Top Appetizers from Food & Wine
Impress your guest with these tasty party appetizers and first-course dishes from Food & Wine that are guaranteed to stimulate your appetite.
Katie's Pimento Goat Cheese
This super-easy variation of the classic Southern sandwich spread features goat cheese instead of the traditional cheddar, plus minced onion and crushed whole pimientos and garlic for full-bodied flavor.
Zucchini, Corn, Black-Bean, and Jack-Cheese Quesadillas
These super cheesy quesadillas are brimming with zucchini, corn, onion, jalapeño peppers, and black beans.
A rich quiche with bacon, leeks and Gruyčre cheese sliced into thin wedges is a great choice for an appetizer party. This recipe makes two 10-inch tarts so you’ll have plenty for your guests.
Middle Eastern Lamb Skewers
Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav in Philadelphia adds onion juice or pureed onions to his Middle Eastern–style marinades to tenderize and caramelize the meat for these tasty lamb skewers. Serve with pita wedges and Greek yogurt for a hearty appetizer.
Vaca Frita: Crispy Beef
This recipe for vaca frita ("fried cow") is a close cousin of Cuba's famous ropa vieja, stewed shredded beef in tomato sauce. The beef for vaca frita, however, is marinated in lime, garlic and salt, then seared until crispy.
Tomato Salsa with Cucumber "Chips"
This healthy take on the traditional chips-and-salsa combo is nearly fat-free and super-refreshing. The antioxidant-rich salsa is delicious served right after it's made, but the flavors meld nicely after a day or two in the refrigerator.
Free-Form Onion Tart
No fluting required for this buttery dough that you simply flatten into a disk, fill with a savory caramelized onion mixture, then fold the edges of the dough over the edges of the filling.
There’s no need to decide between guacamole and queso with this chunky guacamole topped with gooey melted cheese.
Use a mandoline slicer to cut sweet potato, butternut squash and rutabaga into thin slices; they will turn tender when baked with chicken broth and a little cream.
Guacamole with Charred Jalapeńo and Scallions
Add intense flavor to chunky quacamole by stirring in grilled and charred Jalapeńo peppers and scallions.
Asian Chicken Salad with Wasabi Dressing
This delectable poached-chicken salad, packed with Asian pear, cucumber and bean sprouts, offers a double hit of wasabi.