Seder Appetizer Recipes

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Seafood Appetizers

Gefilte Fish

Rating: Unrated
My mother-in-law took great pains to prepare Gefilte Fish for Passover and Rosh Hashanah. The best legacy she left was to teach her sons how to do it and in turn they would teach their wives and then the next generation. This has been passed down and today it is still appreciated as the Mintz Family Gefilte Fish.
Cheese Dips and Spreads

Honey and Feta Spread

Rating: Unrated
Though it sounds odd, this delicious appetizer is quick and easy. It always receives rave reviews at parties.
Seafood Appetizers

Smoked Fish Dip

Rating: Unrated
This recipe for smoked fish dip is world class, puts most others to shame, and is served in several prominent restaurants on the gulf coast of Florida. We used smoked whitefish, well boned, but any other smoked fish should work. Serve with crackers, lemon or lime wedges, and capers.
Dips and Spreads

Chopped Liver the Real Mccoy

Rating: Unrated
No recipe site is complete without a real recipe for real chopped liver. This makes for a great appetizer or spread for a pastrami and corned beef sandwich.
Spinach Dips

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Rating: Unrated
This dip is amazing -- so cheesy and fragrant. If you don't like artichokes, don't worry -- you'll never know they're in there! My only question is: Is it okay to just eat it with a spoon right out of the dish?
Olive Appetizers

Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Rating: Unrated
An olive tapenade without anchovies.
Cold Cheese Dips

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Rating: Unrated
A sweet switch from the usual cheese ball. Serve with graham crackers or chocolate wafers.
Dips and Spreads

Creamy Garlic Dip

Rating: Unrated
Creamy Garlic Dip is great with pretzels, chips, crackers and veggies. It tastes best when chilled overnight. Adjust the spices to taste. The recipe may be doubled.
By J
Olive Appetizers

Fig and Olive Tapenade

Rating: Unrated
This is an easy gourmet appetizer. I've brought this to several parties and it is always a hit! I often add some chopped green olives to the olive mixture and a little more balsamic. Goat cheese may also be used in place of the cream cheese. Serve with slices of French bread or crackers.
By Anonymous
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Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus (Chummus)

Rating: Unrated
Authentic chummus is very different and SO much tastier than its American counterpart. This chummus is creamy and delicate in taste rather than overpowered with garlic or thick and pasty. It is eaten warm, fresh, and as a whole meal spread out in a dish and drizzled with fresh olive oil. It is scooped up with pita, raw onion slices, or just a fork. Do NOT use canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)!
Seafood Appetizers


Rating: Unrated
Classic Mediterranean dish using black (preferably Kalamata) olives. This dip is great with pita bread triangles.

Eggplant Antipasto

Rating: Unrated
This dish is easy to prepare and freezes well. Baked eggplant is mixed with an array of vegetables and flavors. It's a great way to make the most of the garden! Serve with crackers or pita bread.

Inspiration and Ideas

Bubbie's Chopped Liver

"Excellent recipe! I added more eggs and touch of mayo. We like to serve this with paper-thin sliced onion on top." – TiddlyWinksChampion

Kicked Up Olives

"Wow, to say we loved these olives is an understatement!" – lutzflcat

Raisin Farfel Kugel

Rating: Unrated

Nice dish for a sweet afternoon snack.