Here is a selection of our 25 Best Appetizer Recipes– perfect for gatherings and parties (that are NOT boring!). Delicious little bites that pack a lot of flavor- with many vegan and vegetarian options! Scroll down and pick out a few of your favorites! Includes Vegan Spiced Nuts in Recipe Card

Here are 30 of our most popular Appetizer Recipes- easy, simple and full of flavor, many are vegan and vegetarian!

Whether you are looking for Christmas appetizers, Thanksgiving appetizers, vegan appetizers, seafood appetizers, or simple little bites to bring to a party, or holiday gathering, we have you covered! These delicious little bites are sure to dazzle and delight! Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for our Spiced Nuts Recipe!

Best Appetizer Recipes!

Beautiful Flavofurl Dips! (Fast and Easy)

A flavorful dip is one of the simplest appetizers to put together for a holiday party – and many are made with pantry ingredients you already have on hand! They are easy to “dress up” with herbs, flowers, and oils and can be made ahead. Perfect for those who are short on time!

25 Festive Party appetizers like this simple, flavorful Middle Eastern-style, Roasted Red Pepper - Walnut Dip called Muhammara, with garlic, parsley and pomegranate molasses ( recipe below) , that can be made ahead in food processor. Serve with toasted pita or crackers.

 Muhummara Dip – a simple festive Roasted Pepper & Walnut Dip, infused with Middle Eastern Spices that can be made ahead! A simple festive party appetizer! Serve with toasted pita bread or homemade crackers.

How to make Hummus! This authentic hummus recipe is light and creamy and so easy to make! Use canned or dried chickpeas and serve it up with fresh garden veggies! #hummus #hummusrecipe

Rainbow Veggie Hummus! This authentic hummus recipe is light and creamy and so easy to make! Use canned or dried chickpeas and serve it up with fresh garden veggies and herbs.

25 Appetizers to Bring to a Party! | Labneh! A creamy Middle Eastern Yogurt Dip (or cheese) with olive oil, zaatar spice and fresh herbs served with crunchy veggies or toasted pita.

 Labneh! A creamy Middle Eastern Yogurt Dip (or cheese) – to serve with crunchy veggies or toasted pita. A simple tasty appetizer, perfect for parties and gatherings.

Tandoori Hummus - a delicious Indian twist on the classic, seasoned with garam masala spice. This healthy homemade hummus is vegan, easy to make... and has the BEST flavor! Serve with naan or pita! #humus #hummus #howtomakehummus #vegan #indianrecipes #garammasala #cleaneating #plantbased #eatclean #vegan #snacks #dips

Tandoori Hummus – a delicious Indian twist on the classic, seasoned with garam masala spice. This healthy homemade hummus is vegan, easy to make… and has the BEST flavor! Serve with naan or pita!

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat. #harissadip #vegandip #harissahummus #whitebeandip #redpepperdip #redpepperhummus

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat.

How to make the most delicious guacamole! A simple easy recipe for Guacamole that will be the hit of your party! A flavorful Mexican appetizer that is vegan, gluten-free and healthy. #guac #guacamole #guacamolerecipe #avocadodip

Guacamole- 3 Ways! ! Three different flavor profiles that will be the hit of your party! A flavorful vegan appetizer that is simple, gluten-free and healthy.

25 Mouthwatering party appetizers like this Authentic Baba Ganoush in red ceramic bowl

Baba Ganoush!  Luscious Roasted Eggplant Dip made with smoky eggplant, tahini, garlic and lemon. A healthy, delicious Middle Eastern Eggplant Dip that is full of complexity and depth. Gluten-free, low-carb, vegan.

25 Appetizers to Bring to a Party! (That are not boring) Lemony Artichoke White Bean Dip - a quick and easy Vegan Appetizer (a twist on "hummus") that can be made in 10 minutes flat. Great for parties and gatherings and made with simple pantry ingredients! #artichokedip #vegandip #veganappetizer #whitebeandip #whitebeanhummus

Lemony Artichoke White Bean Dip – a quick and easy Vegan Appetizer (a twist on “hummus”) that can be made in 10 minutes flat. Great for parties and gatherings and made with simple pantry ingredients!

Savory Bruschetta Recipes!

25 FESTIVE Party Appetizers! Mushroom Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie, Sage and Truffle Oil - a surprisingly easy appetizer that tastes amazing and looks elegant! Perfect for holiday gatherings. #mushroombruschetta #mushroomappetizer #appetizer #holidayparty #holidayappetizer

Mushroom Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie, Sage and Truffle Oil – a surprisingly easy appetizer that tastes amazing and looks elegant! Perfect for holiday gatherings and parties!

 

Beet Bruschetta with Goat Cheese and Basil

Beet Bruschetta with Goat Cheese and Basil  a festive appetizer recipe that highlights winter beets and is full of amazing flavor!

Fig Bruschetta with Cambozola and Sage Honey- a simple delicious appetizer highlighting fresh figs that comes together in minutes, perfect for fall gatherings and special events. #figs #figbruschetta #figappetizer #appetizers #partyappetizer #vegetarian

Fig Bruschetta with Cambozola and Sage Honey  a tasty appetizer recipe that comes together in minutes, perfect for fall and holiday gatherings.

 

Best Vegan Appetizers!

Warm olives with rosemary, garlic, and almonds - a simple, delicious appetizer that is full of amazing flavor, that can be made very quickly and easily! #warmolives #olives #marcona #almonds #rosemaryolives

Warm Olives with Rosemary, Garlic, and Almonds – a simple, delicious appetizer that is full of amazing flavor, that can be made very quickly and easily!

25 Appetizers to Bring to a Party! (That are not boring.)

This Sicilian recipe for Eggplant Caponata is simple, easy and full of flavor! Serve it as a healthy vegan appetizer over crostini, or as a delicious side dish, or turn it into an eggplant “salad” served over greens and grains! Low- Carb and Vegan!

 

Palouse Caviar!  A take on Texas Caviar, this Lentil Dip called Palouse Caviar is made w/ Northwest Palouse grown lentils, pomegranate, avocado, lime. Served with corn chips for a festive healthy, vegan GF appetizer.

Palouse Caviar!  A take on Texas Caviar, this Lentil Dip called Palouse Caviar is made w/ Northwest Palouse grown lentils, pomegranate, avocado, lime. Served with corn chips for a festive healthy, vegan GF party appetizer. 

This vegan, plant-based Ceviche will transport you to Mexico. Made with hearts of palm and avocado, this easy recipe can be served on tostadas, with chips or in lettuce cups! #veganceviche #heartsofpalm #veganmexican #ceviche

This vegan, plant-based Hearts of Palm Ceviche will transport you to Mexico. Made with hearts of palm and avocado, this easy recipe can be served on tostadas, with chips or in lettuce cups!

Fresh Spring Rolls with BEST EVER Peanut Sauce! These vegan spring rolls can made ahead and are the perfect healthy appetizer for parties and gatherings! #springrolls #veganspringrolls #freshspringrolls #howtostorespringrolls #howtomakespringrolls #veganappetizer #appetizer

Fresh Spring Rolls with BEST EVER Peanut Sauce! These vegan spring rolls can be made ahead and are the perfect healthy vegan appetizer for gatherings and parties! Watch them disappear!

A tasty recipe for Zucchini Quesadillas with creamy cashew cheese and Poblano Pumpkin Seed Salsa. Vegan and delicious!

A tasty recipe for Vegan Quesadillas with creamy cashew cheese and Poblano Pumpkin Seed Salsa. Vegan and delicious!

A simple recipe for Blistered Shishito Peppers- a fast and easy appetizer that comes together in under 15 minutes! #shishito #shishitopeppers

A simple recipe for Blistered Shishito Peppers- a fast and easy appetizer that comes together in under 15 minutes!

 

Best Fish & Seafood Appetizers

Mexican Aguachile! Similar to ceviche, shrimp is cooked in a mixture of lime juice, chiles and cilantro. Flavorful, simple and sooooo delicious! #aguachile #shrimp #verde #ceviche #Mexican

Mexican Aguachile! Similar to ceviche, shrimp are cooked in a mixture of lime juice, chiles and cilantro. Flavorful, simple and sooooo delicious! Serve with Corn chips!

25 Best Appetizers |The Best Ceviche!

 Ceviche with fresh fish, chili, lime, cilantro, avocado, tomato and cucumber. A very easy appetizer recipe perfect for gatherings, potlucks and parties!

 

Chimichurri Shrimp | www.feastingathome.com

Chimichurri Shrimp-  A fast, flavorful and simple appetizer that comes together in under 20 minutes. Serve on mini forks!

Verde  -a delicious twist on traditional Ceviche, this version is made with fresh tomatillos. A light and refreshing  appetizer, perftect for parties and gatherings.

Shrimp Ceviche Verde  -a delicious twist on traditional Ceviche, this version is made with fresh tomatillos. A light and refreshing appetizer, perfect for parties and gatherings, serve it in a shot glass with a mini fork.

Fresh Oysters with Mustard Seed Mignonette with cucumber, shallot and dill. | #oysters #appetizers #partyappetizers www.feastingathome.com

Fresh Oysters with Mustard Seed Mignonette with cucumber, shallot and dill. Make the Mignonette ahead and shuck the oysters at the party.  These little guys are sure to please. Serve on a bed of ice.

 

 

 

Wraps and Lettuce Cups

Delicious Vegan Lettuce Wraps are filled with Teriyaki Mushrooms and brown rice- a healthy delicious lunch or appetizer! #veganlunch #vegan #veganlettucewrap #shiitakewrap

These Vegan Lettuce Wraps are filled with Teriyaki Mushrooms and brown rice- a healthy delicious lunch or appetizer!

 

25 Appetizers to Bring to a Party! (That are not boring) Mini Crab Louie! Served in a fresh butter lettuce wrap with radish and avocado. Fresh and light, these flavorful appetizers are always the hit of the party! #crab #crablouise #appetizer #lettucewraps

Mini Crab Louies!  Fresh crab, served in butter lettuce cups with radish and avocado, drizzled with Crab Louie dressing. Fresh and light, these flavorful appetizers are always the hit of the party! Keto and low carb.

 

Vietnamese Chicken Lettuce Wraps, made with healthy veggies and your choice of chicken or tofu! Serve these up as a light and healthy appetizer or a refreshing lunch! #lettucewraps #healthyappetizers #partyappetizers www.feastingathome.com

Vietnamese Chicken Lettuce Wraps made with healthy veggies and your choice of chicken or tofu! Serve these up as a light and healthy appetizer or a refreshing lunch!

Grilled Lamb Kofta Wraps are light and delicious, and BURSTING with Middle Eastern Flavor! Served with Tzatziki, these are low carb and high in protein.

Grilled Lamb Kofta Wraps are light and delicious, and BURSTING with Middle Eastern Flavor! Served with Tzatziki, these are low carb and high in protein.

Vietnamese Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Nuoc Cham, a light and refreshing appetizer, perfect for hot summer days. Flavorful, healthy and low in carbs and calories. #shrimp #shrimpappetizer #lowcarb #shrimpwrap #lettucewrap

Vietnamese Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Nuoc Cham, a light and refreshing appetizer, perfect for hot summer days. Flavorful, healthy and low in carbs and calories.

Crackers and Cheese Boards!

How to make homemade crackers from sourdough discard or starter.  A quick, easy and adaptable recipe.  These crackers are crisp, tangy and incredibly addicting! #sourdough #discard #crackers #crackersrecipe

Sourdough Crackers made from sourdough discard or starter.  A quick, easy and adaptable recipe.  These crackers are crisp, tangy and incredibly addicting!

 

How to make a Winter Cheese Board with a good variety of cheeses, winter fruits, nuts, dried fruits, olives, and this delicious recipe for Blood Orange Marmalade. 

How to make a beautiful  Winter Cheese Board with a good variety of cheeses, winter fruits, spiced nuts, dried fruits, olives, and this delicious recipe for Blood Orange Marmalade. 

Light and crisp, these Rustic Seed Crackers are keto, gluten-free and vegan.  This recipe is incredibly easy, flexible, adaptable and full of toasty rich flavor.  They are the perfect snack by themselves, and pair with most toppings. #ketocrackers #keto #crackers #seededcrakers #seedcrackers

Light and crisp, these Rustic Seed Crackers are keto, gluten-free and vegan.  This recipe is incredibly easy, flexible, adaptable and full of toasty rich flavor.  They are the perfect snack by themselves, and pair with most toppings.

How to make a beautiful Holiday Cheese Board with Roasted Quince, figs, and persimmon, a selection of cheese, honey and olives.

25 Mouthwatering Party Appetizers (That are NOT Boring!) A simple Brie Cake topped with fresh berries, figs and grapes, drizzled with honey and served with seeded crackers -  an easy, festive appetizer or dessert, perfect for parties, celebrations and gatherings.  | #briecake #newyearseve #partyappetizers #appetizers www.feastingathome.com

A festive, holiday  Brie Cake topped with fresh berries, figs and grapes, drizzled with honey and served with seeded crackers –  a stunning but very easy holiday appetizer – perfect for parties, celebrations and gatherings!

 

Little Bites

25 Appetizers to Bring to a Party! (That are not boring) Stuffed Dates with Pistachios- and your choice or rose petals ( in Summer) or pomegranate seeds (in winter)- a simple easy appetizer to bring to your party, that can be made ahead!

Stuffed Dates with Pistachios and wild rose petals (in summer) or pomegranate seeds (in winter).  A simple easy appetizer that can be made ahead. Perfect for parties and gatherings!

The Best EVER Deviled Eggs- Made with crumbled bacon ( or vegan bacon bits) cheddar and onion, simple and soooooo delicious! | #deviledeggs www.feastingathome.com #appetizer #partyappetizer

The Best EVER Deviled Eggs– made with crumbled bacon (or sub vegan bacon bits), cheddar and onion, simple and soooooo delicious!

Moroccan Meatballs! with Pomegranate Glaze - sumptuous and flavorful these easy lamb meatballs can be made ahead, then reheated in the oven right before your guests arrive.

Moroccan Meatballs! with Pomegranate Glaze – sumptuous and flavorful these easy lamb meatballs can be made ahead, then reheated in the oven right before your guests arrive.

 

 

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Our 25 BEST Appetizer Recipes


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Here are our TOP 25 appetizers to bring to your next party or gathering. Festive, unique and flavorful- many are plant-based and vegan! Plus the easiest Recipe for Spiced Nuts!


Ingredients

Units Scale

Spiced Nuts:


Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F (a toaster oven works here too)
  • In a small bowl, toss the nuts/seeds with the maple syrup, enough to coat well, and mix in the salt and spices.
  • Spread out on a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake 13-15 minutes, stirring halfway through.  You want to get them toasted and generously golden- so the maple syrup hardens after cooling.
  • Remove from heat, and immediately “fluff” with a fork. Let them cool completely.
  • Once cooled they should be brittle enough to break apart. If they are soft, tacky or sticky- they needed longer in the oven- feel free to put them back in the oven and bake a little longer.

Notes

These make a great easy snack or lovely hostess gift!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ¼ cup
  • Calories: 223
  • Sugar: 8.7 g
  • Sodium: 74.7 mg
  • Fat: 19.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Your spiced nuts are “Da Bomb”! So easy and delicious!! Why didn’t I make it sooner! I just love your blog! What would I do without it! Thank you a million times and that’s not enough!

  2. Your recipes have been amazing to be able to spoil my guests with! Just a heads up though on your holiday appetizers you have 3 recipes under vegan that are most definitely not vegan😌 thank you so much for sharing your stuff!

  3. you are the best. Your site – the food, presentation and photography is exactly what i would do. Never need to buy a cook book again.

  4. wow. I ve found your site recently and I really enjoy of your recipes and the variety of that. the combination of the colour is amazing. thank you so much.

  5. We made the lemony bean dip, olives, and mushroom brushcetta to fit a variety of food limitations and all 3 were a huge hit. Thank you for such great recipes!

  6. This lineup has such wonderful variety – something for everyone, and I look forward to trying many of these. Our favorite appetizer is a cheese board – always a hit.

  7. Made the Muhammera and the Lemony White Bean dips last night for a party. Delicious. Absolutely perfect and easy to make.
    Thanks for the wonderful recipes.
    Happy New Year!
    Suzanne

  8. Yum, so nice to see so many tasty non-fried options! The mini-crab Louie’s are amazing, as are the spring roll with the super tasty peanut sauce. Makes for a wonderful and colorful set of snacks 😉

  9. Tough to choose, but the Crab Louies and the brie cake look like the perfect keto/low carb appetizers to bring to my family’s Christmas dinner! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  10. Your timing was perfect, the wide selection of healthy appetizer recipes is just what I need to plan my family and party celebrations over the next week. Thank you!

  11. So many things look amazing! To pick one however, I will have to go with the classic staple, the Best Ever deviled eggs!

  12. A medley of fresh veggies and almond crackers dipped into homemade hummus, topped with Za’tar and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a light healthy meal in itself

  13. My very favorite meal is a stunning combination of colors and tastes, completely encapsulated here within your 25 party appetizers! The eggplant caponata has me drooling and will be served Christmas day along with stuffed dates, baba ganoush, hummus, spring rolls, the winter cheese board with maple roasted pecans, that gorgeous brie cake, and so many others! Who needs a large complicated meal?! Thanks, as always, for your delicious and beautiful recipes!

  14. I look forward to trying these! One of my appetizer go to’s is bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers. You can add some flavor to the cream cheese to make it more festive!

  15. Cannot wait to try many of these – I save your recipes in my Dropbox files tagged with F@H to signal bound to be delicious. Thank you!

  16. Well those warm olives, pomegranate meatballs and the fig bruschettas look like they need to be my favorite go-tos! But the actual go to is baked brie with apricot jam.

  17. Hello! I realty enjoyed the Baba Ganoush and the Tandoori Hummus. I have always enjoyed these appetizers and sometimes I have them as a meal. They are very flavorful and versatile. There are other spices and toppings to add to either dish. You can also swap crudites for pita! Love it!!

  18. I have not made a bad dish from your blog, they all turn out perfect! Easy instructions and easy to find ingredients. My favorite appetizer from this posting is the Palouse bruschetta, most of the time no one knows they’re eating vegan and it’s so healthy! My other go to is stuffed mushrooms, easy and you can pretty much do any variation. Thank you!

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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