These days there are a tonne of people choosing not to eat gluten or animal products, and being a plant-based chef (and gluten-free specialist), I’m often asked for gluten-free vegan party food recipes and ideas. Sometimes it’s because of allergies. At other times it’s food sensitivity. Then there are other health reasons, ethical reasons or it might be because of lifestyle.

Whatever the reason there’s more and more demand for gluten-free vegan options at parties, potlucks, and family gatherings.

In this post I am sharing some of the best gluten-free vegan party recipe options that I know of. They are all popular and go down a treat whenever I share them (whether people are gluten-free, vegan or not).

Tips for making good gluten-free vegan party recipes

  1. Make as much ahead as possible to take the stress out of it.
  2. Everyone loves colours – pick a variety of colourful dishes.
  3. Think ‘less is more’. Only pick a few recipes, rather than overwhelming yourself with too many options. Fewer dishes is a lot less stressful and people will LOVE them.
  4. Choose easy recipes where possible.
  5. Make sure there is enough space in your fridge or freezer for any pre-prepared food.
  6. Test any recipes that you are unsure of ahead of time in the week or weeks before your party. You might want to have a mini trial run so that you are confident in your choices.
  7. Write an ingredient list and make sure you have everything in stock in plenty time, don’t leave it until the last minute.
  8. Make sure you keep gluten-free food separate from non gluten-foods to avoid cross contamination if that’s important.

Scroll down the page for more info and pictures, but here is a list of my favourite gluten-free vegan party recipes…

  1. Nutty beet balls
  2. Turmeric potato patties
  3. Baked pakoras
  4. Fresh mango and ginger chutney
  5. Beetroot flatbreads
  6. parsnip and potato farinata
  7. how to make rice paper wraps that work every time
  8. Scottish oatcakes
  9. Sunshine seed patties
  10. No bake strawberry cheezecake
  11. Raw chocolate covered truffles
  12. Super easy vegan chocolate truffles
  13. Chocolate orange ginger bread cake
  14. Easy no-bake brownies
  15. Gluten-free vegan sweet mince pies
  16. Beet slaw with tahini sauce for a crowd
  17. Pickled beet salad with sweet potato
  18. Turmeric quinoa salad with warming spices
  19. Smoked paprika hummus
  20. Roast beet hummus
  21. Parsley and lime guacamole
  22. Crispy air fryer chickpeas
  23. Classic potato salad recipe

Nutty beet balls (can be made into balls or patties)

Nutty beet balls hold together extremely well and make an excellent finger food. They are an excellent make ahead food. You can freeze them for ages or keep them in the fridge for a few days. Delicious, nutritious and serve hot or cold.

Recipe: Nutty beet balls

A plate of nutty beetroot balls

Tumeric potato patties

Turmeric is an inexpensive way to jazz up your potatoes and make a yellow patty with them. They hold together nicely and give gluten-free folk a very satisfying carbohydrate-rich alternative to bread. You can make them ahead too.

Recipe: Turmeric potato patties

Easy Turmeric Potato Patties - baked or grilled - gluten-free vegan by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Baked pakoras

What a treat. These make a fabulous finger food. Working nicely with any sort of dip. They are versatile, so you can make different coloured ones, using a variety of root veggies. The base is chickpea flour (gram flour, besan flour, garbanzo bean flour). Make them with the mango chutney for the perfect accompaniment!

Recipe: Baked pakoras

Recipe: Fresh mango and ginger chutney

Gluten-free vegan beet flatbreads

A sort of cross between a flatbread and a beetroot pie, this slice makes fabulous finger food. It’s bound together with chickpea flour. And as you can see beetroot gives it an incredible colour!

Recipe: Beetroot flatbreads

Beetroot Flatbread - gluten-free, vegan, super healthy by Anastasia

Parsnip and potato farinata

Even though you’ve probably never heard of these, I am including them because they are super popular finger food wherever I am cooking. You can use ANY root veg in place of parsnip and potato. Held together with chickpea flour, they are substantial, filling and very tasty. They make an ideal food for gluten-free folk, without any of the nasties.

Recipe: Parsnip and potato farinata

Parsnip and potato farinata slice with chickpea flour. Gluten-free, vegan by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Colourful summer roll party recipe

This is a perfect recipe for a gluten-free vegan party. Excellent finger food, these rice paper rolls are ideal for stuffing with veggies, salad, dips and pates. You can make them super colourful too.

Recipe: how to make rice paper wraps that work every time

Scottish oatcake recipe

If anyone is gluten-free they are gonna LOVE you if you serve these. Make sure the oats are certified gluten-free first. These are insanely delicious and more-ish! They work well as nibbles, but also go perfectly with any dips, hummus or pates that you serve.

Recipe: Scottish oatcakes

Scottish Oatcake Recipe with oats, sunflower seeds, dried herbs and parsley - oil-free, vegan, plant-based and gluten-free. By Anastasia, Kind Earth

Sunshine seed patties

A fabulous gluten-free vegan party finger food recipe. With only a few simple ingredients and seeds as the base, these go down exceptionally well as food on any buffet.

Recipe: Sunshine seed patties

Sunshine Seed Patties (veggie burgers) with sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, carrot and herbs - delicious, easy and super healthy - by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Gluten-free vegan sweet recipes for a party or get together

No bake strawberry cheezecake

It’s actually hard not to love this pie! Not only is it super colourful, but it’s also surprisingly easy to make. It’s a no bake cake, which makes it much easier. You can also make it ahead and freeze until you need it. If you don’t want strawberries then swap for raspberries (fresh or frozen).

Recipe: No bake strawberry cheezecake

Strawberry Cheesecake - vegan gluten-free superfood by Anastasia at Kind Earth

Raw chocolate covered truffles

You can make these chocolate covered truffles with surprisingly few ingredients. Decadent. Fancy and delicious. Did I also say healthy – whaaat really!?!!

Recipe: Raw chocolate covered truffles

Raw chocolate covered truffles. Walnut date style by Anastasia at Kind Earth

Easy chocolate truffles

Super easy to make and real crowd pleasers at a party. This is a naturally gluten-free, vegan and healthy recipe. Your guests will love you for making these.

Recipe: Easy chocolate truffles

Easy chocolate truffles - no bake, gluten-free, vegan 

Chocolate orange gingerbread cake

This is a fun, pretty and tasty baked gluten-free vegan cake recipe. It’s an excellent thing to make if you want something baked for your party table.

Recipe: Chocolate orange ginger bread cake

Chocolate Orange Gingerbread Cake - gluten-free, vegan and naturally sweetened by Anastasia at Kind Earth

Easy no-bake gluten-free vegan brownies

It’s very difficult to go wrong with this super delicious recipe, which makes it perfect for a gluten-free vegan party or get together. Everyone loves it and you can really go to town with decorating the top! It freezes very well.

Recipe: Easy no-bake brownies

Easy vegan no bake brownies, gluten-free and healthy by Anastasia

Gluten-free vegan sweet mince pies

This is an excellent gluten-free vegan party recipe if it’s the winter season, especially around Christmas time. They are traditional and really well loved in Britain, with their warming spices and delightful flavour. This is the healthy gluten-free vegan version which is an excellent addition to a Christmas party!

Recipe: Gluten-free vegan sweet mince pies

Sweet Christmas Mince Pies - British - Gluten-free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened by Anastasia KindEarth

Salad recipes for a gluten-free vegan party

Beet salad for a crowd with tahini sauce

People LOVE well made, hearty salads. This beet slaw salad makes a top notch addition to a gluten-free vegan buffet or party.

Recipe: Beet slaw with tahini sauce for a crowd

Beet slaw for a crowd

Fresh pickled beetroot salad with sweet potato and basil

Another tried and tested crowd pleaser. This is a cooked salad that can be chilled and served as part of a gluten-free vegan buffet. The sweet potato is cubed and roasted (which is super easy to do) making it ultra delicious!

Recipe: pickled beet salad with sweet potato

Salad made with malt vinegar beetroots

A colourful quinoa salad for a party

Adding a tumeric inspired quinoa salad to your party table is sure to wow your guests. Not only is it healthy and nutritious, but it is also fun and colourful.

Recipe: Turmeric quinoa salad with warming spices

Quinoa Salad with turmeric and warming spices - gluten-free, vegan by Anastasia, Kind Earth

Smoked paprika hummus

No gluten-free vegan party buffet is complete without an artisan hummus recipe. This one is super popular and everyone loves it…

Recipe: Smoked paprika hummus

Smoked paprika hummus recipe with chickpeas by Anastasia

Beetroot hummus

Beet is an excellent ingredient for a posh party hummus. It’s tasty and goes well with the scottish oatcakes above. That colour!

Recipe: Roast beet hummus

Beetroot hummus by Anastasia - Beets - gluten-free vegan dip for salads, falafel and pitta bread.

Parsley and lime guacamole

This recipe is best made fresh as it is one of the only recipes on this list that is best eaten on the same day. People relish the sight of an avocado dip, which makes it a worthwhile addition to the table. Put the guacamole bowl on a plate with blue organic corn chips and your guests will be super happy.

Recipe: Parsley and lime guacamole

A delicious version of guacamole with lime and parsley

Crispy air fryer chickpeas by That Vegan Dad

These are an amazing addition to a gluten-free vegan party! The ulimtate snack food made in an air-fryer. Ideal nibbles. The trouble is however, they taste too good haha. Your guests will love these.

Recipe: Crispy air-fryer chickpeas

air fryer chickpeas by that vegan dad

Classic potato salad recipe by World of Vegan

This is a recipe that everyone will love. Potatoes are excellent comfort food. Filling, Tasty and super easy to make. Perfect addition to a party as you can make them ahead of time and chill in the fridge until you are ready to go.

Recipe: Classic potato salad

That’s all for now folks. I do hope you make something delicious from this lot! And please do remember to comment below and let me know what you come up with.

Love and Plants
Anastasia x

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