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Appetizers & Snacks

Delish appetizers and snacks that are simple to make!
Spinach and Cheese Bourekas

Spinach and Cheese Bourekas

Bourekas are savory filled pastries that Israelis often make with puff pastry. To lighten the recipe, this version calls for phyllo dough brushed with olive oil.

Tabil-Spiced Potato-and-Egg Cigars

Tabil-Spiced Potato-and-Egg Cigars

Savory pastries made with rolled and folded brek pastry leaves, or warka, are common starters in North Africa. Here, easy-to-find phyllo sheets replace the specialty brek leaves and encase a savory potato-and-egg filling.

Beet-and-Lentil Hummus

Beet-and-Lentil Hummus

Serve this colorful hummus with raw vegetables, such as carrot or celery sticks, red bell pepper, cucumber, or broccoli.

Artichokes Stuffed with Arugula Pesto

Artichokes Stuffed with Arugula Pesto

Whole steamed artichokes have a natural elegance, but leaf-dipping can get messy. We’ve solved the problem by filling artichokes with a thick arugula pesto, which turns the de-choked centers into individual dipping bowls. Extra pesto can be served on the side or spooned over the artichokes as desired.

curried puff pastry bites

Curried Puff Pastry Bites

In Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong, it is common to find curry-stuffed turnovers in bakeries. They’re an easy make-ahead appetizer because they can be frozen once assembled and prepared straight from the freezer—just bake them 5 to 10 minutes more than specified below.

Pseudo Satay Celery Sticks

Pseudo Satay Celery Sticks

The peanutty satay sauces of Southeast Asia inspired the sweet-and-spicy filling for this delicious appetizer or snack.

kimchi healing foods

Kimchi

This mildly spiced kimchi can be made hotter by adding more ground chiles. It will get more sour with time; if it becomes too sour to enjoy on its own, use it to make Kimchi Stew.

freshherbpotatorosti

Fresh Herb Potato Rösti

If you like hash browns, you’ll love this easy hors d’oeuvre from Austria that is nothing more than grated potatoes and fresh herbs fried in a little olive oil. Serve in wedges (as shown), or cut into small squares for bite-size nibbles. If you’re making rösti for a crowd, prepare the potato cakes ahead of time, then reheat them in the skillet before serving.

Oven-Fried Truffle “Chips”

Oven-Fried Truffle “Chips”

Short and thick, these oven-baked fries are modeled after British “chips.” Parsley, Parmesan, and truffle oil toppings give them a gourmet feel.

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