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    The 45 BEST Finger Food Recipes

    Looking for some new finger foods for you next party or get together? You’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve compiled this great list of easy Finger Food Recipes for you, from GypsyPlate and around the internet. All of these fun little bites will go great on your spread!

    You’ll find all of your classics like sliders and chicken wings, exotic appetizers from around the world, and even minified versions of things like pizza and corn dogs.

    Go through all, you’re sure to find a new favorite for your party spread! Have fun…

    The 45 BEST Finger Food Recipes.

    1. Loaded Layered Hummus Dip

    Dress up your hummus like never before… Get that scooping going with this beautiful, bright and colorful Layered Hummus Dip. This luscious loaded hummus is perfect for your party or potluck appetizer.

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    2. Cowboy Caviar

    Is this a salsa? Or a salad? Or a dip?? Cowboy Caviar… This colorful, no-cook, hearty appetizer will take care of all your get togethers. 

    Make a giant bowl of Cowboy Caviar, throw in some tortilla chips and the entire party will be scooping this till it disappears.

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    3. Surf and Turf Nachos

    These Surf and Turf Nachos will be a huge hit at your next get together. Perfectly marinated steak, succulent shrimp and all your favorite fixings atop a bed of crispy tortilla chips.

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    4. Peach Salsa

    This Peach Salsa is fresh, sweet and addictively delicious. It’s perfect for dipping, or as an accompaniment for your favorite mains.

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    5. Moutabal (Easy Levantine Eggplant Dip)

    Moutabal is a classic Middle Eastern eggplant dip. Creamy roasted eggplant enhanced with lemon juice, yogurt, tahini and a good dousing of olive oil. This one is a great addition to your appetizer spread!

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    6. Olive Tapenade

    Tapenade – An ode to Olives… à la Provençal, coming to you all the way from the south of France. Earthy, robust olives, capers, garlic and a few other flavorings just chopped or pureed with plenty of olive oil… Simple, quick, delicious and addictive.

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    7. Mexican Street Corn Salad

    This Mexican Street Corn Salad is going to be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks.

    When everyone else shows up with yet another pasta or potato salad, the crowd will gather around these amazing flavors that come from just a few simple ingredients.

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    8. Mediterranean Flatbread

    These party-friendly mini pizzas are great! True to their name, they’re perfect for serving at parties! They’re also super customizable, and you can change them to have pesto, deluxe, or margarita flavors, that way everyone is happy!

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    9. Zaalouk (Moroccan Eggplant Dip)

    Zaalouk is an amazingly delicious eggplant dish out of Morocco. It’s typically used as a dip or salad, but once you taste it you’ll want to eat it with everything!

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    10. Chicken Shawarma

    This easy Chicken Shawarma brings the flavors, big time! Marinated with vibrant and aromatic spices, it can be your easy weeknight dinner, or a big crowd pleaser for company nights.

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    11. Easy Authentic Falafel Recipe

    This homemade Falafel is just as good as any Mediterranean restaurant. You’ll be amazed how easy this classic Middle Eastern dish is to make in your own kitchen!

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    12. Pinchos (Puerto Rican Chicken Skewers)

    Pinchos are just your simple meat-on-a-stick meal, but these tender bites are super delicious. Get ready to grill one of the most popular street foods out of Puerto Rico… Pinchos De Pollo!!

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    13. Chocolate Chip Cookies

    We didn’t forget about the desserts! Everyone loves a good cookie, and this chocolate chip cookie recipe is the BEST! They’re so gooey and chewy, and packed with chocolate chips.

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    14. Chicken Chapli Kebabs

    These Chicken Chapli Kababs are moist, tender and perfectly spiced. These pan fried ground chicken patties will add an exotic twist to your spread!

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    15. Greek Steak Gyros

    These Steak Gyros are our new favorite handheld meal. Tender strips of beautifully marinated steak are stuffed inside pitas with all of your favorite gyro fixings.

    They are a super easy meal that you can quickly whip up any weeknight, or you can present a fun gyro bar for guests, where everyone gets to add toppings to their hearts content.

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    16. Pan con Jamón

    Get ready to meet my new favorite appetizer, all the way from Spain… Pan con Jamón!

    This one is as easy as it gets, but it’s so, so addictive. You only need three ingredients. But please don’t cut corners here, Pan con Jamón is all about the quality. We’ll teach you all…

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    17. Tostones

    These crispy Latin tostones are a great alternative to your basic French fries. Easy… Yummy… Exotic! You won’t want to stop munching!

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    18. Homemade Hummus

    This smooth, creamy homemade hummus will be the star of your appetizer spread. Serve with pita bread, crackers or crunchy veggies.

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    19. Baja Fish Tacos

    These Baja Fish Tacos are one of our new favorite handheld meals. Soft tortillas packed full of beer battered fish, pico de gallo, avocado and chipotle mayo. Serious YUM!

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    20. Chicken Tikka Kebabs

    Chicken Tikkas… the most classic of Indian appetizers. Yet these tikkas will be among the most versatile recipes in your arsenal. Have them with naan, over salads with mint chutney, or just by themselves. The possibilities are endless!

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    21. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Inspired by P.F. Chang, this quick and tasty dish is a sure crowd pleaser! A great appetizer for guests or pot lucks, or an easy low-carb meal option!

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    22. Garlic Parmesan Wings

    These Garlic Parmesan Wings can beat any restaurant wings and are so easy. Cook them in the oven or air fryer, both turn out great! Move over Buffalo wings… These wings are the new show stopper at the get togethers and parties, not to mention all future game days.

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    23. Quick and Easy Pico de Gallo

    Easy, fresh and delicious. This Pico de Gallo whips up in 10 minutes and is great with chips as an appetizer or as a condiment to many of your favorite Mexican dishes.

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    24. Baba Ganoush 

    This easy Baba Ganoush recipe makes the perfect party dip. Roasted eggplant, creamy tahini, and a variety of great flavors enhancers come together beautifully.

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    25. Shrimp Remoulade Lettuce Cups

    Shrimp Remoulade is a New Orleans classic appetizer. This recipe has the shrimp in cute little lettuce cups, perfect finger food for parties!

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    26. Kofta Kebab

    These Middle Eastern Kofta Kebabs are so easy to make, and are full of flavor. They can be cooked on stovetop, in the oven, or grilled.

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    27. Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread

    This Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread not only looks gorgeous, it’s super fast. It’s a fun take on pizza and is loaded with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and arugula.

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    28. Turkey Nachos

    These nachos will give a fun new twist to your leftover turkey. They whip up in about 20 minutes and make a great appetizer or even meal!

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    29. Baked Brie with Nuts and Honey

    Who doesn’t love some nice creamy brie? Take your favorite soft cheese to a new level with this fancy yet easy appetizer. You are in for a cheesy spectacle!

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    30. Latkes

    These latkes will become your new favorite way to fry potatoes. Crispy, yet tender, and perfectly seasoned, they’re a tasty treat your guests will love!

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    31. Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce – Tzatziki!

    Tzatziki… well, is it a dip? Or a sauce? Or perhaps spread? The correct answer is all of the above. Isn’t that cool? As cool as it sounds. Cool refreshing grated cucumbers folded in lusciously thick creamy yogurt, with a hint of zingy garlic and fresh lemon, along with fresh green herbs. It’s done in 15 minutes… oh wow, yes!!

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    32. Greek Chicken Souvlaki

    Chicken Souvlaki – Sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to create some amazing flavors. These Greek skewers are one of those recipes.

    Bite sized chunks of chicken are marinated with lemon juice, oregano and garlic and can be grilled, baked or cooked on the stovetop.

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    33. Spanish Meatballs

    Want to make restaurant-quality meatballs at home? Then, we have found the best Spanish Meatball recipe for you!

    These melt-in-your-mouth meatballs are all about the flavors that are just irresistible, and it’s made using simple pantry ingredients.

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    34. Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip)

    Our Melitzanosalata recipe is going to be the new star of your dip spread. Creamy, smoky roasted eggplant along with a good dousing of good old EVOO and a few other flavor enhancers.

    This Greek Eggplant Dip is so super simple, yet the end result is too good. All you need is a big pile of pitas to scoop it up.

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    35. Shish Kabob

    Meat on the stick meal means delicious finger foods. This beef Shish Kabob recipe is a grilling season classic. Marinated beef cubes are skewered with veggies and grilled to juicy perfection. YUM!

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    36. Shrimp Po’ Boy

    This Shrimp Po’ Boy is an epic sandwich out of Louisiana featuring well seasoned fried shrimp piled high on French bread, along with remoulade sauce and veggies. It’s huge!

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    37. Pineapple Salsa

    Our Pineapple Salsa Recipe is going to be the new star of your summer menu. It’s sweet, refreshing, and is great for scooping or alongside a variety of meals.

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    38. Chicken Gyros

    If you’re looking for a fun new meal, our Chicken Gyros recipe is just what you need! Perfectly marinated chicken is stuffed inside pitas with all the Greek fixings. 

    They’re great for entertaining, but easy enough for weeknight dinners. The whole family will love loading up their own gyros to their liking, then chowing down.

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    39. Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

    Chicken on a stick… They are fun and family friendly meals, get together meals and BBQ party meals. 

    These Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are the ultimate Umami BOMB, thanks to the easy homemade marinade, of course. If you’re looking for a super easy, super quick and super economical meal to feed a large crowd and make them happy, these Asian chicken skewers are your answer.

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    40. Mediterranean Charcuterie Board (Mezze Platter)

    Mediterranean Charcuterie Board or Mezze Platter – a lavish spread that is not just a treat for your taste buds, but a feast for your eyes as well! From tasty colorful dips like Moroccan Zaalouk, Greek Tzatziki and everyone’s favorite hummus, to hearty keftedes meatballs to wrap with pitas, to fresh fruits, veggies, cheese and olives… every nibble elevates your senses and you won’t be able to resist coming back for seconds, or thirds!

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    41. Bacon Deviled Eggs

    If you’ve never tried bacon deviled eggs, you’re totally missing out! Bacon and eggs are a classic combination, so when you combine them and make them rich and creamy, it’s a perfect match that creates a tasty dish.

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    42. Mini Corn Dogs

    Anyone looking for some corn dogs? These mini corn dogs aren’t just easy, they’re also fun to make! Regardless of the occasion, they’ll please the crowd, and they’re the perfect finger food to bring to any gathering.

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    44. Coconut Shrimp

    Another recipe that serves a crowd wonderfully is this coconut shrimp recipe. It’s perfectly crunchy, crispy on the outside, while succulent on the inside. The shrimp are dipped in batter and rolled in shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs.

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    44. Jalapeño Poppers

    Are you wanting to spice things up? Why not make these Jalapeño poppers? The fresh and spicy jalapeño peppers are stuffed with a rich cheese filling, and then finished off with flavorful bacon and crispy seasoned panko.

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    45. Chicken Sheet Pan Quesadilla

    Another sheet pan recipe on our list is this chicken sheet pan quesadilla. It’s easy to make, full of great flavors, and a great party food! Everyone loves quesadillas, so combining it with a popular ingredient like chicken is a no-brainer!

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    There you have it, forty five fun finger food recipes! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.

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    The 45 BEST Finger Foods

    Looking for some great munchies for your next get together? This collection of easy Finger Food Recipes is the answer! For a fun dip, try this homemade hummus:


    • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
    • 1/3 cup tahini
    • 1 .5 to 2 lemons, juiced
    • 2 medium cloves garlic
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • 3-4 Tbsp cold water
    • ½ tsp cumin
    • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 Tbsp toasted pine nuts - divided
    • Pinch of paprika


    1. Soak and cook chickpeas according to package directions, if using dried. If using canned, boil for additional 20 minutes to soften. Remove skins.
    2. Mix tahini, cold water, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, half of pine nuts, cumin and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
    3. Add chickpeas and puree for 3-4 minutes, stopping a few times to scrape the hummus down off the sides of the blender. Blend until ultra smooth. If needed, add additional cold water to get that creamy smooth hummus.
    4. Taste and adjust the lemon juice, cumin and salt according to your taste.
    5. Scoop the hummus into a bowl. Make a well, or some design into the hummus with a spoon. Drizzle in additional olive oil. Garnish with paprika and remaining pine nuts.


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