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Low Fat Appetizers

Looking for low fat appetizers? Find healhty low fat appetizer recipes and low fat starters for your party or dinner.

Cilantro-Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Cilantro-Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Cilantro-Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Splashed with lime, this zippy favorite from Susan Riley in Allen, Texas makes a standout appetizer. It’s yummy spread on crackers. Or as an easy veggie dip, a fun alternative to junk food!

Zucchini Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Tomato Salsa

Wondering what to do with all her garden zucchini, Jennifer Magrey of Sterling, Connecticut came up with this versatile and colorful salsa: “I also serve it on crackers, burgers, chips, baked potatoes or over cream cheese as a spread!”

Chicken Focaccia Pizzas

Chicken Focaccia Pizzas

Chicken Focaccia Pizzas

We top homemade focaccia with chicken, olives and cheese for an incredible appetizer pizza. The recipe feeds a crowd, so it's great for parties.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Asparagus Bruschetta

Asparagus Bruschetta

Asparagus Bruschetta

For a light bite, Elaine Sweet created these pretty appetizers. “I really like asparagus, so I’m always trying it in different things,” says the Dallas, Texas reader. "This is a delicious twist on traditional bruschetta."

Hearty Rye Melts

Hearty Rye Melts

Hearty Rye Melts

When we moved from the Midwest to Kentucky, we were invited to a neighborhood gathering, where this appetizer was served. “Hanky panky”—as it’s often called around here—is traditionally served at Derby Day parties, but at our home it’s become a year-round favorite.

Crunchy Potato Mounds

Crunchy Potato Mounds

Crunchy Potato Mounds

This is one of my favorite appetizer to serve to guests and at potlucks. These crunchy little bites disappear fast.—Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York

Thai Steak Skewers

Thai Steak Skewers

Thai Steak Skewers

With one bite of these slightly spicy kabobs, you'll feel like you took a trip to the orient. Combining peanut butter and coconut milk creates a combination sure to wow everyone. There's no doubt you'll want seconds! Amy Frye Goodyear, Arizona

Potato 'n' Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

Potato 'n' Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

Potato 'n' Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

“This is a nice change of pace from other meatless meals,” suggests Jill Heatwole of Pittsville, Maryland. “Using reduced-fat cheese trims calories without cutting flavor in the mouthwatering quesadillas.”—Jill Heatwole, Pittsville, Maryland

Spring Green Guacamole

Spring Green Guacamole

Spring Green Guacamole

Love guacamole, but hate the calories and fat? Try this vibrant version with yummy peas. “We eat a lot of this and we never feel one bit guilty,” shares Carey Waterworth from Silvana, Washington.

Orange Dip for Fruit

Orange Dip for Fruit

Orange Dip for Fruit

“This light and creamy dip is delightful with fruit, and it can also be used as a fluffy, low-cal frosting,” suggests field editor Kim Marie Van Rheenen from Mendota, Illinois.

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Delicious and healthy, this appetizer is a yummy way to eat green beans. The roll-ups can be prepared ahead of time, and guests always comment on how tasty and different they are.
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