Best Vegan Appetizer Recipes

Alexa DuPont
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Author Alexa DuPont
Best Vegan Appetizer Recipes

Appetizers are fun to make, even more fun to enjoy, and are the hallmark of social gatherings big and small. When you are vegan though, appetizers can be tricky. While many purportedly vegan appetizers may include some vegan-approved ingredients, they may not be 100% vegan.

If you are vegan and want to ensure that your appetizers are tasty, healthy, a crowd pleaser (even if the crowd is just you!), and, of course, totally vegan-friendly, you have come to the right place.

We’ve got you covered with several delicious options for easy vegan appetizers. Read on to discover more!

Why Choose Açaí For Healthy Vegan Appetizers?

Açaí is a refreshing ingredient for all of your appetizer needs. In contrast to some traditional vegan appetizer ingredients that may offer little to no nutritional benefit, Açaí is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and packed full of healthy Omegas 3, 6, and 9. Açaí’s natural sugars give it a pleasant sweetness that is not overbearing. Learn more about the benefits of eating Açaí.

What’s more, Açaí-based appetizers are easy to prepare! The vegan appetizer ideas that follow are great for a crowd of one or many. We consider them our best vegan appetizers!

Appetizer #1: AÇAÍ Banana Bread Snack Treat

This melty, gooey bread is sure to have all who consume it going back for more. It's hearty, healthy and vegan-approved!


  • 1 Thawed SAMBAZON Açaí Original Blend Superfruit Pack
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Butter (at room temp)
  • 1 Cup Vegan Sugar3 Extra Large Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Egg Replacement Equivalents
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 Cup Unbleached Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Hot Water


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

To prepare, butter a standard loaf pan, mash bananas until smooth with a few chunks, and separate egg whites and yolks in two different bowls. Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add bananas, egg yolks, vanilla, lemon juice, and baking soda and mix thoroughly then stir in flour till just combined. Beat egg whites until stiff, then gently fold into batter until blended. Lastly, stir in hot water. Pour half of the batter into your loaf pan, add the Açaí pack to make a mid-layer, then pour the remaining batter to fill. Using a wood skewer or other similar shaped device, gently stir the batter in a circular motion to make Açaí swirls. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes or so and serve.

Appetizer #2: Chocolate AÇAÍ Truffle Bites Snack Treat

These Açaí-based bites are perfect for the chocolate lover. 


  • 1 SAMBAZON Açaí Original Blend Superfruit Pack
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • ½ Cup Medjool Dates, pits removed
  • ¼ Cup Hemp Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • Pinch of
  • Chocolate Sauce (for rolling truffled in)
  • Toppings:  Bee Pollen, Coconut Flakes, Cacao Nibs, Cayenne Powder


In a food processor, combine açaí, coconut oil, dates, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, cacao powder, honey, and salt.

Put the mix in a bowl, cover and chill for at least an hour. Once your mix has hardened, scoop out teaspoon sized balls. Roll each ball in chocolate sauce. Make sure they’re completely covered, then set aside (on wax paper) to harden.

Before the chocolate completely sets, sprinkle with your toppings.

Appetizer #3: Gluten-Free Vegan AÇAÍ Berry Pie

Pie is often overlooked as an appetizer. It shouldn’t be! It’s an easy option, giving everyone a hearty slice!


For the Crust:

  • 1 Gluten Free Pie Crust

For the Filling:

  • 2 SAMBAZON Açaí Superfruit Packs (Original Blend, Pure Unsweetened, or Performance Protein)
  • 3 Cups Frozen Mixed Berries
  • 1-2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Optional: Ground Ginger, Dash of Cinnamonm Dash of Vanilla

For the Crumble Topping:

  • 1 - 2 Cups Gluten Free Oats
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Cups Melted Coconut Oil
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • Optional: Small Handful Chopped Nuts and Seeds


Preheat the oven to 350° F. To Make Filling: In a blender, combine SAMBAZON Superfruit Packs (melted), frozen mixed berries and optional ginger or cinnamon. Blend until smooth and combined. In a bowl, add the rest of the berries and then add your blended mixture. Stir to combine. Pour mixture into your pie crust, evenly smooth out the mixture. Over the top, evenly distribute small dollops of coconut oil. Top with crumble mixture. To Make Crumble: In a bowl, combine all ingredients.

Make sure all oats are covered. Scoop atop pie filling, gently pat down. Bake 350° F for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Allow to cool before serving. Try adding a scoop of Açai Sorbet to make it a la mode.

Appetizer #4: Chocolate Covered Bananas Snack Treat

Completely customizable, these frozen banana treats take no effort. Cool in temperature they are the perfect summer treat. Slice them to make the most of them!



To Make the Chocolate Sauce: Using a double boiler, heat chocolate chunks, oil, salt, vanilla, and Açaí pack. You might need to add a little extra oil, but keep stirring constantly so nothing burns. 

To Make the Bananas: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and get your frozen bananas from the freezer. You can either roll them in chocolate or spread the warm chocolate sauce on them with a knife. Once they’re dipped in chocolate (and it hasn’t hardened yet!), add your toppings and then put back in the freezer to harden. Let freeze for at least an hour.

Appetizer #5: Raw Vegan AÇAÍ Brownies Snack Treat

Brownies can easily double as an appetizer. Enjoy these at home, or save for after your meal! 


For the Brownies:

For the Topping:


Combine SAMBAZON Açaí packs, dates, walnuts, cacao, vanilla, and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth. scraping down sides as needed. Lightly grease an 8 x 8 baking pan with coconut oil or use parchment paper. Transfer dough to the pan and press firmly until evenly distributed. Put in the fridge for at least two hours.

For Topping: In a food processor, quickly pulse raw cashews, maple or honey, Açaí and coconut oil. Add a pinch of salt if you'd like and a handful of frozen mixed berries. Once the brownies harden up in the fridge for about two hours, top with frosting and put back in the fridge for another hour or two. Cut and serve.

Appetizer #6: AÇAÍ Mango Macadamia Bowl

This nutty fruity dessert is one your guests will be requesting over and over again. Just in time for the summer season.



Blend all ingredients, top, and enjoy your mango macadamia Açaí bowl!

Appetizer #7: Supergreen AÇAÍ Bowl with Fruit & Berries

Looking to incorporate supergreens into your next appetizer? This Açaí bowl offers them up in a flavor-forward recipe.


  • 2 SAMBAZON Açaí Supergreens Superfruit Pack
  • 1/8 Cup Chocolate Hemp Milk
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 2 Tbsp Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1 Tsp Maca
  • Toppings: Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Hemp Seeds, Fresh Banana, Golden Berries. White Mulberries, Goji Berries


Put everything in the blender (make sure to break up your Superfruit Packs), blend until really thick – adding more liquid if necessary – then pour into a bowl, top with fruit and anything else you're like!

Appetizer #8: AÇAÍ Superberry Compote Pancake Syrup Recipe

These pancakes can be quartered and served at your next brunch.



Use vegan pancake mix to make the pancakes. For the compote, in a saucepan over medium heat, bring the blueberries/blackberries and Açaí pack to cook.

If desired, add your dash of cinnamon and sprigs of mint/basil and stir often. Cook down to a thick syrup that you can draw your spoon through and see the bottom of the pan. Spoon over your acai pancakes.

Appetizer #9: Vitamin Boost AÇAÍ Bowl Recipe

Offer your guests an immune boost with this treat. This Açaí-based bowl is not only healthy, but delicious. 



Put it all in a blender and enjoy. If you want to make it a bowl: add another SAMBAZON Superfruit Pack and a frozen banana. Blend until thick, pour in a bowl and top with your favorite fresh fruits.

Want more recipes? View our entire collection of Açaí recipes.

Alternatives to Traditional Desserts  

Just as dinner is served with an appetizer, it may also be finished with a dessert. Acai isn't only a good appetizer; it can also be a great dessert as well -- it doesn't even have to come in bowl or smoothie form. Our Acai-based dessert recipes make excellent choices for those who want to ensure that they're eating something healthy and nutritious.

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