Are Jalapeño Poppers Vegan?
This much-loved bar snack is somewhat synonymous with enjoying a pint of cool, refreshing lager in a sports bar. But can this spicy nibble be enjoyed by vegans? Keep reading to find out.
What are jalapeño poppers?
Jalapeño poppers, or sometimes called jalapeño bites, are (perhaps unsurprisingly) made from hollowed-out spicy jalapeño peppers that have been stuffed with a mixture of spices and cream cheese that is then breaded and deep-fried or sometimes baked. Occasionally meats can be included, but this isn’t always the case.
Photo credit: Loving It Vegan, recipe below
Are jalapeño poppers vegan?
Generally speaking, no, jalapeño poppers aren’t usually vegan-friendly as they contain cream cheese, and as previously mentioned, sometimes meat, like bacon or minced beef. However, it’s easy enough to fill them with plant-based cream cheese and forget the meat completely, resulting in vegan jalapeño poppers. This option is available in many bars and restaurants.
Vegan jalapeño poppers recipe
If you fancy making your own plant-based jalapeño poppers at home, then check out this vegan recipe from Loving It Vegan and get your spicy snack-game on!
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By Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.