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French Appetizers & Snacks

Delish appetizers and snacks that are simple to make!
Provençal Tartlets

Provençal Tartlets

Almost any fresh herb will taste great in place of the thyme and oregano in 
this recipe, but don’t use rosemary—it’s too strong.

Quinoa-Avocado Verrines

Quinoa-Avocado Verrines

These light, chilled verrines are a great appetizer to serve before a hearty meal because they won't fill you up. Red quinoa makes the presentation extra eye-catching, but you can also use regular quinoa or steamed couscous or bulgur.

Butternut Squash and Duxelles Casserole

Butternut Squash and Duxelles Casserole

Duxelles (pronounced dook-SEHL) is a paste of finely chopped mushrooms and shallots used to flavor classic French dishes. A food processor makes quick work of the chopping. The mixture is extremely versatile—try it spread on toast as an appetizer. This recipe is also a good way to use tough stems from shiitake and portobello mushrooms.

Roasted Pears with Chèvre Chaud

Roasted Pears with Chèvre Chaud

Parisian bistros serve chèvre chaud salads—mixed greens tossed with a tangy vinaigrette, then topped with baguette slices and thick slices of toasted soft goat cheese. Here we take a twist on that classic dish by broiling goat cheese on a pear half for an elegant appetizer or a light cheese course. Serve with slices of French bread and a salad, if desired.

Rustic Tomato Galette

Rustic Tomato Galette

This savory entreacute;e, inspired by rustic French freeform tarts, also serves nicely as an appetizer for as many as 10. The wholesome plant-oil crust tastes great, and the pastry is easy to work with. If it tears when you’re handling it, it’s a cinch to pinch it back together. Try it with a green bean and feta cheese salad.