The diplomas have been stamped and sealed, the hats have been tossed, and now it's time to celebrate. Make sure you have a well-rounded spread at your food table by including tasty vegan graduation party recipes that people with alternative diets can enjoy, too. Hey, everyone needs to eat.
If you have any food or dietary restrictions, whether they be health based, morally influenced, or otherwise, you know how nerve-racking it can be to go to a party where everyone will be eating. What if there's nothing there you can have? You don't want to offend the host, and you don't want to go hungry, so what's a person to do? The easiest way to make everyone happy at a party is to make sure you tell your host ahead of time, or bring your own dish to share.
And, if you want to be a good host to others with restrictions, make sure your food menu is picked out with everyone in mind. Think about including gluten-free options, vegetarian plates, and even some of these 15 perfect vegan recipes at your graduation party. Whether you're vegan or not, all of your guests deserve delicious appetizers, main courses, and desserts, and you're not the kind of host that disappoints.
1. BBQ Vegan Burger
It's pretty traditional for a graduation party to include a grill, but vegans are usually left out. Not anymore, though, because Fo Reals Life's BBQ vegan burger is a mouthwatering, animal-free offering and is the perfect vegan grill food.
2. Flower Power Cake
Embrace the summer and celebrate your graduation with a combination of cake and flowers. Not only is Green Kitchen Stories' flower power cake beautiful and delicious, but it is completely vegan. The real question is, is it too pretty to eat?
3. Vegan Spring Rolls
When it comes to big parties, finger food is key. Naturally Ella's recipe is a light, fresh, vegan-friendly snack perfect for munching on with one hand.
4. Vegan Queso Dip
Is a party really a party without chips and dip? Make sure to have some of this vegan queso dip from Daiya Foods as part of your spread. Gooey and just a little bit spicy, it's sure to be a hit with your graduation guests.
5. Pineapple Mango Kale Salad
Sick of boring garden salads? Try this unique and delicious pineapple mango kale salad from Whitney Bond. Loaded with healthy, fresh ingredients, this is a sweet and juicy dish everyone will drool over.
6. Beet Hummus With Crispy Beet Greens
Add a little color to your food table with A Cozy Kitchen's bright beet hummus, complete with crispy beet greens on top. Smooth and tasty, this is the kind of spread that makes people want to double dip.
7. Vegan Chili
Chili is made out of pretty much everything a vegan can't eat, from the meat to the cheese and sour cream topping, but with Oh She Glows' version, you can finally enjoy a hot, spicy bowl of it. Loaded with beans, peppers, tomatoes, and plenty of spices, and complete with homemade vegan sour cream, even meat eaters will love this delicious chili.
8. Vegan Sloppy Joe
Another great cookout dish, Naturally Ella's Sloppy Joe may get messy, but every napkin is worth it. Juicy and flavorful, these sandwiches will make sure no one goes home hungry.
9. Mexican Sweet Potato Salad
You might think there's only one way to make potato salad, but Whitney Bond will tell you otherwise. Instead of boring red or yellow potatoes, try sweet potato salad with a Mexican twist.
10. Stuffed Jalapenos
There are stuffed jalapenos, and then there are these chile corn mashed potato-stuffed jalapenos from Fo Reals Life. A vegan friendly twist on an appetizer favorite, make sure you have extra, because these will be a guest favorites.
11. Rhubarb Strawberry Quinoa Crumble
Switch up your dessert table by including this rustic rhubarb and strawberry quinoa crumble from Green Kitchen Stories. Crunchy and sweet, it's a fruity sweet treat that will make people drool.
12. One-Bite Vegan Pizzas
Pizza is always a crowd pleaser, but these one-bite vegan versions from Oh She Glows go above and beyond. The loaded sauce includes onions, garlic, mushrooms, and enough herbs to create a flavor explosion in your mouth.
13. Buffalo Chickpea Salad With Homemade Ranch
Everyone, everyone, loves buffalo, but since vegans can't eat it in the traditional wing form, you're going to have to get creative. Luckily, Naturally Ella has that covered with this Buffalo chickpea salad, which is perfectly paired with a homemade ranch that's actually finger-licking good.
14. Sriracha Tofu Summer Rolls
School's out for summer — forever — so embrace the season with these spicy Sriracha tofu summer rolls from Fo Reals Life. If the rolls aren't hot enough for you, the spicy sesame dipping sauce sure will be.
15. Collard Green Wraps
A perfect appetizer, these collard green wraps from A Cozy Kitchen have everything your guests love: fresh greens, hummus, and avocados. You can never go wrong with avocados.