8 vegan March Madness recipes, because you don’t need meat for the big game

There’s no rule in place that says veganism + basketball fandom can’t go together, and yet it can be so hard to find good vegan March Madness recipes. Now that the tournament is in full swing, though, we’re happy to report that we’ve pulled together this list of yummy noms to get you through the rest of the season.

With the Big Game coming up soon, it’s time to start putting your party menu together. Actually, who are we kidding? It’s time to start putting your treat yo self menu together, because vegan snacks are always a good idea.

Below, discover 8 vegan March Madness recipes we think will pair perfectly with screaming and yelling at the TV.

1Healthy Loaded Vegan Nachos


Make this dish if you want to indulge in nachos without feeling like you need a 12-hour nap afterwards to recover. Get the recipe from Love and Lemons.

2Vegan Crockpot Chili


It needs three hours in the crockpot but takes only 10 minutes to prep, so throw this chili together the morning of the game and you’ll have lunch ready just in time for tip off. Get the recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen.

3Vegan Kale & Artichoke Dip


All of the creaminess, none of the dairy products. This dip is a win all around! Get the recipe from Love and Lemons.

4Sticky Sesame Vegan Cauliflower Wings


Who says you have to eat chicken to enjoy wings? Whip up these tasty vegan morsels and we promise, no one will miss the meat. Get the recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen.

5Strawberry Salsa


Fresh and light for spring, and a nice change from all the standard tomato and pepper salsas you’ve probably been eating this month. Get the recipe from Cookie and Kate.

6Vegan Nachos with Cashew “Cheese”


Another take on nachos, this time with an ooey, gooey, cheesy sauce you’ll adore. Get the recipe from Love and Lemons.

7Pistachio-Crusted Vegan Cheese Ball


If you’ve been missing the crackers and cheese experience since giving up dairy, this tasty dish is sure to satisfy. Get the recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen.

8Warm Lentil and Potato Salad


Another slam dunk option for big groups, this lentil and potato salad is hearty, with an unexpected combination of flavors that will set your party apart. Get the recipe from Smitten Kitchen.