Appetizer Recipes

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How to Arrange a Cheese Platter

All you need is to follow the cheesemonger's rule: something old, something new, something stinky, and something blue.

Chhundo and Goat Cheese Crostini

Chhundo, a pickled marmalade-like condiment that’s tangy and sticky-sweet, with light heat and fragrance from Kashmiri chile powder, tops these goat cheese crostini, which blogger and cookbook author Hetal Vasavada serves at her Diwali celebration. Green mangoes are essential for this recipe—seek out large mangoes with light green skin and crisp white flesh.

Hash Brown Chaat

Sweet, spiced apple butter chutney and an herbaceous green chutney, crunchy toppings, and plenty of spices and herbs make this potato-based snack, which blogger and cookbook author Hetal Vasavada serves at her Diwali celebration, a riot of texture and flavors that is so essential to chaat (a category of Indian cuisine that roughly means “snacks”). Don’t skip out on the black salt, which adds distinct funkiness to the dish. Save leftover green chutney to top scrambled eggs, tacos, or grilled chicken.

Crudité Platter with Pimiento Cheese and Shiro-Miso Dip

Roasted Delicata squash, crisp raw vegetables, and two crowd-pleasing dips make this appetizer as beautiful as it is delicious. A citrus-spiked miso dip is a refreshingly light complement to the crudités, while a classic pimiento cheese is tangy, creamy, and satisfying. If you can’t find earthy, umami-rich black garlic molasses, balsamic glaze makes a great substitute.

Guacamole Recipes

If you’re looking for a new guacamole recipe to try, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered 14 different variations in this roundup, including Richard Sandoval’s chunky guacamole, “Grilled Rockamole” from Rocky Barnette, and Enrique Olvera’s spicy pea guacamole, too. Read on to find out how to make them.

Warm Crab Dip with Fresh Herbs

This creamy, crowd-pleasing recipe is one of the most delicious things you can do with fresh crab. A base of caramelized shallots, cream cheese, mustard, and chives is topped with a golden breadcrumb crust. Bake the dip in a gratin dish to serve family style with toasted baguette slices or pita wedges, or divide among ramekins for an elegant first course.

More Appetizers

Classic Cheese Ball with Spiced Pecans

This iconic Southern hors d'oeuvre is a classic for good reason—it’s easy to put together, looks polished on a platter, and boasts an irresistible savory flavor. Be sure to take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes in advance so it has plenty of time to soften before mixing up the cheese ball.

The Least Perishable Cheeses to Stockpile

Keep delicious cheeses on-hand all the time with these long-lasting varieties.