Roasted stuffed peppers are a mainstay of tapas bars in Spain. In this fresh twist, we skip the oven and stuff raw mini bell peppers.
Heating whole, unpitted olives with vinegar, oil, herbs and spices wakes up their flavors and makes them soft and plump. A mix of buttery green Castelvetrano and Kalamata olives is lovely, but you can substitute whatever plain, unmarinated olives you have on hand.
Creamy, zesty and filled with good-for-you greens, these lobster bites are the ultimate summer appetizer or snack. Serve with a warmed all-natural jarred tomato sauce on the side for dipping. For a kick of heat, try adding a pinch of ground cayenne pepper to the mixture.
When guests are coming, it's always helpful to have a quick, no-cook appetizer on the menu. These fresh, crisp endive leaves with creamy goat cheese and sweet honey are a cinch to put together, and will please even the pickiest guest.
With less natural sweetness than butternut, mild spaghetti squash pairs well with slightly bitter radicchio and salty Kalamata olives. This side dish would be a refreshing change of pace with pork tenderloin, baked white fish or as part of a vegetarian meal.