Appetizers are the small, delicious pieces of food that you wish you could eat all of it at parties, but you’re deciding not to because of all the guests! If you ever felt that way, then the appetizers were really good and if is your party, then thanks to the awesome food, we’re sure everyone enjoyed it.
If you already prepared some appetizers, then you know it’s quite fun preparing them. We have many options for experimenting with tastes and usually it’s not going to empty our pocket. Below you will fin ten, very easy appetizers that you can prepare in no time. Check them out and pick your favorite.
1. Tuna Cheese Melt
If you like the idea of tuna and melted cheese on a piece of bread, then this appetizer is the one for you. First you’ll need to prepare the tuna salad and for that you need 1⁄3 cup (80 ml) homemade mayonnaise or sour cream, 1–2 thinly sliced celery stalks, 2 oz (60 g), ¼ cup dill pickles, chopped, 1 oz. (30 g), 1 can solid light tuna fish in olive oil, 5 oz. (140 g), ½ teaspoon lemon juice, ½ garlic clove, salt and pepper to taste. After you prepare the salad, spread it on pieces of low carb high fat bread, grate some cheese on top, add paprika powder or cayenne pepper and bake until the cheese is well – melted.
2. Asparagus Stuffed Mini Peppers
Ready in 10 minutes, this recipe will make 24 servings of delicious mini peppers filled with asparagus and cheese. To prepare, make sure you have 12 mini bell peppers, 12 stalks asparagus 1 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup goat cheese, 6 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp lemon zest, 1/4 cup chives, sea salt and black pepper. Before you start preparing the appetizers, you’ll need to cut the peppers lengthwise and also remove the seeds and the ribs. Also, trim and cut the asparagus into 4 pieces of even length and shred the Parmesan.
3. Cucumber – Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
These wonderful appetizers are so delicious and light that you can even serve as side dish. They take a little time to make and you can make plenty of these stuffed tomatoes in no time. Just make sure you have the needed ingredients: 24 cherry tomatoes, 1 package softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1/4 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber, 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion and 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill. Make a mixture out of the ingredients (except the tomatoes), cut the top of the cherry tomatoes and scoop out the pulp. Add a spoon of the mixture inside and refrigerate until serving.
4. Zucchini Pizza Bites
The zucchini pizza bites are great recipe of replacing the good old pizza if you’re willing to lose some weight! These guilty pleasures are really easy to prepare and will be done in no time. You need the following ingredients: 2 large zucchini, nonstick cooking spray, kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper, 1/4 cup marinara sauce, 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella, 1/4 cup mini pepperoni pieces and Italian seasoning for sprinkling. First grill the zucchini bites and then top the rest ingredients – marinara sauce, shredded cheese, mini pepperoni and Italian seasoning. Broil for few minutes until the cheese is melted.
5. Pesto & Turkey Cucumber Roll Ups
These roll – ups can easily be made vegetarian and vegan. The original recipe requires the following ingredients: 3 medium cucumbers, ¼ cup store-bought basil pesto, 6 slices mozzarella slices cut into ½ inch strips, 6 oz shredded deli smoked turkey breast, 1 bell pepper thinly sliced into matchsticks, 1/2 cup shredded spinach, salt and pepper for seasoning. It takes 15 minutes to make all the servings, making them the appetizer you need when in hurry. The best part of all, besides being delicious, is that one roll up contains only 52 calories! It can be the perfect dinner snack.
6. Sweet Potato Bites
If you want to taste a small guilty pleasure piece of food, then these appetizers are going to satisfy your cravings, because they’re made out of sweet potatoes, cheese and crispy bacon. More precisely, you need ingredients to make your own sweet potatoes as the ones on the picture – 1 lb sweet potatoes sliced in ¼ inch thick slices, 3 tbsp olive oil or more if needed, sea salt and black pepper to taste, ½ cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese, 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled, 1/3 cup sour cream and 2 chopped green onions.
7. BBQ Cauliflower Poppers
The best part of these healthy appetizers is that you only need four ingredients to prepare. It won’t empty your wallet, yet still you will have healthy and delicious appetizer. What you need is 1 head of cauliflower, 1/4 cup bbq sauce, 1/4 cup mayo and 1 cup corn flake crumbs or bread crumbs. All you have to do is wash and cut the cauliflower; mix the mayo and the bbq sauce. Dip the cauliflower pieces into the mixture and then coat them in the bread crumbs or flake crumbs. Place them on greased baking sheet and bake on 450′ for about 20 to 25 minutes. When they’ll get crispy, take them outside.
8. Caesar Salad in Carrot Parmesan Cups
Looking after your waistline doesn’t mean giving up on all thing delicious. For example, if you’re a person who loves Caesar salad, but need to cut down the size of it, you can try these mini carrot Parmesan cups filled with Caesar salad. To prepare the cups, you need 3/4 cup cooked and dried grated carrot and 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese. For the filling, you need 1/4 chicken breast, 1/2 romaine lettuce, 4 tablespoons gluten free breadcrumb or almond meal, 15 cherry tomatoes and poppy seed to decorate. Last, to make the salad dressing you need 8 tablespoon regular yogurt or soy yogurt, 1 garlic clove, crushed, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon sesame oil.
9. Chorizo Spinach Fillo Cups
Do you want a snack, but don’t want to eat too many calories? We hear you. That’s why we have this amazing recipe for you. One of these Chorizo spinach fillo cup has only 36 calories! Make them two, or even three snacks to make you feel full. Here are the ingredients you need to make your own cups: 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves, 1/2 cup basil leaves, 1/2 cup parsley leaves, 2 tablespoons chives, 1 cup cooked chorizo, 60 frozen Fillo cups at room temperature, 12 oz. cream cheese, 2 peppers, 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, 2 large cloves garlic and 60 whole pecans.
10. Cheesy Crab Bites
Back at them peppers, but this time it’s a recipe that includes bacon and crab meat. These peppers are perfect to serve at some special occasion, dinner or just a regular lunch. They’re done in 35 minutes or so and makes 12 servings. You need 6 mini bell peppers, 6 ounces crab meat, 3 slices uncooked bacon, 1/2 medium onion, 3 ounces (6 Tablespoons) cream cheese, 1.5 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, 1 teaspoon dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional) and 1/4 cup crushed pork rinds.