Updated February 4, 2019.
Gluten free appetizers make every dinner a special affair; have attractive nibbles on hand for entertaining guests on special occasions and holidays.
From ancient times, appetizers have found their way into the cuisine of most cultures across the globe: American starters, Chinese dim sum, French Hors d'oeuvres, Greek propoma, Italian antipasto, Japanese sushi, Russian zakuska, Spanish tapas and Swedish smörgåsbord, to name a few.
Colorful foods, artfully arranged on decorative trays help put guests at ease so they can enjoy friendly conversation, tease taste buds in anticipation of forthcoming feasts and make succulent snacks to sustain guests during cocktail hour (the time between when guests arrive and when the meal is served).
Gluten free appetizers are small portions of finger foods used to induce and enhance hunger, typically served before the first course of the main meal of the day and sometimes served as a light first course.
Some cultures serve a savory appetizer to cleanse the palate at the end of a meal before or after the dessert course, and prior to after dinner drinks.
Ease and simplicity can be quite elegant, even sophisticated.
Unpretentious foods, such as ice cold fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices served in decorative glasses with complementary edible garnishes are surprisingly refined and are remarkable for boosting health building nutrition.
Bits of chilled cooked fish and seafood served with a piquant sauce on the side are quite intriguing, yet easy to make ahead of time and a snap to serve.
Lean and light cocktails such as these, are single servings doled out in small dishes, for example, ramekins, dessert dishes or small juice glasses.
Present appetizers beautifully.
Use them to help set the stage and mood, and choose those suitable for the season of the year and the occasion or holiday.
Enjoy this growing collection of tasty appetizer recipes!
Canapes Recipes--Key to Fantastic Finger Foods Surprise your guests with these tasty canapes recipes, party pleasers to get your next gathering off to a great start!
Cocktail Meatballs Mm-mm! There is a lot to love about Cocktail Meatballs dipped in delicious sauces!
Gluten Free Sausage Balls are quick and easy appetizers; a popular party favorite and a delicious crowd pleaser!
Pizza Appetizers If you want to make a party fun and lively, then serve Pizza appetizers; they are a real crowd pleaser!
Popovers Appetizer These perfect mini popovers make a surprisingly delightful appetizer or a quick and easy snack or side dish for any meal!
Quiche Appetizer Tasty bites of your favorite quiche variation make an elegant appetizer for any brunch or party, and a satisfying starter for game day guests.
Teriyaki Ribs Appetizer Mm-mm! These party-sized ribs make perfect appetizers when paired with the salty-sweetness of our signature gluten-free Teriyaki Sauce recipe!