Hosting a party doesn’t mean you have to offer your guests corn chips, queso, fried foods and sugar-laden treats. These 18 appetizers and snacks are a delicious addition for every celebration, from now through the Super Bowl.
Pesto is a favorite pasta sauce, but have you ever considered serving with pita chips, vegetables or even crostini? Here’s an easy recipe that can be made up to three days in advance.
Chicken satays are delicious and fun appetizers that won’t leave your guests fumbling with silverware. The peanut sauce can be as mild or spicy as you desire.
Set off the spiciness of chorizo — an increasingly popular Mexican sausage — with the sweetness of Bing cherries in this incredibly easy snack.
Are you looking for a different take on lettuce cups? The complex flavors in this finger-friendly salad will surprise your friends and family.
Slightly sweet, with the smoothness of a soft cheese and the crispiness of crackers or crostini, these appetizers will please a variety of palates.
It’s not the rainbow, but these beautiful green and purple spring rolls are deliciously meat-free.
With carrots, cabbage and watercress, these crunchy green rolls are a zesty, refreshing snack for any event.
While these mini-meatballs make a great appetizer, they also make a great meatball sandwich or the basis of a good, well-rounded meal.
If leftovers are good enough to serve your family, they are good enough to serve your friends — especially when they are as tasty as this.
These easy-to-make (there’s no cooking involved!) roll-ups feature salmon with traditional flavors and the unexpected subtle taste of millet.
Surprise your hummus-loving friends with this red beet variation. Served with sesame rice crackers, it’s a great gluten-free goodie.
Surprisingly, these bite-size snacks are cooked on the grill, a great solution to having an overcrowded oven. Best of all, you complete the heavy prep work before your guests arrive.
In Jewish culture, the fig represents peace — something the world could always use more of. Tamarind paste rounds out the Middle Eastern flavors of this complex snack.
Bring some heat to your gathering with this guacamole-like mash. Different types of green chili bring different flavors to the dish, or you can leave them out to lessen the spiciness.
Instead of meat-centered quesadillas, try your hand at these spinach-based snacks. Guests will enjoy a change of taste and texture.
If you love chocolate and coconut but hate baking, this treat is for you. Sugar alternatives and protein powder allow you and your guests to snack guilt-free.
Instead of store-bought, processed, sugar-laden cookies, try these oat and fig squares. With a short ingredient list and quick baking time, you’ll be enjoying them in no time.
You might not think of snacking on chickpeas unless they are ground up and served with pita chips. But these whole, roasted beans are tasty and convenient.
Kick off your healthy-eating resolution on New Year’s Eve with these 18 delicious appetizers. @deliciousliving
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