Diabetic Appetizer Recipes

Looking for diabetic appetizer recipes? Allrecipes has more than 80 trusted diabetic appetizer recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Basil and Pesto Hummus

Rating: Unrated
This deliciously sweet hummus is bursting with basil and an all-around pesto body. it's so good, you could eat this by itself with a spoon, although spreading it on crackers of any kind will do.

Halibut-Mango Ceviche

Rating: Unrated
This is a colorful and flavorful recipe for ceviche, with a lot of room for variation. This dish requires fresh ingredients. Serve in a martini glass, with extra lime on the rim for squeezing.

Black Bean Spread

Rating: Unrated
A creamy black bean spread. Wonderful for dipping vegetables in, or spreading on sandwiches. Preparation Time: 5 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Easy Red Pepper Hummus

Rating: Unrated
Red Pepper Hummus that has been a favorite of all my friends. Easy to make! Serve with chips, pita chips, veggies, or whatever.

Apple Ladybug Treats

Rating: Unrated
Red apples are decorated to look like lady bugs. This is a quick and fun snack that kids will enjoy making and eating. For once kids can play with their food.
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Baked Tortilla Chips

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

Curried Hummus

Rating: Unrated
Chick peas have a very low glycemic index, which means they create steady blood sugar and are especially healthful for diabetics. Curry powder contains curcumin, an antioxidant believed to be anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer.

Microwave Popcorn

Rating: Unrated
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.

Jicama Appetizer

Rating: Unrated
This is a great way to serve jicama to a large group of people.


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

Baked Banana Chips

Rating: Unrated
Banana chips.

Air Fryer Tostones

Rating: Unrated
Tostones are made with green (unripe) plantains and are a very popular side dish in many Caribbean and South American countries. The traditional method is to twice-fry the plantains in oil, but this air-fried version of my Puerto Rican family's recipe is much lighter as it uses olive oil spray instead of deep-frying.

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Tortilla Chips

"Super cheap and easy recipe. Don't be afraid to add a little more of the spice if eating on their own, but it's fine as is if meant for eating with hummus." – Ceola

Apple Ladybug Treats

"I loved it....easy to make, quick and healthy and yummy. Perfect afterschool snack." – Dolphin Panda

Black Bean and Chickpea Hummus

Rating: Unrated

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