Salty, crispy and chewy, these halloumi fries are sure to become a regular in your recipe lineup.
These bite-sized cups pack all of the flavor of bruschetta into a convenient, mess-free and handheld appetizer.
If you like snacking on sunflower seeds, you'll love the smoky flavors in this easy dip.
From crunchy base to herbaceous tomato topping, this appetizer is perfect for every gathering or get-together – and it’s easy to throw together.
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The moist environment of the Instant Pot or slow cooker helps artichokes become extra tender. Here they are stuffed with Italian sausage, Parmesan cheese and herby bread crumbs and served with a tangy balsamic red pepper sauce. Serve as an appetizer or pair with a salad for a main.
If you’re looking for the appeal of a deep-fried appetizer without any frying at all, these just might become your go-to option. Panko makes the exotic vegetable fries deliciously crunchy, while the cool, creamy, cashew-based dip adds a fresh, bright note.
Corn and zucchini are sweet partners in golden fritters with a salty edge from tangy feta cheese. They’re great for nibbling with cocktails or for kicking off a family-style brunch. Remember that the more liquid you squeeze out of the grated zucchini, the crispier the fritters will be, so don’t skip that step.
Flatbreads have the same broad appeal as pizza but are ideal for dolling up with sophisticated flavors. Here, a tasty homemade dough gets topped with caramelized onions, sweet squash, zesty sausage and creamy goat cheese for an appetizer that’s definitely not every day.
A good appetizer can make an absolute party out of the simplest of gatherings, but an appetizer is only as good as the tray it's served in. It all comes down to the presentation. But condiment and appetizer dishes can do more than just that. The right appetizer dish can provide a lot of additional utility, from turning trays to dishes with built-in ice compartments for keeping your appetizers and condiments cool. Below are a few top-of-the-line options we’ve deemed “our favorites” on the market today. Have a look!
If you've ever been to a fancy restaurant, you were most likely seated at a table with more plates, glasses and silverware than you're typically familiar with, each with an intended purpose for the meal. Similarly, modern home kitchens have evolved to include more than just dinner plates, cereal bowls, and standard-sized cutlery. When it comes to hosting dinner parties or simply having options when it comes to snacktime, having an assortment of kitchenware is increasingly common for families and home chefs. Appetizer plates are a staple in kitchen cabinets alongside standard dinner plates, for serving salads, fruit, cheeses, desserts and much more. Smaller appetizer plates mean better aesthetics and overall functionality for the times when you don't need the excess size of a dinner plate. Ready to upgrade your kitchen for your next soirée? Check out some of these appetizer plates.
You’ve tried delicious guacamole on your burger, but IN your burger? These WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE–infused chicken sliders add the flavor inside and seal in the goodness, and hassle-free flavor throughout. But don’t stop there! Top with your favorite heat level of guacamole and cheese.
The classic shrimp cocktail gets a twist with a spicy, fresh Mexican pico de gallo and baked homemade sweet potato chips.
Ahiflower oil is packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It's delicate, so avoid heating it—like we do in this recipe with spicy, Spanish no-cook romesco sauce.
Called patatas bravas in Spanish, or “fierce potatoes,” these crispy little nuggets of potato are usually deep-fried in olive oil, but they’re equally wonderful roasted in the oven with just a kiss of oil as we’ve done. Serve with romesco, a rich sauce made of roasted peppers and almonds that’s great on any roasted vegetable, and garnish with chopped almonds or a spinkle of smoked paprika.
Roasted stuffed peppers are a mainstay of tapas bars in Spain. In this fresh twist, we skip the oven and fill raw mini bell peppers with creamy sheep’s milk cheese or goat cheese and top with crispy serrano ham bits for a textural feast.
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.
Clams are popular as warm tapas in Spain. Cooked with lots of garlic and sherry, they are always served with crusty bread to sop up the delicious juices. Use a dry or semi-dry sherry, such as Fino, and follow the Spanish maxim: Never cook with a sherry you wouldn’t drink.
This striking riff on a caprese salad uses seasonal berries instead of tomatoes. Feel free to use whatever berries you can get ahold of – this salad is perfect for mixing and matching. To add visual interest, slice some of the blueberries and blackberries in half.
Pile these slow cooker pulled chicken sandwiches sky-high with coleslaw, radishes, tomatoes, sour cream or hot sauce – we love eating them open-faced with a knife and fork, but you can also serve them as a regular sandwich. Alternatively, skip the buns entirely and make a Mexican-style bowl by spooning the pulled chicken over brown rice and adding your favorite toppings. If you can’t find fresh Anaheim chiles, broil the tomatillos as directed and add a 16-ounce BPA-free can or jar of diced roasted green chiles to the blender in Step 3.
Sweet strudels tend to steal the spotlight, but it's time to take this flaky pastry to the savory side. We've used a store-bought phyllo dough for the easiest prep – look for it in the freezer section of your supermarket. To keep the pastry sheets from drying out and make them easier to handle, cover them with a damp towel when not in use.
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.
This satisfying salad is a quick dinner recipe with a delicious combination of crisp veggies, juicy steak and pungent blue cheese.