Top 8 Easy Party Appetizers

Having a party at home? This implies that you have to prepare appetizers, main course meal and desserts. It becomes quite a task to cook so many dishes. Now you don’t have to take stress about hosting a party and maintaining a healthy diet at the same time. This article lists recipes for some easy appetizers that are not only delicious to taste but also healthy.

Easy Appetizers for a Party

1. BLT Cups

Ingredients

  • Bacon-12 slices
  • Greek yogurt-1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice-2 tsp.
  • Chives, chopped-2 tbsp. plus some more for garnishing
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved-2 cup
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped-1 head
  • Avocado, chopped-1

Directions:

  • Take a large baking sheet (rimmed) and put a muffin tin inverted on it. Keep the baking sheet into a preheated oven.
  • Cut bacon in half crosswise. Put 2 of the strips on the inverted muffin tin cup, making the shape of a cross. Wrap the whole cup with cut strips of bacon.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy. Let them cool for 15 minutes.
  • To prepare dressing: Take a bowl and whisk Greek yogurt, chives and lemon and season with pepper and salt. Add lettuce and tomatoes and mix to coat.
  • Remove cups of bacon from muffin tin. Filled with coated tomatoes and lettuce. Garnish with chives to make easy appetizers for a party. Serve immediately.

2. Greek Feta Dip

Ingredients

  • Feta-12 oz.
  • Greek yogurt-1 cup
  • Cream cheese-8 oz.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil-1/4 cup
  • Zest and juice-1 lemon
  • Dill, chopped-2 tbsp. and more for serving
  • Kosher salt
  • Red pepper flakes, crushed
  • Cucumber, chopped-1/2 cup
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved-1/2 cup

Directions:

  • Take a large bowl and mix Greek yogurt, feta, olive oil, cream cheese, lemon zest and juice. Mix with a hand mixer until fluffy. Season with red pepper flakes and salt, and add dill.
  • Transfer the mixture to a serving tray. Top with tomatoes and cucumber. Drizzle olive oil. Serve as a dip with pita chips.

3. Zucchini Nachos

Ingredients

  • Zucchini, large, sliced into ½” rounds-3
  • Cumin-1 tsp.
  • Chili powder-1/4 tsp.
  • Smoked paprika-1/4 tsp.
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • Cooked chicken, shredded-3/2 cups
  • Monterey Jack, shredded-1 cup
  • Red onion, chopped-1/2
  • Avocado, cubed-1
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Jalapenos, pickled

Directions:

  • Make a single layer of all sliced zucchini on a baking sheet. Toss with cumin, olive oil, paprika and chili powder. Season with pepper and salt. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degree until tender for 5 minutes.
  • Now top the rounds with shredded Monterey jack, chicken and red onion. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Now top with pico de gallo, avocado, and pickled jalapenos to make easy appetizers for a party.

4. Greek Pita Cups

Ingredients

  • Pitas-3
  • Garlic hummus-1 large container (17 oz.)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil-2 tbsp.
  • Cucumber diced-1/2 cup
  • Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped-1/4 cup
  • Parsley, chopped-2 tsp.
  • Dill, chopped-2 tsp.
  • Feta cheese, crumbled-1 container (3 oz.)
  • Grape tomatoes, halved-9

Directions:

  • Spray some cooking spray on muffin tin cups. Slice pita into 6 slices. Put each triangle of pita in a muffin cup.
  • Bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees) for 5-7 minutes. Let them cool for 8-10 minutes. Now put hummus in each cup until half full.
  • In a bowl, mix cucumbers, olive oil, parsley, dill and olives. Put a spoonful of the mixture on each hummus cup. Top with feta and a halved grape tomato. Serve.

5. Wedge Salad on a Stick

Ingredients

  • Cooked bacon, chopped into quarters-5 slices
  • Iceberg lettuce, chopped into 10 bite-size chunks-1/2 head
  • Red onion, chopped roughly-1/2
  • Avocado, ripe, diced-1
  • Cherry tomatoes-10
  • Blue cheese, for drizzling
  • Black pepper, freshly ground

Directions:

  • Take a skewer and add 1 piece of lettuce, 2 pieces of bacon, few pieces of red onion, a single piece of avocado, and a cherry tomato. Repeat to make a total of 10 skewers.
  • Drizzle blue cheese and season with freshly ground black pepper and it makes easy appetizers for a party.

6. Shrimp with Tarragon Aioli

Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise-3/4 cup
  • Dill pickles, chopped finely-1/2 cup
  • Tarragon, fresh, chopped-2 tbsp.
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Large shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined-5/4 pounds
  • Cocktail sauce-1 cup

Directions:

  • Take a bowl and mix pickles, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and tarragon. Serve with cocktail sauce and shrimp.

7. Endive with Ricotta, Almonds and Raisins

Ingredients

  • Roasted almonds, unsalted-1/2 cup
  • Golden raisins-1/2 cup
  • Fresh chives, chopped-2 tbsp.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil-3 tbsp.
  • Kosher salt-1/8 tsp.
  • Pepper-1/8 tsp.
  • Endives, leaves separated and ends trimmed-4
  • Ricotta-3/2 cups

Directions:

  • Take a bowl and mix raisins, almonds, oil, pepper, salt and chives.
  • Place the leaves of endives on a serving plate and top with a dollop of ricotta and a spoonful of raisin almond mixture.

8. Cured Salmon with Dill-Horseradish Cream

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt-2 cups
  • Granulated sugar-1 cup
  • Lemon zest-1 tbsp.
  • Lime zest-1 tbsp.
  • Orange zest-1 tbsp.
  • Skin on salmon fillet (thickness 1”)-1/2 lb.
  • Dill-horseradish cream
  • Toasted sourdough bread slices

Directions:

  • Mix together the first five ingredients in a bowl. Apply 1/2 of the mixture on both the sides of the salmon. Place it in a baking dish with skin side down.
  • Apply the remaining salt mixture on the flesh of the salmon. Cover in a plastic wrap and chill for 36 hours.
  • Rinse salmon with cold water. Dry it and remove the skin. Slice salmon thinly. Serve with toasted bread slices and dill horseradish cream.
 
 
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