9 Easy Appetizer Recipes for Any Occasion

Caprese Skewers: Thread cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves onto toothpicks. Drizzle with balsamic glaze for a simple and elegant appetizer.

Cucumber Bites: Slice cucumbers into rounds and top with a dollop of cream cheese or goat cheese, along with a sprinkle of herbs or smoked salmon.

Guacamole with Veggie Sticks: Whip up a quick guacamole with mashed avocados, lime juice, diced tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Serve with carrot, celery, and bell pepper sticks.

Bruschetta: Toast slices of baguette and top with diced tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil. It's a classic and refreshing option.

Stuffed Dates: Fill pitted dates with cream cheese or goat cheese, and add a sprinkle of chopped nuts or a drizzle of honey for a sweet and savory treat.

Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Pinwheels: Spread a mixture of spinach, feta cheese, and herbs onto puff pastry, roll it up, slice, and bake until golden brown.

Deviled Eggs: Halve hard-boiled eggs, remove yolks, mix with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and a pinch of paprika, then fill the egg whites for a classic appetizer.

Mini Meatballs: Mix ground meat with breadcrumbs, herbs, and spices, roll into mini meatballs, and bake. Serve with toothpicks and a dipping sauce.

Hummus Trio: Prepare three variations of hummus (classic, roasted red pepper, and spinach-artichoke), and serve with pita chips or vegetable crudités.

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