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Mediterranean Appetizers & Snacks

Delish appetizers and snacks that are simple to make!
pumpkin hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

Puréed pumpkin lightens up an otherwise-classic dip recipe.

Cherry Tomato and Tapenade Tartlets

Cherry Tomato and Tapenade Tartlets

Three Mediterranean pantry staples—tapenade, hummus, and herbes de Provence—are used to make these individual appetizers that got high marks from the VT staff. Serve on a bed of greens dressed with balsamic vinaigrette, and follow with a vegetable-laced stew.

Membrillo (Quince Paste)

Membrillo (Quince Paste)

A Spanish delicacy with a gumdrop-like texture, membrillo is traditionally served with manchego cheese.

Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta

Avocado Chimichurri Bruschetta

Talk about a fusion of world cuisines! Cubes of avocado are folded into chimichurri—an Argentinean sauce made of chopped parsley, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, and oil—to create a Latin variation on bruschetta, a classic Italian starter.

Braised Baby Artichokes

Braised Baby Artichokes

This classic Mediterranean recipe highlights two summertime treasures—artichokes and fresh tomatoes. 

Muhammara

Muhammara

Muhammara, a popular Middle Eastern purée made from roasted red peppers, toasted walnuts, and pomegranate syrup, makes a nice alternative to hummus. If pomegranate syrup is unavailable, reduced pomegranate juice may be substituted. Simply simmer 2 cups pomegranate juice uncovered in a small saucepan over low heat until it is reduced to 1/4 cup.

Spicy Chickpea Dip

Spicy Chickpea Dip

Taking the tahini (sesame paste) out of this hummus variation makes it a low-fat dip that’s still full of flavor. Toasting whole cumin seeds and then grinding them to a powder adds a smoky flavor you can’t get from preground cumin. Serve with pita crisps and raw veggies.

Roasted Pepper and Bean Dip

Roasted Pepper and Bean Dip

30 minutes or fewer

You can’t go wrong with the combo of roasted red peppers and white
beans. Serve this dip with crisp vegetables or pita crisps.

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