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Appetizers & Snacks

Delish appetizers and snacks that are simple to make!

Roasted Carrots with Mint Chermoula

Chermoula is a textured North African marinade made of herbs, oil, and lemon juice. Here, it makes a fresh and fragrant topping for roasted carrots.

Jalapeño-Lime Popcorn

Jalapeño-Lime Popcorn

For just a hint of heat, strain the jalapeño pieces out of the oil before drizzling it over the popcorn.

Tomato Tartare

Tomato Tartare

This recipe, by Katherine Adkins, was awarded "Best Starter/Side" in VT's 2014 Reader Recipe Contest. This elegant side dish mimics beef tartare with slow-roasted tomatoes standing in for meat. “As my knowledge of spices has improved, so has my creativity,” Adkins says. “I’ve begun trying to make up recipes as I go, which was the case when I decided to take a new spin on beef tartare. Roasting the tomatoes gave them a full flavor and the meaty aesthetic I desired while remaining true to the main ingredient.”

Walnut-Horseradish Cheese in Endive Petals

Walnut-Horseradish Cheese in Endive Petals

Cottage cheese stands in for the thick, fresh cheese used in Austria to make a piquant horseradish spread that’s usually served with chilled white wine. We’ve paired it with endive leaves, walnuts, and cranberries for a festive look and taste.

Mini Sesame-Cucumber Hand Rolls

Mini Sesame-Cucumber Hand Rolls

Easy to make and eat, hand rolls, or temaki, make a party-friendly sushi option. These are seasoned with gomashio (a Japanese condiment made with toasted sesame seeds and salt) and sushi seasoning (a mix of vinegar, sugar, and salt). Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

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