5 Dips For More Than Just Chips
If your game day spread has flavors that lack, it's time to get a little creative with your snack
Find recipes for healthy, delicious appetizers from the editors of Clean Eating
If your game day spread has flavors that lack, it's time to get a little creative with your snack
Step by step spring rolls with a creamy all-natural peanut sauce
These bite-sized seaweed-topped crostinis will satisfy any snack cravings.
These foil-wrap vegetables couldn't be easier for a summer serving of fiber, nutrients and flavor.
Barley is a great medium to translate the smoky, nutty flavors in this recipe.
When it's too hot to cook, grab some tomatoes and make this cool soup.
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Quick and easy yet packed with flavor, this is a crowd-pleasing appetizer you can serve year-round.
This plant-based, mushroom-topped flatbread is an appetizer that's meant to be shared.
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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Crispy-chewy flatbreads made from chickpea flour are a popular street food in southern France, where it’s known as socca. Our version is topped with a creamy cashew sauce and a bevvy of veggies.
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.
If you’re a cheesecake fan, this goat cheese tart will make you fall in love all over again. The tangy filling is topped with a simple but elegant compote featuring fresh blackberries and figs.
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.
We love fresh homemade pesto. It's quick and easy to blend together, and it brightens up everything from grilled veggies to pastas.
Use this tangy roasted red pepper pesto to anchor a tray of grilled veggies, cheeses and crackers for a fresh and healthy snack platter.
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.
Move over, avocado — these fresh, tasty and fun variations on guacamole are ripe for the dipping.
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Cinco de Mayo parties aren’t complete without chips and dip. This is the champion of all dips fused with your favorite Mexican flavors with the layer to beat all layers: BACON. It's seven layers of absolute, glorious awesome.
This creamy appetizer, one of Pamela Saltzman’s go-tos, is ready to serve in about 20 minutes. (She calls it “one of the best things you’ll ever eat.”) Make sure you use sheep’s or goat’s milk feta, which are more digestible than the cow’s milk version.
These high-protein potatoes make the perfect appetizer, snack or side dish. Plus, they're gluten-free and Whole30 friendly.
Made from butternut squash and zucchini, these fritters make a great side, small bite or even stand-in for toast in eggs Benny.
This version of the Syrian roasted red pepper dip is sweetened with a date to avoid refined sugars. Urban suggests it as a snack for your next book club night, but we also love it as a topper for a piled-high bowl.
No need to order a fancy appetizer platter to wow your guests when you can create your own with our step-by-step guide, with options to customize to your taste and accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.
Create an easy meal with left-over grilled chicken breast or quick rotisserie chicken. Serve as a salad, a wrap or on your favorite cracker for an appetizer.
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.
Made with sweet mango, tangy lime juice, fresh cilantro, and WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® Classic, this shrimp ceviche is a refreshing, colorful dish that’s perfect for any get-together.
With a slightly sweet and nutty flavor jicama packs a nutritional punch. Paired with sweet potatoes and spicy jalepeño, it becomes a sweet and savory side.
By baking wings on a rack elevated over a baking sheet you’re able to achieve all-around crispness without frying. These wings are smoky, spicy and sweet — a winning combination and something a little different for dinner.
These crisp shrimp get a nutritional boost from flax in the coconut mixture that coats them, and make a delicious, Thai-inspired entree standing on their own or paired with kasha, pearled barley or wild rice.
Chia seeds stand in for nuts in this classic pesto that we spread atop goat cheese and bake for an easy and mouthwatering hot appetizer or snack
These mushroom-and-quinoa-stuffed mini pumpkins contain all of the flavors of fall. With savory herbs and a hint of tart-sweetness from dried cranberries, these adorable little stuffed pumpkins will be the hit of your next fall gathering!
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.
This hummus uses avocado in place of tahini for an extra-velvety spin on everyone’s favorite dip. For best results, use Hass avocados, which are the creamiest variety.
A sprinkling of Za’atar, an aromatic Middle Eastern blend of herbs and spices, gives these baked pita chips addictive flavor without the need for a ton of oil or salt.
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.
Gazpacho, the famous chilled soup, comes in lots of varieties in Spain. This white gazpacho, made with cucumbers and green grapes, is used as a sauce to complement seared scallops.
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.
Manchego cheese adds a nutty note to the stuffing in these heartier-style bites, while a finishing sprinkle of paprika adds that characteristic smoky flavor found in Spanish cuisine.
Savory little meatballs are served as tapas all over Spain, with toothpicks for spearing those tasty morsels and popping them in your mouth. They’re lovely served piping hot or at room temperature, so they make great party food.
Fresh rosemary commingles with tangy lemon zest and smoked paprika to give these almonds a ton of flavor. If you can’t find Marcona, regular raw almonds work well, too.
Chia seeds are the secret ingredient that helps this jam plump up in your fridge – you simply stir them into cooked and mashed berries and let them work their magic.
Thai Curry in 25 minutes? It's possible. Plus, it's 100% dairy- and wheat-free.
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.
Trade tortilla chips for fiber-rich plantains in this healthy upgrade of a pub favorite.
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.
These mushrooms are classically elegant yet modernized with a crunchy panko topping and plenty of fresh herbs. To switch things up, try basil, rosemary or sage instead of the oregano.
Last minute guests? Never fear. We've collected 7 quick and easy appetizer recipes perfect your next get together. Your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen!
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.
Can’t decide whether to make sweet or savory popcorn? With this recipe, you can make both: a spicy, zesty variety for those who crave savory, plus a maple version with warming spices for those with a sweet tooth.
This tangy spread hits all the right flavors – subtly sweet, spicy and salty. Use it to add flavor to roasted veggie or prosciutto sandwiches.
This satisfying salad is a quick dinner recipe with a delicious combination of crisp veggies, juicy steak and pungent blue cheese.
Rich ricotta cheese is the perfect accompaniment to sweet peas in this vibrant spread. Try it over garlic and olive oil crostini as an appetizer or with simple whole-grain crackers.
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Whether you're heading to a New Year's Eve potluck or hosting a birthday party, appetizers are a must. Here are some of our favorite, low-calorie hors d'oeuvres.
Try crushed walnuts on shrimp for a faux fried finish that really satisfies.
Coated in coconut, panko and cashew meal, these tofu bites are accompanied by a decadent curry-scented sauce made with coconut milk and mango.
Fresh raw fish is cured in citrus juice and combined with flavorful fruits, veggies and herbs for a most spectacular summer seafood ceviche.
This fondue is a light, clean twist on a dish of melted cheese that's bound to please. Follow Aimee Olexy's goat cheese version for a great appetizer or winter warmer.
Impress your guests with these mouthwatering endive boats - with only 35 minutes of work! Bean sprouts, carrots and cilantro are tossed with seasoning then topped with chicken breast and creamy peanut sauce to make the ultimate exotic appetizer.
Velvety smooth texture with both sweet and savory notes, this soup has the richness of a creamy soup - but without the cream. You can make this soup almost entirely in advance and garnish before serving.
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.
Steamed artichokes retain ample nutrients, and your family will find it hard to resist these supple leaves and their lemony, herb-laced dipping sauce!
These charming crostini are equally satisfying as hors d'oeuvres or a simple afternoon snack - either way, they fill your body with immune-enhancing omega-3 fatty acids.
Ingredients vary widely when it comes to these trendy, French bistro-style, open-faced sandwiches. Start with our basic recipe for snack time and, later on, try adding lean chicken, turkey, fish or more vegetables for a heartier meal.
Your tart shells need not be full of butter to perfectly contain our sweet and savory filling! Enjoy the elegant and slimming tarts as a quick snack or serve them to guests at your next dinner party.