Everyone looks forward to having appetizers before the main meal!
Finger food can be served with toothpicks or made into small bite sized pieces.
Appetizers served before pizza include savory foods like prosciutto, guacamole, meat balls, and bruschetta.
Prosciutto Appetizer with Cheese
Prosciutto appetizer with cheese is a spicy, creamy appetizer served on a fresh slice of baguette.
The spice of the appetizer comes from a thin layer of red pepper jelly on top of the baguette.
Prosciutto appetizer can be made with either a slice of gouda or Havarti cheese placed on top of the red pepper jelly.
Add a couple of sprigs of arugula and a folded piece for prosciutto.
Drizzle a small amount of balsamic reduction on top of the prosciutto for an added sweet finish to your appetizer.
Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
Roasted cherry tomato bruschetta is served warm, made on crispy garlic crostini’s.
The roasted tomatoes are tossed with fresh basil leaves, and then placed on top of the crostini’s that have been rubbed with garlic.
The bruschetta topped with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese, making it look mouth watering! You can drizzle a little balsamic reduction for a more professional looking appetizer.
Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Bites
Avocado cucumber shrimp bites are a refreshing, spicy appetizer to serve. The shrimp is Cajun style, adding a hint of spice to the appy.
Avocado is mashed with a little lime juice for citusy flavor, and added on top of a slice of cucumber.
Top with a shrimp, and it’s ready to serve! These little cucumber bites look elaborate and taste delightful!
Guacamole is the perfect appetizer to serve before pizza because it’s one the favorite dipping appetizers!
Guacamole is a creamy, chunky dip that you can dip tortilla chips into.
It has a little bit of onion, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice with a hint of garlic salt to add some spice to mashed avocados.
Meat balls are a bite sized appetizer that are packed full of savory flavor and sweet sauce.
Sweet and Tangy Asian meat balls are covered in teriyaki sauce for a sweet and savory flavor.
Garnish the meat balls with fresh parsley and sesame seeds.
You can place a toothpick into each meat ball so it isn’t sticky on your fingers.
Watermelon Feta Bites
Watermelon feta bites are a refreshing appetizer to serve before pizza.
Watermelon is cut with a round cookie cutter, and then it hollowed out with a melon baller.
Dice a bit more watermelon to mix with cucumber and feta cheese. The mixture is tossed with a bit of red wine vinegar and olive oil.
The mixture is placed into the center of the hollowed out round watermelon pieces for vibrant, juicy, creamy appetizer.
You can drizzle a little balsamic reduction on top for a sugary sweet taste complimenting the watermelon flavor.