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    The 30+ BEST Party Appetizers

    Are you looking for easy and delicious Party Appetizers to add some variety to spread? You’ve come to the right place!

    Feeding a bunch of guests with small snacks can be tricky, but finding the perfect mix of appetizers can make any gathering a hit.

    Here, we share our favorite easy-to-make recipes that are sure to have guests coming back for seconds (and thirds!).

    With tons of flavors and tastes, you’ll have no problem making these finger licking small treats that would be hit in your next get together. Read on for all the best party appetizers!

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    Party Appetizers:

    1. Easy Baked Brie with Nuts and Honey

    We are starting this fun list of party appetizers with easy Baked Brie with Honey and Nuts… What a sight it will be! When you take this gorgeous bubbling brie out of your oven, jeweled with a few nuts and a few herbs.

    You will be that proud host who will feel like a fancy gourmet chef when you cut through the rind. Your spectators will be mesmerized by that lava like gooey cheesy deliciousness oozing out…

    Everybody’s in serious cheesy territory here!

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    2. Garlic Parmesan Wings

    You can’t go wrong with a plateful of wings on any occasion. They are breeze to make in your oven with delicious garlic parmesan sauce.

    They will be always a Big HIT with the crowd. Be sure to make a big batch.

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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.

    What could be better than that?

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    4. Olive Tapenade

    If you love olives, this tapenade is for you! Satisfy your “salty tooth” with this simple and easy appetizer 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. This will look very fancy on your party table with little effort from your part.

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    5. 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. 

    Take this platter to your next entertaining, beautifully assembled with your favorite hummus drizzled generously with extra virgin olive oil. 

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    6. Baked Feta

    Introducing: Heavenly Baked Feta Medley – cheese like you’ve never known before! Get ready for a game-changer appetizer for your next get together!

    Have you ever wondered what pure joy tastes like? Look no further than this sensationally creamy, astonishingly flavorful, Baked Feta!

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    7. Kofta Kebab

    Have you considered Kofta platter for your next party get together? They are the easiest crowd pleasers for your next Mediterranean feast night. 

    Make a heap full of these fun hand held meals, throw in some easy salad along with Tzatziki and pita bread or saffron rice, and you are in for a lot of praises for minimum work on your part…

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    8. Cowboy Caviar

    This Cowboy Caviar can act as an salad or dip. It’s as simple as chopping all the veggies and mixing with beans all drizzled in a tasty, zingy chili lime dressing.

    Made with simple, healthy ingredients like cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, sweet corn, and beans, it makes up a giant bowl, making it perfect for all the potlucks and BBQ parties.

    Serve it with plenty of nachos or corn chips and you are all done.

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    9. Antipasto Salad 

    Make your party table cool and colorful with this Antipasto Salad. The mix of “meat, cheeses and vegetables” is always a winning combination.

    All you need is to present it in a cheeseboard fashion, and you end up with a great company first course for your party get together.

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    10. Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread

    Flatbreads are Fantastic… Fancy… and Fun!! And this Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread is absolutely gorgeous, and would be a WOW-worthy center piece for get togethers and parties.

    Plus, it’s nearly effortless!

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    11. Greek Chicken Souvlaki

    These Greek Chicken Souvlaki could be the mains for your next Mediterranean themed party. 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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    12. Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

    For your next party, how about serving them a famous tapas from Spain? How does a sizzling platter of garlicky, seafoody goodness sound?

    Whip up this famous Spanish tapa, Gambas al Ajillo and take them sizzling straight to your party table. Make sure there is plenty of crusty bread for sopping up the garlicky sauce.

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    13. Homemade Hummus

    Hummus… this luscious, creamy dip is everyone’s favorite. The richness of tahini and chickpeas blended with tangy fresh lemon juice, a tiny hint of garlic and some toasty pine nuts.

    Put it on the table and see your guest gets drawn towards it, itching to scoop it with some pita or other crunchies…

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    14. 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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    15. Tzatziki

    Tzatziki surrounded by fresh veggies, plenty of pita or may be some Greek meatballs or falafel is the way to go for some Greek themed party.

    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… Perfect!!

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    16. Greek Steak Gyros

    These Steak Gyros are our new favorite handheld treat. 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 present a fun gyro bar for guests, where everyone gets to add toppings to their hearts content.

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    17. Taco Casserole

    Looking for some Mexican theme meal to feed the crowd? Tacos get transformed into a hot dish, aka Casserole… Taco Casserole!! Everyone’s favorite hand held meal gets a cozy comfort food make over. 

    Get ready for a really Out Of This World Delicious ground beef casserole. This 9×13 dish is a real crowd pleaser.

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    18. Chapli Kababs

    Want to serve some new exotic flavors to the crowd? Try these chapli kababs. They can be made with any ground meat, chicken and beef being most popular.

    The ground meat is mixed with array of Indian spices and fresh herbs and quickly shallow fried. Try these patties instead of regular burgers and impress the crowd.

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    19. Birria Tacos

    Birria Tacos, AKA Quesabirria, are the ultimate taco experience. If there is a King or Queen of tacos, this is it. 

    That moment when you dunk these Birria Tacos into its rich colored consommé and take a big bite. Treat your guest to the ultimate taco experience with these delicious tacos.

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    20. 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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    21. Mediterranean Flatbread

    There is plenty to love about flatbreads. They’re one of the quickest meals on planet Earth, they are super delish, and they come out good looking, too.

    They are perfect any time meals, and act as superb, easy appetizers for your company.

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    22. 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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    23. Shish Tawook

    This Shish Tawook recipe for Middle Eastern chicken skewers vibrantly marinated and perfectly grilled is perfect for summer time party appetizer.

    Serve it with warm, fluffy pita, or simply eat straight off the skewers!

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    24. Pineapple Salsa

    This Pineapple Salsa is sure to satisfy those cravings for something refreshing, sweet, and just a little bit spicy. Easy party appetizer for big crowd.

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    25. Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)

    Keftedes are beautifully flavored Greek meatballs that are slightly crispy, and totally delicious!

    They’re often served as part of a mezze platter with pita bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives and tzatziki sauce, making it ideal Greek theme party appetizers.

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    26. Sticky Asian Wings

    Crispy baked wings, that are tender and juicy inside, are tossed with the ultimate Asian sticky sauce. They’re savory and sweet, with just a hint of kick, and get enhanced with a good sprinkling of sesame seeds. These wings are just too good…

    These Sticky Asian Chicken Wings are going to be your new favorite food to bring to parties and potlucks.

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    27. Fried Green Tomatoes

    If you’re from the South, these Fried Green Tomatoes are a must in the summertime!

    Well seasoned and super crispy on the outside, with a tender and succulent inside, they’re perfect as an appetizer or side dish, or even just an anytime snack.

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    28. Antipasto Pasta Salad

    Now here is the star of your next potluck spread! Our Antipasto Pasta Salad is so good and so satisfying that the guests may forego the main dish for a second helping.

    And it’s so easy. It can be your quick weeknight dinner, complete with protein, veggies and carbs

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    29. Shish Kabob

    Summer’s coming on fast, so fire up that grill. This easy Shish Kabob recipe is going to be the star of your cookout season!

    Well marinated beef cubes get skewered up with veggies and then grilled to juicy perfection. Ideal potluck contender? You bet!

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    30. Smoked Salmon Flatbread

    This smoked salmon flatbread is going to be one of the fastest dishes you’ve ever made. Quickly bake your flatbread for about five minutes, then assemble. That’s it!

    It has a great combination of flavors: cold smoked salmon, dill infused cream cheese, capers, fresh tomatoes, arugula and a nice squeeze of lemon juice. It’s like your bagels and lox taken to the next level!

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    31. Balela Salad 

    Let me present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures.

    What a great way to wrap up our list of party appetizers!

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    32. 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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    Oh my, so many amazing party appetizers to try. You better get cooking!

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    30+ BEST Party Appetizers

    All of these easy Party Appetizers are sure to wow the crowd, while requiring minimal efforts on your part!


    • 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 ultrasmooth. If needed, add additional cold water to get that creamy smoothhummus.
    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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