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Country Woman Appetizers

Find Country Woman Magazine appetizers for a delicious start to your dinner or meal. Get appetizers from our Country Woman Magazine.

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

I often spoon my salmon spread onto endive leaves for an easy and pretty presentation. It’s a healthful addition to any celebration.—Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California

Herbed Garlic Cheese Dip

Herbed Garlic Cheese Dip

Herbed Garlic Cheese Dip

Served with chilled beverages and bite-size vegetables, my garden-fresh dip makes a simple yet surprisingly elegant beginning to any meal.—Josephine D. Piro, Easton, Pennsylvania

Mushroom & Leek Strudel

Mushroom & Leek Strudel

Mushroom & Leek Strudel

This elegant hors d'oeuvre is almost effortless. Use fresh herbs if possible, and feel free to sub in whole-wheat phyllo. —Lisa Diehl, Edina, Minnesota
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Strawberry Brunch Bruschetta

Strawberry Brunch Bruschetta

Strawberry Brunch Bruschetta

Try this sweet bruschetta for a brunch or indulgent weekend breakfast. The goat cheese, fresh herbs and strawberries are part of the luxury.—Johanna Hauer, Kennebunk, Maine

Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Here’s a sweet and spicy twist on salsa. Served with chips, it’s an excellent party starter. It also adds a refreshing touch on top of grilled fish or meat.—Angela Longtin, Cavalier, North Dakota

Vegetable Christmas Tree

Vegetable Christmas Tree

Vegetable Christmas Tree

This veggie-decked Christmas tree is a real conversation starter and looks beautiful on a buffet table.—Carolyn Black, Port Ludlow, Washington

Sweet Onion & Mushroom Braid

Sweet Onion & Mushroom Braid

Sweet Onion & Mushroom Braid

You can make this impressive bread easily by using prepared pizza dough. The braid can be served as an appetizer or alongside soup or salad.—Rene Montgomery, Duluth, Minnesota

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller

Cape Cod oyster farmers Beth and Bill Walton of Eastham, Massachusetts delight guests with this classic dish. It's deliciously simple!

Cajun Shrimp Spread

Cajun Shrimp Spread

Cajun Shrimp Spread

Just for fun, I mixed my favorite recipes for spinach dip and shrimp spread together in one bowl. Our snack-loving family is crazy about the Cajun-flavored combination!—Lisa Huff, Clive, IA

Cheddar-Veggie Appetizer Torte

Cheddar-Veggie Appetizer Torte

Cheddar-Veggie Appetizer Torte

A line forms quickly behind this quiche-like torte at family gatherings. The wedges are easy to eat as finger food, plus it's delicious hot or cold. — Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Chorizo Bean Dip

Chorizo Bean Dip

Chorizo Bean Dip

With its zesty Mexican flavors and tempting toppings, this dish is the first to empty on the appetizer table. I serve it with extra-thick tortilla chips for some serious scooping.
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