One of the largest collections of trusted party and holiday appetizer
recipes on the internet. Because my collection of appetizers is so
large, I have placed them into categories listed below. This page
includes my wonderful collection of Fruit Appetizer recipes. The recipes are very easy-to-follow and will give you
delicious results. Check the recipes out, prepare them for your family
and friends, and ENJOY the compliments you will receive!
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California White Cheddar with Apples
This makes a great starter dish.
This course features a lush combination of white cheddar cheese,
sweet-tart apples, and spicy walnut conserve.
Apricots with Mascarpone and Pistachios
This wonderful easy-to-make and delicious appetizer is from the cookbook
Small Bites by Jennifer Joyce. This appetizer recipe is a definite keeper.
Delicious and very aromatic. can be made as mild or spicy as your like.
The opened avocado makes a perfect small golden cup from which to serve any number of fillings.
Avocados on the half-shell may be served at any point in the meal - as appetizer, salad, dessert, or as a meal in themselves.
This is absolutely wonderful! Your guests will go wild over it.
Chunky Avocado Salad - Guacamole Salad
I really like this chunky version of guacamole over the
mashed ones. It can be served as an appetizer or a salad with either corn or flour tortillas.
Guacamole Dip With Cilantro
In the cuisine of the Southwest,
guacamole is used as a cocktail dip, or one of the toppings and/or fillings of
enchiladas, tacos, tostadas, or burritos. It is also wonderful as a cold sauce
for grilled meats or fish.
This recipe was shared with me by my friend, Karen Calanchini of Redding, CA.
Roasted Bell Pepper & Avocado Salsa
Recipe by Chef Sarah Scott of
the Robert Mondavi Winery of California.
This is kind of like a salsa verde, but with the addition of avocado. This salsa is so good
and very addictive!
Tomato Avocado-Goat Cheese Crostini
These appetizers can be made anytime of the year, but be sure and make
this recipe when fresh vine-ripened tomatoes are in season.
Banana Bisque with Cinnamon Croutons
This delightful Banana Bisque could be served
either as an appetizer, soup entree, or even dessert. It is not only sensational
tasting, but so easy to make!
Cranberry Holiday Spread
delicious holiday spread is very easy-to-make and is sure to delight your
family and friends. Makes a great appetizer to sure before your large
Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese
fantastic recipe was shared with me by Carol Reich of Hillsboro, Oregon.
Carol won a Dip Contest on the Satellite Sisters Radio Show with this
outstanding and also beautiful-to-look-at recipe.
Meatballs in Cranberry Pinot Noir Sauce
These meatballs are easy to make and so good! Sharon says to use
Costco frozen meatballs if you want to save time. These are so
How about surprising your guests with these delicious Turkey-Cranberry Sliders?
Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates
These dates are great as a finger-food appetizer, part of a cheese course, or just
anytime to eat. They are so easy to make and so delicious!
Fig Brulee with Balsamic Vinegar
This wonder recipe highlighting aged balsamic vinegar is courtesy of
Michael Natkin and his web site, Herbivoracious.
Fresh Figs with Fleur de Sel, Aged Balsamic, and Hazelnuts
wonderful fig recipe and photo are courtesy of Amanda Darrach Filippone and her website.
Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey
If you love figs, goat cheese and honey, then you'll pop these onto your grill immediately. Just make sure your figs are ripe.
Pinot Noir Poached Figs
This delicious recipe is from Higgins Restaurant in
Portland, Oregon. They are lightly poached, so they don't lose any of their delicious taste.
Chocolate-Covered Grape Truffles
You thought Chocolate Dipped Strawberries were great, now you must try these
chocolate-covered grape truffles. These will definitely make a
speculator finish for any dinner party.
Goat Cheese, Grape and Pistachio Truffles
Instead of chocolate, the truffles are formed with goat cheese. So delicious!
Check out this very unusual and delicious salsa!
Jicama is a legume, is grown for the large tuberous roots which can be eaten raw or cooked
and are used as a source of starch.
Roasted Lemon Salsa
This is an unusual approach that produces a great condiment. Roasting a lemon softens its
acidity and adds a toasty note. It's a great topper for broiled or grilled chicken and fish.
Fresh Mango Salsa
Salsas are a main staple in Hispanic cooking, but they are certainly not limited to what many
people think of as “salsa.” I have found very few jarred
salsas that I would ever even consider serving on my table, and
there really should be no reason for anyone to resort to a jarred
salsa when making one is so easy.
Goat Cheese Medallions with Mango-Pepper Salsa
I created this
recipe for a gourmet dinner group that I belong to. The combination of the hot goat cheese and the cold salsa
makes a delightful dish to tease the palates and start the meal off.
Mango and Black Bean Salsa
A wonderful and tasty salsa recipe. Also excellent with seafood and fish.
Its most popular use is as a chip dip, but also used as a sauce on
Mango Salad with Grilled Shrimp
This wonderful tasting salad is so easy to make and looks beautiful also!
This is a definite make-again dish. This makes an excellent starter course,
and is equally great as a light luncheon dish. If you want to impress guests,
this one is the dish to make!
Tropical Fruit Salsa
This fruit salsa
is a delicious summertime treat. You can develop a real passion for this salsa,
since it is low in calories and very flavorful.
A refreshing and cooling melon salad or starter for your meal.
Shrimp Martini Ceviche
For a wonderful refreshing first-course presentation, serve this delightful low fat, low calorie, and low
carbohydrate Ceviche Martini. The acidity of the lime juice actually cooks or pickles the shrimp and firms the flesh.
Watermelon Cubes with Aged Balsamic Vinegar
little amuse is comprised of two ingredients, and when there are
only two, they had better be the best there are! Look for ripe,
seedless watermelons in the height of summer, when they are bursting
with luscious sweetness. Next, buy the oldest balsamic vinegar that
you can find. You may have to purchase it at a gourmet shop. When
paired with the watermelon, it's heavenly!
Watermelon Gazpacho Soup
The delicate flavors of cucumber and
watermelon go hand in hand to create a sweet-and-savory chilled
soup, perfect as a first course on a hot night.
Provencal Orange and Honey Salad
This is a very refreshing and
delicious salad that would make a great starter for your dinner.
This recipe was shared with me
by my friend, Karen Calanchini of Redding, CA.
Tropical Fruit Salsa
This fruit salsa is a delicious summertime treat.
You can develop a real passion for this salsa, since it is low in calories and very flavorful.
Chilled Pear Soup with Port
This refreshing pear soup makes the perfect starter for your dinner party.
Perada (Pear Cheese or Pear Jelly)
Long considered a delicacy in Iberian and Latin cultures, Perada is nicely paired
with cheeses such as Manchego. Perada is great served on a cheese platter.
This is heavenly! - You'll love seeing
the surprised look on your guests faces after they take the first bite.
Chocolate strawberries are beautiful to
look at and wonderful to eat! During strawberry season, I like to serve
chocolate strawberries as a finale to dinner, as decorations for cakes, and
at my family's annual Mother's Day High Tea. Try serving chocolate
strawberries with champagne or your favorite red wine. Since we grow pinot
noir grapes, I naturally like to serve pinot noir wine.
Want a departure from the everyday? These
unusual nachos are a refreshing break from the traditional hearty flavors of
beans, cheese, and jalapeno. You can use almost any firm fruit, alone or in combination.
Mint Julep Watermelon
I created this interesting and delicious watermelon recipe because I
had some Mint Julep Simple Syrup in my refrigerator and a watermelon
that needed to be used. My thoughts were "What
could be better than this eat it and drink it recipe."
Watermelon Cubes with Aged Balsamic Vinegar
This appetizer recipe is by Rick Tramonto, Amuse-Bouche: Little
Bites That Delight Before the Meal Begins, Random House, October