely chopped parsley.
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Half a teaspoon of black pepper, ground cumin, and salt.

How to prepare

  1. Boil the potatoes well, then mash them.
  2. Add parsley, onions, spices, and oil to the mashed potatoes.
  3. Mix the previous ingredients well and form them into circular discs.
  4. Place the potato discs in the oven for 10 minutes on a greased tray, and serve.

Syrian Baba Ghanoush

It is known that eggplant is a vegetable rich in iron and various minerals necessary for a healthy body. Therefore, while searching for vegetarian recipes, we must be careful to include eggplant in our various dishes. Baba Ghanouj is famous in the Middle East as a great and delicious appetiser. Its ingredients are easy, and its taste is irresistible.

Traditional Turkish Food Eggplant Meze Turkish Name Saksuka
Syrian Baba Ghanoush; eggplant meze.

Ingredients

  • Four pieces of turkey eggplant.
  • Two hundred grams of liquid tahini.
  • Four cloves of garlic.
  • Four tablespoons of olive oil.
  • A sprinkle of salt and black pepper.

 How to prepare

  1. Eggplants are grilled until cooked.
  2. Peel the eggplant, mash it, and mix it with the rest of the ingredients until the mixture is homogeneous.
  3. Serve garnished with parsley and a little olive oil on top.

In the end, we find that searching for vegetarian recipes is an indispensable matter for everyone who wants to follow healthy diets in their daily life and for everyone who loves to make vegetarian dishes free of animal fats, so always be sure to search for vegetarian recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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