Popular Easter Appetizers Recipes
Get your Easter menu off to a great start with these easy appetizers. Choose from our recipes for festive dips and spreads to bite-size starters and -- what else? -- a pleasing platter of deviled eggs for perfect Easter appetizers.
Use this tangy mayonnaise to enliven a burger (such as Asian Turkey Burgers or Turkey-Mushroom Burgers) or a chicken sandwich, as a dip for a platter of grilled summer vegetables, or to dress a simple coleslaw of napa cabbage and scallions.
Mushroom & Leek Galette
Tote this savory tart to potlucks and holiday gatherings. It makes perfect party food because it is easy to eat while you are balancing a glass and grazing at a buffet. Serve as an appetizer or as a vegetarian main dish.
Smoked Salmon Tartare
Smoked salmon gets an added crunch when served on radish slices.
Wasabi Crab on Endive
Spicy wasabi mayonnaise makes crab sing in these easy appetizers.
Garlic & White Bean Dip
For this simple-as-can-be dip, rich-tasting poached garlic is pureed with convenient canned beans, a little bit of onion and a dash of lemon juice. Use it as a dip for crudit's, a topping for bruschetta or even as a spread for a sandwich.
Lean Canadian bacon, Parmesan cheese and an aromatic blend of chopped vegetables and herbs give our baked, stuffed clams so much flavor and crunch that you won't even miss the 6 tablespoons of butter that typically goes into this classic appetizer. They make a fabulous starter for a dinner party or a light summer entree with a fresh salad.
Feta & Herb Dip with Crudites
Lots of freshly chopped herbs add zing to our white bean dip. Serve with assorted vegetables, such as baby carrots, bell pepper strips, radishes, snow peas, broccoli and caulifower florets.
Smoked Trout Crackers with Lemon-Dill Mayonnaise
A simple lemon-dill mayonnaise adds a touch of sophistication to smoked trout on crackers.
You could also serve the scallops over Asian salad greens dressed with sesame oil and rice vinegar for a simple dinner.
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
Roasting tomatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.
Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts
In this deconstructed version of hot spinach-artichoke dip, we stuff artichoke hearts with lightly seasoned cooked spinach and melt brie on top.
Spicy Blue Cheese Dip
Make this your dip for Boneless Buffalo Wings and crunchy vegetables instead of a higher-fat blue cheese dressing. We've added a generous amount of cayenne pepper for fans of hot wings--omit the cayenne if you're serving this to a less "spicy" crowd.
Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip
Stir lemon pepper into cottage cheese for a quick and healthy vegetable dip. We like carrots and snow peas, but any crunchy vegetables you have on hand will do.
Zesty Bean Dip & Chips
Stirring salsa into versatile canned refried beans makes a quick and healthy bean dip. It also works well as a sandwich spread with your favorite vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese.
Rustic Pesto Tart
Talk about easy! Almost everything in this pesto-cranberry tart is store-bought. Although the tart can be enjoyed shortly after it comes out of the oven, it's just as good served at room temperature.
Roasted Beet Crostini
The entire beet plant - roots, stems and greens - can be used in this stunning appetizer. The beets are roasted then pureed with goat cheese for a creamy ruby-red spread. The greens and stems are sauteed with olive oil and garlic for the topping.
New World Gravlax
This gravlax is a play on the traditional Scandinavian recipe. Thinly slice the finished salmon for canapes or layer it on warm grilled flatbread with a scattering of sliced sweet red onions, fresh salmon caviar and a dollop of good sour cream or creme fraiche. This salmon is also delicious used to make those wonderful old-fashioned tea sandwiches with fresh herb butter and thinly sliced cucumbers.
Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip
This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh chile pepper and cayenne pepper. There are countless variations on this classic meze (appetizer) in Greece. Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste the dip before you serve it; if it's a touch bitter, you can remedy that with a little sugar. Serve with toasted pita crisps or as a sandwich spread.
Parmesan Spinach Cakes
If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but elegant-looking little spinach cakes.
Chile Con Queso
Our healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-gooey-cheese lovers celebrating. Now you can enjoy this Tex-Mex dip without all the fat and calories. We replaced some of the cheese with a low-fat white sauce and used sharp Cheddar plus a splash of beer to boost the flavor. Our version cuts the calories in half and reduces total fat and saturated fat by nearly 60 percent.
Creamy Spinach Dip
Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese instead of full-fat cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. It will save you a whopping 84 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving when compared to traditional versions. Serve it with pita chips and crunchy vegetables or spread it on a sandwich.
French Onion Dip
In our homemade version of French onion dip, we simmer chopped onions in broth and use reduced-fat sour cream and yogurt for the familiar rich and creamy flavor. All told, our version has 12 grams less fat and nearly 50 percent less sodium per serving than the original.
EatingWell Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese-keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference.
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This creamy appetizer dip is made with three types of cheese. Bake it in a casserole dish, then tote the dish to a party along with a bag of pita chips.
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Garlic Shrimp Dip
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Top 25 Slides in Easter Appetizers Recipes
- Sesame Mayonnaise
- Mushroom & Leek Galette
- Smoked Salmon Tartare
- Wasabi Crab on Endive
- Garlic & White Bean Dip
- Clams Casino
- Feta & Herb Dip with Crudites
- Smoked Trout Crackers with Lemon-Dill Mayonnaise
- Five-Spice Scallops
- Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
- Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts
- Spicy Blue Cheese Dip
- Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip
- Zesty Bean Dip & Chips
- Rustic Pesto Tart
- Roasted Beet Crostini
- New World Gravlax
- Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip
- Parmesan Spinach Cakes
- Chile Con Queso
- Creamy Spinach Dip
- French Onion Dip
- EatingWell Deviled Eggs
- Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Garlic Shrimp Dip