Low-Cholesterol Appetizer Recipes

Many of your favorite appetizers are naturally low in cholesterol. Choose from 480+ trusted low-cholesterol recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Bruschetta with Roasted Sweet Red Peppers

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is a fast and easy appetizer or side dish which is colorful and delicious. You'll get compliments. My sons devour this in minutes!

Raw Hummus

Rating: 4.12 stars
Raw organic hummus. A treat from traditionally cooked hummus and causes very little gas because all the enzymes are still there. When I serve this I make a depression in the middle and fill it with olive oil. Serve with pita bread, carrot or celery sticks, or small romaine leaves.

Apple Chutney

Rating: 4.55 stars
This easy chutney is a great companion for so many dishes from turkey sandwiches to pork chops.

Grilled Oyster Shooters

Rating: 4.42 stars
A cooked, nonalcoholic version of a well-known favorite, great as an appetizer.

Crab Ceviche

Rating: 4.56 stars
This has always been a crowd pleaser in my home. This is wonderful as an appetizer served on tostadas or even with tortilla chips. Make sure to refrigerate before you serve, it tastes best when very cold. I like to serve on tostadas with a thin layer of mayonnaise for a nice refreshing lunch.

Bread and Butter Pickles II

Rating: 4.8 stars
These are the best bread and butter pickles I have ever had!! And I have been looking for a long time. I guarantee you'll love them! This recipe makes a lot, so get ready to crunch. Enjoy!

D's Famous Salsa

Rating: 4.66 stars
This is a Texas recipe I've developed and refined over many years. It's very fast, easy, and I usually have everything on hand. I often give it as gifts to my family back East.

Burgundy Mushrooms

Rating: 4.29 stars
Mushrooms simmered with Burgundy wine, onions, and beef broth make for a tasty side dish with almost no preparation at all.

Easy Hummus

Rating: 4.3 stars
I make this hummus all the time. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it's healthier without the oil. Increase or decrease the ingredients as desired, especially the jalapenos! Serve with pita chips or fresh veggie slices. Add more of the reserved bean liquid for a smoother dip.

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Rating: 4.66 stars
The fun of this recipe is that it can be tailored to your tastes. I'm a 'throw it in and see how it turns out' kind of cook, so please adjust the recipe to fit your own tastes. This recipe is best used immediately, as fresh fruit doesn't keep well in the refrigerator. If you prefer baked cinnamon chips, arrange the tortilla triangles in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, and bake 5 to 10 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Watch them closely so they don't burn!

Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4.12 stars
Here is my recipe for the perfect sushi rice. You can eat this alone or roll into your favorite sushi roll with ingredients of choice. I use strips of carrots, cucumbers and slices of avocado. You can adjust the amount of vinegar in this recipe to suit your taste.

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

D's Famous Salsa
Rating: Unrated
"This is a wonderful recipe! When I show people how to make it they are always surprised by how easy it is." – KOYN
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
Rating: Unrated
So much healthier than fried rolls, see how to make fresh rolls stuffed full of good stuff, like rice vermicelli, cooked shrimp, and lots of fresh herbs.

The Best Canning Salsa

Rating: 4.47 stars

This is a great use for tomatoes from the garden and nothing tastes better than homemade. Enjoy!