40 Healthy Party Appetizers Your Guests Will Love

These appetizers will be the perfect start to your next party.

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Sticky Sriracha-Lime Drumettes

Sriracha – a mildly spicy chili sauce with a hint of garlicky sweetness – is an ideal base for a sticky, lime-scented chicken wing glaze.

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Crispy Shrimp Cakes with Smoky Tomato Aioli

These tender, golden shrimp cakes, inspired by the flavours of Spanish tapas, are deceptively easy to pull together. Plus you can make them ahead and simply reheat.

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Mini Vegetable Lasagna Cups

These elegant, crispy mini vegetable lasagna cups have all the same ingredients as the ultimate comfort food – lasagna – but in two perfect little bites. Yum!

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Beet and Orange Salad

Jewel tones of purple, orange and green blend together to create this sensational and casually elegant salad.

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Chunky Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons

This chilled soup is a delicious concoction of tomatoes, red and green peppers and cucumbers with a hint of garlic’all high in what’s good for you and low in fat and calories. Ladle this gazpacho with garlic croutons into cups as an entree.

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Crostini

Little bites of bliss, bursting with all the flavours of the Mediterranean. Here, sundried tomatoes are marinated with a blend of Italian herbs. These tomato and basil crostini are so delicious, your guests will never guess how healthy they really are.

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Turkey Sausage Rolls with Mango Chutney

Sausage rolls are always a hit – especially when they’re topped with delicious mango chutney.

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Lacy Potato Latkes with Smoked Salmon

These crisp and golden potato latkes are a Hanukkah staple.

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Cheese-Stuffed Italian Meatballs

Stuffed with a soft and melting cheesy centre, these meatballs can be made with ground turkey or chicken sausage instead.

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Mushroom and Swiss Cheese Mini-Quiches

These crowd-pleasing mini quiches taste divine.

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Rice Croquettes with Mozzarella

These rice croquettes are moulded around nuggets of mozzarella and rolled in breadcrumbs before cooking. Traditionally croquettes are deep-fried, but these are oven-baked for a modern streamlined version that is much healthier.

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Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

These refreshing cucumber tea sandwiches elevate any brunch spread.

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Vegetable Chips with Spicy Peanut Dip

Thin slices of beet and potato are baked in a hot oven to make dippers for an Asian-inspired spicy peanut dip.

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Roasted Squash Salad with Toasted Honey Oats and Pear Vinaigrette

This crowd-pleasing salad tastes as good as it looks.

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Salmon Mango Ceviche

This dish is full of flavour, and packed with heart-healthy omega-3s and plenty of vitamin C.

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Lamb Stuffed Zucchini

In this tasty dish, minced lamb is mixed with all sorts of lovely flavourings, then baked inside zucchini.

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Pineapple Yogurt Dip

Don’t serve a fruit tray without this addictive pineapple yogurt dip.

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Spicy Chicken Satay

Moist, gingery cubes of chicken and crunchy vegetables are cooked on skewers and served with peanut sauce. Wedges of lime are included so the hot juice can be squeezed over the cooked chicken satay just before eating.

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 Shrimp Skewers With Mango Dipping Sauce

A spicy mango dipping sauce transforms shrimp skewers into a satisfying hot-weather dinner that’s packed with flavour.

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Beef Bulogi Salad Rolls

A popular dish in Korea, bulgogi was #23 in a CNN poll of the world’s 50 most delicious foods.

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Goat Cheese and Veggie Tartine

Made with soft goat cheese and avocado, you can bet that guests will keep coming back for seconds.

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Tortilla Chips With Fresh Mango Tomato Salsa

Hungry guests will flock to this fresh-tasting, colourful salsa.

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Baked Couscous Tomatoes

Large beefsteak tomatoes make tasty, juicy containers for a spicy dried fruit and nut couscous mixture, served with creamy yogurt.

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Greek Meatloaf Muffins

Guests can’t get enough of these legendary Greek meatloaf muffins.

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Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls

These baked spring rolls are always the most popular appetizer at the party.

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Middle Eastern Turkey-Stuffed Apples With Pomegranate Sauce

For an impressive first course, serve these delicious turkey stuffed apples at your next dinner party. Make this vegetarian-friendly by swapping ground turkey with yummy chopped veggies.

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Asparagus Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Elevate your selection of tea sandwiches with this fancy-looking pinwheel sandwich.

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Homemade  Chicken Nuggets

This healthy homemade chicken nugget recipe is the perfect appetizer for your football Sunday get-together.

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Stuffed Mushrooms

These mushrooms are filled with a delicious mixture of finely chopped zucchini, spinach and hazelnuts, then topped with grated Parmesan cheese and baked for delicious, hard-to-resist party bites.

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Tomato and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Indulge your guests with these tasty morsels, made by topping toasted slices of crusty baguette with slices of plum tomato and tangy goat cheese, sprinkled with pine nuts and fresh herbs.

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Lemon Sea Salt Kale Chips

Swap your go-to tortilla chips with our favourite homemade kale chip recipe.

Recipe: Lemon Sea Salt Kale Chips 

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

By swapping in non-fat Greek yogurt and using low-fat versions of other creamy ingredients, this healthy artichoke dip will fool even the toughest critics. Serve with crudités, tortilla chips and crispbreads.

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Classic French Onion Soup

A bowl of french onion soup topped with Gruyère cheese is the most comforting starter for a lovely winter dinner party.

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Serve your favourite smoothie recipe in elegant cocktail cups for a healthy brunch appetizer.

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Pumpkin Hummus

This delicious pumpkin hummus dip is full of vitamin A.

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Holiday Spiced Walnuts

Made with cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg, this healthy spiced walnuts recipe is the perfect healthy appetizer for your holiday bash.

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Crockpot Asian Turkey Meatballs

Made with cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg, this healthy spiced walnuts recipe is the perfect healthy appetizer for your holiday bash.

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Orange Olive Tapende

Serve this sweet and salty dip with crackers or sliced pita.

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Balsamic Beet Tartar Endive Leaves

Endive leaves are the perfect low-cal scooper for balsamic beet tartare.

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Avocado and Shrimp Appetizer Parfait

Super-simple to make and Instagram worthy, this parfait comes together quickly thanks to frozen avocado and shrimp. Don’t have parfait bowls? No problem! Use a tea cup or regular glass bowl.

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