Start your dinner party off right with the perfect appetizer. Choose from our vast selection of starters – from delicious finger foods to impressive crostini and dips – you won’t be disappointed!
Coat these baked chicken wings in a sticky mixture of orange marmalade, lemon juice, butter and spices. Serve them as an appetizer or a game day snack.
Yield: Makes about 40.
Tags: Freezer Friendly
Cook these fresh mussels before marinating them in a mixture of jarred roasted red peppers, white wine, garlic, herbs, ginger and hot pepper sauce. Serve them on the half shell as an appetizer.
Yield: Makes about 2 dozen.
Tags: Seafood & Fish
A good artichoke dip is always a party pleaser! This tasty dip includes sliced olives and Parmesan cheese for a new take on an old classic.
Yield: Serves 8.
Tags: Vegetarian, Quick
With a splash of green, these skewers are incredibly eye catching. Try using a mandoline to make uniformed slices of zucchini that are thin enough to bend without breaking.
Yield: Makes 8.
Tags: Vegetarian, Nut-Free
Ground chicken makes for delicious meatballs that are lighter than the more common beef or pork versions. Use these meatballs in our Italian Meatball Soup with Vegetables and Orzo, serve them as an appetizer or add them to your favourite pasta sauce.
Yield: Makes 60.
Tags: Freezer Friendly, Make Ahead, Quick
Pakoras are deep-fried fritters, usually served at the beginning of an Indian meal. These vegetable pakoras are made with potato, cauliflower, spinach and chana, which is a chickpea flour. Serve them with your favourite chutney or tamarind sauce.
Yield: Makes about 24.
Tags: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free
Roasted garlic and sage lend a boost of flavour to this white kidney bean hummus. Serve it with pita wedges or raw vegetables.
Yield: Makes 2 cups.
Serve this vegetarian dish as an appetizer in place of chicken wings or meatballs. They go wonderfully with our Indonesian peanut butter-based Gado Gado Dip.
Yield: Makes 16.
Baked onion rings are healthier than the deep fried version, but just as delicious. These oven-baked rings are a great side to serve with a grilled burger or steak.
Yield: Serves 4.
Tags: Vegetarian, Low Sugar, Quick
Enjoy this festive bruschetta, made with tart cranberries, honey and parsley. Serve with a toasted baguette or crackers.
Yield: Makes 32 crostini.
Tags: Charcuterie, Make Ahead, Snack