Appetizers and Snacks

Appetizers or hors d’hoevres are small plates of finger food snacks that are eaten before a main meal. I often serve a variation of appetizers when friends are just coming over for a drink. For me, an appetizer before a meal should increase your hunger and longing for the delicious food that will be served afterwards.

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Classic deviled eggs recipe

Classic deviled eggs recipe

These deviled eggs are prepared with a classic combination of hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard and seasoning. You can serve this classic deviled eggs recipe as an appetizer or snack for any festive occasion, party or brunch. They are a creamy, tangy and...

Prosciutto wrapped pepper poppers with feta

Prosciutto wrapped pepper poppers with feta

These stuffed mini peppers, loaded with salty feta cheese and wrapped in crispy prosciutto are vibrant and deliciously good poppers. Baked in the oven, they're a true crowd-pleaser, so put these prosciutto-wrapped pepper poppers with feta cheese on the menu as a...

Cream cheese stuffed mini peppers

Cream cheese stuffed mini peppers

Cream cheese stuffed mini peppers are a vibrant and delicious appetizer. Sweet mini bell peppers are stuffed with a rich and savory creamy filling and are then baked in the oven until the peppers are soft and tender and the cheese golden brown and bubbly. These...

Dutch creamy leek dip (Heksenkaas)

Dutch creamy leek dip (Heksenkaas)

This Dutch creamy leek dip is a savory and tangy spreadable cheese dip infused with the mild, sweet onion notes of leeks. It's an easy to prepare, great make-ahead appetizer dip that everyone will love. This cream cheese leek dip is fabulous to serve as a party...

Cream cheese stuffed piquante peppers (Peppadew)

Cream cheese stuffed piquante peppers (Peppadew)

These cream cheese stuffed piquanté peppers are a simple and easy, make-ahead appetizer bursting with delicious flavors. The vibrant sweet Peppadew piquanté peppers are carefully filled with herbed cream cheese which provides a rich and velvety balance to the crunchy,...

Roasted red pepper hummus

Roasted red pepper hummus

This homemade roasted red pepper hummus recipe is creamy, vibrant and full of smoky, sweet and bold flavors. An irresistible Mediterranean dip that is easy to make and comes together in just 10 minutes. Serve as a luscious appetizer with crackers, pita chips or fresh...

Imitation crab salad

Imitation crab salad

Made with imitation crab sticks, this crab salad recipe is a refreshing, creamy and delicious side salad dish. It's typically also served as a spread on toast or sandwiches or as a dip with vegetables and crackers. Requiring just a handful of ingredients, this...

Roasted red pepper pesto pinwheels

Roasted red pepper pesto pinwheels

Roasted red peppers and pesto pinwheels are the perfect bite-size appetizer for your upcoming family gathering, dinner party, picnic or game day. The sweet roasted red peppers, peppery arugula and rich herbal basil pesto wrapped in a flour tortilla create the ultimate...

Ham and cheese pinwheels (tortilla roll-ups)

Ham and cheese pinwheels (tortilla roll-ups)

Ham and cheese pinwheels or Mexican tortilla roll-ups are the ultimate appetizer to serve at your next family gathering, formal dinner party or game day. These pinwheel sandwiches are made with cream cheese, ham and arugula lettuce wrapped in a flour tortilla and cut...

Fig and ricotta tartlets with puff pastry

Fig and ricotta tartlets with puff pastry

These fig and ricotta puff pastry tartlets combine sweet, savoury and creamy elements into a delicious, versatile and elegant appetizer. Easy and simple to make, with a fancy appearance and luxurious taste, these fig bites are a crowd pleaser that will certainly...

Grilled Italian flat green beans

Grilled Italian flat green beans

This grilled Italian flat green beans recipe is simple yet bursting with flavour. Blanched Italian green beans are tossed with olive oil and grilled to perfection until crisp on the outside but still tender and juicy on the inside. Deliciously sweet with a mild nutty...

Chestnut hummus

Chestnut hummus

This rich and creamy chestnut hummus provides a unique twist to the classic hummus recipe made with chickpeas. This is because cooked or roasted chestnuts have a gentle sweetness and soft, nutty taste complemented with a buttery texture. Blending these chestnuts with...

Marinated mozzarella balls

Marinated mozzarella balls

Marinated mozzarella balls are a quick and easy Italian appetizer made with pure ingredients. Combined with fresh Italian herbs and spices, mild flavored mozzarella cheese balls or bocconcini are infused in an olive oil based marinade resulting in a delicious...

Smoked salmon with pineapple salsa

Smoked salmon with pineapple salsa

This smoked salmon with pineapple salsa dish is a fusion of flavours, where sweet and tart meet salty and smokey. The pineapple salsa provides a burst of tropical flavours which works great in combination with the smoked salmon. This exotic pineapple salmon recipe is...

Strawberry bruschetta with balsamic glaze

Strawberry bruschetta with balsamic glaze

Simple yet delicious is the best way to describe this strawberry bruschetta with balsamic glaze. It only takes 10 minutes and a handful of fresh ingredients to put this elegant appetizer on the table. The combination of sweet and juicy strawberries, velvety cream...

Smoked salmon tartare

Smoked salmon tartare

This smoked salmon tartare recipe is an elegant, light and pleasant seafood dish. Delicate yet delicious, it is perfect to serve as a scrumptious appetizer or vibrant starter during a formal or festive meal. It's very quick and easy to prepare by combining smoked...

Beet tartare with apple and feta

Beet tartare with apple and feta

This beet tartare recipe combines earthy beetroot with sweet apple, pickled cucumber and salty feta cheese into a vibrant and delicious appetizer. Feta and beetroot tartare is a vegetarian recipe full of textures and colours that can be served as a side dish for a...

Pan con tomate – Spanish tomato bread

Pan con tomate – Spanish tomato bread

Pan con tomate or Spanish tomato bread is a humble Catalan dish featuring lightly toasted bread, fresh tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and sea salt. It can be served as a traditional Spanish breakfast dish or as a simple yet delicious tapa or appetizer. Background of the...

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