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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.

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Cucumber Salsa

Cucumber Salsa

Cucumber Salsa

Zippy jalapeno, tart lime juice and garden-fresh cucumbers take center stage in this chunky salsa from Sandy Lee of Choctaw, Oklahoma. "I always have more cucumbers than I can use, so I created this recipe," she says. "It complements just about anything."

Disappearing Fruit Dip

Disappearing Fruit Dip

Disappearing Fruit Dip

"This tangy dip never lasts long at our house," says Camille Langford of Branson, Missouri. "For variety, try substituting orange juice and orange peel."

Herb Mix for Dipping Oil

Herb Mix for Dipping Oil

Herb Mix for Dipping Oil

We combine a blend of herbs to create this mouthwatering mix. Plumping the herbs in water before stirring into olive oil enhances the flavor.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Mark's Marinated Mushrooms

Mark's Marinated Mushrooms

Mark's Marinated Mushrooms

This appetizer is equally delicious served hot or cold. It's a real crowd-pleaser.—Mark Curry, Buena Vista, Colorado

Parmesan-Coated Brie

Parmesan-Coated Brie

Parmesan-Coated Brie

This is such a wonderful appetizer! Your guests will be impressed. A golden exterior gives way to warm, melty cheese, making this perfect for sliced French bread or crackers. —Karen Grant, Tulare, California

Pickled Eggs with Beets

Pickled Eggs with Beets

Pickled Eggs with Beets

Ever since I can remember, my Mother served pickled eggs at Easter. It was a tradition that my family expected. I made them for my granddaughter the last time she visited and they were all gone before she left. —Mary Banker, Fort Worth, Texas

Pumpkin Cookie Dip

Pumpkin Cookie Dip

Pumpkin Cookie Dip

A few moments are all you need to whip up this creamy pumpkin dip that goes perfectly with gingersnap cookies. —Gloria Kirchman, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Taco Appetizer Platter

Taco Appetizer Platter

Taco Appetizer Platter

"A crowd usually gathers when I set out my barbecue-flavored taco dip," reports field editor Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. "It's gone before I know it!"

Tortilla Ham Pinwheels

Tortilla Ham Pinwheels

Tortilla Ham Pinwheels

Looking for an easy appetizer to bring to a party or get-together? These rapid roll-ups from Judy Addair rely on an envelope of salad dressing mix for fast flair. "It's pretty hard to eat just one," writes the Bristol, Tennessee reader.

Bread Bowl Appetizer

Bread Bowl Appetizer

Bread Bowl Appetizer

"This dip is a favorite at potlucks and picnics," says Melissa Cook of Chico, California. "Although it's terrific as an appetizer, we often turn the creamy mixture into a sandwich by spreading it on slices of crusty baguettes."

Cheesecake Dip

Cheesecake Dip

Cheesecake Dip

When you're in the mood for something sweet, but you want to keep it light, this simple dip really hits the spot. Dipping fresh plump strawberries in the cool and creamy concoction is a fun and delicious way to eat dessert.
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