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25 Delicious Healthy Appetizers

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These healthy appetizers are all delicious recipes that will make your dinner parties and canape nights extra special!

A fabulous party always starts with a canapé or appetizer, so while you're preparing dinner serve your guests these bites. These are also perfect to bring along if you're a guest at a party and need to bring an easy, healthy dish.

We've got dozens of healthy appetizer recipes, including substantial appetizer options and some finger foods. They're all tasty options that are total crowd pleasers.

Save these ideas for your next party!


Blistered Shishito Peppers

These blistered shishito peppers topped with shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven spice) are a great way to make a restaurant-quality dish.

They are honestly some of the easiest appetizers to make and they are

An overhead shot of a bowl of blistered shishito peppers.

Tinned Fish Board

This fun appetizer board combines canned fish, mussels, and octopus along with cheese, crackers, olives, and condiments.

It's a unique appetizer that will delight your seafood-loving guests.

Several tinned fishes, crackers, cheese, and fruit on a wooden board.

The Creamiest Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a popular appetizer for a reason - its smooth and rich flavor pairs well with pita, chips, sliced vegetables, and more!

I'll show you how to make the best hummus with the creamiest texture.

A closeup shot of a bowl of hummus topped with olive oil, parsley, pomegranate seeds, and a piece of pita.

Radish Tzatziki

Radish tzatziki is made with the usual yogurt and cucumbers of a Greek tzatziki, but it also includes fresh radishes and toasted walnuts. It's a fantastic flavor pairing!

Serve it with pita chips, toasted bread, or some crudites.

A bowl of radish tzatziki on a plate with chopped cucumbers and sliced pita bread.

Prosciutto Ricotta Crostini

The fresh flavors of these tasty prosciutto ricotta crostinis with cantaloupe will be a hit with your guests! These two-bite toasts are easy to eat and have a wonderful balance of creamy, fresh, and rich flavors.

Great as part of a cold appetizers spread. These also travel well!

A hand holding a crostini.

Muhammara (Red Pepper Dip)

You're going to love the deep, rich flavors of muhammara - a roast red pepper and walnut dip.

Serve it with pita chips, crispy crackers, or fresh veggies like cucumber slices and carrots for dipping. Top it with some pomegranate molasses and fresh pomegranate seeds for a gorgeous showstopping appetizer.

muhammara dip with pita chips and fresh vegetables

Green Goddess Cabbage Salad

This delicious green goddess cabbage salad combines green cabbage, cucumbers, green onions, chives, lime juice, and a creamy dressing for a tasty snack!

Serve it with tortilla chips for dipping. Feel free to serve it with a dollop of sour cream for extra creaminess.

A bowl of green goddess cabbage salad next to a bag of tortilla chips.

Roasted Artichoke Hearts

These wonderful roasted artichoke hearts are topped with parmesan cheese and baked till crispy.

They're a fantastic simple appetizer or healthy snack.

Roasted artichoke hearts with lemon slices on a plate.

Tahini Yogurt Sauce

This creamy sauce is the perfect combination of Greek yogurt, tahini, and fresh herbs. It's a delicious dip recipe that's so easy to pull together.

You can use it as part of a main meal as well - it's a great topping for grilled meat and fish!

A bowl of tahini yogurt sauce with crudites and pita.

Skordalia Recipe

This recipe for a potato and garlic dip, called skordalia, is a delicious snack or appetizer.

Skordalia is a Greek dish made by combining lots of garlic with a base of potatoes, almonds, and olive oil. 


Baked Feta with Olives and Tomatoes

This tasty appetizer recipe of baked feta and olives with burst tomatoes is so easy to pull together.

The flavors meld together perfectly for a savory and creamy dish that's perfect for a pre-dinner snack.

A baking dish with a block of feta, olives, and tomatoes.

Shrimp Summer Rolls

These delish shrimp summer rolls are made with crunchy cucumber, rice vermicelli noodles, and lots of fresh herbs. They're fun to serve with peanut sauce for dipping.

You can serve these as an appetizer or main course since they are a substantial several bites!

Four shrimp summer rolls on a white plate next to a bowl of soy peanut dipping sauce.

Gorgonzola Grapes Recipe

The gorgonzola grapes are rich and pack a surprisingly juicy little punch. Little appetizer bites are little bits of yum. I know you’ll love these hors d'oeuvres.

gorgonzola grapes on a tray

How to Make a Hummus Board

Gather a variety of hummus types and make this fun board with veggie chips, sliced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and more!

I'll show you how to balance ingredients for a beautiful snacking board and veggie tray.

An overhead shot of a hummus board with hummus, grape leaves, cut vegetables, pita chips, and veggie straws.

Truly Fabulous Graze Board

A truly great grazing board is the perfect way to wow guests at a dinner party. There's something for everyone on this board!

I'll give you tips for choosing cheeses and how to balance the variety of elements that go towards making great cheese boards.

appetizer tray with cheese, nuts, and fruit

Persimmon Prosciutto Crostinis

This simple recipe for persimmon prosciutto crostinis with ricotta is a wonderful appetizer.

The flavors work together so well. Persimmons are in season from October to February, so these make these for the holidays!

crostinis on a cutting board

Radish Puff Appetizer

These radish mini puff pastry tarts with goat cheese, radishes, and microgreens are a peppery, delightfully rich recipe.

They're easy to eat and look lovely as part of an appetizer spread.

radish puff pastry appetizers on parchment paper

Endive Salad Bites with Grilled Feta

These delicious endive salad bites have citrus, grilled feta, toasted nuts, fresh herbs, and pomegranate seeds. It's all of the season's best produce in one dish!

endive salad bites with grilled feta on a white plate

Savoy Cabbage Chips

These wonderful crispy cabbage chips are made with savoy cabbage, but you can make them with regular cabbage and kale as well!

It's a great healthy recipe that's largely hands-off (although it does need some time to roast).

A white serving bowl with crispy savoy cabbage chips.

How to Make Decorated Focaccia Bread

Making decorated focaccia bread art is so fun (and it tastes great)! Use our focaccia recipe and decoration ideas as a jumping-off point for your own creativity.

decorated focaccia on a piece of parchment

Whipped Feta Dip

You are going to love this delicious whipped feta dip! It makes for a delicious appetizer, served with some toasted bread and sliced veggies.

An overhead shot of a bowl of whipped feta dip topped with toasted pine nuts, olive oil, and chopped parsley.

Zucchini Tartlets

These lovely little zucchini tarts are a great summer or fall appetizer when fresh zucchinis are at their peak!

zucchini tartlets on a plate

Roasted Grape Crostinis

These roasted grape crostinis are an easy and tasty appetizer recipe that is perfect for a dinner party!

roasted grapes on crostinis

Kimchi Avocado Toast

These kimchi avocado toast bites are a great, easy recipe!

If you like avocado toast, then you've got to try this version. The tanginess of the kimchi pairs beautifully with the creamy avocado for a fresh and tasty crostini.

An overhead shot of a plate of crostinis topped with avocado, kimchi, cherry tomatoes, green onions, and sesame seeds.

Watermelon Radish Appetizer Bites

These watermelon radish bites with spicy tuna are a great little appetizer. They're perfect party foods for a canapé party or whenever you need a small, hand-held appetizer.

A hand holding a radish and tuna appetizer bite.

Leek & Onion Puff Pastry Tart

This leek onion puff pastry tart is a fantastic recipe. The subtle flavors of the leeks and camembert combine nicely with the onions and buttery pastry crust.

This one is a family favorite that we make several times a year!

Be sure to check out our holiday appetizers posts as well - 20 Healthy Christmas Appetizers and 20 Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Healthy Appetizers

Blistered shishito peppers in a white bowl.

Try one of our favorite healthy appetizers - these delicious blistered shishito peppers are a fantastic two-bite healthy snack.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces shishito peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon shichimi togarashi seasoning

Instructions

  1. Rinse the shishito peppers and then pat them dry. Lay them on a paper towel to dry if necessary.
  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet on the stove or grill over high heat.
  3. Toss the peppers with the olive oil and then spread them out in a single layer in the cast iron skillet once it's hot.
  4. Allow the peppers to cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until blistered on both sides.
  5. Remove the peppers from the heat and toss them with the sea salt, soy sauce, and togarashi seasoning.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 760mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

I hope you enjoy these delicious healthy appetizer recipes!

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