Dairy-Free Appetizer Recipes

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Easy Guacamole

Rating: 4.56 stars
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Simply a quick recipe for tasty guacamole! Great with tortilla chips or as a topping for Mexican foods!

Fava Bean Breakfast Spread

Rating: 4.6 stars
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A deliciously seasoned fava bean, onion, and tomato dip recipe! Traditionally served with pita bread for breakfast in Egypt.

Hummus I

Rating: 4.25 stars
63
This is a very basic recipe for the popular garbanzo and sesame seed pate. Vary the flavor by adding a few mint leaves, a little fresh ginger, or red pepper flakes. I make it in a food processor now, but I used to make it by putting the garbanzo beans through a ricer.

Spiced Pecans

Rating: 4.58 stars
310
So simple, so good! Have tried several different combinations of spices, but keep coming back to this one. I use only pecans, but mixed nuts would be fine.

Sushi Roll

Rating: 4.42 stars
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Sushi can be filled with any ingredients you choose. Try smoked salmon instead of imitation crabmeat. Serve with teriyaki sauce and wasabi.

Gravlox

Rating: 4.68 stars
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Gravlox is a popular item in Scandinavian Cuisine. Some, like this one, are made with vodka.

Lemon Grass and Chicken Summer Rolls

Rating: 4.69 stars
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These are like little bundles of delicious chicken salad wrapped in rice paper. They are deliciously perfect for warm weather treats.
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Chinese Fried Walnuts

Rating: 4.81 stars
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I am always asked to bring these walnuts whenever we have a get together with family or friends. They are perfect on tables at a bridal or baby shower, and no one can ever figure out how they are made. Very addicting!

Absolutely Amazing Ahi

Rating: 4.75 stars
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This tantalizing appetizer mingles fresh ahi, avocado, cucumbers and spice and will impress the most knowledgeable food critic.

Pecan Snack

Rating: 4.88 stars
272
These smell like a walk through a county fair, and they taste heavenly!

Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4.12 stars
529
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.

Baked Kale Chips

Rating: 4.48 stars
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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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Inspiration and Ideas

Asian Lettuce Wraps
Rating: Unrated
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Delicious and bursting with flavor, Asian lettuce wraps are a great idea for entertaining or a family style meal. Each person can build their own fresh, delicious wrap. Just be sure to have plates or napkins available since the mixture can sometimes drip a little. To serve, allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito and enjoy!
Churros
Rating: Unrated
843
These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes but this is the best one by far.

Pico De Gallo

Rating: 4.39 stars
532

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!