Recipes

Epic Baba Ganoush

Appetizers

This baba ganoush recipe is the best! It’s easy to make, too (no food processor required). You’ll need eggplant, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices. Recipe yields about 1 ¾ cups (enough to serve 4 to 6 as an appetizer).

Ingredients:  2 pounds Italian eggplants (about 2 small-to-medium eggplants*) 2 medium clove...

Thai Style Lettuce Wraps

Appetizers

These vegetarian (and easily vegan) lettuce wraps are similar to the version served at Thai restaurants, but free of harmful additives like MSG. Crunchy pecans lend a hearty, almost meat-like texture to these wraps. Butter lettuce provides the perfect base for these appetizers, but if you can’t find any, try substituting cabbage leaves carefully pulled off the smallest green cabbage you can buy. Recipe yields about 6 modest wraps, so multiply as needed for a bigger crowd or party.

Ingredients:  Sauce 1⁄4 cup tamari 1 ½ to 3 tablespoons honey...

Pineapple Salsa

Appetizers

This fresh pineapple salsa recipe will be a big hit at your next party! It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and 100% delicious. It’s easy to make, too. Recipe yields 3 ½ cups; double it if you’re serving a crowd (1 extra-large pineapple should be just right).

Ingredients:  3 cups diced fresh pineapple (about 1 medium) 1 red bell pepper, chopped &fr...

Watermelon Mimosia

Appetizers

These watermelon mimosas are a refreshing summer brunch cocktail. They’re great any time of day, really! Recipe yields enough watermelon juice to make one Champagne bottle’s worth of mimosas (that’s 6 to 8 mimosas, depending on how boozy you like them).

Ingredients:  ⅓ medium watermelon, preferably chilled (seedless watermelon is the easiest to work with, but...

Creamy Avocado Dip

Appetizers

This Mexican avocado dip recipe is an easy alternative to guacamole! Just whip up four basic ingredients in your food processor or blender. Serve this avocado dip as a party dip with vegetables or chips, or on tacos, nachos, quesadillas and more. Recipe yields about 1 ½ cups; double if necessary.

Ingredients:    2 large avocados, halved and pitted ½ cup lightly packed fresh cilant...

Roasted Cauliflower & Lentil Tacos

Appetizers

You’re going to love this vegetarian lentil tacos recipe. Roasted cauliflower, seasoned lentils and creamy chipotle sauce combine to make a delicious taco! Recipe yields 8 modestly portioned tacos.

Ingredients:  Cauliflower   1 large head of cauliflower, sliced into bite-sized florets...

Stacked Tomato & Summer Vegetable Grilled Bread

Appetizers

A beautiful display of summer vegetables at their peak. This salad consists of grilled vegetables piled high onto a slice of country-style grilled bread, topped with goat cheese, herbs and double tomato dressing. The instructions are long, but don’t worry, the individual steps are not too difficult.

Ingredients:  Double tomato dressing   4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fin...

The Best Queso Recipe

Appetizers

Make this queso recipe! This Mexican dip is cheesy, creamy and full of fresh flavor. It’s surprisingly easy to make and utterly irresistible. Recipe yields about 4 ½ cups, enough for 8 servings (the recipe is easily halved).

Ingredients:  INGREDIENTS   2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium jalapeñ...

Loaded Veggie Nachos

Appetizers

You’re looking at the ultimate vegetarian nachos recipe! No meat here—just tortilla chips, beans, veggies, lots of cheese and simple, creamy avocado sauce. Recipe yields 6 servings.

Ingredients:  INGREDIENTS   8 ounces sturdy tortilla chips 1 can (15 ounces) pin...

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Appetizers

This hot and creamy spinach artichoke dip is the ULTIMATE comfort food! This super delicious recipe is easy to make with basic ingredients. Recipe as written yields 2 cups (enough for 4 to 6 snack servings). This recipe is easily doubled for a crowd (cook it in a medium skillet).

Ingredients:  INGREDIENTS   8 ounces (about 1 cup) frozen spinach 1 tablespoon&n...

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