Date, Walnut, and Blue Cheese BallCheese balls never go out of style, and this one has the added benefit of sweet dates and crunchy walnuts. Serve with crackers, shortbread wafers, or fruit slices.
Vegetable and Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Miso SambalImpress guests by filling crisp, buttery Boston lettuce leaves with fresh cucumber, cilantro, peanuts, tofu, and avocados. Really bring the wraps to life with miso sambal, a spicy Indonesian condiment featuring chile paste, ginger, miso, rice wine vinegar, sugar, and dark sesame oil.
Ginger-Marinated ShrimpThis superfast recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes and requires just 7 ingredients.
Uptown FigsCraving the irrestible combination of sweet and salty flavors? These figs fit the bill. Slice each fig almost in half, fill with a a mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and orange liqueur, and finish off with a salted almond.
Marinated MozzarellaMarinate blocks of fresh mozzarella in a Mediterranean-inspired mixture of olive oil and seasonings, then top with tangy sun-dried tomatoes and fresh rosemary. Since it needs to marinate for 8-24 hours before serving, this appetizer is a great make-ahead choice.
Chilled Salmon AppetizersSpread a spicy mayonnaise-based sauce on pumpernickel bread and top with smoked salmon for an easy, stylish appetizer.
Rustic Jicama Appetizer with Red Chile and LimeCut crisp jicama into strips and toss in lime juice, chili powder and salt for a Mexican-inspired snack.
Smoked Salmon-Cardamom SpreadDress up smoked salmon with cardamom's sweet, aromatic flavor. Add sour cream, fresh lemon, and green onions for a simple–yet elegant–appetizer that's worth sharing.
Caesar Salad BitesTurn this classic salad into an appetizer by spooning the vegetable mixture into romaine lettuce hearts and topping with croutons and a creamy Caesar dressing.
Caprese SkewersA Caprese salad is a made from tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and olive oil. We've taken similar ingredients and threaded them onto wooden skewers to create handheld appetizers.
Apricots with Basil-Goat Cheese and AlmondsFor a simple pick-up appetizer that’s the perfect combination of savory and sweet, top dried apricots with a goat-cheese basil mixture, top with an almond and drizzle with honey.
Fruit, Cheese, and Herb SkewersUse any combination of your favorite summer berries and arrange them on skewers with small mozzarella balls and basil. You’ll get big points for serving the perfect summer appetizer at your next party.
Creamy Pesto PinwheelsTasty pinwheel sandwiches are always popular at parties and are easy to make ahead and transport. All you need are 4 ingredients.
Prosciutto-Wrapped PearsWhen you combine the sweetness of ripe pears with the saltines of prosciutto, the result is magic. Make this 5-ingredient appetizer your go-to recipe for last-minute entertaining.
Scallop CevicheCeviche is a popular Latin American appetizer where some type of seafood is marinated in an acid mixture, usually lemon or lime juice and combined with fresh veggies. The action of the acid on the raw fish changes the texture of the fish to make it more firm, but it does not actually cook the fish, so be sure to use very fresh seafood.