Here are 9 of the best ever gluten-free appetizers. They are great for snacks and parties too. Look at all these awesome recipes. Appetizers are so versatile, you can have appetizers at the beginning of a meal, during a meal, as a snack any time you want or you can make an appetizer the whole meal if you want to.
What is the definition of an appetizer, Google says it is “a small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one’s appetite”.
You may also like these recipes:
1. Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Pina Colada Dipping Sauce – My Natural Family
Arrowroot Starch – Shrimp – Coconut – Coconut Flour – Coconut Milk – Pineapple – Coconut
This is a clean eating copycat version of the coconut shrimp they serve at Red Lobster. My version of the sauce has a LOT LESS SUGAR and no alcohol. It’s sweetened with a little bit of honey. With the coconut flour and the shredded coconut, it has a good amount of coconut flavor. I think it’s delicious and oh, so much healthier.
2. Bacon and Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Pepper Poppers – Iowa Girl Eats
Mini Sweet Peppers – Goat Cheese – Cream Cheese – Garlic Powder – Onion Powder – Real Salt – Black Pepper – Bacon – Sweet Chili Pepper Sauce
My children love to eat bacon especially my son, he could eat bacon all day every day if I let him! I love the combination of goat cheese and bacon in sweet pepper to give it the sweet and salty flavor. This looks like it would be a hit at your next get-together. I know when my family has parties we are always looking for new foods to try which include protein and some nutrients.
3. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites – Wholesome Yum
Cucumbers – Smoked Salmon – Greek Yogurt – Fresh Dill – Garlic Salt
If you are looking for a more sophisticated and fancy looking appetizer that will impress everyone you could make these smoked salmon cucumber bites. Salmon is a great source of protein and has a lot of nutritional value, it is especially a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. This appetizer uses greek yogurt for the sauce making every component of this appetizer healthy for your body!
4. Quick Shrimp Ceviche – Fresh Fit Kitchen
Cherry Tomatoes – Avocados – Garlic – Onion – Lemon — Lime – Jalapeno – Shrimp – Fresh Parsley – Cilantro – Corn Tortillas
I think I should make this appetizer for my next family party because several people in my family absolutely love shrimp and my mom being one of the biggest fans. This is essentially an elevated pico de gallo where you add shrimp to it. I love the chunkiness and flavor of pico de gallo so this is on my list of foods to try!
5. Spinach and Avocado Dip – The Healthy Family and Home
Spinach – Avocado – Onion – Garlic – Lemon Juice – Pink Himalayan Salt
I am always an advocate for a nutritious dip, there are so many out there that you need to be careful of because there are hidden ingredients. However, when you find a dip with all whole healthy ingredients it is like hitting the jackpot you hold on to that. This one of those. I can see this working with so many different recipes and items to dip in it. It could work well for simple things like a veggie tray or on a sandwich or wrap.
6. Parmesan Garlic Baked Chicken Wings – Served From Scratch
Chicken Wings – Parmesan Cheese – Fresh Parsley – Red Pepper Flakes – Garlic Powder – Real Salt – Black Pepper
The last item on this list is chicken wings, sometimes it is good to have a more hearty filling appetizer at a party especially if you don’t want to feed your guests a whole meal but want them to be full and satisfied from the food. These parmesan garlic wings are the perfect crunchy appetizers for all occasions. I love how simple the ingredients and cooking is.
7. Crispy Cauliflower Hot Wings – Mallory Maddox
Garlic – Onion – Avocado Oil – Gluten-Free Flour – Almond Flour – Tomato Paste – Paprika – Parsley – Cauliflower – Hot Sauce
Meat eaters and vegans are all going to enjoy these baked hot wings made with cauliflower. They are really simple to make and they are so perfectly crispy. They are delicious dipped in ranch dressing and served with something like spinach or kale on the side. They make a great party appetizer.
8. Crack Dip – What The Fork
Sour Cream – Buttermilk Powder – Garlic Powder – Dried Onion – Onion Powder – White Pepper – Dried Parsley – Dried Dill – Real Salt – Bacon – Cheddar Cheese – Scallion
If you’ve never heard of crack dip, you aren’t alone. But you can’t say that anymore because I’m going to tell you about it. It’s named that because it is so addicting. It is a creamy sour cream dip filled with bacon, cheese, and dried ranch dressing. This ranch dressing is made from scratch. The ingredients above include the ingredients for the homemade dressing. There is a link to the recipe on the blog. You could buy a package of ranch dressing mix if you’d like but homemade always tastes better. The recipe states to refrigerate it for 24 hours before you eat it. I’m warning right now, it will taste a lot better if you do. That time gives the flavors time to blend together.
9. Mini Garlic & Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes – Scrummy Lane
Small Potatoes – Garlic – Olive Oil – Butter – Real Salt – Black Pepper – Parmesan Cheese – Fresh Basil – Chives – Fresh Oregano
This is your chance to make some tasty crispy potatoes that aren’t fried. They are extremely easy to make and well worth wait while they bake. They are basically little-roasted potatoes which are smothered with cheese and garlic. You’ll think you died and went to heaven. When you slice them you have to make sure to slice them most of the way through but not all the way through. To make this much easier and faster I just place a table knife in front of the potatoes while it’s on the cutting board and I’m cutting it. That way the cutting knife will stop when it gets to the table knife and I can cut much faster without having to be so careful. You may need a table in the front and back of the potato but that no big deal.