Fresh Corn Cakes with Garden Relish
A mixture of red sweet pepper, fresh corn, onion, and basil tops easy-to-make corn cakes.
Spicy Melon Skewers
Chile peppers add a kick to this salty-sweet appetizer recipe featuring two different kinds of melon and prosciutto.
This salty-sweet bread is great served a side or starter. To bring out the flavor of the fruit, blend vanilla with olive oil and drizzle over the focaccia before baking.
Herbed Tofu Cakes
Top veggie, mint, and cilantro-flavored tofu cakes with cucumber and mango for a light, meatless appetizer.
Chunky Apple-Sage Appetizer
Start your meal off deliciously with our tasty fruit crostini. Apples, onion, sage, and cranberries combine perfectly when tossed with olive oil and cooked to tenderness. Serve the warm mixture warm atop fresh bread slices. For a sweet touch, drizzle with honey.
Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 25 mins
Bake: 25 mins 400°F
Veggie-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These stuffed mushrooms are filled with summer vegetables, toasted breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese.
Strawberry-Goat Cheese Bruschetta
For a fresh summer snack, layer toasted bruschetta with juicy strawberries, creamy goat cheese, and peppery greens.
Avocado Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes
Juicy cherry tomatoes stuffed with a mix of avocado, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice are a fun party appetizer. For a fresh touch, sprinkle with snipped basil before serving.
Yield: 30 appetizers
Prep: 40 mins
Stand: 30 mins
Herbed Deviled Egg Bruschetta
These are deviled eggs at their easiest -- no messy mashing and filling. Yolks stay intact -- and sunny yellow -- when sliced and layered over Dijon mayo and toast. A dusting of paprika hints at the classic side dish.
Spicy Grilled Shrimp
Your guests will love this easy seafood starter. Cajun seasoning and orange marmalade make for a sweet-and-spicy dip that pairs wonderfully with succulent shrimp.
Fresh Arugula Bruschetta
Spread garlic toast with a blend of goat cheese and lemon zest; top with arugula leaves and a drizzle of olive oil.