Gluten-Free Appetizer Recipes

There are plenty of great appetizers for celiacs and those on restricted diets. Start your meal off right.

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Rating: 4.54 stars
This dip is a hit whether you serve it at a block party or a formal dinner party! It really tastes like a BLT. You can cut the fat down if you want to use low-fat or fat free ingredients. Serve with crackers or chips.

Easy Guacamole

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

Buffalo Chicken Wings I

Rating: 4.66 stars
Let your palate fly away on wings of fire - easy, spicy buffalo wings!

Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce

Rating: 4.73 stars
This cilantro cream sauce can be used as a dip, or as a sauce for fish or chicken. My husband eats it on everything he can consume! Taste and add additional seasoning if necessary. tomatillo sauce is usually spicy, so be prepared!

Yummy Roll Ups

Rating: 4.69 stars
Yummy ham, pickle and cream cheese roll ups for an appetizer or a party! Secure the roll ups with toothpicks, and cut them into bite size pieces.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Rating: 4.54 stars
This spinach dip is a huge hit at parties! It has become one of our favorite appetizers to serve guests when we entertain. Prepare ahead, but serve warm from the oven with fresh bread, crackers, chips, pita, etc.

Basil Shrimp

Rating: 4.6 stars
This was given to me by my friend, Elaine. It is one of the most delicious shrimp recipes for the BBQ I have ever had, and it is so easy. My son would eat the whole recipe if I didn't watch him.

Hummus III

Rating: 4.55 stars
Hummus is a pureed garbanzo bean dip with Middle Eastern origins. Serve with pita and an assortment of fresh vegetables. This is the secret combination straight from a Boston restaurant. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, can be found in health food stores, gourmet shops and even many grocery stores.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Rating: 4.55 stars
This is a delicious homemade salsa.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.68 stars
A sweet switch from the usual cheese ball. Serve with graham crackers or chocolate wafers.

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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Perfect Sushi Rice

Rating: 4.11 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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Hummus III
Rating: Unrated
"Yummy! As people's diets are more diverse, hummus wins for just about everyone! It's vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free!" – Career2HomeSchoolMom
Yummy Roll Ups
Rating: Unrated
"Yummy! Such a simple recipe, but they are always a hit!" – HARTMR

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 4.52 stars

These pumpkin seeds make a great tasting and healthy snack.