A vegetarian dinner party is an enjoyable way to gather family and friends together. Many people have individual likes and dislikes based on personal preferences, religious beliefs, and dietary restrictions, and more and more people have made the decision to become vegetarians. There are many different types of vegetarians such as vegans, lacto-vegetarians, lacto-ovo-vegetarians, pesco-vegetarians and pollo-vegetarians. Some will not only stay away from meat, but egg, fish, and dairy products as well. Check with guests in advance to learn of their dietary restrictions before planning a vegetarian dinner party menu.
Vegetarian dinner party ideas include:
Appetizer: Kick start the evening by planning fondue stations for an appetizer with a variety of different cheeses. Supply small pieces of bread at some stations and vegetables at other stations. Guests will love serving themselves and taking part in the active part of the dinner menu. The unique appetizer selection will encourage guests to mingle with one another as they make their way around to the various stations.
Main Course: There are many scrumptious vegetarian dinner recipes to consider for the main course of vegetarian dinner parties. Give guests options such as a mixture of sautéed vegetables with eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, roasted tomatoes, and roasted red peppers. Another delectable dish is a pasta, broccoli and mushroom combination, all mixed in a white alfredo cream sauce. Finally, make a vegetarian lasagna or broccoli quiche. Arrange all of the dishes side by side to create a buffet for your guests.
Dessert: Add the “cherry on top” to complete a great evening by selecting sensational desserts for your guests. Purchase a variety of toppings such as sprinkles, hot fudge, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and cherries, and set up a make-your -own-sundae station. Another great option is to clean the fondue stations from earlier in the evening and offer guests chocolate fondue with strawberries and other fruits. Other tasty desserts include cheesecake, carrot cake, brownies and cookies.
A party based on a vegetarian diet can be one full of flavor and beautiful colors. Experiment with taste combinations and an endless selection of recipes!