Nowadays, there are so many options for vegan weddings, from appetizers to desserts. However, it can be challenging to create a vegan wedding menu that everyone will like. The easiest option would be to leave everything to a catering company. But it’s your special day, and you want to be sure there are items your friends and family will love.
In this article, you can find amazing ideas to suit everyone’s taste. We hope we’ll inspire you to create a perfect vegan menu that will impress your guests.
Many people agree that appetizers are their favorite part of the wedding menu. They’re fun and exciting, and offer you a lot of scope to show your creativity. Vegan appetizers are no exception, as you have so many options: you could opt for elegant appetizers, but there are also a lot of fantastic ethnic food choices.
Vegan Mozzarella Sticks
Everyone loves vegan mozzarella sticks! They’re crunchy and tasty, and you just can’t stop eating them. They’re perfect appetizers as your guests can eat them on the go while enjoying their drinks and socializing. Everyone who has tried vegan mozzarella says it’s the same as traditional mozzarella cheese, if not even better.
The best thing about mozzarella sticks is that you can combine them with various sauces. They usually come with marinara dipping sauce, but you can also add some tomato-based dips so your guests can try different flavors.
Those who love Mexican food will undoubtedly want to incorporate it into their vegan wedding menu. We suggest tacos as they’re easy to make, and there’s a variety of vegan options. You can fill them with Mexican beans (cooked in a vegan way), rice, and salad. Of course, you can add as much guacamole sauce as you like, as it’s vegan and healthy.
If you want to go one step beyond, you could opt for vegan raw tacos. You can make them from beetroot and stuff them with fresh veggies and nuts. Don’t forget to add some salt, a bit of lemon juice, and your favorite spices.
Sweet Potato Bruschetta
Roasted sweet potato is not only a healthier alternative to finger foods, but it’s also delicious. The original recipe is very straightforward: cut a potato into small, coin-sized bites, and then add some extra virgin olive oil, red onion, balsamic, as well as some cherry tomatoes. Before serving, you can decorate it with a few sprigs of fresh basil.
This vegan bruschetta is an excellent choice as it will remind you of summer days, somewhere in Italy. The secret behind this simple recipe is to use only high-quality, organic ingredients.
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Vegan Wedding Menu: Main Dishes
When it comes to vegan wedding menu ideas, it’s essential to decide whether you want to have an elegant dinner, or you’d rather have a buffet-style menu. Both options are excellent, and everything depends on what’s more convenient for you and your guests. Therefore, we’ll include both elegant and more casual dishes on our list.
If you’re a vegetarian, you can use our ideas as a template for your wedding vegetarian menu. All you have to do is make a few changes here and there. For example, if we use vegan cheese, you can opt for cheddar or any other cheese you like.
Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs
This is a perfect option for outdoor weddings. Who said vegans couldn’t have a barbecue-style wedding? The original French recipe for ratatouille kebabs consists of summer zucchini, eggplant, and squash. However, you can add any other veggies if you want. Some people add mushrooms or tomatoes for an even more refreshing taste.
You can serve them with various toppings, so your guests can try out different combinations. Don’t forget to include some spicy sauce, as it makes this simple dish even more exotic. Moreover, you can cover these vegan kebabs with some vegan cheese. They’ll be even tastier but bear in mind that they’ll also be more calorific.
Saffron Risotto with Vegetables
Risotto should be included in any vegan wedding package because it’s a universal option, something that most people love. However, this risotto is unique and it’s ideal even for very elegant occasions. Saffron gives it an exquisite taste as well as that distinctive golden color.
If you want to make it super-creamy and even more delicious, you can add cashew cream. When it comes to vegetables, you can use any seasonal vegetables you like. In the original version, they add roasted zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes. However, you can modify it if you have a better idea.
Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
The original Italian recipe requires using spaghetti, but some vegans like to use zucchini pasta instead. Therefore, it’s up to you to choose your favorite pasta. However, the essential ingredient is pesto sauce. You should opt for an organic, home-made version. Even better if you can find an Italian family who make pesto using their family-recipe.
For a final touch, add some sun-dried tomatoes as well as some vegan parmesan cheese. No one will be able to resist this exquisite vegan pasta dish.
Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Prickly Pear Sauce
This unusual vegan dish will leave all your guests speechless! Crunchy and creamy at the same time, it’s perfect for those who like to try new food combinations. When it comes to prickly pear sauce, it’s made with vinegar, orange juice, chili powder, and a bit of cinnamon. Its taste is so refined that no one would guess the ingredients are so simple.
If you’ve chosen something straightforward, such as a pasta dish, for the entrée, this can be an ideal main course. This dish is perfect if you want to surprise your friends who’ve been vegans for years and let them try something new. Likely, they haven’t tasted anything similar before.
Mushroom Ravioli in Broccoli Cream Sauce
Mushroom ravioli is a perfect main dish, as it’s a great source of plant-based protein. Also, it’s a complete meal, so even your non-vegan friends will be satisfied. It offers a full, creamy taste. You can make this well-balanced meal using either oat cream or soy cream. It’s up to you to choose your favorite option.
However, there are two things to pay attention to. First, make sure you choose vegan ravioli, made without eggs. Second, make sure not to overcook this meal. It’s easy to overcook ravioli, as they take only a few minutes. They should be served al dente, the Italian way.
Everyone loves falafel! This meal is an example of vegan wedding food you can’t go wrong with. Unlike some other vegan dishes, it’ll satisfy the appetite of your guests and fill them with energy to dance all night long. Moreover, even kids love falafel, and they’ll be happy to try it because it’s not something you eat every day.
You can serve them with vegan curry, but don’t forget to add plenty of salad and fresh veggies. The best thing about falafels is that you can eat them both in combination with warm or cold food, depending on what you prefer.
If you’re not a fan of raw cakes, don’t worry. Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to settle for a wedding cake you don’t like. Although we always suggest relying on vegan wedding catering, it doesn’t mean you have to choose something from their catalog. You’d be surprised to discover that most cakes can be made in a vegan way.
Some bakeries simply forget to put vegan cakes on their menu, but we’re sure they’ll be able to make necessary changes for you. Therefore, we leave choosing a wedding cake to you, as you deserve to have your favorite cake at your wedding. We’ll now explore some vegan wedding food ideas that can be served in addition to the main cake.
Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Vegan chocolate truffles look so elegant, but they’re very easy to make. It’s essential to choose high quality vegan dark chocolate, as the main ingredient. Add some coconut milk, maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt. If you feel creative, you can experiment by adding some espresso powder or coating your truffles with nuts or coconut
Creamy Vegan Lemon Bars
This dessert is perfect for summer weddings – it’s so creamy and refreshing at the same time. For the crust, you can use oats, almonds, and add some coconut oil. When it comes to filling, coconut cream is responsible for that creamy taste. You can either buy or make your own coconut cream from full-fat coconut milk.
The secret is to serve them cold, so they’ll taste of an exciting mix of lemon ice-cream and cheesecake. Don’t be surprised if everyone reaches out to ask for the recipe.
Enjoy the Process
Do you know what the best part of creating a vegan wedding menu is? The best thing is that you get to try all these fantastic dishes before you make your final decision. Therefore, take your time and enjoy every step of the process.
Wedding preparations can be stressful, but this part doesn’t have to be. Instead, invite your friends to join you and have fun while trying out exotic vegan food.