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Appetizers

There’s nothing like a good appetizer to kick off a gathering, large or small, with friends and family. In this collection you will find all of my appetizer recipes, ranging from homemade ranch with Greek yogurt to classic keftedes or tiropitas, two favorite Greek recipes.

Raw beet dip over Greek yogurt.

Raw Beet Dip with Greek Yogurt

A platter of tzatziki, drizzled with olive oil aside pita.

Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)

A platter of broiled shishito peppers with avocado cream.

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Avocado Crema

A plate of Korean hot tuna aside toasty bread.

Korean Double Hot Tuna with Crostini

Overhead shot of pickled carrots and cauliflower in glass jars.

Simple Pickled Crudité

Homemade ranch dip in a bowl.

Homemade Ranch Dip with Greek Yogurt

Sun-dried tomato and spinach pesto in a bowl aside bread.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Pesto with Crostini

A platter of corn fritters

Corn Fritters with Cheddar & Scallions

Bowl of just-roasted balsamic mini peppers.

4-Ingredient Balsamic Roasted Mini Peppers

endive and carrots with white bean and chutney spread

Marisa McClellan’s Blank Slate White Bean Dip with Apple Chutney

Orange, Arugula & Fennel Salad

Teri’s Sliced Orange Salad with Arugula, Fennel & Shaved Parmesan

A cheese cloth-lined sieve holding homemade ricotta.

How to Make Ricotta from Scratch

19 Festive Appetizers to Ring in the New Year

19 Festive Appetizers to Ring in the New Year

Maydan's mouth-watering beet dip lives up to the hype.

Maydan’s Beet-Labneh Dip

A steamer filled with Chinese steamed scallion buns.

Chinese Steamed Buns with Scallions (Hua Juan)

A bowl of Texas Caviar.

Texas Caviar-ish with Pressure Cooked Black Eyed Peas & Black Beans

olive tapenade with capers and parsley

Olive Tapenade with Capers & Parsley

A board with beet-avocado tartines.

Beet and Avocado Tartine with Perfect Instant Pot Beets

A cheese board filled with homemade three-seed crackers, cheese, candied pepitas, fruit, and quince paste.

Three-Seed Crackers (Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps & Raincoast Crisps Copycat Recipe) + How to Assemble A Cheese Board (Video)

Endive boats with pear, blue cheese, candied pepitas, chives and citrus vinaigrette.

Endive Boats with Pear, Blue Cheese, & Shallot Vinaigrette

A board with sliced homemade bread aside homemade nut-free dukkah.

Homemade Nut-Free Dukkah

Salami and provolone phyllo rolls on a platter.

Salami and Provolone Phyllo Rolls

Overhead shot of corn soup with herb salsa.

Five-Ingredient Corn Soup with Herb Salsa

You will relish this endive and fava tartine—ricotta, pea shoots, radishes, and herbs—each spring-filled bite assuring you that you can endure a few more weeks of winter. This is the tartine to make when you’ve had your fill of comfort foods—of soups and stews and roasts and braises—and you long for something fresh and bright. // alexandracooks.com

Bread Toast Crumbs { The Trailer Part II: Toast } + Endive & Fava Salad Tartine with Herbed Ricotta