Given its health-related and environmental benefits, many people are now choosing those birthday party catering services in Melbourne which provide vegan menus. There’s a common misconception that vegan diets are expensive, can only be prepared using hard-to-find ingredients, and are drab when it comes to taste. Well! Not really. Here are the seven most popular vegan dishes that could be best your best bet to make your birthday party a hit.

#Roasted Cauliflower Bites:
Roasted Cauliflower Bites

Roast cauliflowers in a teaspoon of olive oil or Indian clarified butter; add pink Himalayan salt to taste, sprinkle black and red pepper powder and grated celery. This guilt-free snack takes just 20-30 minutes to get prepared.

#Vegan Broccoli Balls:

Vegan Broccoli Balls

Make a paste of broccoli and basil and cook it in a pan for 3-4 minutes. Mix salt, spices, bread-crumbs, flaxseed, and vegan cheese to the paste and then shape it into balls. Bake these balls for 15-20 minutes. Serve it with a vegan dip.

#Kidney Bean Millet Beet Burger:

Kidney Bean Millet Beet Burger

To make the patty, mix boiled millet and kidney-beans and sauté these in a mix of Indian spices and Italian herbs. In a separate bowl, knead oat flour. Fill the mixture above in the layers of flour and let it bake for some time. Once the patty is ready, put it between whole-wheat buns and melt some vegan cheese over it. Serve it with lettuce, pickles/ jalapeno and vegan mayo. You may also choose gluten-free vegan buns instead of whole-wheat buns.

#Linguine with avocado, lime and tomato:

Linguine with avocado, lime and tomato

Linguine is elliptical pasta similar to fettuccine and trenette. Look for the whole-wheat or multigrain version of this pasta and cook it according to the instructions on the pack. In a separate bowl, mix tomatoes, avocado, coriander, onion, and chili and squeeze lemon juice in the mixture. Now drain the pasta and mix it with the mixture above. Serve either warm or cold.

#Tortilla Hummus Cups:

Tortilla Hummus Cups

Dipping chips is out of vogue now. Why not pour dips as a filling right onto the snack? Get tortilla cups and fill these with any kind of hummus and the flavors of your liking. The distinct mix of crisp and fresh toppings, creamy hummus and the crunchy tortilla chips will make these disappear from the platter instantly.

#Filipino Fried Spring Rolls:

Filipino Fried Spring Rolls
Traditionally, these spring rolls are filled with pork. But as a vegan dish, it is filled with vegetables like cabbage, corn, carrots, jicama, kabocha, bell pepper, peas etc. These veggies are squashed and cooked with a lot of spices, but minimal oil; and then is stuffed as a filling in the spring roll. The the roll is deep-fried in the oil; though, baking is an option too. It is crispy and healthy and best served with a tangy dip.

#Flatbread:

Flatbread

Flatbreads are served as snacks or as a side-dish with soups. Just add a little baking powder butter, and ingredients (for example, garlic and herbs) according to the flavor you would like to the flour (avoid refined wheat flour for better gut health) and knead it. Then one by one, make small rolls and flatten these into discs. Place these discs onto the pre-heated skillet and let it cook until it turns golden and puffy. Share your best dishes or ideas on topicstalk.com