Healthy Appetizer Recipes

Tasty and easy appetizers for kids’ parties, holiday events, and watching football. Find more than 310 recipes and party the healthy way.

Staff Picks

Pomegranate Salsa

Rating: 4.82 stars
Tart pomegranate seeds add a delicious crunch to this salsa that also features sweet mandarin oranges, red onions, jalapenos and cilantro. Great served with tortilla chips.

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 4.8 stars
Lighter dairy ingredients are the key to this recipe's healthier makeover. Serve it up hot with multi-grain crackers and crisp celery sticks.

Mini Scotch Eggs in the Air Fryer

This recipe uses quail eggs, hence 'mini' eggs, and are the perfect finger food for a party. Crispy on the outside... tender on the inside. Scotch eggs made healthier in an air fryer.

Vegan Edamame

Rating: 3.29 stars
This easy edamame (soybean) recipe served with a dip is a great quick appetizer that can be whipped up in a few minutes. Edamame also make a healthy vegan snack.

Shrimp Salsa

Rating: 4.75 stars
This is an awesomely simple, light, and refreshing salsa that goes great with tortilla chips.

Baked Kale Chips

Rating: 4.48 stars
These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.
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Balsamic Bruschetta

Rating: 4.75 stars
Simple appetizer - the balsamic vinegar gives it a little kick. Best if the mixture has 1 or 2 hours to blend flavors before serving.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Rating: 4.34 stars
Tasty baked tortilla chips you make at home that are much better than store bought chips. Serve with your choice of salsas and garnishes.

Pico De Gallo

Rating: 4.39 stars
Sometimes when you eat authentic Mexican food, they give you this salsa stuff made with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos. You can add a squeeze of lime juice to pico de gallo, but I prefer this basic recipe. Once you serve this with your Mexican dish such as tacos, you will want it with all your Mexican dishes!

Microwave Popcorn

Rating: 4.56 stars
Believe it or not, you can make your own delicious, low-fat microwave popcorn using standard popping corn and a brown paper lunch bag. It works perfectly.

Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is a very tasty mango salsa that is great served over fish. My favorite is any fish blackened with Cajun seasoning and then topped with this salsa. Also great for dipping chips.

The Best Fresh Tomato Salsa

Rating: 4.71 stars
Great with your favorite chips. Gets better as the flavors meld.

Inspiration and Ideas

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Rating: 4.56 stars

Honey whole wheat bread for a bread machine. This bread is very tasty.