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Foodblog: appetizer

Appetizer recipes, to be served before a meal or as hors d’oeuvres.

Kale Chips


A quick, easy, and extremely healthy snack made from fresh kale, high in vitamins C and A.

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Lemony quinoa parsley salad. Unlike many American variants of this traditionally Middle Eastern dish, this is a green salad, not a grain salad. Great as an appetizer or side paired with hummus. I love to eat tabbouleh as a topping for Lebanese pita bread.

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Tomato-Artichoke Bruschetta


This garden-fresh appetizer is the perfect preface to any Italian-style meal. Bruschetta can also be served as a snack and is great with white wine.

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Tomato Sauce with Meatballs (Meatball Subs)

This delicious, home-cooked tomato sauce with meatballs can be eaten alone (meatballs), over pasta, or on hoagies for meatball subs. It is savory and a little sweet, and especially nice on a cool fall or winter day.

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