Appetizers, Snacks & Treats
- Bruschetta and Crostini (4)
- Chips & Fries (Some Baked!) (15)
- Dips & Spreads (13)
- Nuts, Seeds, and Legumes (8)
- Pickles (10)
10+ Easy Summer Appetizers
Try one of these light and easy recipes for summer.
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
These easy, produce-laden Thanksgiving appetizers get your feast started right.
These easy baked clams have a garlicky bread crumb topping (with a bit of chile in it, if you like).
Easy shucking, delicious flavor.
Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)
Cheese Puffs, a.k.a. "gougeres," are easy to make yourself – and you can experiment endlessly with different types of cheese.
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).
Lettuce Cups With Chicken
A simple ginger-y chicken filling turns tender butter lettuce leaves into delicious appetizers.
Turn fresh tuna into tuna "gravlax."
Cucumbers & Soy Sauce
Drizzle soy sauce on cucumber slices for a quick treat or snack.
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.
A spicy, colorful appetizer for cold nights.
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.
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.
Prosciutto Arugula Salad Rolls
Prosciutto Arugula Salad Rolls are simply prosciutto wrapped around a bit of sharply flavored salad - an easy and tempting appetizer.
Peas In Their Pods
Leave peas in their pods for a fun appetizer.
These easy Popcorn Balls are tasty and so easy to make that kids can help.
Add bright lemon flavor to basic shrimp.
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.
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.
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.
Popped Wild Rice
It's true - you can pop wild rice much like popcorn. See how easy it is to make Popped Wold Rice.
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.
Make excellent use of leftover risotto by turning it into crisp, yummy risotto cakes with this easy recipe.
Salmon Cakes are a delicious way to use leftover cooked salmon.
Spicy Pickled Shrimp
Fresh shrimp get spicy with this easy recipe.