A round-up of our favorite, appetizers that are perfect for easy entertaining!
Whether you’re hosting a large crowd or having some friends for dinner, we have all kinds of ideas for easy, make-ahead, appetizers. If you’re making a nice meal, you might want something light to serve as an appetizer. The Maple Molasses Glazed Pecans and the Parmesan Crisps with Thyme and Sea Salt are perfect for a little nibble with drinks before the main course.
Others, like our Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs, the Rosemary Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles or a fun cheeseboard (tutorial included on how to create a beautiful cheeseboard) with our Cranberry Clementine Conserves or our Balsamic Fig Jam are wonderful for an evening of enjoying the company of family and friends and simply grazing (deliciously) all night long.
Whether you invite friends for appetizers, want to create an easy pre-dinner nibble or decide to make a meal out of one of these fabulous arrays of deliciousness, here are some tips on how to create a great cheeseboard.
If you can cut up some dried figs and add sugar, balsamic vinegar, water and lemon juice then bring it all to a boil, you can make this delicious balsamic fig jam! It makes a fabulous appetizer with cheese and crackers but be sure to check out the post for a zillion other ways to use it!
Keep a stash of these Cranberry Clementine Conserves handy for super easy and absolutely delicious holiday appetizers. It’s also fabulous for gift giving!
With just three ingredients and no mixing, kneading or rolling, these Ridiculously Easy Olive Oil Rosemary Crackers take 15 minutes from start to finish.
Winter Market Bruschetta– A fabulous, fresh appetizer, perfect any time of year, but especially wonderful in the off-season when warm, sunny skies and fresh produce seem like a distant memory.
Pomegranate, Parsley and Pecan Cheeseball– A delicious new cheeseball variation – it’s light, fresh and fun – with a smidgen of garlic, a bit of fine lemon zest and lots of fresh herbs. It’s gorgeous too and tends to make jaws drop!
These Maple Molasses Glazed Pecans are super delicious and fabulous as a snack or cocktail nibble, on salads, or desserts … and they make a wonderful gift too!
This bright, fresh healthy Cranberry and Pomegranate Bruschetta makes a delightful appetizer but there are tons of other delicious ways to use the topping – check it out!
These make-ahead Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs are light, lean and bursting with fresh, vibrant flavor. Serve them as an appetizer or main course!
These easy Copycat Rosemary Pecan Raincoast Crackers taste just like the ones at the gourmet markets! They’ll make your holiday appetizers seem super fancy but will cost you pennies to make!
Rosemary Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles– A super fun, easy, make-ahead appetizer, perfect for topping a cracker, crostini or wedge of warm pita. Delicious!
Just like the name implies, this Easy Peanut Sauce is super simple! Throw everything in the blender (including the secret ingredient!) and in no time, you’ll be enjoying a delicious, spicy-sweet Asian sauce. If you like to serve decently healthy holiday appetizers this is your recipe!
Everyone goes crazy over these shatteringly crisp Lemon Rosemary Flatbread Crackers bursting with flavor! They’re perfect with hummus and dips but also pair well with salads and soups.
You can’t go wrong with any of these delicious appetizers! Enjoy!