Low-Calorie Appetizer Recipes

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Artichoke Salsa

Rating: 4.62 stars
A wonderful, light salsa recipe given to me by my friend J.C., who claims she can't cook!

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars
A recipe I put together for a bridal shower. Everyone enjoyed them and I hope you will too

Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham and Melon)

Rating: 4.42 stars
This easy and refreshing starter featuring cantaloupe and cured ham (Parma ham for instance) can also be served as an appetizer: just cut the cantaloupe into bite-size pieces, wrap them with ham and spear them on skewers for a colorful snack! Use superior quality Italian ham for best results.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.07 stars
I love these, they're really addictive and healthy!

Sweet Potato Hummus

Rating: 4.53 stars
I wanted something easy and fitting for an autumn gathering. I found this recipe and altered it to make it even easier to make. It is a nice combination of naturally sweet and typically savory. Serve with pita wedges, crackers, or cut veggies.

Carrot Chips

Rating: 3.44 stars
This is a healthy alternative to potato chips and taste salty and sweet like sweet potato fries. This recipe is inspired by other recipes on the internet that I have played with. The thinner the slices, the crunchier the chips.

Tomato Salsa without Onions

Rating: 4.41 stars
My mother-in-law loves Tex-Mex but has an onion allergy. After several attempts, I invented an authentic tasting salsa that derives some of it's smokey flavor from the roasted pepper. I've taken to roasting the peppers in bulk so I can always have some on hand.


Rating: 4.64 stars
I learned to make this on Guam. This is an all purpose sauce and can be used as a marinade, or poured over rice or cooked meat. You can make it as hot or mild as you like. The longer you let it sit the hotter it gets!

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.64 stars
These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.
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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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Pico de Gallo

Rating: 4.71 stars
Quick and easy pico de gallo that is a great app or addition to dinner. Huge hit in my house!

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Enjoy the sweeter side with this red pepper hummus. You'll never want to go back!

Baked Kale Chips

"Mmmm Yummy! These taste nutty and are really crisp! Delish!" – Bernadette Kapocias


Rating: 4.31 stars

This is a recipe I just throw together, but it is very popular. Serve with tortilla chips.