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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.

Easy Salsa

Easy Salsa

Easy Salsa

Cooking is especially fun when you're making a favorite snack that tastes better than the store-bought version. Garden tomatoes and onions make this homemade salsa so much better than salsa from a jar.—Mikel Chapman, Helena, Oklahoma

Veggie Dill Dip

Veggie Dill Dip

Veggie Dill Dip

I like to keep this good-for-you dip on hand, along with a variety of cut-up vegetables, for an easy snack.—Hazel Baber, Yuma, Arizona

Tuna Snack Spread

Tuna Snack Spread

Tuna Snack Spread

"For a satisfying late-night snack, all you need is this creamy tuna spread and a box of your favorite crackers," remarks field editor Denise Goedeken of Platte Center, Nebraska.
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Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa

This deliciously different salsa is versatile, fresh-tasting and colorful. People are surprised to see a salsa made with strawberries, but it's excellent over grilled chicken and pork and as a dip with corn chips. -Jean Giroux, Belchertown, Massachusetts

Fresh Zesty Salsa

Fresh Zesty Salsa

Fresh Zesty Salsa

The addition of olives makes this salsa a little different from other varieties. You can seed the jalapeno peppers if desired. But if you family likes salsa with some "heat", leave them in.—Sharon Lucas, Raymore, Missouri

Best Deviled Eggs

Best Deviled Eggs

Best Deviled Eggs

Herbs lend a nice zest to these pick-up-and-eat accompaniments to our easy menu. —Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia

Quesadilla

Quesadilla

Quesadilla

I often make this quesadilla just for myself. It's a snap to prepare.—Amber Waddell, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Creamy Egg Spread

Creamy Egg Spread

Creamy Egg Spread

"We like this cool, creamy spread on rye crackers or tiny slices of cocktail rye bread," relates field editor Denise Goedeken of Platte Center, Nebraska.

Almond Deviled Eggs

Almond Deviled Eggs

Almond Deviled Eggs

Meet the Cook: This recipe's one I've used many times for potlucks, during the holidays and several times a month when entertaining. The reactions have ranged from "These eggs slide down gently" from one young man to just "Scrumptious!" Though this dish is good on its own, you might also want to consider adding it to a salad plate or serving it with soup and sandwich for lunch. -Martha Baechle, Nipomo, California

Mustard Egg Dip

Mustard Egg Dip

Mustard Egg Dip

Here is a great dip that can be made the day before serving. If you have a food processor, simply chop the eggs using the pulsing button. Only one or two pulses are needed. Then add remaining ingredients, pulse one more time and it's done!—Janie Carr, Fort Davis, Texas

Continental Cheese Spread

Continental Cheese Spread

Continental Cheese Spread

Anyone watching their fat intake will be surprised that they can indulge in this spread with little guilt. Any leftovers can be spread on toasted bagels for alight lunch or snack. —Mrs. Thomas Wigglesworth, Absecon, New Jersey
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