8 Artichoke Appetizer Ideas

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Artichokes have an earthy flavor and add a ton of savory flavor to chef worthy appetizers.

You can use artichokes to make enticing appetizers like phyllo cups, hummus, dips, pinwheels, and bruschetta.

Artichoke appetizers are typically served warm, right out of the oven. You can even make them ahead of time, and bake them in the oven right before your guests arrive.

Artichoke Parmesan Bites

Artichoke parmesan bites are easy to make, and you can even make them ahead of time.

Artichokes are pulsed in a food processor a couple of times to break them up.

Cream cheese, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and garlic salt are added to the food processor and pulsed a couple more times to combine the ingredients.

The cream cheese mixture is spooned into phyllo cups, and baked in the oven for 20 minutes until the tops of the cheese begin to brown.

Garnish with a few chopped up chives.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is a creamy, hot dip you can serve with baguette slices, or crackers.

Garlic is cooked in olive oil in a frying pan until it releases its aromas.

Spinach is added to the pan and wilts as it cooks. Once it’s done cooking, remove it from it from the heat source.

Cream cheese is mixed together with sour cream, mayo, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and a little hot sauce.

Cooked spinach is added to the cream cheese mixture along with chopped up artichoke hearts.

Spinach and artichoke dip is placed in a baking dish and baked in the oven for about 20 minutes.

The dip is finished baking when the cheese begins to brown and bubble.

Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels

Spinach and artichoke pinwheels are made with puff pastry dough.

Spinach is mixed together with mayo, chopped up artichoke hearts, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper.

Spinach mixture is spread on top of the rolled out puff pastry dough.

The dough is sliced into 1/2″ thick slices and then arranged on a baking sheet.

Egg wash is brushed onto the spinach and artichoke pinwheels, and then baked in the oven for about 20 minutes.

The artichoke appetizer pinwheels are finished baking when the pastry turns golden brown.

Artichoke Bruschetta

Artichoke bruschetta is a creamy and cheesy bruschetta that is broiled in the oven until the tops begin bubbling and turn golden brown.

Cream cheese is mixed together with mayo, chopped up artichoke hearts, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese, and garlic salt.

The cream cheese mixture is spooned onto a slice of baguette, and broiled in the oven for a couple of minutes to make the artichoke appetizer bruschetta.

Garnish with fresh parsley and a sprinkle of paprika.

Lemon Parmesan Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms

Lemon parmesan stuffed artichoke bottoms are a creamy and citrusy artichoke appetizer.

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, mayo, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, pine nuts, fresh parsley, and pepper is mixed together in a bowl to make the base of the appetizer.

The cheese mixture is spooned onto the artichoke bottoms and baked in the oven until the center begins turning brown and bubbling.

Garnish with chopped parsley and serve warm, right out of the oven.

Crab Artichoke Dip

Crab artichoke dip is a hot, cheesy dip you can serve right out of the oven.

Cream cheese, mayo, minced garlic, artichokes, crab meat, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, sliced green onions, chopped red peppers, and a little cayenne pepper are mixed together and then placed in a heat proof dish.

Crab artichoke dip is baked in the oven until the cheese begins to brown on the top.

You can serve your crab artichoke appetizer with crostini’s, tortilla chips, crackers, baguette slices, carrot sticks, or bell pepper sticks.

Artichoke Parmesan Dip

Artichoke parmesan dip is a chilled dip you can serve with crostini’s, crackers, or baguette slices.

Cream cheese, mayo, garlic powder, and horseradish, are mixed together in a food processor.

Artichokes and freshly grated Parmesan cheese is added to the cream cheese mixture and blended together.

Artichoke parmesan dip is served chilled, so place it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.

Artichoke Hummus

Artichoke hummus is made by cooking chickpeas with water and baking soda until they’re a bit mushy.

In a food processor, tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, and a bit of chickpea brine is blended together.

Cooked chickpeas are added to the food processor until the hummus becomes glossy and thick.

Artichokes are added to the food processor, making the hummus a little lumpy. If you want a smoother consistency for your hummus continue blending it for a little longer.

To serve, place the hummus on a serving plate, and drizle olive oil over it. Garnish with paprika and black pepper.

You can serve artichoke hummus with carrot sticks, cucumber slices, celery sticks, pita bread, crackers, or pita chips.

Artichoke Appetizer ideas

6 Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Recipe Ideas

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Fresh mozzarella is a luscious and rich addition to pasta. Fresh mozzarella has a creamy and soft texture, which adds a mild, cheese flavoring to finished pasta.

Most pasta’s have fresh mozzarella pieces added at the end of the cooking process.

It’ll stay in a large piece, instead of melting in.

You can also use fresh mozzarella to stuff into ravioli along with ricotta cheese.

Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Recipes

Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Pistachio pesto pasta is a nutty flavored pasta that is finished off with fresh mozzarella.

Pistachio pesto is made by adding fresh mint, oregano, basil leaves to a food processor along with pistachio nuts.

Minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt are added and blended together until the pesto is smooth and oily.

Pistachio pesto is added to cooked pasta and zucchini slices. Zucchini can be cooked along with pasta in the last couple of minutes in the cooking time.

Garnish pasta with pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese, pistachio nuts, and fresh basil leaves.

Creamy Tomato Pasta

Creamy tomato pasta is made by cooking onions in butter and minced garlic in pot on medium heat.

Tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and red pepper flakes are added to the pot to create the base of the creamy tomato sauce.

Heavy cream is added for the rich sauce flavoring, along with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.

When the cheese has melted into the sauce, it’s ready to serve.

Garnish with pieces of fresh mozzarella, and a couple of basil leaves.

Spaghetti Margarita Pasta

Spaghetti margarita pasta is a tomato pasta with a creamy fresh mozzarella cheese finish.

The tomato sauce is made by cooking butter with minced garlic and olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat.

Halved grape tomatoes are added to the saucepan with a bit of sugar to sweeten the acidic tomatoes.

Fresh basil leaves are added to finish off the sauce, and then it’s tossed with cooked spaghetti.

Shaved Parmesan cheese, and pieces of fresh mozzarella are added and mixed into the hot pasta, which will let them melt and add a creamy, rich flavoring.

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is a savory pasta made with fresh mozzarella cheese that’s baked in the oven.

Chicken is tenderized and soaked in egg. Chicken is covered in a mixture of bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.

Chicken is baked in the oven, and then a little bit of tomato sauce is poured overtop. A slice of fresh mozzarella is placed on top of the chicken and baked until the cheese begins bubbling.

Serve chicken Parmesan over spaghetti coated in tomato sauce.

Mozzarella Basil Gnocchi

Mozzarella basil gnocchi is a quick and easy weeknight dinner you can make!

Gnocchi is cooked with olive oil and minced garlic.

Tomato sauce and red pepper flakes are added to the pan for a bit of spicy tomato sauce.

Fresh basil leaves are stirred in to add a little bit of peppery finish to the sauce.

Finish off by adding slices of fresh mozzarella to the top of the pasta. You can add a lid on top of the pan to melt the cheese.

You can serve your fresh mozzarella pasta with garlic bread, or Caesar salad if desired.

Lemon and Mozzarella Ravioli

Lemon and mozzarella ravioli is a citrusy and creamy, rich pasta.

Fresh mozzarella is placed in a food processor with ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Spoon cheese mixture onto a fresh pasta sheet, and fold and press the edges of the ravioli.

Boil ravioli until the pasta is cooked through.

Fresh mozzarella ravioli is served with brown butter and sage sauce.

Garnish with Parmesan cheese shavings.

Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Recipe ideas

13 Basil Appetizer Ideas

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Fresh basil leaves add a peppery flavoring to classic appetizers like roasted tomato bruschetta.

You can make a wide variety of savory appetizers with fresh basil leaves including crostini’s, flatbread, breadsticks, and finger food appetizers.

Try making one of these chef worthy appetizers for your next party!

Prosciutto and Brie on Artisan Crackers

Prosciutto and brie on artisan crackers is a crispy appetizer with a sweetened finish to it.

Artisan crackers are arranged on a plate, and topped with a slice of brie cheese on each of them.

Basil leaves are placed on top of the brie, along with strips of prosciutto that are placed in a folded shape.

A couple sprigs of arugula are placed on top of the prosciutto to complete the base of the appetizer.

Drizzle a bit of honey and balsamic reduction all over the artisan crackers and enjoy!

Basil Appetizers recipe ideas

Watermelon Bruschetta

Watermelon bruschetta has creamy undertones, mixed with refreshing watermelon and sweet balsamic reducion.

Watermelon bruschetta is made by whipping together feta cheese and ricotta cheese.

Baguette slices are toasted and then a layer of the whipped ricotta and feta cheese is spread on top.

Watermelon is cubed into small pieces, and placed on top of the creamy layer.

Add a little freshly chopped chives, basil leaves, and ground pepper to the bruschetta.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and your watermelon bruschetta is ready to be served.

Basil Appetizer ideas

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, and a drizzle balsamic vinegar.

Basil Appetizer crostini ideas

Lemon Basil Ricotta Crostini

Lemon basil ricotta crostini has a refreshing citrusy flavor to it.

Ricotta is mixed together with lemon zest, black pepper, and salt for a rich base to the crostini.

Freshly made crostini’s are baked in the oven, and layered with the ricotta mixture.

Add a couple of strips of fresh basil leaves to the tops of the crostini’s.

Drizzle olive oil on top and enjoy!

Whipped Feta with Roasted Strawberries

Whipped feta with roasted strawberries is a warm strawberry appetizer served with toasted crusty bread for dipping.

Diced strawberries are roasted in the oven with balsamic vinegar and honey until the juices are released from the strawberries.

In the meantime, feta is whipped in a food processor along with Greek yogurt, olive oil, and pepper.

To assemble, spread a thin layer of whipped feta on top of a slice of crusty bread, and top with roasted strawberries.

Garnish with thin strips of fresh basil leaves.

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick appetizer.

Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.

Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.

To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.

A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.

Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.

Basil toothpick Appetizer ideas

Prosciutto and Apple Crostini

Prosciutto and apple crostini is made by adding a layer of fig jam on top of a freshly prepared crostini.

A fresh leaf of basil is added on top of the fig jam.

A thin slice of apple is added to the crostini along with a strip of prosciutto.

The prosciutto appetizer is topped with balsamic reduction to give it a sweet finish.

Basil Appetizers with crostini's

Pepperoni Caprese Bites

Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.

To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.

Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.

Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Basil flatbread Appetizers

Simple Mozzarella Bruschetta

Simple mozzarella bruschetta is a tasty appetizer you can serve warm, right out of the oven.

Make your own crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing olive oil on to one side of the bread, and then broiling it in the oven for 2 minutes until it’s toasted.

Assemble the bruschetta by putting one slice of tomato, and one slice of mozzarella onto the crostini’s. Add a couple basil leaves to the bruschetta, and then broil in the oven until the cheese has started to melt.

Drizzle balsamic reduction over the bruschetta and enjoy!

Strawberry Bruschetta with Cream Cheese

Strawberry bruschetta with cream cheese is a sweet balsamic appetizer.

Cream cheese is mixed with vanilla extract and a bit of sugar.

A baguette is sliced into thin pieces, and toasted to create the bottom layer of the bruschetta.

To assemble the bruschetta, a thin layer of vanilla cream cheese is spread on the freshly toasted baguette slice.

The cream cheese will melt a little from the warmed bread.

Sliced strawberries are added on top of the cream cheese, with a couple strips of basil leaves.

Strawberry bruschetta is finished off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Pizza Focaccia Breadsticks

Pizza focaccia breadsticks are served with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Focaccia bread is made fresh, and then topped with olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic powder prior to baking.

The bread is baked in the oven until the edges are crispy and golden brown.

After it comes out of the oven, the focaccia bread is topped with shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.

The cheese is broiled until it’s a bubbling and brown.

Garnish with fresh basil leaves, and serve the focaccia bread appetizer warm, right out of the oven.

Serve the focaccia appetizer with your favorite warmed up pizza sauce, and enjoy!

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

Spicy Italian sausage dip is a hot, creamy sausage dip served with crackers or crostini’s.

Spicy Italian sausage is cooked and broken up into smaller pieces.

The sausage is mixed with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese to create the base of the dip.

Sausage dip is spiced with red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Diced tomatoes and banana peppers are added to the dip, and then it can be placed in a heat proof dish.

The sausage dip is topped with more mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven until the cheese has started to brown.

Garnish with strips of fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.

9 Feta Appetizer Ideas

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Feta cheese is a sharp, salty cheese you can use as a base to create chef worthy appetizers that will impress your dinner party guests!

You can make bruschetta, toothpick watermelon bites, spinach dip, phyllo cups, and deviled eggs, using feta cheese as the key ingredient in these fancy appetizers.

Feta Appetizer recipe ideas

Watermelon Cups

Watermelon cups are circular appetizers filled with cucumbers and feta.

The cup portion of the watermelon is made by using a circular cookie cutter (I used a scone cutter since it has a handle on top – made it much easier!).

Cut the watermelon with the circular cookie cutter until you’ve made enough for your appetizer.

Next up, a melon baller is used to scoop the inside of the circle. A melon baller makes the inside a perfect circle, but if you don’t have one you can always use a spoon!

The watermelon cut from the center is diced into small pieces and placed in a bowl.

Cucumber cut into a similar sizing as the watermelon pieces and added to the bowl with the watermelon. Feta cheese is crumbed into the bowl to make the base of the filling.

A little red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper seasons the cucumber and watermelon. Mix them together and then spoon the filling back into the watermelon cups.

Top with a little more crumbled feta and it’s all finished.

Watermelon cups are the perfect addition to a summer BBQ.

Feta Appetizer recipe ideas

Whipped Feta with Roasted Strawberries

Whipped feta with roasted strawberries is a warm strawberry appetizer served with toasted crusty bread for dipping.

Diced strawberries are roasted in the oven with balsamic vinegar and honey until the juices are released from the strawberries.

In the meantime, feta is whipped in a food processor along with Greek yogurt, olive oil, and pepper.

To assemble, spread a thin layer of whipped feta on top of a slice of crusty bread, and top with roasted strawberries.

Garnish with thin strips of fresh basil leaves.

Avocado Mousse

Avocado mousse is a creamy, filling mousse you can use on top of crostini’s or crackers for a delicious appetizer.

Avocado mousse is made by blending the flesh of a few avocados, diced serrano peppers, spices and whipping cream in a food processor.

Avocado mousse is flavored with garlic, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and sugar, making it the perfect base of a cracker for an appetizer.

Once the mousse has been pulsed together, it’s piped onto a crostini, and then a bit of crumbled feta is sprinkled on top of the mousse to finish it off.

Watermelon Bruschetta

Watermelon bruschetta has creamy undertones, mixed with refreshing watermelon and sweet balsamic reducion.

Watermelon bruschetta is made by whipping together feta cheese and ricotta cheese.

Baguette slices are toasted and then a layer of the whipped ricotta and feta cheese is spread on top.

Watermelon is cubed into small pieces, and placed on top of the creamy layer.

Add a little freshly chopped chives, basil leaves, and ground pepper to the bruschetta.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and your watermelon bruschetta is ready to be served.

Feta Appetizer ideas

Whipped Feta and Strawberry Phyllo Cups

Whipped feta and strawberry phyllo cups

Feta is crumbled and placed in a food processor and blended until the pieces are quite small.

Cream cheese, honey, lemon zest are added to the food processor and blended until smooth.

The feta and cream cheese citrus mixture is piped into the phyllo cups as the base of the appetizer.

Diced strawberries are placed on top of the cream cheese mixture in the phyllo cup.

To garnish, add a sprig of mint, and a little drizzled balsamic reduction.

Roasted Cauliflower and Feta Dip

Roasted cauliflower and feta dip is a dip you can serve warm, or chilled.

Cauliflower florets are roasted in the oven with onion powder, garlic powder and olive oil until they are fork tender.

The cauliflower should be cooled for a bit, then you can puree it in a food processor.

Add crumbled feta, Greek yogurt, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice to the food processor and blend together to create a smooth dip.

Top the dip with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped up chives, and a few chili pepper flakes.

Roasted cauliflower and feta dip goes well with pita chips, crostini’s, carrots, or celery for dipping.

Corn Deviled Eggs

Corn deviled eggs are a vibrantly colored corn appetizer that can be prepared ahead of time.

Corn deviled eggs are made by making boiled eggs, cutting them in half, and removing the cooked egg yolks into the small bowl.

The eggs yolks are mashed and combined with mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and feta cheese.

The egg mixture is piped back into the halved white of the egg.

Garnish with chopped up red onions, corn, chili powder, and fresh cilantro leaves.

Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is a creamy, warm appetizer served with bread.

Spinach dip is made by adding cooked spinach, blended artichokes, spices, and mozzarella cheese all blended together.

Spinach dip is a vibrant green color, topped with even more cheese. Feta is crumbled on top to this thick, cheesy dip!

Watermelon Skewers

Watermelon skewers are simple to make, but have a ton of flavor!

The mint and watermelon mixed together with the tart feta cheese makes these watermelon skewers irresistible!

To make this simple watermelon appetizer, cut watermelon and feta into similar sized cubes or rectangles.

Stack them on top of one another, and then add a large mint leaf on top.

Place a toothpick through the stack, and garnish with a bit of pepper.

You can drizzle balsamic vinegar on top if desired.

Feta Appetizer recipes

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

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Vegan cookies and cream ice cream is made using coconut milk for a rich, creamy ice cream treat.

You can taste test the ice cream to make sure it’s the right flavor for your liking. If you want it a bit sweeter, add more sugar.

If you want more of the vanilla flavor to come through, use vanilla bean paste instead of vanilla extract.

Create your own version of vegan cookies and cream ice cream right at home with only a few simple ingredients.

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Make sure to freeze your vegan cookies and cream ice cream for at least 6-24 hours after making it to let it harden enough for ice cream. When it comes out of the ice cream maker it has the consistency of soft serve.

You can assemble your own ice cream sandwiches by putting a heaping spoonful of ice cream in between 2 Oreo cookies for a special after dinner treat!

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Vegan cookies and cream ice cream is a rich, coconut flavored ice cream you can enjoy on a hot summer evening!

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with coconut milk

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

How to make vegan cookies and cream ice cream
Prep Time15 mins
Churning Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: vegan ice cream
Yield: 4 servings

Equipment

  • 1 Ice Cream Maker

Materials

  • 1 400 ml can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1/3-1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 9 Oreo Cookies chopped

Instructions

  • Freeze your ice cream bowl for 24 hours.
  • Combine together 1 can of coconut milk, 1/3-1/2 cup sugar, and 2 tsp of vanilla extract in a measuring cup that is easily pourable. (4 cup liquid measure works well.) Mix together with a spatula until the sugar has fully dissolved. Taste test your ice cream! Make sure you like the sweetness and vanilla flavoring to your liking. You can always add a little more of either to suit your preference.
  • Assemble your ice cream maker. Turn it on, and pour the ice cream mix into the frozen ice cream bowl. Let it churn for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, cut the cookies into small pieces so they will be easily mixed in the ice cream.
  • Pour the cookies into the ice cream after the initial 20 minutes of churning. Let them mix in until they're fully mixed into the vegan cookies and cream ice cream (1-2 minutes).
  • Turn off the ice cream maker. Spoon the ice cream into an airtight container and freeze for minimum 6 hours to make it harden up. Otherwise, it will be more like soft serve when it comes out of the ice cream maker.
Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

7 Cold Prosciutto Appetizer Ideas

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Prosciutto is a versatile meat you can use as the base to create chef worthy savory appetizers.

You can use prosciutto paired with your favorite cheese to make crostini’s and fancy cracker appetizers.

Prosciutto and Brie on Artisan Crackers

Prosciutto and brie on artisan crackers is a crispy appetizer with a sweetened finish to it.

Artisan crackers are arranged on a plate, and topped with a slice of brie cheese on each of them.

Basil leaves are placed on top of the brie, along with strips of prosciutto that are placed in a folded shape.

A couple sprigs of arugula are placed on top of the prosciutto to complete the base of the appetizer.

Drizzle a bit of honey and balsamic reduction all over the artisan crackers and enjoy!

Cold Prosciutto Appetizer ideas

Prosciutto Havarti Appetizer

Prosciutto Havarti crostini is made by adding a thin layer of red pepper jelly on top of a fresh slice of bread.

A layer of Havarti cheese is placed on top of the red pepper jelly.

Arugula leaves are added on top of the Havarti.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the arugula, and drizzled with balsamic reduction.

Cold Prosciutto Appetizer recipes

Prosciutto and Apple Crostini

Prosciutto and apple crostini is made by adding a layer of fig jam on top of a freshly prepared crostini.

A fresh leaf of basil is added on top of the fig jam.

A thin slice of apple is added to the crostini along with a strip of prosciutto.

The prosciutto appetizer is topped with balsamic reduction to give it a sweet finish.

Cold Prosciutto Appetizers

Prosciutto Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

Prosciutto crostini with balsamic glaze is made by adding a slice of burrata cheese on top of a prepared crostini piece.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the cheese, and then balsamic glaze and honey are drizzled on top.

The crostini appetizer is garnished with a couple strips of fresh basil leaves.

Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini

Prosciutto goat cheese crostini is made by spreading a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the prepared crostini.

Fig jam is layered on top of the goat cheese, adding a bit of sweetness to the crostini appetizer.

Take a slice of prosciutto and a basil leaf and put them together.

Then roll them up and place them on the crostini and serve!

The rolled prosciutto crostini appetizer makes them look professional and eye catching.

Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites

Prosciutto wrapped apple bites are a crunchy, fruit filled appetizer.

Honey crisp apples are sliced, and layered with a piece of white cheddar, and couple of sprigs of arugula.

Prosciutto is wrapped around the stack until it’s fully covered.

Garnish with a bit of of black pepper and enjoy!

Peach and Prosciutto Crostini

Peach and prosciutto crostini appetizer is made by first creating an herbed ricotta mixture.

Ricotta cheese is placed in a food processor until smooth. To make it extra rich, heavy cream is added to the ricotta cheese.

Fresh basil and parsley is added to the ricotta mixture for the first layer of the crostini appetizer.

Next, the prosciutto is crisped in a frying pan for a couple of minutes.

This will give the prosciutto a crunchy texture for the appetizer.

To assemble, add a layer of the ricotta mixture on the crostini.

Add a slice of peach on top of the ricotta cheese.

Place a few small pieces of the crisped prosciutto on top of the peaches.

Add a fresh basil leaf, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and olive oil to top off the crostini appetizer.

9 Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Recipe Ideas

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Fresh mozzarella is a creamy, rich cheese you can use to make specialty appetizers for your next party.

You can make finger appetizers like fruit caprese skewers, crostini’s or bruschetta.

You can also make easy handheld appetizers like flatbreads with pesto or prosciutto and peach flavors.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer ideas

Fresh Mozzarella and Watermelon Skewers

Fresh mozzarella and watermelon skewers have a citrusy honey lime drizzle on them.

Watermelon is made into balls using a melon baller. Onto each skewer, a piece of watermelon, and a piece of fresh mozzarella is alternated until the entire skewer is full.

Fresh lime juice is mixed with lime zest, salt, and honey for the coating on the skewers.

Drizzle the sauce on top of the skewers, and serve immediately.

Pesto Flatbread

Pesto flatbread is made by using pesto as the pizza sauce.

Slices of mozzarella cheese and sundried tomatoes are arranged over the flatbread and then it’s baked in the oven.

After the flatbread comes out of the oven, more fresh pesto is spooned onto the flatbread. This gives the flatbread more of a burst of pesto flavor for this savory appetizer.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Recipes

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick appetizer.

Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.

Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.

To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.

A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.

Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Recipes

Peach Caprese Appetizer

Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.

In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.

On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.

Pepperoni Caprese Bites

Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.

To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.

Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.

Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

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Caprese Pesto Crostini

Caprese pesto crostini’s are made by marinating cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dried basil leaves and olive oil.

Once you’ve made your crostini’s and they have cooled, fresh pesto is spread on the crostini.

Mozzarella slices and cherry tomatoes are placed on top of the layer of pesto.

Finally, the pesto appetizer is topped with freshly chopped basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

Simple Mozzarella Bruschetta

Simple mozzarella bruschetta is a tasty appetizer you can serve warm, right out of the oven.

Make your own crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing olive oil on to one side of the bread, and then broiling it in the oven for 2 minutes until it’s toasted.

Assemble the bruschetta by putting one slice of tomato, and one slice of mozzarella onto the crostini’s. Add a couple basil leaves to the bruschetta, and then broil in the oven until the cheese has started to melt.

Drizzle balsamic reduction over the bruschetta and enjoy!

Prosciutto Peach Skewer

Prosciutto peach skewer uses fresh peaches wrapped in prosciutto.

Fresh mozzarella is added to the skewer for a creamy, cheesy addition to the juicy peaches.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey to finish off this delicious tangy appetizer.

7 Egg Appetizer Ideas

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Eggs are a universal food that you can serve not only at breakfast, but also as a fancy appetizer.

Most of the recipes use hard boiled or soft boiled eggs to create their alluring savory appetizers.

You can make eggs into appetizers like sliders, lettuce wraps, crostini’s, and deviled eggs.

Try making one of these intriguing egg appetizers for your next dinner party to impress your guests!

Egg Appetizer Ideas

BLT Egg Sliders

BLT egg sliders are adorable egg appetizers that look like miniature burgers.

BLT egg sliders are made by cooking hard boiled eggs and then cutting them in half to create the “buns”.

The bottom half of the “buns” need to have a little bit of the bottom of the egg cut off so it can sit flat on a serving plate.

Add a little salt, pepper, and your favorite sauce (ketchup, mustard, mayo, hot sauce, horseradish) to the bottom half of the egg.

Assemble the egg sliders by placing a strip of freshly cooked bacon, a slice of tomato to fit right inside the slider, and a piece of lettuce.

Top the slider with the other half of the egg to make the sliders complete.

Garnish the egg sliders by adding a little more pepper and sesame seeds.

Place a toothpick through the egg slider to make sure it stays together.

You can make these ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

Blue Cheese and Asparagus Deviled Eggs

Blue cheese and asparagus deviled eggs are upright deviled eggs, with a piece of asparagus poking out of it, making it look like a chef worthy egg appetizer.

To make the hardboiled eggs stand upright, cut off a small piece from the bottom to create a flat surface for the egg to sit up on a serving plate.

Cut off the top part of the egg (1/2-1/3 of the egg) to expose the egg yolk. Remove the egg yolks and place them in a bowl.

Cook the bacon, and then use the bacon grease to cook the asparagus with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Place the bacon in a food processor and blend until it’s crumbly, and set aside for it to be used later.

In the same food processor that is coated in bacon fat, add egg yolks, mayo, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, and a couple cloves of roasted garlic. Blend together until it’s smooth and pipable.

Pipe roasted garlic egg mixture into the upright egg whites.

Stick a small piece of asparagus (cut to size) into the upright egg.

Top the eggs with crumbled bacon, blue cheese pieces, smoked paprika, and a few chives.

You can make these tasty deviled eggs ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them to your guests.

Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Egg salad lettuce wraps are a cold lettuce wrap that you can make in advance to your company coming over.

Egg salad lettuce wraps are made by mixing together mayo, sour cream, capers, green onions, shredded carrots, chopped red peppers, and a little salt and pepper.

Eggs are hardboiled, and then chopped into small pieces.

Chopped egg pieces are folded into the egg salad base, and then spooned onto a piece of Bibb lettuce.

You can use another type of lettuce like iceberg lettuce. Iceberg lettuce works well for a crunchy lettuce texture for your lettuce wraps.

Ricotta Cheese Egg Bites

Ricotta cheese egg bites are a simple quick bread and look like small muffins for easy eating!

Ricotta is mixed together with almond milk until the ricotta is thinned out a little.

Whiskey eggs are mixed into the ricotta mixture, along with chopped peppers, diced onions, a little sea salt, and garlic powder to create the egg bite batter.

The egg batter is baked in the oven in a muffin tin.

After the egg bites have come out of the oven, garnish with a little pepper and serve warm, right out of the oven.

Bacon and Egg Crostini with Roasted Garlic Aioli and Avocado

Egg crostini’s are a fancy egg appetizer you can make by layering a couple of savory ingredients.

Make your own fresh crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing a little olive oil on them, and broiling them for 2 minutes.

After they come out of the oven, spread a layer of roasted garlic aioli over the crostini.

Hard boil your eggs, and cut them into slices. Place a slice on top of the roasted garlic aioli.

Add crispy bacon bits to the top of the crostini, and a few pieces of chopped up avocado.

Serve immediately.

Ricotta Egg Crostini

Ricotta egg crostini’s are a savory egg bruschetta you can make by soft boiling eggs.

Assemble the bruschetta by mixing together chopped cherry tomatoes, strips of basil leaves, and olive oil.

Toast the crostini’s, and spread a layer of ricotta on top.

Spoon the bruschetta mixture over top of the ricotta.

Cut the egg into slices, and place on top of the crostini’s.

Deviled Egg Dip

Deviled egg dip is a chilled dip you can make ahead of time.

Deviled egg dip is made by cooking eggs until they are hardboiled, and then separating the egg whites and egg yolks.

Reserve 1/2 of the egg whites, and place the rest of the egg whites and yolks in a food processor.

The eggs are blended with mayonnaise, stone ground mustard, cream cheese, and white wine vinegar until the mixture is glossy and rich.

Chop up the reserved egg whites and fold them in to the egg mixture from the food processor, along with a bit of hot sauce and chives.

The chopped egg whites makes the dip be a little fuller, and chunky.

Place the dip in a serving dish, and garnish with paprika and chives.

You can serve deviled egg dip with crackers, pita chips, or tortilla chips for a delicious egg appetizer.

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9 Strawberry Appetizer Ideas

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Strawberries add a burst of fruity flavor to make alluring appetizers.

Strawberries have a vibrant color, and their juicy flavoring makes for mouthwatering appetizers.

You can use strawberries to make strawberry caprese bites, strawberry salsa, deviled strawberries (similar to deviled eggs), strawberry bruschetta, and strawberry phyllo cups.

Try making one these unique appetizers for your next party or family get together!

Strawberry Appetizers

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick appetizer.

Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.

Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.

To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.

A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.

Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.

Whipped Feta with Roasted Strawberries

Whipped feta with roasted strawberries is a warm strawberry appetizer served with toasted crusty bread for dipping.

Diced strawberries are roasted in the oven with balsamic vinegar and honey until the juices are released from the strawberries.

In the meantime, feta is whipped in a food processor along with Greek yogurt, olive oil, and pepper.

To assemble, spread a thin layer of whipped feta on top of a slice of crusty bread, and top with roasted strawberries.

Garnish with thin strips of fresh basil leaves.

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry salsa is a refreshing, and spicy salsa you can serve with tortilla chips for dipping on a hot summer day.

Strawberry salsa is made by adding diced strawberries, chopped red onions, and finely chopped jalapeno peppers to create the base of the salsa.

Sugar, lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, salt, pepper and white balsamic vinegar are added to the salsa base to flavor the salsa.

You can serve it right away, or place it in the fridge to chill before your guests arrive.

Deviled Strawberries

Deviled strawberries are refreshing appetizer that would go well for a summer party.

Deviled strawberries are made by cutting the strawberries in half, and then cutting the back of the strawberries for them to be able to sit flat on a plate.

Using a melon baller, the center of the halved strawberries are scooped out to make way for the filling.

The filling is made by mixing together cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Whipped cream is beaten until stiff peaks, and then folded into the cream cheese filling.

The filling is piped into the strawberries with the star tip, creating ridges on the edges of the filling.

To garnish, sprinkle a couple of graham cracker crumbs. You can make this strawberry appetizer ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

Strawberry Bruschetta with Cream Cheese

Strawberry bruschetta with cream cheese is a creamy and fruity flavored bruschetta.

Cream cheese mixed together with vanilla extract and sugar to add sweet vanilla notes.

Strawberries are diced and tossed with balsamic reduction and strips of fresh basil leaves.

When you’re ready to serve your bruschetta, prepare the baguette slices by toasting them in the oven for a couple of minutes.

Assemble the strawberry appetizer by placing a thin layer of cream cheese, and a spoonful of strawberries.

Serve immediately.

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Dip

Strawberry cream cheese dip is an easy appetizer to make that doesn’t require any baking or mix master!

Thaw frozen strawberries with sugar and balsamic vinegar. Sugar will draw out the flavor of the strawberries.

Once the strawberries have thawed, mash them together to make the sauce for your dip.

Place a brick of cream cheese on a serving plate, and top with mashed strawberry sauce.

Garnish with thin strips of fresh basil leaves.

Serve strawberry cream cheese appetizer with pita chips or crackers for dipping.

Strawberry Balsamic Crostini

Strawberry balsamic crostini is has a creamy and fruity flavoring to it.

Crostini’s are made fresh in the oven by slicing a baguette and brushing each slice with oil.

The baguette pieces are toasted in the oven for 2 minutes until they begin turning light brown.

After the baguette slices have finished toasting, they are topped with a thin layer of ricotta cheese.

Strawberries are sliced and placed on top of the ricotta.

To garnish, drizzle a little balsamic reduction, and add a couple strips of fresh basil leaves to the top of the strawberry appetizer.

Whipped Feta and Strawberry Phyllo Cups

Whipped feta and strawberry phyllo cups

Feta is crumbled and placed in a food processor and blended until the pieces are quite small.

Cream cheese, honey, lemon zest are added to the food processor and blended until smooth.

The feta and cream cheese citrus mixture is piped into the phyllo cups as the base of the appetizer.

Diced strawberries are placed on top of the cream cheese mixture in the phyllo cup.

To garnish, add a sprig of mint, and a little drizzled balsamic reduction.

Brie with Strawberries and Balsamic

Brie with strawberries and balsamic is a warm strawberry appetizer you can serve with crackers or baguette slices.

Brie cheese is grilled or baked until it’s melted through.

Diced strawberries are mixed with a freshly made balsamic glaze, and toasted pecans.

The brie is topped with the strawberry mixture and served warm with bread.

12 Balsamic Vinegar Appetizers

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Balsamic vinegar is a tart sauce you can use to drizzle on cracker or bread appetizers.

Balsamic vinegar brings the flavors of meat, cheese, herbs, and spices for a savory appetizer flavoring.

Balsamic vinegar is a sharp flavor, whereas balsamic reduction is a sweeter flavoring. You can use them almost interchangeably, depending on your taste preferences.

Prosciutto Brie Appetizer

Arrange a few artisan crackers on a serving plate. Top the specialty crackers with a slice of brie cheese, fresh basil, prosciutto, and arugula.

Once you’re ready to serve the appetizer, top with a drizzle of honey and balsamic vinegar for a sweet finish.

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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, and a drizzle balsamic vinegar.

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Strawberry Bruschetta with Cream Cheese

Strawberry bruschetta with cream cheese is a sweet balsamic appetizer.

Cream cheese is mixed with vanilla extract and a bit of sugar.

A baguette is sliced into thin pieces, and toasted to create the bottom layer of the bruschetta.

To assemble the bruschetta, a thin layer of vanilla cream cheese is spread on the freshly toasted baguette slice.

The cream cheese will melt a little from the warmed bread.

Sliced strawberries are added on top of the cream cheese, with a couple strips of basil leaves.

Strawberry bruschetta is finished off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Watermelon Feta Bites

Watermelon feta bites are a refreshing appetizer you can serve at a summertime BBQ.

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 vinegar on top for a complimentary flavor with watermelon.

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Prosciutto Peach Skewer

Prosciutto peach skewer uses fresh peaches wrapped in prosciutto.

Fresh mozzarella is added to the skewer for a creamy, cheesy addition to the juicy peaches.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey to finish off this delicious tangy appetizer.

Caprese Pesto Crostini

Caprese pesto crostini’s are made by marinating cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dried basil leaves and olive oil.

Once you’ve made your crostini’s and they have cooled, fresh pesto is spread on the crostini.

Mozzarella slices and cherry tomatoes are placed on top of the layer of pesto.

Finally, the pesto appetizer is topped with freshly chopped basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

Raw Apple Crostini

Raw apple appetizer is made by adding a layer of fig jam on top of a freshly prepared crostini.

A fresh leaf of basil is added on top of the fig jam.

A thin slice of apple is added to the crostini along with a strip of prosciutto.

The prosciutto appetizer is finished off with the balsamic vinegar drizzled on top.

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Roasted Grape Crostini

Roasted grape crostini is a warm crostini appetizer bursting with grape flavor.

The grapes are roasted in the oven with a bit of olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper until they burst in the oven and release their juices.

After the grapes come out of the oven, they are drizzled with balsamic vinegar for a bit of an acidic finish.

The crostini is assembled by putting a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the crostini, a layer of roasted grapes, and then topping with chopped up walnuts.

Honey is drizzled on top of the crostini for a sweeter finish.

Peach Caprese Appetizer

Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.

In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.

On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.

Prosciutto Havarti Crostini

Prosciutto Havarti crostini is made by adding a thin layer of red pepper jelly on top of a freshly baked crostini.

A layer of Havarti cheese is placed on top of the red pepper jelly.

Arugula leaves are added on top of the Havarti.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the arugula, and then is topped with balsamic vinegar for this colorful and flavorful crostini appetizer.

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Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Oil and Vinegar

One of the most classic appetizers to use balsamic vinegar is to use it as a dipping sauce for bread.

You can use your favorite focaccia bread recipe, and then dip it in extra virgin olive oil, with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar on top of the olive oil.

The combination of oil and tart balsamic is a savory appetizer when paired with warm focaccia bread.

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