Spring Appetizer Recipes

Celebrate spring with appetizer recipes using fresh spring produce, including asparagus, peas, rhubarb, strawberries, and spinach.

Staff Picks

Tangy Rhubarb Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 23
This is a recipe I came up with while trying to figure out what to do with an over-abundance of rhubarb. I'm not fond of sugary, syrupy rhubarb sauces but I love rhubarb and I love salsa, so I figured why not put them together! Just grab a bag of tortilla chips, or better yet make your own, and enjoy! Feel free to adjust ingredients to your liking. Don't like jalapenos? Don't use them. Mix and match peppers however you like, just be sure to use 3 of them. Also, I prefer Nellie and Joe's® lime juice because it's a bit more tart than regular bottled or fresh-squeezed lime juice, but if you can't find it that's fine, just use what you have.

Strawberry Bruschetta

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
This is a delicious variation of the popular tomato based appetizer. The strawberries are warm and sweet and the sugar is caramelized and crunchy! Your guests will love it!

Stuffed Pea Pods

Rating: 4 stars 8
For the perfect appetizer for baby showers, garnish each one of these cream-stuffed goodies with a bit of cream cheese and one, two or even more individual peas, depending on how many she's expectin'! Or if you prefer, garnish with cooked baby shrimp.

Florentine Artichoke Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 1195
I am always asked to make this dip for parties and family gatherings. It is always the first thing to go! Serve it with either crackers or breadsticks.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 624
My husband taught me this elegant yet easy side dish! Always a hit at the holidays, and dresses up every day chicken.

Butch's Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
This is magic in your mouth! Thanks for bringing it to the party Butch! Delicious with tortilla chips or served atop grilled chicken, pork, or mild white fish such as tilapia.

Blooming Onion and Dipping Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 353
This batter-fried onion and a spicy dipping sauce will get your party going any day!

Radish Revival

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
A simple way to serve fresh radish as a healthy sprig snack.

Asparagus Appetizers

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
A wonderful appetizer to have on hand that can be made ahead of time, frozen, and used as needed.

Thai Chicken Spring Rolls

Rating: 4 stars 53
This Vietnamese dish is adapted with Thai flavors. These spring rolls make an excellent appetizer or light entree. Colorful, crunchy vegetables contrast nicely with the soft, translucent wrapper.

Spring Vegetable Tart

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This spring vegetable tart only looks hard to make and would be a perfect centerpiece for any special occasion. Just put it out on the table a little bit early so everyone can get their Instagramming in. As long as you use a wide array of colorful vegetables and tuck them into a tangled base of greens, this easy cheese tart/salad can't help but look gorgeous.

Ranch-Style Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
This is a basic deviled egg with a little twist of ranch.

Inspiration and Ideas

Smoked Salmon-Stuffed Pea Pods
Rating: Unrated 12
"These are a cute and fresh idea for an appetizer or as a pretty addition to a festive vegetable tray." – mauigirl
Strawberry-Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Rating: Unrated 118
"Great. This has become a regular appetizer. Highly recommended!" – Nicole Marie
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
Rating: 4.5 stars 729

With fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper, these Vietnamese spring rolls are a refreshing appetizer for an Asian-inspired meal.