MyPlate Appetizer Recipes

Appetizers can be healthy, too! Browse good-for-you MyPlate appetizer recipes, complete with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.8 stars
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Looking for a refreshing salsa for a warm summer evening? This is our favorite. Serve with tortilla chips. This is also fantastic served on white fish. I often use a canned jalapeno instead of fresh.
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Avocado Feta Salsa

Rating: 4.79 stars
810
A chunky, savory summer salsa that tastes great with pita or tortilla chips.
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Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Rating: 4.78 stars
4530
Easy to make, tasty fruit salsa and cinnamon tortilla chips. Great as an appetizer or a snack. Great for anytime!
By Anonymous
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Spinach and Feta Pita Bake

Rating: 4.76 stars
1054
This is great as a party appetizer or a full meal. Tasty, full of flavor and good for you. The crunchy crust is what I really like! You can play with the veggie toppings and cheeses for a great meal that is fast and delicious! Our favorite quick meal!
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Val and Jess's Vegan Avocado Dip

Rating: 4.62 stars
60
We love avocados, and invented this dip together. It is super easy, and you can adjust the amounts of ingredients to suit your taste. It has been a party favorite ever since, and the majority of requests are from the meat lovers! Serve with blue corn chips.
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Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs

Rating: 4.7 stars
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Honey chicken kabobs with veggies. You can marinate overnight and make these kabobs for an outdoor barbecue as a tasty alternative to the usual barbecue fare! Fresh mushrooms and cherry tomatoes can also be used. (This can also be done in the broiler.)
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Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Serve with pita bread-you can cut pita bread into wedges and toast it for a different taste sensation. Tahini is a sesame paste, you can usually find it in the Mediterranean section of your grocery store.
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Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Making the most of simple, fresh ingredients found at your local Farmer's Market, these quesadillas make great appetizers or a quick and healthy meal. Serve while hot with your favorite salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.
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Black Bean Hummus

Rating: 4.67 stars
738
This is the absolute best hummus I have ever had. It goes great with some toasted pita bread. Add more lemon juice if this hummus tastes like it needs a little extra kick.
By Anonymous
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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.64 stars
761
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.
By Anonymous

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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Japanese Tamago Egg

Rating: 4.58 stars
40
Tamago egg is classic Japanese folded omelet sometimes called tamagoyaki. The omelet is sweet, has a light texture, and works well when served over sushi rice and with soy and wasabi sauce for dipping. Tamago is the Japanese word for egg. Mirin is sweet rice wine and dashi is traditional Japanese soup stock (make from kelp or shiitake). These ingredients are now carried in most larger grocery stores or at Asian markets.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Sauteed Mushrooms (Quick and Simple)
Rating: Unrated
36
Delicious as a side, appetizer, part of a salad, or even just a snack! How French of you!
Cucumber and Avocado Sushi
Rating: Unrated
62
Cucumber and avocado sushi! These rolls are easy to make and you can add either fake crab or smoked salmon. Serve with teriyaki or soy sauce and wasabi!

Avocado and Tuna Tapas

Rating: 4.66 stars
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Living in Spain I have come across a literal plethora of tapas. This is a light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread. This recipe is great for experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and vinegars.