Posts Tagged "Appetizers"

The Best Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki in bowl

Okay, so it’s a little annoying of me to claim that this Tzatziki is “the best” BUT it really is the best! I don’t know if it’s the combination of the greek yogurt and the sour cream, or the addition of the fresh mint, but this Tzatziki sauce is always a hit and you need to make it like, yesterday. Read More

Mussels with Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes

Mussels with Tomatoes and Beans

This is an easy and flavorful dish that comes together fast! You can serve these mussels as an appetizer or grab some crusty bread and make a meal of it. This recipe is one of my favorites to make on Christmas Eve for the Feast of the Seven Fishes! We serve it as an appetizer or first course. The Feast Read More

Easy Fried Calamari

This restaurant favorite is surprisingly easy to make! Just a few ingredients is all it takes to get crispy, delicious fried calamari at home. Dunk them in your favorite marinara sauce for ultimate deliciousness. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we are not making enough squid at home, people! I’m not sure why, but it seems like Read More

Ricotta and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

Ricotta and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

Crisp bread rubbed with garlic and topped with lemony ricotta and peppers. The perfect appetizer! These crostini are fast and easy to make and the best part—they are so festive for the holidays! These little guys are definitely cute for the holidays but of course, you can make them year round! With just a few easy to find ingredients, they’re Read More

Pan con Tomate

Pan con Tomate

This recipe is meant for the end of summer, when tomatoes are in season and in abundance! These tomato toasts are made with only a few simple ingredients but are one of the most delicious appetizers you’ll ever try! Pan con Tomate (also called Pa amb Tomàquet) is a Spanish tapas dish. As I’m sure you’ve figured out, the name Read More

Caprese Salad with Prosciutto

Caprese with prosciutto

Everybody loves a good caprese salad, right? This one is extra special with two types of tomatoes and a layer of prosciutto! This is definitely one of the most delicious ways to celebrate tomato season. The caprese salad originated in Capri, Italy (hence the name) and consisted of tomatoes, cow’s milk mozzarella, and oregano. Nowadays, you see this salad all Read More

Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers

Zucchini flowers are one of my favorite summer foods! They have a very delicate zucchini flavor and can be stuffed, fried, stuffed and fried, added to pastas and pizzas, tossed in a salad—the possibilities are endless! One of my favorite ways to prepare zucchini flowers is by stuffing them with herbed ricotta, dipping them in a light batter and frying Read More

Italian Seafood Salad

Italian Seafood Salad

This Italian Seafood Salad is one of my absolute favorite dishes. With plenty of fresh herbs and lemon, this salad is light, refreshing and super flavorful. Seafood salad gets better as it marinates so make it a day before serving for the best results! My family makes seafood salad every year for Christmas Eve as part of one of the Read More

Shrimp Cocktail with Two Sauces

Shrimp Cocktail

What’s better than a shrimp cocktail with one sauce? Shrimp cocktail with two sauces! With classic cocktail sauce, creamy horseradish sauce and the most flavorful, juicy shrimp, this recipe is definitely one of my favorites! Make this easy shrimp cocktail for your next party or just whip it up for yourself on a Tuesday night. There’s no wrong time for Read More

Holiday Antipasto Platter

Holiday Antipasto Platter

An antipasto platter is always a great idea for entertaining but around the holidays, it’s the best! Adding rosemary around the edge gives it a festive wreath look! When it comes to antipasti, which is the plural of antipasto, there are no real measurements. In fact, the ingredients are not set in stone either. Antipasto, which means “before the meal” Read More