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Quick Appetizers

Looking for quick appetizers? Find dips, cheese spreads, snack mixes and more finger foods and appetizer recipes ready in 30 minutes or less.

Minty Mango Salsa

Minty Mango Salsa

Minty Mango Salsa

"My husband likes to smoke a whole turkey, and I made this colorful salsa with fresh mint to accompany it," writes Diane Thompson of Nutrioso, Arizona. "It's always a hit with our guests, even served as an appetizer."

Southwestern Taco Bean Dip

Southwestern Taco Bean Dip

Southwestern Taco Bean Dip

Perfect for a party, this dip is a real crowd-pleasure. Ingredients in the recipe blend very well, and it makes a large platterful.—Terri Newton, Marshall, Texas

Summer Melon Salsa

Summer Melon Salsa

Summer Melon Salsa

From Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Sue Gronholz notes, "I've been experimenting with lots of different fruit salsa recipes, and this one is so good." The refreshing blend of melons is complemented by a slight jalapeno kick. TIP: "We like it with lime-flavored tortilla chips, but it's also delicious over grilled chicken," adds Sue.
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Party Cheese Dip

Party Cheese Dip

Party Cheese Dip

I was served this dip when I was on a visit to Key West. I was able to copy the recipe at home. Now my husband and sons love to eat it for any occasion but especially while watching football games.—Deana Bennett, Farmville, Virginia

10 Minute Zesty Salsa

10 Minute Zesty Salsa

10 Minute Zesty Salsa

The view from our mountain home includes Pike's Peak, so we frequently eat on our wraparound porch in good weather. During family get-together, we often savor this zippy salsa with chips while we feast on the natural beauty all around us.

Low-Fat Vegetable Dip

Low-Fat Vegetable Dip

Low-Fat Vegetable Dip

The flavors blend together so well in this creamy, fast dip. We especially love it with cauliflower.—Wanda Baugh, Mascoutah, Illinois

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Typically called a Jezebel Sauce, this sweet, fruity topping has an underlying bite from horseradish. The sauce, from Rita Reifenstein of Evans City, Pennsylvania is also great over pork or chicken.

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Lemon Garlic Hummus

You'll need just five ingredients to blend together this smooth and creamy bean dip shared by Kris Capener of Layton, Utah. "We have it every Christmas Eve at our family party," she notes. "It's delicious and quick to make."

Pineapple Pepper Salsa

Pineapple Pepper Salsa

Pineapple Pepper Salsa

The contrast of sweet and heat makes for a flavorful salsa that both friends and family enjoy. For a spicy variety, use jalapeno jelly instead of sweet red pepper jelly.—Sandy Starks, Amherst, New York

Fresh Fruit Salsa

Fresh Fruit Salsa

Fresh Fruit Salsa

This salad has all the bright colors and fresh flavors of summer.— Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York.

Harvest Pumpkin Dip

Harvest Pumpkin Dip

Harvest Pumpkin Dip

"After trying to make my own pies (and failing miserably with the crust), I decided to try something new with the same great pumpkin pie taste," notes Christy Johnson of Columbus, Ohio. "This creamy dip is the result."
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