21 Savory Vegan Snacks For When You Need A Healthy Nibble

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Vegan snacks are versatile. They can see you through to mealtime, be served up as party nibbles with friends, or even taken in to work for when other healthy options simply aren’t available.

Whatever the reason, you need vegan light bites in your life!

So, I’ve compiled a few of my absolute favorites for you to enjoy as well. Let’s get started!

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spanakopita Triangles

Vegan Spanakopita

Look at these crunchy triangles of deliciousness!

The flaky layers, overstuffed filling, and sesame seed topping… I literally can’t get enough of these pretty treats. And the best part is that you can even fill these with premade spinach and artichoke dip to keep these at 4 ingredients. Yes, you heard that right—four ingredients!

Mind. Blown.

Check out this awesome recipe and more from Kristie over at The Mostly Vegan.

Kale Pesto Cauliflower Picnic Pies

Kale pesto and cauliflower pies


These picnic pies are the perfect winter comfort food—steamy, fresh out of the oven pastries filled to the brim with hearty chunks of kale and cauliflower.

The crust provides a satisfying crunch while the inside remains warm and tender. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a hard time only eating one (or two…or three…).

Head over to The Veg Space to make some of these incredible mini picnic pies today.

Lentil Veggie Nuggets

Veggie nuggets with lentils for kids

Instead of using mashed potato, Ciara from My Fussy Eater uses red lentils to make these nutritious and tasty snacks.

Personally, I love the substitution, and wonder why I didn’t think of it before! The breadcrumbs give these nuggets a crispy crunch that simply can’t be beat – just be sure to switch the Cheddar for a vegan cheese of your choice.

You can also add your own selection of veggies for an unlimited number of flavor creations. You definitely won’t get bored of these any time soon!

Find the recipe here.

Best Ever Vegan Nacho Cheese

Best dairy-free nacho cheese

Craving chips and dip, but don’t know where to start? Well, you certainly won’t be disappointed with this vegan nacho cheese!

Unlike some of those other bland vegan cheese dips out there, Nico over at YumSome has figured out how to pack this full of spicy Tex-Mex flavor that vegans and non-vegans alike will enjoy.

Click here to get started on this fantastic nacho cheese dip.

Peanut Tofu Rice Paper Rolls

Tofu rice paper rolls

Wow, look at those vibrant colors!

These paper rice rolls are stuffed to the brim with fresh veggies and crispy baked tofu. I love these rice paper rolls so much because you can customize them virtually any way you like. Dip them in the deliciously sweet and sour peanut sauce for an additional burst of flavor!

Check out Lazy Cat Kitchen for this and other amazing vegan recipe ideas. Be sure to download Ania’s free recipe e-book while you’re there!

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Crunchy roasted chickpeas

To quote Laura from Joy Food Sunshine herself, these roasted chickpeas are “easy, flavorful, and healthy!”

They take under an hour to make and utilize pantry staples for a super quick and simple snack. You’ll be crunching on these in no time!

So go ahead and try these chickpeas out here.

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings

Spicy sesame cauliflower veggie wings

Is your mouth watering, or is it just me? I’m such a sucker for vegan wings, so I jumped on this recipe from Jessica as soon as I saw it—and I was not disappointed!

The sticky sesame sauce was so easy to make and it tastes amazing. She has included a video on how to make these step-by-step, so even the novice will be able to put them together with ease.

To make your own cauliflower ‘wings,’ head over to Jessica in the Kitchen now.


Tomato Basil Lentil Chips

Tomato and basil lentil chips

Searching for a healthy homemade chip recipe? Look no further!

The tangy tomato base compliments the lentils and basil for a surprisingly savory treat. Personally, I love eating them plain, but I’m sure they’d taste great dipped in Nico’s Best Ever Vegan Nacho Cheese too.

Visit Nest & Glow for this great chip recipe and many others.


35 Calorie Mini Vegan Quiches

Mini vegan quiches

Looking for a light morning snack that’s quick and easy to make? Try these mini vegan quiches!

Aimee calls them, “perfect for on-the-go breakfasts and virtually guilt-free!” The flavor combination of sun dried tomatoes and herbs make these savory treats extremely hard to put down, but with only 35 calories each—you won’t have to.

Find this quiche recipe over at Wallflower Kitchen.


Roast Beetroot Falafels With Tahini Sauce

Beetroot falafels

I still can’t believe how vibrant and delectable these beetroot falafels look!

Trinity from Trinity’s Kitchen has perfected the art of combining healthy vegan ingredients with an absolutely stunning presentation. Any guest will be wowed by these unique falafel treats—and they’ll only put you out 6 ingredients!

Whip up this stunning recipe and tell me what you think.

Baked Onion Rings

Baked onion rings

Michelle over at Healthier Steps has created a healthy alternative to the greasy, fried onion rings we all know and love with one easy step: baking them!

These beauties are cut, battered, and then baked to perfection. Baking them actually provides such a big crunch that you’ll hardly notice the difference in taste (but your body will thank you later!).

Check out this super healthy recipe alternative and more at Healthier Steps.

Vegan Tofu Nuggets

Tofu nuggets

Elizabeth from The Lazy Broccoli has capitalized off of tofu’s inherent versatility to create this 7-ingredient wonder.

These tofu nuggets are my new go-to snack when I’m craving something crispy and filling. They taste great and are super easy to make. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a treat no one will be able to resist!

Elizabeth from The Lazy Broccoli has mastered this tofu recipe along with many other Asian-inspired vegan favorites. Be sure to check out her blog for more!

Dukkah Chickpea Crackers

Dukkah crackers

If you’re like me, you may not initially know what dukkah is—but let me tell you, it tastes great sprinkled atop these homemade crackers!

Nicole from Delicious Everyday has created this 6-ingredient recipe. The delicious dukkah topping means you can eat these alone or even add a complimentary dip!

Here’s the recipe.

Street Cart Soft Baked Pretzels

Soft vegan pretzels

These street cart style soft pretzels will cure any salty craving!

The warm, fluffy dough practically melts in your mouth thanks to Jenn’s take on the classic recipe. I personally love the Dijon dipping sauce, but I’ll admit to eating one (or two) plain!

Head on over to Veggie Inspired to give these ridiculously soft pretzels a try.

Baked Spring Rolls

Baked vegan spring rolls

Another great recipe from Ania at Lazy Cat Kitchen.

These Asian-inspired spring rolls are stuffed with fresh veggies and noodles, wrapped tight, and then baked to golden brown perfection. Again, the step-by-step photographs on this site simply can’t be beat! Ania makes this recipe look too easy to not make!

Try these delicious appetizers here.


Crispy Salt & Vinegar Chickpea Snacks

Salt and Vinegar Chickpeas

All you need to make these chickpea snacks is an oven and a little bit of time.

Adding different spices and flavorings allows you to create your own customized treat! Louise from Poppy And The Bees recommends salt, vinegar, and a dash of pepper—I tried this and was not disappointed! The simplicity guarantees that anyone can make them and everyone will love them.

Try this recipe and more at Poppy And The Bees.

Seriously The Best Kale Chips

The best kale chips

This 8-ingredient recipe from Ashley at Fit Mitten Kitchen created some of the best kale chips I’ve ever made (or eaten, really).

Since you should already have most of the ingredients at home, making these should be a cinch! Plus they take under ten minutes, so there’s literally nothing not to love about these awesome kale chips.

Click here to get started.


Homemade Vegan Doritos

Homemade Doritos Healthy Plant-Based Snack

Cara from Fork & Beans has created one of my favorite go-to recipes of all time: vegan Doritos!

These copycats taste just as good (if not better than) than their namesake. And the best part is that Cara shows you how to make these crunchy chips in three equally tasty flavors—spicy taco, nacho cheese, and cool ranch.

Find all three delicious flavors at Fork & Beans. Be sure to tell me which you like the most!

Spicy 3-Bean Sausage Rolls

Meat-free sausage rolls with beans

Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes always comes up with the most amazing Scottish-inspired vegan dishes. These spicy three bean sausage rolls are no exception!

The golden brown pastry has been stuffed to the brim with a ‘sausage’ made from three different types of beans. It’s tasty, filling, and super easy to make—seriously, you will not be disappointed with this snack!

To get the full recipe and easy-to-follow instructions, visit Tinned Tomatoes now.

Vegan Cheez Its

Vegan Cheez Its

There are two types of people: those who love Cheez Its and those who do not. Luckily (for me, anyway), Dana from Minimal Baker is the former.

She came up with the most amazing, practically-identical-to-the-real-thing recipe I have ever attempted. Salty, crisp, and somehow still tender, these extra cheesy bites are incredibly addictive—don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Give these yummy snacks a try here.

Chickpea Potato Broccoli Patties

Chickpea patties

Not only do these chickpea potato broccoli patties look amazing, but they taste pretty great too!

Daniela over at My Gorgeous Recipes show you how to whip up this super easy recipe that tastes like you spent hours making it. They are amazing! The outside turns golden and crispy while the inside remains unbelievably tender. So good!

I know you can’t wait to get started on this one, so go visit My Gorgeous Recipes today!

EDIT: Embarrassingly, I forgot to mention that you need to sub a couple of items in this recipe to make it vegan. No idea where my head was when I wrote the intitial write up, but there you go…we’re all human! Huge thanks to Helen for pointing this out.

Basically, you’ll need to sub out the cheddar and egg (for binding). As Helen points out in her comment below, the cheese is an easy switch, but what about the egg?

Well, you’ll be happy to hear that a good ol’ flax (or chia) egg will save the day. For each egg required, mix one tbsp of ground flaxseed with 3 tbsp of near-boiling water and leave to stand for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

The resulting gloop will help hold your patties together.

Hungry? Vegan snacks will save the day!

That’s it! Those are some of my go-to savory vegan snacks from a few of my favorite foodies. I hope you enjoy them, too.

If you have a favorite plant-based snack that’s not on the list, let me know! Drop a comment in the box below so I can try it to.

About The Author:
Lisa Williams
Happy Happy Vegan editor

Lisa Williams is a committed vegan, passionate animal welfare advocate, and keen follower of too many v-friendly food blogs to mention. She started happyhappyvegan.com back in 2016 because she felt there was a need for more straightforward information on plant-based living.

Back then, too many sites seem to either concentrate solely on recipes or be too intimidating or inaccessible for the v-curious, and she wanted to change that. The landscape is certainly a whole lot different now!

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6 thoughts on “21 Savory Vegan Snacks For When You Need A Healthy Nibble”

    • It’s my absolute pleasure, Nico. I adore yumsome.com…you might have noticed! Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing my post ?

  1. I hate to be a critic but as this is a vegan site I thought I should point out that the Chickpea Potato Broccoli Patties are NOT VEGAN. They contain both egg and cheddar cheese. It could be possible to substitute vegan cheese for the cheddar, but I haven’t found anything that works well to make patties stick together. I’d love to get some hints because the patties sound delicious!

    • Oh my! You have every right to criticize, Helen. I’ve no idea why I failed to include the need to sub out those ingredients…apologies! I’ve now amended the section. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention.

      As I mention above, I used a flax egg to hold mine together and it worked perfectly. Thanks again for letting me know ?

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