Appetizers & Snacks

Collection by DEBMCE4

Hummus III

Rating: 4.5 stars 2280
Hummus is a pureed garbanzo bean dip with Middle Eastern origins. Serve with pita and an assortment of fresh vegetables. This is the secret combination straight from a Boston restaurant. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, can be found in health food stores, gourmet shops and even many grocery stores.

Black Bean and Chickpea Hummus

Rating: 4 stars 81
A tahini-free version of hummus using canned black beans and chickpeas. Serve with pita bread and your choice of fresh veggies.

Olive Salad for Muffalettas

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
I created this olive salad recipe after a vacation to New Orleans. Muffaletta sandwiches are fabulously addictive! Sometimes I will assemble the sandwiches and broil them open faced until the meat is crisped and the cheese melted and toasty. Enjoy!

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 3089
Serve this cheesy flavorful dip warm with toasted bread or tortilla chips.
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Spicy Pimento Cheese Sandwiches with Avocado and Bacon

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
After tasting this sandwich in a tiny 'lunch-only' restaurant in my hometown (population 903), I had to try to imitate it. My husband loves this sandwich!

Cadillac Pimento Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 121
My mom made this recipe for Christmas 2002. She had nothing written down but I loved it so much I asked her how she did it and she wrote it down for me. All the measurements are approximate so if you find something that works better, let me know!

Spicy Tortilla Roll-Ups

Rating: 4.5 stars 319
These are delicious, easy, and can be made ahead of time. No leftovers, either! I always serve them on a platter with hot sauce for dipping. You may serve them with toothpicks in each spiral for easy eating!!

Mesquite Smoked Jerky

Rating: 5 stars 34
This beef jerky tastes just like the store-bought kind. If you like those kinds, you'll enjoy this very much.
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Robin's Parmesan-Asparagus Spread

Rating: 3 stars 1
I adapted this recipe from one I saw on TV and my husband loved it! I like to serve this spread on oven-toasted Tuscan pane bread, first spread with a thin layer of cream or goat cheese, as a light lunch. Enjoy!

Imitation Crabmeat Salad

Rating: 4 stars 97
Great deli-like salad. Our family never seems to get tired of it! You may use low-fat sour cream and mayonnaise if you wish. Serve on lettuce leaves with tomato wedges for a garnish.

Three Olive Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
This olive spread recipe was given to me by a coworker for the holidays. It is best when made with olives purchased at a deli. Serve with your favorite cracker, baguettes, or thin Italian bread slices.

Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 4323
Restaurant-worthy stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese, garlic, and cayenne.
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