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Perfect Party Appetizers


Tis the season for potlucks and dinner parties. If you’ve figured out what to wear but are still stressing over what appetizer to bring or serve, worry no more. We’ve got recipes that can double as appetizers, and they are sure to knock your friends’ holiday stockings off.

We’re all about being healthy–during the holidays and always, but we’re also all about being refreshing and original. This year, instead of defaulting to the dreaded vegetable tray in an attempt to be health-minded, go for something much more exciting–like sauerkraut on crackers with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Or one of these creative blended veggie apps (Carrot Puree, anyone? Maybe some Winter Squash and Walnut Spread?).

Check out the videos and descriptions below for some non-boring appetizer inspiration. You’re sure to add a little extra holiday cheer to the party by sharing one of these tasty treats.

Need an easy, unique appetizer? This blend works well as a party dip for crackers and vegetables or as a sandwich spread on whole wheat toast with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise – throw on some pickled red onions or caramelized onions to make it scrumptious. For the recipe, click here. If you enjoy the deep flavor of kalamata olives, you will savor this traditional Provencal dish. It is a popular food in the south of France, where it is generally eaten as an hors d’œuvre, spread on bread. To print the recipe, click here. This delicate fish should be barely seared. The black pepper crust and the fruity sauce elevate the fish dish to rockstar status. Alone or atop a cracker, it’s a delightfully refreshing appetizer to serve to guests. Click here for the recipe.