Welcome to a delicious journey of easy, healthy appetizers! Our collection of 13 recipes is perfect for any gathering, combining simplicity with flavor.
Start with our five-minute Easy Guacamole, and explore unique twists on classics like Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Mozzarella and Basil. From the crispness of Air Fryer Zucchini Fries to the elegance of Grilled Zucchini and Goat Cheese Roll-Ups, these recipes cater to all tastes.
Each recipe is a delight, promising to impress your guests with minimal effort. Let’s get cooking and the party started!
Dip into the party with our Easy Guacamole, a delectable blend you can whip up in just five minutes! Made with a handful of simple ingredients, it’s the perfect recipe for any occasion.
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Unique Salsa Ideas
Move beyond traditional salsa and explore a tantalizing array, including tomato and avocado, sweet peach, and exotic mango salsa. Each brings a burst of freshness and excitement to your table.
Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Mozzarella and Basil
This delicious spin on a cherry tomato requires just a bit of planning, but it’s simple to make and sure to impress your guests!
Serving size: Makes about 3 dozen hors d’oeuvres, serves about 10-12 as an appetizer.
• 1/2 pound of fresh mozzarella, cut into tiny shavings (yields about 1 ¼ cups)
• 3 Tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
• 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
• 1/2 tsp of freshly grated lemon zest (from about a quarter of a lemon)
• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 1 pint (about 18) cherry tomatoes, rinsed with the stems removed
1. In a medium bowl, stir the mozzarella cheese, oil, basil, zest, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and a ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
2. Refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours before assembling and serving.
3. When ready to assemble, slice each cherry tomato in half, and scoop out the insides with a melon baller or a teaspoon. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
4. Invert on to a paper towel, and let the tomatoes drain for at least 15 minutes.
5. Fill each tomato half with one scant teaspoon of the cheese mixture. Arrange on a serving tray. Serve immediately or wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
Roasted Garlic Hummus in Cucumber Cups
This simple yet sophisticated appetizer pairs the rich flavor of roasted garlic hummus with the crisp freshness of cucumber, creating a perfect bite-sized treat for your next gathering.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
Perfect for your next party, these crispy delights offer a low-fat alternative to traditional fries, combining guilt-free indulgence with the convenience of no oily mess. A game-changing recipe that’s sure to be a hit!
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Corn and Zucchini Fritters
Delight in our Corn and Zucchini Fritters, a fresh and light treat that will make your guests forget they're eating their veggies. Bursting with sweet corn and tender zucchini, these fritters are a deliciously sneaky way to enjoy wholesome goodness.
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Grilled Zucchini and Goat Cheese Roll-Ups
Experience a twist on tradition with our Grilled Zucchini and Goat Cheese Roll-Ups. This healthy appetizer recipe combines the smoky char of grilled zucchini with the creamy tang of goat cheese, creating a holiday treat that’s as delightful to eat as it is elegant to serve. A surefire hit with your guests!
Serving size: Makes about 8-10 roll-ups
• 3 small zucchinis
• About 2 Tbsp olive oil
• Kosher salt
• 3 oz goat cheese, at room temperature
• 1 Tbsp finely chopped oil-packed, sun-dried tomatoes, well-drained
• Heaping 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
• 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
1. Trim off both ends of the zucchini, and heat a grill to high. Trim just a little off the two long sides to even their shape; discard the trimmings.
2. Cut the remaining zucchini into lengthwise strips, each about 1/4 inch thick. Brush both sides of the strips with light coating of olive oil and season with a touch of salt. Place the slices on the hot grill at a 45° angle to the grates and grill, covered, until well-browned and limp, 3-4 minutes per side.
3. Check the zucchini as they cook and gently move the slices around with tongs for even browning; be careful not to overcook. When done, drape them over a cooling rack to keep them from steaming as they cool.
4. In a bowl, combine the goat cheese with the sun-dried tomatoes, thyme, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and a 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Spread one heaping teaspoon of the filling over one side of each zucchini strip (use a mini spatula or your fingers to spread). Roll up the zucchini, but not too tightly. Put the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil.
5. Heat the broiler. Sprinkle with a little of the grated Parmigiano and brown under the broiler, for about one minute.
Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Savor the harmony of flavors in our Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Bruschetta. A crowd-pleasing appetizer, it pairs earthy mushrooms with sweet, caramelized onions and creamy goat cheese atop a crisp bruschetta. Trust us, they’re guaranteed to leave your guests craving more!
Fluffy, crispy, and tasty, it is easy to see why falafel is a favorite street food worldwide. Share the comfort with your guests fresh off the skillet or in a falafel smorgasbord (pairs great with the next recipe). 👀
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Herb Beef Sirloin Skewers
Say hello to your falafel partner. 👆🏻 These simple and tasty grilled skewers are flavor-packed with fresh herbs and lemon juice that truly makes the beef even more delicious.
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Indulge in Vegetable Potstickers, where culinary art meets health. Each piece bursts with fresh and nutrient-rich veggies that are lightly pan-fried to a golden crisp and gently steamed, creating a perfect texture contrast.
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Chicken Feta Meatballs
We’ve added something extra to this Italian-inspired recipe to make it healthy and keep your goals on track. This easy-to-make, homemade chicken and feta meatball recipe accompanied by Pomodoro sauce will always hit the spot for you and your guests!