50+ Healthy Holiday Appetizers !

Yes, I said FIFTY!  I put the call out to my talented food blogger friends and the recipes came pouring in!  There is no end of fabulous ideas here for your holiday parties and such healthy deliciousness!

Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, relax and pick your favorites for your next event.  Cheers!


Tuna Sashimi and Avocado Wonton Cups  |  Hapa Nom Nom


Wonton Nachos with Pulled Chicken and Mango Salsa  |  Omnivore’s Cookbook


Antipasto Skewers  |  The View from Great Island


Cranberry Orange Bread (Vegan)

Roasted Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Goat Cheese Canape  |  Vanilla and Bean


Peppercorn Steak Crostini with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce  |  Simply Fresh Dinners


Fresh Radish and Ricotta Crostini  |  She Eats

Cranberry Orange Bread (Vegan)

Olive Artichoke Crostini  |  Vanilla and Bean


Za’atar and Goat Cheese Tartines  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

More Delicious Crostinis….

Mashed Pea Crostini  |  Feed Your Soul Too

Olive Tapenade  |  Vanilla and Bean

Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini with Roasted Beets and Arugula |  The Charming Detroiter

Olive Bruschetta with Whipped Goat Cheese  |  Whole Food Real Families



Spinach Greek Yogurt Dip  |  Culinary Hill


Mediterranean Layered Dip  |  Dinner At The Zoo

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7 Layer Taco Dip  |  Veggies Don’t Bite

More Delicious Dips…

Cheesy Broccoli Dip  |  Living Lou

Mediterranean Vegan Dip  |  Pancake Warriors

Roasted Tomato and Whipped Goat Cheese Spread  |  A Cedar Spoon

Kale and Artichoke Dip  |  Simply Fresh Dinners



Holiday Hummus  |  Family Food on the Table


Two Deliciously Different Hummus Recipes  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

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Sweet, Savory and Smoky Butternut Squash Hummus  |  Connoisseurus Veg

More Delicious Hummus Recipes….

Black Bean Hummus with Mango-Cucumber Salsa  |  Lexi Bites

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus  |  Cook Eat Paleo

Roasted Lemon and Garlic Hummus with Cilantro  |  Simply Fresh Dinners



Baked Crab Rangoon  |  Unicorns in the Kitchen


Cherry, Basil and Bacon Baked Brie  |  Fearless Dining


Easy Roasted Shrimp Cocktail  |  Cook Eat Paleo

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Gluten-Free Blackberry Basil Nachos (Vegetarian)  |  Cotter Crunch


Pan-fried Gyoza with Crispy Lattice Coating  |  Chopstick Chronicles


Greek Filo Parcels with Tzatziki  |  Scummy Lane

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Caprese Pasta Salad  |  Swanky Recipes

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Cranberry, Cheese and Filo Rolls  |  The Flavor Blender


Kale Pakora Patties  |  Food Done Light

So many more beautiful assorted recipes to check out! ….

Applebee’s Copycat Potstickes  |  The Skinny Pot

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus  |  Culinary Hill

Crunchy Cinnamon “Sugar” Chickpeas  |  Strength and Sunshine

Turkish Meze Platter  |  Compass & Fork

Baked Camembert  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

Easy Filipino Lumpia Recipe  |  The Skinny Pot

Endive with Pear and Blue Cheese  |  Vanilla and Bean

Christmas Pomegranate Salsa Recipe  |  Eating Richly



Roasted Bacon Parmesan Brussel Sprouts  |  Natural Chow


Roasted Olives  |  Whole Food New Familes


Parmesan Herb-Roasted Potatoes |  Swanky Recipes


Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus  |  Culinary Hill



 Cucumber Hummus Bites with Chia Sprouts  |  Leelalicious


Healthy Pear Pancetta Goat Cheese Appetizer Bites  |  Food Done Light


Chickpea Blini with Hummus and Mushrooms (vegan & gluten-free)  |  Everyday Delicious


Arugula White Bean Polenta Bruschetta with Miso Balsamic Drizzle |  Veggies Don’t Bite


Pepper Jack and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms  |  Uproot from Oregon

More Delicious Bites….

Bite Sized Grilled Zucchini Rollups  |  An Italian in My Kitchen

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites  |  Pancake Warriors

Parmesan Basil Stuffed Mushrooms  |  StrawmarySmith

Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms |  Eat Healthy Eat Happy

50+ Healthy Holiday Appetizers | Simply Fresh Dinners


  • Reply
    traci | vanilla and bean
    December 5, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Woah! You have us covered Robyn! There’s so much to choose from.. now all I need to do is come here before my next gathering! I’ve got my eye on that blackberry basil appt… just so elegant and tasty! From one PNWerner to another, cheers my dear and thank you for including me and pulling this together for us!
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      December 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      I was drooling over Lindsay’s blackberry appetizer too, Traci! Thanks so much for your beautiful contributions. I’m a big fan of your blog and unique recipes! Yay for the PNW’ers, lol.

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    December 5, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Robyn, you hit all the marks with this one, looks like appetizer central, this would make a great book.
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      December 6, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      I agree, Cheri. I’m going to have to collaborate with everyone and put out a publication….hmmm..now my brain is percolating, lol. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
    December 5, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Wow! Robyn, this is one of the most comprehensive and delicious holiday roundups I’ve seen! I’m so honored to be featured among such talented bloggers – thank you my dear 🙂
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      December 6, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Your gorgeous recipe took my breath away, Kathleen, and I wanted to be sure everyone saw it. Such a pleasure to see the special creations that come from your kitchen each week 🙂

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    Anita Rivera
    December 6, 2015 at 6:03 am

    H O L Y C O W !

    Not only are the possibilities endless and delicious, I’m sure, THE PHOTOS are a feast unto themselves! Those asparagus and YOUR blueberry crostini, oh dear, this is a wealth of resources. I will turn to this post for a little soirée we will be having! HI ROBYN!

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      December 6, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      LOL, everyone is so surprised at the size of this list, Ania. Don’t you love the creativity of all these fabulous cooks? I’m glad there’s some inspiration here for your party. I can imagine your house and your treats for the guests will be very special!
      Hi sweetie!! oxox

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    December 6, 2015 at 7:10 am

    It’s so nice to see so many of my favorites prepared in a healthy way!!

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      December 6, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the list, Debbie. I just love that everyone is so creative!

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    Dini @ The Flavor Bender
    December 6, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    There’s so many to choose from!!! I’m getting hungry just looking at it all! Thank you so much for including mine here too 😀 So honored to be included in this fabulous list!

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      December 6, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks for contributing your gorgeous filo rolls, Dini! I could cook a big turkey each week just so I could have those delicious leftovers 🙂

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    December 6, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Wow, this is such a thorough collection! Great work done! I want to eat every single dish from the list. And thanks for featuring my recipe 🙂
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      December 7, 2015 at 10:37 am

      I love your unique nachos, Maggie, and I’ve already had friends phone me to tell me they’ll be making them for holiday parties. Such a pleasure to put this post together 🙂
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    Marissa | Pinch and Swirl
    December 7, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    You can plan my holiday party any time!! What a line up!
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      December 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

      As long as I can come to the party too, Marissa! I know you’d be so much fun to rock the night away with 🙂
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    December 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Fantastic and comprehensive collection for preparing festive season. Thank you very much for including my Gyouza <3
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      December 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      My pleasure, Shihoko! I loved putting this together and it was a real treat to discover so many beautiful blogs!
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    Sophia @veggies dont bite
    December 8, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you so much for including my recipes! What a fabulous collection! Sharing!

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      Sophia @veggies dont bite
      December 9, 2015 at 2:38 am

      Just posted on my FB page!!
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        December 9, 2015 at 8:07 am

        Yay! Thanks so much, Sophia. It seems to be taking off 🙂

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      December 9, 2015 at 8:14 am

      So welcome, Sophia. I’m thrilled to include your beautiful dish. Don’t we have an amazing group of talented blogger friends?!

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    Kristen @ The Endless Meal
    December 8, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I’m always looking for appetizer recipes. Can’t wait to try some of these out.

    Also … I’m loving the new website. Such a great redesign!
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      December 9, 2015 at 8:10 am

      I love sharing interesting apps with friends and wow, my blogger friends really came through with an abundance of them!
      Thanks for the love on my new design, Kristen. Believe it or not, it was painless transition, lol.

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    GiGi Eats
    December 9, 2015 at 1:02 am

    I wasn’t REALLY sure if I were hungry right now… But yes, yes I am, thanks to you! LOL!
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      December 9, 2015 at 8:09 am

      At least you don’t have to look at them every day like I do, GiGi. I want them ALL! lol I’m so happy that people are making healthy apps and desserts now and there is no assumption that they have to be full of junk!

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    December 9, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    The bruschetta from Veggies Don’t Bite looks so inviting!
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    December 9, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    What a great compilation!
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      December 14, 2015 at 8:37 am

      It was fun putting it together, Dianne. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    December 12, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Just the colors in the food combinations are stunning! Everything looks so good. Pinning and stopping by from your feature on Pieced Pastimes.

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      December 14, 2015 at 8:51 am

      Thanks so much, Kathryn. Don’t you just love yummy apps at Christmas time? Thanks for stopping by!

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    January 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! What a roundup of appetizers. One for almost every week of the New Year.
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