Appetizers & Small Bites

Warm Hummus with Mushrooms ~ this is one of our favorite ways to do hummus ~ the sauteed mushrooms give this healthy appetizer a rich, meaty, almost decadent flavor. Add lots of toasted pita bread and you could call it dinner.

Warm Hummus with Mushrooms

Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad ~ a beautiful, crunchy, healthy salad for the colder months ~

Shaved Winter Vegetable Salad

Warm Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt ~ a wonderfully unique appetizer! ~

Fried Olives with Spicy Yogurt

Quick and easy deep dish White Mushroom and Ham Pizza ~

Quick Mushroom and Ham Pizza

Jeweled Hummus ~ a ridiculously easy appetizer for a last minute special occasion ~

50 Ways to Hack Your Hummus

Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream ~

Sweet Onion Latkes with Chive Sour Cream

The Secret to the Best Brussels Sprout Soup!

How to Make the Best Bourbon Meatballs ever! ~

How to Make the Best Bourbon Meatballs Ever!

Festive and healthy Snowflake Pita Chips for all your holiday appetizers! ~

Snowflake Pita Chips

Elegant and delicious Swedish Cocktail Meatballs is the ultimate holiday appetizer! ~

Swedish Cocktail Meatballs

Za'atar Spiced Cashews make the perfect holiday starter!

21 Easy and Adorable Holiday Appetizers

Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, and Maple Syrup

Baked Brie with Apples, Pecans, & Maple Syrup

Easy and healthy Chimichurri Shrimp appetizer or light meal ~ serve it over greens for a low carb paleo dish, or with bread or pasta for some serious comfort food. ~

Chimichurri Shrimp

Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread ~

Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Bread

Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe ~

Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip is the ultimate Big Game appetizer! |

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip

Minimal Monday: Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes |

Minimal Monday: Heirloom Parmesan Tomatoes

Wild Caught Tuna Crostini --- these little toasts are fun to make and so healthy ---

Wild Caught Tuna Crostini

Healthy and crisp Baked Zucchini Fries with a fresh tomato dipping sauce ---

Healthy Zucchini Fries

Skinny Fries are crispy and delicious without the calories |

Skinny Fries

Spicy Fruit Salsa is the perfect healthy accompanyment to grilled fish, meats, and chicken --- it's packed with flavor and looks so festive! |

Spicy Fruit Salsa

Skinny Microwave Jalapeno Potato Chips

Skinny Microwave Jalapeño Potato Chips

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

Healthy Fattoush Salad


Spicy Pineapple Habanero Jam with cheese and crackers

Pineapple Habanero Jam

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad is a light refreshing winter salad

Blood Orange and Jicama Salad

Mahogany Chicken Wings, a fabulous appetizer for the Lunar New Year!

Mahogany Chicken Wings

Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad

Jeweled Tabbouleh

Skinny Microwave Potato Chips

Skinny Microwave Potato Chips

Super easy cheesy beer dip

Cheesy Beer Dip with Pretzel Rolls

Hummus with Forty Cloves is a guaranteed conversation starter!

Hummus with Forty Cloves

Za'atar Spiced Cashews make the perfect holiday starter!

Za’atar Roasted Cashews

Smokey Onion Dip

Fried Olives

Warm and oozy baked Brie with Roasted Cranberries

Baked Brie with Maple Roasted Cranberries

Fun and festive Antipasto Skewers --- who needs salad?

Antipasto Skewers

Meatballs smothered in cheese

Cheesy Skillet Meatballs with Garlic Toast

Easy and elegant Baked Eggs in ouff pastry

Tomato and Egg Puff Pastry Tarts

Shishito peppers

Grilled Shishito Peppers

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

habanero nectarine jam cooling

Habanero Nectarine Jam

healthy summer salad of arugula, figs, and fried goat cheese

Fig and Fried Goat Cheese Salad with Nectarine Vinaigrette

hummus with juicy turkey zucchini meatballs

Hummus with Turkey & Zucchini Meatballs

Watermelon Gazpacho

The ultimate hot weather refresher --- Iced Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Iced Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Restaurant Style Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

grilled cherry tomato bruschetta

Grilled Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Sweet Vidalia Onion Strings make the perfect appetizer

Easy Onion Strings

jalapeno goat cheese is fabulous on crackers or pita chips

Jalapeno Goat Cheese

sweet basil pizza, close up

Homemade Pizza in less than an hour!

vietnamese summer rolls

Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls

finger salad cups with rhubarb vinaigrette

Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette

sweet walla walla onion rings with basil buttermilk dip

Sweet Walla Walla Onion Rings with Basil Buttermilk Dip

clean, fresh tasting Cilantro hummus

Cilantro Hummus

caprese salad with micro basil

Caprese Salad in a Jar

Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes

Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes

savory smoked salmon and smoked Gouda cheesecake

Savory Smoked Salmon ‘Cheesecake’

miso broth with shrimp dumplings 2

Miso Broth with Shrimp Dumplings

An easy and healthy appetizer!

Tandoori Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Olives with Feta and Jalapeno

Effortless Entertaining: Roasted Olives

making beaded cocktail toothpicks

Minimal Monday: Beaded Cocktail Pick Tutorial

Drunken Cranberry Meatballs

Drunken Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs

An easy to throw together light meal or appetizer with pita bread and boiled eggs

Crushed Lentils with Tahini and Cumin

cheeseburger jalapeno poppers 3

Cheeseburger Jalapeño Poppers

Super Easy Hot Pepper Jelly

Micro Caprese Salad 7

Minimal Monday: Micro Caprese Salad

Mini Grilled Cheese Bites with Tomato Soup Dip

Vidalia Onion Srings with Horseradish Sauce 2

Vidalia Onion Strings with Horseradish Aioli

Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip

Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip

Fresh Basil Hummus

Fresh Basil Hummus

Blackened Apricots with Creme Fraiche, Pistachios, and Pomegranate Molasses 8

Blackened Apricots with Creme Fraiche & Pistachios

Early Girl Gazpacho

Chilled Cauliflower and Yogurt Soup 4

Chilled Cauliflower and Yogurt Soup

Chilled Beet Soup Popsicles 6

Chilled Beet Soup Popsicles

macadamia crusted Maui onion rings | The View from Great Island 2

Macadamia Crusted Maui Onion Rings (Baked not Fried)

Chickpea Fries with Tahini Yogurt Dip 2

Chickpea Fries with Yogurt Tahini Dip

Roasted Strawberry Soup

Simple Roasted Strawberry Soup

salmon potstickers with wasabi sauce

Salmon Potstickers with Wasabi Sauce

Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin 1

Turkey and Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin

Shrimp Cakes with Asparagus Salsa 4

Shrimp Cakes with Asparagus Salsa

The Best Falafel EVER! 7

The Best Falafel

Stuffed Artichokes Provencal 1

Stuffed Artichokes Provencal

Nordic Smoked Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches 10

Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

grapefruit and rosemary marinated feta

Grapefruit and Rosemary Marinated Feta Cheese

Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa 5

Fire Roasted Tomatillo & Corn Salsa

Bowl of Beet Chips 2

Minimal Monday: Pink Beet Chips

Spicy Ginger Lettuce Wraps 5

Spicy Ginger Lettuce Wraps

A Fantasy Lineup of Game Day Nibbles…

(Leftover) Turkey Ranch Nachos

Whole Wheat Skillet Focaccia with Pine Nuts

Pumpkin Hummus

Minimal Monday: Parmesan Cheese Crisps

Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries

Fried Rosemary Mozzarella Balls

Pumpkin Ale Battered Onion Rings

cocktail meatballs Stroganoff

Cocktail Meatballs Stróganov

Baba Ganoush, a wonderful Middle Eastern eggplant appetizer

Smokey Baba Ganoush

Summer Tomato Focaccia

Cardamom Fig Jam

Plum Glazed Barbecue Drumettes

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Plum Glazed Barbecue Drumettes

Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip

Mushroom & Gruyere Bruschetta

Baked Cheese—the most romantic appetizer ever

Green Goddess Veggie Dip Cups

Polenta Tart with Heirloom Tomatoes

Spinach Artichoke Dip Jalapeno Poppers

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

Minimal Monday: Heirloom Cherry Tomato Tart

8 Fresh Salsas for Cinco de Mayo

Rainbow Carrot Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Fried Green Heirloom Tomatoes with Saffron Aioli

Fruit Cocktail with Rum Simple Syrup |

Fruit Cocktail with Rum Simple Syrup

Easy Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia

Roasted Black Grapes |

Roasted Black Grapes

Garden Pea Hummus

Scottish Oat and Walnut Biscuits

Day #6 of All Citrus Week: Pink Grapefruit Habanero Jam

Minimal Monday: Portobello Fries with Meyer Lemonnaise

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (vegan and gluten free)

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Hazelnut Fig Seeded Crisps

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce

Persian Mixed Herb Frittata (Kuku Sabzi)

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Mini Brie en Croute

Spiced Pear and Walnut Chutney

Jamaican Jerk Spiced Nuts

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Mini Green Falafel with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Mini Corn Dogs with Onion Sauce

Minimal Monday: Root Veggie Kettle Chips

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Party Picks

Hot Pepper Honey

Minimal Monday: Hot Pepper Honey

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Soft Pretzels

Minimal Monday: Hot, Sweet ‘n Smokey Mustard

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Wisconsin Style

Chimichurri Sauce

Minimal Monday: Fried Sage and Manchego Cheese Rolls

How to Make Olive Cocktail Penguins and Radish Mice

Spicy Mango Persimmon Chutney

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Friday: Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce

Mushroom, Jalapeno & Cilantro Salsa

Minimal Monday: Shoestring Onion Rings

Chicken Gyoza (Pot Stickers)

Crispy Goat Cheese Wontons with Chili Dipping Sauce

Sfeeha: Middle Eastern Lamb and Pine Nut Pies with Tzatziki

Minimal Monday: Roasted Olives

Baked Goat Cheese

Beer Battered Mushrooms with Herbed Ranch Dip

Fried Green Beans with Lime Aioli Dipping Sauce

Hummus with Spiced Lamb (Hummus bil Lahme)

Rosemary Pine Nut Shortbread Crackers

Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Sauce

Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Minimal Monday: Black Bean, Corn and Mango Salsa with Homemade Tortillas

little luxuries: Oat Crackers

Lemony Artichoke Hummus

Chicken Pakora with Plum Chutney

Spinach and Onion Pakora with Green Chutney

Habanero Peach Jam

Cantaloupe Habanero Salsa

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Gazpacho Verde

Marinated Goat Cheese

Imam Bayildi, ‘The Priest Wept’ (Turkish Stuffed Eggplant)

Vidalia Onion and Ham Quiche

Portobello Mushroom Caprese

Leek, Mushroom and Gorgonzola Tarts

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts

Copycat Ikea Swedish Meatballs

Lebanese Meatballs

Traditional Middle Eastern Laffa Bread

How to Make Laffa Bread

Beer Battered Zucchini with Lime Cilantro Aioli

Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese and Herb Pie

Fennel Roquefort Tart

Fennel and Roquefort Tart

Hot Pepper Cranberry Sauce

Hot Pepper Cranberry Jam

Roasted Pistachio Shortbread

Elizabeth David's elegant Onion Tart

Elizabeth David’s Onion Tart

Ode to tomatoes — a wordless recipe

Manchego and Marcona Almond Shortbread Crackers

Asiago Lemon Thyme Shortbread

One Response to Appetizers

  1. Alice Hess says:

    Thank you for the flourless baking recipes. Good ones like that are hard to find.

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