Appetiser Recipes


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Spiralized Cucumber Greek Salad

What makes this salad so special? Nothing really....except the spiralized cucumber. It just changes the whole thing. Instead of feeling like you are eating a salad, you almost feel like you are eating a veggie packed pasta (cold pasta, I’ll admit)....


Spring Potato Salad (Vegan, GF)

Packed with tender asparagus & baby peas as well as new potatoes & pea shoots, this Spring potato salad is the perfect dish to spring into the new season!


Chopped Greek Salad

My Chopped Greek Salad is a delicate chopped version of the classic Greek salad that's such a healthy mainstay of the Mediterranean diet.  


Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast

These Cheesy Skillet Meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Serve them as an appetizer with crisp garlic toast, or a light meal with a salad.


Jammin' Boneless BBQ Wings

When life gives you fruit preserves, make BBQ wings? Yes!  It’s a thing. In my house, boneless BBQ wings are definitely a favorite.


Vegan Grilled Tofu Skewers

These Vegan Grilled Tofu Skewers are a real breeze to make, ready in just a couple of minutes, and delicious. Gluten-Free and Low-Carb!


Spicy Indonesian Vegan Carrot Almond Soup

Spicy Indonesian Vegan Carrot Almond Soup is healthful, exotic and easy to make. It’s the perfect starter for any meal or a light meal in itself!


Peanut Sauce Jackfruit Summer Rolls

Peanut Sauce Jackfruit Summer Rolls are made with 5 minute peanut sauce, crunchy vegetables & herbs! This healthy gluten free recipe is bursting with flavor


Artichoke and Goat Cheese Fritters

Crispy pan-fried fritters made with artichokes, goat cheese and garlic served with a lemon yogurt dipping sauce.


Sweet Corn, Hatch Chile, and Bacon Salsa

Sweet Corn, Hatch Chile, and Bacon Salsa ~ this delicious appetizer can also be served alongside grilled chicken, meats, and fish ~ spoon it on tacos, too!


Chunky Vegan Vegetable and Lentil Soup

This chunky vegan veggie and lentil soup is so hearty, warming and delicious. It's a real winner when you're trying to be a bit more healthy!


Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

This Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad is delicious!


Red Lentil Veggie Nuggets

These Red Lentil Veggie Nuggets are a healthy recipe that the whole family will love! These tasty bites sneak in protein and several servings of vegetables! 


Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad

This yummy Spicy Thai Spaghetti Salad is an delicious twist on a potluck classic ~ quick to prepare using common ingredients, the Asian flavors in this colorful pasta salad really pop! This easy summer side salad recipe will be your go to for barbecu...


Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad

Summer Tomato and Tuna Salad is in the Mediterranean tradition of healthy seasonal food served up in the simplest way possible.


Tuscan Cherry Tomato and White Bean Salad

Tuscan Cherry Tomato and White Bean Salad is a beautiful summer salad that's perfect alone or on the side with almost any grilled protein!


Potato Green Bean Salad with Olives and Feta Cheese

Potato Green Bean Salad with Olives and Feta Cheese is a lovely Greek-inspired twist on traditional potato salad!


Skinny Broccoli Salad

Skinny Broccoli Salad is an American potluck classic made healthier, but just as yummy, with a low fat Greek yogurt ranch dressing.


Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta

Mushroom and Gruyere Bruschetta is the kind of quick and easy appetizer you can throw together on the spur of the moment. Light dinner or substantial appetizer, it’s up to you. 


Indian Spiced Lentil Soup

Seasonal, hearty, very cheap and packed with vitamins and good stuff, this vegan Indian spiced lentil soup is super all round!


Grilled Greek Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Greek Salad ~ if you love a great main course salad in the warmer months like I do, then this vibrant Greek salad topped with lean grilled chicken breast will win you over for sure. It's a light but totally satisfying main course sala...


Spanakopita Chicken Meatballs and Spinach-Dill Pesto

You could also throw these little guys in freshly baked pita, top with the pesto AND tzatziki sauce and more spinach, and life will just be so good.


Chopped Asparagus Salad

Chopped Asparagus Salad, is a healthy gluten free bean salad perfect for spring ~ add some great canned tuna and hard cooked eggs to make it a main course salad. This no mayo salad is great for barbecues and picnics!


Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody's favorite comfort food ~ delish!


Spicy Tuna Cucumber Sushi Rolls

Are you ready for the easiest, most fun and most delicious no-cook meal... ever? I certainly hope so, because I've teamed up with Bumble Bee Seafoods to bring you Spicy Tuna Cucumber Sushi Rolls! These


Meat Lovers Pasta Salad

My Meat Lovers Pasta Salad doesn't fool around, there are FOUR kinds of meat in there!


Shredded Kale Sprout and Baby Beet Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Shredded kale sprouts, red onion, pickled baby beets, walnuts and goat cheese with a balsamic vinaigrette. Flavors that all rock together!


Classic Italian Tomato Bruschetta

This Classic Italian Tomato Bruschetta is an easy and delicious appetizer of crispy toasted bread and delicious tomato topping. Perfect for hot summer days!


Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Broccoli Bites! In all their deep-fried goodness, the little broccoli nuggets are crispy golden brown on the outside and ooey, gooey on the inside.


Vegan Tofu Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

These colorful Vegan Tofu Spring Rolls are paired with a delicious peanut dipping sauce. A delicious gluten-free meal in just 30 minutes!


Fresh Plum Glazed Barbecue Drumettes

Plum Glazed Barbecue Drumettes ~ juicy chicken wings cooked up with a killer homemade plum barbecue sauce ~ this is an easy appetizer that can morph into dinner…you won’t be able to stop once you start!


Mexican Street Corn

You can have this Mexican corn with tacos, fajitas, hamburgers...really, it will go with just about anything. You can eat it as a side, topping, or a dip. I can promise you that you won’t be able to get enough.


Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce

Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce ~ crisp rolls filled with shrimp, fresh ginger, and spring onion, with a tangy plum sauce ~ better than take-out!


Wild Asparagus Salad

Wild Asparagus Salad is a spring favorite! Head into the woods to forage your dinner. Wild Asparagus are only in season for a short while.


Baked Brie with Maple Apples and Pecans

This quick and easy Baked Brie with Maple, Apples, and Pecans is the ultimate ooey gooey cheese appetizer ~ perfect for the holidays!


Swedish Cocktail Meatballs

Swedish Cocktail Meatballs ~ tender 'Mad Men' era meatballs smothered in rich gravy ~ the ultimate holiday appetizer that you can whip up in under an hour!


Muffin Pan Stratas with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Enjoy the taste of summer for breakfast or brunch with these Muffin Pan Stratas with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomatoes!


Olive Cocktail Penguin

Liven up your next gathering with some real party animals! These delicious olive cocktail penguins and radish mice are too cute for words!


GlazedCocktail Meatballs

I am sure you have those dishes that are infamous within your family. The item that is requested at every family gathering, party, and holiday. My stepmom has a lot of those, but these cocktail meatballs may be her most requested. No matter the occas...


Spicy Ginger Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Ginger Lettuce Wraps are a delicious low carb appetizer or light meal.  Serrano pepper and an extra dose of ginger give these an extra flavor boost. I made these extra spicy extra ginger-y chicken lettuce wraps for my husband and a few of his ...


Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt

Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt ~ The olives are crispy on the outside, warm and juicy inside, the yogurt is cool and creamy, and the herb sauce is zesty.


Mini Guinness Pork Burgers with Guinness BBQ Sauce

How do you feel about mini food? Even more importantly, how do you feel about mini burgers?  There is just something so charming about a mini version of any food.  And I just love burgers


Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Cóctel de Camarónes, simply known as Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, doesn't resemble an American shrimp cocktail at all. I'll bet you'll find this variation way more tasty and exciting!


Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls

Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls ~ fresh and light summer rolls filled with a rainbow slaw! In the dead of summer, Vietnamese summer rolls are probably the most appropriate meal anyone could dream up.  I’ve posted three other summer roll recipes,...


Cream of Green Vegetable Soup

Not your momma's cream soup! Cream of Green Vegetable Soup is loaded with "super" vegetables with just a touch of cream!


Mediterranean Seven Layer Dip

If you came here expecting to find your classic, Mexican-inspired, Super Bowl party seven layer dip you will be sorely dissapointed. This is not that. It's better than the calorie bomb that is seven layer dip. Okay, maybe not better (who doesn&#...


Ancient Grain Salad

This pretty vegan Ancient Grain Salad is so versatile, it goes from holiday table to working lunch with ease, and it's as healthy as it is stunning.


Salmon Potstickers with Wasabi Sauce

Tender homemade Salmon Potstickers with Wasabi Sauce...this appetizer is so good you might be tempted to skip dinner.


Pesto and Burst Tomato Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

This Pesto and Burst Tomato Crostini with Balsamic Glaze will be the favorite appetizer at every party!


Chilled Cauliflower and Yogurt Soup

I’m so into chilled soups this year.  I love the pale, creamy colors and the inventive little garnishes.   They’re the perfect way to start a summer meal, and for me they become increasingly alluring as the temperatures rise.  They ca...


Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lime

Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lime, this healthy soup is like a burst of sunshine, with a bright flavor, a cheering color, and an extra dose of beta carotene!


Green Cauliflower Soup with Fried Shallots

It’s hard to resist rainbow colored cauliflower.  If I have the choice between bland white and electric green, orange, or purple, I’m going for the colors every time.  This green cauliflower tastes exactly the same as the original, but ...


Micro Caprese Salad

Micro Caprese Salad ~ I planted a cute little individual caprese salad right inside a hollowed out tomato.. for a special occasion, or a healthy lunch!


Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Gouda Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Puree

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Gouda Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Puree


Creamy Potato Kielbasa and Kale Soup

Creamy Potato Kielbasa and Kale Soup is complete comfort in a bowl that's perfect when the weather gets chilly!


Charcuterie Party Board

This post is in partnership with Les Trois Petits Cochons (Three Little Pigs).  All views are my own. It's party time! It's hot, it's muggy, it's (mostly) sunny... and it's definitely summer. That is totally


Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage

My Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage recipe is an easy way to make your own fabulously fresh sausage right at home ~ it's low fat and super delicious!


Spinach and Onion Pakora with Green Chutney

It’s always the first thing we order at an Indian restaurant.  Pakora are little vegetable fritters fried in a spiced chickpea batter.  If you’ve been to an Indian restaurant you’ve probably had them.  Sometimes they’re jus...


Cream Cheese and Artichoke Stuffed Tomatoes and Grilled Zucchini

Cream Cheese and Artichoke Stuffed Tomatoes and Grilled Zucchini is a light, easy and elegant appetizer perfect for any summer occasion.


Eggplant Tomato Caprese Stacks

Eggplant Tomato Caprese Stacks is a lovely low-carb and gluten-free vegetarian dinner, perfect for summer night entertaining!


French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is a classic that is always in season!


Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls

Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls are a super refreshing, gluten free appetizer or light dinner.


Goat Cheese, Smokey Ham & Wine-Soaked Cherry Crostinis

Cherries in wine, ya'll. But seriously, these cherries are boozed up and juicy as ever.  I know this isn't my first boozy recipe, you guys, but there is just something about it {booze} that makes


Creamy Pumpkin Soup

I will admit that I am relatively inexperienced when it comes to cooking with pumpkin. Sure, I can bake with pumpkin that comes out of a can, but something about that chubby little gourd intimidates me a bit. Maybe because I think of it more as a de...


Savory Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

This Savory Smoked Salmon 'Cheesecake' is a unique and delicious appetizer for any occasion, it's guaranteed to be the hit of the party!


Broccoli soup

An easy and wholesome broccoli soup, perfect for cold winter days.


Mango Gazpacho with Crab and Jalapeno Relish

Mango Gazpacho with Crab and Jalapeno Relish fits the definition of perfection on a hot summer day! Besides being absolutely delicious, it's absolutely easy!


Gazpacho Verde

Gazpacho Verde ~ this healthy chilled soup is made with vibrant green heirloom tomatoes for a delicious variation on the Spanish classic. The availability of multicolored heirloom tomatoes inspired me to create this version of green gazpacho, and I t...


Butternut Squash Soup

An easy and healthy butternut squash soup recipe for Fall.


Shrimp Bisque

Shrimp Bisque ~ this creamy seafood chowder is one of the world's great soups ~ serve it as an appetizer or a light meal.


Whipped Feta with Truffled Mushrooms Appetizer

Make this Whipped Feta with Truffled Mushrooms Appetizer for your next party. Your guests will be addicted to these little bites of savory heaven!


Thai Sweet Potato Soup

So, I'm back on a soup kick. It happens every few months (weeks) where all I want to eat is soup.  Huge, piping hot bowls filled with veggies, beans, meat, uber-flavorful stock, spices and herbs.


Strawberry Basil Bruschetta with Almond Ricotta

Strawberry Basil Bruschetta with Almond Ricotta is an impressive vegan appetizer! This recipe requires just 6 healthy ingredients.


Instant Pot Butternut Squash Beet Soup

This gorgeous Butternut Squash Beet Soup cooks in 8 minutes in the Instant Pot. This twist on the classic Fall soup will become your favorite!


Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup is super easy and so refreshing!  Serve it as a starter for an elegant lunch, light summer supper or as a healthful late afternoon "pick-me-up!"


Stuffed squids

Stuffed squids in a delicious dinner that you can easily make at home.


Watermelon, Feta, and Blueberry Bites

Watermelon and feta are an unlikely pair, aren't they? That juicy, sweet fruit with rich and salty feta. When you top them with a drizzle of tangy balsamic, it almost becomes the perfect bite of food! I added a handful of blueberries to my balsa...


Traditional Irish Leek and Potato Soup

This authentic and satisfying Traditional Irish Leek and Potato Soup comes straight from the Irish countryside. Serve it with a drizzle of soured cream, some fresh snipped chives, and a big chunk of warm soda bread.


Curry Chickpea Salad Wraps

I have become a commuter. On my way to work, I spend a good amount of time in the car listening to podcasts and jamming out to favorite tunes. My long commute has meant lots of meals in the car. Most people think eating past 7pm is a breeze, but thos...


Smashed Edamame Avocado Salad

Hi friends! Today I am writing you from Austin, Texas, the land of live music, Tex-Mex, and the South by Southwest Conference. I will be here for 5 days , packing my head full of conference information and my belly full of tacos. I know this is a wo...


Maple Sweet Potato & Apple Soup

I looooove sweet potatoes. I don't eat them nearly enough, so I set a goal for 2018 to create more sweet potato recipes.  So here we go with sweet potato recipe #1: Maple Sweet Potato


Portobello Mushroom Caprese

Imagine the faint gurgle of Pinot Grigio trickling into your glass.  Feel the warmth of the setting sun lightly caress the back of your neck.  Take a big whiff of that sea air.  OK, now you’re in the right state of mind to continue on…...


Halibut Ceviche with Mango and Avocado

Halibut Ceviche with Mango and Avocado is light, tangy and refreshing!  It's the perfect summer appetizer or light entree that's sophisticated yet so easy to make!


Halibut and Saffron Soup

This recipe is a version of a classic Scandinavian soup.  It has a base of wine, stock and cream and a generous amount of saffron to give it a distinctive flavor as well as color.  I accented mine with dill. This soup isn’t thick and heavy like a...


Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit Mayonnaise

This unique Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit Mayonnaise is light and refreshing, and full of zesty flavor ~ the grapefruit mayonnaise takes just 30 seconds!


Wild Caught Tuna Crostini

Wild Caught Tuna Crostini are a super healthy and colorful appetizer or light meal --- just add wine and friends and you've got the perfect summer party! .


Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes

Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes with a delicious herb and feta cheese stuffing are a super healthy Mediterranean appetizer or a light spring meal.


Lemony Asparagus Soup

This lemon asparagus soup will give you another excuse to gorge on the fresh, in-season asparagus available this time of year. It's just the picture of spring, if you ask me.  


Maple Pecan Baked Brie

Creamy baked brie cheese,soft and gooey in the middle, topped with maple coated pecans makes a wonderful holiday appetizer.


Provencal Tomatoes

Provencal Tomatoes are a super easy and healthy side dish with that classic French panache ~ who thought something so simple could be so delicious? It’s Monday again, and those beautiful heirloom tomatoes from the farmer’s market are sitt...


Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms

Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms are easy and impressive! Soon to become your favorite hot appetizer!


Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia

Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a quick and easy no knead yeast bread that's ready in about an hour. This classic Italian crusty bread makes the most fabulous appetizer ever!


Cocktail Meatballs Stróganov

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday and these Cocktail Meatballs Stróganov are ready to party! These are unabashedly retro, straight out of the 1950s.  In fact my inspiration recipe comes from a little cookbook I found in a thrift shop, pub...


Chicken Salad Summer Rolls

My Chicken Salad Summer Rolls with an herbed mayonnaise dip is a delicious take on classic Vietnamese rice paper rolls and an easy 30 minute lunch or dinner


Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

Do you also think chilled soups are… strange? It always seems a little bit off to be eating a cold soup. I mean, it is delicious, no question, but soup means fuzzy socks, steamy mugs, and cooler temperatures. But here I am, blending up this so...


Broccoli Cheese Soup

Many moons ago, some of you asked for a Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe. Well, I promised, and I really don't like to break promises (especially when it comes to food), so here we are!  Sometimes


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