8 Quick and Easy Vegan Snacks

Vegan pimento cheese, served with fried saltine crackers and pickles green tomatoes
Photo: Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

From roasted edamame to fruit-and-nut trail mix, these vegan snacks will definitely keep you full between meals. Plus, you can prepare each in a half hour or less.

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Taiwanese Sesame Cucumbers

Taiwanese Sesame Cucumber
© Con Poulos

This quick pickle was inspired by Japanese cucumbers dressed in sesame oil, salt, and sesame seeds.

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Popcorn with Sesame-Glazed Pistachios

Popcorn with Sesame-Glazed Pistachios
© John Kernick

Mixing popcorn with glazed pistachios creates a sweet-salty snack that's fantastic with cocktails.

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Roasted Edamame Snacks

Roasted Edamame Snacks
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Edamame roasted in a spiced soy sauce mixture makes a fantastic snack and is also incredibly easy to make.

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Fruit-and-Nut Trail Mix

Fruit-and-Nut Trail Mix
© Lucy Schaeffer

Stash this this roasted nut mix in your desk drawer to help you resist other temptations.

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Crispy Chickpeas

Crispy Chickpeas
© Dave Lauridsen

To make these addictive snacks, toss canned chickpeas with flour, coriander and cumin, then fry them.

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Guacamole with Charred Jalapeño and Scallions

Guacamole with Charred Jalapeños and Scallions
© Fredrika Stjärne

This smoky guacamole can be used in three ingenious ways: in a soup, an hors d'oeuvre and a salad dressing.

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Vegan Pimiento Cheese

Vegan pimento cheese, served with fried saltine crackers and pickles green tomatoes
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

Pimiento cheese is an iconic snack in the South, and beloved all over. For this vegan version, sweet pimientos stud a creamy and savory base made with extra-firm tofu. The pickle brine and apple cider vinegar lend an acidic brightness to the mixture, while nutritional yeast and miso provide deep umami notes that keep you coming back for more.

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Vegan Tofu Scramble

Cast Iron Skillet with Tofu Scrambled Eggs Recipe
Haile Thomas / Will Coleman

Haile Thomas says she used to eat scrambled eggs nearly every morning. When she went vegan, she wanted to make sure she could mimic those creamy and cheesy scrambles with vegan ingredients. Nutritional yeast adds a rich and nutty "cheesy" flavor, while oat milk lends this scramble a bit of creaminess.

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