Appetizers

Collection by Susan Ruzicka

Skordalia

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
This is a nice traditional Greek garlic spread. It goes well with fish as a sidedish or with pita bread as snack.

Sweet and Sour Jam - Not Just for Chicken

Rating: 5 stars 30
This was a food recipe challenge that was a nice surprise recipe. This recipe makes an excellent glaze for Sweet and Sour Chicken like you get in a Chinese-style restaurant. I've made it with meatballs as well.

Elegant Fig Appetizers with Goat Cheese and Almonds

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
This is a combination of several fresh fig appetizer recipes. The flavors of fresh figs, tangy goat cheese, salty almonds, sweet honey, and balsamic vinegar contrast to make these a delicious and very pretty appetizer. Arrange figs in a circle, tops facing in, for a flower effect and this will be a lovely addition to a bridal shower menu! If you can find Marcona almonds, use them! They are a Spanish almond that tastes like a cross between an almond and a cashew.

Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
This fig and goat cheese pizza can be used as a main dish or an appetizer. It contains dried figs, caramelized onions, and tangy goat cheese on a homemade crust.
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Juicy and Spicy Ceviche

Rating: 5 stars 17
This is a super juicy and spicy ceviche. It is so good! Serve with tortilla chips.

Benny's Famous Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 5 stars 83
These poppers are a hit when grilled or done in the oven. There are never any leftovers! Be sure to grill these first and serve as an appetizer to your guests and pair it with a frosty cold beer!

Delish Black Mission Figs!

Rating: 5 stars 6
When I lived in California, I couldn't wait until the farmer's markets had figs...big, juicy, amazing to eat! They are hard to find in Colorado, and are less flavorful than the ones in CA. So I came up with this little appetizer to showcase some of my favorite ingredients.

Javi's Really Real Mexican Ceviche

Rating: 4.5 stars 114
This recipe is one of my family's favorites. It can be served on corn tostadas or with corn chips as a meal or as an appetizer, as it is normally served in most authentic Mexican restaurants. Goes best with cold beer! Don't forget the hot sauce.
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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Rating: 4.5 stars 405
Shrimp in a spicy tomato juice cocktail with avocado, onion, and cilantro.

Traditional Russian Pirozhki

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
I'm Russian, and this recipe has been handed down from my grandma. They taste delicious, and are a great comfort food (or any other food).

Chef John's Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 176
I've always enjoyed hot spinach artichoke dip, but it always struck me as a little oily. I decided to try a mayo-less version, and then raised the stakes even higher by excluding the sour cream as well. To counter this, a bit more cheese was added, and the results were amazing. A rich, creamy, cheesy, not greasy dip.

Smoked Trout Schmear

Rating: 5 stars 9
This smoked trout schmear is incredibly easy, and very versatile. Obviously, it's great spread on any kind of bread or crackers, but slathered atop a freshly toasted bagel may be its finest expression.
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