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    10 Easy & Swadisht Recipes Perfect For A New Year’s Eve House Party

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    As the new year approaches, many of us are planning to host or attend a house party to celebrate the occasion. While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the event, it’s important to remember the easy starters for dinner parties need to be not only delicious but also quick and hassle-free to prepare. After all, who wants to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen when there are guests to entertain and a celebration to enjoy?

    With that in mind, here are 10 easy and delicious party snacks ideas that can be paired with preferred party cocktails which are perfect for a home party on New Year’s Eve. These party starters cover a range of appetisers, including vegan and vegetarian appetisers and canapes recipes. They will surely please your guests and help you ring in the new year with style.

    1. Vegan Ranch Popcorn

    This vegan ranch popcorn is one of the most tasty and addictive party snacks that is perfect for any occasion. It is easy to make and can be served either hot or cold.

    Preparation time: 5 minutes

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    Cooking time: 0 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 8 cups popped popcorn
    • 2 tablespoons vegan ranch dressing
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, mix together the popped popcorn, vegan ranch dressing, salt, and pepper until the popcorn is evenly coated.
    2. Serve the popcorn hot or cold.

    2. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate party desserts? Yummm! Hold your hand out and go, dig deep.

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    Cooking time: 8-10 minutes

    Preparation time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup vegan butter, softened
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flaxseed meal mixed with 6 tablespoons water)
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips

    Instructions

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    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, beat the vegan butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and flax eggs and beat until well combined.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    4. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.
    5. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
    6. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    3. Cold Smoked Salmon Canapes

    These cold appetizers are classic party snacks that are sure to impress your guests. Looking for quick canapes recipes? This is it.  

    Preparation time: 10 minutes

    Cooking time: 5 minutes

    Ingredients

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    • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (parsley)
    • ½ teaspoon lehsun (garlic) powder
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced smoked salmon
    • 1 bagel, toasted and thinly sliced
    • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
    • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
    • Additional chopped fresh dill (parsley), for garnish

    Instructions

    1. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until well combined.
    2. Spread a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture onto each slice of toasted bagel.
    3. Top the bagels with a slice of smoked salmon, a slice of lemon, and a slice of red onion.
    4. Garnish the canapes with additional chopped dill and serve cold.

    4. Vegan Cauliflower Bites

    Vegan appetizers are spicy and satisfying appetizers for those who avoid animal-based products like meat and dairy. They are easy to make and can be served either hot or cold. Convenient, ain’t it?

    Preparation time: 10 minutes

    Cooking time: 20 minutes

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    Ingredients

    • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup sauce of your choice
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Chopped fresh dhaniya patti (coriander leaves), for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and water until smooth.
    3. Dip the cauliflower florets into the flour mixture, coating them evenly. Transfer the coated florets to the prepared baking sheet.
    4. Bake the cauliflower for 20 minutes, or until tender and golden.
    5. In a small saucepan, heat the sauce over medium heat until warm.
    6. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and toss it in the sauce until well coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    7. Garnish the cauliflower bites with chopped fresh cilantro and serve hot or cold.

    5. Tomato & Mozzarella Skewers With Basil Pesto

    These healthy party snacks with basil pesto are refreshing and flavorful appetizers that are perfect for any party. They are easy to assemble and can be served either hot or cold.

    Preparation time: 10 minutes

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    Cooking time: 5 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
    • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • Wooden skewers
    • ½ cup basil pesto
    • Chopped fresh basil, for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Thread the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella onto the skewers, alternating the ingredients as desired.
    2. Preheat the grill or broiler to medium-high heat. Grill or broil the skewers for about 5 minutes, or until the mozzarella is melted and golden.
    3. Drizzle the skewers with basil pesto and garnish with chopped fresh basil. Serve hot or cold.

    6. Vegan Spinach & Artichoke Dip

    This vegan spinach and artichoke dip is a creamy and flavourful appetizers that is perfect for any party. It is easy to make and can be served either hot or cold.

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    Preparation time: 10 minutes

    Cooking time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 300 gms spinach
    • 400 gms artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
    • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
    • 1 cup vegan sour cream
    • 1 cup vegan parmesan cheese
    • ¼ cup vegan cream cheese
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

    Instructions

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    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the spinach, artichoke hearts, vegan mayonnaise, vegan sour cream, vegan parmesan cheese, vegan cream cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.
    3. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch pie dish and smooth the top.
    4. Bake the dip for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
    5. Garnish the dip with chopped fresh parsley.

    7. Stuffed Mushrooms

    These vegetarian stuffed mushrooms are savoury and satisfying appetizers that are perfect for any party. They are easy to make and can be served either hot or cold.

    Cooking time: 20 minutes

    Preparation time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients

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    • 12 large mushrooms
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 small onion, finely diced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 cup cooked quinoa
    • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    2. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and chop them finely.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
    4. In a medium bowl, mix together the cooked onion and garlic, chopped mushroom stems, quinoa, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper until well combined.
    5. Stuff the mixture into the mushroom caps, mounding it slightly.
    6. Place the mushrooms on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden.
    7. Serve the mushrooms hot or cold.

    8. Vegan Avocado & Black Bean Salsa

    This vegan avocado and black bean salsa is a refreshing and flavourful appetizer that is perfect for any party. It is easy to make and can be served either hot or cold, as you like.

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    Preparation time: 10 minutes

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    Ingredients

    • 400 gm black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 1 tomato, diced
    • ½ cup diced red onion
    • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, mix together the black beans, avocado, tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.
    2. Serve the salsa hot or cold, with chips or crackers for dipping.

    9. Deviled Eggs

    These vegetarian deviled eggs are a classic party appetizers that are sure to be a hit with your guests. 

    Preparation time: 20 minutes

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    Cooking time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 6 large eggs
    • ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Paprika, for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Mash the egg yolks with a fork. Add the vegan mayonnaise, mustard, chives, salt, and pepper and mix until well combined. Place the eggs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. 
    2. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer the eggs for 10 minutes.
    3. Drain the eggs and run them under cold water until they are cool enough to handle.
    4. Peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them in a small bowl. Set the egg whites aside.
    5. Spoon the yolk mixture into the egg whites, mounding it slightly.
    6. Garnish the deviled eggs with a sprinkle of paprika and serve hot or cold.

    10. Vegetarian Mini Quiches

    These vegetarian mini quiches are savoury party dishes that are perfect for any party, easy enough for beginners to try their hands on.

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    Preparation time: 15 minutes

    Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 small onion, finely diced
    • 1 cup chopped bell peppers
    • 1 cup chopped mushroom
    • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
    • 6 large eggs
    • ½ cup milk
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Instructions

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    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a muffin tin.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add the onion and bell peppers and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they are tender, about 5 minutes more.
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until well combined.
    4. Divide the onion and mushroom mixture among the muffin cups. Top with the grated cheddar cheese.
    5. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and cheese in the muffin cups.
    6. Bake the quiches for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the quiches are golden brown.

    In addition to these tasty party food ideas, don’t forget to offer a selection of refreshing party cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages to keep your guests hydrated and happy. No matter what you choose to serve, these party recipes are sure to help you ring in the new year with delicious, easy-to-make party food that everyone will love. Happy New Year in advance!

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