Mix and mingle with these dairy-free appetizers

shutterstock_64587139The holiday entertaining season is just around the corner, which means you’re bound to host a number of family members and friends in your home.

And with casual entertaining comes the potential of catering to guests with dietary restrictions, such asdairy allergies.While this can be a challenge menu-wise, it doesn’t have to set you back in terms of planning or prep time.

In fact, with the following appetizers in your recipe repertoire, you can whip up quick, no-fuss and dairy-free crowd-pleasers to pair with your favourite cocktails in 30 minutes or less.

So take the stress out of entertaining, and mix and mingle with the below recipes. Not only will your lactose intolerant company be impressed, but we guarantee all your guests will be reaching for another bite:

Smoked Salmon Canapés

If you’re in a pinch for time, this is an easy appetizer with few ingredients and even less time to prepare. The result, however, is big flavour for mass appeal.


1 package smoked salmon

Sliced pumpernickel bread

Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese

1 jar capers

1 red onion, finely diced

Fresh dill, chopped


Remove the crust from the bread, and cut the pumpernickel into perfect, bite-sized squares. Spread Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese on the bread. Top each piece with a morsel of smoked salmon, two or three capers, a sprinkle of diced onion and dill. Arrange on a platter, and serve.

Mini Baked Potato Bites

These adorable appetizers look just like mini baked potatoes, and pack as much flavour as theregular-sized side dish.


9 small yellow potatoes, halved lengthwise

2 tsp. olive oil

Course salt and pepper

2 slices of crispy bacon, chopped(or veggie bacon alternative)

Fresh chives, chopped

Tofutti Sour Supreme

Preheat oven to 230 C (450 F). Toss your potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper, and place your potato halves on a greased pan. Roast until tender, about 20-30 minutes. When the potatoes are cooled, arrange them on a platter with the cut side facing up. Top each half with a teaspoon of Tofutti Sour Supreme, and a sprinkle of bacon and chives. Serve, and enjoy!