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Appetizers, Snacks & Treats

Try these easy recipes for snacks, treats, and appetizers using local, seasonal ingredients.
  1. Bruschetta and Crostini (9)
  2. Chips & Fries (Some Baked!) (18)
  3. Dips & Spreads (17)
  4. Nuts, Seeds, and Legumes (8)
  5. Pickles (16)

10+ Easy Summer Appetizers
Try one of these light and easy recipes for summer.

New Years Eve Appetizers

These New Years Eve Appetizers are simple and perfect for nibbling while sipping champagne.

Super Bowl Snacks
Superbowl parties don't need to be laden with processed food – use the recipes below to make fresh, delicious Superbowl snacks like homemade potato chips, spicy peanuts, and succulent beer-basted spicy glazed rib

Thanksgiving Appetizers
These easy, produce-laden Thanksgiving appetizers get your feast started right.

Fresh Spring Appetizers for Easter
Colorful, flavorful appetizer using spring produce.

Bacon-Wrapped Figs
Never any leftover, ever.

Baked Clams
These easy baked clams have a garlicky bread crumb topping (with a bit of chile in it, if you like).

Barbecue Oysters
Easy shucking, delicious flavor.

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Figs
Super easy apps with tons of flavor.

Brown Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves
Brown Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves are delicious, impressive appetizers or first courses (with some cheese and a salad they can even make a delightful light meal).

Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)
Cheese Puffs, a.k.a. "gougeres," are easy to make yourself – and you can experiment endlessly with different types of cheese.

Crispy Baby Artichokes
Sliced, trimmed baby artichokes cooked simply in olive oil become golden, crisp delights. Serve them on their own as a nibble before dinner or as part of an antipasto plate.

Cucumbers & Soy Sauce
Drizzle soy sauce on cucumber slices for a quick treat or snack.

Cured Tuna
Turn fresh tuna into tuna "gravlax."

Deviled Eggs
Local eggs make this classic appetizer shine.

How to Pan-Roast Mussels
Pan-roasting mussels is as easy as tossing clean mussels in a hot pan.

Fried Mushrooms
Simple, crispy, and delicious.

Green Garlic In Vinaigrette
Green garlic makes a yummy take on a classic French appetizer.

Leek Green Dumplings
Super easy dumplings - no folding or crimping involved.

Lettuce Cups With Chicken
A simple ginger-y chicken filling turns tender butter lettuce leaves into delicious appetizers.

Kheema-Stuffed Radicchio
A spicy, colorful appetizer for cold nights.

Marinated Baby Artichokes
Discover the amazing flavor of homemade preserved baby artichokes with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Marinated Fava Beans
This easy recipe makes the most of the small amount of beans you can glean from the pods. Add these favas to a salad or an antipasto platter.

Mussels With Corn Tomato Salsa
These easy and delicious mussels are topped with a salad-like corn tomato salsa.

Oven-Fried Eggplant
These oven-fried (that's a fancy word for "baked"!) eggplant sticks were inspired by the deep-fried versions served at Galatoire's restaurant in New Orleans where are they served with powdered sugar for dipping or sprinkling.

Padron Peppers
Pimientons de Padron (Padron Peppers)are tiny green peppers and a traditional tapas treat from the Galicia region of Spain. See how to cook them in the classic fashion – in olive oil over high heat with a sprinkle of salt – here.

Peas In Their Pods
Leave peas in their pods for a fun appetizer.

Popcorn Balls
These easy Popcorn Balls are tasty and so easy to make that kids can help.

Popped Wild Rice
It's true - you can pop wild rice much like popcorn. See how easy it is to make Popped Wold Rice.

Prosciutto Arugula Salad Rolls
It's an appetizer or a salad you can pick up and eat with your hands!

Radishes With Butter & Salt
The French enjoy spring radishes with a bit of good butter and a sprinkle of salt. See why with this easy recipe.

Risotto Cakes
Make excellent use of leftover risotto by turning it into crisp, yummy risotto cakes with this easy recipe.

Roasted Garlic
Roasted garlic is easy to make and has many uses - as a spread, appetizer, addition to roasts, savory base of salad dressings, and garnish for soups.

Salbutes – Crispy Yucatecan Turkey Tostadas
Salbutes are small and spicy tostadas popular in the Yucatan. They are a fabulous way to use leftover turkey, but delicious enough to make from scratch.

Salmon Cakes
Salmon Cakes are a delicious way to use leftover cooked salmon.

Scotch Eggs
Turn fresh eggs into a delicious and hearty snack.

Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Candied pumpkin seeds are tasty on their own or make a fun garnish.

Green Garlic Egg Radish Crostini
Spring ingredients make a delicious spring appetizer.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Make use of the by-product of jack o'lanterns and see how to roast pumpkin seeds here.

How to Cook Edamame
Edamame (fresh soy beans) are a quick, tasty, healthful snack. See how easy it is to cook.

Pan-Charred Fresh Chickpeas
Fresh chickpeas and a hot pan make a delicious snack.

Roasted Squash Seeds
Squash seeds are as easy to make as pumpkin seeds.

Tomato Bruschetta

Spicy Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Sweet and spicy - these make a great snack or a tasty garnish on soups, salads, or desserts.

Roasted Chickpeas (a.k.a. Garbanzo Beans)
Chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) make a tasty, snackable treat when simply roasted with a few spices.

Toothpick Caprese Salad
Easy light summer appetizers made in a snap.

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