Monday, 5 December 2011

Vegetarian buffet ideas

Here are some of our favourite vegetarian buffet/meze/canape ideas which are ideal for parties and picnics (for mums who don't shop at Iceland!)
If catering for large numbers, I generally make up some batches of buffet foods in advance and freeze them. I also make various fresh salads and dips as needed, either the day before or on the day.

Make in advance and freeze:
Halloumi and double potato cakes
Halloumi tarts
Courgette and potato quiches
Spinach and cheese pies
Cheese scones
Glamorgan sausages (or use this mixture in puff pastry to make sausage rolls)
Chorizo-type sausages (as above)
Scone-base pizzas
Cheese muffins
Garlic bread/dough balls/pizza (vegan option)
Spinach, pepper and Goat's cheese quiche
Savoury puff pastry tartlets (vegan option)
Quorn kebabs (vegan option)

Make  fresh:
Hummus (vegan)
Aubergine and feta dip
Pasta salad (vegan option)
Pesto and antipasti tart
Squash, lentil and sweet potato salad
Vegan salads (vegan)
Bulghar wheat salad (vegan option)
Marinated olives (vegan)
Guacamole (vegan)
Mushroom bruschetta (vegan)
Veggie frittata/tortilla
Roasted vegetable salad
Green salad
Rice salad
Greek salad on a stick - a chunk of cucumber, a piece of feta, half a cherry tomato and an olive on a cocktail stick
Potato salad
Jacket potatoes/Potato wedges/Home made chips

Add a few store cupboard standbys:
Veggie cocktail sausages on sticks
Cheese and pineapple on sticks
Bread sticks

Dessert ideas:
Oreo truffles
Tiffin (vegan)
Mini whoopie pies
Mini desserts
Fresh fruit salad

Cider Punch
Champagne cocktails

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  1. Some more ideas - Veggie Frittata/Tortilla; Tapenades; Hummus; Roasted vegetable salad; Tabouleh; Pasta salad with beetroot, radish, puy lentils & sunflower seeds; Spinach & Mushroom salad with toasted pinenuts

    1. Fab ideas Anon, thanks for those. I'll add them to the list.


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